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Friday, August 29, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, August 29, 2003

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

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  • BUCHANAN, ELIN M., 89, of Holder, died Monday (Aug. 25, 2003) in Lecanto. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came here in 1978 from East Hampton, N.Y., and was a clerk for New York Telephone Co. She was Protestant. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; and companion, Izella Parmer, Holder. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • CLINE, DONALD L., 57, of Homosassa, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) in Homosassa. Born in Washington, D.C., he came here in 1993 from Okeechobee. He was an electrician. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Mildred W.; two sons, James Cline and Robert Panholzier, both of Homosassa; a daughter, Robin Wilbur, Rome, Ga.; a brother, Ron, and a sister, Kathy Sellers, both of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • GILLETTE, HILDA L., 87, of Inverness, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at home under the care of her family. Born in St. Johns, Mich., she came here 40 years ago from Lansing, Mich. Survivors include four daughters, Lillian Eno, Joyce Titone and Hilda K. Gillette, all of Inverness, and Karen Rossilli, Johnston, R.I.; a son, Richard, Sanford, Mich.; two sisters, Lillian LaRue, Maple Rapids, Mich., and Gertrude Caloma, California; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • HEENAN, FRANK J., 87, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) in Largo. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1990 from Riverdale, Ill. He was a retired chief engineer for Brunswick Building Co. in Chicago. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. His activities included: Knight of Columbus; former mayor of Riverdale; former president of Ivanhoe Park District; baseball coach of Babe Ruth Little League; and member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Gerald F., Seattle, James E., Tierra Verde, and Terry P., New Lenox, Ill.; two daughters, Peggy Hampton, Manteno, Ill., and Barbara Jarr, Indian Head Park, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • LaMOND, JOHN ARLISS SR., 42, of Homosassa, formerly of Brooksville, died Monday (Aug. 25, 2003) in Homosassa. Born in Pittsburgh, he came here in 2000 from Brooksville. He was a self-employed mechanic. Survivors include his son, John A. LaMond Jr., Homosassa; a daughter, Melaine A. LaMond; several nieces and nephews; two grandchildren; and a companion, Jeanne Jones. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Homosassa.
  • PETERS, MARK D., 46, of Hernando, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2003) in Hernando. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he came here in 1980 from Follansbee, W.Va., and was a construction laborer. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Joseph, a daughter, Shylee Martinez Peters, and a brother, Charles "Terry", all of Hernando; two sisters, Beverly D. White, Inverness, and Pamela Jean Schulte, Colliers, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • VAN ORDEN, DONALD, 59, of Beverly Hills, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) in Crystal River. Born in Paterson, N.J., he came here 12 years ago from West Milford, N.J. He was a sales associate for Love Nissan-Honda of Homosassa. He was a mortgage officer in New Jersey and Florida. He was an Army veteran. He was past president and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Citrus Sertoma Club and was a volunteer for the organization. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Lecanto. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Jane; his mother, Mary, Beverly Hills; a sister, Doris Van Voorhis, Ocala; a niece and nephew. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
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  • GORSICA, BETTY WEST, 75, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Chester, England, she came here 18 years ago from Cleveland. She was the founder and owner of West and West Photography for more than 20 years. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include her son, John Musolf, Atlanta; a daughter, Eileen Gleske, Cleveland; five grandsons; and five great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • HUBBARD, JEAN, 74, of Brookridge, died Wednesday (Aug. 20, 2003) in Tampa after a long illness. Born in Waterford, Maine, she came here eight years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a graduate of Waterville Nursing School and was a licensed practical nurse. She worked in nursing homes and hospitals in Maine and St. Petersburg. She was Catholic. Survivors include her sister, Mary A. Flynn, Brooksville; a brother, Roswell Earl Hubbard Jr., Wayland, Mass.; 11 nieces and nephews; and 14 grand-nieces and nephews. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MUSSER, ALAN "DAN," 84, of Brooksville, died Friday (Aug. 22, 2003) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Lincoln, Calif., he came here in 1987 from Wyoming. He retired from Continental Trailways as an interstate bus driver with 40 years of service. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Spring Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth; three sons, Gary, Cheyenne, Wyo., Marc, Livermore, Calif., and Greg, Dade City; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • NORTON, REMBERT E. "REN," 79, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Campbell County, Ga., he came here 17 years ago from Miami. He was a retired quality control foreman for the Inspection Department of Delta Airlines and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, David, Miami; two daughters, Brenda Tierman, Fayetteville, Ga., and Lisa Lashbrook, Miami; and six grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • ROGERS, JUANITA SNOW, 93, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. She was a lifelong resident and native of Brooksville. She was the owner and operator of the Quality Shop of Brooksville. She was a charter member of the Junior Service League, and was a member of the Bridge Club, First Baptist Church and attended the United First Methodist Church. Survivors include her brother, Arthur Leroy Snow, Brooksville; a sister, Joyce Agliano, Tampa, numerous nieces and nephews. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • SPERONE, ANNA, 80, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in North Bergen, N.J., she came here in 1975 from Toms River, N.J. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Patsy; a son, Joseph K. Muller, New Hampshire; a daughter, Marion Schneider, and a sister, Marion Maleta, both of Spring Hill; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
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  • EDSALL, LAURA "MAE," 79, of Riverview, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2003). She was a nurses aide and a member of South Shores Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Michael; four daughters, Patricia Molnar, Sharon Monell, Darlene Barker and Tammy Mosley; a sister, Hester Seely; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • FERNANDEZ, CELESTINO A., 80, of Tampa, died Monday (Aug. 25, 2003). Born in Ybor City, he was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and retired from Pan Am World Airways after 37 years. Survivors include his family. Florida Mortuary & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • FIX, ROBERT PAUL, 39, of Tampa, died Monday (Aug. 25, 2003). Born in Queens, N.Y., he moved here in 1988. He was a paramedic in New York for eight years, then went to school to become an acupuncture physician. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • HIGGINBOTHAM, CAROLYN, 80, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003). Born in Bowling Green, she moved here in 1948 from Cocoa. She was a graduate of Lakeland High School and was Protestant. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert F.; two sons, Cameron and Rory; and four grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • HOLLAND, JASPER LEE, 90, of Brandon, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Brandon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Holland, Va., he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, retiring with the rank of chief warrant officer. He was a member of the DAV Lodge 83, Brandon, and McAlister Masonic Lodge 0185, Virginia. Survivors include two sons, Jasper L. Jr., Orlando, and Paul D., DeLand; two daughters, Betty Hazelrig, Homosassa, and Barbara Bond, Austin, Texas; a brother, Horace Holland, Holland, Va.; a sister, Margaret Smith, Raleigh, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • JEFFREY, HENRY E., JR., 69, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003). He was a U.S. Army veteran, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Survivors include his wife, Donna Jeffrey; two sons, Bryan and Joshua Jeffrey; three daughters, Jennifer Jeffrey, Melinda Moore and Kirstin Wright; two brothers, William and Tom Jeffrey; and eight grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • KORNAC, NANCY L., 50, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003). Born in Glendale, W.Va., she moved here several years ago. Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Ronald; two daughters, Terri Weston and Amy Holloway; her mother, Rosetta McMahon; three brothers; and five grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • ROSE, LUCILLE A., 64, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003). Born in Albany, N.Y., she moved here 40 years ago. Survivors include her husband, Edward A.; two daughters, Lisa Landis and Rocann Collucio; a son, Gerald Morigerato mother, Angelina Padula; four brothers, Anthony, Rocco, Richard and Maurice Padula; and three grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • VAUGHN, CATHERINE, 90, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2003). Born in Enterprise, Ala., she moved here in 1933. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Gary M. Vaughn, Plant City; five daughters, Gloria Varnadore and Gay J. Glover, both of Plant City, Diana Gohr and Joann Godwin, both of Indialantic, and Rhonda Brownlee, Orlando; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • VICTORES, DIGNA OLIVA, 91, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003). Born in Matanzas, Cuba, she moved here 30 years ago. Survivors include a brother, Elier Oliva; and several nieces and nephews. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WILLIAMS, JAMES "SOD JIM," 78, of Lakeland, formerly of Plant City, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003). Born in Jackson County, Ga., he moved here several years ago. He was the owner of J & A Sod Company in Lakeland until retiring in 1988 and was a member of Dry Prairie Baptist Church, Duette. Survivors include his wife, Billie; two children, Rick King and Audrey White, Lithia; a brother, Mack Williams, Wimauma; three sisters, Edna Bond, Briston, Dorothy Gray, Tallahassee, and Lucy Huggins, Lakeland; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
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  • BARNETT, ALBERT J. "BARNEY," 95, of Flint, Mich., formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint. Born in Chicago, he moved to Flint in 1991 from New Port Richey, where he lived for 10 years. He was employed with the Illinois Central Railroad with 50 years of service. Survivors include two daughters, Janis Jeffris, Chicago, and Tamra Schultz, Swartz Creek, Mich.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Swartz Funeral Home, Flint, Mich.
  • GAGLIANO, VIOLA, 85, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 26 years ago from Laurelton, N.Y. She was a retired store detective for Maas Brothers with 16 years of service. She was Catholic. Survivors include her son, Ronald, Spring Hill; two brothers, Jim Boniti, Bellmore, N.Y., and Paul Boniti, New Jersey; two sisters, Mary Izzo, Wildwood, and Fannie Patera, New Jersey; and two grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • GLADFELTER, PAUL E., 97, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2003) at Southern Pines Nursing Center in New Port Richey. Born in Thelma, Ohio, he came here in 1971 from North Canton, Ohio. He was a retired machinist for Hoover Vacuum Co. with 40 years of service. He was a member of the Calvary Temple Church of God. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Mae Walters, New Port Richey; Jean LaVonne White, Longmont, Colo.; and June Ann Glutting, West Chester, Ohio; a sister, Geraldine Clark, Long Island City, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • LEISNER, MARY A., 59, of Lutz, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at University Community Hospital in Tampa. Born in New York City, she came here in 1976 from the Washington, D.C. area. She was a veterinarian and founder and owner of Lutz Animal Hospital. Her memberships included the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Association and Hillsborough County Veterinary Medical Society. She was Wildlife Rehabilitator for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services; a member of the Audubon Society; board member of the Pasco Animal Control Advisory Committee; member of the American Animal Hospital Association, Hillsborough County Animal Control, Humane Society of Tampa Bay Area and Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and its Women's Guild. Survivors include her father, Vincent Leisner, and a sister, Pat Leisner, both of Lutz. Loyless Funeral Home, Land O'Lakes/Lutz.
  • McCAHILL, LUANA M., 89, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at home. She was born in Pennsylvania and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Edith Saladin, Winter Springs; a grandson, Gene Paul McCahill, Delmar, Md.; a granddaughter, Lee Ann Brown, McKeesport, Pa.; and several great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • MOULTON, ROBERT LLOYD, 77, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Aug. 23, 2003) at home under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he came here 14 years ago from Brewerton, N.Y. He was the owner of Robert L. Moulton & Sons Trucking Co. in Brewerton and was a volunteer firefighter. He was the member of the Elks and Moose, and a lifetime member of the Eagles. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Mutter); three daughters, Sharon Grant, Hot Springs, Ark.; Jackie Manuel, Cicero, N.Y.; and Kim Kopp, Liverpool, N.Y.; four stepsons, Richard and John Mutter, both of Brewerton; Thomas Mutter, West Monroe, N.Y.; and Robert Mutter, Central Square, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • NEUMANN, HARRY J., 82, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at home. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he came here 26 years ago from Merrick, N.Y. He was a tool and die maker for Grumman Aerospace and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include his son, Paul, St. Augustine. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • SCHLOTZHAUER, DOUGLAS "DOUG," 48, of Hudson, died Monday (Aug. 25, 2003) at home. Born in Cherry Point, N.C., he came here in 1987 from Tallahassee. He was a retail cashier. Survivors include his parents, Dorothy and William, Hudson; two brothers, William, San Diego, and Paul, Fort Lauderdale. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • SCHWEITZER, LOVELL D., 94, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Barryton, Mich., he came here 37 years ago from Lexington, Ky. He was the retired district manager for GM Truck & Coach Division. He was a member of F&AM Devotion Lodge 160 and Central Christian Church. Survivors include his daughter, Judith Johns, Austin, Texas; and two grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SOLLI, ANDREW E., 100, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Norway, he came here 23 years ago from Mansfield, Conn. He was an electrician. Survivors include his son, George, Fairbanks, Alaska; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • TRACY, LEWIS FRANCIS, 49, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Kearny, N.J., he came here in 1975 from Key West, where he had lived since 1966. He owned a lawn maintenance service and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his stepfather, Andrew Woody, Hudson; a sister, Susan M. Perlowski, and two nieces, Jessica and Jamie Perlowski, all of New Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
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    Clearwater

    • CLEMONS, VERA MAE, 46, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here as a child from her native Greenville and attended local public schools. She was a member of Faith, Hope and Love Church of God, Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Frank Dixon Sr. and Terry L. Clemons, and three daughters, Terri L. Thompson and Franchesca and Freda Dixon, all of Clearwater; four brothers, Frankie Clemons Sr. and James Clemons, both of Clearwater, Larry Clemons, Fort Lauderdale, and Charles Bruton, Fairmont, N.C.; six sisters, Freddie Kilpatrick, Dunedin, and Martha McKinny, Mary Clemons, Edith Island, Rovena Taylor and Sally Davis, all of Clearwater. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • DELL, HARRY JOSEPH, 88, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1987 from Coral Gables, where he retired as owner and president of Foreign Market Services. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Valeria; two daughters, Sharon Hart, Clearwater, and Donnis Bauman, Woodstock, Ga.; a son, Buddy Vail, St. Peters, Md.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • HOFFMAN, EDWARD J., 88, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at home. He was born in Medina, N.Y., and came here in 1985 from New York. He was an Army captain in World War II. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Elsie; three daughters, Deborah DeVito and Maria Jennosa, both of New York, and Christine Giardini, Pennsylvania; a son, James Corra, Michigan; a sister, Dorothy Weneaski, New York; and seven grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • HOYLAND, ALYSON, 76, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • RIVER-SOTO, MARIA, 71, of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 25, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Puerto Rico, returned there in 1987 after she retired from a knitting mill in Queens, N.Y., and came here in 1993 from Puerto Rico. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Angel Garcia Soto; a daughter, Marilyn Abushady, Largo; and a brother, Norbert Rivera, Franklinville, N.J. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • HANNIGAN, JOHN P., 90, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1960 from Long Island, N.Y. He retired after 28 years as owner and operator of Jiffy Blueprint Service. He was an active member of the Lions Club of Clearwater and supporter of the Florida Lions Camp for the Visually Handicapped. He attended St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. He was a sports enthusiast and a Bucs fan. Survivors include his wife of 30 yers, Margaret "Kay;" two daughters, Joan Coll, Plainfield, N.J., and Debra Lekas, Phoenix; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • LEITOLD, FRANK J., 72, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and came here in 1978 from Danielsville, Pa., where he retired as a welding supervisor and was vice president of his union. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Catholic and a member of DAV Chapter 103, Dunedin. He was a world traveler and enjoyed working out at the gym and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Barbara; two sons, Frank J., Palm Harbor, and Richard J., Seminole; two daughters, Debra J. Longmire, Springfield, Va., and Julie A. Capo, Wayne, N.J.; a sister, Malvene Lazar, Philadelphia; four brothers, Francis, Philadelphia, John, Trappe, Pa., Larry, Pleasantville, N.J., and Stephen, Lansdown, Pa.; and six grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • WHEELER, PATRICIA ANN "TRICIA," 33, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at home. She came to Sarasota as an infant from her native Youngstown, Ohio, and later moved to Dunedin. She worked at the RayMow Nursery, Oldsmar. She enjoyed the outdoors, plants, bicycling, kayaking, camping and photography. She was active in animal rights and environmental issues. Survivors include her adoptive parents, Kay Wheeler, Seminole, and Jack Wheeler, Venice; four brothers, John Collet, Boyce, Va., Larry Collet and Fred Collet, both of Youngstown, and Christopher Collet, Lake Worth; and two sisters, Annamarie Braden, Redington Shores, and Mary Collet, Treasure Island; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    Largo

    • BEREMAN, FRANCES E. "FRAN", 80, of Largo, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Murray, Ky., and came here in 1987 from Hilo, Hawaii, where she was active in bridge clubs. She was a Girl Scout leader for Special Ed Troops for 20 years, and an American Red Cross volunteer. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Largo, the First Methodist churches of Fort Myers and Hilo and their women's societies and the National Women's Club. Survivors include three sons, Ronald E. II, Boynton Beach, Ernest L., Ponca City, Okla., and Richard L., Huffman, Texas; two daughters, Shelley Bereman-Benevides, Hilo, and Pamela L. Norris, Kenneth City; a brother, William L. Jones, Milan, Tenn.; two sisters, Virginia R. DeShazo, Fort Myers, and Evelyn Hendren, Memphis; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • GORDON, TAMARA LETRICE, infant daughter of Tawanda and Timothy Gordon, of Largo, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Betty and Wilbur Braddy, Largo, and Deloris and Alvin Gordon St. Petersburg. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • LOYED, ISZOLA MAE, 87, of Largo, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Tandem Health Care of St. Petersburg at Seminole. She was born in Lake Butler and came here in 1947 from Lakeland. She worked as a packer for Orange Blossom Groves, Seminole, and was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Trowbridge, Largo; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SCOTT, JOHN E. SR., 78, of Largo, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Export, Pa., and came here in 1979 from Waterford, Conn. He retired from the Navy as a senior chief hospital corpsman and was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Council 4892, Knights of Columbus, both of Largo, VFW Post 9272, Seminole, the Fleet Reserve Association, Clearwater, and Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley Assembly, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Winkler, Largo, and Joanne Holmes, Forestdale, R.I.; a son, John E. Jr., Grantsville, Md.; a brother, Kenneth, Orlando; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Ozona

    • HOLLINGER, DEBRA KAY "DEBBI," 44, of Ozona, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2003) at home. She was born in Midland, Mich., and came here in 1987 from Vero Beach. She worked as assistant manager at Sam's Fresh Seafood Restaurant in Dunedin. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include her mother, Georgia D. Hollinger, Vero Beach; her father, John F. Hollinger Jr., Cedar, Mich.; two sisters, Karen Confer, Maitland, and Tracy Hammel, Fishers, Ind.; a half sister, Molly Hollinger, Traverse City, Mich.; a half brother, John F. Hollinger III, Cedar; and her paternal grandmother, Noreen Hollinger, Traverse City. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

    Safety Harbor

    • LEMKE, JUVINA V., 91, of Safety Harbor, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. She came to Sunrise in 1973 from her native Bronx, N.Y. and moved here in April. She was a homemaker and an active member for many years of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Edward H.; a daughter, Barbara E. Martin, Safety Harbor; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • McBRIDE, ELIZABETH, 85, of Safety Harbor, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Tandem Health Care at Safety Harbor. She was born in Philpot, Ky., and came here in 1986 from Owensboro, Ky. She retired as an engineering lab assistant after 47 years with General Electric Corp. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda C. Hupp, Safety Harbor; two grandchildren, Jenan Volpe, Clearwater, and Jim Cole, Orlando; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.

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    Pinellas Park

    • MERIWETHER, MARY MILDRED, 94, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She came here in 1977 from her native Chicago. She was a retired secretary for Chicago public schools in Cook County with more than 30 years of service. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, Thomas J., Sarasota, and John W., North Salem, N.Y.; a brother, William Kirby, Park Ridge, Ill; and a sister, Joeen Sheridan, Arlington Heights, Ill. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • PRINGLE, JOAN DIANE, 63, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She came here in 1958 from her native Hartford, Conn. She had retired as a server from Smalley's Pit-Barbeque Restaurant in Pinellas Park after 15 years of service. She had previously worked as a head server for the Sand Dollar Restaurant in St. Petersburg. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Dawn Canfield and Kelly Pringle, and a son, John Paul Pringle Jr., all of Pinellas Park; a sister, Donna Dumond, Bristol, Conn.; and a grandson. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SHEPHERD, OTHA THOMAS, 69, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Aug. 23, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1984 from Indianapolis. He was a salesman for JCPenney. He was an avid fisherman and hockey fan. He was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church in Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; four sons, Dennis Shepherd, Clearwater, Daniel Shepherd, Indianapolis, and Kevin Whitcomb and Donald Whitcomb, both of Provincetown, Mass.; four daughters, Pam Biggerstaff, Indianapolis; Diana McFadden, Tampa, Bonita Wredon, Beauford, S.C., and Karen Bishop, Hopeville Junction, N.Y.; his mother, Val Dudley, and a sister, Cheri Sanders, both of St. Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • YESBIK, NICHOLAS SR., 53, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Aug. 22, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Albany, Ga. Survivors include a son, Nicholas Jr., and a brother, Frank Novak, both of Florida; and two grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

    St. Pete Beach

    • LINDSEY, GAYLE, 85, of Reno, Nev., formerly of St. Pete Beach and Clearwater, died Wednesday (Aug. 6, 2003). She was born in Clearwater. She was a homemaker. She was a founding member of St. Pete Beach Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Sheldon Lindsey Jr., Gardnerville, Nev.; a daughter, Pamela Martin, Paradise, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. O'Brien, Rogers & Crosby Funeral Home, Reno, Nev.

    St. Petersburg

    • ALI, LELIA, 45, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Aug. 25, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she came here in 1996 from Philadelphia. She was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Tishan Ali, her parents, Peggy and Delaney Ali, and a sister, Patricia Ali, all of St. Petersburg; and four brothers, Anthony Ali, Neil Ali, Ronald Ali and Robert Ali, all of Philadelphia. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • ALLEN, DOROTHY JANE, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Paris, Ill., she came here in 1988 from Dearborn, Mich., where she was a secretary at ARCO Oil for 20 years and was a ceramic artist and teacher for seniors. She was Lutheran and a member of the Maximo Home Owners Association. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Roy B. Jr.; a son, Mark, Malcomb, Mich.; two daughters, Brenda Martinez, Dayton, Ohio, and Cheryl Allen, Seattle; and a granddaughter. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BISESTI, ORLANDO VICTOR "VIC ROLAND," 56, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He came here in 1956 from his native Brookline, Mass. He was a local musician and entertainer. He was a member of the Musician Association, the Victor Roland Combo, Vic Roland Trio and owned Vic Roland Professional Services and Vic's Kustom Kar Kare. Survivors include three sons, Tony, Noel and Domenic, all of Largo; a daughter, Andrea Delemos, Cantonment; his mother, Mary Patterson, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Lucy Bisesti Gilmore, Gardiner, Maine, Rosalie Bisesti Harvey, New Hampshire, and Florence Guerriero, Everett, Mass.; and four grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • CARTER, RAYMOND H. "DUKE," 86, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Born in McKeesport, Pa., he came here in 1950 from North Carolina. He owned Carter's Texaco service stations locally for more than 30 years and was a service manager for Jerry Bean's Texaco service stations for more than 18 years. He was a life member of Elks Lodge 1224 and a life member, charter member and past president of AMVETS Post 8 in St. Petersburg. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was Methodist. Survivors include four sons, Ronald R., Larry D. and Gary B., all of St. Petersburg, and William B., Tampa; two stepsons, Robert Francis, Madison, Va., and Jay Francis, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Robin L. Fizell, St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • DRODGE, JOHN F., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Philadelphia, he came here in 1985 from Bristol, Pa. He was a textile mechanic and a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He acquired a captain's license. He was a life member of American Legion Post 14 of St. Petersburg. He attended St. John's Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach. Survivors include a sister, Marie Dougherty, and a niece, Kathleen Dougherty, both of St. Petersburg; and two nephews, Earl Dougherty, Prairieville, La., and Lawrence Dougherty, Bristol. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • LEGGETT, TOMMY LEE JR. "TONY," 46, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at home. He was a St. Petersburg native and a 1974 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. He was an automobile detailer for Dayton Andrews Dodge dealership and a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter, Vernisha Johnson, and his father, Tommy Leggett Sr., both of St. Petersburg; and a sister, Gwen A. Leggett, Tampa. Smith Funeral Home. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MILLER, ETHEL S., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 20, 2003) in Clearwater. She came here in 1984 from her native Washington, D.C., where she was vice president at McLaughlin National Bank for 30 years. She was a member of Garden of Peace Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg and the American Institute of Banking. She was a volunteer at the Salvador Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a brother, Albert J. Selby, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • MORRISSEY, RUTH McNULTY, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, N.J. Born in Orange, N.J., she came here in 1980. She was a secretary for the West Orange Board of Education for 21 years. She attended Holy Name Church in Gulfport and was a former volunteer at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center. She enjoyed bowling and playing bridge. Survivors include two sons, John J. McNulty III, Manasquan, N.J., and James T. McNulty, Shark River Hills, N.J.; a sister, Lorraine Morrissey Maloney, Livingston, N.J.; a brother, James Morrissey, Florham Park, N.J.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, Manasquan, N.J.
    • PRITCHARD, ELIZABETH, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She came here in 1924 from her native Birmingham, Ala. She was a teacher and librarian for an elementary school in Miami. She was a University of Miami graduate. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and the Woodside Garden Club in St. Petersburg and was a volunteer at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Survivors include a son, Harold D. Pritchard, and a sister, Dorothy Bradbeer, both of St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHABOLD, ROSE M., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Aug. 28, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She came here in 1972 from her native Chicago. She was a craft demonstrator for Lee Ward Craft Stores. She was a member of the Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society in St. Petersburg, the Pinellas Geological Society of Clearwater, the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension Homemakers, the Anclote Earth Science Club and the Homemakers clubs of Pinellas Park and Clearwater. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include a niece, Mary Ann Doyle, Marion, Ohio; and a nephew, John Alfirevic, Lockport, Ill. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.
    • SHIVERS, WILLIAM, 63, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 22, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Louisville, Ga., he came here in 2000 from Fort Lauderdale. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Josephine Shivers, Louisville; a son, Billy Shivers, Kansas City; two daughters, Ruby Johnson, St. Petersburg, and LaVon Wells, Louisville; two brothers, Henry Shivers, Fort Lauderdale, and Clarence Gibbons, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Katie Middleton, Cocoa Beach. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • TAYLOR, CHARLIE W. III, 20, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 23, 2003). He was born in Palatka. He enjoyed hunting, professional football, dancing and practical jokes. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Chuck and Lynn Taylor, Palatka; his mother and stepfather, Becky and Bill Tacy, St. Petersburg; six brothers, Marshall Taylor, Keystone Heights, James Senior and William Tacy, both of St. Petersburg, Roger Senior, Hastings, Cliff Chapman, Keystone Heights, and Dan Chapman, Hampton Lake; and a sister, Vivian Alice Powell, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Masters Funeral Home, Palatka.
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