St. Petersburg Times Online: Obituaries
 Devil Rays Forums
Home
Find your local news section
Text-only
home page

News Sections
Action
Arts & Entertainment
Business
Citrus County
Columnists
Drought
Floridian
Health Times
Hernando County
Hillsborough County
Legislature 2000
Letters
North Pinellas County
Obituaries
Opinion
Pasco County
South Pinellas County
Sports
State
Stocks
Tampa Bay
World & Nation
Featured areas
AP The Wire
Area Guide
Auto
A-Z Index
Baseball 2000
Campaign 2000
Classifieds
Comics & Games
Employment
Find It!
Forums
Health
Hurricane tracker
Legislature 2000
Lottery
Movie reviews
Movie times
Ongoing stories
Police report
Real estate
Schools
Sports’ Top 100 stories of the 20th century
Sports
Stocks
TV preview
Weather
Weddings
What's New
Wheelfinder
Weekly Sections
Home & Garden
Personal Tech
Perspective
Taste
Travel
Weekend
Other Sections
Arena football
Buccaneers
College football
Devil Rays
Lightning
Movie reviews
Mutiny soccer
Neighborhood Times
Newspapers in Education
North of Tampa
Personals
Photo Reprints
Photo review
Radio Stations
Seniority
Tax help 2000
Web specials
Ybor City

Market Info
Advertise with the Times
Contact Us
All Departments
SUNCOAST DEATHS

Monday, April 24, 2000

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

Citrus| Hernando | Hillsborough | Pasco
North Pinellas | South Pinellas

Citrus County Back to top

  • FULLER, MAJ. JAMES MELVIN, 65, of Inverness, died Thursday (April 20, 2000). Born in Simi Valley, Calif., he came here eight years ago from Austin, Texas, and was a retired Major in the U.S. Air Force. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, past president and editor of the newsletter for the Citrus County Model Airplane Club, a member of Eugene Quinn VFW Post 4337, Inverness, and a scuba diving instructor. Survivors include his wife, Andrea Richardson; a son, James, Dallas; two daughters, Lori Holley, Austin, and Karen Cochran, Luling, Texas; a stepson, Charles Laird, Dallas; two stepdaughters, Karen White, Jackson, Miss., and Kimberly Morgan, Trinity Center, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.
  • McINTOSH, ROBIN L. "BAREFOOT LADY," 53, of Crystal River, died Saturday (April 22, 2000). She came here 27 years ago from her native Middletown, Ohio. She was a member of Amazing Grace Pentecostal Church of Crystal River. Survivors include her husband, Fred R.; two daughters, Tenessa Trotter, Homosassa, and Tangila Copeland, Crystal River; her mother, Margaret Wallace, Middletown; two brothers, James Wallace, Middletown, and Donald Wallace, Germantown, Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • SABIA, DANIEL, 86, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (April 21, 2000). He was born in East Meadow, N.Y., and was retired owner of a hardware store. Survivors include his wife, Anna; a son, Daniel; two daughters, Carol Ann Hauser and Diane Bourque; and five grandchildren. Fero Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills Chapel.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • DITTMAN, ZOE BRENNA, of Masaryktown, died Wednesday (April 19, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Kenneth and Doris Dittman, Masaryktown; two sisters, Kendal and Montana Dittman, Masaryktown; her paternal grandparents, Fred and Margaret Dittman, Spring Hill; and her maternal grandparents, Pete and Ann von Klock, Brooksville. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.
  • FLINT, WEBSTER E. "DANNY," 70, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (April 20, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he came here five years ago from New York. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; a son, Mike Kerrigan, Tewksbury, Mass.; and a sister, Marian Grasso, New York City. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Seven Hills Chapel.
  • MICHAELS, FLORENCE, 91, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (April 22, 2000). Born in Newark, N.J., she came here nine years ago from Orange, N.J., and recently moved to a nursing home in St. Petersburg. She was a Methodist. Survivors include three grandsons; 11 great-grandsons; and nine great-great-grandsons. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.
  • MUENCH, WILLIAM B., 71, of Brooksville, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at St Joseph's Hospital. He was a St. Petersburg firefighter and a Marine veteran of World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Bernice; two stepsons, Bill Grant, Jacksonville, and Rick Benjamin, Riverview; a daughter, Susan Johnson, Palm Harbor; a stepdaughter, Tasha DeFrance, Tampa; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • WISCHNER, EVA L., 83, of Brooksville, died Thursday (April 20, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Arcanum, Ohio, she came here 14 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, William R.; three daughters, Susan Middlestetter, Greenville, Ohio, Carol Brown, Temple Terrace, and Pat Stockman, Titusville; a sister, Libby Peters, Jensen Beach; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • BROWN, HELEN BAYLOUS, 79, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Huntington, W.Va., she came here in 1959 from Miami. She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. She was a member of Palma Ceia Women's Club and the Symphony Guild of Tampa. Survivors include two sons, Jon Scott Wheeler, Tallahassee, and Maurice Julian Wheeler, Springfield, Va.; two daughters, Sharon Wheeler Leafe, Houston, and Michele Colemorgan, Tampa; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Town and Country Chapel, Tampa.
  • CASTEEL, JAMES E., 49, of Seffner, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Keyser, W.Va., he came to the area 17 years ago from Rawlings, Md. He was a project field engineer supervisor for URS Greiner Engineering. He was scouting coordinator for Boy Scouts Troop 797, Seffner. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Jane; two sons, Matthew and Andrew, both of Seffner; his father, Donald, Rawlings; and three brothers, Francis, McCoole, Md., Lynn, Rawlings, and William, St. Petersburg. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • CLAGETT, CHARLES T. "C.T.," 86, of Sun City Center, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at South Bay Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., he came to the area in 1994 from Cape Coral. He also lived in Redington Beach from 1960 to 1965. He was a retired lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Army and a member of Sun City Center Retired Officers club. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Carmen; a son, Charles T. Jr., St. Petersburg; a brother, Frank, Upper Marlboro, Md.; and two grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • DAANE, JOHN HOWARD, 55, of Valrico, died Wednesday (April 19, 2000) at home. Born in Whitewater, Wis., he came to the area in 1986 from Heidelberg, Germany. He was an infantry officer for the U.S. government and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. He worked for Home Depot for eight years. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Gail; a son, Christopher, Bend, Ore.; two daughters, Elizabeth Cadena, Houston, and Cheryl Tate, Brandon; his mother, Katherine, Spartanburg, S.C.; two sisters, Jana Sindlinger, York, Pa., and Diane Daane, Spartanburg; and six grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • ESCUDERO-MAYMI, JOSE, 86, of Tampa, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at home. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here in 1989. He was an insurance agent and a member of the Catholic Church of the Incarnation. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Escudero; three sons, Jose Ramon Escudero, Puerto Rico, Raul Enrique Escudero, Kentucky, and Juan Luis Escudero, Puerto Rico; two daughters, Evelyn Acosta, Puerto Rico, and Nayda J. Nunez, Miami; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • HELIS, RAY, 61, of Tampa, died Wednesday (April 19, 2000) at Integrated Health Services, Brandon. Born in Johnstown, Pa., he came here 28 years ago from Newport News, Va. He was a self-employed carpenter and a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Andy, Valrico, and Michael, Tampa; four daughters, Sheila J. Amann and Shelley Foster, both of Valrico, and Katrina M. and Heather J. Helis, both of Tampa,; his mother, Sabina, Johnstown; three sisters, Bernadette Helis and Mary Elizabeth Rametta, both of Johnstown, and Susan Downey, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MCGOWN, AMBER, 52, of Riverview, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at MacDill Air Force Base. Born in Beaumont, Texas, she came to the area 10 years ago from Alexandria, La. She was a publicist for Squadron Services at MacDill Air Force Base. She was a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Clint; two sons, Clint III, Sydney, Australia, and Ryan, Riverview; a daughter, April, Riverview; her parents, Freda and Charles Lane, Belleville, Ill.; a brother, Bryant Cope, New Caney, Texas; and two sisters, Ginnie Powell and Laura, both of Cleveland, Texas. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • SWINT, RALPH E., 73, of Balm, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at home. Born in Carter County, Ky., he came to the area in 1978 from Oak Hill, Ohio. He was a retired carman for C & O Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW and DAV posts in Riverview. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Bessie; three sons, Ralph, Riverview, and Robert and Tracy, both of Lithia; three daughters, Doris Dunaway, Balm, and Remondia Turknett and Gloria Harrell, both of Riverview; a sister, Lula Farmer, Grayson, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • Pasco County Back to top

  • BERNARDO, GLADYS H., 87, of Hudson, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Arbors at Bayonet Point. Born in Chicago, she came here 26 years ago from St. Petersburg and was a retired manager of women's accessories for Belk-Lindsey Department Store. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Greta Mason, Hudson; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson Chapel.
  • JAYNE, DOROTHY M., 77, of Port Richey, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Shelbyville, Ky., she came here 18 years ago from Westland, Mich., and was a retired secretary for Harper Hospital, Detroit. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include her husband, Leonard T.; a son, Leonard, Redford, Mich.; two daughters, Sally Jo Lockhart, Clinton Township, Mich., and Carolyn Lee McDowell, New Port Richey; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • WIEDINGER, ARTHUR R., 85, of New Port Richey, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare, New Port Richey. Born in Peoria, Ill., he came here three years ago from Miami Springs, and was a retired pilot for Eastern Airlines. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the retired Eastern Airlines Pilots Association, all of Miami Springs. Survivors include two sons, Don, New Port Richey, and Arthur Jr., Tallahassee; a brother, Herbert, Peoria; a sister, Helen Gascoigne, Connecticut; and three grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn, New Port Richey.
  • North Pinellas Back to top

  • BAKER, PRESTON JAMES, 78, of Clearwater, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Ammie, Ky., and came here in 1956 from Dayton, Ohio. He was a civil engineer and worked for the cities of Largo and Tarpon Springs and for Bowen Construction. He served as assistant city manager of Largo and also worked for the city of Clearwater. He was a licensed Realtor. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. Most recently he worked in security for Raymond James. He was a member of Old Fort Harrison VFW Post 2473, Clearwater, Sunshine City Chapter 9 DAV, St. Petersburg, and Heisler-Johnson American Legion Post 119, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Rogene; three sons, Kenneth, Clearwater, Joseph, Gulfport, and David, Dayton; a brother, Lindsey, Palm Harbor; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and two nieces and a nephew. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • BRACE, KATHERINE M., 95, of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Viehland, Germany, and came here in 1960 from New Hampshire, where she owned and operated a motel. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater, and a member of the Gideon Bible Society. Survivors include seven cousins, Gisela Denison, Clearwater, Richard Luetjen and Betsy Ann Huber, both of New Jersey, Renate McCoy, Ohio, and Gisela Meierdierk, Juergen Rothenburg and Alrun Lustig, all of Germany. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • OBENLAND, CATHERINE P., 80, of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. She was born in Camden County, N.J., and came here in 1982 from Tansboro, N.J. She retired as an arts and crafts teacher and was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include four daughters, Nancy C. Dalton, Palm Harbor, Jo Ann Honnewell and Grace Lange, both of New Jersey, and Patricia Endsley, Colorado; three sisters, Alice Carrigan, New Jersey, Hazel Lang, Maryland, and Marcella Lucas, Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • TOMBLIN, ISABEL NORINE, 86, of Clearwater, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Alexandria, N.Y., and came here in 1997 from Akron, Ohio. She was a homemaker. She was a Christian and Methodist and a supporter of Christian Ministries. Survivors include three sons, Richard Tomblin, Clearwater, Paul Girard, Houston, and Craig Schneider, Akron; a companion, Richard Schneider, Akron; a grandson, John Paul Girard, Houston; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • Dunedin

    • GOERS, DOROTHY A., 82, of Dunedin, died Thursday (April 20, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She came here in 1962 from her native Chicago. She worked as a bookkeeper and was Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Shirley Filip, Bensenville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Doug Filip, Largo, Doraine and Jon Filip, both of Chicago, and Nicholas Filip, Bloomingdale, Ill.; and four great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • PINZON-RUIZ, DR. JAIRO, 65, of Dunedin, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, South America, and came here in 1972 from Colombia. He was a physician and surgeon and practiced family medicine in Dunedin for 25 years. He graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, was a member of the United States Colombia Medical Association, the International College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Pinellas County Medical Society. He was a volunteer aiding migrant farm workers for Farmworkers' Self-Help. He was a soccer coach and youth soccer referee. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunedin. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Gloria; two sons, Jairo Mario, Dunedin, and Juan Pablo, Charlotte, N.C.; three daughters, Maria Fernanda Pinzon Williams, Dunedin, Gloria Pinzon Medige, Palm Harbor, and Andrea Catalina Pinzon, Gainesville; and two grandchildren, Cassandra Nicole Pinzon and Diego Andres Pinzon, both of Dunedin. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WHELAN, MARY, 92, of Dunedin, died Thursday (April 20, 2000) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She came here in 1979 from her native Brockton, Mass. She was a teacher and taught in Hackensack, N.J. and Baltimore high schools. She was named Teacher of the Year by the Theobald Smith Society of New Jersey. She graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., and earned a master's degree in education from Columbia University, New York City. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin. Survivors include a sister, Rose Sedgewick, Dunedin; three nephews, Edward Whelan, Rhode Island, John Sedgewick, Washington, D.C., , and Robert Sedgewick, Princeton, N.J.; and three nieces, Norma Rockel, Richardson, Texas, Malia Johnson, Maui, Hawaii, and Mary Catherine Whelan, Oregon. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • FETIG, JACK E., 77, of Largo, died Monday (April 17, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and came here in 1994 from Massachusetts, where he retired after 30 years as an electrical engineer with Raytheon. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a life member of the American Legion and VFW Post 2331, the Lions Club, all of Ashland, a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, was a former Boy Scout leader, a past president of the Key Club and member of the Scouting Booster Club. He was a deacon in the Ashland Federated Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Donald, Ashburnham, Mass.; two daughters, Deborah F. Dumont, Arvada, Colo., and Dee Dee Ritter, St. Louis; two grandsons; and a great-grandson. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • HARRISON, GEORGE R., 82, of Largo, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Brandon, Va., and came here in 1996 from Wilmington, Del., where he retired as a chemist for DuPont Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anne; a daughter, Cary Harrison Powers, St. Petersburg; a son, George R. Jr., Bentonville, Ark.; three sisters, Alice Harrison Perkins, Williamsburg, Va., Dorothy Harrison Chapin, Greenville, S.C., and Virginia Harrison Minchew, Augusta, Ga.; and four grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • RICKETTS, DOROTHY A., 90, of Largo, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Arden Court, Largo. She was born in Louisville, Ky., and came here in 1952 from Indianapolis. She was a homemaker and owned and operated a motel. She was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include a daughter, Jayne Meissner, Clearwater Beach; a son, Donald, Monterey, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • SHALKOWSKI, MARY ANN, 75, of Lecanto, formerly of Largo, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. She was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and moved to Lecanto in 1993 from Largo, where she retired after 26 years with General Electric Corp. She attended St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River. Survivors include two daughters, Mae Mitcheson, Lecanto, and Rosemary Lawson, Hernando; two sons, Samuel Johnson, Homosassa, and Joseph Johnson, St. Petersburg; a brother, Dominic Gigante of New Jersey, two sisters, Sylvia Filippone, Las Vegas, and Josie Biserta, Staten Island; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
    • TSCHAN, MARY, 88, of Largo, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Jefferson County, Ind., and came here in 1964 from Wilmington, Ohio. She worked as a cashier-secretary for C.H. Reiter & Co., Cincinnati. She was a Methodist, a past president of the Woman's Golf Association and longtime member of Clearwater Country Club. Survivors include two brothers, George E. Reiley, Wilmington, and Robert Reiley, Sabina, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • DUNDATSCHECK, EULALIA, 96, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Barcelona, Spain, and came here in 1980 from Rhinebeck, N.Y. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Andrews, Palm Harbor; a son, Robert, Milton, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WAGNER, IONE M., 87, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at St. Mark Village continuing care community, Palm Harbor. She was born in Newman Grove, Neb., and came here in 1983 from Barrington, N.J., where she retired as a school teacher. She was a member of St. Matthias Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a sister, Eva Erickson, Oakland, Neb.; two nieces; and a nephew. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • WILLIAMS, BRUCE, 85, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in West Liberty, Ky., and came here in 1980 from McAllen, Texas. He was a farmer and a member of Coaldarn Baptist Church, Martha, Ky. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Alta; two daughters, Joyce A. Thompson, Palm Harbor, and Lt. Col. Genette Hill, Germany; a son, Elgon B., Melbourne; a sister, Phoebe Emory, Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Tarpon Springs

    • QUINN, ERLINE Y., 76, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Clarksville, Tenn., and came here in 1974 from Royal Oak, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen R. Ell, Holiday; three sons, Patrick L., Westland, Mich., Michael E., Houston, and John Kevin, Berkley, Mich.; a sister, Thelma M. Davis, Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

    South Pinellas Back to top

  • ABULENCIA, PROCESO S. "PROS," 82, of Pinellas Park died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in the Philippines, he came here in 1994 from La Verne, Calif. He was owner and operator of a drapery business and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Armed Forces of the Far East. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of the Villasinians of Southern California. He was a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard Retired Military Association, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Apolonia Duldulao; two sons, Carlos Abulencia, Las Vegas, and Nicanor Abulencia, Vallejo, Calif.; three daughters, Corona Coronel, Pinellas Park, Lydia Magpali, La Verne, Calif., and Helen Fabro, Pinellas Park; a sister, Julita Amansec, Philippines; and 12 grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • McVEAN, FORREST, 78, of Pinellas Park died Friday (April 21, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1966 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a vice president of marketing in the banking industry and a member of Unity Clearwater Church. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he served in Okinawa as a staff sergeant with the 2nd Marine Air Wing. He was a volunteer with Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, a Mason and a member of Elks Lodge 2217, Pinellas Park. He was a graduate of New York University and an avid ballroom dancer. He enjoyed working with computers and woodworking and was a radio controlled boat operator. Survivors include his companion, Alfreda "Freddie" Smith; a daughter, Nancy E. McVean, Pinellas Park; and a brother, Peter MacVean, North Canton, Ohio. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • MYERS, GILBERT C. JR., 77, of Pinellas Park died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. He came here in 1980 from his native Baltimore. He was a block operator with Amtrak for 26 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Protestant and was a member of the American Legion, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Irene; a son, Gilbert C. III, Pinellas Park; two brothers, George W., Pinellas Park, and Urban, Kingsville, Md.; two sisters, Doris Dovi and Nancy Conroy, both of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
  • St. Pete Beach

    • SULEIMAN, ADHEM C., 66, of Bay Shore, N.Y., and a winter resident of St. Pete Beach, died Thursday (April 20, 2000) at New York University Hospital after a long battle with cancer. A native of New York, he was a longtime winter resident here. He studied electrical engineering at City College, New York, and was an engineer, businessman and real estate entrepreneur. Survivors include three sons, Clifford Waldman, New Hope, Pa., Dennis Waldman, Newton, Mass., and Andre Suleiman, Jamaica, N.Y.; two daughters, Rinda Toben, Smithtown, N.Y., and Tanya Kugelmas, San Francisco; his mother, Thomisina Suleiman, and a brother, Anver, both of St. Pete Beach; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • GILBERT, RYAN MATTHEW, 19, of St. Petersburg died Thursday (April 20, 2000) after jumping from the Sunshine Skyway bridge, according to Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies. A native of St. Petersburg, he was a 1999 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. Survivors include his mother, Michele F. Gilbert, St. Petersburg; his father and stepmother, David R. and Anna G. Gilbert, Berwick, La.; two sisters, Lindsey M. Gilbert, St. Petersburg, and Olivia E. Gilbert, Berwick; and his maternal grandparents, Jane and George Fair, Media, Pa. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HANNER, ROSE A., 91, of St. Petersburg died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1976 from McHenry, Ill. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Michigan. She was a member of St. Batholomew's Episcopal Church and a former active member of Cathedral Church of St. Peter, where she was a member of the Flower Guild. She was a life member of Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Park and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, where she was a master landscape critic. Survivors include a son, Michael, Creswell, Ore.; and a sister, Adelaide Davis, St. Petersburg. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KEYS, DAVID L., 57, of St. Petersburg died Friday (April 21, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Graceville, he came here in 1989 from Detroit and was a sales distributor for Design Essentials. He attended Tuskegee Institute and was a member of Mt. Zion AME Church and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two daughters, Zamia and Antoinette Keys, and four brothers, James, Amos, P.L. and Herbert Keys Jr., all of St. Petersburg; six sisters, Dorothy Walker, Oselene Wynn, Roxie Davis and Pearl Keys, all of St. Petersburg, Carrene Mack, Clewiston, and Minnie Keys, Detroit; several nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MADALON, FRANK, 82, of St. Petersburg died Friday (April 21, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He came here in 1972 from his native Calumet, Ill. He was a switchman for Youngstown Sheet and Tool Co., Indiana, and an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Iceland. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Glenna E.; a daughter, Mary Kay Maggio, Valparaiso, Ind.; three brothers, Carmen, Missoula, Mont., Joseph, Brooksville, and Phil, New Port Richey; a sister, Jenny Helten, San Jose, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • McQUEEN, CLARA BATTLE, 79, of St. Petersburg died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. A St. Petersburg native, she attended St. Paul's Catholic School and was a 1937 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. A floral designer, she was owner of Battle Florist at 2435 Central Ave. until her retirement in 1961. In 1952, she and her husband, William F. McQueen, and John and Margaret Anderson started Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home on the corner of Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) Street and 22nd Avenue N. Mr. McQueen died in 1987. Mrs. McQueen served as president of Florida West Coast Florists Association, was a former member of Science Center Guild and a member of Anthonians of St. Anthony's Hospital and Stuart Society at St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. She was a princess in the 1982 Queen of Hearts Court and was a founding member and former president of the Shorecrest Preparatory School Mother's Club. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Anne "Maggi" Anders, and two sons, William B. and John T., all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Max G. Battle, Clearwater; two sisters, Mary L. Cordary, St. Petersburg, and Jean M. Harrington, Jacksonville; and six grandchildren, Morgan Maria McQueen, Annemarie Nicole Anders, Clare Ashlyn McQueen, Jenna Frances McQueen, Bailee Nicole McQueen, and Joshua Thomas McQueen, all of St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • 
    •  


    Back to Top
    © Copyright 2000 St. Petersburg Times. All rights reserved.
     

    graphic

    hearme.com

    advertisement