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January 18, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, January 18, 2001

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

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  • BRECKENRIDGE, GOULEY S., 73, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Cedar Key, she came here as a young child from Ocala. She was affiliated with Coldwell Banker Investors Realty Office, Inverness. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert A.; three daughters, Jane Tessmer and Fran Brannen, both of Inverness, and Lynn Eckhardt, Spring Hill; a brother, George Whisenant, Inverness; a sister, Ann Viegas, Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • DELANEY, MARTIN J., 78, of Floral City, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001). Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he came here 16 years ago from South Onondaga, N.Y. He retired as an account executive for Haylor Fryer & Coon Inc., Syracuse, after 21 years of service and was the choir director at Onondaga United Methodist Church for many years. He was a member of the South Onondaga United Methodist Church, the Shrine Consistory of the Valley of Syracuse, the Syracuse Shrine, the Syracuse Shrine Field Band, the SPEBSQSA, Citrus County Chapter (the Barbershoppers), the Alligator 8 Barbershop Octet, the Onondaga Council of Boy Scouts and a 32nd degree member of the Masonic Lodge 502 F&AM, East Syracuse, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley Wilson Delaney; a son, David L., Marcellus, N.Y.; a daughter, Janet L. Fady, Petoskey, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness Chapel.
  • FONZO, JAMES L., 81, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2001). Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he came here 14 years ago from Colonia, N.J., and was a retired truck driver for Budweiser Co. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa, the Crystal River Moose Lodge 2013, the VFW, Colonia, and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Errigo Fonzo; two sons, James Jr., Clearwater, and Robert, Bricktown, N.J.; two daughters, Carol Reese, Wilkes-Barre, and Joanne Renz, Bricktown; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • ULRICH, WALTER, 62, of Crystal River, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Baltimore, he came here four years ago from Pasadena, Md., and was a retired master electrician for Nevamar Corp., Odenton, Md. He attended St. Benedict Catholic Church, was a member of the Elegant Pelican Pool League, the Crystal River Village Homeowners Association and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Marian; two sons, Walter Joseph and Douglas, both of Pasadena; three sisters, Bernadette Barnes, Pasadena, Patricia West, Newport, N.C., and Evelyn LaPenna, Abingdon, Md.; and two grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
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  • ADAMS, MARIE E., 77, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Jan. 13, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Muncie, Ind., she came here 11 years ago. She was a member of the VFW Post 8713 Ladies Auxiliary, the Elks Lodge 2582, both in Brooksville, and the Women of the Moose Chapter 712, Muncie. Survivors include a daughter, Gail Miller Van Och, Daytona Beach; and a brother, Robert E. Lutes, Chesapeake, Ohio. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • BATCHELDER, KLEOPATRA "CLEO," 75, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Manchester, N.H., she came here 20 years ago from Bedford, N.H., and was a shoe factory worker. She was Greek Orthodox. Survivors include three sons, Michael, Fred Jr. and Larry, all of Spring Hill; two daughters, Kay Cappuchi, Midway, Ga., and Daisey Hedges, Louisville, Ky.; several brothers and sisters; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • BROWN, ANNIE BELL, 67, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Jan. 11, 2001) at home. Born in Uniontown, Ala., she came here 37 years ago from Birmingham, Ala. She was a retired endoscopy surgical technician at Brooksville Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Josephine Street Church of the Living God, the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation, the Jerome Brown Community Center Executive Board, and the Orange Blossom Cosmetology Unit 44. Survivors include her husband, Willie, Jr.; six sons, Cleveland Pope Sr., Calvin and Harold Brown, all of Brooksville, Richard Marcus, Somerset, N.J., Ernest Brown "Pip," Birmingham, and John Henry Brown, Hephzibah, Ga.; three daughters, Cynthia Cissye Brown-Jackson and Gloria Jean Brown, both of Brooksville, and Annie Ree Johnson, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.; her mother, Cora Evans, Brooksville; a brother, Bill Pope Sr., Brooksville; 30 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Community Funeral & Service, Brooksville.
  • DEJESUS, ESTHER, 60, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she came here four years ago from Puerto Rico and was a seamstress in the garment industry. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Rafael Santiago; a son, Johnny, New York; five daughters, Ivette Maldonado, Annette and Lisette DeJesus, all of New York, Francise Vasquez, Maryland, and Suzette Lebron, Spring Hill; four sisters, Amelia Santana, Margot Cruz, Adela Matos and Sonia Gonezalez; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • DENARDO, SAMUEL J., 79, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at the Hernando Hospice House. Born in Monroe, Mich., he came here 18 years ago from Anaheim, Calif., and was a retired motor sweeper operator for Anaheim. He was an Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart, and a veteran of the Korean War, receiving the Bronze Star. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Cada-Haddon Chapter 67, the VFW 10209 and a member of the American Legion Post 0208. Survivors include his wife, Joan; a son, D. Dale, Huntington Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Darla Bonacorsi, Seattle; two brothers, Daniel, Monroe, and Mike, California; three sisters, Theresa Sutton, LaSalle, Mich., Susan Weaver and Ann Ciacelli, both of Monroe; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • GUSTIN, MAY, 78, of High Point, Spring Hill, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center. She came here 21 years ago from her native Chicago and was a homemaker. She was a Eucharistic minister and member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, was its religion teacher, was a member of its women's club and a member of the High Point Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Bill; three sons, William V., West Palm Beach, James M., Aurora, Ill., and John, Naperville, Ill.; three daughters, Bonnie Mary Hartnedy, Little Rock, Ark., Donna June Kelley, Glen Lakes, Brooksville, and Mary Jo Richardson, Orland Park, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • JERWERS, RAYMOND A., 88, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at home. Born in Kalida, Ohio, he came here 20 years ago from Lima, Ohio, and was a plant supervisor for Georgia Pacific, Ottawa, Ohio. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, the VFW Post 10209, Spring Hill, the Ohio Club and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Geneva; two sons, James, Folsom, Calif., and Steven, Aurora, Ill.; four daughters, Marlene Manning, Chesapeake Beach, Md., Madonna Tiefenthaler, Redding, Conn., Debbie Painter, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Denise Wilks, Tarpon Springs; a sister, Audrey Vandivier, Lima; 31 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.
  • KINMAN, BARBARA JANE, 67, of High Point, Brooksville, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Oxford, Ohio, she came here four years ago from Rising Sun, Ind. She was a retired office manager for a doctor, president of the High Point Mobile Patrol, member of the High Point Social Club, the Travel Club, the Fire Ladies, the Medical Board of Ivy Tech University, Lawrenceburg, Ind., the board of the Hill Forest Historical Society, Aurora, Ind., and a lifetime member of Phi Beta Kappa. Survivors include her husband, Robert W.; a son, Robert L., Rising Sun; a daughter, Jenny Roeder, Rising Sun; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • SURACE, FRANK A., 81, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He came here three years ago from his native Staten Island, N.Y., and was a retired manager in the garment manufacturing industry. He was Catholic, a retired Army veteran and VFW county commander, Staten Island. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Thomas, Toms River, N.J., and Williard Cleaver, Spring Hill; three daughters, Harriet Kerwick, Atlanta, Frances Amaro, Jamesburg, N.J., and Ellaina Nork, Spring Hill; a brother, Patrick, Staten Island; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • USSERY, HARRY WYATT JR., 41, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001). He came here 28 years ago from his native Miami and worked in the construction industry. He was Baptist and an Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, James, Tokyo, and Joel, Lady Lake; a daughter, Jena Macupa, Colorado; his parents, Harry and Gretchen Ussery, Brooksville; a brother, Michael, New Port Richey; a sister, Christina Young, Brooksville. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • WESCOTTE, ERNEST P., 55, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he came here 16 years ago from Ohio. He was a contractor in the tree service industry and firefighter in Northwood, Ohio. He was Christian. Survivors include a son, Ernest Jr., Spring Hill; his mother, Ruth Wescotte, Clearwater; a sister, Vicky, Clearwater; and his companion, Tracy Myslinski, Spring Hill. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.
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  • BLANKENSHIP, DON, 63, of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 11, 2001) in Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Judy; a daughter, Candace Blankenship; two sons, David and Scott; and two brothers, Larry and Joe. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • BOYLE, JOSEPHINE MARY, 90, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001). She was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. She was a probate clerk for Hillsborough County. Survivors include a daughter, Marie B. McGillivary, Temple Terrace; three sons, Garry Jr., Annapolis, Md., Joseph A., Tallahassee, and Thomas M., Tampa; a sister, Sister Marie Josephine Frese, O.S.F., Tampa; a brother, Karl W. Frese, Tampa; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • BROWDER, GARY W., 50, of Seffner, died Saturday (Jan. 13, 2001). Born in Marked Tree, Ark., he came to the Tampa area in 1963. He was a subcontractor for First Florida Construction & Remodelers Inc. and was Baptist. Survivors include his fiancee, Lori Martin; his parents, George and Magdalene Browder, Seffner; five daughters, Starla Browder, Andie Browder, Bobbie Jo Browder and Peggy Kaye Bullard, all of Seffner, and Judith Browder, Brandon; two stepdaughters, Kurstin and Whitney Whitcomb, both of Valrico; two stepsons, Angelo Valdes and Joseph Whitcomb, both of Valrico; a brother, Tommy Browder, Brandon; four sisters, Peggy McIntosh, Carolyn Allred, Shirley Brown and Debbie Gail Browder, all of Seffner; and eight grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • CARTER, MILDRED N., 92, of Seffner, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001). Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Pippin and Glenda Austin; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FREED, GLADYS S., 90, of Plant City, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) in Plant City. She was born in Pierceton, Ind. She was a licensed practical nurse, she was a member of Eastern Star Chapter No. 78 and Hope Lutheran Church. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Wagner, Plant City, and Carol Cox, Rome City, Ind.; three sons, James Berger, Fort Wayne, Ind., Jerry Berger, Churubusco, Ind., and Robert Berger, Great Falls, Mont.; four stepdaughters, Lois Nelson, Fremount, Ind., Phyllis Pendergrass, Anaheim, Calif., Joyce Raifsnider, Sturgis, Mich., and Jeanine Putman, Fort Wayne; 39 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and 52 great-great-grandchildren. Haynes Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • KAPP, GILBERT D., 83, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he moved to St. Petersburg in 1963 from Tampa. He was an Army Air Forces master sergeant and a prisoner of war in World War II. He was a member of Elks Lodge 297 and was a Mason. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Dorothy R.; a daughter, Bonnie Jean Kapp, Channelview, Texas; two sons, Donald G., New Port Richey, and William J., Greenville, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
  • McCAMIS, FLORENCE "FLO" THRESA, 65, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she came here 14 years ago from Illinois. She was a secretary and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Darrel E.; nine children; her mother, Helen Casanta, Valrico; and eight grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MULHEARN, LINA, 103, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001). Survivors include a son-in-law, Eldon E. Marvel; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PARKER, MARY H., 83, of Brandon, died Friday (Jan. 12, 2001) at Hawthorne Care Center. She was born in Fountain. She was a registered nurse. Survivor includes a niece, Eunice Herndon, Lake City. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • RANSOM, PEARLIE MAE, 79, of Odessa, died Monday (Jan. 8, 2001) in Odessa. Born in Dublin, Ga., she came here several years ago. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a stepson, Emmitt Ransom, Odessa. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • REYES, MARGARITA D., 89, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Cuba, she came here in 1988. She was a seamstress and was Catholic. Survivors include two brothers, Roberto, Las Vegas, and Rafael, Miami; and four sisters, Caridad Rodriguez and Esther T. Reyes, both of Tampa, Francisca Reyes, Las Vegas, and Nena Reyes, Cuba. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • SAUVAGEOT, JOHN HOWARD, 55, of Brandon, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Wheeling, W.Va., he came to the Tampa area in 1985. He was former owner and operator of John's Amusements. Survivors include his wife, Josephine "Josie" J.; a daughter, JoAnn Lancaster; a son, Frank; two stepdaughters, Joy Liposchak and Charlene Painter; two stepsons, Ronald Liposchak and Charles Painter Jr.; four brothers, Brett, Artie, Mark and Dean; and 15 grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SOLOMON, CLARENCE, 54, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001). He was born in Webster. He was a barber. Survivors include his daughter, Jocelyn Solomon; and two sons, Brent L. and C. Trevor. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • YARBROUGH, JERRY WAYNE, 52, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001). He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. He was a Air Force veteran. Survivors include his parents, Daniel F. and Wilma Yarbrough; two daughters, Audrey Black and Heather Yarbrough; and a granddaughter. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
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  • CAIRNS, VIOLA E., 87, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Hoboken, N.J., she came here 20 years ago from Hackensack, N.J. She was a retired packer for Bendix Corp. and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Club Wildwood Association. Survivors include her husband, James. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • GADOURY, NORMA H., 61, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Hartford, Conn., she came here 11 years ago from El Toro, Calif., and was a waitress. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert; a son, Scott, Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, Nancy Winters, Uxbridge, Conn., and Cathy Geisen, Aliso Viejo, Calif.; a sister, Ellen Russo, Willimantic, Conn.; and five grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • GLOSS, RAYMOND J., 94, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here 18 years ago from his native Cheektowaga, N.Y., where he was a heavy equipment operator for the Cheektowaga Highway Department. He was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Foley, Port Richey; a brother, Frederick, Lancaster, N.Y.; a sister, Mae Lina, New York; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • JOHNSON, DONALD R., 64, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000). Born in Paris, Ill., he came here 12 years ago from Jacksonville. He was the owner/operator of Cycle Springs, Palm Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Marlene; one son; and two daughters. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • KAMZELSKI, CHARLES J., 79, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at home. Born in Philadelphia, he came here four years ago from Horsham, Pa. He was a chief petty officer in the Navy and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the Polish Legion of American Veterans Dennis Orloski Post 184, both of New Port Richey, and the Knights of Columbus, Horsham. Survivors include his wife, Catherine; a son, Ronald, Schwenksville, Pa.; a daughter, Sandra Klose, Surf City, N.J.; a sister, Wanda Glembocki, Philadelphia; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • KOVACIC, JOHN V., 51, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001). Born in Brownsville, Pa., he came here seven months ago from Cleveland. He was a truck driver for Arrow Fabricating, Ohio, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and member of the Military.Com Website Club. Survivors include two sons, John Jr., Cleveland, and William Lawson, New Port Richey; his father, John, Parma, Ohio; a brother, Gary, Deerfield, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • KROMIS, RALPH E., 88, of Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at home. Born in Drums, Pa., he came here 27 years ago from Sterling Heights, Mich. He was a supervisor for Textron Industries and a school bus driver for Pasco County for 12 years. He was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Port Richey, and the Masonic Lodge, Detroit. Survivors include a son, Edward, Port Richey; four brothers, Victor, Long Beach, Calif., Curtis, Drums, Howard, Bayonet Point, and Claire, California; two sisters, Gladsie Astleford, Ocala, and Lula Shultz, Hudson; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • LOPATA, MARGARET A., 69, of Hudson, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Residence. Born in Chatham, N.J., she came here 42 years ago from Morristown, N.J. She was a homemaker and member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Butch and Bob, both of New Port Richey; a daughter, Patricia Ritter, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Harry and Terry, both of Hudson; a sister, Geraldine Hanson, Hudson; and five grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • McCULLY, GLENN ELY "SONNY," 59, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Enid, Okla., he came here 10 years ago from Hennessey, Okla., and was a heavy equipment operator for Hensel-Phelps Construction, Little Rock, Ark. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; a son, Glenn, Oklahoma City; two stepsons, Curt Chandler, Spring Hill, and Kristopher Chandler, New Port Richey; a daughter, Glenda Sue McCully, Dunedin; and seven grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • McINROY, VIRGINIA R., 84, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Heather Hills Nursing Home. Born in Wellsboro, Pa., she came here 22 years ago from Honesdale, Pa., and was a retail sales clerk for Dillard's Department Store, Wellsboro. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Edward; a son, Edward T., Weatherly, Pa.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • MORFOGENIS, GEORGE, 85, of Port Richey, died Friday (Jan. 12, 2001) at Harborside Health Care. He came here 20 years ago from his native New York City and was a retired cook in the food service industry. He was Greek Orthodox and a member of the AHEPA Hellenic Social Club and the Italian-American Club, both in New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Edith; and several nephews. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • NEVINS, LOUISE E., 81, of Land O'Lakes, formerly of Holiday, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Ada, Ohio, she came to Florida in 1970 from Columbus, Ohio. She was a cafeteria manager for St. Paul's School, Westerville, Ohio, with more than 10 years of service. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, James A., Lancaster, Ohio; a daughter, Nancy Baisden, Land O'Lakes; a sister, Dorothy Dake, Fresno, Calif.; two grandsons; two stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandson. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • PARVU, NICHOLAS, 77, of Zephyrhills, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center. He came here three years ago from his native North Tonawanda, N.Y., and was a teacher in the public school system. He was Catholic. Survivors include his companion, Mae Herman, Zephyrhills. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • RANFTLE, MILDRED, 74, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Tandem Healthcare, New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 10 years ago from Liberty, N.Y., and was a teller at Fleet Bank, New York. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Bella Farquhar, Livingston Manor, N.Y.; a sister, Dorothy Lopez, Spring, Texas; and two grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • SEARCY, R.C., 80, of Holiday, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001). Born in Dennis, Miss., he came here 21 years ago and was a construction worker. He was Baptist and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include five daughters, Gaye Harrison and Linda Cotton, both of Belleview, Cassandra Searcy, Holiday, Regina Catania, Chesapeake, Va., and Carissa Searcy, New Port Richey; a brother, Archie, Douglasville, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • SEYMOUR, RICHARD F., 74, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at Hospice House of Pasco. He came here 25 years ago from his native Buffalo, N.Y. He was a retired chief boatswain mate in the Coast Guard, with 23 years of service, and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Lutheran and a member of the Elks, the VFW, the Moose and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Katheran; and a stepdaughter, Carolyon Harold, Belen, N.M. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • STASCH, ALBERT, 73, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Brooksville Nursing Care Center. Born in Harrisburg, Pa., he came here 18 years ago from Dearborn, Mich., and was an electrician in the steel industry. He was Lutheran and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Marge; a son, Sandy, Northville, Mich.; a daughter, Shirley Kerchinsky, Romulus, Mich.; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • WHITTEN, MILDRED, 90, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Harborside HealthCare, Palm Harbor. She came here 27 years ago from her native Grand Rapids, Mich., where she was a cashier for Kroger Grocery Store for 14 years. She was a member of the Holiday United Church of Christ and the Tanglewood Mobile Home Ladies Society. Survivors include her husband, Juel S.; three sons, Daniel, Palm Harbor, Dave, Grand Rapids, and Tom, Middleville, Mich.; a daughter, Terri Spitz, Palm Harbor; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-gradnchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • WOJCIUCH, FERDINAND "FRED," 85, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Cleveland, he came here 23 years ago from Des Plaines, Ill. He was a tool and die machinist and member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Martha; a brother, Raymond, Arizona; two sisters, Celia Andres, Wisconsin, and Helen Golat, Indiana; and five grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
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  • HAUKLAND, SIGWAL, 97, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at home. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and came here in 1980 from Wisconsin. He retired as a cabinetmaker and was a Marine veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Harms, Roberts, Mont.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • KOLB, ADELE, 89, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • SCHUELER, MARSCHALL C. JR., 65, of Clearwater, died Friday (Jan. 12, 2001) at home. He was born in East Orange, N.J., and came here in 1995 from Mount Pleasant, N.J. He worked as a salesman for Tropical Breeze Publications, Safety Harbor. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Hannelore; a son, Peter Market, Fort Pierce; two daughters, Tisha Rodriquiez, Burbank, Calif., and Susan Wolcot, Matawan, N.J.; a sister, Jeannie Payne, Alecante, Spain; and seven grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
  • TRIMBLE, WANDA MAE, 72, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Tandem Nursing Home, Seminole. She was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1983 from Stow, Ohio. She worked as a comptroller for 16 years for Girves Brown Derby. She was an Episcopalian and a member of the AARP and the Restaurant Association. Survivors include a daughter, Sheryl Blume, Clearwater; a son, David Petty, Houston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • WILSON, THELMA T., 93, of Tampa, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. She was born in Jacksonville and moved to Tampa in 1995 from Clearwater. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Paula Wilson, Tampa; a son, George O. Wilson III, Tampa; a brother, Woodrow Picket, Pembroke, Ga.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
  • WINGATE, MARY T., 82, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Marietta. She was born in Douglasville, Ga., came here in 1948 from South Carolina and moved in 1998 to Marietta. She retired as a bookkeeper after 15 years with Dunedin Middle School. She was a Marine veteran of World War II. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater, and several church groups, and a member of the Florida Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include three daughters, Brenda G. Rice, Marietta, Myra S. Pic, Vesta, Ga., and Janel M. Bush, Vancouver, British Columbia; two brothers, Cal Thomas, Dawsonville, Ga., and Pete Thomas, Elberton, Ga.; a sister, Betty Tatum, Atlanta; and three grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • Dunedin

    • NOLTE, REBECCA "BECKY," 77, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Kentucky and came here in 1979 from Cincinnati, where she retired as an inventory supervisor for Levi Strauss Co. She was a volunteer for 21 years at Ruth Eckerd Hall and Mease Dunedin Hospital, and a member of Union Street United Methodist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Randy, Bradenton; a sister, Cleta Steele, Hamilton, Ohio; a brother, Arron Blanton, Dayton, Ohio; and a grandson, Daymond Nolte, Bradenton. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • OLSON, VALBORG OLIVIA, 85, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Hartford, Conn., and came here in 1965 from Litchfield, Conn. She was a medical technologist and worked for Cornell University. She was a volunteer at Mease Dunedin Hospital and at Torrington Hospital, Torrington, Conn. She was a member of Congregational Church in Norfolk, Conn. Survivors include several cousins. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • WEEKS, LILLIAN B., 88, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Waverly, N.Y., and came here from Little Falls, N.Y. She was a teacher and a homemaker. She was a member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Susan W. Agor of New York; a son, William J., Mountain Home, Ark.; and five grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • BREISH, AMY E., 79, of Largo, died Thursday (Jan. 11, 2001) in Jacksonville. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1972 from Cinnaminson, N.J. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette M. Gordon, Largo; four grandchildren, Paul Scott and Glenn R. Craig, both of Largo, Carole E. Emerson, Jacksonville, and Tracey L. Alchin, Palm Harbor; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Jacksonville.
    • RAMSEY, VERNON LETTIE POSEY, 82, of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She was born in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., and came here in 1962 from Atlanta. She was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, the Diabetes Association and Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was a member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo and an avid bridge player. Survivors include two sons, Jefferson M. and Frederick V., Largo; and a granddaughter, Rachel Torda, Washington, D.C. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • WHITELEY, DOROTHY J., 79, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1974 from her native Lancaster, Ohio. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Clearwater, an avid golfer and a member of the Triangle Club. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Lou Linke, Venice, Fla., and Carol Jean DeLong, Zephyrhills; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • BENEDETTO, FRANK J., 67, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at home. He was born in Bayonne, N.J., and came here in 1993 from Fort Monmouth, N.J. He retired from the Army as a warrant officer after 30 years and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, an active member of the MacDill Air Force Base Golf Club and a member of the Elks Lodge in New Jersey and Arizona for 27 years. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mary T.; a daughter, Michelle K. Johnson, Middle Island, N.Y.; a stepson, Alfred A. Codispodi, Loch Arbour, N.J.; six brothers, Tony, Miami, and Michael, Gene, Vick, Nick and Pat, all of Bayonne; two sisters, Mary Noto, Sunrise, and Madeline Broszka, Bayonne; and three grandchildren, Alyssa and Cole Johnson, both of Middle Island, and Tanya Codispodi, Loch Arbour. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • FRANCIS, OLIVER M., 80, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Jan. 12, 2001) at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in Lincroft, N.J., and came here in 1998 from Little Silver, N.J. He was a chemical engineer with an administrative degree and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi at the University of Alabama and Tri-State University in Indiana. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; a brother, George, Santa Clara, Calif.; and two sisters, Connie Calandrillo, Red Bank, N.J., and Myra Hunter, Neptune, N.J. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • KACZOR, RALPH S., 85, of State College, Pa., a winter visitor to Palm Harbor, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Fairways at Brookline Village, State College. He was born in Carnegie, Pa., and had been a winter visitor since 1990. He retired in 1976 as professor emeritus of economics at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. He graduated in 1939 from Kent State University and earned a doctorate from Syracuse University. He was an Army veteran of World War II with the rank of first lieutenant. He served under Gen. George S. Patton and attended the University of Manchester, England. He attended Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, State College. He was an avid golfer and recorded three holes in one. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Varley; a daughter, Eleanor K. Martin, State College; two sisters, Sophia Hildebrand, New Providence, N.J., and Marian Bravis, Lakewood, Ohio; two brothers, Edward, Milan, Ohio, and Frank, Seattle; and four grandchildren. Koch Funeral Home, State College.

    Seminole

    • HUGHES, JAMES JOSEPH JR., 75, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He moved here in 1962 from his native Philadelphia. He was a retired salesman and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, LaVerna G.; a daughter, Carol Defrancesco of Florida; a son, James Hughes of Pennsylvania; and a stepson, Earl Roland of Pennsylvania. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Tarpon Springs

    • KAYSER, JAN, 57, of Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • QUARTERMAN, RICHARD JR., 75, of Copiague, N.Y., formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at the VA Medical Center in Northport, N.Y. He was born in Tarpon Springs and lived there until he joined the Army in 1941. He attended Union Academy in Tarpon Springs and Pinellas High School. After World War II, he returned to Tampa and in 1948 moved to New York, where he lived in Freeport, Glen Cove, and Copiague and worked as a manager of a branch of dry cleaning businesses. He was Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Melody Quarterman of New York; a brother, Alfred, Port Richey; a companion, Bernadette Anderson, Copiague; and several nieces and nephews. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
    • WILLIAMS, BETTY A., 49, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Johnstown, Pa., and came here in 1999 from Norfolk, Va. She worked as a cook for a catering business and was a member of Mount Herman Missionary Baptist Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a son, Douglas, Morehead City, N.C.; three brothers, Edward Williams, Wilmington, Del., George Wilson, Cleveland, and Charles Wilson, Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Jacqueline Wilson, Manhattan, N.Y., and Billie Doreen Hackett, McKeesport, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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  • COUCCI, THOMAS M., 85, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Italy, he came here in 1973 from Pasadena, Md. He retired from Westinghouse-Baltimore as an expediter after 20 years. Locally, he was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. He was a self-employed contractor, specializing in woodworking and carpentry. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Dorothy; a son, James A. Jefferson, Crittenden, Ky.; a brother; and a sister. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
  • Pinellas Park

    • CARLSON, RICHARD E. "DICK," 73, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He came here in 1948 from his native Warren, Pa. He was a finishing carpenter and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include four sons, Howard V. Miller, Riverview, Philip J. Miller, Lafayette, Ind., Robert A. Miller, Crestview, and Richard E. Carlson II, Brooksville; four daughters, Marianne Cruz, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Lillie L. Lawaetz, Savannah, Ga., Joyce Stone, St. Petersburg, and Cathy Jo Weichman, Pinellas Park; two brothers, Martin, Pinellas Park, and William, Warren; a sister, Betty Johnson, Warren; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CAUDILL, LEE, 75, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Kentucky, he came here in 1987 from Westland, Mich. He was a machine operator for General Motors for 31 years. He was a member of Bayshore Freewill Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ethel; two sons, Lee Jr. and Jerry, both of Westland; three brothers, Grant, Premium, Ky., Boyd, Newport, Tenn., and Paul, Taylor, Mich.; five sisters, Essie Mullins, Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Bessie James, Sallie Jones, Hazel Back and Sandra Caudill, all of Premium; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • CISMOWSKI, LA FERN M. "SUSIE," 77, of Pinellas Park and Seminole, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Chattanooga, Ohio, she retired in 1993 as a waitress for several restaurants after 20 years of service. She was an auxiliary member of American Legion Post 296 and VFW Post 1421. She enjoyed dancing. Survivors include two sons, Dennis M. Cismowski, Enterprise, Ala., and Kevin L. Cismowski, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Berneice A. Bollenbacher, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Ind.
    • FERRO, DOROTHY M. "DOTTIE," 76, of Mainlands Unit 3, Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at Palm Gardens of Largo. She came here in 1990 from her native Philadelphia. She retired as a mail order clerk for Sears. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinellas Park, where she was a member of the Legion of Mary and Young at Heart and was a Eucharist minister. Survivors include two sons, Eugene and Daniel, both of Philadelphia; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • HOOD, THERESE HELEN, 73, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1966 from her native Worcester, Mass. Survivors include a sister, Rita C. Prevsok, Worcester; and a nephew, John Prevosk, Apopka. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • STEVENSON, JUNE B., 84, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Detroit, She came here in 1958 from Oxford, Mich. She was a waitress for 16 years at Eckerd Drugs at Park Plaza, Pinellas Park. She was a member of DAV Post 91 Auxiliary, Pinellas Park. Survivors include three sons, Neil R. Perry, Pinellas Park, Robert O. Perry, Floral City, and William D. Perry, Portland, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    St. Petersburg

    • COOK, LESTER H., 94, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Cleveland, Va., he came here in 1970 from Williamson, W.Va. He was a lifetime employee for Norfolk and Western Railroad, West Virginia, was a veteran of the Army Reserve and served in World War II. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Vicie; two sons, Peter C., St. Petersburg, and Barry L., Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; a daughter, Kay Powers, Alexandria, Va.; a brother, William, Cleveland, Va.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • COOPER, CLARENCE, 78, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Survivors include a son, Ronald, St. Petersburg. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • COOPER, KENNETH H., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at IHS of Pinellas Park. Born in Osage County, Kan., he came here in 1972 from Denver. He was a carpenter and a member of the AFL Carpenters and Joiners of America and the National Chinchilla Breeders Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors include two brothers, Harold, Mesa, Ariz., and Dean, McAllen, Texas. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FLANAGAN, JAMES A., 47, of Fall River, Mass., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001) at the VA Hospital of Rhode Island after a brief illness. He was born in Northampton, Mass. He was a 24-year veteran of the Coast Guard, rising to senior chief petty officer. Among other assignments, he was officer in charge at the Light Station at Egmont Key and was a supervisor for USCG Group, St. Petersburg. He was a member of the USCG Chief Petty Officers Association and was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Survivors include a daughter, Lauren C. Flanagan, St. Petersburg; his parents, Augustin F. and Doris, Fall River; four brothers, Michael A., Oreland, Pa., Joseph P., Old Saybrook, Conn., and John L. and Mark D., both of Fall River; a sister, Kathryn F. Park, Taunton, Mass.; and six nieces and nephews. Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth, R.I.
    • HAGGETT, MARIE E. FARLEY, 67, of Hudson, N.H., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Jan. 11, 2001) at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, N.H. She was born in Nashua. She was a caseworker for the state of Florida. She was a member of the Catholic Women's Guild of Church of the Transfiguration, St. Petersburg. She enjoyed traveling. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Raymond A. Sr.; five sons, Raymond A. Jr., Largo, Edward A., Clearwater, David A., Manchester, N.H., Douglas P., Hudson, N.H., and Joshua J., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Deborah Montoya, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; two brothers, Richard Farley and Bruce Farley, and a sister, Virginia Vincent, all of St. Petersburg; two half-sisters, Doris Farley, Jacksonville, and Cindy Potter, St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson, N.H.
    • HAMRIC, LUCY M., 96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Abbey Rehab & Nursing Home in St. Petersburg. Born in Goose Creek, W.Va., she came here in 1995 from Gallup, N.M. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gallup. She retired as a seamstress for a linen supply company in Charleston, W.Va. Survivors include three sisters, Lelia Ferguson and Jewell V. Blair, both of St. Petersburg, and Grace Sitraro, Akron, Ohio. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LAROCHELLE, YVONNE, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Sorel, Quebec, she came here in 1971 from Northbridge, Mass. She was a retired assembler for an electronics manufacturer in Ashland, Mass. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include two nephews, Richard Paulhus, Whitinsville, Mass., and Joseph Larochelle of Northbridge. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LeCOMTE, JACK E., 84, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 12, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. A native of Newark, N.J., he came here 13 years ago from Tampa. He was the owner of LeComte Sales Co., Tampa. He was an Army Airborne veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star. He was a lifetime member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans. He was a volunteer at Bay Pines and the St. Petersburg Police Department. He was Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jean; a son, Richard, Colorado; and a grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LETTE, MARK STEVEN, 37, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 13, 2001). He was born in Charlotte, N.C., and came here 23 years ago. He was a heating and air conditioning independent contractor and a Navy veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Marie Lette, Matthews, N.C.; his mother and stepfather, Dorothy L. and William H. West, Charlotte; and two sisters, Karen E. Lette, Mooresville, N.C., and Lori L. Maxwell, Tega Cay, S.C. Hankins & Whittington, Charlotte, N.C.
    • McGEEHAN, JOSEPH PATRICK, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here as a young boy from his native Philadelphia. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Bridget Tucker, St. Petersburg, and Maggi Barlow, Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, Dan, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Margie Semento, Saugerties, N.Y., and Marie Ewin, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and caregivers Gina Wing and Jun Marzuey. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • PARSLOW, JOSEPH HOWARD, 64, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 12, 2001). He was born in Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Deidra; three sons, Matthew, Michael and Russell, and a daughter, Kimberly Smith, all of St. Petersburg; a sister, Carol Dalton, Tampa; and five grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • RACSKO, NANCY F., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) of cancer at Hospice House Woodside. Born in North Braddock, Pa., she came here as a seasonal resident for more than 20 years from North Huntingdon, Pa. Locally, she attended Holy Family Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, John W. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHATZ, BOB, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at the Laurels Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in St. Louis, he came here in 1976 from Fort Lauderdale. He was a retired salesman for ICN Pharmaceutical Co. He was Protestant. There are no known survivors. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SKIBA, BEVERLY, 53, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 2001) at her sister's home in St. Petersburg. She came here in 1965 from her native Middletown, Ohio. She was a teachers assistant in Pinellas County schools. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Arcidiacono, St. Petersburg; a brother, James "Trick" Vanderpool, Franklin, Ohio; two sisters, Dolores Lewis, Xenia, Ohio, and Norma Woods, St. Petersburg. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • THIBODEAU, LILLIAN L., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2001) at Westminster Shores Health Center. Born in Presque Isle, Maine, she came here in 1994 from Sarasota. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a sister, Patricia Sheldon, Windsor, Conn. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • TRAPANI, MARGHERITA, 98, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 12, 2001) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of natural causes. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she came here several years ago from Coram, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ignazio. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • WILSON, JOHNNIE JR., 42, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at St. Anthony'sHospital. He was a St. Petersburg native and was employed at a St. Petersburg retirement home. Survivors include a daughter, LaToyisher Kelson, Avondale, Ga.; a son, Johnnie L. Wilson, St. Petersburg; his father, Johnny Sr., St. Petersburg; four sisters, Gertrude McGill, Gulfport, and Linda Jones, Deborah Wilson and Angel Wilson, all of St. Petersburg; five brothers, Johnny Lee Anderson, Emory Wilson, Poley "Joe" Wilson, Damion Wilson and Johnny Wilson, all of St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • CAMPBELL, JOHN P., 94, of South Pasadena, formerly of Redington Shores, died Wednesday (Jan. 10, 2001) at Pasadena Manor, South Pasadena. Born in Scotland, he came here in 1942 from California. He was a prominent builder on the beaches. He was a member of the Madeira Beach Mason Lodge, the Foresters and Carpenters Union, and the Scottish Royal Order of Clan Bruce. He was a past member of Pass-a-Grille Community Church and the Church of Scotland. Survivors include his daughter, Sylvia Campbell, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Neptune Society, Palm Harbor.

    Treasure Island

    • HOLLAND, DONELLE S. "KITTY," 79, of Treasure Island, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Hemingway, S.C., she came here in 1960 from Atlanta. She was the former owner of Kitty's Hair Styles, St. Pete Beach. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Robert H.; a son, Gene R. Gunn Sr., Kaneohe, Hawaii; a brother, Lamuel Scurry, Fruitland; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
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