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January 11, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, January 11, 2001

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

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  • CLAYBOURNE, MARGUERITE JUNE, 72, of Floral City, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Orlando, she moved to Floral City four years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and member of the Family Fellowship Center, Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, Johnnie, Seminole, and Timothy, Largo; three daughters, Brenda Jane Rhodes, Portage, Ind., Starr Moff, Inverness, and Beth Peters, Akron, Ohio; a sister, Pauline Getz, Ravenna, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • COLE, WILLIAM S., 94, of Leesburg, formerly of Inverness, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001). Born in Rathbone, N.Y., he came here 28 years ago from Orchard Park, N.Y., and retired in 1966 as a clerk for the Postal Transportation Service. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Inverness, the Zion Lodge 514 F&AM, Orchard Park, the Ocala Consistory Scottish Rite, the Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa, the Citrus Shrine/Hospital Committee, the Citrus Masonic Lodge 118 F&AM, Inverness, Meals On Wheels, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Moose Lodge 2112, Inverness. Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia H. Cole and Patricia Wells Eidner, both of Leesburg. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness Chapel.
  • CONWAY, GRACE LEE, 86, of Lake Panasoffkee, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 6, 2001). Born in Palm Harbor, she moved to Lake Panasoffkee in 1984 from Wildwood. She was a retired secretary, Methodist and life member of the OES Trinity Chapter 240, Tampa. Survivors include a son, H. Gene Hart, Tampa; a daughter, Linda Maraman, Land O'Lakes; a brother, Stephen G. Moore, Tampa; two sisters, Ruth Wetherbee, North Carolina, and Pauline Wilkes, Clearwater; and two grandsons. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness Chapel.
  • HERRING, RICHARD A., 74, of Bushnell, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001). He came here 12 years ago from his native Pine Grove, Pa., and was a coal miner and owner/operator of Herrings Cafe, Pine Grove. He was Lutheran and a member of the Sons of American Legion, Bushnell, the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4273, Leesburg, the Rescue Fire Company 1, Mount Etna, Pa., and Pine Grove Fish & Game. Survivors include his wife, Esther Kerschner Herring; two sons, Gary L., Pine Grove, and Martin A., Camp Hill, Pa.; a daughter, Elaine M. Cullen, Phillipsburg, N.J.; a brother, Harvey H., Tremont, Pa.; a sister, Alice Pogera, Pine Grove; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness Chapel.
  • McCLARY, ROBERT HUBERT, 76, of Lecanto, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at home. Born in Mellory Town, Ontario, he came here 23 years ago from Ottawa, and was a retired warrant officer in the Canadian Army. He was a Canadian Army veteran of World War II, past master of the Pam Brook Masonic Lodge, Canada, and member of the Springs Masonic Lodge 378 and the Crystal River Moose Lodge 2013. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Doris Robertson McClary; a son, Robert, Loveland, Colo.; a daughter, Linda Kemp, Inverness; a brother, Jack, Fort Erie, Ontario; a sister, Helen Neal, Gananoque, Ontario; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • MILLER, JUDY A., 59, of Homosassa, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001). Born in New York City, she came here four years ago from Indianapolis and was a bookkeeper. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, Ind., and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Indianapolis. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Fay; a son, Mark, Oxnard, Calif.; a daughter, Jill Keller, Connersville, Ind.; a brother, Garry Lindboe, Martinsville, Ind.; a sister, Christine Casas, Indianapolis; and five grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • MORGAN, CAROLYN A., 89, of Lecanto, formerly of Inverness, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Life Care of Citrus County. Born in Hazardville, Conn., she moved to Florida 13 years ago from Sharon, Mass. Survivors include a son, Craig, Everett, Mass.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • COLEMAN, ARVIN "BUDDY," 51, of Webster, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Pasco Regional Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of this area and was a retired mechanic for Bud's Electric. Survivors include his wife, Susan; a son, Justin Roberson, Webster; a daughter, Jessica Roberson, Webster; a brother, Steve, Lakeland; and two sisters, Nancy Costine, Ocala, and Linda Ward, Zephyrhills. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • MORAN, MARY I., 84, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Hernando Hospice House, Brooksville. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she came here 20 years ago from Simsbury, Conn. She was a homemaker and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, James; two daughters, Pauline King, Southbury, Conn., and Jean Moran, Portland, Ore.; two brothers, John and Anthony Bullen, both of England; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
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  • ANDERSON, JOHNNIE DONALD SR., 62, of Thonotosassa, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001). He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. He was retired from Strohs Brewery in 1996 after 20 years of service, he was a member of I.U.O.E. Local No. 925 and the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1741. Survivors include his wife, Carol; a daughter, Brenda Anderson Mosley, Riverview; a son, Donald, Odessa; his mother, Flora Anderson, Bonifay; a brother, Earl, Bonifay; and three grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • BARBOSA, JOSE L., 37, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) in St. Petersburg. Born in Passaic, N.J., he came here in 1993 from Stanford, Conn. He was a truck driver, he was a member of the National Guard and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Survivors include his wife, Maria R.; his mother, Carmen Granda; his father, Joseph M.; a daughter, Marlene Barbosa; two sons, Jose Jr. and Daniel N.; a stepdaughter, Sasha M. Malave; a stepson, Matthew J.; two sisters, Maria Minaya and Rosa Gonzalez; a brother, Joseph A.; and two grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Town 'N Country Chapel, Tampa.
  • BROWN, NATHANIEL, 51, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001) in Tampa. He was born in Albany, Ga. He was an accountant for an electrical supply company and was Baptist. Survivors include a brother, Jack Brown, Tampa. Jackson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CHESTINE, ERNEST JR., 72, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001) at home. He was born in Coachman and moved to Clearwater in 1937 from Tampa. He retired in 1991 after more than 20 years as the custodian of the downtown Clearwater branch of the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John's Primitive Baptist Church, Clearwater, where he served on the trustee board and sang in the Sanctuary Choir. Survivors include two sons, Bernard, Dunedin, and Marque, Clearwater; two daughters, Daveeda "DeDe" Koiner and Pansy L. Jackson, both of Clearwater; a sister, Henrietta Rollins, Detroit; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • COOK, MARTHA S., 68, of Lafitte, La., died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) in Tampa. She was born in Clarksville, Tenn. She was a supervisor bookkeeper in Fort Campbell, Ky., and was a member of Lafitte Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Albert; a daughter, Debra Cook, Brandon; two sons, Gregory, Brandon, and Phillip; and two grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • CRAIG, ANNABELL M., 77, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home. Born in Lakeland, she came here in 1992 from Tampa. She attended Florida State College for Women and graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore in 1947. She was a public health nurse for the state of Florida and a member of Faith Covenant Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, John Paul Jr., Monticello; two daughters, Susan Hazen, Tampa, and Cindy Craig, St. Petersburg; and three granddaughters. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
  • KENT, JESSE DAVID, 20, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001). He was a Florida native. He was a printer and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; his mother, Bonita Kent, Tampa; his father, Greg Payne, Tampa; a daughter, Zoe Kent, Tampa; two sisters, Lalena, Orlando, and Danielle, Beaufort, S.C.; his grandparents, Bonnie and Armin Schutte, Seminole; his grandmother, Betty W. Payne, Sebring; and his grandparents, Jimmy and Susie Payne. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LAMONTE, CHARLES, 84, of Valrico, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home. Born in New York City, he came here in 1957. He was a home builder and served as a captain in the Army during World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Suzy Evans, Days Creek, Ore., and Ellen Lamonte, Valrico; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MILLER, MARY M., 88, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Health Center of Plant City. She was born in Arcadia. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, George O. "Squatty" Connell, Plant City. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • MUSIC, ADELINA PATRICIA, 79, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) in Tampa. She was a beautician. Survivors include a brother, Danny Farese, New Jersey. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • O'BRIEN, KEVIN P., 30, of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) in Land O'Lakes. Born in Plainfield, N.J., he came to the Tampa area seven years ago from Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was a software consultant and served in the Air Force. He was a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilot Association. Survivors include his maternal grandmother, Nellie Decowski, Port Richey; his parents, David and Mary O'Brien, New Port Richey; and a brother, Scott, East Windsor, N.J. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • ORDETX, GEORGE, 48, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home. Born in Havana, he came here 40 years ago. He was an X-ray technologist. Survivors include three daughters, Mia Ordetx, Ciana Ordetx and Leah Ordetx, all of Tampa; and his mother, Olympia Ordetx, Tampa. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • PARRISH, RICHARD ALLEN "BUDDY," 48, of Plant City, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home. He was a Plant City native and a lifelong resident of the area. He was a pipe fitter for Local Union No. 123, he was an Air Force veteran and was Baptist. Survivors include his father, Titus, Plant City; a daughter, Lindsay Wilkinson, Orlando; two sisters, Kathy Jent and Peggy Galloway, both of Plant City; and three grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • RIVERA, BENIGNO P., 91, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here seven years ago from Bronx, N.Y. He was a cook, an Army veteran of World War II and was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Carmen Silva, Ocala; and two sisters, Esparaza Rivera and Ramona Rivera, both of Puerto Rico. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • ROBINSON, KIKUNO N., 71, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Japan, she came here 29 years ago. She was a dietitian and a member of Soka Gakkai. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Robinson, Tampa, and Michael E. Robinson, Lakeland; two sisters; two brothers; and two grandsons. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • RODRIGUEZ, ROGELIO E. "ROY," 91, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001) at home. He moved to Clearwater in 1970 from his native Tampa, where he worked in management for a life insurance company. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Largo and the church's men's and sanctuary choirs. He was a life member of Hillsborough Masonic Lodge 25, the Scottish Rite and Egypt Shrine Temple, all of Tampa. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Frieda; a son, Larry, and a daughter, Sylvia Y. Ferlita, both of Tampa; three stepsons, Robert Boggs, Bend, Ore., Roy Boggs, Seminole, and Mark Boggs, Largo; two stepdaughters, Debi Cole, Clearwater, and Jacque Avisa, Tarpon Springs; five sisters, Daisy Berdeal, Delfa Stone, Bertha Ferlita and Olga Marchetta, all of Tampa, and Della Olavarria, New York City; two brothers, Rene and Rubin, both of Tampa; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
  • STEVENS, WILLIAM J. JR., 73, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Baltimore, he came here five years ago from Colorado. He was a self-employed automotive mechanic, he served as a third-class petty officer in the Navy during World War II, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nancy J.; a daughter, Jarrelyn Trusen, Longmont, Colo.; four sons, Gary Michael, Reno, Nev., Randy, Tampa, Carl, Riverview, and Brian, Valrico; a sister, Laura Duncan, West Palm Beach; and nine grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • WILLIAMS, DOLES MAE, 86, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) in Brandon. She was born in Whigham, Ga. She was a nurses' aide and was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Kenneth, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
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  • BARNES, HERBERT JESSE, 86, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Jan. 5, 2001). He was born in Canandaigua, N.Y., and was a machine operator. He was Catholic and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; three sons, Melville C., Las Vegas, Herbert J. II, Zephyrhills, and George P., Canandaigua; a daughter, Ida L. Ames, Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • BIRNEY, JOSEPH A., 88, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here nine years ago from Rocky Point, N.Y. He was a supervisor of maintenance at St. Charles Hospital in New York and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hudson, and the American Legion Post 335, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; two sons, Joseph, San Diego, and Walter, Rocky Point; a daughter, Annmarie Ryan, Shoreham, N.Y; and six grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • BYERS, PAULINE LOUISE, 73, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of Pasco. Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., she came here 34 years ago from Manistique, Mich. She was a long-distance operator for Michigan Bell with 15 years of service, a homemaker and a member of Four Square Gospel Church, Hiawatha Township, Mich. Survivors include her husband, Nile; a son, Nile III, Manistique; two daughters, Nileen Wolfe, Silver Spring, Md., and Arthe Majka, Hudson; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • FAZEKAS, GEZA ANDREW, 63, of Bayonet Point, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Woodbridge, N.J., he came here 18 years ago from Phoenixville, Pa. He was a design engineer for Honeywell Borroughs Corp. and NASA and a member of Beacon Baptist Church, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Donna; two daughters, Nancy Poinsett, Pottstown, Pa., and Sally Coll, Phoenixville; three stepdaughters, Stacy Konger, Holiday, Denise Wells, Tarpon Springs, and Stevette Larschied, New Port Richey; a sister, Helen Macko, Lynchburg, Va.; and six grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • FINERTIE, MANUEL E., 40, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Hudson. Born in El Paso, Texas, he came here two years ago from East Lebanon, Maine, and was a waiter. Survivors include a son, Joel Duffina, Hudson, New Hampshire; his father, Edgar Finertie, Hayes Center, Neb.; and a brother, Joseph Goble, Taunton, Mass. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • FLETCHER, CATHERINE T., 79, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she came here 25 years ago from Miami. She was a homemaker, a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3153 Auxiliary and the Loyal Order of Moose, and was a volunteer at Saul's House at Our Lady Queen of Peace. Survivors include three daughters, Theresa Cunningham, Miami, Joyce Sweeney, Tampa, and Corrine Walker, Mulberry; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • FILIMON, MARGARET JEAN BROATCH "PEGGY," 79, of Holiday, died Friday (Jan. 5, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Canada, she came here 25 years ago from Ontario. She was a homemaker and a member of Skycrest United Methodist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two stepsons, John, Texas, and Robert, Holiday; a stepdaughter, Mary Ann, Clearwater; a brother, George Broatch, Washington; and three sisters, Grace Earl, Burlington, Ontario, Nora, Sun City, Ariz., and Barbara Meyler, Encino, Calif. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • FOSTER, MAURICE J., 76, of Wesley Chapel, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. He came here several years ago from his native Greene, N.Y. He was a manager in the manufacturing industry and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • HACK, JOSEPH R. JR., 61, of Holiday, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home. He came here 29 years ago from his native Pittsburgh and was a retired superintendent for J.T. Ward Construction Co. He was Catholic, an Army veteran from 1961 to 1965 and a National Guard veteran from 1957 to 1961. Survivors include a brother, Gerald P. "Jerry," Ohio Township, Pa.; and a sister, Carol Ann Welsh, Sewickley, Pa. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • HART, DOROTHY J., 63, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Assyria, Mich., she came here four years ago from Charleston, S.C. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include three sons, Carl C. Hart, Port Richey, Steven Hart, New Port Richey, and Perry Robson, Augusta, Ga.; a daughter, Kim Davis, Spring Hill; three sisters; and seven grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • HOLMES, JOHN MICHAEL, 46, of Holiday, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (Jan. 5, 2001) of injuries from a pedestrian-vehicle hit-and-run in Holiday. Born in Vicksburg, Miss., he moved to Holiday one year ago from Clearwater and was a carpet installer. Survivors include a brother, Ed, Palm Harbor; and two sisters, Connie Holmes and Susan Scheld, both of Dunedin. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HUFFMAN, MARY LOU, 63, of Dade City, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 6, 2001) at Pasco Community Hospital, Dade City. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she moved to Dade City 12 years ago from St. Petersburg and was a meat wrapper for a grocery store. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Jerry; two sons, Edward, Pinellas Park, and Russell, Seminole; three daughters, Gerri Garrison and Lynne Erlenbusch, both of St. Petersburg, and Roberta Huffman, Florida City; three brothers, Carlton Van Pelt, Kenneth Van Pelt and Norman Van Pelt; six sisters, Sharon White, Jacqueline Jones, Shirley Bowman, Betty Huffman, Carlene White and Linda Jober; and seven grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • IVEY, ERNEST A. JR. "ERNIE," 76, of West Palm Beach, formerly of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) at home. Born in Warrenton, Ga., he retired in 1982 after 32 years of service with Graybar Electric Co., New Port Richey, where he held positions including district marketing manager, field sales manager and branch manager. He attended Georgia Southern University and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a charter member and elder of the Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, a member of the Eola Masonic Lodge 207, Orlando, and the Kiwanis and Lions clubs. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Hinely Ivey; a son, Robert, Jacksonville; a daughter, Donna Miller, West Palm Beach; a sister, Ettie Usey, San Diego; and four grandchildren. Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.
  • JACKSON, MARSHALL, 72, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Jan. 6, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center. Born in Buffalo Valley, Tenn., he came here 51 years ago from Tennessee and was a truck driver. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Jean; two sons, Marty, Richland, and David, Zephyrhills; a daughter, Diana Branch, Zephyrhills; three brothers, Calvin and Will Alan, both of Tennessee, and Woodrow, Evansville, Ind.; three half-brothers; four sisters, Willene Hettinger, Indiana, and Edna Smith, Annie Dukes and Alene Hancock, all of Tennessee; two half-sisters; four granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • JOHNSON, EDGAR A., 85, of Ocala, formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Sylvia's Hospice House. Born in Chester, W.Va., he moved to Ocala eight years ago from New Port Richey. He was a machinist with the Colt Division of Crucible Steel and a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mary; and three sisters, Lelia McShane, Chester, Jessie Abramovic, Boynton Beach, and Doris McKinney, New Cumberland, W.Va. Hiers Memorial Chapel at TimberRidge.
  • JOHNSON, FRED C., 82, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at Tandem Healthcare,New Port Richey. Born in Logansport, Ind., he came here 23 years ago from St. Joseph, Mich. He was a service training supervisor of construction for Clark Equipment Co., Benton Harbor, Mich., and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Protestant, a member of the Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, New Port Richey, and the Scottish Rite, Grand Rapids, Mich., and a 32nd degree mason of the Lake Shore Lodge 298 F&AM, Benton Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, Michael Fred, Bellevue, Wash.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Sorensen, Troy, Mich.; a brother, Richard, Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Isabelle Ivins and Violet Putz, both of Niles; and five grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • MANZ, THOMAS E., 55, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 15 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a land surveyor and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Carol A.; three daughters, Cheryl Specioso, Endicott, N.Y., Cindy DeRosa, Long Island, and Carol Callear, New Port Richey; a brother, Raymond, Garden City, N.Y.; a sister, Marjorie, Long Island; and six grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • McGINLEY, CHARLES T., 69, of Bayonet Point, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Allentown, Pa., he retired as a professor of psychology at State University of New York, Cortland, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Lori; two sons, Kevin, Pinellas Park, and Brian, Saratoga, Calif.; two daughters, Erin McGinley, Grahamsville, N.Y., and Kelly Funk, Cortland; a brother, John B., Allentown; three sisters, Rita N. McGinley, Allentown, Theresa Pritulsky, Wilmington, Del., and Sister M. Judith S.B.S., Bensalem, Pa.; and seven grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • McGLASHAN, DOLLY, 81, of Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Forest Glen Lodge. Born in Galveston, Texas, she came here from Michigan. She was a retired real estate agent and a member of United Methodist Church, Dunedin. There are no known survivors. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • McGRATH, EDWARD M., 95, of Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He came here 24 years ago from his native Pittsburgh and was a supervisor for Bell Telephone Co. He was Presbyterian and a member of Jasmine Lakes Civic Association. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Nancy Fisher, Cape Coral; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • MOCK, VIRGINIA A., 81, of Holiday, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Akron, Ohio, she moved to Holiday 10 years ago from Largo, where she lived for 11 years. She was a retired secretary for the Colunbus, Ohio, public school district, with 25 years of service, and a member of the Christian Church, Holiday. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Donald L.; two sons, Lawrence M., Pataskala, Ohio, and Kenneth E., Warren, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • PHILLIPS, MARY J., 82, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Newark, N.J., she came here one year ago from Tennessee. She was a waitress. Survivors include two sons, Daniel Aber and Binkey Snook, both of New Jersey; six daughters, Jo-Ann Snook and Julie Snook, both of New Jersey, Susan Snook and Linda Oxendine, both of Florida, and Sandra Oxendine and Penny Hanna, both of Tennessee; a brother, Raymond Aber, Florida; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SCHEIPER, HENRY J., 91, of Hudson, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2001) at the Arbors. Born in Germany, he came here 25 years ago from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and was a cabinetmaker. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Polish League of American Veterans, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Polish American Pulaski Association. Survivors include nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SHEEHAN, DONNA F., 41, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 12 years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Michael; a son, Daniel, New Port Richey; a daughter, Meghan Sheehan, New Port Richey; her parents, Pasquale and Josephine Caldarelli; a brother, Anthony Caldarelli; and a sister, Patricia. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • SVEHLA, HENRY, 87, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Newark, N.J., he came here 25 years ago from Cranford, N.J. He was a welder for Sheet Metal Products, Newark. Survivors include his wife, Veronica; a daughter, Barbara Svehla, New Port Richey; two brothers, John and William, both of New Port Richey; and two sisters, Martha Svehla, New Port Richey, and Helen Graup, Holiday. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • WAGNER, CARL E., 84, of New Port Richey, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Baldomero Lopez State Veteran's Nursing Center, Land O'Lakes. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., he moved to New Port Richey in 1976 from St. Petersburg, where he had lived since 1946. He was the retired owner and operator of Wagner Upholstery, St. Petersburg and New Port Richey, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and usher at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, past chaplain and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a member of the American Legion Post 79 and the Father William Loesch Council Knights of Columbus, all in New Port Richey. Survivors include a son, Richard, Troy, Mich.; a daughter, Barbara Montoya, Westland, Mich.; a brother, Robert, Holiday; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • WOLFE, LINDA, 90, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Tandem Health Care, New Port Richey. Born in Morengo, Wis., she came here 34 years ago from Lakeland. She was a homemaker and a member of Community United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Beacon Square Civic Association, both in Holiday, and a member of the Nefertiti Court 84 LOSNA, New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Charles; and five sisters, Lydia Simms, Milford, Ohio, Liami Funk, Hudson, Lorraine Hopper, Leesburg, Lemira Hegg, Ontonagon, Mich., and Linnea Revis, Horseshoe Bend, Ark. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
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  • DUGAN, FRANCES D., 83, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. She was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1976 from Bethel Park, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a brother, Stephen Delach, Pittsburgh; a sister, Carole Meell, Yardley, Pa.; two nieces, Aimee and Brooke Delach; and four nephews, David, Timothy, Thomas and Douglas Meell. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
  • GARITI, SAMUEL A., 74, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Jan. 6, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Sewickley, Pa., and came here in 1976 from Pennsylvania. He retired after 30 years as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Sewickley. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in Japan. He was Catholic and a member of the American Legion and the VFW, both in Sewickley. Survivors include three brothers, George J. and Michael G., both of Clearwater, and James A., Ambridge, Pa.; two sisters, Mary G. DePace, Coral Springs, and Sara R. Maca, Lemon Grove, Calif. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • OLDENBUTTEL, EDNA M., 72, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at Manor Care Health Services. She was born in Cleveland and came here last year from Edgewater. She was an avid golfer. Survivors include a daughter, Sue A. Kappler, Clearwater; a son, John Armstrong, Lexington, Tenn.; a sister, Ann Stecker of Ohio; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • PETERS, MARGARET F. "PEG," 91, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Waltham, Mass., and came here in 1980 from Salem, N.H. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Ora "Pete"; a son, Ken Levey, Safety Harbor; two daughters, Maureen McElwain, Clearwater, and Janet Bosch, New Port Richey; a stepson, Donald, Salem; a brother, Emmett Flynn, Rotunda; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • ROUSSEAU, ARTHUR, 72, of Clearwater, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. He was born in Manchester, N.H., and came here in 1994 from Asheville, N.C. He retired as an aerospace engineer and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Elaine; two sons, Arthur and William, both of Las Vegas; two brothers, Richard and Robert, Duxbury, Mass.; and four sisters, Simone Rogers, Charleston, S.C., Constance Palumbo, Vienna, Va., Beatrice Rousseau, North Massapequa, N.Y., and Lorraine Huff, Seaford, N.Y. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
  • TORELL, PAUL BRUCE, 55, of Heathrow, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. He was born in Toronto. He was vice president of Litton Laser Systems, Orlando. He graduated in 1967 from Notre Dame University and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War with the rank of first lieutenant. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Jean; three daughters, Katrina Yorkey, Brandon, Kelly Torell, Clearwater, and Christine Sarmiento, Jackson, Tenn.; his father, Bruce, Naples, Fla.; a sister, Mary Ann Juliano, Farmington, Conn.; two brothers, Mark, Valencia, Calif., and Craig, Acworth, Ga.; and seven grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
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    • BAKER, MARY A., 85, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She came here last year from Camp Hill, Pa., and worked as an inspector for Air Craft Marine Products, Harrisburg, Pa. She was a member of Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Floyd W., and a daughter, Alice E. Spurling, both of Largo; a sister, Ida R. DeArman, Bellemont, N.C.; two grandsons, Dale R. and Jay E. Spurling, both of Clearwater; and two great-grandsons. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Largo.
    • McBRIDE, PAUL G., 90, of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in New Galilee, Pa., and came here in 1974 from Buffalo, N.Y., where he worked as a driver for 40 years with Acme Markets. He was a musician and played the organ and accordion. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific theater. He was a member of King Terrace Baptist Church, Largo, and the Mason Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Frances K.; and a nephew, Mont McBride, New Galilee. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • QUICK, ELLA MAE, 80, of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home. She came here in 1939 from her native Lakeland, where she graduated in 1938 from Lakeland High School. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Ben M.; a daughter, Donna R. Rezai, Seminole; three brothers, George Carter, Waynesborough, Va., and Tom and Ray Carter, both of Lakeland; three sisters, Jean Bryant, Lakeland, Jeanette Crews, Bartow, and Ann Boyd, Lake Wales; two granddaughters, Christina Green, St. Petersburg, and Robin Wedge, Largo; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • RUMMEL, HELEN J., 89, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Salina, Pa., and came here in 1972 from Johnstown, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include a son, Ray, Neptune, N.J.; a daughter, Thelma J. Boyer, Tamarac; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • TAYLOR, DORIS E., 71, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. She was born in Edgeley, N.D., and came here in 1984 from Kellogg, Idaho, where she retired from the city of Kellogg as secretary for the Zoning Commission. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Seminole. Survivors include two daughters, Holly Frens, Largo, and Roberta Carpenter, Escondido, Calif.; three sons, Michael Lawson, Butte, Mont., Terrance Lawson, Walla Walla, Wash., and Randal Enz, with the U.S. Air Force in Germany; two sisters, Evelyn Wohl, Beaverton, Ore., and Vona Dodge, Huntington Beach, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • WEILER, REGINA MARY, 86, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1972 from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo, an avid bingo player and a member of Down Yonder MHP Ladies Auxiliary, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Lorraine Hadley, Seminole; a grandson, Michael Peterson, and two great-granddaughters, all of Alpharetta, Ga. National Cremation Society, Largo.

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    • GEORGE, DOROTHY TOSH "DOTTY," 79, of Englewood, formerly of Indian Rocks Beach, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of South West Florida, Sarasota. She was born in Ligonier, Pa., came to Indian Rocks Beach in 1975 from Pasadena, Md., and moved in 1983 to Englewood. She retired after 20 years as a purchasing agent for Montgomery Ward in Glen Burnie, Md. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Grove City. Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Schreiber, Glen Arm, Md., and Carolyn Alley, Ocean City, Md.; five grandchildren, Joseph and James Schreiber, Lisa Sigler, Kimberly Cascio and Kelly Staub; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Peggy Offenbach. Englewood Community Funeral Home, Englewood.

    Redington Shores

    • NICHOLS, CELIA, 71, of Redington Shores, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001). Born in Waterville, Maine, she moved to Clearwater in 1999 from Longmeadow, Mass. She was a homemaker and attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, James, Clearwater, and Nicholas, New Jersey; three daughters, Linda Nichols Beyrouti, Redington Shores, Janet Nichols, St. Albans, Maine, and Ellen Kohavi, West Hartford, Conn.; two brothers, John George, Hampton, Va., and Maroon George, Queens, N.Y.; a sister, Janet George, Waterville, Maine; and 11 grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.

    Safety Harbor

    • BROWN, BEVERLY J., 74, of Safety Harbor, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home. She came here in 1955 from her native South Haven, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Safety Harbor. Survivors include two sons, Daniel A. and Charles J. Brown, both of Safety Harbor; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WAGHORNE, MARK BRIAN, 46, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here from his native Dallas. He owned and operated a restaurant. He was a Marine helicopter pilot veteran of the Vietnam War and received four Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He graduated from the University of Texas, Arlington. He was a member of American Legion Post 238, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Patricia Scott; a son, Mark Leslie, Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Darcie Michele Waghorne and Marcella Lee, both of Seattle; two stepsons, Christopher Scott and Stephen Eric Hall, both of Clearwater; and his parents, Betty and Bernard Waghorne, two brothers, Steve and Jason, and a sister, Holly Waghorne, all of Dallas. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

    St. Petersburg

    • BROWN, PORTER JR., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. He came here in 1987 from his native Philadelphia. He was a teacher at Vaux Junior High School in Philadelphia. He also was a U.S. Postal Service supervisor in Philadelphia. He was an Army veteran and received a degree from Temple University and was a member of Sigma Delta Chi, the professional journalism fraternity, and a life member of Temple Alumni. He attended Trinity Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Louise; three daughters, Evelyn Lewis, Sun City, Ariz., and Helen Winborne and Barbara Selby, both of Philadelphia; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • BROWN, SAVIOUR LAMIER, infant son of Josephine Brown of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Other survivors include a brother, Antrawn Graham; a sister, Shakira Brown; and his maternal grandmother, Angela Brown, and maternal grandfather, Ben White, both of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • CULBREATH, WILLIAM EDWARD JR. "BILL," 90, of Jacksonville, formerly of St. Petersburg and Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 2, 2001) in Jacksonville. He was born in Palmetto and was a former teacher and coach at the University of Tampa. He held employment service posts in St. Petersburg and Tallahassee. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1933 on an athletic scholarship and received a degree in journalism. In 1938, he became chairman of the State Defense Council, setting up observation towers for plane spotters and shore watch. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. In 1946, he was appointed manager of the Florida State Employment Service in St. Petersburg and in 1953 moved to Tallahassee, where he became assistant director of the Florida State Industrial Commission. He later returned to St. Petersburg as head of personnel and public relations for Pinellas Lumber Co. Through the chamber of commerce, he helped start the Committee of 100 to bring businesses to Pinellas County. He was among the first members of the Pinellas County Personnel Board and helped bring Goodwill Industries to St. Petersburg. He was a past president of the Personnel Administration Board of Central Florida, Florida Exchange Clubs and Florida Lung Association. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and the Retired Officers Association. Survivors include two nieces, Jo Ava Causey Overly, St. Petersburg, and Mahala Dent Fletcher, Thomasville, Ga.; three nephews, T. Lowell Dent, Jacksonville, Mack Dent, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Jack Dent, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a grandnephew; and two grandnieces. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
    • HARRIS, H.D. JR. "JAKE," 72, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan.7, 2001). He moved to Homosassa 20 years ago from his native St. Petersburg. He was a retired owner of Harris Upholstery, St. Petersburg, and Jake's Top Shop, Pinellas Park. He was Christian Adventist. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Pearl Egulf Harris; two sons, Hiram DeWitt III, Crystal River, and Charles William, Weeki Wachee; a daughter, Karen Anne Harris, Weeki Wachee; three brothers, George, Hampton, Va., and Gerald and William, both of Pinellas Park; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa Chapel.
    • HOLMES, ERIK WENDELL, 54, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. He was a St. Petersburg native and a carpet installer for Wholesale Carpets. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam era and a Protestant. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Survivors include three brothers, Donald W., Ellenton, Jack S., Seminole, and Frank, Jacksonville. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • MITTMAN, J. GEORGE, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 5, 2001). Born in Muscatine, Iowa, he came here in 1960 from Moline, Ill. He was a manager for General Electric in Tampa for 28 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an avid fisherman and golfer. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ann; a son, Kevin, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Nancy Waechter, St. Petersburg; a brother, Paul, Moline; three grandsons; and a granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MOORE, EARL E., 88, of Wynnewood, Pa., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 5, 2001) at Lakenau Hospital, Wynnewood. He was born in Philadelphia and recently moved from St. Petersburg to Wynnewood. He attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University and the Insurance Institute of America. He was owner of Earl Moore Inc., an appraisal service. An Army veteran of World War II, he received the Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal. He was a past trustee of the Manuscript Society and a member of the Booksellers Association of America, the American Philatelic Society, the American Numismatic Association, the Society of Appraisers and the American Philosophical Society. He enjoyed gardening. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Catherine; two sons, Stephen, Penn Valley, Pa., and Robert, Pittsburgh; and three grandchildren. Rothermel/Videon/Givnish, Havertown, Pa.
    • MURCH, ROBERT T., 72, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 29, 2000) at home following a sudden illness. Born in Nashua, N.H., he came here in 1998 from Hudson Falls, N.Y. He was a social sciences teacher and a member of the faculty of Hudson Falls Central School from 1956 to 1975, and he worked many years as a private investor. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Anselm College and his master's degree from the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He was an avid traveler and a member of the Century Club and the Endowment Society at St. Anselm. He attended St. Jude Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a nephew, Robert James Mitchell, St. Petersburg. Farwell Funeral Service, Nashua, N.H.
    • ODOM, ELLA LOUISE, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at home. She came here at an early age from her native Cochran, Ga. Locally, she was an entrepreneur for 25 years and a former employee of Dr. Royce Hobby and West Co. for 10 years. She was a member of New Congregational Church of God, where she served on the Mother Board and sang in the No. 1 Choir. She was a missionary and prayer counselor for Channel 22. Survivors include a son, Cecil Odom Jr., St. Petersburg; three daughters, Beverly Ruiz and Doris Elaine Odom, both of St. Petersburg, and Brenda Woods, Gulfport; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • PRUZYNSKI, MARGARET E., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Edward WhiteHospital. A winter resident for the past eight years, she came here from Florence, Mass. She graduated from Smith Academy in Hatfield, Mass., and McCarthy Business School. She later taught at Smith Academy for 47 years until her retirement. She was a member of Enunciation Catholic Church in Florence, Mass. Survivors include her husband, Frank B.; a daughter, Patricia A. Fairbanks, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Doris Osepowicz, Hatfield. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PaPOLOS, IRENE B., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Quebec, Canada, she came here in 1949 from Portland, Maine. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Jude's Cathedral, St. Petersburg. Survivors include three sons, Fred A. and Robert J., both of St. Petersburg, and Richard N., Palm Harbor; two daughters, Stella I. Copper, Belleville, Ill., and Ella P. Reid, Fort Washington, Md.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SANTORA, CHARLES G., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at home under hospice care. Born in New York City, he came here in 1984 from Atlantic City, N.J. He was an electronic engineer and an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and was a hospice volunteer and a math tutor at Elim Seventh-day Adventist Church. He also sponsored several overseas children. Survivors include his wife of six years, Elizabeth; a brother, Nicholas, Sarasota; two nephews; and three nieces. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • SCOTT, JOSEPH SR., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1959 from Sneads. He retired as a custodian for the St. Petersburg Times and Pinellas County Schools nine years ago. Survivors include three sons, Thornton Shingles, St. Petersburg, Joseph Scott Jr., Philadelphia, and Tracy Scott, St. Petersburg; four daughters, Mary E. Flowers, Sneads, Patricia Evans, Chattahoochee, and Tonia Scott and Quezee Hunt, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Eliza, Sneads, and Andrew, St. Petersburg; a sister, Elizabeth Lamar, Jacksonville; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two nieces. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • VALENTINE, ROBERT SR., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here many years ago from his native Gainesville. He was a custodian at Gibbs High School, retiring after 30 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert Jr., St. Petersburg, and Tony Baker, Melbourne; a daughter, Linda Valentine, and a brother, Levi Jr., both of St. Petersburg; four sisters, Evelyn Moody, Betty Dyles and Doris Valentine, all of St. Petersburg, and Ruth V. Townes, Charlotte, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH "MICKEY," 44, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Morton Plant Mease Health Care. She was a St. Petersburg native. She was an employee of Bay Pharmacy in the service and shipping department. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Darryl; three daughters, Lakesha Knight, Nicole Knight and Natasha Hill, and her mother, Inez Jordan, all of St. Petersburg; five sisters, Mary Habersham, Aiken, S.C., Ann Morrow, New York City, and Carolyn Hill, Shirley Hill and Faye Hill, all of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Bobby Hill, Michael Hill and Ricky Hill, all of St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • COLT, JAMES M., 74, a seasonal resident of Seminole, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at the VAMedical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Bellingham, Mass., and was a winter visitor for several years from Stockton Springs, Maine. He worked as a jewelry manufacturing machinist and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Margaret D. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • McCORMICK, ALICE C. RANDALL, 80, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 7, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She was born in Rocky Hill, Conn., came to St. Petersburg in 1944 and moved in 1984 to Seminole. She retired in 1997 from Baynard Appraisal Co., where she was an associate in real estate and appraisals for 50 years. She earned the MAI designation of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and was the first woman to be president of West Coast Florida Chapter Society of Real Estate Appraisers (now known as the Appraisal Institute). She was active for 18 years on state, regional and national committees of appraisal organizations, and during World War II, she volunteered for war relief and governmental organizations in Hartford, Conn. She was a member of Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church and a former member of Beta Women's Club and the Tides Country Club. Survivors include three sons, Ralph W. Randall, Goleta, Calif., Clark P. Randall, Downey, Calif., and Gary N. Randall, Rock Hill, S.C.; a stepson, R. Paul McCormick, St. Pete Beach; and three grandchildren. Casket & Urn Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

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  • SHAUGHNESSY, TIMOTHY, 48, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Bayshore, N.Y., he came here in 1970 from Bangkok, Thailand. He was a graduate of the International School in Bangkok and the College of Forestry in Washington state. He handcrafted treasure chests and did woodworking. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Helen and Richard Freriks; two brothers, Thomas, Jacksonville, and Kenneth, Patchogue, N.Y.; a stepbrother, Joseph, Hagerstown, Md.; a sister, Kathleen Burke, Port Orange; and a companion, Eva Tytar. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
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