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April 18, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

This list is compiled from the
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  • BASEY, NEVA L., 75, of Lake Panasoffkee, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Adams County, Ind., she came here 10 years ago from Clearwater. She was retired from Montgomery Wards in Clearwater with 16 years of service. She was a member of the Eastern Star 42, Montpelier, Ind., and the Daughters of the Nile, Elim Temple 76 in Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Keith; a daughter, Shelvia Shaw, Wildwood; a brother, Eugene Burry, Geneva, Ind.; two sisters, Violet Imel, Dunkirk, Ind., and Doris Morgan, Pennville, Ind.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • COOKE, FLORENCE C., 77, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday (April 17, 2001) at Crystal River. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 23 years ago from Philadelphia. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Robert; two sons, Russell, Sarasota, and Richard, Las Vegas; several nephews and nieces; and two grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • GILCHRIST, THOMAS L., 73, of Crystal River, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Providence, R.I., he came here eight years ago from Anna, Ill. He was a retired civil engineer and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. He was a past member and lieutenant governor from 1989 to 1990 of the Kiwanis Club Illinois Eastern Iowa District 36. He was a past member of the Illinois Highway Engineers Association and the Professional Engineers Association. He was a past member of the Vestry of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Crystal River and St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Carbondale, Ill. He was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Crystal River. Survivors include his wife, Patsy; three sons, Alan, Aledo, Texas, James, Paducah, Ky., and Dan, Dearborn, Mich.; two brothers, David, Morgan Hill, Calif., and Stuart, Leesburg; a sister, Jean Sanger, Peoria, Ill; and three grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • GUMM, EDNA J., 60, of Hernando, died Monday (April 16, 2001) in Inverness. Born in Ozone Park, N.Y., she came here six years ago from Nesconset, N.Y. She served on the Forest Ridge Village Activities Committee and taught crafts. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, David E. Sr.; a son, David E. Jr., Nesconset; a daughter, Karen M. Ward, Stafford, Va.; two daughters, Joanne Graziani, Huntington, N.Y., and Wendy M. Gumm, Altamonte Springs; a brother, Lester Schloen, North Carolina; many nephews and nieces; and four grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • JONES, MICHAEL ALLEN, 54, of Homosassa, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in San Francisco, he came here nine years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a supervisor for Wal-Mart in Brooksville and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Springs Masonic Lodge 378, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Pinellas Park, a member of American Legion Post 400 in Seminole, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1023 in Winter Haven and the Moose Legion Post 125 in Orange Blossom. Survivors include his wife, Sandra L. (Horton); and his mother, Phyllis G., Homosassa Springs. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • MYERS, MARY E., 82, of Homosassa, died Monday (April 16, 2001) in Lecanto. Born in Braddock, Pa., she came here 29 years ago from North Babylon, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Gerard, Deerpark, N.Y., and Joseph, Sayville, N.Y.; two daughters, Cecelia Myers and Laura L. O'Hara, both of Homosassa; two sisters, Cecelia King and Philomenia O'Reilly, both of Center Reach, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Homosassa.
  • ZEDIANA, AUDREY, 74, of Citrus Hills, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Brighton, Mass., she came here 16 years ago from Billerica, Mass., where she was the manager of Mary Ann's Dress Shop. She was a member of the Inverness Does Drove 232 and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Lewis; two sons, Lewis W. Jr., Billerica, and James, St. Mary, Ga.; a daughter, Deborah Kozak, Bellville, Ill.; a sister, Maria Cryan, Lowell, Mass.; and six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • BENNETT, WILLIAM E., 76, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (April 17, 2001) at home. Born in Toronto, he came here two years ago from Eatonton, Ga. He was a retired salesman for Baker Perkins in Saginaw, Mich., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Eatonton and the American Legion Post in Spring Hill. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; three daughters, Carol McCullough, Marathon, Sandra Anastasia, Westport, Conn., and Denise Bennett, Chamblee, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • BLEEKER, MARTIN J., 75, of Brooksville, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. He came here 30 years ago from his native Chicago. He was a retired Realtor for Fleck Realty and a Marine Corps veteran. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion 0186, a lifetime member of the 5th Marine Division Association, a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 10209 and lifetime member Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Garey, Grant Park, Ill., and Linda Welton, Crete, Ill.; a brother, Gabby Bleeker, Evergreen Park, Ill.; a sister, Marilyn Crettol, Orland Park, Ill.; and five grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • BURGER, DONALD L., 86, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Flint, Mich., he came here two years ago from Fort Myers, where he had lived since 1975. He was a master mechanic for General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., with 37 years of service and was a member of the Elks Lodge 810 in Waterford, Mich. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a stepson, Gideon Abbey Robarge, Ossineke, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Marilyn Stowell, Spring Hill, and Ronnie Jean Knerr, Lennon, Miss.; and nine grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • HYNES, ROBERT C., 66, of Weeki Wachee, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital of Spring Hill. He came here seven years ago from his native Chicago. He was an officer with the Chicago Police Department with 33 years of service and a U.S. marshal for six years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and attended St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two daughters, Kathleen Bozek, Harleysville, Pa., and Karen Hynes, Chicago Ridge, Ill.; and two grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • MUECKE, STEVEN R., 23, of Brooksville, died Monday (April 16, 2001). Born in Tampa, he came here three years ago from Bushnell and was employed by Cox Lumber. He was Protestant. Survivors include his parents, Ben and Carla Muecke; a sister, Betty Eason,; and a maternal grandmother, Dorothy Miner, all of Brooksville. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • RODRIGUEZ, JOSEPHINE, 71, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at home under hospice care. Born in Puerto Rico, she came here 16 years ago from Queens, N.Y. She was a homemaker and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, Arnold; six sons, Arnold Jr., College Point, N.Y., Donald, Bobby and Michael, all of Spring Hill, Ronald, Glendale, N.Y., and Daniel, Tampa; a daughter, Tania, Spring Hill; two brothers, Antonio and Juan Roldan, both of Puerto Rico; three sisters, Mercedes Martinez, Spring Hill, Mary Duran and Altagracia Roldan, both of Puerto Rico; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Robert and Son Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • SHETLER, LaRITA DENISE, of Hudson, formerly of Brooksville, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) in Hudson as a result of an automobile accident. Born in Cleveland, Tenn., she came to Hudson four years ago from Brooksville. She was a minister and evangelist. She was affiliated with the Woodhaven Church of God in Masaryktown. Survivors include her husband, Jerry, a son, Joshua Ryan, two daughters, LaRissa Ann and Amanda Jane, her parents, Rev. Clifford and Martha Eubanks, all of Hudson; two sisters, Heather Renee, Hudson, and Jennifer Elaine Eubanks, Masaryktown; and grandfather, H.L. Eubanks, Cleveland, Tenn. B.K. Brewer and Sons, Orlando.
  • SLATON, JIMMIE RAY, 54, of Brooksville, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice House in Brooksville. Born in Fort Payne, Ala., he came here three years ago from St. Louis. He retired as a chief warrant officer in the Army and a counselor for Eckerd Youth Camp. Survivors include his wife, Colleen, a daughter, Pamela Kaltmayer, Linden, N.C.; his mother, Lorene Morgan, Brooksville, two sisters, Carol Ann Andrews and Linda Conrad, both of Brooksville; a half-brother, Millard Hodges, Brooksville; and three grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Brooksville.
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  • ANELLO, VITO J., 74, of Tampa, died Monday (April 16, 2001). Born in Tampa, he lived here all his life. Survivors include his wife, Delia; three daughters, Marilyn J. Nicholson, Vicky A. Diaz and Diane A. Castellano; a brother, Nelson Anello; two sisters, Katie Russo and Mary Iavarone; and six grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • BEAUSEJOUR, MARIA B., 78, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (April 16, 2001). Survivors include three sons, Robert, Tampa, Raymond, Burlington, Vt., and Hilberto, Panama; two daughters, Carmen Beausejour, New York, and Lucy Brawley, Georgia; three brothers, Bernardo, Jesus and Domingo Bethancourt, all of Panama City, Panama; two sisters, Maria Gomez and Della Bethancourt, both of Panama City, Panama; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CONTRERAS, ULYSSES, 85, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Tampa, he lived here all his life. He was a custodian in a nightclub. Survivors include two nieces, Irma Quelle and Doris De La Paz, and three nephews, Sylvio Flores, Edward Contreras and Henry Garcia, all of Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • DOMINGUEZ, ONELIA, 67, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at her son's home in Spring Hill. Born in Cuba, she came here 35 years ago from Cuba. Survivors include her husband, Anselmo; two sons, Guftavo and Jimmy, both of Spring Hill; a daughter, Norma Nelson, Tampa; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • ELLIOTT, MARNELER L. "PEGGY BUSBEE," 86, of Plant City, died Monday (April 16, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Opp, Ala., she came here 84 years ago from Opp. She was a cook at Mango Elementary. She was a member of Fort Alafia Assembly of God. Survivors include a son, Harold, Brandon; two daughters, Janice Dennis, Plant City, and Linda Nance, Sheridan, Ariz.; two sisters, Fran Zaricky, Sebastian, and Ethelda Arnold, Brooksville; seven grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • GLOVER, DOROTHY WADE TALBOT, 91, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Philippi, W.Va., she came here in 1929 from Lakeland. She was a retired teacher for the Hillsborough County School System. She was the first woman to attend and graduate from the University of Tampa on an athletic scholarship. She played on several commercial basketball teams prior to graduation. She received the UT National Alumni Award. She was a member and teacher for the Girl Scouts of America, the Red Cross, she coached basketball for the deaf at First Baptist Church Gym, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Retired Teachers Association, the National Wildlife Association and the Council for Exceptional Children. Survivors include a son, Michael T., Lutz; a sister, Peggy Huff, Tampa; a brother, Richard Talbot, Ocala; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • HINDE, ETHEL C., 88, of Sun City Center, died Thursday (April 12, 2001). She is survived by several family members. Family Funeral Care, Sun City Center.
  • KAUFENBERG, MARY D., 72, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (April 17, 2001) at home. She was born in Statesboro, Ga., and moved to Palm Harbor in 1980 from Minneapolis. She was the executive general partner of the Eagles Ltd., and the Eagles Golf Club, Odessa, and co-owned Environmental Products Inc., Minneapolis. She was one of Georgia's first women finance officers at the age of 20 and was Southern Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Campbell, Minneapolis; two brothers, Virgil and John Deal, both of Savannah, Ga.; two sisters, Effie Longwater, Savannah, and Barbara Lapann, New Orleans; two granddaughters, Nikki and Jessica Campbell, both of Minneapolis; and a great-grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • KELLER, MARY L., 81, of Seffner, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Akron, Ohio, she came here two years ago from Spring Hill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Wayne E.; two daughters, Carol Blackford, Jacksonville, and Sandra Yoakum, Seffner; two sons, David Ott, Modesto, Calif., and Lewis Chase, Spring Hill; four brothers, Fred Carver, Cran, Ohio, Ralph Carver, Erie, Pa., Charles Carver, California, and Louis Carver, Fort Myers; a sister, Myrna Jares, Erie; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • KRUG, MARGARET E., 83, of Plant City, died Thursday (April 12, 2000) at Plant City's Community Convalescent Center. Born in Bloomington, Ill., he came here several years ago from Flanagan, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Robert, Seffner.
  • MARTIN, BESSIE H., 78, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 14, 2001). Born in Hazelhurst, Ga., she came here in 1963. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Charles R., Indian Rocks Beach; a daughter, Barbara C. Corlew, Tampa; three brothers, Alvin Harrell, Treasure Island, and Dean and Waymon Harrell, both of Macon, Ga.; and three sisters, Nellie Mix, Macon, Jenette Hughes, Darien, Ga., and Mary Evens, Hawkinsville, Ga. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • ROMANO, KATHERINE ANN, 56, of Tampa, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at a relative's home. Born in Queens, N.Y., she came here several years ago. She was a sales representative for Benton Brothers. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Edwin F.; a daughter, Jina Ellis, Bradenton; her mother, Virginia Quaid, Tampa; a brother, James Quaid IV, Bradenton; and a sister, Marie Costa, Tampa. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SIERRA, SANTOS E., 73, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 14, 2001). Survivors include his wife, Carmen; three sons, George L., New York City, Rafael, Wesley Chapel, and Nelson, Orlando; three sisters, Elba Sierra, Albany, N.Y., Sulma Mojica, Tampa, and Magdalia Ortiz, Wesley Chapel; a sister, Pura Sierra, Puerto Rico; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • THOMPSON, PAULINE JONES, 85, of Brandon, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Integrated Health Services. Born in Bibb County, Ala., she came here in 1995 from Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Whitman, Brandon; a daughter, Paula Daniels, Tuscaloosa; a brother, Marvin Samgal, Tuscaloosa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • WOERNER, AUDREY ANN, 70, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at home. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she came here in 2001 from Englewood. She worked for Schlegels Inc. in Rochester for 12 years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Englewood Chapter No. 1582, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Englewood, and a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Seattle, and William, Houston; a daughter, Charleen Patric, Tampa; and three grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
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  • BARIGHT, NANCY M., 55, of New Port Richey, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came here two years ago from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She was a dental office receptionist. Survivors include a daughter, Debra A., Poughkeepsie; her mother, Evelyn Tramaloni, and a sister, Evelyn Kiziuk, both of New Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • FIEBE, ALBERTA H., 86, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at home. She was the retired owner of Alberta's Beauty Shop in Patchogue, N.Y., and attended King of Glory Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, George; two sons, George Jr., Patchogue, and Craig, New Port Richey; two daughters, Karen Wicks, Riverhead, N.Y., and Milane Wakizaka, New Port Richey; a sister, Minerva Gaigas, New Hampshire; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • GLUNT, JANICE F., 56, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at James P. Gills Hospice House in Dade City. Born in Centre County, Pa., she came here two years ago from State College, Pa. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Glendall; a son, Christopher Glen, Spring Hill, Pa.; and three grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HESS, HERBERT W., 72, of Port Richey, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He came here 18 years ago from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a printer and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a stepson, Peter Puleo, Queens, N.Y.; and a stepdaughter, Madelin Reviera, Williston, N.Y. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • HILL, LESLIE CALVIN, 73, of Hudson, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House in Hudson. Born in New York City, he came here 11 years ago from Longmont, Colo. He was a retired produce manager and attended the Hudson Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; two daughters, Denise Haury and Diane De Krey, both of Longmont; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Robert and Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill.
  • MARMORA, DOMENIC, 84, of Port Richey, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Holiday 27 years ago from West Babylon, N.Y., then moved to Port Richey three years ago. He was a property administrator for the federal government and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the United Italian American Civic Club, a member of Disabled American Veterans Post 78 in New Port Richey, a member of American Legion Post 79, New Port Richey, and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 583. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a member of Father Felix Ulrich Knights of Columbus Council 5869 in Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie; a son, Sal, Holiday; a stepson, Joseph Stabile, Sebastian; two stepdaughters, Marie Desimone, Stony Brook, N.Y., and Carol Parsons, Massapequa, N.Y.; eight stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • NATALE, DOMENICK SR., 91, of Port Richey, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Harborside Healthcare Gulf Coast in New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 29 years ago from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a plumbing inspector for the state of New York. His memberships included the Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge 146 and the Elks Lodge 2284, both in New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Florence; two sons, Domenick Jr., Stuart, and Anthony, Jupiter; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • PARRILLO, GRACE O., 83, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Hospice of Pasco in New Port Richey. Born in Paterson, N.J., she came here 22 years ago from Waldwick, N.J. She was a hairdresser and a Presbyterian. Survivors include her son, Louis I., New Port Richey; and a sister, Lois Nichols, Sebastian; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • PHILLIPS, GRACE S., 94, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (April 13, 2001) at Zephyr Haven Nursing Home. She was born in Muhlenberg County, Ky., and was a retired teacher in the public school system. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a niece, Jo Ann Hatch, Zephyrhills. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • ROBINSON, LOIS P., 76, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (April 10, 2001) at home. Born in Republic, Mich., she came here four months ago from Denton, Texas, and was a homemaker. She was a Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Arby; four sons, John White, St. Petersburg; Andrew Robinson, Weatherford, Texas, Tim Robinson, Denton, Texas, and Fred Robinson, New Port Richey; two daughters, Linda Deshano, New Port Richey, and Susan Byron, Tawas, Mich.; five brothers, Russell and Kenneth Martin, both of East Tawas, Mich., James Martin, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., David Martin, Harrisville, Mich., and Daniel Martin, Phoenix; two sisters, Evelyn Ibbs, Taylor, Mich., and Pearl Tanner, Harrisville, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • SHETLER, LaRITA DENISE, 26, of Hudson, formerly of Brooksville, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) in Hudson as a result of an automobile accident. Born in Cleveland, Tenn., she came to Hudson four years ago from Brooksville. She was a minister and evangelist. She was affiliated with the Woodhaven Church of God in Masaryktown. Survivors include her husband, Jerry; a son, Joshua Ryan; two daughters, LaRissa Ann and Amanda Jane; her parents, Rev. Clifford and Martha Eubanks, all of Hudson; two sisters, Heather Renee, Hudson, and Jennifer Elaine Eubanks, Masaryktown; and her grandfather, H.L. Eubanks, Cleveland, Tenn. B.K. Brewer and Sons, Orlando.
  • SUMMERS, JOHN "CHIEF," 68, of Lutz, formerly of Dade City, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at University Community Hospital. He came to Lutz in 1958 from Dade City. He owned Suncoast Plumbing Inc., was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and was a Baptist and a member of Christ Chapel, Lutz. Survivors include his wife, Martha; a son, Ronald E.; a brother, William; six sisters, Margie, Ruby, Mary, Sue, Reba, and Patsy; and two grandchildren, R.J. and Tiffany. American Heritage Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • TAYLOR, FRED F., 83, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (April 13, 2001) at Clemson Manor in Zephyrhills. Born in Detroit, he came here 21 years ago from Flint, Mich. He was a foreman for General Motors and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion in Michigan and attended the Chancey Road Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Laura; two sons, Alan, Huntsville, Ala., and Rod, Roscommon, Mich.; a daughter, Lynn Hall, Mount Morris, Mich.; a sister; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • WAITKUNAS, PETER, 83, of New Port Richey, died Friday (April 13, 2001) at Harborside Healthcare Gulf Coast in New Port Richey. Born in Connecticut, he came here 24 years ago from Detroit. He retired from Yellow Trucking in Detroit, was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 79. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Katherine Andrews, Gulf Breeze. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • YEE, NOCOMIS G., 82, of Port Richey, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at home. Born in Shenandoah, Va., she came here 13 years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and was a retired cosmetics salesperson. She was a Protestant. Survivors include her legal guardian, Alice Neu, Port Richey. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • ZIRGIBEL, TYLER, 19, of Land O'Lakes, died Monday (April 16, 2001) in Sarasota. Born in Tampa, he was a lifelong resident of Land O'Lakes. He was a student at Tampa Technical Institute and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lutz. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Brian Perkins, Land O'Lakes; his father and stepmother, Richard and Rita Zirgibel, Land O'Lakes; two brothers, Vincent Norling and Hunter Perkins, both of Lake O'Lakes; a stepbrother, Ryan Caudill, Indiana; four stepsisters, Erynn Perkins and Katie Perkins, both of Land O'Lakes, Leslie Stubblefield and Ashley Caudill, Indiana; maternal grandfather, Timothy Norling, Chicago; maternal grandmother, Amy Apow, Alberta, Canada; stepgrandmother, Ruth Ann Perkins, Land O'Lakes; paternal stepgrandfather and paternal grandmother, Frank and Judy Ferrell, Brooksville; and paternal grandfather, Richard Zirgibel Sr., Missouri. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel.
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    Belleair

    • CULPEPPER, CYNTHIA ANN LAWRENCE, 63, of Orlando, formerly of Belleair, died Thursday (April 12, 2001) of a cerebral aneurysm. She was born in Marianna and moved to Orlando in 1989 from Belleair. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor of science degree in home economics education and served as president of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She taught junior high school science for several years. She served on several boards and foundations, including the Gulf Coast Art Center in Clearwater, the Governor's Mansion Commission and the Council 101. She also served as a judge for the Walt Disney World Community Service Awards and as an adviser to Pi Beta Phi at the University of Central Florida. She owned and was president of Gallery 17-92, an art and frame gallery in Winter Park. She was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church since 1990, serving on the Flower Guild, the vestry and as a Stephen minister. Survivors include her husband, Blair; a daughter, Betsy; her mother, Margeria Lawrence, Tallahassee; and two brothers, John Marshall Lawrence, Dunedin, and Geoffrey Lawrence, Tallahassee. National Cremation Society, Beacon Chapter, Winter Park.
    • KANE, ROBERT V. "BOB," 80, of Belleair, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at home. He came here in 1924 from his native Mount Union, Pa. and retired in 1972 as superintendent of mail carriers after 28 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He formerly owned and operated the BT Bones Steak House, Palm Harbor. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He attended Calvary Baptist Church of Clearwater, and was a member of Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Elks Lodge 1525 and the Sertoma Club, all of Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Roger B. Morrill, Largo, and William C. Morrill, Sarasota; and five grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Clearwater

    • BASEY, NEVA L., 75, of Lake Panasoffkee, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Adams County, Ind., and moved to Lake Panasoffkee in 1991 from Clearwater. She retired from Montgomery Ward in Clearwater after 16 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star 42, Montpelier, Ind., and the Daughters of the Nile, Elim Temple 76, Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Keith; a daughter, Shelvia Shaw, Wildwood; a brother, Eugene Burry, Geneva, Ind.; two sisters, Violet Imel, Dunkirk, Ind., and Doris Morgan, Pennville, Ind.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
    • BYRNE, DENNIS M., 47, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at home. He came here in 1976 from his native Hammond, Ind. He worked as a drywall hanger and was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Dennis M. Jr. and Kevin, both of Largo; a daughter, Tammy Glascock of Florida; his mother, Katherine Byrne, Clearwater; two brothers, James, Clearwater, and Tim, Hammond; a sister, Kathy Shahazi, Temecula, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • CIELAKIE, JUDITH DAWN, 45, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and came here in 1981 from Louisville, Ky. She was a commercial artist and Protestant. Survivors include a son, Geoff Borlinghaus, Jefferson City, Mo.; a daughter, Jill Simms, Louisville; and two grandchildren, Shane Simms and Brittany Borlinghaus. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • CONBOY, MAGDALENE A., 95, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at home. She was born in Hatley, Wis., and came here in 1966 from Wisconsin. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include her husband, Vincent; two daughters, Mary Hammond and Patricia A. Houlihan-Richard, Largo; a sister, Verna Stefl, King, Wis.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • DODMAN, EDNA SCHNAIDT, 77, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (April 17, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Birmingham, Mich., and came here in 1978 from Rochester, Mich. She owned and operated Granny's Playhouse, a day care center. She was Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, Robert F. Jr., Largo, and Richard, Beaverton, Mich.; a daughter, Sharon Kachinski, Safety Harbor; two sisters, Vivian Demo, Clare, Mich., and Violet Meiers, Rochester; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • DUNLAP, WILLIAM TROY, 48, of Clearwater and Largo, died Thursday (April 12, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1963 from his native Wildwood. Survivors include two sons, David Wesley, Largo, and Jeremy Rutledge, Clearwater; a daughter, Angela Dunlap; his mother, Alzonia T. Rhodes, Largo; three brothers, Kenny Anderson, Clearwater, Michael Rhodes, St. Petersburg, and Joel Rhodes, Largo; two sisters, Janice Bennett, Largo, and Pamela Carswell, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • McCROSSIN, JANICE, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Olean, N.Y., and came here in 1952 from Johnstown, Pa. She was a teacher and taught in the South Fork School District in Pennsylvania and retired after 20 years as a teacher in the Pinellas County School System. She graduated from Penn State University. She was Methodist and a member of Clearwater Country Club. Survivors include her husband, George K., and a sister, Sue Johnson, Clearwater; a brother, Tom Densmore, Inverness; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • MEADE, EVELYN, 84, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Borderland, Ky., and came here in 1977 from Williamson, W. Va. She worked in assisted care living facilities and was Baptist. She enjoyed bingo. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Dube, Safety Harbor, and Rosemary McClure, Delaware, Ohio; a son, Robert, Lithia; a sister, Edith "Cricket" Crum, London, Ky.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • ROGERS, ROSS H., 68, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at home. He was born in Madison, Ind., and came here in 1979. He retired in 1979 with the rank of colonel after 27 years in the Air Force, where he was a fighter pilot veteran of the Vietnam War. He earned an engineering degree in 1965 from Penn State University, and after he moved here, he worked from 1979 to 1994 for Smith Aviation, St. Petersburg. Survivors include two sons, Michael G., Chicago, and Patrick C., Clearwater; and two grandchildren, Brennan M. and Algren P. Rogers, both of Chicago. Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville, Ind.
    • STUMPF, RALPH J., 86, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Harborside Healthcare, Clearwater. He came here in 1971 from his native Pittsburgh, where he retired as an air traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, and was a B-24 pilot in the European theater. He retired from the Air Force Reserves in 1963 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Lohr, Clearwater; a son, Eric, Asheville, N.C.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
    • THEODOROU, THEODORE C., 90, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (April 17, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Larnaca, Cyprus, and came here in 1968 from Greenville, S.C., where he was a school teacher and owned and operated Charcoal Steak House. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Anna Small, Tampa, and Peggy Larson, Atlanta; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • VILLWOCK, HELEN, 85, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. She was born in Berlin, Wis., and came here in 1977 from Oshkosh, Wis. She worked as a secretary for a manufacturing company. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church of Clearwater, where she served as secretary/treasurer and was a member of the Friendship Club. Survivors include two sons, Scott, Palm Harbor, and Steven, Salem, Ore.; a sister, Viola O'Reilley, Omro, Wis.; and four grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • VOGEL, MARY ANN, 68, of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1936 from her native Paducah, Ky. She was a floral designer and the original owner and operator of Mary Ann's Flowers, St. Petersburg. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater, and Temple of Love and Healing, St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband, Victor Sr., Clearwater; two sons, William, St. Petersburg, and Victor Jr., Keokuk, Iowa; and a cousin, Edgar Price, Madisonville, Ky. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • WAINWRIGHT, MARIAN E., 78, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. She was born in Long Branch, N.J., and came here in 1969 from Hagerstown, Md. She worked 16 years as a dietitian at the former Clearwater Community Hospital. Survivors include a sister, Grace W. Rulison, Clearwater; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Dunedin

    • FEEHAN, RAYMOND J., 77, of Dunedin, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1994 from Long Island, where he worked 18 years as a contract administrator for the Long Island Railroad. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, Kevin of New York; two brothers, Donald, Sun City, and Joseph, St. Petersburg; and two granddaughters, Jessica and Melanie Feehan, both of Amityville, N.Y. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • GAUMER, MERLE W., 86, of Dunedin, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and came here in 1969 from Glen Burnie, Md. He retired after 30 years in the Army with the rank of sergeant first class, and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a 15-year member of the Army Field Band in Washington, D.C. He was a member of Lakeside Community Chapel and the Lakeside Community Chapel Orchestra, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jacqueline; a son, David W., Fayetteville, Ga.; a daughter, Ruth Vernimb, in Delaware; two grandchildren, Jonathan LaCrosse, Princeton, N.J., and Jeremy LaCrosse, Boulder, Colo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • WOODBURN, ERMA THOMAS, 92, of Dunedin, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Floyd, Va., and came here in 1968 from Hamden, Conn. She retired as supervisor of nurses and nursing arts instructor at Essex County Hospital, Cedar Grove, N.J. She attended Columbia University in New York City and Seton Hall University in New Jersey and was a member of Florida "B" Chapter of National T.T.T. Society. She was an Army Nurse Corps veteran of World War II. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin. Survivors include three sisters, Jessica McCall, Albany, Ga., Doris Ingram, Floyd, and Marion Burks, Roanoke, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • MILAM, GEORGIA SLAY, 99, of Largo, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. She was born in Crystal Springs, Miss., and came here in 1995 from New Orleans, where she retired as a medical secretary after 30 years with the Tulane Medical School Psychiatric Department. She was a founder of Brownie and Girl Scout troops in New Orleans. For a number of years, she was director of the Big Tree Day Camp and she taught arts and crafts at Camp Monterey in Monterey, Tenn. She was a docent for 10 years at the Longvue Home and Gardens, New Orleans. She was a member of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, active in several garden circles and a member of the New Orleans Hemerocallis Society. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Mitchell Milam, Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Grace Rogers, Maryville, Tenn., Estelle Mehlhop, La Costa, Calif., and Ruth Anderson, Burlington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews, including Mary Beth Park of Belleair Beach. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • SELWAY, BETTY J., 75, of Largo, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1980 from her native Canton, Ohio. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include a son, Larry, Largo; and a nephew, Chris Selway, Jacksonville, N.C. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • ZARCONE, JOSEPH L. JR., 68, of Largo, died Wednesday (April 11, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Queens, N.Y., and came here in 1968 from New York. He was a plumber. He was Catholic and a member of Elks Lodge 2159, Largo. Survivors include a brother, Richard, Spring Hill; and six sisters, Doris Sigrist and Nancy DeLeonardis, both of Spring Hill, Prudence Martinez, Port Richey, Frances DiBiasi, Hudson, Josephine Montanro, Boca Raton, and Florence Motto, Massapequa Park, N.Y. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Palm Harbor

    • JOHNSON, F. EUGENE "GENE," 71, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. He came here in 1976 from his native Jamestown, N.Y., and was a retired architectural engineer. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Lutheran and a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include two sons, Steven, Clearwater, and Mark, Dunedin; and four grandsons, Todd, Joey, Andrew and Matthew. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • KAUFENBERG, MARY D., 72, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (April 17, 2001) at home. She was born in Statesboro, Ga., and came here in 1980 from Minneapolis. She was the executive general partner of the Eagles Ltd., and the Eagles Golf Club, Odessa, and co-owned Environmental Products Inc., Minneapolis. She was one of Georgia's first female finance officers at the age of 20 and was Southern Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Campbell, Minneapolis; two brothers, Virgil and John Deal, both of Savannah, Ga.; two sisters, Effie Longwater, Savannah, and Barbara Lapann, New Orleans; two granddaughters, Nikki and Jessica Campbell, both of Minneapolis; and a great-grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • McASHAN, HILDETH HOKE, 77, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at home. He was born in Alexandria, Va., and came here in 1994 from Ponte Vedra Beach. He retired in 1983 from the University of North Florida, where he was a professor and author of seven professional books. He earned his master's degree from University of Tennessee and his doctorate from Michigan State University. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Brian, and a daughter, Beth McAshan, both of Palm Harbor; two nephews, Vaughn and James McAshan, and a niece, Penn McAshan Tucker, all of Winter Haven. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • WILLIAMS, EDWIN, 71, a winter resident of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Del Rio, Tenn., and had been a winter visitor since 1995 from Fairfax, Va. He was a retired Navy veteran veteran of World War II and Korea. Survivors include his wife, Dorotha; two sons, Landon, Fairfax, and Shawn, Oakton, Va.; a daughter, Vicki Young, Oakton; a stepdaughter, Freda Plemmons, Canton, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters. Neptune Society of Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • FREEMAN, PATRICIA G., 54, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was a lifetime resident of Pinellas and graduated from St. Petersburg High School. She worked as a platemaker for the St. Petersburg Times. Survivors include two daughters, Lori L. Howard, Seminole, and Tracy M. Vanhaerents, St. Petersburg; a son, Nathan O. Freeman, Jacksonville; her mother, Doris Bishop, Seminole; a brother, Randy Bishop of Florida; a sister, Barbara Schlesinger, St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • MURPHY, EDWARD W. JR., 73, of Seminole, died Thursday (April 12, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1968 from Newark, Del. He retired as an insurance agent and in 1954 retired from the Navy with the rank of senior chief petty officer. He was a member of MENSA, Holiday Isles Elks Lodge 1912, Holiday Isles VFW Post 4256 and Augustus Ruser Jr. American Legion Post 273, all of Madeira Beach, Bay Pines/Holiday Isles Chapter 13 DAV, St. Pete Beach, Fleet Reserve Association Branch 102, the U.S.S. Coral Sea Association, the Baypoint Country Club and Men's Golf Club and Tamarac by the Sea Men's Golf Club. Survivors include his wife, Loretta. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Tarpon Springs

    • APOSTOLOU, JAMES, 90, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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    Pinellas Park

    • BUSSELL, WILMA, 90, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Integrated Health Services Pinellas Park. She came here in 1965 from her native Detroit. She was a homemaker and a member of Open Bible Church and Eureka Chapter 5 of OES in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a sister, Rose Gutteber, Harper Woods, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews, including Ronald Gruber, Ellenton, and Pauline Ross, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Pete Beach

    • HENNIS, LUELLA M., 77, of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Westminster Shores Health Center. She was born in Thomasboro, Ill., and came here in 1980 from Champaign, Ill. She was a certified nurse's assistant at Westminster Shores for 15 years. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter, Dixie L. Shirley, St. Petersburg; a son, James A. Hennis, Urbana, Ill.; two sisters, Mildred Janssen and Ruth Frerichs, both of Thomasboro; a brother, Vernon Loeschen, Paxton, Ill.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • CHEBAT, STELLA, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1975 from her native Chicago, where she was a secretary for a printing company. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Telesford I.; two daughters, Janet M. Eitutis, St. Pete Beach, and Vivian Sentz, Lake Wales; a sister; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • DAVIES, JOHN F., 95, of Winter Haven, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 16, 2001). He was born in Sumter County and was a member of the former Euclid Methodist Church. He later joined the United Brethren Church. He retired as a plant supervisor for Florida Power Corp. after 26 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite in Tampa, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was a World War II Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Joan Webber, Winter Haven; a son, John Philip Davies, Gainesville; two brothers, William and Sidney, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Irene Higgins, St. Petersburg, and Malissa Baum of Palm Harbor; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel.
    • DUNHAM, RONALD L., 59, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 13, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He moved here in 1968 from his native Richmond, Ind. A retired auto mechanic, he was an Army veteran and a member of the Eagles Lodge in Pinellas Park. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Ida; two sons, Ronald Jr., and Michael, both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Becky Swinehart, Pinellas Park; his mother, Gertrude Dunman, St. Petersburg; four brothers, Noel and Randy, both of St. Petersburg, and Chester and Jerry, both of Pinellas Park; and a sister, Judith Crye, St. Petersburg. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • HAUGABROOK, BILLY F., 69, of Fort Lauderdale, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Broward General Medical Center. He came here in the early '70s from his native Montezuma, Ga. He was a presser at a dry cleaner business and was an Army veteran. He was Baptist. Survivors include a brother, Earl, Brandon; and a sister, Ella M. Blair, Shaker Heights, Ohio.; 12 nephews; and 11 nieces. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HENSLEY, DORIS M., of Apopka, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 13, 2001). Born in Philadelphia, she came here in the 1950s and moved to Orlando in 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Sam Jr., Apopka. Loomis Funeral Home, Apopka.
    • KOHLMANN, PAUL J., 36, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (April 11, 2001) at home. He came here in 1983 from his native Levittown, Pa. He was a graduate of Bishop Egan High School in Levittown. He was a driver for Yellow Cab Co. and was Catholic. He enjoyed playing the piano. Survivors include three sisters, Regina Drescher, Safety Harbor, Joanne Kohlmann, St. Petersburg, and Barbara Sample, Elizabethtown, Pa.; two brothers, Arthur Kohlmann, St. Petersburg, and Thomas Kohlmann, Philadelphia; three nephews; and a niece. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LILES, ALICE W., 94, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. Born in Denshaw, England, she came here in 1963 from Methuen, Mass. She was a homemaker and was a member of Seminole United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Bay Pines Kitchen Band. She was a member of the St. George's Primitive Methodist Church Choir, Methuen. Survivors include four nieces, Patricia Godsey and June Cookson, both of Seminole, Mary McCarthy, Methuen, and Winifred Albis, Woolwich, Maine; and a nephew, Robert Wrigley, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LUMPKIN, AYLSSIA JUANITA "LELE," 3, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. She was a native of St. Petersburg and attended Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church. Survivors include her mother, Carrie Sermon; her father, Marco Lumpkin; her maternal grandmother, Zannie Roberson; her maternal great-grandmother, Carrie Roberson; her paternal grandmother, Marilyn Lumpkin; and her paternal great-grandfather, Melvin Lumpkin, all of St. Petersburg. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • MARINELLI, DOMINIC, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at home. Born in Philadelphia, he came here in 1987 from Blenheim, N.J. He retired after 40 years from Rohm & Haas, Bridesburg, Pa. He was an Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart and two Bronze Star medals. Also, his name was placed on the Battle of Normandy Foundation Wall of Liberty. Survivors include three sons, Frank, Clearwater, Alan, Allen, Texas, and Tony, Cape Cod, Mass.; four daughters, Anne Poole, New Zealand, Sandra Martin, St. Petersburg, Susan Marinelli, St. Petersburg, and Judy Maglio, Blenheim; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Earle Funeral Home, Blackwood, N.J.
    • McWILLIAMS, ALICE STEFANIE "SWEET PINKIE THE CLOWN," 88, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 16, 2001) at Tandem Health Care of St. Petersburg, Seminole. Born in Sesser, Ill., she came here in 1942 from Mobile, Ala. She was a beautician for 50 years and was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church. She was a member of Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, International Association of Turtles, Gold Star Wives of America, Orange Blossom Chapter, the Sacred Heart League, St. Raphael's Guild, Suncoast Clown Alley 143 and Lolly Poppers Clown Alley 951. She worked at the Wal-Mart store on 38th Avenue N, where she did face painting and donated her income from it to All Children's Hospital. She also was a volunteer at the hospital. Survivors include two adopted daughters, Janet Eiserman and Viola Jean Strawn, both of Largo; a sister, Terese McDonald, Bedford, Texas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; five nieces; eight nephews; two great-nieces; and three great-nephews. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • MOONEY, BERNARD E., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (April 12, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. He came here in 1982 from his native Philadelphia, where he was a lubricating technician at Atofina Lubricating Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Josephine; three sons, John F. and Michael D., both of St. Petersburg, and Stephen J., Tallahassee; a daughter, Patricia A. Spence, Fort White; a brother, Edward, Parrish; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • NELSON, LARRY LAMAR, 41, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 13, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, of a gunshot wound. He came to St. Petersburg at an early age from his native Belle Glade, later moved to Homestead and in 1988 moved to Clearwater. He attended Gibbs High School and was a construction worker/foreman for Maas Brother Construction Co., and attended St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Maurice, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Alicia Lewis, Tampa; a stepson, Terry Jones Jr. of Colorado; three stepdaughters, Melonie Darsey, and Terra and Shanise Jones, all of Clearwater; his mother, Alberta Nelson, Clearwater; six sisters, Youlanda Thompson, Regina and Lashonda McKinnes and Maurice Nelson-Mack, all of Clearwater, Kim Nelson-Brown, St. Petersburg, and Francheska Authur, Palmetto; his companion, Angela Jones; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • NIEBLING, GOESTA III, 75, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Lund, Sweden, he came here in 1978 from Phiadelphia. He was a salesman in the lawn and garden industry. He served in the Swedish Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Constance; two sons, Kristian Niebling, St. Petersburg, and Mark Wilson, Newark, Del.; three daughters, Jeanette Niebling, St. Petersburg, Regina Rafferty, St. Petersburg, and Laureen Robbins, Dallas; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. ICS Cremation Society, Harbour Heights.
    • RAME, ROLAND E., 46, of 3330 Jackson St. N, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (April 12, 2001) at home. He came here more than 20 years ago from his native Springfield, Mass. He was an assistant manager for an Albertsons grocery store. He was an Army veteran and was Catholic. He enjoyed bowling. Survivors include a daughter, Alexandria Rame, and a son, Michael, both of Palm Harbor; his mother, Edna Dinsmore, Clearwater; a sister, Sheila Hatch, Port Richey; three brothers, David Rame, Kevin Rame and Scott Dinsmore, all of West Springfield, Mass. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SAVASTANO, ROSINA "ROSE," 95, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Freedom Inn Assisted Living Facility, Clearwater. She was born in Italy, came to St. Petersburg in 1975 from Lawrence, Mass., and in 1995 moved to Tarpon Springs. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Guido; three sons, Anthony J., Tarpon Springs, and Paul J. and Bernard J., both of Methuen, Mass.; a brother, Sam DeLuca, Lawrence; a sister, Carmela DeLuca, Kenneth City; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • SCOTT, HOWARD, 60, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Sneads, he came here in 1965 from Bartow. He was a sanitation specialist for the city of St. Petersburg. He was a member of Sinai AME Church in Sneads. Survivors include two daughters, Katrina Q. Headley, St. Petersburg, and Louvenia Turner, Tampa; a son, Kendrick Q., St. Petersburg; his mother, Olivia Scott, Tallahassee; three sisters, Janie Mary Hall, Bristol, Londa Brown and Jackie Johnson, both of Tallahassee; nine brothers, Roosevelt Scott and Arthur Scott, both of St. Petersburg, Alvin Scott, Tallahassee, Calvin Scott, San Francisco, Gregory Scott, Tallahassee, Roman Atkins, Joseph Atkins and Tony Atkins, all of Sneads, and David Atkins, Marianna; three grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • BERES, JOSEPH W. JR. "JOE," 71, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (April 15, 2001) at home. Born in Norwalk, Conn., he came here in 1986 after retiring as the chief of police of Norwalk, where he worked for 30 years. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Ann A.; three sons, Michael J., Lithia, Joseph W. III, Redding, Conn., and John J., Norwalk; his mother, Esther Beres, St. Petersburg; a sister, Barbara B. Moseley, South Pasadena; a brother, Thomas, Cupertino, Calif.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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