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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Tuesday, May 2, 2000

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

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

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  • DELUCA, PETER A. JR., 81, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (April 29, 2000). He came here 15 years ago from his native New York City. He was a retired linotype operator for a printing company and member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Italian American Club, the Civic Association, and the American Legion Post 237, all of Beverly Hills. Survivors include his wife, Lucy; a daughter, Julanna Barbato, Boca Raton; a brother, Michael, Fresh Meadows, N.Y.; and a sister, Lucy Brunetti, Fresh Meadows. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • ELLETTE, GRACE, 85, of Floral City, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at Avante at Inverness. She came here 20 years ago from her native Charleston, W.Va. She was a homemaker and Protestant. There are no immediate survivors. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Citrus County.
  • FOSTVEDT, OLAF H., 82, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000). Born in Union City, N.J., he came here 15 years ago from Ringwood, N.J. He was a retired carpenter for Fostvedt, Lyons & Nurmi General Contractors, New Jersey, and was elected tax assessor in Ringwood. He was a Coast Guard and Army veteran of World War II and member of Teaneck Evangelical Free Church, Teaneck, N.J. He was a member of Sugarmill Woods Golf & Country Club, the Masons, Euclid 136, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., the Local Carpenters Union 15, Hackensack, N.J., the American Legion 155, Crystal River, and the Association of Municipal Assessors, New Jersey. Survivors include a son, Paul N., Woodstock, Ga.; a daughter, Lois A. Cameron, Long Valley, N.J.; a brother, Robert, Delray Beach; three grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • FOX, LUCILLE E. SCHLUETER, 77, of East Cove, Inverness, died Sunday (April 23, 2000). She came here 28 years ago from her native Rochester, N.Y. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include two sons, Len Schlueter, Floral City, and Greg Schlueter, Rochester; four daughters, Carol Contestabile, Carol Schmitt, and Cindy Wells, all of Rochester, and Jane Carter, Fairfax, Va.; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • GARNER, JOHN P. JR. "J.P.," 62, of Homosassa, died Saturday (April 29, 2000). Born in Atlanta, he came here 30 years ago from Decatur, Ga. He was a retired park manager at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park and also was an engraver, woodcarver and taxidermist with businesses in Atlanta and Homosassa. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and an Army veteran. He was a member of the Atlanta Skydivers Club. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Peck; a daughter, Dawn Hummer, Austin, Texas; two brothers, Ryan H., McIntosh County, Ga., and David H., Charleston, S.C.; and two granddaughters. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • MCEWAN, KATHLEEN C., 86, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (April 30, 2000). She was born in Toronto. She was a bridal consultant in Detroit and Christian. Survivors include a niece, Christine Kolek, Massillon, Ohio. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • MICHALSKI, FRANCES, 84, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (April 29, 2000). Born in Stratford, Conn., she came here 27 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. Survivors include her husband, Edward; a daughter, Theresa Cagnina, Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Marion Sczesnik, Trumbull, Conn.; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • SANSING, JESSE J., 79, of Crystal River, died Sunday (April 30, 2000). Born in Seneca, S.C., he came here 25 years ago from Butner, N.C. He was self-employed in the retail industry, and Christian. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Dorcheck, Wayne, Mich. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • SNODGRASS, EDITH, 79, of Inverness, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. Born in Morrilton, Ark., she came here 23 years ago from Charleston, W.Va. She was a member of Hernando Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her husband, Woodrow W. Sr."Woody"; a daughter, Alice Broussard, Nashville, Tenn.; two stepsons, Phillip Snodgrass, Elizabeth City, N.C., and Woodrow Snodgrass Jr., Rocky Ridge, Md.; a stepdaughter, Joan Ferrell, Houston; a brother, John H. Greer, Seattle; a sister, Pauline Sowell, Inverness; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • WELCH, WILLIAM H., 70, of Sugarmill Woods, died Friday (April 28, 2000). Born in Greensburg, Pa., he came here 11 years ago from Parkersburg, W.Va. He was director of materials management for Borg-Warner, Parkersburg, and member of First Presbyterian Church, Crystal River. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Homosassa, Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., past president of the Citrus County Audubon Society, co-chairman of Citrus 20/20, and the Citrus County Code Enforcement Board. Survivors include a son, Richard K., Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Wendy L. Welch and Linda A. Welch, both of Washington, D.C.; his mother, Frances Welch, Sun City; two sisters, Linda Meadows and Nancy Smith, both of Apollo Beach; and several grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • WILLIAMS, BILLYE SUE, 65, of Homosassa, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. She came here more than 30 years ago from her native Muskogee, Okla. She was a nurse and member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, James L.; a son, Jerry Townsend, Jacksonville; four daughters, Terri Ayers, Crystal River, Sherri Zentz, Atlanta, Lori Norsworthy, Dearborn, Mich., and Lisa McMillan, Inverness; her mother, Lucille Briggs, Placerville, Calif.; a brother, Tom Stonebarger, San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Betty Jump, Bakersfield, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren. Foster Crematory, Brooksville.
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  • BUCCELLA, ANN J., 79, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (April 19, 2000). Born in Braeburn, Pa., she came here 15 years ago from Pennsylvania. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Francis A.; two sons, Henry L., and Francis A. Jr.; a daughter, Regina Corbett ; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. McKenzie Cremation & Burial, Signal Hill, Calif.
  • DOLLOFF, FRANK C., 70, of Brooksville, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. Born in Winthrop, Mass., he came here 25 years ago from Skokie, Ill. He was a retired real estate salesman and member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Brooksville. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; a son, Stephen, McHenry, Ill.; a daughter, Diane Tanner, Trenton, N.J.; a brother, Rev. Lee Dolloff, Hazlehurst, Miss.; a sister, Evelyn Sumerall, Fort Meyers; two grandsons; and one great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • STONE, IRVING I., 81, of Spring HIll, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at home. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he came here 13 years ago from Randolph, N.J. He was owner and operator of Irving Stone Insurance Agency. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Jewish. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; a daughter, Raelene Stone, Spring Hill; and one grandson. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • TUCKER, ROBERT L., 39, of Brooksville, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He came here 10 years ago from his native Clearwater. He was a security officer. Survivors include his parents, William R. and Ada L. Tucker, Brooksville. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • USEVICK, STEPHANIE J., 87, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Evergreen Woods, N.H. Born in Passaic, N.J., she came here 20 years ago from Fair Lawn, N.J. She was a seamstress for Manner Handbag Co., New Jersey, and member of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Albin; a son, Allan, Tempe, Ariz.; a daughter, Estelle Groppe, Spring Hill; a brother, Frank Malinowski, Saddle Brook, N.J.; a sister, Anna Guglielmo, Passaic; and four grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • WELLS, JAMES THOMAS, 73, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in New Albany, Ind., he came here 31 years ago from Indiana. He was a pipe fitter and Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Opal; three sons, John, Michigan, Joshua, Tallahassee, and Lannie, Indiana; two daughters, Tammy and Vickie, and three brothers, Bobbie, Jack and Steve, and a sister, Betty Alice, all of Indiana; and three grandchildren. Brewer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Spring Hill.
  • WHITMAN, EMILY B., 79, of Brooksville, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Tift General Hospital, Tifton, Ga. Born in Perry, she was a lifelong resident of Brooksville. She was a homemaker and member of Brooksville Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, David H., Tifton; a sister, Leatha Hawkins, Mulberry; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • WILLIAMS, MABEL M., 90, of Hernando Beach, died Saturday (April 29, 2000). Born in Russell, Ontario, she came here five years ago from Venice. She was a homemaker and Methodist. Survivors include a son, Jack Polyniak Jr., Stormville, N.Y.; three daughters, Marlene Stacy and Diane Rouse, both of Hernando Beach, and Sandra Shields, Orlando; a sister, Jean Morgan, Fayetteville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
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  • BAIN, FORREST C., 93, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 29, 2000). Born in Bessemer, Ala., he came here in 1922 from Alabama. He was a business owner. He was a member of Carrollwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include a son, Richard; three daughters, Barbara Cassells, Betty Nicoletto, and Patricia Bell; a sister, Louise Jewell; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • BURNS, DOTT, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home. Born in Louisville, Ky., she came here in 1955. She was a the owner of Dott Burns Talent Agency. She was former president of the American Artists Professional League. She was Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband, William J.; a daughter, Kimberli L. Bronson, Tampa; a sister, Lee Purinton, Bradenton; and two grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • CARLISLE, VERA COLEMAN, 89, of Lithia, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home while under LifePath Hospice care. Born in Wheeler County, Ga., she came here several years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, George L., Lithia, Floyd, Seffner, and Lloyd and Horace, both of Plant City; five daughters, Jeanette Murphy, Oxford, Audrey Long, Bartow, Jackie Cowart, Lithia, Dorothy Durrance, Apopka, and Linda Hansen, Plant City; a sister, Ruth Chambers, Plant City; 34 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • ELM, RICHARD G., 81, of Indian Rocks Beach, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Rochester, Pa., he came to Tampa in 1946 from Beaver Falls, Pa. He moved to Indian Rocks Beach in 1985, having owned property there since 1977. A civil engineer, he designed and built railroad tracks and bridges for 40 years. He was appointed commissioner for one term in 1987 and had attended Indian Rocks Beach City Commission meetings since 1979. He was a member of Taxpaying Property Owners Association, Homeowners Association and Gulf Beaches Chamber of Commerce. He was a member Indian Rocks Area Historical Society and a president and former director of Historical Museum of Indian Rocks Beach. In Tampa, he was active with Boy Scout Troop 4, was a deacon at First Baptist Church and a president of the building committee of Tampa Baptist Manor. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks Beach and was active in Florida Campers on Mission. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Irene; a son, Richard G., and a daughter, Melissa E. Schumacher, both of Tampa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
  • FARAG-SOLIMAN, RAGAE "RAY," 45, of Brandon, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, he came here in 1987 from New Jersey. He was a general manager of Tex-Max Cantina and Cafe Creole. He was a member of St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosa E. Rivarola, Brandon; a daughter, Nina Marcelle Farag, Brandon; a brother, Ramy R., Roswell, Ga.; and two sisters, Raifa Demetri, Jonesboro, Ga., and Rawia "SuSu" Salib, Roswell. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • FRANKLIN, JOHNNY "TOMMY" THOMAS, 93, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at University Community Hospital in Carrollwood. Born in Bedford County, Va., he came here in 1992 from Arlington, Va. He was an auto-aircraft mechanic for the government. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Oldsmar. Survivors include a son, Johnnie F., Tampa; a daughter, Frances Griffin, High Point, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy Arthur, Bedford, Va.; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • GILKISON, RICHARD L., 63, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Tampa, he lived here all his life. He was a supervisor with the Department of Transportation. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Hugh Gilbert Strickland Post No. 138 American Legion, Interbay Lodge No. 912 Loyal Order of the Moose and the the Sons of the Confederacy. He was a member of Peninsular Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; a son, Edward, Tampa; two daughters, Kelly Lanning, Crestview, and Mildred Gilkison, Tampa; a brother, Bob, Warrington, Va.; a sister, Marcy Hall, Tampa; and seven grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • GILL, ROSA LEE, 83, of Plant City, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at National Health Care of Plant City. Born in Plant City, he lived there all his life. He was a member of Faith Lighthouse Assembly of God. Survivors include four sons, Thomas L. and Ralph, both of Plant City, Louie, Lithia, and Jerry, Dover; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HADLEY, TERRY D., 51, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Connersville, Ind., he came here in 1986. He was an electrician. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; three sons, Steven, Jerel and Jason Lewis, all of Tampa; and three sisters, Pam Gallagher, and Brenda Lucas, both of Tampa, and Sandy McWhorter, Ohio; and a grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • HINES, HAROLD F. JR., 60, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home under LifePath Hospice care. Born in Manor, Ga., he lived here most of his life. He was a lawn care maintenance man. He was Baptist. Survivors include his companion, Reva, Tampa; two sons, Harold F. and Daniel, both of Tampa; four daughters, Ramona, Ruth Ann and Patricia Hines and Martha Fields, all of Tampa; two brothers, Johnnie W. and George S., both of Tampa; three sisters, Jo Ann Pla and Patsy Dukes, both of Zephyrhills, and Margaret Boiter, Georgia; and six grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HOPKINS, WILLIAM SR., 79, of Tampa, died Wednesday (April 26, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Bushnell, he came here several years ago. He was a retired engineer for Jacobs Engineering Inc. of Pasadena, Calif. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Protestant. Survivors include three sons, William Jr., Joseph A. and Michael A.; a daughter, Virginia; a brother, Raymond; three sisters, Angiline Wright, Sikeston, Mo., Rachel P. Allen, Irvington, N.J., and Clara, Tampa; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wilson's Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • JORDAN, MARTHA HOUGHTON, 83, of Valrico, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. Born in Kansas City, Mo., she came here more than a year ago. She was a homemaker. She was the founder of Loose Ends Chapter of the National Camper and Hikers Association. She was a member of St. Paul's Curch of The Nazarene. Survivors include her husband, Donald V.; a son, Dale R., Valrico; a daughter, Beverly Ann Jarchow, Richardson, Texas; two brothers, Lesley, Kansas City, and Norman, Johnson County, Kan.; and four grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LIBMAN, YETTA, 87, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Brookline, Mass., she came here in 1993. She was a life member of Dana Farber Children's Hospital. She was Jewish. Survivors include her husband, Harry; a daughter, Rena Levenson, Tampa; a son, Rabbi Melvin Libman, Carlsbad, Calif.; a brother, George Kwatcher, Tamarac; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.
  • MUNIZ, RAYMOND P., 53, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Brazil, he came here in 1974 from Long Island. He was an auto technician for Ferman Chevrolet & Oldsmobile. He was a soccer coach for the Boys and Girls Youth Leagues of Temple Terrace and Brandon and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 178 in Brandon. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene; two sons, Alex, Richmond, Va., and Joseph, Tallahassee; his parents, Dominick and Albertina Muniz, Holiday; two brothers, Tony, Ocala, and Esposito, New Port Richey; and a sister, Maria Gause, New Port Richey. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • RAINDEN, THELMA W., 85, of Riverview, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Brandon Hospital. Born in Alton, she lived here most of her life. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Dewayne, Riverview, and Edward L., Athens, Ga.; a daughter, Denise Smith, Riverview; a brother, Jessie T. Wright, Georgia; a sister, Margaret Jones, Tampa; and three grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • RESTIVO, EMILY F., 82, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. Born in Buckley, Ill., she came here in 1960 from Decatur, Ill. She was a real estate agent. She was a member of the Tampa Board of Realtors and was a Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Janis Lee Restivo, Tampa. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ROQUE, CAMILIA "CAM," 84, of Tampa died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Memorial Hospital. Born in Key West, she came here in 1935. She was a secretary for the state district attorney's office. She as a "Pink Lady" volunteer for St. Joseph's Hospital and a 1936 graduate of Hillsborough High School. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Carlos "Charlie," a daughter Sylvia McGinty, North Oaks, Minn.; and a grandson, Mark McGinty, Orlando. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • SCHATZBERG, JIM, 60, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at a relative's home. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1957 from Detroit. He was an owner and operator of O.K. Electric. He was a member of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Linda; three sons, Ronald, Robert and Paul, all of Tampa; a brother, Glenn, Temple Terrace; and a grandchild. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • STEWART, LINNIE ALINE, 68, of Plant City, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home. She lived here all her life. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Assembly of God. Survivors include her husband, I.V.; a son, Dennis H., Coloma, Mich.; a daughter, Theresa Miriam Neeley, Orange Park; two brothers, Jesse Meeks, Lithia, and Julian Gray, Lucedale, Miss.; a sister, Sarah Keene, Lithia; and four grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • TICE, LESLIE THOMAS SR., 70, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She retired from IBM after 31 years. She was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Vance and Tom, both of Tampa, and Les Jr., Riverview; a brother, Benjamin, El Paso, Texas; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • WILLIAMS, DORIS L., 66, of Spring Hill, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (April 24, 2000) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Raleigh, N.C., she moved to Spring Hill 22 years ago from Tampa. She was head baker for Citrus Park Elementary School. Survivors include a son, Earl Harrell, Zephyrhills; two daughters, Terry Smith, Spring Hill, and Donna Harrell, Dunedin; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
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  • DEWOLF, JOHN S., 76, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Richey Manor, New Port Richey. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he came here 24 years ago from Derry, N.H. He was a service manager for Alewife Motors, Arlington, Mass., and Roman Catholic. Survivors include a son, John A., New Port Richey; two daughters, Claire Nault, Hudson, and Lisa O'Brien, Braintree, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • ESCH, VIVIAN ELOISE, 78, Holiday, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Intergrated Health Services, Tarpon Springs. Born in Arkansas, she came here 40 years ago from Burton, Mich. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Foster; a son, Ray Edward Hamilton, Long Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda Proffer, Hernando; two brothers, Troy Ballard, Brooksville, and Artis Ballard, Gulfport; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Tarpon Springs.
  • FLOWERS, ERNEST A., 82, of Port Richey, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Warsaw, N.Y., he came here two years ago from Argyle, N.Y. He was a retired carpet and flooring salesman and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Edward, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a life member of Fort Edward Volunteer Fire Department (active 1951-1998). Survivors include his daughter, Barbara J. Brockway, Port Richey; a sister, Mary Zanghi, Perry, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street, New Port Richey.
  • GARDNER, SELMA J., 86, of Port Richey, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at Vencor Hospital, Tampa. Born in Savannah, Ga., she came here 26 years ago from Newark, Ohio. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Port Richey. Survivors include a son, Tom, Minden, Nev.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • HAMMOND, ANNA T., 90, of Hudson, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Lowell, Mass., she came here 26 years ago from Port Charlotte. She was an accountant with the Army and member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Joseph W., Switzerland, and William R., Rochester, N.Y., a daughter, Martha Doe, Rock Hill, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • MAKA, FLORENCE, 82, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. Born in Forest Park, Ill., she came here 23 years ago from Addison, Ill., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Raines, New Port Richey. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • MURPHY, JUNE I., 77, of Port Richey, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at home. Born in St. Louis, she came here 28 years ago from Fairfield, Calif. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Philip; a son, Dale, Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Ellen Scott, Fairfax, Va.; a brother, Kenneth Epple; and two grandchildren. Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • SCOTT, GLADYS B., 96, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Windson Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. Born in New York City, she came here 11 years ago from Rutherford, N.J. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of First Presbyterian Church, Rutherford. Survivors include two sons, Harold A., Sun City Center, and Elwood B. "Ed," New Port Richey; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • STEVENS, MAYNARD S., 88, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home. He came here 17 years ago from his native Unity, Maine. He was a supervisor for Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, Maine, and Baptist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and member of the Masons Star in the West Lodge 85, Unity. Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, Arthur Maynard, Wichita, Kan., and Frederick Lynn, Oakland, Maine; a daughter, Gail Frances Bailey, Benton, Maine; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • VAWTER, CHARLES DORN, 68, of Port Richey, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. Born in Hays, Kan., he came here eight years ago from Louisville, Ky. He was owner of a design and construction engineering business and member of Faith Baptist Church. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and member of the USMC League Post 567, Holiday. Survivors include his wife, Lillie M.; Michael Dorn, Tampa, Charles Dorn Jr., Douglasville, Ga., and Matthew Dorn, Simpsonville, Ky.; two daughters, Catherine Mary Vawter, Frankfort, Ky., and Caroline Vawter Hardin, Louisville; two sisters, LoRee Dennis, Golden, Colo., and Lucene Dennis, Altoona, Kan.; and six grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • WELLS, GEORGE ELDRIDGE, 57, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in East Burke, Vt., he came here eight years ago from Georgia, Vt. He was a document specialist for IBM and member of United Methodist Church, Johnson, Vt. Survivors include his wife, Carol; four daughters, Tammy Grube, Lakeland, Penny Wells, Wolcott, Vt., Candice Maskell, Craftsbury, Vt., and Tracey Cobey, West Hurley, N.Y.; a stepson, William Cobey, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Hoag, Bristol, Vt., and Danielle Cobey, Boston; two brothers, James, Sanford, and Richard, Belvidere, Vt.; and eight grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
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    Clearwater

    • DESTAFANI, JOSEPH J., 89, of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center, Clearwater. He came here in 1974 from his native Staten Island, N.Y. He retired as a dock foreman after 20 years with the Sanitation Department and he also owned and operated Modern Home Improvements. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church and On Top of the World Golf Association, both of Clearwater, and was a former member of the Moose. Survivors include a daughter, Linda DeSalvia, Safety Harbor; three grandchildren, Kerri DeSalvia, Safety Harbor, Louis DeSalvia, Palm Harbor, and Michael DeSalvia, Clearwater; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • HUNTER, FRANK, 78, of Clearwater, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at home. He was born in Davis, W.Va., and came here in 1995 from Dunnellon. He retired from Detroit Edison Power Co., Trenton, Mich. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a Marines veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Elks. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Cynthia Litwinski, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a brother, Richard, Dunnellon; two sisters, Ruth Levack, Trenton, and Donna Meyers, California; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.
    • IVORY, EVELYN G., 76, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at the home of a son in Tampa. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1967 from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Richard Regis Ivory, Clearwater, and Robert George Mulcahy, Tampa; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • LARE, DORIS ELIZABETH, 69, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. Born in Bridgeville, Del., she came to St. Petersburg in 1967 from Federalsburg, Md., and moved to Clearwater in 1998. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Roy, Federalsburg; five daughters, Barbara Patrick, Federalsburg, Christine Milligan, Harmony, Md., Linda D. Hauser, Pinellas Park, Connie L. Pelham, Largo, and Melinda L. Wainwright, St. Petersburg; her mother, Amanda Layton, a brother, William Wright, and a sister, Jean Elliott, all of Seaford, Del.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MURPHY, JOHN K., of Clearwater, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Augusta, Maine, and came here in 1990 from Portland, Maine, where he retired as executive editor of the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. He was a past president of the Portland Newspaper Guild and a member of the Democratic Party. He graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine. He was a member of Bayou Golf and Country Club, Seminole, Purpoodock Club of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Falmouth Country Club, Maine. Survivors include a daughter, Ellen F. Barnett, Spencer, W.Va.; a son, Dr. Robert A., New Haven, Conn.; his longtime companion, Jennifer Hawke, Clearwater; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • ODOM, JAMES E., 77, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Balmoral Assisted Living Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in Treutlen County, Ga., and came here in 1973 from Miami. He graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and worked as a sales representative for Arylessence Inc. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served aboard the USS Yorktown in the Coral Seas and Midway, where the ship was sunk, and later on the USS Saratoga. He was Baptist and a member of the Lions Club of Clearwater and former member of Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. Survivors include a brother, Dwight, Suwanee, Ga.; four sisters, Anne O. Hutcheson, Vidalia, Ga., Lillie Powell and Gail Willis, both of Soperton, Ga., and Eloise Pronko, Maynard, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • SROCZYNSKI, ZYGMUNT, 91, of Clearwater Beach, died Friday (April 28, 2000) Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Obrewalde, Poland, and came here in 1979 from Irvington, N.J., where he owned and operated a laundry. During World War II he was arrested as a member of the underground and after his release, he worked to resettle refugees. He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church of Clearwater Beach, an officer in the American Institute of Polish Culture, Pinellas Park, and a member of Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Helena, Cranford, N.J.; two sons, Richard, Piscataway, N.J., and Adam, Ramsey, N.J.; a sister, Iza Helinska of Poland; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Largo

    • BIDDY, GLADYS I., 88, of Largo, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Sharon, Tenn., and came here in 1963 from Memphis, Tenn. She worked as a retail salesperson for Singer Sewing Machine Co. She was a member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include a nephew, Paul Savage, Largo; four great nephews and two great-nieces. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • BREHMAN, ETHEL A., 92, of Largo, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at the home of her daughter in Largo. She came here in 1996 from her native Williamsburg, Pa. She was a private duty licensed practical nurse and was Lutheran. Survivors include her daughter, Carol A. Briggs, Largo; two sons, Dr. George E., Lancaster, Pa., and Richard D., Altoona, Pa.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • COURTNEY, HELEN R., 93, of Largo, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. She was born in Cobleskill, N.Y., and came here in 1958 from Maywood, N.J. She was a home economics teacher in New York and New Jersey. She graduated with a master's degree from Syracuse University. During World War II, she was a regional director of Emergency Food Service for New York state and had a radio program and mobile-demonstration kitchen. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Bryant, Dunedin; three sons, Dr. John Cooley, Kalamazoo, Mich., Clayton Pruitt Jr., Lake Forest, Ill., and James Pruitt, Phoenix; a sister, Elizabeth Baldwin, Santa Rosa, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SANDBERG, MARIE H., 85, a winter resident of Largo, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. She was born in Ishpeming, Mich., and had been a winter resident since 1980 from Muskegon, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Muskegon, Mich. Survivors include a sister, Martha Thompson, Largo and Muskegon; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SCALISE, GENEVIEVE BERTHA, 82, of Largo, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1937 from her native Warren, Pa. She retired as a catering manager for the former Jack Tar Hotel in Clearwater. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church and Women of the Moose Lodge 1030, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Dominic; two daughters, Norma S. Braun, Clearwater, and Donna Fatolitis, Tarpon Springs; two brothers, Charlie Hansen, Ohio, and Bill Hansen, Sheffield, Pa.; three sisters, Hazel Musante, Clearwater, Betty Stecklec, Warren, and Dorothy Siliano, Sugar Grove, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • VENTEN, RODNEY H., 78, of Largo, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Beverly Health Care of Largo. He was born in Queens, N.Y., and came here in 1980 from Garden City Park, N.Y. He was a franchise owner of Arnold Bread Co., Queens, and an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Lutheran and a member of the Garden City Park VFW. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne M. Venten, Largo; a son, Rodney H., and two grandsons, Michael and Nicholas, all of Massapequa, N.Y. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • DALY, JEANETTE QUIMBY, 87, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at Long Shadow Inn assisted-living facility, Palm Harbor. She was born in Houldon, Maine, and came here in 1937 from Portland, Maine. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include two sons, John, Princeton Junction, N.J., and David, Orange Park; a daughter, Diane Marston, Clearwater; a brother, Langdon Quimby, Portland; and 10 grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • WERTENBERG, AIME A., 90, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (April 26, 2000 at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in France and came here in 1969 from New York City, where he was a chef and owned and operated a restaurant. He was a captain in the French Army and a Resistance leader for the eastern part of France during World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include four daughters, Andree J. Figueroa, Palm Harbor, Paulette O'Brien, Oldsmar, Gisele Dorf, West Palm Beach Gardens, and Claudine Haltenbacher, Miami; a son, Daniel, Maineville, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Seminole

    • BLIER, ERNEST "ERNIE," 68, of Seminole, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home. He was born in Fort Kent, Maine, and came here in 1997 from West Springfield, Mass. He worked as a truck mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Joanne; three sons, Richard, Turners Falls, Mass., Robert, Hebron, Conn., and Ronald, Agawam, Mass.; two daughters, Barbara DiClementi, Southwick, Mass., and Sandra Tavernier, West Springfield; his mother, Ernestine, West Springfield; four sisters, Emilia Pelletier, Clearwater, Irma Randall and Rose Berube, both of West Springfield, and Rena Saucier, Maine; two brothers, Alby, Enfield, Conn., and Herby, Agawam; and 11 grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • COOK, DONALD STUART, 78, of Seminole, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1947 from his native Rochester, N.Y. He moved to Erie, Pa. in 1975 and returned in 1985 after he retired as a nursing assistant there. He was a member of Elmer O. Smith Masonic Lodge 307, Pinellas Park, Scottish Rite Consistory and Egypt Shrine Temple, both of Tampa, and Canadian Legion Post 144, Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Martha Harmon; a son, Charles H. "Chuck," and a grandson, Tyler J., both of South Pasadena. Hook Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • DeYARMAN, BLAIR IRVIN, 96, of Seminole, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. He was born in Indiana, Pa., and came here in 1977 from Johnstown, Pa. He was a school teacher. He graduated from Indiana University and earned his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church of Seminole, the Johnstown Masonic Lodge 536 F&AM, National Retired Teachers Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Retired Teachers. Survivors include his wife, Ruthalene; and seven nieces and seven nephews. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • SCHAUB, ELVANOR B., 95, of Seminole, died Wednesday (April 26, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born in North Braddock, Pa., and came here several years ago. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include a niece, Katherine V. Vorel, Westmont, Ill.; and several grand nieces and nephews and cousins. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

    Tarpon Springs

    • MANERS, DONALD E., 69, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1993 from his native Indianapolis and owned and operated a jewelry store at the USA Flea Market in Port Richey. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of West Park Christian Church, Indianapolis, and locally was a member and publications officer of Coast Guard Auxiliary District 11. Survivors inlcude his wife, Sharon L.; two sons, Scott and Steve, a daughter, Shelley Jones, a stepson, Michael Bailey, and two stepdaughters, Paula Maners and Gigi Angleton, all of Indianapolis; a brother; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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    Pinellas Park

    • HALL, JAMES H. SR., "JIMMY," 71, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Kosse, Texas, he came here in 1964 from Long Island, N.Y. He retired as director of printing at Eckerd College after 19 years of service and later worked as a greeter at the Pinellas Park Wal-Mart. He was a member of Grace Brethren Church. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 125, Gulfport. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen A. "Kathy;" four sons, James H. "Jimmy" Jr., Louisville, Ky., H. Kevin, Dunedin, Edward L., Haverhill, Mass., and Terrance, Clearwater; three daughters, Pam Safina, Louisville, Jamie L. Perry, Gulfport, and Jacqueline "Jackie" Humphreys, Pinellas Park; a brother, Johnnie, Houston; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute Funeral Care, St. Petersburg.
    • ROWE, LULA MAE, 69, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She came here in 1969 from her native Huntington, W.Va. She was a musician and was Pentecostal. Survivors include three sons, Dennis L. Sr., Huntington, Michael A., Pinellas Park, and Charles L. Jr., St. Petersburg; four brothers, Frank Cliff, Macon, Ga., Phillip Cliff, Atlanta, David Cliff, Illinois, and Howard Cliff, Huntington; two sisters, Helen Smith, Akron, Ohio, and Ann Marie Smith, Summerville, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BIGGS, DOROTHY F., 73, of Beverly Hills, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. Born in England, she moved to Beverly Hills 11 years ago from St. Petersburg. She retired as a legal secretary and was a member of the Church of England. Survivors include a son, David, Seminole; a daughter, Sharon Bushell, Lecanto; and five grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
    • BROWN, GLENDA LORRAINE KEYS, 41, of Auburndale, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Celebration Health, Kissimmee. A St. Petersburg native, she was a supervisor at Children, Youth and Families. She was a 1977 graduate of Boca Ciega High School, where she was a drum major. She received an associate's degree from Winwood Community College, Honolulu, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from University of South Florida. She was a former member of Prayer Tower Church of God in Christ, St. Petersburg, and a member of City of Refuge Church of God in Christ, Lakeland, where she directed the church choir, was a district choir president and was a missionary. Also with the church, she served on the Young Women's Christian Council, local and district, she was a teacher with Young People Willing Workers and was a representative with Equal Opportunity Council. She was a team mom for various Little Leagues. Survivors include her husband, Aaron; six sons, Robert, Jamar and Jotham Brown, all of Auburndale, Aaron Brown Jr., Bronx, N.Y., Dorian Speaker, St. Petersburg, and Earl Lewis, Polk County; her parents, Robert and Betty Keys, St. Petersburg; four sisters, Debra Keys Thompson, Pensacola, Cheryl Keys and Robin Keys Izevbigie, both of St. Petersburg, and Beverly Keys Bell, Largo; and her maternal grandmother, Gracie Wright, St. Petersburg. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • CHAMBERLAIN, GERALDINE F., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Portland, Maine, she came here in 1950 from Maine. She was a meat wrapper for Winn-Dixie. Survivors include a son, Frank, Keystone Heights. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FISHER, MARGARET J., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, she came here in 1999 from Venice, Fla., where she was a member of Epiphany Cathedral. Locally, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include four sons, William, Ambler, Pa., Robert, St. Petersburg, Charles, Baton Rouge, La., and Michael, Fairless Hills, Pa.; a daughter, Margaret Fisher, Baton Rouge; and nine grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GARNER, JUNE A., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Royersford, Pa., she came here in 1959 from Bethlehem, Pa. She retired from the Pinellas County School System as a cafeteria manager at Richard L. Sanders Exceptional School after 10 years. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Arnold L.; a daughter, Donna L. Hambleton, Largo; her mother, Mary Yerk, and a brother, Donald E. Yerk, both of Royersford; and a granddaughter, Sara C. Hambleton. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
    • HUTTON, MILDRED G., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at the Laurels Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Kearney, N.J., she came here in 1982 from Morristown, N.J., where she was a switchboard operator for Morristown Memorial Hospital for many years. Survivors include a son, William E. Ackerson, Jacksonville. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KELLY, DELORES M. "DEE," 58, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1957 from her native Detroit. She attended the Pentecostal Church and was an aide for a home health care service. Survivors include her husband, Don; four sons, Curtis and Kenneth, both of Destin, Keith, Indiana, and Timothy, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Opal Kelly, Oregon, and Maggie Martinez, Detroit; a brother, Leslie Goodlet, Las Vegas; and eight grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • McKAHAND, FLORENCE JEAN, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home under hospice care. She came here in 1925 from her native Columbus, Ga. She retired in 1987 after 30 years as a salad maker, having worked at Webb's and Orange Blossom cafeterias. She was a member of Bethel AME Church. Survivors include two daughters, Marion Church and Joan Webb, both of St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • McMAHON, VINCENT DEPAUL "VINCE," 90, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) after a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1974 from Rockaway Park, N.Y. He retired as a bricklayer with the New York City Housing Authority, having worked on the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. He was an avid angler and was president of the St. Petersburg Rod and Gun Club where he ran the Fishing School. A member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, he volunteered as a lecturer and bingo worker. In 1947, he worked on the sign at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anne; four daughters, Helene Hardick and Eileen Stafford, both of St. Petersburg, RoseAnne Molkentin, Garden City, N.Y., and Kathleen McFarren, Kennett Square, Pa.; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ONESTO, LOUIS J. SR., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Ozone Park, N.Y., he came here in 1984 from Long Island, N.Y. He worked as a butcher and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Christian. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Falcone and Geraldine Lemon, and a son, Louis J. Jr., all of St. Petersburg; many brothers and sisters; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • OSBORNE, DOROTHY JEAN "DOTTIE," 75, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Bon Secours Maria Manor. Born in Scranton, Pa., she came here in 1979 from Tunkhannock, Pa. She was a member of Wesleyan Church, Largo, and was a Salvation Army volunteer for 30 years. She also volunteered for many years at nursing homes and hospitals throughout Pinellas County. Survivors include two sons, Daniel and George, both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Pam Descoteaux, Fort White; a brother, Tom Day, Scranton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • RUDIGER, JANE PEARL, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. She came here in 1974 from her native Baltimore, where she was a bookkeeper for Caplan Glass Co. She was a volunteer at the Judith Lee Johnson Dance Studio for 22 years, having worked with young students and their parents. Survivors include a daughter, Janie Rudiger, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Wanda Weber, and a niece, Susan Weber, both of Baltimore. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • SLEVIN, EDWARD STEPHEN "ED," 46, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here in 1986 from Greenwich, Conn. He was a landscaper for Echelon International Corp. and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of eight years, Mary; his mother, Margaret "Peg" Slevin, St. Petersburg, four brothers, Frank, Thomas "Tom," Donald "Danny" and Robert "Bob," all of St. Petersburg; an uncle, Frank Donohue, and an aunt, Virginia Donohue, both of New York; two nieces; and three nephews. Anderson McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • YATES, LAWRENCE A., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Webster, Mass., he came here in 1977 from Portland, Maine. He was a statistician for the federal government and was Methodist. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 230, Maryland, and Lakewood County Club and Elks Lodge 1224, both of St. Petersburg. He was a mayor of Cheverly, Md., from 1952 to 1956. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Gagnon, Statesville, N.C., and Margaret Louise McCowan, Queenstown, Md.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
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