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January 5, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, January 5, 2001

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

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  • BOLT, LLEWELLYN B., 73, of Homosassa, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001). Born in Lynwood, Calif., she came here 13 years ago from New Rochelle, N.Y. She was Methodist and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Post 8189 Auxiliary, and the Women of the Moose, all in Homosassa. Survivors include a son, Michael, Palm Harbor; two daughters, Patsy Thompson, West Virginia, and Linda Blake, Homosassa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • DUGOLINSKY, MAX F., 82, of Homosassa, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Hartford, Conn., he came here one year ago from Hammondsport, N.Y. He was the former mayor of Van Etten, N.Y., member of its volunteer fire department and former school bus driver in Chemung County, N.Y. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Anna Connolly Dugolinsky; two sons, Garth, Neptune, N.J., and Brent, Oneonta, N.Y.; two stepsons, Michael Larison, Oliverea, N.Y., and David Larison, Sidney, Ohio; two daughters, Leslie Ann Stackhouse, Van Etten, and Paula Smith, Alpine, N.Y.; a sister, Doris Thornton, Van Etten; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • GABRIELLI, MYRTH LIBERTY, 84, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001). Born in New York City, she came here 20 years ago from Wading River, N.Y., and was a secretary. Survivors include two sons, George Gabrielle, Cocoa, and Richard Gabrielle, West Haven, Conn.; a daughter, Constance Gabrielle Finnicum, Albany, Ga.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • WEAKS, MARVIN H., 97, of Crystal River, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Crystal River Health & Rehabilitation. Born in Hornbeak, Tenn., he moved to Crystal River 22 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a retired supervisor for General Motors and a member of Crystal River United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Marvin D., Crystal River; a daughter, Judith Ann Sowden, Alpena, Mich.; a brother, Ivan A., Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Ava Barthalemew, Albuquerque, N.M., and Lucille Waterman, Sacramento, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
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  • ANDERSON, KENNETH ALLEN, 62, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home. He came here two years ago from his native Tampa and was a retired captain in the Coast Guard. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Spring Hill, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a Coast Guard veteran of the Vietnam War, serving three tours of duty. Survivors include his wife, Lynne B.; a daughter, Patricia Fitzgerald, New Jersey; a sister, Sharon Wisham, Sumter County; and five grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • BLASKE, THOMAS E., 80, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Antrim, N.H. He was a retired sanitation worker for New York City and a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 11317, both in Spring Hill. Survivors include two sons, Thomas, Islip, N.Y. and Stanley, Shirley, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • FRIEDT, BRENDA M., 50, of Spring Hill, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. She moved to Spring Hill seven years ago from her native Clearwater and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Gregory; two sons, William and Bryan; a brother, Michael Store; and a sister, Videll Von Hof; all of Florida. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • KLEIN, BLANCHE H., 82, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Beverly Health & Rehabilitation Center, Brooksville. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 10 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, Frederick; a daughter, Roselma Duval, Washington; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • LENTINI, JOSEPH R., 74, of Hernando Beach, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home. Born in South Boston, Mass., he came here 15 years ago from Akron, Ohio. He was a retired Navy veteran of World War II, Coast Guard veteran, member of the VFW Post 9236, Hernando Beach, the Coastal Hernando Business Association, the Knights of Columbus St. Judes Council, the Government Affairs and Hernando County Mitigation committees of the Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Club, Spring Hill, the RSVP-Meals on Wheels, past commander of VFW Post 2702, Ohio, past grand knight in Milton and Weymouth, Mass., former chief of the Hernando Beach Crime Watch, past president of the Property Owners Association, Hernando Beach, and founder of "Christmas on the Beach." Survivors include his wife, Joan; four sons, John, Marietta, Ga.; Jeffrey, Virginia Beach, Va.; Jerome, Aurora, Colo., and Justin, Port Richey; three daughters, Jodie Canard, Spring Hill; Judith Landon, Conway, Mo., and Janice Landon-Boggs, Diamond, Ohio; two brothers, Gerard Landon, Rockledge, and Thomas Landon, Lake Okeechobee; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • MORRISON, LOUIS E., 81, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Washington, Ind., he came here 19 years ago from Westphalia, Ind., and was a retired tavern owner. He was Catholic, an Army veteran of World War II and member of the American Legion Post 186 and the Moose Lodge 521, both in Spring Hill. Survivors include a son, Joseph, Greenville, Ind.; a brother, Harold, Washington, Ind.; a sister, Mildred Purdue, Washington, Ind.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • NASH, WILLIAM B., 80, of Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg and Largo, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He came to Florida from his native Russellville, Ky., and lived in St. Petersburg 1953-1984 and in Largo 1984-1998, then he moved to Brooksville. He was a retired carpenter and member of Carpenter Local 140, Tampa, and was very active in the Keene Terrace Baptist Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary H.; two sons, John William, Spring Hill, and James Boyce, Largo; a daughter, Norma Sue Griffith, Nobleton; four sisters, Nell Daniels, Deura White, Roberta Eddings and Flora Boyles, all of Russellville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • PASE, CHARLES R., 73, of High Point, Brooksville, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Thomas, W.Va., he came here eight years ago from Clinton, S.C. He was a retired welding engineer for Babcock and Wilcox, a member of Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, and the High Point Golf Association. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; a son, the Rev. Robert Pase, Midland, Texas; four daughters, Linda Stauffer, Huntsville, Ala., Charla Prillaman, Florence, S.C., Susan Oliver, Mantua, Ohio, and Dori Kopcik, Boynton Beach; a stepbrother, Robert Foreman, Jonesboro, Ga.; a sister, Ellen Moore, Hambleton, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • PRESTON, DORIS S., 82, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Sterling House. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., she came here two years ago from North Syracuse, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Methodist and a member of the O.E.S., North Syracuse. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Laba, Spring Hill; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.
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  • AKELEWICZ, EMILY MAE, 89, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001). She was born in Washington County, Ark. She owned and operated Akelewicz Flowers and Gift Shop. She was a life member of the Sunset Park Garden Club, a member of the Altrusa Club of Tampa, where she was awarded Woman of the Year in 1975 and 1977, a life member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and a certified Flower Show Judge. Survivors include two daughters, Anna Mae DeDiego and Patricia Daniels; and 12 grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ALVAREZ, ALFREDO, 74, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at home. Born in Jacksonville, he came here in 1934. He was a retired service technician for Sears. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Catholic. Survivors include a son, Alfred J., Tampa; and two grandchildren, Christina and Richard Alvarez, Tampa. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ANSALDI, ANGEL, 58, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at home. He came here in 1993 from Jersey City, N.J. He was a Christian and attended Rios de Agua Viva Church. Survivors include his wife, Vera; two sons, Jose and Steven; two daughters, Gabriel Ansaldi and Madeline Santos; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • BEAZLEY, PAUL RICHARD, 53, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at a relative's home. Born in Tampa, he lived here all his life. He was an insurance agent for American National Life Insurance Co. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Lee Perry, Orlando; five sons, Paul C., Thonotosassa, Richie D., Valrico, and Matt, Ryan and Kevin, all of Tampa; three daughters, Cristin N., Alecia D. and Diana Beazley, all of Tampa; two sisters, Diana Beazley, Orlando, and Teresa Pisczek, Tampa; his grandmother, Ella Verga, Springhill; and eight grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • BELL, JOHN OSCAR, 88, of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) in Temple Terrace. He was born in Manila, Philippines. He was a former U.S. ambassador to Guatemala and retired as a professor from the Unversity of South Florida. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a law degree from George Washington University and was a member of the National War College and assisted in the formation of NATO as well as the Marshall Plan. He was active in the Temple Terrace community and the library. Survivors include his wife, Ann; two daughters, Patricia Bell and Kathleen O'Neil; a son, John; two stepdaughters, Dee Senia and Gail Schafer; and six grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
  • BRADLEY, JEAN, 73, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she came here in 1995. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Don "Inky"; a son, Dan; four daughters, Mary Lou Bradley, Dade City, Micki Evans and Patty Bradley, both of Toledo, Ohio, and Kathy Bradley, Tampa; and six grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • BRADLEY, MARIAN SMITH, 78, of Tampa, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Varnville, S.C., she came here 54 years ago from Charleston, S.C. She was a retired bookkeeper for an insurance company. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Ronald L., Tampa; three brothers, H.D. Smith, Sheldon, S.C., and Vernon and Robert Smith, both of Charleston; and two grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • BROWN, DAISY ALBERTA, 40, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at home. Born in Gary, Ind., she came here in 1971. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Timothy; a son, Jessee, Bell; a daughter, Lola White, Bell; two brothers, Walter Steyer Jr., Tampa, and Michael Steyer, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Tammy Knight, Tampa, and Teresa Kruse, Indiana; her parents, Walter and Carmmelita Steyer, Tampa; and a granddaughter. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • CHANCELLOR, HAROLD C., 72, of Beverly Hills, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001). Born in Mindenmines, Mo., he moved to Beverly Hills seven years ago from Tampa and was a retired geology researcher. He was a member of the Community Christian Congregational Church, Citrus Springs, and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Root Chancellor; two sons, Harold C. III and Richard, both of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Sharp, Harrison, Ark.; and one grandchild. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • CANZONERI, DIANE C., 59, of Riverview, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) She was a retired courthouse clerk. Survivors include three sons, Chris Hibbard, Riverview, Russell Hibbard, Wisconsin, and Scott Hibbard, Massachusetts; a daughter, Erin F. LaPort, Tallahassee; her mother, Sylvia Eichline, Wisconsin; and five grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • CRISCIONE, ELNA M., 75, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001). Survivors include a son, Robert, Wimauma; and a brother and grandchild. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • ERICKSON, SCOTT CRAIG "MOUSE" SR., 46, of Riverview, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Chicago, he came here 20 years ago. He was disabled. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Scott Craig Jr., Wesley Chapel; a daughter, Jamie Erickson, Dade City; his mother, Margo Clement, Riverview; three brothers, Ricky Duncan, Zephyrhills, Joey Duncan, Tampa, and Duane Duncan, New Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • FERRELL, ANNA MAE, 74, of Tampa, died Friday (Dec. 29, 2000) at Memorial Hospital. Born in Morgantown, W.Va., she came here in 1971 from Charleston, W.Va. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Joseph and James, both of Tampa; and a granddaughter, Nicole Ferrell, Tampa. International Mortuary Services, Palm Harbor.
  • FIFER, SANDRA RUTH, 46, of Gibsonton, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 2000) in Gibsonton. Born in Chicago, he came here several years ago. She was a secretary for Copart Inc. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; her stepfather, Edward Cadieux, Tampa; and three sisters, Rose Mayo, New Hampshire, Wendy Daniels, Tampa, and Penny Adamo, California. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HAYES, ROSA RODRIGUEZ, 53, of Brandon, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001). Born in Chiclayo, Peru, she came here several years ago. She was a homemaker, culinary artist and gardener. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, John; a son, Curtis Hayes, Tampa; her parents, Aldo Enrique Rodriguez and Betty Villareal Rodriguez, Valrico; two brothers, Aldo and Oswaldo Rodriguez, both of Valrico; and a sister, Anita Colchado, Lima, Peru. Neptune Society, St. Petersburg.
  • HEINSEN, LENA MAE, 90, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at University Community Hospital in Carrollwood. Born in Savannah, Ga., she came here several years ago. She was a kindergarten teacher for Spencer Memorial Baptist School. She was a member of Tampa Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann Foster, Plant City, and Mary Lou Blount and Nora Jean Capati, both of Tampa; a sister, Marie Swildall, Miami; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HICKS, LIZZIE K. "DEAL," 89, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Uvalda, Ga., she moved to Brooksville seven years ago from Tampa, where she was a meat packer for Lykes Brothers. She was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, James Wallace Deal, Brooksville, and Rufus Deal, Twin City, Ga.; a brother, Noah Kersey, Swainsboro, Ga.; two sisters, Pencey Collins, Lyons, Ga., and Edna Brinson, Interlachen; and three grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.
  • HUBBARD-KELLY, CLARA, 79, of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) at University Community Hospital. She was born in Texas. She was a saleswoman in a department store. She was a member of Mystic Chapter 110 of the Eastern Star and a member of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Clyde I; and a daughter. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HUGGINS, SHIRLEY ANN, 54, of Riverview, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) in Riverview. Born in Gilchrist County, she came here 30 years ago from Manatee County. She worked in assembly at a telephone company. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; three sons, Matthew, Albuqueque, N.M., and Eric and Sammy, both of Riverview; a daughter, Loretta Gay, Balm; two brothers, Alvin Turner, Tampa, and Wallace Turner, Inverness; seven sisters, Betty Montgomery, Norman Okla., Kay Rhiner, Lewisburg, Tenn., Romia Plank, Cross City, Yvondia Mosley, Gainesville, Ga., Marie Futch and Nell Morales, both of Old Town, and Linda Haney, Seffner; and six grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • EASTHAM, FRANKLIN VANE, 74, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Dec. 29, 2000) at Greenbrook Nursing Center. Born in Iuka, W.Va., he moved to St. Petersburg in 1980 from Tampa. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and was a former cook. He was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Frank, Massachusetts; a daughter, Cindy Thomas, Oakland, Md.; a stepdaughter, Linda Seaman, Avella, Pa.; a sister, Lousie Deitt, Washington, Pa.; two brothers, John, Claysville, Pa., and William, Haines City; and five grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
  • JARDON, THOMAS, 99, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Memorial Hospital in Tampa. Born in Cuba, he came here in 1901. He was a chef for Child's Restaurant in New York City. Survivors include two daughters, Mariana Garcia and Evelyn Register, both of Tampa; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MARTINEZ, MARIA L., 87, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, she came here 17 years ago. She was a retired seamstress for a garment factory. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Wendell Sulsona, Dade City; two brothers, Manuel and Cheo Martinez, and a companion, Angelo, all of Tampa; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • RICHARDS, HOWARD EUGENE, 72, of Valrico, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) in Valrico. Born in Tampa, he lived in the area most of his life. He was a retired captain for the Tampa Fire Department and a radiation director of Syncor Nuclear Pharmacy. He was a member of Hillsborough Region Antique Auto Club, the Woodcrafters of Tampa and Brandon Woodworkers Club. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Marie; a son, the Rev. Howard E. II, Franklinton, La.; a daughter, Twila Richards Amey, Odessa; a sister, Laura Fisher, Treasure Island; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • LEYRER, PAUL WILLIAM, 74, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at University Community Hospital. Born in Lansing, Mich., he came here several years ago from Portland, Mich. He was a press operator for a manufacturing company. He was a military veteran. Survivors include Michael Leyrer, Portland, Mich. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.
  • MOOERS, JOSEPHINE E., 94, of Brandon, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at Beverly Health & Rehab of Brandon. Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, she came here in 1992. She was a retired bookkeeper for a manufacturing company. She was a member of Cedar Falls Women's Business and Professional Club. Survivors include a son, James Wilson, Normal, Ill.; a daughter, Rita M. Burbridge, Brandon; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MUSSER, VERA MARGARET, 105, of Wake Forest, N.C., formerly of Plant City, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) in Wake Forest. She was born in Tyrone, Pa. She was a homemaker and member of Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Glenn E., Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PAIZ, JIMMY, 46, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2000) at home. He lived in Tampa all his life. He was a technician for an air conditioning company. He was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Serena and Lindsay Paiz, and a brother, Larry Paiz, all of Tampa; and a grandson. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PETROU, MOHAMED SAID "SANDY," 59, of Redington Beach, formerly of Tampa Bay, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) in Lawrenceville, Ga. Born in Cairo, Egypt, he came here 20 years ago. He as a member of the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay. Survivors include his son, Omar, his mother, Tahani Petrou, and a sister, Laila Petrou, all of Redington Beach; and a sister, Mona Petrou, Seattle. Hamilton Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ROJAS, SELENIA, 88, of Tampa, died Friday (Dec. 29, 2000) at home. Born in Garrochales, Puerto Rico, she came here 31/2 years ago from Chicago. She was a homemaker and Christian. Survivors include 10 children; 26 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SCHWARZKOPF, MARIE, 93, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Ottenhausen, Germany, she came here several years ago. She was a bookkeeper. Survivors include a son, Walter, Tampa; a sister, Emma Bazner; and two granddaughters. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • SEYMOUR, LEE B., 49, of Tampa, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 2000) at a relative's home. Born in Wisconsin, he came here in 1992 from Hudson, Ill. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Bennett and John, both of Tampa; a daughter, Reva Seymour, Tampa; his mother, Jeanne Seymour, Hudson, Ill.; and a brother, Bob Vertres, Hudson, Ill. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SMITH, BILLY CAROL, 53, of Plant City, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at home. Born in Nashville, Ga., he came here in 1957. He was a sheet metal laborer and a member of the Assembly of God. Survivors include a son, Grey Taylor, Plant City; four brothers, Bobby, Deltona, and Troy, Donald and Jerry, all of Plant City; and his mother, Judy Herring, Plant City. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • VINCENT, MARION MORRIS, 82, of Brandon, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) in Brandon. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., she came here 43 years ago from Arcadia. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Brandon. Survivors include seven children, Marilyn Byrd, Arlene Kelley, Ozzie Morris, Audrey Wallace, Mark Morris, Bessie Eversole and Dwight Morris; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • RODRIGUEZ, FERDINAND "CHINO," 46, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1995. He was a screen applicator for a printing company. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Juana H.; two stepsons, Rafael and Hugo Santiago, both of Tampa; three stepdaughters, Magnolia Santiago, Vicky Hernandez and Sonia Figueroa, all of Tampa; his parents, Wilson and Carmen Rodriguez, Tampa; two brothers, Oscar and Tito Rodriguez, both of Tampa; and two sisters, Carmen R. Hernandez and Judith Rodriguez, both of Tampa. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WEISSINGER, SYLVIA W., 84, of Riverview, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001). Born in Boston, she came here in 1983. She was a receptionist and Jewish. Survivors include a son, Tony Miller, California; two daughters, Stephanie White, Brandon, and Bonnie Miller, Connecticut; and three grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • WINKLER, ROBERT J., 65, of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Baldwin, N.Y., he came here several years ago. He was retired City of Tampa firefighter. Survivors include his wife, Frances; two sons, Robert Jr. and Mark, both of Tampa; a daughter, Sharon Acroyd, Tampa; a sister, Mildred Garvey, California; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandhcildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • WRIGHT, ERIC DAVID, 15, of Seffner, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) in Seffner. Born in Tampa, he lived in the area all his life. He was a student at Armwood High School and Baptist. Survivors include his mother and father, Hubert Neal and Peggy Wright; a brother, Jason, Seffner; his paternal grandparents, Henry and Arlene Wright, Temple Terrace; his maternal grandparents, Ronald and Marie Parsons, Tampa; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, Riverview.
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  • ALTMAN, CHARLES, 72, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at home. Born in Auburndale, he came here 13 years ago from Polk City. He was director of Faith Mission, Crystal Beach, a partner in DRC Electronics and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include three sons, the Rev. David C. Altman, Sebring, James V. Altman, Okinawa, Japan, and Joel E. Altman, Tarpon Springs; and seven grandchildren. Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.
  • BILLINGSLEY, REBECCA, 46, of Zephyrhills, died Tuedsday (Jan. 2, 2001). Born in Georgia, she moved to the area in 1955 and was a lead operator for the Lanier Co. She was Baptist. Survivors include her father, Woodrow, and his wife, of Riverview; and two brothers, John, Riverview, and Robert, Tampa. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • DeBLASIO, THOMAS JOHN, 54, of Spring Hill, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Canonsburg, Pa., he moved to Spring Hill 25 years ago from Largo and was retired from Hughes Nursery. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; two sons, Tony, Brooksville, and Joseph, Raleigh, N.C.; his parents, Anthony DeBlasio, Largo, and Gloria DeBlasio, Brooksville; two sisters, Karen Dozier, New Port Richey, and Pam Laurence, Brooksville; and two grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.
  • GUDGEN, KAREN MARIE, 55, of Wesley Chapel, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000). Born in Wooster, Ohio, she moved to the Tampa area 23 years ago from Hawaii. She was a school library media specialist. Survivors include her husband, Richard D.; a daughter, Amy Gudgen, Wesley Chapel; her father, George Coaker, Foley, Ala.,; and a sister, Ruth Ann Hiebl, Foley. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • MONDRELLA, RICHARD F., 78, of Holiday, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001). Born in Joliet, Ill., he came here several years ago from Big Rapids, Mich. He was a plant manager in production and a veteran of the Armed Forces. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • NORTON, EVELYN P., 80, of Leonardo, N.J., formerly of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Westwood Nursing Center, Long Beach, N.J. She returned to her native Leonardo seven years ago from Port Richey and was a budget analyst for Fort Monmouth. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., the American Legion Auxiliary Post 338, Leonardo, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1533. Survivors include a son, John, Tinton Falls, N.J.; a daughter, Carol A. Graham, Leonardo; a stepdaughter, Linda Reddick; a brother, James A. Caruso; a sister, Margaret Little; and three grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
  • PREWO, CAREEN ANN, 51, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at home. She came here 14 years ago from her native Milwaukee and was a registered nurse and utilization manager for R.S.K. Co., Tampa. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Thomas; a son, Eric J., New Port Richey; her mother, Dorothy Pugely, Milwaukee; and two brothers, James and Michael Pugley, both of Milwaukee. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SOBALA, ESTELLE, 90, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home. Born in Trenton, N.J., she came here 27 years ago from Garfield, N.J. She was an assembler for Bendix Corp., Teterboro, N.J., and member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey, and the Bendix Retired Workers Association, Union, N.J. Survivors include a daughter, Joan Tassillo, New Port Richey. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SORENSEN, FLORENCE M., 106, of Hudson, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Hudson. Born in Portsmouth, England, she came here 18 years ago from Paw Paw, Mich. She was a retired homemaker and member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Hudson. Survivors include many great-nephews and great-nieces; and many great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SOWINSKI, EDWARD, 82, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 2000) at Heather Hill Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Bayonne, N.J., he was a millwright for Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., with 23 years of service, and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; three sons, Thomas E., New Port Richey, Daniel W., Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Ronald, Lapeer, Mich.; two daughters, Sandra Abdelnour, Palm Harbor, and Jody Malinski, New Port Richey; two brothers, Chester, Spring Hill, and Stanley, Eastpointe, Mich.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • STRAWDERMAN, ORAL WAYNE, 78, of Holiday, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at Tandem Health Care, New Port Richey. Born in Dowagiac, Mich., he came here 22 years ago from Battle Creek, Mich., where he was a millwright for Michigan Carton Co. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Jane; two sons, David, Corona, Calif., and Jerry, Springport, Mich.; a daughter, Dianne Curtiss, Glen Gardner, N.J.; a sister, Julia Barton, Kentwood, Mich.; and six grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • VOLPE, MARGUERITA P., 69, of Bayonet Point, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Community Hospital New Port Richey. Born in Flushing, N.Y., she came here 30 years ago from Jamaica Estates, N.Y. She was a self-employed accountant and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, James; one nephew; and one niece. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • WILSON, GEORGE M., 82, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 2000) at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Hudson. Born in Toronto, he came here 21 years ago from Royal Oak, Mich. He was a retired purchasing agent for Chrysler Corp. and a member of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church and the Timber Oaks Civic Association. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; two sons, Daniel G., Waterford, Mich., and David Anthony, Munith, Mich.; a daughter, Suzanne Smith, Lake Orion, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
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    Clearwater

    • BISBING, RUTH E., 103, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. She was born in Watertown, Pa., and came here in 1989 from Kingston, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ Uniting and the church's Women's Group in Kingston. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Van Labeke, Clearwater, and Martha LaCroix, North Fort Myers; a son, Austin, Wilmington, N.C.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • BOYNTON, SANDRA, 29, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Meriden, Conn., and came here in 1985 from Connecticut. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Christopher and Michael Thompson, and a daughter, Chelsea Thompson, all of Clearwater; her mother, Eileen Boynton, Clearwater; her father and stepmother, Fred and Bobbet Boynton, Meriden; and two sisters, Stacey Moroney and Sherry Boynton, both of Clearwater. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • CODY, HERMINIA, 90, of Manhattan, N.Y., formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) at Jewish Home & Hospital, Manhattan. She was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., and lived in Clearwater for several years before returning in 1997 to Manhattan. She retired as a bookkeeper and worked for several broadcasting companies in New York and Florida including Sarnoff-Irving Broadcasting Co., Manhattan. She was a member of St. Marys Church of Perth Amboy and Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and the AARP. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Cody, Manhattan; a son, John Donald; three sisters, Julia Fedorka, Perth Amboy, Florence Lyons, Edison, N.J., and Gladys Ribinsky, Beach Haven, N.J.; two brothers, Gabriel d'Eustachio, Hampton, N.J., and Arthur d'Eustachio of Brazil; and many nieces and nephews. Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, Woodbridge, N.J.
    • CONNELLY, DOROTHEA, of Wolcott, N.Y., formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Dec. 5, 2000) at Sodus, N.Y. She came here in 1965 from Wolcott, where she owned and operated a restaurant. Survivors include a son, Terence P., Wolcott; a daughter, Sheila M. Harrington, North Rose, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • EITEL, WINSTON K., 88, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Chancellor Gardens of Countryside, Clearwater. He was born in Providence, R.I., and came here in 1975 from Barrington, R.I. He was a retired Army officer. He was a member of Anona United Methodist Church, Largo. He was a member of the 43rd Infantry Veterans Association, Retired Officers Association, Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Phyllis. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • HUMPHREY, WILLIAM, 79, of Clearwater died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home. He came here in 1978 from his native Elyria, Ohio, and retired as a sales manager for Weiser Lock Co. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, Countryside Country Club, Clearwater, and a past president of Spring Valley Country Club, Elyria. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; two sons, Robert G., Clearwater, and William F., Fort Myers; a daughter, Mary Jo Humphrey, Fort Lauderdale; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • KIMBALL, JAMES A., 84, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1960 from his native St. Paul, Minn., where he worked for 30 years as an engineer for Oliver Tractor Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, where he was an usher. He graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jane; a daughter, Katherine Jane Wesley, Lynchburg, Va.; a sister, Irene Nachtwey, Morton Grove, Ill.; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • PEABODY, MARGARET A., 76, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Encore Senior Village, Clearwater. She was born in Port Huron, Mich., and came here in 1986 from East Lansing, Mich. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Clearwater and directed several handbell choirs. Survivors include a son, Ronald Frank, Clearwater; a daughter, Barbara Bernier, Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Ron Miles, DeKalb, Ill., and Graham Miles, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel Clearwater.

    Largo

    • CAMERON, BETTE J., 78, a winter resident of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at home. She was born in Tipton, Iowa, and had been a winter resident since 1997 from Moline, Ill. She worked as a switchboard operator at Illini Hospital, East Moline, Ill. She attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer J. Wingfield, Clearwater; a son, Jon O., Rock Island, Ill.; a stepson, Donna Reiley, LaCrosse, Wis.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • EHRHART, SIGNE M., 87, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Palm Garden of Largo. She was born in Boston and came here in 1991 from Miami. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include two sisters, Betty Shadix, Winter Park, and Evelyn Mihans, Rhinebeck, N.Y.; a caregiver, Lillian G. Permar, Largo; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • KOIVU, RUSSELL JACK, 56, of Largo, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1999 from Michigan. He worked as a ceramic tile installer and owned and operated Russ's Tile of Largo. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Anderoos; two sons, Rusty, Detroit, and Royce of W.Va.; a daughter, Alice Cooper of W.Va.; his parents, Belle and Albert, Royal Oak, Mich.; four brothers, Gary, Gordon and Neil, all of Michigan, and Albert Jr. of California; seven sisters, Joyce Elliott, Eleanor Bradlin, Marge Halls, Karen Marx, Diana Ponzo and Elaine Uhlig, all of Michigan, and Arlene McLeon of Canada; and three grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • LaPIERRE, JOHN, 85, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1980 from his native Chicago, Ill., where he worked as a butcher for Jewell Food. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Rose. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • MARSACK, ALONZO C. "AL," 82, of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at his daughter's home in Kingsport, Tenn. He was born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., and came here in 1978 from Michigan, where he worked for Ford Motor Co. He was a Merchant Marines veteran of World War II. Survivors include his daughter, Patty Evans, Kingsport; a son, Alan, New Orleans; two sisters, Mary Mollon, and Irene Demorest, both of Roscommon, Mich.; four grandchildren, Susan Evans, Johnny Evans Jr., Clay Evans and Scott Marsack; and several nieces and nephews. Oak Hill Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tenn.
    • McGING, MARGARET ELLEN, 93, of Largo, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in County Mayo, Ireland, and came here in 1961 from Hammond, Ind. She retired from the maintenance department of Standard Railway Corp. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. Survivors include a daughter, Wolainin, New Port Richey, a son, Patrick, Largo; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • NELSON, EDGAR W., 93, of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. He was born in Minneapolis and came here in 1956 from Spring Lake Park, Minn., where he retired after 30 years with E.W. Nelson Millworks & Co. He was a building inspector for the city of Blaine, Minn., and locally he worked for Maas Brothers in Clearwater and as a school crossing guard in Largo. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Lutheran. Survivors include four grandchildren. Maureen Menzie and Bridget McIntyre, Woodbury, Minn., Timothy Nelson, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Daniel Nelson, St. Paul; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • YOUNG, DOROTHY ANN, 83, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at the home of a son in Clearwater. He was born in Henderson County, Ill., and came here in 1979 from Monmouth, Ill. She was a retired school teacher. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Largo, and a life member of Chapter 617 Order of the Easter Star, Andalusia, Ill. Survivors include two sons, Gary L., Clearwater, and William T., Tampa; a daughter, Carol Gellersteldt, Fredericksburg, Texas; a sister, Mary Ellen Kauzlarich, Seaton, Ill.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    North Redington Beach

    • BAYON, HARRY, 84, of North Redington Beach, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 2000) at Norton Senior Center, Massachusetts, after a lengthy illness. A native of Stamford, Conn., he came here in 1972 from Alexandria, Va. He worked as a foreign trade and financial specialist for the U.S. Commerce and Treasury departments for 30 years. He served with the Army Air Forces in North Africa, southern Italy and the China-Burma-India theaters from 1942 to 1945. Survivors include a son, Barry L., and a grandson, Andrew W., both of Mansfield, Mass.; and a sister, Jennie Bayon, Darien, Conn. Sherman and Jackson Funeral Home, Mansfield, Mass.
    • MORTELLARO, ALICE H., 79, of Beverly Hills, formerly of North Redington Beach, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001). Born in New York City, she moved to Beverly Hills seven years ago from North Redington Beach and was a retired co-owner of Vincent's Hairstyles at Sears & Roebuck, St. Petersburg. She was Lutheran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Vincent J.; two daughters, JoAnn Christian, Lecanto, and Elizabeth Oddy, Moravian Falls, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
    • THOMAS, MARJORIE, 69, of North Redington Beach, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. A Chicago native, she came here six years ago from Lansing, Ill. She was a hotel clerk and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons; a daughter; and two grandchildren. Adams and Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

    Redington Shores

    • BRUCE, GERTRUDE M., 87, of Redington Shores, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Byram, Conn., she came here in 1976 from Washington, D.C., where she earned a law degree at George Washington University and was a Washington Metro police detective. She was Catholic and a member of the Metro Police Association. Survivors include a nephew, Phil Pitocco, Norwalk, Conn. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • LEONARDI, IDA L., 87, of Redington Shores, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at Palm Garden of Largo. A Pittsburgh native, she came here in 1977 from Miami. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. She was a graduate of Wilkinsburg (Pa.) High School. She was a member of the Elks Lodge, AARP and several other senior organizations. Survivors include a son, Leo D., and a sister, Helen Parmalee, both of Seminole; a grandson, Leo D. III, Lisle, Ill.; and a niece, Joanne Sims, Pittsburgh. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Safety Harbor

    • OSEICKI, GENEVIEVE, 78, of Safety Harbor, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., and came here in 1997 from Southington, Conn. She was a homemaker and a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include three daughters, Dolores Osiecki, Safety Harbor, Joan Clermont, Maugatuck, Conn., and Lois Harter, Roanoke, Va.; two sons, Matthew Stevens, Palm Harbor, and David Osiecki, Middlebury, Conn.; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.

    Seminole

    • PORGAL, HELEN, 84, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1951 from her native New York City. She was a hairstylist and owned and operated a beauty salon for many years in St. Petersburg. She was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Jeannette Warner and Ann M. Szatkowski, both of Largo; two sons, Robert J., Hudson, and John J., Ocala; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

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    Pinellas Park

    • BEAULIEU, LOUIZE R., 47, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Dec. 29, 2000) at home of lupus. Born in Manchester, N.H., she came here in 1983. She was a judicial administrative assistant in New Hampshire and for the Circuit Court of Pinellas County from 1983 to 1986. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pinellas Park. Survivors include her mother, Marguerite A. Beaulieu, St. Petersburg; a brother, Rene R. Beaulieu, Manchester; a sister, Pauline Moore, Allenstown, N.H.; a niece, Megan Beaulieu, and a stepnephew, Matthew Gervais, both of Manchester. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DORR, MARGARET R., 74, of Inverness, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001). Born in Watertown, N.Y., she moved to Inverness 21 years ago from Pinellas Park. She retired after 20 years from Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, as an operating room licensed practical nurse. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and was a past officer of Associates of Operating Room Tech. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; a son, William H. II, Inverness; a brother, Carl L. Lane, Dexter, N.Y.; and two sisters, Josephine M. Eveleigh, Cape Vincent, N.Y., and Caroline E. Jennings, Rochester, N.Y. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.

    St. Petersburg

    • AYERS, ADLYN EDYTHE, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. She was a graduate of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville and studied early childhood education and social services at St. Petersburg Vocational Technical Institute. She helped establish the first Young Women's Christian Association in St. Petersburg, where she served as president for 30 years. She was the president of Mercy Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She was a 60-year member of Bethel AME Baptist Church, where she was a director of the youth department, a member of the Missionary Society, a church treasurer, a member of the trustee board and a church reporter. She was a 30-year president of Bethel's Young Women's Auxiliary, a former membership chairman and president of their Federal Credit Union. She was a member of the Metropolitan Council of the National Council of Negro Women in the 1950s. She assisted with the development of the first day care program at Community Day Nursery South, where she taught. She was a volunteer for Health Rehabilitative Services, a service designed to help those in need of emergency resources. She assisted members of her community by finding them jobs, housing, health services and other necessities. She helped the NAACP and James B. Sanderlin with voter registration. She was a member of OES. Survivors include three grandchildren, Robert Utsey, Stroudsburg, Pa., Tina Utsey, Flushing, N.Y., and Gaye Gibson, St. Albans, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Mariko Utsey, Stroudsburg, and Juwan Gibson, St. Albans; and many nieces and nephews. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • BAILEY, HELEN PEDDINGHAUS, 100, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Marietta, Ohio, she came here in 1965 from Washington, D.C. She was a claims adjudicator for the U.S. General Accounting Office. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, John P. Bailey, and two grandchildren, Karly Christine Bailey and Sarah Helen Bailey, all of Seminole; and a niece and several nephews. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • BENGE, MICHELLE LEE, 30, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at home. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she came here in 1989 from Fairborn, Ohio. She was a bartender at Shangra La Night Club in Tampa. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Samuel Benge, and a daughter, Sierra Benge, both of Fairborn; her mother, Charlotte Sparks, Holiday; her father, Michael Griffith Sr., Florida; a brother, Michael Griffith Jr., Chillicothe, Ohio; anda sister, Barbara Perry, Fairborn. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
    • BURMAN, NELLIE, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Sunshine Village Nursing Home. She was born in Falmouth, Mich., and came here in 1993 from Grandville, Mich. She was a member of Central Bible Church. Survivors include her husband, Richard; a son, Dr. Robert Ludwig, Palm Desert, Calif.; a stepson, Paul Burman, and a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Schobel, both of Jenison, Mich.; a sister, Janet Nowak, Florida; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CELENTANO, JOSEPH, 57, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He came here in 1980 from his native New York City. He was a house painter and elevator mechanic for 15 years. He was Catholic and a member of the Rebos Club. Survivors include a sister, Agnes Heuer, Saddle Brook, N.J. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • CORBIERE, ARTHUR O., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Mariner Health of Pinellas Point. A Canada native, he came here in 1961 from Miami, where he was a retired manager for Grand Union for 42 years. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 621, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Survivors include a son, Paul A., Hollywood, Fla.; a daughter, Frances C. Collier, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • CORTEZ, CAROLINA L., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1989 from her native Philippines. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of the Transfiguration. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Mamerto; four sons, Lito, Edwin, Willie and John, all of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Virginia Guadamor, Los Angeles, and Felicitas Lansang, Philippines; and three grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • DeRAMOS, TURIANO, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) in St. Petersburg. Born in Lumban Laguna, Philippines, he came here in 1995 from the Philippines. He was a math teacher and retired as an elementary school teacher. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. Survivors include four sons, Ferdinand DeRamos, Elizabeth, N.J., Turiano Jr., Las Vegas, and Alexander and Arthur, both of the Philippines; two daughters, Elizabeth Clemente and Marinit Tibor, both of the Philippines; two brothers, Severo, the Philippines, and Timmy, Los Angeles; three sisters, Aurora Papera, Mely Gonzelas and Zenaida De Leon, all of the Philippines; and 19 grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DeVICO, FRANCES C. SORENSEN "SUG," 96, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at Bon Secours Maria Manor. Born in Pensacola, she came here in 1948 from San Diego. She was a homemaker and attended First Church of God and was a lifetime member of the choir. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including niece Nell Myrick, Pensacola, and nephew Marv Ates, Gainesville. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HAGER, FLORA JEAN, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Madison, W.Va., she came here in 1992 from Glasgow, W.Va. She was a secretary in a doctor's office and was a member of the Methodist Church of Glasgow. Survivors include two sisters, Betty Bushkar, St. Petersburg, and Patricia Damon, Encinitas, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • MIELCAREK, BARBARA E., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home. Born in Detroit, she came here in 1956 from Berkley, Mich. She was a microfilm technician for General Electric for 22 years. She was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Ann Wren, St. Petersburg, and Suzanne Louise Richter, Lakeland; two brothers, Bernard Sauer, Nesbit, Miss., and Edward Sauer, Snohomish, Wash.; a sister, Alice Premro, Lakewood, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • OSSA, VIRGINIA, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) at IHS of Pinellas Park. Born in Rochester, Ind., she came here in 1997 from New York City. She was the owner of a jewelry shop, where she was a designer, for 15 years in New York City. Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Ossa Rader, New York City; and a granddaughter. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • POWELL, HATTIE, 78, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at the Laurels Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Lumpkin, Ga., she came here in 1952 from Savannah, Ga. She was a housekeeper for families. Survivors include a daughter, Delores Broughton, St. Petersburg; a brother, Phillip Worriels, Lakeland; two grandsons, Gregory Hinton and Eddie Worriels, both of St. Petersburg; and three great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • REID, JAMES, 68, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1950 from his native Alma, Ga. He was a self-employed maintenance worker. Survivors include a son, Calvin, Georgia; a brother, Aaron, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Mary Walker, Bronx, N.Y. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SAGER, JOYCE A., 38, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Mount Holly, N.J., she came here three months ago from Willingboro, N.J. She was a cashier and was Episcopal. Survivors include a daughter, Ashley J. Sager, and her mother, Connie J. Sager, both of St. Petersburg. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • STADY, DOROTHY W., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Silver Creek, N.Y., she came here in 1982 from North Plainfield, N.J. She was a homemaker and a pastor's wife. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school until 1995 and was a member of the church's Golden Heirs Group. Survivors include a son, David A., Baldwinsville, N.Y.; a sister, Bertha Lord, St. Petersburg; two grandchildren, Todd Stady and Brooke Stady, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TAYLOR, MARTHA S. "LEE," 97, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. Born in Sheffield, Ill., she came here in 1997 from Delray Beach. She was a homemaker. She was also a resident of Southport, Conn., for many years. Survivors include a son, Thomas W. Taylor, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Martha Hayne, Darien, Conn.; a brother, Dr. Sam W. Smith, Terre Haute, Ind.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TORRENS, PRESBITERIA, 95, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Puerto Rico, she came here in 1980 from Spain. She was a member of the 30th Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include two nieces, Belen Miranda, New York City, and Mildred N. Figueroa, Oldsmar; four nephews, Nick Nieves Jr. and Mark Nieves, both of St. Petersburg, Phil Nieves, San Francisco, and Jesse Nieves, Clearwater. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • VanRIPER, JOHN WADE, 58, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at IHS of Pinellas Park after a lengthy illness. He came here from his native Mount Vernon, Ohio. He was a printer. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Anne T.; a son, Shawn, and a daughter, Vanessa VanRiper, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Michael R. Peairs, a sister, Judy L. Paulk, and his mother, Thelma Rick, all of Brooksville; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WITHEY, WILLIAM W., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2001) at home. Born in Taylor, Pa., he came here in 1975 from Springville, Pa. He was a painting contractor. He was a lifetime member of International Painters Brotherhood, and was active in the Senior Citizens Center in Pinellas Park. Survivors include a sister, Lida Mulligan, and a niece, Norma Ott, both of Taylor; a nephew, Fred Russell, Montrose, Pa.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 62nd Avenue S Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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