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March 11, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Sunday, March 11, 2001

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

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  • BOEPPLE, CARL H., 84, of Homosassa, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at home. Born in Irvington, N.J., he came here 17 years ago from West Caldwell, N.J. He was a retired vice president of government affairs for Public Electric and Gas Co. of Newark, N.J. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Sugarmill Woods Golf and Country Club, and the West Citrus Elks Lodge 2693. He was a member at the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jayne Faatz; three sons, Todd W., Cedar Knolls, N.J.; Steven C., Denville, N.J., and David H., Cranberry, Pa; a sister, Ruth A. Kneibler, Gaithersburg, Md.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa.
  • HIMMELMAN, GORDON D., 73, of Homosassa, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) in the Avante at Inverness Nursing Center. Born in Northampton, Mass., he came to Citrus County 13 years ago from Massachusetts. He was a construction supervisor for A.R. Green and Son of Holyoke, Mass. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a stained-glass artist. He was Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lorraine Jones; four sons, David, Batavia, Ill.; Dr. G. Duncan, Calgary, Alberta; Scott, Williamsburg, Mass., and James, Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Judith Raffery, Hatfield, Mass.; numerous nephews and nieces; and 11 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • LINDALL, MONA LEE, 72, of Hernando, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. She came here 11 years ago from her native Tampa. She was a homemaker and Baptist. Survivors include a son, Daniel, Hernando; and five grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • GREENLEAF, CHARLES F., 72, of Spring Hill, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital. Born in New York, he came here 18 years ago from Linden, N.J. He was the retired owner of a lawn equipment company, an Army veteran of the Korean War, and an Elks member in New Jersey. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, and a prayer group member at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Vada; a son, Scott, Spring Hill; two daughters, Gale, Brick, N.J., and Charlene Czopek, St. Augustine; his mother, Mary Esperito, Spring Hill; and four grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • PETERS, VIC J., 73, of Brookridge, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Nashua, N.H., he came here 13 years ago from Warehan, Mass. He was a retired draftsman for the Watertown Arsenal, a member of the Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582, president of the Brookridge Independent Golfers Golf Club, and president of the Cribbage Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a son, William, San Diego; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Williams, Amesbury, Mass., and Elaine Curley, Lynnfield, Mass.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • RAUCH, WAYNE, 52, Brooksville, died Monday (March 5, 2001) at home. Born in Hackensack, N.J., he came here 18 months ago from Washington Township, N.J. He was a background investigator for the CIA and FBI. He was a member of the Community Church in the Wildwood, Weeki Wachee. Survivors include two sons, Christian and Adam, both of New Town Square, Pa.; his mother, Helene; two brothers, Glen Rauch, Park Ridge, N.J., and John, Ocean Port, N.J. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
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  • BALDWIN, DOROTHY LOUISE (MARR), 90, of Riverview, died Wednesday (March 7, 2001). Born in Detroit, she came here in 1991 from Clearwater. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Chapter 1030. She was Protestant. She is survived by a son, LeRoy Robinson, Sanger, Calif.; two daughters, Patricia Wood, Riverview, and Jacqueline Smith, Sonoma, Calif.; a sister, Marion Rickel, Cape Coral; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home-Cemetery, Brandon.
  • BUSING, KENT E., 77, of Lutz, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at University Community Hospital. Born in Alexandria, Neb., he came here in 1996 from Texas. He was a welder for Snowco. He was an Army veteran and was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; a brother, Paul, Fairbury, Neb.; and three sisters, Mary Decker, San Angelo, Texas, Clara Babb, Swink, Colo., and Edna Dein, Alexandria. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel.
  • CARTER, EDGAR L., 63, of Tampa, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Indiana, he came here 25 years ago from Kokomo, Ind. He was an operations manager for R.C. Cola. Survivors include his wife, Hope; three sons, James, Pensacola, Edgar L. Jr., Kokomo, and Jeffrey, Colorado; two daughters, Sherri Johnson, Kokomo, and Shannon Turner, Tampa; two brothers, James, Tampa, and Clarence Junes, Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services Inc., Largo.
  • COOPER, MARVIN JUNIOR, 72, of Dover, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at home. He was born in Bainbridge, Ga. He was a salesman for a plumbing supply house and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Marie J.; three sons, Gary L., and Wayne, both of Plant City, and David Denny, Ruskin; three daughters, Janice Lewis, Dover, Linda Hempel, Copperas Cove, Texas, and Della Watson, Plant City; two brothers, Charles, Charlotte, N.C., and T.L., Seffner; three sisters, Mildred Vanek, Plant City, Dorothy Holt, Lithia, and Emma Jean Johnson, Clearwater; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • EGGNER, H. HOLLIS JR., 80, of Tampa, died Friday (March 9, 2001). Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, he came here in 1925 from Fort Worth, Texas. He owned Eggner-Diaz Men's Clothing store, Stradivari Homes Inc., and was a partner in Falk's Department Store. He was a navigator for the Army Air Corps in the Pacific theater and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Three Clusters, the Purple Heart and the Presidential Unit Citation with One Cluster. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club and was former president of the Merchants Association of Greater Tampa, Port of Tampa Pilot Commission, the first city of Tampa Building Commission, and was chairman of Local Board 121 Draft Board. He was a current member of the Merrymakers Club of Tampa and Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors include, a son, H. Hollis III, ; two daughters, Mary Jo Eggner Yates, Tampa, and Kathleen Eggner Lasky, ; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • FLORES, RICHARD H., 87, of Tampa, died Thursday (March 8, 2001). He was born in Allentown, Pa. He was a warehouse supervisor for Mass Brothers. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Buchanan Baptist Church. Survivors include a cousin, Verna R. Reiff, Tampa; and a niece, Cathy Baer, Baltimore. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • HUNTOON, WILLIAM, 50, of Tampa, formerly of Oldsmar, died Wednesday (March 7, 2001) at home. Born in Chester, Mass., he came here in 1994 from Gardner, Mass. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; three sons, John, Tampa, Josh, Illinois, and Tony, Springfield, Mass.; four daughters, Kristen Huntoon, Kelly Huntoon, and Cheyenne Huntoon, all of Tampa, and Kim Huntoon, Springfield; three brothers, Frederick, Massachusetts, Thomas, Huntington, Mass., and Richard, Russell, Mass.; five sisters, Joyce Martin and Susan Kopyancile, both of Agawam, Mass., Ruby Crosby, Tampa, Marjorie Lund, Pembroke, Maine, and Mary Lou Towle, Springfield. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • JONES, MARIE A., 84, of Valrico, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at home. Born in Orange, N.J., she came here 45 years ago from Union, N.J. She was a registered nurse and a member of Christ Center Fellowship of Brandon. Survivors include a daughter, Michelle M. Jones, Valrico; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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  • BANEZ, CELESTINO B., 73, of Hudson, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Chicago, he came here five months ago from Mora, Minn. He was a regional sales director for American Airlines in Minneapolis, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his son, Creig, Clearwater; two daughters, Cheryl Ann Pellegrino, New Port Richey, and Ginger Banez, Newberry, Wis.; a brother, Phillip, Gurnee, Ill; a sister, Juanita, Los Angeles, and two grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BAPTIES, CLARENCE E., 75, of New Port Richey, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at home. Born in North Kingstown, R.I., he moved here several years ago from Wakefield, R.I. He was a delivery man for a gas company. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean war. Survivors include his wife, Mabel. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.
  • BUSING, KENT E., 77, of Lutz, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at University Community Hospital in Tampa. Born in Alexandria, Neb., he came here from Texas five years ago. He was a welder for Snowco and an Army veteran. He was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; a brother, Paul, Fairbury, Neb.; and three sisters, Mary Decker, San Angelo, Texas, Clara Babb, Swink, Colo., and Edna Dein, Alexandria, Neb. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz.
  • CARPENTER, DALE D., 75, of Holiday, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at Hospice House of Pasco in New Port Richey. Born in Knox County, Ohio, he came here 33 years ago from Toledo, Ohio. He was an automobile mechanic and an Army veteran. He was a member of the West Pasco Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Margaret S.; a son, Phil, Shreveport, La., two daughters, Peggy J., Clearwater, and Susan Fetterman, Lambertville, Mich.; four brothers, Gilbert, Danville, Ohio, Robert W., Inverness, Cover Carpenter, Monelova, Ohio, and Hal Fetterman, Lambertville, Mich.; a stepbrother, James Putman, Port Richey, a sister, Dorothy Kinney, Olde Town; and several nephews and nieces. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • DAUBERT, LORRAINE J., 72, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Hudson, died Wednesday (March 7, 2001) in Albuquerque. She came to Hudson 27 years ago from her native Chicago. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Gary Zintak, Unicoi, Tenn., Kenneth Zintak, Albuquerque, and Russell Zintak, Evergreen Park, Ill.; a daughter Beverly Barwinski, Kingwood, Texas; and nine grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • FARRELL, EVELYN C., 81, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (March 10, 2001) at Hospice House of Pasco. Born in Aurora, Ill., she came here 26 years ago from Belpre, Ohio. She was a secretary for the federal government and a member of the Egypt Shrine Temple, Legion of Honor, Tampa. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, John W.; a son, John P., Trenton, Mich.; two daughters, Dianne Wesselhoft, Houston, and Jacqueline Rae Ennis, Lakeville, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • JAMISON, JIM, 64, of Dade City, died Wednesday (March 7, 2001) at Pasco Regional Medical Hospital. Born in Clairton, Pa., he came to Brandon in 1962 before recently moving to Dade City. He was a salesman for a truck tire sales company, member of the Town "N Country Lion's Club of Tampa and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Norma C.; two sons, Derek Roberts and Tom Faudel, both of Seffner; four daughters, Sherry Ghillyer and Wendy Jamison, both of Tampa, Jennie Jamison, Sarasota, and DeLynda Faudel, Seffner; a sister, Donna Jerome, Elizabeth, Pa.; a brother, Hillary Jamison, McKeesport, Pa.; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • ROWAN, LEANNE, 28, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She came here as an infant from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. She was employed by Taco Bell, Hudson for six years, a recent participant in the Special Olympics, an avid bowler and a volunteer at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include her parents William and Karen; a brother, Sean T., her grandmother, Anna Schultz, all of New Port Richey; several uncles, aunts and cousins; and companion, Mike Ortaliz, New Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • SCHARPF, HELEN K., 91, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (March 3, 2001) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved here 25 years ago from New York. She was a piano teacher. There are no immediate survivors. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • WEAVER, DELIA W., 91, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (March 7, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Windsor, N.C., she came here 21 years ago from New York City, N.Y. She was a retired social worker for the city of New York. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Alpha Chapter 1, and Daughters of the Nile, Temple 49, both in New York City. She was Baptist. Survivors include two nephews; and eight nieces. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • WELLS, WILLIAM WALLACE JR., 82, of Spring Hill, formerly of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at home. Born in Milton, Mass., he moved to Spring Hill from Zephyrhills two years ago and retired from the Navy with 20 years of service achieving the rank of chief petty officer. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Bernadina; two sons, Robert Jaruse, West Bridgewater, Mass., and Bruce Dyke, Bridgewater, Mass.; four daughters, Judy Duhaine, Brockton, Mass., Cynthia Martin, South Easton, Mass., Joanne Arraiol, and Barbara Costa, both of Taunton, Mass.; several nephews and nieces; eight grandchildren; and eight grandchildren. Robert and Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill.
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    Belleair

    • FOLEY, MILTON JOSEPH, 91, of Belleair, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Kentwood, La., and came here in 1998 from Naples, Fla. He worked in the forest products industry and was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Kathryn; a daughter, Kathryn Schurz, Bloomington, Ind.; a son, Michael, Largo; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The Beachwood Society, Naples.

    Clearwater

    • DREWS, GLADYS M., 91, of Clearwater, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Holyoke, Mass.; and came here in 1958 from Milford, Conn. She worked as a bookkeeper for an oil company in Milford . She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater. She was past commander of DAV Auxiliary Chapter 11, Clearwater, past matron of Order of the Amaranth, Milford, member of Order of the Amaranth, Queen Christina Chapter 26, Bradenton, and 18-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Earl W. and George F. Dugan, both of Milford; a daughter, Carol A. Hatt, Mars Hill, Maine; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HANSON, LYLE E., 80, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (March 7, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Ludington, Mich., and came here in 1981 from Springfield, Va. He retired after 30 years of service with the Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea. He was a member of Moose Lodge Post 1030, Clearwater, BPOE Post 2275, Dunedin, VFW Post 10099, Safety Harbor, and Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lois M.; a son, Scott C., Clearwater; a daughter, Patricia L. Hanson, Clearwater; a brother, Robert, Green Valley, Ariz; and several nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • NORTHERN, MARIA "TIPPI," 67, of Clearwater, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at home. She was born in Manila, Philippines, and came here in 1998 from Nashville, Tenn. She was Catholic. She was a member of the Dunedin Historical Society and the Shriners. Survivors include her mother, Alletta Altavas, Dothan, Ala.; a son, Benjamin Burkett, Charlotte, Tenn.; two daughters, Maria "Gigi" Burkett, Clearwater, Tessie Hesson, Saratoga, Wyoming; a brother, Enrique Altavas, Philippines; two sisters, Tinggay Altavas, Dothan, and Marlen Batto, Clearwater; three stepchildren; and four grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • OWENS, BESSIE, 80, of Clearwater, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Cullman, Ala., and came here in 1987 from Akron, Ohio. She worked as a yellow page salesperson for Bell Telephone Co. and retired after 21 years of service. She worked for Singer Sewing Machine Co. for 24 years. Survivors include two sons, Quillan Ray, Tampa, and Elwin, Barberton, Ohio; two daughters, Salena Bowers, Ithaca, N.Y., and Sonia Morris, Clearwater; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • POWELL, MILLICENT "MILLIE," 87, of Clearwater, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at home. She was born in Phoenix and came here in 1997 from Rosiclare, Ill. She worked as a sixth-grade teacher for the Hardin County School System in Illinois. She was a Methodist and a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Survivors include two sons, Earl, Boston, and Walt, Belleair Bluffs; a daughter, Nancy Dingman, Wells, Vt.; two brothers, Bill Neilsen, Recife, Brazil; and John Neilsen, Milan, Italy; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • MOLNAR, JOSEPH, 67, of Siesta Key, formerly of Largo, died Sunday (March 4, 2001). He was born in Budapest, Hungary, moved to New Jersey in 1957 and came to Largo in 1970. He worked for RCA, New Jersey, and for Honeywell as an electronic engineer. He was a freedom fighter in Hungary. He was founder of the Hungarian Heritage Society and the SPIFFS Hungarian Cultures and Heritage organization. He was a member of the Hungarian Kossuth Club and the Hungarian Catholic Mission. Survivors include his wife, Ilona; his mother, Rose, Budapest, Hungary; and a niece, Monika Lanciers. National Cremation Society, Sarasota.
    • MYERS, BEVERLY JOAN, 70, of Largo, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at her daughter's home. She was born in Ashland, Ohio, and came here in 1997 from Mansfield, Ohio. She retired as treasurer from Northmor Local School District, Morrow County, Ohio. She was a member of Lincoln Heights Church of Christ in Christian Union. She was a charter member and past president of Mansfield Junior Women's League, on the Board of Directors of North Central Ohio Computer Cooperative and secretary of the Board of Directors of Bel-Aire Moblile Home Park, Largo. She was a member of the OES Ruth Chapter 17, American Legion Post 535 Auxiliary, AMVETS Post 43 Auxiliary and the AARP. She was an avid dancer. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Grimes, Lucas, Ohio; two sons, James, Lucas, and Kevin, Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Dennis Brown, Ashland; a sister, Barbara Cooner, Largo; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Snyder Funeral Homes, Mansfield Lexington Chapel, Ohio.
    • PRATT, ANNA E., 69, of Largo, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at home. She was born in Cambridge, Mass., and came here in 1993 from Walpole, N.H. She was a factory worker for a furniture company. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Gordon; and three sisters, Mary Jane Mandigo, Bellows Falls, Vt., Frances Morrison, Tucson, Ariz., and Margaret Roy, Walpole. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SORTON, WILLIAM G., 99, of Largo, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. He came here in 1974 from his native Holyoke, Mass. He was a retired foreman and co-owner of a sheet metal manufacturing company. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, Pinecrest Golf Club, and Holyoke Country Club, and life member of BPOE Lodge 902, Holyoke. Survivors include a daughter, Claire C. Mackey, Holyoke; a sister, Alice Musante, Amherst, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Safety Harbor

    • MEYER, LEROY O. "LEE," 73, of Safety Harbor, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at home. He was born in Evansville, Ill., came to Clearwater in 1962, and moved to Safety Harbor in 1998 from Inverness. He was a production supervisor for Honeywell in Clearwater. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. He was a Boy Scout master and former Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Eagle's Lodge, Inverness, and Order of the Arrow. Survivors include his sons, John H., Safety Harbor, and Michael E., Gainesville, Texas; a daughter, Cheryl Lee Crim, Clearwater, two brothers, Paul, Litchfield, Ill. and Gene, Decatur, Ill.; a sister, Pat Roth, Belleville, Ill; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • HALLISY, MIDLRED Y., 90, of Seminole, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Eau Claire County, Wis., and came here in 1967 from Michigan. She worked as financial aid director at St. Petersburg Junior College and Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. She was a Methodist. She was an avid bridge player and traveler. Survivors include a son, Thomas Y., White Lake, Mich. two daughters, Jean H. Murphy, Naperville, Ill., and Kathleen Nesbitt, Ann Arbor, Mich; a sister, Dorothy Brandt, Georgia; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • RENI, HENRY P. SR., 92, of Seminole, died Friday (March 9, 2001) Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Boston and came here in 1966 from Newton, Mass. He owned and operated Jane's Luncheonette and Food Brokerage. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Henry P. Reni Jr, Seminole; two granddaughters, Maria Yarn, Seminole, and Michelle Copelman, Treasure Island; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

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    Gulfport

    • REYNOLDS, HELEN, 88, of Gulfport, died Monday (March 5, 2001) at the Springs at Boca Ciega, South Pasadena. Born in Ireland, she came here more than 30 years ago from New York. She was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church of Gulfport and its women's club. She was a retired hairdresser. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

    Pinellas Park

    • BLACKBURN, KATHLEEN, 77, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Ontario, she came here 22 years ago from Detroit. She was a retired key punch operator for a manufacturing company. She served in the Canadian navy and was a member of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Eugene; two daughters, Nancy Bigham, Plymouth, Mich., and Debra Comstock, Canton, Mich.; a brother, Kyle Furey, Flatrock, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society and Crematory, Largo.
    • LEONE, JOHN R., 92, of Pinellas Park, Mainlands Unit 4, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. Born in Naples, Italy, he came here in 1946 from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a master plumber and a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 123, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Mainlands Unit 4 Men's Club. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Mary E.; a son, Richard J. Kornick, Great Falls, Mont.; a daughter, Regina "Jean" McMahon, Pinellas Park; two sisters, Dorothy Carbora, Conyers, N.Y., and Jenny Riccaridi, Lewistown, Pa.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    St. Petersburg

    • CARNE, HOMER C., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Golfview Nursing Home. Born in Spokane, Wash., he came here in 1970 from Westbrook, Maine. He was a manager of food plants and was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and was a member of the couples Sunday school class. He was a model train enthusiast and a member of the Railroad Enthusiasts Inc. He studied voice in Boston and sang in quartets. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Evelyn F.; two daughters, Betty Carne, Pasadena, Md., and Laurie Meserve, Sun City Center; a son, Thomas W., New Orleans; a brother. Lloyd S., Palmyra, N.Y.; a sister, Margrett Poole, Tennessee; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • MICHENZIE, RUSSELL, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 26, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • VISGER, ROBERT DUANE, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor. Born in St. Clair, Mich., he came here in 1981 from Michigan. He was an insurance executive, retiring from the Knights of Columbus Insurance Division. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Local Council and St. Vincent de Paul and was past commodore of Port Huron Yacht Club. He was an avid sailor and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth; two sons, Jack, Alpena, Mich., and Jim, Milan, Mich.; a daughter, Mary Ann Quartetti, St. Petersburg; and 5 grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • VOS, ROSE SARAH, 91, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (March 8, 2001) at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Philadelphia, she moved to Inverness nine years ago from St. Petersburg. and retired as a dietary aide with 13 years of service with Hackensack Medical Center in New Jersey. She was Protestant. Survivors include three sons, William, Garfield, N.J., Peter, Jersey City, N.J., and John, Sparta, N.J.; a daughter, Catherine Chapel, Floral City; a brother, Wesley Ciampo, Ridgewood, N.J.; two sisters, Erla DeSanto, St. Petersburg, and Mae Jackson, St. Pete Beach; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

    South Pasadena

    • PROBART, JOHN L., 64, of South Pasadena, died Friday (March 9, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Mankato, Minn., he came here in 1979 from Huntsville, Ala. He retired after 21 years as a Green Beret and served in the Vietnam War. He also was a nursing assistant for 16 years at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He attended St. John's Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Judith; a son, Jeffrey, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Lori Frye, Largo, and Lisa Tercilla, Miami; a brother, Thomas, Vacaville, Calif.; his mother, Arvilla, St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
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