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February 24, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Saturday, February 24, 2001

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

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  • CADE, YVONNE L., 76, of Homosassa, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001). Born in Princeton, Ill., she came here seven years ago from Wynett, Ill. She was a retired nurse and attended the Lecanto senior citizens center. She was Baptist. Survivors include her son, Marvin Parrott; six brothers, Eugene Mecum, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Sonny, Oregon, Ill., Chuck, Princeton, Ill., Donald, Kasbeer, Ill., Bill, Dover, Ill., and Kenny, Kasbeer, Ill.; a sister, Bernice Powers, Peoria, Ill.; and one grandson. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • CORMIER, ANITA E., 75, of Flora City, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Hingham, Mass., she came here 14 years ago from Rockland, Mass. She and her husband, Lawrence, co-owned Anita Marie's Coffee and Doughnut Shop in Rockland from 1954 to 1983. She was a 21-year active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 41 years; a daughter, Karen F. Medlim, Palm Bay; a stepson, Richard D., Bristol, Conn.; and four grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • ENGEL, BERNARD F., 73, of Hernando, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) in Inverness. Born in Framingham, Mass., he came here more than eight years ago from Arlington Heights, Ill. He was a director of management information services, a veteran of the Coast Guard, a member of Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, and a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Janet; two sons, George, Edison, N.J., and Kevin, Cincinnati; two daughters, Susan Stanley, Prichard, W.Va., and Nancy Johnson, La Grange Park, Ill.; a sister, Marie Kane, Ashland, Mass.; 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; several nephews and nieces. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • GUMM, STANLEY G., SR., 68, of Beverly Hills, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at home. Born in Great Neck, N.Y., he came here five years ago from Port Washington, N.Y. He was a retired shop foreman for Utensco and an avid reader. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Ada M.; two sons, Stanley G. Jr., Riverhead, N.Y., and Airman Third Class George Albert III in the Navy stationed aboard the carrier USS Harry S. Truman; a brother, David Edmont Sr., Hernando; and two sisters, Barbara DeLaCruz, Hernando, and Katherine Albrecht Daniels, Beverly Hills; and several nephews and nieces. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • INGEBRETSEN, AASE, 87, of Lecanto, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) in Lecanto. Born in Norway, she came here 10 years ago from Gaithersburg, Md. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter, Lill Ann Parry, Sugarmill Woods; two brothers, Anders Kristian Salevesen, and Lars Petter Salevesen; and two sisters, Borghild Gulbrandsen, and Synonnve Andersen, all of Norway; and a grandson. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Homosassa.
  • LIVENGOOD, LELAND U., 73, of Dunnellon, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. He was born in Norwalk, Ohio, and he moved to Dunnellon in 1992 from Palm Harbor. He was the retired owner of a travel trailer park in Palm Harbor and an Army and Navy veteran of World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Doris Lee; two sons, Lee Harrington, Homosassa, and Byron, Dunnellon; a daughter, Vicki Wagner, Dunnellon; a sister, Gladys Martin of Indiana; a half-sister, Vera Messenberg, Norwalk, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • NEALON, FRED, 72, of Inverness, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at home under the care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. He came here 26 years ago from his native Jersey City, N.J. He retired from B.S. Pollack Hospital in Jersey City as a custodian with more than 20 years of service. He was Catholic. Survivors include his son, Fred Jr; and a brother, Steven, both of Jersey City; two sisters, Elizabeth Regan, Inverness, and Helen Constantino, Bayonne, N.J.; several nephews and nieces; and four grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • TREMANTE, JOSEPH, 50, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Feb. 20 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Italy, he came here 25 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a cook and Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Fortunata; seven brothers, Vincent, Crystal River, Luigi, Franco, and Antonio, all of Merritt Island, Enrico, Inverness, Carmine, Defiance, Ohio, and Mario, Beverly Hills; several nephews and nieces. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • APARO, ANGELO, 85, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at home. Born in New Haven, Conn., he came here 11 years ago from New Britain, Conn. He was a retired machine operator for Fafner Bearing. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Concetta; a son, Salvatore, Newington, Conn.; two daughters, Anne Kuzyk, Bristol, Conn., and Toni Zoccoli, Spring Hill; two brothers, James, Georgia, and Paul, Italy; a sister, Maria Lagana, Hartford, Conn.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • BRAMMER, FAITH BROWN, 84, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at home. Born in Lawton, Mich., she came here 24 years ago from Silver Spring, Md. She was a retired grant analyst for National Institutes of Health and a Marine Corps veteran who attained the rank of sergeant. She attended Grace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Kalb, Spring Hill, and Audrey Brammer, Lutz; and two grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • BUCKLAND, DOROTHY J., 90, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center. She came here 15 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and a member of Mariner United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Roy. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • CHRIST, JUANITA, 64, of Weeki Wachee, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at home. Born in Vincennes, Ind., she came here four years ago from Solon, Ohio. She was a retired myotherapist and Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Peter; a son, Alan, Cleveland; two daughters, Kim Wilson, Weeki Wachee, and Cindi Aber, Lombard, Ill.; parents, Harry and Lucy Crowle, Chehalis, Wash.; a brother, Jim Crowle, Kent, Wash.; two sisters, Jan Wolf, Perry, Ohio, and Darleen Station, Chehalis, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Robert and Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill.
  • ECKLUND, WILLIAM R., 47, of Dade City, formerly of Brooksville, died Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at James A. Haley VA Hospital. Born in Escanaba, Mich., he moved to Dade City 24 years ago from Brooksville. He was employed as a landscaper for Evans Properties and was a Navy veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Jacqueline Kline, and his stepfather, Walter Kline, both of Dade City; three brothers, Jack, Gatlinburg, Tenn., Paul, New Port Richey, and John, Dade City; two sisters, Joy Ecklund, Dade City, and Linda Bennett, Masaryktown; two stepbrothers, Darrell and Duane Edwards, both of Dade City; a stepsister, Debbie Edwards, Houston; and grandmother, Bell Frappier, Escanaba, Mich. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • LEARNARD, FRANCES ELIZABETH, 92, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital. Born in New York, she moved here 14 years ago from Fort Lee, N.J. She was a retired nurse. Survivors include her daughter, Frances Sonntag, Spring Hill; and two grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • TORNER, VICTORIA, 81, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice House. Born in Hum na Sutli, Croatia, she moved here 26 years ago. She was a chef and enjoyed gardening, walking and knitting. She was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Drago Ocko, and a sister, Milica Starverski, both of Croatia; several nephews and nieces. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
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  • COONE, CLARENCE V., 84, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) in Plant City. He was a lifelong resident of Florida. He was a citrus grower, World War II Army veteran and was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Bill Bailey, Lakeland, and Richard Bailey, Plant City; a brother, Kenneth Coone, Washington; four sisters, Eloise Gordon and Doralea Bass, both of Plant City, Peggy Bramble, Lakeland, and Betty Jean Ramer, Lake Wales; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • GARCIA, PABLO P., 66, of Tampa, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2001). Survivors include his wife, Lazara; two sons, Pablo and Emilio Garcia; three daughters, Marlene Mendez, Ana Roche, and Roxana Rivera; a brother, Juan Garcia; two sisters, Leyda Diego and Marta Garcia; and seven grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HARVILLE, EDWARD J., 80, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) in Tampa. He was born in Greenville. He was a drywall installer and repairman and attended Celebration Free Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene; four daughters, Lavonne Koerner, North Carolina, Annette Ward, St. Cloud, Patricia Howard, Homosassa, and Joyce Bennett, Plant City; five sons, Lamar Harville and William McNab, both of Tampa, Clifford Bonelli, Plant City, Howard Harville, Sarasota, and Wallace McNab, Lithia; a brother, E.H. Harville, Madison; five sisters, Inez, Juanita, Doris, Doretha and Gladys; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • HUSSEY, CATHERINE "KAY" G., 78, of Riverview, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Manchester, N.H., she came to the Tampa area in 1970 from Wakefield, Mass. She was an office manager at a life insurance company, member of the American Legion Post 148 Auxiliary in Riverview and was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Norma "Betty" Boudreau, Novia Scotia, Canada; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • JOYCE, DOROTHY, 76, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at home. Born in Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., she came here in 1964 from Germany. She was a homemaker, World War II Army veteran, and member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Jean K.; a son, Robert Joyce, Slidell, La.; and three grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • KOUCHOUKOS, HELEN R., 52, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2001) at home. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1988. She was a telecommunications manager for Time Warner and was a counselor for AA. Survivors include three brothers, George, Tampa, Andrew, Cape Coral, and Bill, Chicago. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • McTAGGART, SHIRLEY M., 73, of Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at home. Born in Michigan, she came to the Tampa area in 1978. Survivors include a three daughters, Linda Oliver, Valrico, Carlene Buckley, Seffner, and Sharlene McTaggart, Lithia; three sons, Patrick and Michael McTaggart, both of Vassar, Mich., and Kelly McTaggart, Tampa; a brother, Joe Webster, Skidway Lake, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MORREALE, BETTY, 78, of Seffner, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y, she came to the Tampa area 12 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a cashier for Pathmark in New York and member of the Kingsway Worship Center. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Morreale and Ann Marie; a sister, Carmella Pallari; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • OSTEN, JAMES C., 85, of Temple Terrace, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) in Temple Terrace. He was born in Plano, Ill. He was a chemical engineer and member of the Rotary Club and Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Gery Suzanne Morey, Temple Terrace; two sons, Ralph C. Osten, Marietta, Ga., and James R. Osten, Apollo Beach; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
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  • AIELLO, ROSE MARIE, 79, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She came here 11 years ago from Boston. She was a homemaker, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Doyle Post Auxiliary, Hyde Park, Mass., and Roman Catholic. Survivors include a son, Anthony, Port Richey; three daughters, Marion Burgess, Joanna Caswell, and Joyce Skerry, all of Port Richey; three sisters, Mae Murray, Dedham, Mass., Antoinette Fortini, Bridgewater, Mass., and Eleanor Vaccaro, Portsmouth, N.H.; and nine great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • ASLETT, JOAN, 71, of Holiday, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at the Hospice House of Pasco, New Port Richey. Born in Scotland, she came here 11 years ago from Ohio. She was a sales clerk and veteran of the British Royal Air Force. Survivors include a son, John, Clearwater; two daughters, Maureen, Clearwater; and Beverley Gamble, New Port Richey; a sister, Catherine Baxter, Balloch, Scotland; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Clearwater.
  • GIANAKOS, ELIZABETH, 80, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2001) at home. Born in Scotland, she moved here 29 years ago from Chicago. She was a nurse and Protestant. Survivors include four nephews, William Dinsmor, Buchanan, Mich., Neil Dinsmor, Eugene, Ore., Bruce Dinsmor, Chicago, and Neil McKenzie, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two nieces, Irene Dinsmor, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Linda Kubeck, St. Louis. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • MARLIN, ANNA M., 89, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., formerly of Pasco County, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at East Cooper Medical Center, Mount Pleasant. Born in Camden, N.J., she was a retired engineering clerk with Radio Corporation of America. Survivors include nephews, Kenneth Evans, Mount Pleasant, and Gary Bruce Evans, New Mexico; and a niece, Patricia Belski, North Carolina. Stuhr Funeral Chapel, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • POPE, MICHAEL D., 91, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Hospice of Pasco. Born in Brooklyn, he came here 25 years ago from Cornwall, N.Y. He was employed by the federal government as a sheet metal engineer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II, past commander of American Legion Post 1332, Brooklyn, and a member of American Legion Post 79, New Port Richey, Disabled American Veterans and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Alma. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • REDMOND, MARGARET S., 87, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Schooner, Wis., she moved here 28 years ago from the Panama Canal Zone. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, William H., Hudson. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • THOMAS, EDWARD C., 86, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here 21 years ago from his native New York City. He was retired from the insurance business in the customer service inquiries division, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Chester McKay Post, and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Edward, Massachusetts, and Joseph, Maryland; and two grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • GILL, ROLAND EDGAR, 87, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1980 from Woodbury Heights, N.J. He was a chemical engineer for DuPont Chemical Co. He was Catholic and a member of Countryside Country Club and the AARP. Survivors include a son, Ronald D., Las Vegas; two daughters, Patricia Schroder, Phoenix, and Lorraine Titze, Tyler, Texas; a brother, Roger A., Orlando; a sister, Jan Gwinn, Amesbury, Mass.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HEINEY, RUTH C., 99, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Bayview Nursing Pavilion, Clearwater. She came to St. Petersburg in 1931 from her native Yonkers, N.Y., and moved to Clearwater in 2000. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Lealman United Methodist Church and the St. Petersburg chapter of the Sweet Adelines. Survivors include a son, Harold M., Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Faith Jacques, Clearwater; five grandchildren, Wayne McClain, Harold M. Heiney III, Christine Schell, Wade Heiney and Celeste Meacham; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MENARD, ROLAND HENRY, 79, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Taunton, Mass., and came here in 1976 from Massachusetts. He owned and operated Taunton Door Hangers Inc. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. He was a member of the Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7 and Old Fort Harrison VFW Post 2473, both of Clearwater, and the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include a son, Michael, Clearwater; two daughters, Suzanne Gonsalves, Clearwater, and Denise Layman, Largo; a brother, Theodore, Scituate, Mass.; a sister, Lorraine Smith, Taunton; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel.
    • POVEY, SIR FRANK, 82, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center, Clearwater. He was born in Reading, England, and came here in 1997 from Washington, D.C. He worked as a loan officer for the World Bank, Washington, D.C. He was a knight and was in the British army. Survivors include a son, Colin Frank Povey, Clearwater; and a sister, Rose Povey, England. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • SESPICO, MARIE G., 87, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., and came here in 1974 from Orchard Park, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Jay, Tampa; two daughters, Thomasina Sespico, Dunedin, and Joanna Hart, Vienna, Va.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Dunedin

    • ROSENTHAL, DIXIE LEE, 79, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin. She was born in East St. Louis, Ill., and came here in 1995 from St. Louis. She worked in cosmetology and was a cosmetology instructor at St. Louis Junior College. She was a Congregationalist. She was president of the St. Louis Cosmetology Association and a 50-year member of the National Cosmetology Association. Survivors include a son, Gary Wayne Brandt, Orlando; a daughter, Cheryl Jean Geddis, Dunedin; two sisters, Lorraine Riley, Petaluma, Calif., and Ruby Houdyshell, Maryville, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • SLATTERY, JOHN A. JR., 64, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Damascus, Md., and came here in 1999 from Marion, Va. He served in the Navy from 1954-1958. He was Catholic. He was a graduate of Oceana High School, Oceana, Va. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Slattery, Dunedin; a son, John A. Slattery III, Palm Harbor; two brothers, Joseph Slattery, Lanham, Md., and Jerome Slattery, Palm Bay; and a sister, Beverly Baker, Woodbridge, Va. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • McLEAN, HUGH B., 77, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Jim Thorpe, Pa., and came here in 1983 from Chicago. He was a school maintenance worker. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Hugh B. Jr., Lafayette, Ind., and Daniel, South Elgin, Ill.; two daughters, Joann Hannig, Algonquin, Ill., and Rose Mary Boersma, Oak Brook, Ill.; and eight grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SELISKEY, TONY, 84, of Largo, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1980 from his native Keene, N.H., where he owned and operated To-Nee's Craft Shop for more than 45 years. He also worked as a machinist. He was a Protestant and a member of the Polish American Club of St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Norma; and a sister, Helen Seliskey, Keene. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • STONE, ROBERTA JANE, 85, of Largo, died Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2001) at Columbia Deering Hospital, Miami. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1975 from Upper Arlington, Ohio. She taught drama for 15 years and worked as a radio broadcaster in Chicago for four years. She was a member of Austin Baptist Church, Chicago, and First Community Church, Grandview, Ohio. She was a member of Oakhurst Country Club, Columbus, Ohio, Bardmoor Country Club, Largo, Bayou Country Club, Seminole, Garden Club of Clearwater and Welcome Wagon of Clearwater. She was a leader for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies. She campaigned for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Lynne Kline, Miami, and Elizabeth Louise Fahrbach, Greenville, Ohio; two sons, Dr. Donald Lane Stone III and Gregory Charles Stone, both of Cincinnati; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • CHANDLER, ESTHER K., 96, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Manor Care Palm Harbor. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and came here in 1961 from Beverly, Mass. She worked as a clerk for the Federal Reserve Bank. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, William Fitter, Cape May, N.J.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SOLOMON, OKSANA BURBELO, 87, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2001) at Manor Care Palm Harbor. She was born in Sokol, Ukraine, and came here in 1980 from Nuremberg, Germany. She was a professionally trained opera singer and was Catholic. She graduated from the Berlin Conservatory of Music. Survivors include two sons, Winston M., Palm Harbor, and Earl J., Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Lydia L. Baker, Uniontown, Ohio; two brothers, Dr. Miroslaw Burbelo, Westerly, R.I., and Jaroslaw Burbelo, Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Nadia Jowyk, Ridgefield, Conn.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

    Tarpon Springs

    • ENCARNACION, ADELA, 82, of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at home. She came here in 1966 from her native Humacao, Puerto Rico. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Anibal Molina, Tarpon Springs, and Francisco Molina, Danbury, Conn.; a brother, Arcenio Encarnacion, Puerto Rico; three sisters, Juanita, Marcela and Adelita Encarnacion, all of Puerto Rico; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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    St. Petersburg

    • BIEG, CLINTON H., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. Born in Ridgewood, N.Y., he came here in 1979 from New Hyde Park, N.Y. He was the co-owner of a private investigation firm in Long Island, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Eleanor. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
    • BROWN, ROBERT BRUCE, 85, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Beverly Healthcare of Largo. He came here in 1975 from his native Oswego, N.Y. He worked in the maintenance department of State University College at Oswego. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II, earning a Purple Heart. Survivors include a son, Bruce W., a brother, John E., a sister, Florence Mahaney, and two grandchildren, Daniel and Katie Brown, all of Oswego. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • GONZALEZ, AURORA, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 23, 2001) at General Congregate Living Home, Seminole. A native of Puerto Rico, she came here in 1990 from West Palm Beach. She was a sales associate for Montgomery Ward for 20 years. Survivors include two daughters, Celeste Salanitri and Regina Bucaria, both of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Joseph Parra, Gainesville, and Ralph Parra, Dominican Republic; two grandchildren, Peter Bucaria, Long Island, N.Y., and Rick Salanitri, Greensboro, N.C.; and two great-grandsons, Michael Salanitri and Stephen Salanitri, both of Greensboro. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HERTLEIN, DONALD L., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was a retired heavy machinery operator. He came here in 1983 from his native Vandalia, Ohio. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Elks. Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Betty L.; a daughter, Lee Alison King, California; a stepson, James Allen Summers, Florida; his mother, Marjorie Hertlein, Pinellas Park; and three brothers, James, Largo, Phillip, Pinellas Park, and Jerry, St. Petersburg. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • HIRSCH, ANNA, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • IMBRAGULIO, LISA OLESON, 37, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham. She was born in Brooklyn, Miss., and was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Biloxi, Miss. She was director of Blood Services, American Red Cross, Mobile Alabama Chapter. Survivors include her husband, Van R.; a son, John Russell, and a daughter, Jolie Imbragulio, both of Birmingham; her parents, Willard F. and Joyce Oleson, a brother, Chris, and her grandmother, Margaret Rowell, all of Brooklyn. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Ridgeland, Miss.
    • KENNARD, FRED, 69, of Dunnellon, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) at home. Born in Nelsonville, Ohio, he moved to Dunnellon 16 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a former automobile salesman with Dew Cadillac, St. Petersburg, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, serving as a fighter pilot. Survivors include a son, Steven, Phoenix; three daughters, Susan Long, Scottsdale, Ariz., Koren Bautista, Glendale, Ariz., and Sheila Wickham, Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon.
    • KRIETER, KEVIN R. SR., 52, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He came to St. Petersburg as a child from his native New York City and moved to Largo in 1976. He was operations manager for Paynes Oil Co., Pinellas Park, and formerly co-owned and operated Southland Heating and Cooling Co., Pinellas Park. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and VFW Post 4634, Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Debbie; two sons, Kevin Jr. and Kyle, and a daughter, Randi Beck, all of Largo; two brothers, Chris and Don, both of Pinellas Park; two sisters, Patricia Stovart, Bear, Del., and Melissa Schultz, Ohio; and two grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street North Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PASCHAL, MARK A., 45, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) of lung cancer at home under hospice care. Born in New Brunswick, he came here in 1979 from West Bridgewater, Mass. He was a journeyman plumber, working for local firms. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and a veteran of the Marine Corps. He was an accomplished musician and songwriter who played the guitar and drums and wrote many songs. Survivors include his parents, William J. and Ann T., and a brother, Larry, all of St. Petersburg; and two sisters, Sherre Paschal, St. Petersburg, and Billie-Jo "Charlie" Quinn, Concord, Calif. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • REESE, CLARA K., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1968 from her native Scranton, Pa. She was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Survivors include a son, William P. Jr., Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda R. Lyublanovits, Seminole; a sister, Pearl E. Kellerman, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SCHLICHT, ROBERT J., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here 15 years ago from his native Milwaukee, where he was a retired accountant for the Borden Company Inc. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, John, New Berlin, Wis.; three daughters, Mary Schadler, Barbara Crisman and Patricia Ulik, and seven grandchildren, all of Milwaukee. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WARE, BRIDGET, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 21, 2001) at Bon Secours Nursing Home. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WEBSTER, G. LUCILLE, 100, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 16, 2001) at home. A Denver native, she came here in 1964 from Lockport, N.Y. She was a public school teacher in New York. Survivors include several cousins in New York. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • WOODS, MARGARET F., 72, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1998 from her native Philadelphia, where she was a self-employed cosmetologist and barber at Margie's Beauty Salon. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Philadelphia, and was a former member of the Pastor's Aide Board at Salem Baptist Church, Jenkintown, Pa. She volunteered at Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia. Survivors include her husband, Stanley; two daughters, Cherylynne Smith, Philadelphia, and Nicki L. Woods, Glenside, Pa.; two brothers, David Coston, Philadelphia, and John Coston, Gloucester, Va.; four sisters, Anna Mae Bagby and Helen Coston, both of Philadelphia, Vivian Caines, Atlanta, and Ruth Coston, Doylestown, Pa.; and three grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
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