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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Thursday, May 4, 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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  • ARSENAULT, ADRIEN B., 85, of Inverness, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Qeubec, he came here 19 years ago from Old Westbury, N.Y. He was a retired chauffeur and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include his wife, Claire; two brothers, Lucian, Canada, and Eudore, New Orleans; and a sister, Marie Jeanne Arsenault, Canada. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • CARMAN, CHARLES W. JR., 76, of Crystal River, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Philippi, W.Va., he came here three years ago from Teays Valley, W.Va., and was safety director for Union Carbide. He was Baptist. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a graduate of the University of West Virginia. He was a 32nd degree Mason with a 50-year pin. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a son, James W., Lecanto; two daughters, Sharlee Ann Burge, Dayton, Ohio, and Judith Lynn Thornton, Eleanor, W.Va.; a brother, Albert, Philippi; and six grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • JONES, ROBERT L. "BOB," 77, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000). Born in Hartford, Conn., he came here 17 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a photo engraver in the graphic arts industry and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and eucharistic minister of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6168. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past vice president of AOH, and served on the surveillance unit, Beverly Hills. Survivors include two sons, Glenn and Douglas, both of Long Island; two daughters, Roberta Jones, Beverly Hills, and Virginia Carvana, Long Island; and four grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • MERCER, CHARLES R. SR. "RABBIT MAN," of Inglis, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at the Crystal River Health & Rehab Center. Born in Miami and a lifelong Florida resident, he came here 20 years ago and was a retired merchant seaman. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Loretta; two sons, Charles R. Jr., Leisure Hills, and Rory Jay, Shady Hills; five daughters, Ruth Kasfalas, Brooksville, Pamela Young, New Port Richey, Rebecca Moore and Rita Faye Croughan, both of Tampa, and Rena Drake, Holiday; his stepmother, Clementine Mercer, Center, Mo.; a brother, Robert, Center; four sisters, Patricia Tenet, Mary Ann Neely and Debbie Mercer, all of Missouri, and Shirley Rager, Panama City; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • PHILLIPS, RUTH E., 85, of Beverly Hills, died Monday (May 1, 2000). Born in New York City, she came here 31 years ago from New York. She was Jewish and a life member of the Hadassah. Survivors include a son, Arthur, Beverly Hills; and a daughter, Sheila Schlichting, Grand Gorge, N.Y. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • QUINN, ALICE, 90, of Lecanto, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Born in New York City, she came here five months ago from Calverton, N.Y. She was a retired elementary school teacher and member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association, a member of St. John Roman Catholic Church, Waiting River, N.Y., and its choir director and organist. Survivors include a son, Thomas Daniel, Medford, N.Y.; a daughter, Patricia Schuessler, Homosassa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto
  • SCHWALL, REGINA M., 70, of Crystal River, died Wednesday (May 3, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in West Palm Beach, she came here last month from De Funiak Springs. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Marvin W.; two sons, Steven Schwall, West Palm Beach, and Franklin Stoll, Gaskin; five brothers, Charles and Franklin Moree, both of West Palm Beach, Dwight and Foster Moree, both of Crystal River, and Philip Moree, Maryland; a sister, Inez Stoll, Florala, Ala.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • ALLEN, EUGENE N., 75, of Eustis, formerly of Brooksville, died Monday (May 1, 2000). Born in Murphy, N.C., he moved from Brooksville to Eustis 23 years ago. He was an electrical engineer for Food Machinery and Chemical and a member of New Vision Community Church, Plymouth. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1824 and the Moose Lodge, both in Eustis. Survivors include his wife, Betty Spears; a son, Garry Allen, Brooksville; a daughter, Donna Barfield, Lexington, N.C,; two stepdaughters, Jeannie Draper, Conyers, Ga., and Margaret Scott, Howey-in-the- Hills; two brothers, Henry B. and Henry C., both of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters, Betty Lynn, Decatur, and Celia Suit, Franklin, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.
  • DUNN, KELLER J. JR., 82, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at home. He was born in Lexington, Ky., and was a retired dean of admissions for the University of Kentucky. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member of Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines. Survivors include his wife, Hilda; two daughters, Beth Shannon, Lexington, and Kate Dunn, Louisville, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Amelia Martin; and a grandson. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • MCLAUGHLIN, EILEEN, 78, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000). She came here 27 years ago from her native Philadelphia. She was a retired computer operator for General Electric, Philadelphia, and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars 8713 and the National Right to Life. Survivors include a brother, Joseph Ronald Padden, Brooksville. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • ALPAUGH, ROBERT E. "BOB," 79, of Temple Terrace, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Lebanon, N.J., he came here in 1947. He was the owner of a plumbing business. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He was a member of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; a son, Robert B., Temple Terrace; a daughter, Robbie Alpaugh Welch, Temple Terrace; a sister, Ethel Welsh, Lebanon; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • ANDERSON, ROSALIND THORNE "ROSE," 93, of Brandon, died Wednesday (May 3, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Western Supermare, England, she came here in 1955 from Batavia, Ill. She was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Robert R., Brandon; a daughter, Betty Selch, Tampa; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview/Brandon.
  • CABALLERO, LOUISE "LELA," 86, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Key West, she lived here most of her life. Survivors include a son, Frank Sr., Tampa; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • DiDIO, ANGELINA, 87, of Tampa, died Wednesday (May 3, 2000) at home. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Steve A., Alpharetta, Ga.; two daughters, Jo Anne Duquette and Jeanette Finck, both of Tampa; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • DOMENECH, NERY I., 78, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Havana, she came here 27 years ago from Woodbridge, N.J. She was a homemaker. She was Episcopalian. Survivors include a brother, Juan Ibanez, Tampa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • MERCAUTO, MARIE MAXINE, 69, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Born in Milwaukee, she came here in 1959. She was a real estate agent. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Peter Jr., Tampa; two daughters, Theresa Wood, Orlando, and Kathleen Murphy, Tampa; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • OLNEY, DONALD W., 71, of Valrico, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Valrico. Born in Waverly, Kan., he lived here most of his life. He was an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a member of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Donald W. Jr., Dade City; a daughter, Carol A. Mello, Valrico; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • PICKENS, MAMIE CHRISTINE, 90, of Bradenton, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (April 1, 2000) at Mariner Health of Palmetto. Born in Ocilla, Ga., she left Tampa in 1970. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Golden Agers at West Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Roskos, Orange City; a son, Hershel, Bradenton; a sister, Edith Fountain, Lakeland; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Shannon Funeral Home, Town Chapel, Bradenton.
  • RICHARDS, ROBERT C., 68, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1956. He was a machinist for Tampa Electric Co. He was a Marine and a Mason at the Hillsborough Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Marion C.; a son, Robert C. Jr., Tampa; two daughters, Amy K. Sanders and Kelly Richards, both of Tampa; his mother, Dorothy Richards, Tampa; two brothers, Frank, Aurora,N.C., and Bill, Lutz; two sisters, Colleen Holley and Jackie Kaspar, both of Tampa; and two grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Town 'N Country Chapel, Tampa.
  • ROBERTO, VEGA, 84, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Pacasmayo, Peru, he came here in 1976 from Peru. He was a the senior vice president for Eastman Kodak in Peru. Survivors include his wife, Blanca; a son, Luis, Tampa; two daughters, Luz I. Hegi, Jacksonville, and Gladys Shapiro, Tampa; a brother, Eduardo, California; and six grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
  • SCHNURMAN, ROY GARY, 52, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Mineola, N.Y., he came here in 1954. He was a self-employed contractor. He was a Vietnam veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 138. Survivors include his parents, John D. and Julie Katherine, Zephyrhills; and three brothers, John D. Jr., Tampa, Ken, Port Charlotte, and Tom, Macon, Ga. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • STALLARD, MARGARET A., 79, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Milfay, Okla., she came here in 1945 from California. She was a homemaker and wrote several books. She was president of Robinson High School PTA and past president and show chairman of the Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club. Survivors include her husband, Bruce K.; two daughters, Susan Stallard, Brandon, and Sally Stallard, Tampa; and a grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • STARK, JAMES T., 69, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at home. Born in Milwaukee, he came here in 1986 from China. He was the vice president of Philips Petroleum. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace, Gideons International and Navigators. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Ann; four daughters, Ruth Ann Stevens, Philippines, Mary Ann Clark and Linda Ann Ito, both of Calgary, Alberta, and Carol Ann Nakamura, Tampa; and 16 grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
  • TAGUE, RONALD W., 52, of Dover, died Monday (May 1, 2000) in Polk County. Born in Hastings, Neb., he came here in 1987 from Oklahoma. He was a truck driver for Conway Southern Express. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Patricia A.; a son, Donald D., Dover; a daughter, Gail M. Payne, Sand Springs, Okla.; his father, Floyd Sr., Gallatin, Mo.; two brothers, Floyd Jr., Colorado, and David, Cameron, Mo.; two sisters, Jean Smith, Gallatin, and Joyce Hosman, Richmond, Mo.; and two grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • TRUSEWITSCH, LEO, 76, of Tampa, died Monday (May 1, 2000). Born in Nowogrodek, Belarus, he came here more than 30 years ago from Detroit. He was a dentist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Belarussian Russian Orthodox. He was a member of the Retired Officers Club. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, Nick, Tampa; a daughter, Elizabeth T. Cohill, Baltimore; a brother, Nicholas, Belarus; a sister, Halina Rodzko, Belarus; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
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  • AUGERI, FRANK PAUL, 90, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in New York City, he came here 30 years ago. He was a retired truck driver for Borden's Ice Cream and an Army veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Joseph Anthony, Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Marie Catherine Block, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Marianina Scordo, Italy; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • CARCUFFE, ANN-MARIE, 52, of Hudson, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000). She came here 22 years ago from her native Dover, N.J. Survivors include a son, Vincent, Naples, Fla.; her father, Anthony Genovese, Port Richey; a brother, Dominic Genovese, Bend, Ore.; and two sisters, Rachel Hildebrandt, Zionsville, Ind., and Rosemarie Sieber, Hudson. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • COTNER, BERNICE T., 83, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Parris House Retirement Home, New Port Richey. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she came here eight years ago from Portage, Ind. She was a nurse and volunteer for the American Red Cross in Indiana. Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Eisenhart, New Port Richey; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • DIAZ, ANA MARIA, 83, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (May 3, 2000) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. Born in Puerto Rico, she came here three months ago from Mount Vernon, N.Y., and owned a grocery store. She was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Anita Salgado, New Port Richey, and Nancy Acensio, Holiday; a sister, Puerto Rico; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • GRECO, RUSSELL, 70, of Port Richey, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, he came here four years ago from Lodi, Ohio, and was a mechanic. Survivors include two sons, Russell A. Jr., Cleveland, and Tony, Arizona; four daughters, Denise Greco and Diane Kurtz, both of Cleveland, Lisa Roder and Gina Greco, both of Medina, Ohio; a brother, Eugene, Fort Myers; two sisters, Mary Elchesen, Parma Heights, Ohio, and Tina Valentinetti, Moretown, Vt.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • JONES, THOMAS H., 76, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (April 30, 2000). Born in Dover, N.H., he came here five years ago from Fort Myers and was a letter carrier for the Postal Service. He was Baptist. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the New Port Richey Elks 2284, the Shriners, Fort Myers, and the DeMolay International. Survivors include a son, Raymond, Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara Ann Persons, Cape Coral; a brother, William, Galveston, Texas; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a companion, Rita Durgin, New Port Richey. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • KIDD, LUCILLE R., 85, of Hudson, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at National Healthcare, Hudson. She came here 34 years ago from her native Mohawk, N.Y. She was a school teacher in New York and a psychiatric social worker at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. She was Episcopalian and a member of the Mohawk Chapter 319 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a sister, Allene Hoover, Statesville, N.C.; and three grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • KORNITA, HELEN, 88, of Holiday, died Monday (May 1, 2000). Born in Cleveland, she came here 29 years ago from Chicago. She was a homemaker and member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Holiday, and the Holiday Lakes Estates Civic Association. Survivors include her husband, Stephen; a son, Stephen Jr.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey
  • ULLRICH, GERALDINE MAE, 83, of Port Richey, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at National Healthcare Center, Hudson. Born in Haverhill, Mass., she came here 29 years ago from West Peabody, Mass. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Otto. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • WORLEY, GARY R., 39, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (April 18, 2000) at home. He came here three years ago from his native Cincinnati. He was a school guard for the Cincinnati Police Department and member of Port Richey Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie; two sons, Gary Jr. and Richard G., both of Port Richey; and two sisters, Shelly Profit, Cincinnati, and Wanda Worley, Minnesota. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • North Pinellas Back to top

    Clearwater

    • BISHOP, VINCENT J., 55, of Clearwater, died Thursday (April 27, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Rahway, N.J., and came here in 1966 from Edison, N.J. He owned and operated a janitorial service and was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include two brothers, Raymond, Clearwater, and Nick, New Port Richey; and a sister, Barbara Fort, Cranford, N.J. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • INGHAM, FREDERICK W., 71, of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home. He was born in Washington, D.C., and came here after he retired as a corporate insurance attorney for Union Carbide of Danbury, Conn. Survivors include two sons, Michael F. and Thomas; a daughter, Linda Holly Selinger; a brother, Beverly, Stuart; and seven grandchildren. Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Farmingdale, N.Y.
    • LARKIN, WILLIAM "BILL," 83, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at home. He was born in Polo, Ill., and came here in 1983 from Clinton, Iowa. He worked as a purchaser for DuPont in Clinton. He was an All-American volleyball player and a sports official for 34 years with the Mississippi Valley Conference. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bette; a son, James, Emerald Isle, N.C.; two daughters, Jan Hatcher, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Patty Wolf, Conway, Ark.; a brother, Paul, Clinton; a sister, Donna Shields, Florissant, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • TYRKA, JEROD STONE, 29, of Gulf Shores, Ala., formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Baldwin County, Ala. He came here in 1982 from his native Troy, N.Y., and graduated in 1989 from Clearwater High School. He was a Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War and served aboard the USS Saratoga. He attended St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport Navigational School and worked in Alabama as a jet mechanic for Mae Street Automobile Aerospace Engineering Inc. Survivors include his father, Martin R., Clearwater; his mother, Stirling Smith, Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Jeffrey and Jake, both of Clearwater; a sister, Bridget Tyrka, Tucson; and his maternal grandfather, Jack Smith, Naples, Fla. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • WASHBURN, LEROY G., 95, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Clearwater Center nursing home. He came here in 1973 from his native Lakeville, Mass., where he worked as a hoisting engineer heavy equipment operator. He was a founding member of the Mullein Hill Baptist Church of Lakeville. Survivors include his wife, Mabel; a daughter, Gerel Crosby, Lakeville; a brother, George; a sister, Althea Nute; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Dunedin

    • EHLERT, CLIFFORD ALEXANDER, 84, of Dunedin, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. He came here in 1975 from his native Buffalo, N.Y., and was a self-employed jewelry manufacturer. He was Catholic and a member of the Naval Reserve. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Ehlert-Magavero, Dunedin; a son, Thomas, Timbo, Ark.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • KELLY, DOROTHY, 82, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (May 3, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. She came here in 1990 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a nephew, Daniel Kelly, New Smyrna Beach; and four nieces, Virginia Buehler, Dunedin, Vera Reynolds, Brooklyn, Vivian Christopoulos, Flushing, N.Y., and Marilyn Higgins, Breezy Point, N.Y. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WINTERS, ELIZABETH TIPPER, 91, of Dunedin, died Monday (April 24, 2000) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here in 1971 from Greensburg, Pa. She retired as a statistician after 10 years with Babcock and Wilcox Co., New York City. She graduated in 1931 from the College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J. Survivors include a sister, Geraldine Tipper Butler, Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews. Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home, Elizabeth, N.J.

    Largo

    • FLEMING, FREDERICK, 90, of Largo, died Sunday (April 23, 2000) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., and came here in 1972 from Ewing, N.J. He worked as a gold seal operating engineer for the state of New Jersey. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received a Bronze Star. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Jean; two daughters, Anna Hawley, Columbus, N.J., and Catherine Bocci, Ocean City, Md.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • PULVER, FRANK, 79, of Largo, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1975. He worked in maintenance for Pinellas County public schools and retired from Fugate Elementary School. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Cross Bayou American Legion Post 252, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Mary P. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • ABBLETT, JOSEPH D., of Holiday, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (April 26, 2000) at home. He was born in Leetonia, Ohio, and moved to Holiday last summer from Palm Harbor. He was a retired supervisor for Enterprise Building Corp., Palm Harbor, and a member of First Methodist Church, Tarpon Springs. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Bricklayers Union. Survivors include his wife, Olive; two sons, 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.
    • McHUGH, ELEANOR L., Palm Harbor, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Marriott Stratford Court, Palm Harbor. She was born in North Plainfield, N.J., and came here in 1992 from Sarasota and Spring Lake, N.J. She worked as an executive secretary for a bank. She graduated from Scudder School of New York City. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, and a volunteer for Mease Dunedin Hospital Auxiliary and the Leading Ladies of Ruth Eckerd Hall and Republican Club of Pinellas County. Survivors include a daughter, Nora Murtaugh, Burlington, Vt.; a sister, Dorothy J. Case, Palm Harbor; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • 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, Wauseon, Ohio; a sister, Erma Tornow, Adrian; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • 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, 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, David Perozzi, Olympia Fields, Ill., and William Stickels, Elwood, 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.
    • WILLIAMS, CLYDE A. "BUD," 62, of Hernando, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (April 30, 2000). He was born in Erie, Pa., and moved to Hernando in 1973 from Palm Harbor. He owned and operated Williams Gas & Beverage, Hernando, and worked as a custodian at Citrus Springs Elementary School. He was a member of Calvary Christian Center, Inverness. Survivors include his wife, Judith A. Bowman; four daughters, Evelyn Holcomb, Hernando, and Rene Pietroburgo, Laura Ulrich and Roberta Lawrence, all of Inverness; and five grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.

    Safety Harbor

    • RICHARDS, ROBERT T., 73, of Safety Harbor, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Madison, W.Va., and came here from Ironton, Ohio. He retired as a machinist for National Mine Service Co., and formerly worked as a mine foreman for Carlyle Tile Co., both of Ironton. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Wanda Connery; a son, Ronald L., Voorhees, N.J.; a daughter, Deborah A. Rhoads, Havertown, Pa.; two brothers, Don, Palm Harbor, and Raymond, Bethany, Okla.; a sister, Pauline Saunders, Cincinnati; and four grandchildren. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, Ohio.
    • RILEY, WILLIAM A., 79, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Arbors at Safety Harbor nursing home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Hingham, Mass., and came here in 1957 from Weymouth, Mass. He worked in paving and construction and was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Scott P., Palm Harbor, and William, Sarasota; a daughter, Suzanne Riley, Palm Harbor; and six grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • BELLO, ANGELA, 79, of Seminole, died Wednesday (May 3, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1995 from Port St. Lucie. She was a retired seamstress in the garment manufacturing industry. Survivors include five sisters, Betty Petsis and Mary Bello, both of Seminole, Minnie Drobonick, Philadelphia, Annie Lasich, Twin Bridges, Mont., and Esther Vanderslice, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; and three brothers, William Petsis, Holland, Pa., Victor Petsis, Trevose, Pa., and Stephen Petsis, Margate City, N.J. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • ROTH, EDWARD C., 87, of Seminole, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Beverly Health Care, Largo. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1968 from Mount Horeb, Wis., where he owned and operated Blue Mounds Cheese Co. for 30 years. He was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church of Seminole, Baypointe Golf Club, Seminole, and the Masonic Lodge, Monroe, Wis., and Rotary Club of Mount Horeb. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Kathryn; a daughter, Merikay Larabee, Painesville, Ohio; a son, Frederick, Edison, N.J.; a brother, Fred, Columbia, S.C.; and three grandsons. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Tarpon Springs

    • FARRELL, EMELDA EUGENIA, 83, of Tarpon Springs, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Doric House, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and came here in 1999 from Washington, D.C., where she retired as a licensed practical nurse after 25 years at Andrew's AFB. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Survivors include two daughters, Rose F. Middleton, Tarpon Springs, and Yasmeen Y. Khan, Richmond Hill, Ontario; two sons, Dr. Francis "Frank" Fernandes, Silver Spring, Md., and John Fernandes, Washington, D.C.; a sister, Felicia Haynes, Clinton, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • LAMBERT, JEANETTE, 75, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (April 23, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., and came here in 1983 from Washington, D.C., where she retired as a secretary for the federal government. She was Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Sexton Harlan, Tarpon Springs, and Denise J. Sexton, Bakersfield, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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  • FERNANDEZ, MARY J., 88, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Largo, she was a seasonal resident here since 1976 from Rhode Island. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and retired as an office clerk with Travelers Insurance Co. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Joseph; two sons, Douglas S. and Joseph II, both of Wetherford, Conn.; two sisters, Anna Matthews, Pine Hills, Calif., and Bertha Hudnall, San Jose, Calif.; and five grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
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    • HUNTER, HERBERT M. "MEL," 79, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. He came here in 1982 from his native Plainfield, Ind. He retired as an officer manager for Switzer's Auto Parts and was Methodist. Survivors include his companion, Herbert W. Arnot; a brother, George; and two sisters, Martha Spoon and Catherine Morphew. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • WISSERT, EVELYN ELIZABETH, 82, of Seminole, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at home. She came to the Mainlands, Pinellas Park in 1979 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Seminole in 1996. She worked as an executive secretary to the vice president of Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City. Survivors include several nieces and grandnieces. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

    St. Pete Beach

    • McINTYRE, JOHN G. "GIL," 73, of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in New Bedford, Pa., he came here in 1989 from Sanford, N.C. He was a manager for Kaiser Refractories and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 556, Six Mile Run, Pa., and Masonic Lodge 524, Everett, Pa., and was a president of the Palma del Mar Condominium Association. Survivors include his wife, Jean; two sons, Mark, High Point, N.C., and Dr. John, Newton, Pa.; a daughter, Kim McIntyre, Atlanta; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • BALTZER, THOMAS A., 63, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at home. He came here in 1972 from his native Columbus, Ohio. He was owner of a stucco application company and attended Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include his wife, Rose; four daughters, Carmi Bowles, South Pasadena, Mary Baltzer and Jennifer and Angela Chouinard, all of St. Petersburg; his mother, Ellen Baltzer, Columbus; five brothers, Joseph, Bernard, Fred, Jack and Robert, all of Columbus; three sisters, Rita Ray and Theresa Munson, both of Columbus, and Patricia Wallace, New Port Richey; and seven grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BYRD, CHARLIE, 98, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 3, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Dawson, Ga., he came here in 1921 from Apalachicola. He retired as a metal lather and was a member of Union Local 516 and New York Union 46. He was a member of Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church where he was a deacon, member of Usher Board 1 and the Trustee Board, Male Chorus and Tampa Bay Harvest. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a past worshipful master of Lodge 109. He was a member of Odd Brothers Club. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Vera; several nieces and nephews, including Allie Jenkins, Live Oak, Jackie Hargnett, Jacksonville, Rose Yates, New York, Linda Robinson, Valerie and Annie Jordan and Pendarvis Haynes, all of St. Petersburg, Charlie Byrd, New York, and James Nelms, Baltimore. 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 Washington 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 and stepmother, Willie J. Gibbs Sr. and Julia Gibbs, 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.
    • GREFF, DORIS L., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1945 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a medical secretary for the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines and was Catholic. She was a WAVES veteran. Survivors include a brother, James Galbally, Pinehurst, N.C.; a nephew, James Galbally, Long Island, N.Y.; and two nieces, Valerie Crosswell, Austin, Texas, and Marilyn Barry, St. Petersburg. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • KILCHENSTEIN, ALLIE B., 96, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Mariner Health of Pinellas Point. Born in Jewett, Texas, she came here in 1998 from Dallas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two nieces, Emily Jefferson, Dallas, and Sheila Delfeld Hanes, St. Pete Beach; and two nephews, Donald Sanders, Texarkana, Texas, and Alfred Carter Jefferson, Boston. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • LAWLER, ROBERT C., 97, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Belleair, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1952 from his native Richmond, Ind., where he was founder of Lawler Department Store, which he owned from 1932 to 1952. He also worked as a real estate developer and manager of Yardage Unlimited, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. He was an usher at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, served on the board of directors for Pinellas Central Bank, Southeast Bank of Largo and Indian Rocks Bank, and was a member of Knights of Columbus, Elks and Kiwanis Club. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Thomas and Nancy McConnell, both of St. Petersburg; five grandchildren, Wendy Carvalis, Leigh McConnell and John P. Rankin III, all of St. Petersburg, Tina Thomas, Orlando, and Troy Thomas, Tampa; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • MAY, HELEN IRENE HANSEN, 103, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 28, 2000) at Westminster Shores. Born in Cambridge, Mass., she came here in 1950 from Lexington, Mass. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was active with Republican Women and various charities. In 1984 she was an extra in the movie, Cocoon. Survivors include four nieces, Deborah Hall Hansen-Taylor, New York, Priscilla W. Allen, Maryland, Cynthia W. LaSserre, Paris, and Kristen Steele, Ohio, and Florida; and two nephews, Winslow W. Wright, Washington, and Leonard M. Wright, New York. 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 Puerto Rico, 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.
    • SMALLS, WILLIAM, 66, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at Heartland of St. Petersburg. Born in Valdosta, Ga., he came here in 1950 from Walterboro, S.C. He was a truck driver for Wells Brothers and a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Annie B.; five sons, Robert Gordon, Benjamin Smalls and Jason Smalls, all of St. Petersburg, Roger Smalls, New York, and Ricky Denson, Avon Park; seven daughters, Patricia Smalls, Albany N.Y., Patricia Pierce, Kimberly Smalls, Shabella Smalls, Kendra Smalls and Jennifer Smalls, all of St. Petersburg, and Nikia Smalls, Quincy; two stepdaughters, LaJuan Leon, Wesley Chapel, and Teresa Perry, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Alma Crosby, St. Petersburg, and Rosa L. Quick, Miami; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • WENTZELL, MARIE E., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 30, 2000) at Greenbrook Nursing Home. Born in Nova Scotia, she came here in 1959 from Somerville, Mass. She was a bookkeeper for an insurance company and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. There are no known survivors. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • SILVESTRO, JAMES, 48, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Washington, D.C., he came here in 1978 from Mamaroneck, N.Y. He was a truck driver, delivering jet fuel to airports in central and southern Florida. He was Catholic. Survivors include two brothers, Kenneth V., Atlanta, and Eugene J. Jr., Lakewood, N.J.; and two nephews, Jason and Eugene M., both of Bricktown, N.J. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • COURTNEY, HELEN R., 93, of Largo, formerly of Treasure Island, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. She was born in Cobleskill, N.Y., and came to Treasure Island in 1958 from Maywood, N.J., and moved to Largo in 1991. 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 the state of New York 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.
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