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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Wednesday, May 3, 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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  • STANLEY, ALBERT A., 72, of Crystal River, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Rosholt, Wis., he came here 31 years ago from Island Lake, Ill. He owned and operated Al Stanley Homes in Citrus County and was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River. He was an Air Force and Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; two sons, David J., Inverness, and Gregory M., Concord, N.C.; a brother, Joseph Jr., Dunedin; three sisters, Violet Dee and Irene Das, both of Schaumburg, Ill., and Berdine Banck, Crystal River; and six grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • WEEKS, MAISIE REED, 97, of Ridge Manor, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home. Born in Floyd County, Va., she was a seasonal resident here for several years from Middleburg, Md. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Hess Zepp, Ridge Manor. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.
  • 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 the 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 the Citrus 20/20, and the Citrus County Code Enforcement Board. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth L.; 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, CLYDE A. "BUD", 62, of Hernando, died Sunday (April 30, 2000). Born in Erie, Pa., he came here 27 years ago from Palm Harbor. He was owner and operator of Williams Gas & Beverage, Hernando, and custodian at Citrus Springs Elementary. He was a member of Calvary Christian Center, Inverness. Survivors include his wife, Judith A. Bowman; four daughters, Evelyn Holcomb, Hernando, Rene Pietroburgo, Laura Ulrich, and Roberta Lawrence, all of Inverness; and five grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
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  • BELFI, WILLIAM F., 78, of Spring Hill, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Corona, N.Y., he was a retired stationary engineer and Catholic. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, William and Joseph; four daughters, Eileen Dzurilla, Teresa Dorr, Patricia Reed, and Lora Ann Belfi; a brother, Anthony; a sister, Patricia Hysni; and 11 grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • CHALLANDES, EDWARD A., 87, of the Heather, Brooksville, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he came here 22 years ago from New Windsor, N.Y. He was a salesman for King Industries, Port Richey, and a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Spring Hill. He was a Coast Guard veteran. He was a member of the Heather Golf and Country Club, Weeki Wachee. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, James E., Wilmington, Del.; three daughters, Carol A. King, Wilmington, Lorelei Depew, Newburgh, N.Y., and Judy Smith-Regalia, Wallkill, N.Y.; four stepchildren; 13 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • DOLLOFF, FRANK C., 70, of Brooksville, formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. Born in Winthrop, Mass., he came here four years ago from New Port Richey. 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, the Rev. Lee Dolloff, Hazlehurst, Miss.; a sister, Evelyn Sumerall, Fort Myers; two grandsons; and one great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • GARCIA, CANDIDO SR., 60, of Brooksville, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at home. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here four years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was owner and operator of a landscaping business and deacon of Dayspring Presbyterian Church, Spring Hill. He was a member of the Spring Hill Latin American Club. Survivors include his wife, Luz Esther; two sons, Michael, Tampa, and Candido Jr., Palatka; five brothers; four sisters; and two grandchildren. Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • HERSKER, ALICE S., 79, of Spring Hill, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Gulf Coast Manor, Port Richey. Born in Philadelphia, she came here 28 years ago from Phoenix. She was a secretary for Holke Corp. and Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, Steven, Tempe, Ariz., and Jay, Hawaii; a daughter, Christine Dodge, Spring Hill; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • LEATHER, WILLIAM S., 84, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Evergreen Woods. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Midland, Mich. He was a chemist for Dow Chemical Co., Midland, and a member of Spring Hill United Church of Christ. He was a member of the Lions Club, New Port Richey, and the American Chemical Society. Survivors include a son, William C., Bay City, Mich.; two daughters, Kaye Fossum, Walla Walla, Wash., and Charlotte Habkirk, San Carlos, Mexico; a sister, Mildred Simmons, Scotia, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • MOSER, ROBERT J., 68, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, he came here three years ago from Bay Shore, N.Y. He was a retired electronic technician for Eaton Corp., and an Air Force veteran. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and its prayer group. Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, Jeffrey, San Diego, Calif., and Robert, Middle Island, N.Y.; four daughters, Barbara Negron and Karen Moser, both of Fort Lauderdale, Joanne Moser, Bay Shore, and Ellen Burgess, Dallas, Ga.; a brother, Gerard, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; a sister, Veronica Souther, Sag Harbor, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill.
  • OLOFSSON, EARLENE, 73, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (April 26, 2000) at home. She was born in St. Petersburg and was a retired telephone operator for AT&T. Survivors include a sister, Wilhelmena Patterson, Savannah, Ga. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • ROBERTSON, WILLIAM L. "ROBBIE," 67, of Morton, Ill., formerly of Pekin, Ill., and Spring Hill, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at Pekin Hospital. He was born in Evansville, Ind., and worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Pekin. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Batton; a daughter, Gail Williams, Tremont, Ill.; three brothers, Ralph, Mapleton, Ill., Don, Pekin, and Ken, Chicago; and two grandchildren. Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, Ill.
  • SCOGGINS, JOHN E. SR., 69, of Brooksville, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home. Born in Servilla, Tenn., he came here 50 years ago from Reliance, Tenn. He was a retired heavy-equipment operator and Baptist. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713, Brooksville. Survivors include four sons, John E. Scoggins Jr. and Jeff Duval, both of Brooksville, Chris Goodwin, Panama City, and John Larry Scoggins, of Tennessee; two daughters, Tammy Phinney, Zephyrhills, and Donna Shayne Prevatt, Brooksville; three sisters, Billie Sue Adams, Brooksville, Minnie Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., and Buelah Tilson, Benton, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • USEVICH, STEPHANIE J., 87, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Evergreen Woods. 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 Malinowsli, Saddle Brook, N.J.; a sister, Anna Guglielmo, Passaic; and four grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • VITALE, FARO A., 89, of Spring Hill, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home. Born in Partinico, Sicily, he came here one year ago. He was a farmer and Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Concitta; three sons, John and Frank, both of New York, and Joseph, Sicily; a daughter, Maria Fahey, Spring Hill; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
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  • ABBLETT, JOSEPH D., of Holiday, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (April 26, 2000) at home. Born in Letonia, Ohio, he came here last summer from Palm Harbor. He was a retired supervisor for Enterprise Building Corp., Palm Harbor, and member of the First Methodist Church, Tarpon Springs. He was a Navy Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Bricklayers Union. Survivors include his wife, Olive; two son, Richard Dale, Hudson, and Donald D., Clearwater; two daughters, Jo-Ann Johnson, Tarpon Springs, and Merriann G. Frederick, Holiday; a brother Walt, Gallipolis, Ohio; two sisters, Rhea Liepper, Salem, Ohio, and Lela Vocature, Fort Collins, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • BEEBE, RUTH L., 86, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (April 26, 2000) at home, Born in Palmyra, N.Y., she was a part-time resident. She was a retired chef and Methodist. Survivors include a brother, Arthur Lent, Marion, N.Y. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • BUCCI, MICHAEL ANTHONY JR., 72, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Chestnut Hill, Pa., he came here 11 years ago from Levittown, Pa. He was a retired derrick engineer for the railroad. Survivors include his wife, Marion J.; two sons, Michael A. III, Edgely, Pa., and Anthony D., Levittown; three daughters, Sandra J. Jurgenson, Redwood Valley, Calif., Beverly A. Hoover, Lansdale, Pa., and Donna M. Shaner, Fairless Hills, Pa.; four sisters, Emily Graham, Philadelphia, Roseley Sage, Ardsley, Pa., Mary Looney, Chestnut Hill, and Josephine Glass, Lansdale; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • DEWOLFE, 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.
  • MINSKY, ARTHUR C., 79, of Port Richey, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here 16 years ago from his native Chicago. He was an electrician for Union 134 and member of St. Micheal's Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was past post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 4412, the American Legion 335, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9001, Evergreen Park, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Sonia V.; two sons, Arthur D., Tinley Park, Ill., and Darron J., Port Richey; a daughter, Michelle Minsky, Port Richey; a brother, Charles, Evergreen Park; two sisters, Lucille Grabenhofer, Chicago, and Mary Johnson, Marengo, Ill.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • ESSERMAN, BERNICE A., 70, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Vencor Hospital, Tampa. Born in Cicero, Ill., she came here 12 years ago from Chesterton, Ind. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Donald, Portage, Ind.; a daughter, Mary Wesley, Chesterton; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • HAGERMAN, JACQUELINE LUCILLE, 74, of Brooksville, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home. Born on Oak Park, Ill., she came here 27 years ago from Crystal City, Mo. She was a homemaker and Christian. Survivors include her husband, Charles; three sons, Steven, Grafton, Wis., Michael, Plant City, and Brett, Bettendorf, Iowa; three daughters, Susan Hagerman, Bradenton, Kimberly Thomas and Kathe Vickers, both of Plant City; two sisters, Joan Belson, Albemarle, N.C., and Jeanette Kidder, Brooksville; and 13 grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • KOBEL, SUZANNE L., 39, of Hudson, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home. Born in Springfield, Mass., she came here four years ago from Panama City. She was a bartender at Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon, Port Richey and Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Kurt W.; two sons, Ryan J. Bell and Colton A. Bell, both of Hudson; a daughter, Shawna M. Winkelmann, Hudson; her mother, Billie Jo Balnis, Hudson; and a sister, Donna Shepherd, Oakhurst, Calif. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • PANELLA, LAURA ELIZABETH, 87, of Holiday, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Sweetwater Manor, Tampa. Born in Parlett, Ohio, she came here 24 years ago from Steubenville, Ohio. She was a retired owner of a beauty salon, Steubenville, and member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. She was a member of the Polish National Alliance, the Schweban Club, Steubenville, and the Ladies of the Moose, Steubenville and Holiday. Survivors include four sons, David A. Phillipson, Wintersville, Ohio, William L. Phillipson, Slaughters, Ky., and Joseph C. Phillipson and Micheal M. Phillipson, both of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Elizabeth E. DelRosa, Macedonia, Ohio, and Mary Lou Valdes, Tampa; two brothers, Harold Wilson, Virginia, and John Wilson, St. Mary's, Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Schmidt, New Orleans, and Sara DiNova, Holiday; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • PRICE, ARLENE MAY, 73, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home. She came here 39 years ago from her native Mishawaka, Ind. She was a homemaker and Episcopalian. She was a former member of the Eastern Star, Zephyrhills. Survivors include two sons, Rodney, Zephyrhills, and Robert, Texarkana, Texas; her mother, Dorothy Cart, Zephyrhills; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • LEONARD, HARRY M. SR., 83, of Holiday, died Monday (May 1, 2000). He came here five years ago from his native Danbury, Conn. He was a supervisor for the US Postal Service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Elks 120, the American Legion Post 60, both of Danbury, and the NARFE. Survivors include his wife, Isabelle; two sons, Harry M. Jr. and James A., both of Danbury; a daughter, Joan M. Leonard, Marshfield, Mass.; two sisters, Arlene Smith and Marion Leonard, both of Danbury; and two grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Holiday Chapel, Holiday.
  • OTTERSTEDT, ELMER B., 88, of Port Richey, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 14 years ago from Cambridge, Ohio. He retired from Phillips Plastics and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Port Richey. He was a charter member and master of the Liberty Grange, member of the Pomona Grange, and deputy master of the Ohio State Grange, and received the 7th degree of the National Grange. He had been co-chairman of Guernsey Co. March of Dimes and member of the Teamsters Union Local 637, Zanesville, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Agnes "Sunny"; a son, Allan, Coshocton, Ohio; two daughters, Judy Beam, North Carolina, and Joy Ramage, Heath, Ohio; two brothers, Charles and Edward, both of Chester, N.Y.; a sister, Florence Cushman, Chester; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • PAVLECHKO, ALBERT A. JR., 64, of Port Richey, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Cleveland, he came here nine years ago from Chardon, Ohio. He was a manager of tool crib for General Electric Co. and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, and a driver for Lighthouse of the Blind. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann; two sons, Michael, Columbus, Ohio, and David, Chardon; a daughter, Patricia La Vigna, East Lake, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • RADZIKOWSKI, VINCENT W., 75, of Holiday, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home. He came here 26 years ago from his native Philadelphia. He was a retired accountant and member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. He was a member of the Hudson Polish Club, the Polish Heritage Foundation of the University of Tampa, Tampa, and the Lions Club and the Polish American Pulaski Association, both of Holiday. Survivors include his wife, Josephine A."Jo"; and a sister, Florence Pucilowski, Audubon, N.J. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • SKILLETT, FLOYD W., 99, of Holiday, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Flemming, N.Y., he came here three years ago from Weedsport, N.Y. He was a farmer and member of the Fleming Federated Church and the Flemming Senior Citizens. Survivors include two daughters, Elyse Briggs and Shirley Stebbins, both of Holiday; a sister, Bessie Tanner, Poughquag, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
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  • GARRETT, GLENDA R., 56, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) in an auto accident. Born in Bowling Green, Ky., she came here in 1982 from Indianapolis. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Tampa Bay Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James M.; two sons, James Morris II and Jonathan Matthew, both of Tampa; and a daughter, Jane Michelle Garrett, Orlando. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GUERRA, JOSE RAMON, 82, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Marianao, Cuba, he came here in 1967 from Rhode Island. He was a physician. He was a member of the Hillsborough County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Cuban Civic Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Dulce Maria; a daughter, Mirta Guerra Aguirre, Miami; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • GUTIERREZ, ROSE, 89, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She was a seamstress and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Richard Ortiz, Brandon; two brothers, Mario Garriga and Adolf Garriga Jr., both of Tampa; a sister, Lydia Brown, Tampa; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • HERNANDEZ, MARIA C., 80, of Brandon, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Brandon Hospital. Born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, she came here in 1993 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Centro Cristiano Hispano. Survivors include three sons, Felix and Robert, both of Valrico, and Otilio Jr., Brandon; three daughters, Maria Mendoza, New Hyde Park, N.Y., Gladys Silvia, Valrico, and Myrna Hildago, Ancram, N.Y.; two brothers, Ernesto Rosado-Rivera, Brooklyn, and Benancio Rolon, San Juan, Puerto Rico; two sisters, Maria Ehster Diaz, Rio Piedra, Puerto Rico, and Gloria Pitre, San Juan; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • INTOS, THOMAS, 60, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Kavala, Greece, he came here four years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a residential painter. He was a member of the Macedonian Society of Clearwater and was Greek Orthodox. Survivors include a son, James R., Thonotosassa; a daughter, Christine, Brooklyn; a brother, Angelo, Greece; a sister, Lemonia Anaradidos, Germany; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • KELLER, FRED J., 80, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he came here in 1942. He was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Martha Turner, Tampa; two sisters, Helen Brown and Dorothy Kramer, both of St. Louis; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • LaBARBERA, VINCENT, 39, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Tampa, he lived here all his life. He was the owner of a day care center. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Janette, four daughters, Jennifer, Jessica, Angelique and Christine LaBarbera, his mother, Flora LaBarbera, and two brothers, Henry and John Hernandez, all of Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • MULARONI, FRANK, 81, of Hudson, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at his son's home while under LifePath Hospice care. Born in Peoria, Ill., he came here in 1961 from New York. He was a retired truck driver for Cone Bros. and Florida Drive Service. He was a Navy submarine veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Stella; a son Raymond A., Thonotosassa; a daughter, Catherine Galle, Tampa; a brother, Aldino, St. Joseph, Mo.; a sister, Elaine Holiday, Peoria; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • NUNEZ, JOSEFINA "FINA," 94, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Havana, she lived here most of her life. She was a cigarmaker. She was a member of Tampa Garden Club. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Griselda Nunez, Tampa; a son, Javel F. Nunez, Pioneer City, Calif.; two sisters, Hope Capaz and Ophelia Bencomo, both of Tampa; two brothers, Frank Gomez, New Port Richey, and Manuel Gomez, Seminole; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • ROSE, SAUL ABE, 91, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Woodbridge Nursing & Rehab Center. Born in Newark, N.J., he came here in 1976 from Short Hills, N.Y. He ran his own printing company. Survivors include a son, Eli L., Tampa; a brother, Harry, Pompano Beach; and a sister, Beverly Steele, Elizabeth, N.J. Mark III Funeral Home, Town 'N Country Chapel.
  • SATURNIA, CHARLES J., 88, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Stratford Court Marriott. Born in New Jersey, he came here in 1965 from Illinois. He was an executive for Celotex Corp. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Joseph T., Berkeley Heights, N.J., and Wayne, Oldsmar; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • SHEPHERD, JAMES "PETE" HAYDEN, 84, of Valrico, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Monroe, N.C., he came here a year ago from Charlotte, N.C. He was a data processor for Lance Inc. He was an Air Force veteran. He was the past president of the Queen Optimist Club. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Jim, Valrico; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SMITH, BILL, 81, of Midwest City, Okla., formerly of Brandon and Tampa, died Friday (April 28, 2000). He was born in Marked Tree, Ark. He was a manager in the food service industry. Survivors include two sons, Bobby and Larry, both of Illinois; five daughters, Diane Cremans, Illinois, Virginia Hopkins, Midwest City, Janet Pew, Valrico, and Paula A. Lee and Billie J. Wagner, both of South Carolina; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SMYTH, CORAL "CHICK" BURL, 80, of Brandon, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at S.E. George Regional Medical Center. Born in Beattyville, Ky., he came here in 1958 from Barksdale, La. He was retired from the Air Force after 22 years as a master sergeant. He was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Ralph, Riverview, and Wayne, Fieldale, Va.; a daughter, Marianne Cheek, Gainesville, Ga.; two brothers; and two sisters; and a grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • THOMAS, JOHNNY FRANKLIN "TOMMY," 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.
  • YARE, ROBERT CIRO, 55, of Temple Terrace, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. He was born in Italy. He was a systems analyst for GTE. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Janie; a son, Robert Damien; a daughter, Sabrina; his parents, Robert and Rosita, England; and three sisters, Rosanna, Julie and Mandy, all of England. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
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    Clearwater

    • COTTER, IRENE H., 94, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at her grandson's home in New Port Richey. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1990 from West Palm Beach. She formerly owned and operated Devon Links of Chicago, known in the 1940s and 1950s as the World's Largest Driving Range. Survivors include six grandchildren, Karyl Gash, Stephanie Wietor, Jennifer Robinson, Debbie Dietz, all of Clearwater, William Wietor, New Port Richey, and Darlene King, Chicago; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • DAVIDSON, EVELYN M., 85, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She was born in Gibson County, Tenn., and came here here in 1988 from Lansing, Mich., where she worked with her husband in various enterprises. She was a member of Central Church of Christ, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Herman; two daughters, Kay Eversole, Clearwater, and Vicki Kosnik, Reese, Mich.; a son, David, Arnold, Mo.; a sister, Ruby Mae Davidson, Lansing; a brother, Floyd Taylor, Anniston, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • KUCK, ELSIE LORD, 79, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at home. She was born in Calgary, Canada, and came here in 1970 form Watertown, Mass. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Dianne L. Scott, Dunedin; a son, Richard A. Viau, Windham, N.H.; her mother, Edith C. Lord, and a brother, Lawrence Lord, both of Watertown; and four grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • MONTGOMERY, KARL, 76, of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Frankford, Ill., and came here in 1991 from Battle Creek, Mich. He was a self-employed technical illustrator. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Byron Thomas Himebaugh, Panama City, and Karl W. Himebaugh, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • RUSSELL, MIRIAM J., 84, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Boston and came here in 1939 from Plymouth, Mass. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Phillipps, Clearwater; a brother, George A., Anderson, S.C.; four grandchildren, Kimberly Free and Jodi Phillipps, both of Key West, and Justin and Michael Russell, both of Anderson; and six great-grandchildren. 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.; a daughter, Eva Kapscady, Warren, 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.
    • TUCKER, ROBERT L., 39, of Brooksville, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He was a Clearwater native and moved to Brooksville in 1990. He worked as a security officer. Survivors include his parents, William R. and Ada L. Tucker, Brooksville. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

    Dunedin

    • HANLON, EDWARD B., 92, of Dunedin, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Peoria, Ill., and came here in 1972 from Chicago, where he worked for the city as a civil engineer. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin. Survivors include a nephew and six nieces. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • McKINLEY, IRENE, 66, of Dunedin, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. She was born in Summit, Tenn., and came here in 1997 from Houston, where she worked as a school bus driver for the Aldine Independent School District. She was Baptist. Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Brown, Belleair, Fay Dearing, Clearwater, Patricia Flores, Kissimmee, and Brenda Spears, Kyle, Texas; a son, Lige Alex Tennyson, Houston; a brother, Clyde Tennyson, Houston; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • LOTT, DAVID G., 76, of Largo, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1954 from his native Endicott, N.Y. He was a contractor and owned and operated Dave Lott Construction. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a volunteer at Largo Medical Center, and a member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include two sons, David G., Largo, and Thomas A., Palm Harbor; five daughters, Marion Audrey Denton and Marietta Annette Lott, both of Largo, Almina J. Breuer, Clearwater, Anna Marie Ingram, Crystal River, and Jacque Ann Mattes, Gladwin, Mich.; a sister, Mary Ella Smith, Brooksville; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • NYBY, KNUD E., 73, of Largo, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Denmark and came here in 1977 from Indiana where he worked 30 years as a sanitation technician. He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood in Largo and the Lions Club in Indiana. Survivors include two daughters, Maria Tilmans and Monika Nyby, both of Indianapolis; a son, Alfred, Culver, Ind.; his companion, Lisa Wehry, New Port Richey; and two grandchildren, Luke and Monika Tilmans, both of Indianapolis. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PENDERS, ANN E., 64, of Largo, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at home. He was born in Woodbury, N.J., and came here in 1984 from Cape May, N.J. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include four sons, Robert, Treasure Island, Joseph D., Melbourne, H. Patrick, Gloucester, N.J., and Thomas A., Cape May, N.J.; a brother, Thomas McCormick, Harrisburg, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SHAFFER, LYNN J., 78, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in Morenci, Mich., came to Sebring in 1984 from Adrian, Mich., and in 1999 moved to Palm Harbor. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Sienna Heights College, Adrian. He was a member of the Elks in Sebring and Adrian. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude D.; a daughter, Gwen Kohler, Palm Harbor; a brother, Kermit Shaffer, Wauseon, Ohio; a sister, Erma Fornow, Adrian; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • SHUMATE, JOHN SHERIDAN, 72, of Rally Hill, Tenn., formerly of Largo, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at the VA Medical Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in Pageton, W.Va. He was a carpenter and retired from Houles Construction Co., Largo. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Legursky, Rally Hill; a daughter, Rachella Heffner, Seminole; two sisters, Mabel Bridgeman, Gary, W.Va., and Ruby Davis, Greensboro, N.C.; and two granddaughters. Williams Funeral Home, Columbia, Tenn.
    • SMITH, A. DALE, 70, of Largo, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home. He was born in Spencer, W.Va., and came here in 1957 from Morristown, N.J. He retired as an engineer after 32 years with General Electric Corp. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude E.; three stepdaughters, Susan Lounsbury and Kelly Hollinger, both of Largo, and Arlene David, Tallahassee; a stepson, Albert Carr, Tampa; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • SOPPPA, JAYANTHI DR., 51, of Largo, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in India and came here in 1992 from Wilkes Barre, Pa. She was a medical doctor and worked for eight years at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. She was a member of the Hindu Temple of Florida, and the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Survivors include her husband, Muniswamy; a son, Krishna, Largo; a daughter, Sudha Rani Soppa, New York City; a brother, M.U. Babu and a sister, Jalaja Seetharaman, both of Indian. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • 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 M. and two grandsons, Michael and Nicholas, all of Massapequa, N.Y. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Oldsmar

    • NORTHRUP, ALICE SIMPSON, 84, of Oldsmar, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. She was born in East Orange, N.J., and came here in 1975 from Cincinnati. She was a retired nurse. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Northrup, Oldsmar, and Jeanna Schoedinger, Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.
    • TAYLOR, NETTYE L., 94, of Oldsmar, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Gastonia, N.C., and came here from Miami. She was a homemaker and Jewish. Survivors include a son, Dr. David, Oldsmar; a daughter, Sharon Rothberg, Miami; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Ozona

    • BRIDGE, FLORENCE M., 80, of Ozona, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home. She was born in New York City and came here in 1981 from Milford, Pa. She was a teacher and taught in New York public schools. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Palm Harbor

    • BIRCH, WILLIAM ROBERT, 80, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1985 from Lampoc, Calif., where he retired after 25 years with Lockheed Martin Corp. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he was a B-24 pilot and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Elsie; three daughters, Joann Deem, Fairfax, Va., Janice Scadow, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mary Ellen Hochevar, Centerville, Va.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • GOLDBERG, LILLIAN, 79, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1974 from her native New Haven, Conn. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Ahavat Shalom Reform Temple, Palm Harbor, and a volunteer with the Temple, Hospice of the Florida Suncoast and Brandeis Women's Club. Survivors include two sons, Glenn, Port Angeles, Wash., and Jim, San Francisco; a daughter, Joy Korman, Jacksonville; a sister, Rose Steinman; a companion, Sidney Greenspan; and four grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MASON, JOHN W., 84, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Polk County, Tenn., and came here in 1978 from Pittsburgh, where he retired as vice president of finance for Alcoa Properties Inc. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, McRays Lodge 423 F&AM, McCaysville, Ga., and a former member of Countryside Country Club, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Betty John Hill, Maryville, Tenn.; three brothers, James R., Sulphur, La., Paul H., Richmond, Va., and Thomas J., Mineral Bluff, Ga.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • STICKELS, NINA KAY, 83, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Antigo, Wis., and came here in 1991 from Lockport, ILl. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater, and Southwinds Bible Study and Southwinds Pinochle Club, Palm Harbor. Survivors include her husband, William R.; two daughters, Mary Freeman, Clearwater, and Nancy Gonzalez, Joliet, Ill.; four sons, James and Herb Perozzi, both of Joliet, Ill., David Perozzi, Olympia Fields, Ill.; two brothers, Estelle "Buster" Kegley and Orville Gleason; two sisters, Verna Kirchner and Ruth Macier,; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Safety Harbor

    • RILEY, WILLIAM, 79, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Arbors at Safety Harbor nursing home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • KRAUS, MARY A. "MAE," 90, of Seminole, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in England and came here in 1972 from Duluth, Minn. She was a homemaker and a member of Seminole United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Donald C.; three sons, Tom, Minnetonka, Minn., Cliff, Louisville, Ky., and Rick, Minneapolis; a sister, Dorothy Wilson, Cleveland; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WISSERT, EVELYN ELIZABETH, 82, of Seminole, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at home. She came to the Mainlands in Pinellas Park in 1979 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved in 1996 to Seminole. She worked as executive secretary to the vice president of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. Survivors include several nieces and grand-nieces. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

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    Gulfport

    • MICK, JOSEPHINE CLAUDIA, 81, of Gulfport, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Egret Cove Center. She came here in 1948 from her native Jersey Shore, Pa. She was a photo finisher for Webb's City for 20 years and was Methodist. Survivors include a brother, Fred Mick, Gulfport; a niece, Barbara Ruth Eggert, and a grandnephew, Aaron Michael Eggert, both of Pinellas Park; and a cousin, Norma Wiles, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • MADSEN, LILLY K., 91, of Bradenton, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton. Born in Denmark, she moved to Venice, Fla., in 1965 from Detroit, later moved to Pinellas Park, and in 1996 moved to Bradenton. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Venice, Fla., and the Danish Suncoast Club, Pinellas Park. Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Chris; a daughter, Alice Burak, Largo; a son, Neal, Bradenton; a sister, Hilda Holk, Denmark; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Bradenton.
    • MURRAY, FLORENCE A., 72, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Buskirk, N.Y., she came here in 1974 from Watervliet, N.Y. She was an accounting clerk for Montgomery Ward and a member of Pinellas Park Baptist Temple. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Choiniere, St. Petersburg; four sisters, Mildred Caswell, Bradenton, Bertha Cole, Stillwater, N.Y., Joan Hunt, Schuylerville, N.Y., and Geraldine Harwood, Salem, N.Y.; a brother, Eugene Hunt, Cambridge, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • AMARAL, FRANCISCO ANTHONY V., 27, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (April 26, 2000) in Atlanta. Born in St. Petersburg, he attended Lakewood High School. He worked as a truck driver for S.P. Petroleum Transporters. Survivors include his mother, Jan Estep Ghani, and his father and stepmother, Frank and Julie Amaral, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Anthony Anderson, and a sister, Leslie Estep, both of Georgia. Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, Ga.
    • 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 degree from Winwood Community College, Honolulu, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from University of South Florida. She was a former member of Queen Street 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, 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.
    • COOK, DONALD STUART, 78, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Seminole, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came to Pinellas County 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.
    • DIXON, ROGER LEE, 25, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) as the result of an automobile accident in Tampa. Born in Bartow, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a dry wall hanger for Herndon Construction Co., Safety Harbor, and a member of Friendship Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Desiree A.; two sons, Chad A. and Ricky L., his mother, Jean E. Dixon, and a brother, James E., all of St. Petersburg; and a sister, Anna M. Wall, Atlanta. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • DOSTILIO, MARY M., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Colonial Care Center. Born in Wampum, Pa., she came here in 1954 from Detroit. She was a homemaker and a volunteer with the American Cancer Society. Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia M. Vincent, and two brothers, Alfred and Ernie Mariani, all of Seminole; three sisters, Ada Halek and Gina Sepe, both of Youngstown, Ohio, and Elizabeth Piltz, San Francisco; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • ELLET, DAVID A., 50, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. He was a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg and a member of Immanuel Chapel, Largo, where he was a maintenance worker. Survivors include his wife, Pat; two sons, Aaron Ellet, Clearwater, and Paul Dixon, Safety Harbor; three daughters, Jennifer Johnson, Pinellas Park, Anada Johnson, Dunedin, and Amanda Ellet, St. Petersburg; his parents, Roy and Harriet Ellet, St. Petersburg; a sister, Judy Webb, Inverness; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Tucker, St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • FRANKLIN, ROSE J., 90, of Tavares, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Ruleme Center, Eustis. Born in Valdosta, Ga., she came here in 1971 from Carleton, Mich., and moved to Tavares in 1998. She was a member of Bethel AME Church, where she served on the Stewardess Board, was a missionary and was a member of the Harrisites Club. Survivors include a son, Matson Wade, Sterling, Va.; three sisters, Evelyn Clark and Alice Lawrence, both of St. Petersburg, and Minnie Wade, Ormond Beach; a nephew, Calvin Dudley, Tavares; two nieces, LaRose Moss, St. Petersburg, and RoseElla Wade, Clearwater; and three grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GIBBS, WILLIE JAMES JR. "BILLY," 60, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. A St. Petersburg native, he retired as a security installer with ADT Security Systems, New York. He was an Army veteran, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division, and was a 1957 graduate of Gibbs High School, where he played football. He attended Queen Street Church of God in Christ. Survivors include his wife, Constance; three sons, Willie J. III, Valrico, Daniel W. and Anthony Kimble, both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Bonnie Gibbs Taylor, St. Petersburg; a stepson, Bobby Hardman, New York City; six stepdaughters, Deidre Gibbs and Stephanie Harris, both of St. Petersburg, Katherine Sheppard, Moncks Corner, S.C., and Gladys Sands, Linnie Golden and Yolanda Hardman, all of New York City; his father, Willie J. Gibbs Sr., and two brothers, Lewis and Charlie, all of St. Petersburg; eight sisters, Velma Singleton, Gwendolyn Curry, Willie J. Jones, Lois Warren, Wanda Mitchell, Willielean Smith and Norma Gibbs, all of St. Petersburg, and Cecelia Gibbs, Springfield, Mass.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HACKETT, HELEN M., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Suncoast Manor. She came here in 1976 from her native Bristol, Conn., where she was an assistant welfare superintendent. She was a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, and its Women's Guild. Survivors include a sister, Grace Thomas, St. Petersburg. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • HANSBERRY, KENNETH D. "CHUMLY," 42, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. A St. Petersburg native, he attended Boca Ciega High School and the Tomlinson Adult Education Center. He moved in 1979 to New York City, where he lived for two years and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. He later returned to St. Petersburg and was a telemarketer with Home Excel. He was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Jr., and his mother, Geraldine McCloud, both of St. Petersburg; a stepbrother, Charles Hansberry, Monticello; and three aunts, Barbara Williams and Vannie Green, both of St. Petersburg, and Fannie Thomas, Tampa. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HORTON, LARUE J., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Duluth, Minn., she came here in 1959 from Minneapolis. She was an executive secretary for the vice president of Du Pont Corp. and was a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg. Survivors include two sons, Lurent A., St. Petersburg, and Lance E., Jupiter; and three grandchildren, Heather, Jaime and Lance Horton, all of Jupiter. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • HUNTER, DONALD S., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Washburn, Maine, he came here in 1984 from Presque Isle, Maine. He worked as an office manager for International Harvester and was an Army veteran of World War II. He attended Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Marcella; two sons, Chester K., Bangor, Maine, and Paul D., Plainsboro, N.J.; a daughter, Donna M. Wolski, Castleton, Vt.; and seven grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • HYDE, EVELYN B., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Golfview Nursing Home. Born in Madras, Ga., she came here in 1942 from Atlanta. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Grantland N.; two sons, Douglas H. and Donald A., both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Elzie Brown, Lake City, Ga.; two sisters, Nell Jackson, Newnan, Ga., and Naomi Rooks, Madras; many nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • IVEY, BARBARA ASTRID, 57, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Belgium, she came here in 1971 from Huntsville, Ala. She was a service technician for Sears, Roebuck and Co. on Park Street and received a degree in history from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tenn. She was an avid stamp collector and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca C. Collins, St. Petersburg, Waynette I. Speakman, Tierra Verde, and Sabrina I. Fabian, Tampa; her mother, Charlotte Pfaff, South Pasadena; a brother, Michael Ivey, Germany; and six grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • KRAUS, TAMMY LOUISE ROSE, 28, of 3681 50th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) as the result of an automobile accident in Tampa. She came here in 1994 from her native Orlando. She was a cashier for Checkers Restaurant on Park Boulevard. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Stacey A. Sheltz, two daughters, Jessica Ann Kraus and Jenny Lee Kraus, and her parents, Stephen and Sally Sheltz, all of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Stephen W. Sheltz Jr., Fredericksburg, Texas, and Christopher E. Sheltz, Orlando; and her maternal grandmother, Flora Rose Bond, Orlando. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • LANGDALE, JOSEPH, 60, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (April 20, 2000) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • 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.
    • LEBEDA, JAMES W., 73, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1989 from Tampa, where he was owner of Capri Motel for 25 years. He was Catholic and was a life member of the Moose Lodge. He was an avid sports fan. Survivors include a brother, Alan, Lutz; and a niece, Julie Harrington, Atlanta. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • McKAHAND, JUNE FLORENCE, 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.
    • McLAULLIN, LAIRD, 54, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MILLER, JUSTIN DANIEL, 19, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) as the result of an accident at the entrance to Bardmoor Estates on Starkey Road. He was a native of St. Petersburg and worked as a sales representative at Circuit City. He attended Osceola High School and was a member of First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks. Survivors include his mother, Kay E. Miller, Seminole; two sisters, Jennifer K. Miller, Pinellas Park, and Janelle Kristin Miller, Seminole; his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Gillespie, and his paternal grandmother, Mildred D. Miller, both of St. Petersburg; and his paternal grandfather, Daniel R. Miller Sr., Tierra Verde. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ROBINSON, EDITH A., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in New Castle, England, she came here in 1980 from Chicago. She was a bookkeeper and a member of St. Giles' Episcopal Church. Survivors include a brother, Joseph Robinson, Pinellas Park; a niece, Joan Duich, Pinellas Park; a nephew, George Robinson, Chicago; a grandniece and two grandnephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ROSA, EMENELIO, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Portugal, he came here in 1985 from Lorain, Ohio. He retired as a steelworker with U.S. Steel and was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Cursillo Movement and served with the merchant marine. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Dominga; two sons, Hector L., West Virginia, and Al, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Iris Orama, Oberlin, Ohio; two brothers, Juan and Luis, and a sister, Elena Gilvaline, all of Portugal; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • VERIAN, LORETTA D., 96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Mariner Health of Pinellas Point. She came here from her native Belleville, N.J. She was an office worker on Wall Street and a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a sister, Helen Verian Feeney, and a niece, Eillene Meyer, both of Tampa. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WELSH, MARILYN E., 72, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1963 from California. She was a marketing representative for John Hancock Insurance Co. Survivors include many cousins, including Catherine A. Rapinchuk, Arvada, Colo. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WINANS, JONATHAN, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Scranton, Pa., he came here 25 years ago from Keyport, N.J. He retired as a manager for a supermarket meat department and was an Army veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Mack, and a stepdaughter, Dawn Carr, both of St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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    • NORTON, JOHN W. JR. "BILL," 87, of South Pasadena, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He came here in 1953 from his native St. Paul, Minn. He was a commercial pilot and also worked in real estate. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a Naval flight instructor. He was a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, where he was a former eucharistic minister and a member of Legion of Mary and the Cursillo Movement. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Dorothy; a son, John W. III, Woodbury, Minn.; two daughters, Nancy N. McNally, Aurora, Ill., and Ann N. Sprague, Windermere; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
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