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May 9, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, May 9, 2001

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

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  • DIFFENDERFER, ELZIE EARL, 73, of Hernando, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Born in Wetumpka, Ala., he came here in 1977 from St. Petersburg. He was the retired co-owner of Economy Electric in St. Petersburg and served with the Merchant Marines. He served on the Pinellas County Master Electricians Examining Board. At 14, he was the Florida state bowling champion in the adult division. This prompted him to start a junior bowling league in St. Petersburg and he also sponsored a wheelchair bowling league. He was inducted into the St. Petersburg Hall of Fame Bowling Association in 1973. He never lost a match on the King of the Hall television program. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Joan S.; two sons, Cliff, St. Petersburg, and Terry, Clearwater; two daughters, Linda Whyte and Crissie Smith, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Lester, St. Petersburg; a sister, Vivian Reeves, O'Brien; several nephews and nieces; and three grandchildren. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • GRAY, MARVEL B., 100, of Hernando, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) in Inverness. Born in Ohio, she came here 15 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy M. Gray and Beverly G. Cannon, both of Hernando; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • O'FARRELL, HELEN M., 79, of Lecanto, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) in Inverness. Born in Flemington, N.J., she came here two years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was Catholic. Survivors include three sons, William J., Hernando, Kevin D., Port Charlotte, and Brian M., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Maureen Davidson, Hernando, and Kathleen Musick, St. Petersburg; a sister, Ann Spears, Pinellas Park; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • PRIVER, ANASTASIA VIRGINIA, 72, of Beverly Hills, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at home under the care of her family and Citrus County Hospice. Born in Cleveland, she came here 12 years ago from Independence, Ohio. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, William; and a niece. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
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  • DAVIS, BILLY J. "WILD BILL," 62, of Brooksville, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Brooksville Health Care Center, Hospice Unit. Born in Washington County, Va., he came here four years ago from Wesley Chapel. He was a mechanic and a member of the Boilermakers Union Local 433. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; four sons, Micah, Mulberry, Timothy, Perry, Mark, Steinhatchee, and Billy, Brooksville; three stepdaughters, Jennifer Oates, Bloomingburg, N.Y., Michelle Peet, Key West, and Amy Peet, Brooksville; three brothers, Carl, Martinville, Va., Gale, Glen Falls, N.Y., and Robert, New York; a sister, Lois Evans, Thomasville, N.C.; and five grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville.
  • FERRIN, SARAH RENEE, infant daughter of Donald and Casey Ferrin, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (May 2, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Dominique Veverka; paternal grandparents, Donald Sr., Auburn, N.Y., and Susan and Richard Barnhart, Brooksville; maternal grandparents, Steven Pease, Englewood, and Tammy and Dan Blair, Brooksville; and paternal great-grandfather, Fred Peterson, Ridge Manor. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville.
  • GILBERT, CHARLES A., 61, of Brooksville, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Pontiac, Mich., he came here two years ago from Ortonville, Mich. He was an assembly line employee for General Motors. Survivors include his wife, Margaret D.; a son, Charles A., Clarkston, Mich.; three daughters, Betty A. Lundgren, Wyford, Mich., Bonnie S. Flury, Crossville, Tenn., and Dawn M. Day, Brooksville; a stepson, Timothy Gilbert, Ortonville; a brother, Leroy; two sisters, Myrtle, Prescott, Mich., and Janet Bittner, Pontiac; and eight grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill Mariner Chapel.
  • LUCAS, STEPHEN J., 21, of Brooksville, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) in a motorcycle accident in Spring Hill. He came here 10 years ago from his native Staten Island, N.Y. He was a firefighter and emergency medical technician, and was to start work with the Brooksville Fire Department. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Serena; his mother, Dianne, Staten Island; his father and stepmother, Edward and JoAnn, Spring Hill; two brothers, Edward D. and Andrew, both of Spring Hill; two sisters, Jaime Lucas and Heather Boyd, both of Staten Island; paternal grandparents, Ed and Carol, Spring Hill; maternal grandparents, Daniel and Mary Baum; and maternal step-grandparents, Alfred and Eleen Reeves. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • MAGEE, VERA C., 97, of Brooksville, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Brooksville Health Care Center, Hospice Unit. Born in Bayonne, N.J., she came here almost four years ago from Hackettstown, N.J. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of St. Mary's Church of Assumption in Hackettstown. Survivors include a son, William, Palos Verdes, Calif.; two daughters, Elizabeth Buckley, Spring Hill, and Diane Duhig, Budd Lake, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • MARTIN, JOHN P. "JACK," 71, of Atlantic Beach, formerly of St. Petersburg and Brooksville, died Friday (May 4, 2001). A St. Petersburg native, he moved to the Jacksonville area in 1978. He was a builder. He was the former co-owner and co-operator, with his wife, of Joyce Property Services. He was an avid sports fan who rooted for the University of Florida Gators. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Joy; four daughters, Jacki Martin, Cheri Martin Garman, DeDe Martin Siciliano and Beth Martin Langford; a brother, Bruce, St. Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach.
  • PELLICANE, ANTHONY, 84, of Spring Hill, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here eight years ago from Middle Village, N.Y. He was a retired steel cutter and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Julia; three sons, Anthony, Rosedale, N.Y., Mikey, Valley Stream, N.Y., and Butch, Spring Hill; three daughters, Agatha Palumbo and Rosalie Nahrwold, both of Spring Hill, and Francine Gall, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • REIMAN, NANCY A., 41, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (May 3, 2001) at home. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she came here last year from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and member of a church called the Father's House. Survivors include her husband, Steven; two sons, Anthony M., Port Richey, and Mark A., Spring Hill; a daughter, Michele J. Cody, St. Ignace, Mich.; her father, John Rera, Ocala; a brother, Robert Rera, Ocala; four sisters, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Southhampton, N.Y., Loretta Rera, San Jose, Calif., Mary Fagan, Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Sherry, North Carolina; and two grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Spring Hill Mariner Chapel.
  • SCUOTEGUAZZA, ELLEN, 76, of Spring Hill, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 27 years ago from Oceanside, N.Y. She was a homemaker, a member of Knights of Columbus 6383, St. Jude Council Ladies Auxiliary, member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Widowed and Singles Club, and attended of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Francis, Oceanside; two daughters, Donna Goodmok and Gioia, both of Spring Hill; four grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • SULLIVAN, ANNETTE BUSH, 76, of Brooksville, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Park Ridge, Ill., she came here 18 months ago. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her caregiver and granddaughter, Pam Mathis; a son, James Reid, Fort Pierce; two daughters, Dyann Beech, Brooksville, and Ellen Hall, Yorba Linda, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville.
  • WOODWARD, BONNIE HOLMES SEITZ, 83, of Weeki Wachee, formerly of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Seminole, died Friday (May 4, 2001) at home. Born in Chicago, she moved to Florida in 1951 and moved to St. Petersburg in 1959 from Clermont. She moved to Weeki Wachee from St. Petersburg last year. She was a real estate broker with offices in Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, and Hudson. She was a former director of social services for Pinellas County. She was a founding board member of Pinellas Association for Retarded Children. She was a past president of the Toastmasters Club, St. Petersburg, the Florida Mobile Home Association, and the Seminole Chamber of Commerce. She was a past member of the board of directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She was a member of First Christian Church, Seminole. Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Fred G.; a son, Charles W. Seitz III, Brandon; a daughter, Judith M. Rooney, Seminole; a brother, Gene M. Holmes, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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  • CUELLAR, LUIS EMILIO, 84, of Tampa, died Monday (May 7, 2001). He came to Tampa in 1981. He was a civil engineer. Survivors include his wife, Angela Escobar Cuellar; six children, Enrique Cuellar, Doraluz Cuellar, Mauricio Batista, Cristina Vides and Enrique Vides, all of Miami, and Anabella Batista, Tampa; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • DILLON, REX E., 75, of Dover, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Huntington, W.Va., he came here in 1954 from Gassaway, W.Va. He was an accountant for TECO, served in the Navy during World War II, and was a member of Plant City Masonic Lodge, the Eastern Star and Sunset Heights United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Dillon; two daughters, Loretta Dillon and Judy Hernandez, both of Tampa; a sister, Jean Smerdel, Morgantown, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Haynes Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • EVERSOLL, PHILIP, 61, of Hudson, formerly of Seffner, died Friday (May 4, 2001) at home. Born in Platteville, Wis., he moved to Hudson three years ago from Seffner. He was a retired vice principal for the Hillsborough County school system and was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Amateur Radio Club, Triumph Car Club and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Leona; one son, Scott, Tampa; three daughters, Kathy Eversoll, Killeen, Texas, Janice Scatlin, Nevada, and Brenda Wood, Montfort, Wis.; two brothers, Jack, Platteville, and Robert, Bowling Green, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Spring Hill.
  • INHEN, MARJORIE, 80, of North Manchester, Ind., and a Sun City Center seasonal resident, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center. Born in Indiana, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert Inhen, North Manchester. Ambassador Mortuary Services, Oldsmar.
  • McCALLISTER, SYLVIA, 60, of Brandon, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) in Brandon. She was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and was Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband, Larry; two daughters, Carrie, Barrington, N.H., and Rhonda, Denver; three sons, James, Dover, Howard, Tunnel Hill, Ga., and Denver Paul, Seffner; a brother, Howard, Riverview; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • REUTERWALL, HELDA C., 97, of Tampa, died Monday (May 7, 2001) in Tampa. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 354, in Ossining, New York. Survivors include a son, Owen Reuterwall Jr., Temple Terrace; two daughters, Elsa Dales, Maryland, and Martha Jacobson, Arlington, Texas; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • GARCIGA, SANTIAGO, 82, of Tampa, died Monday (May 7, 2001). Born in Havana, Cuba, he came here in 1956. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maria; two sons, Jose and Jim; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ROMAN, JOSEPH ROLAND, infant son of Jose and Deana Roman, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Survivors include two brothers, Jared and Jacob Roman, both of Tampa; his maternal grandparents, Art and Flora Krueger, North Carolina; his paternal grandmother, Linda San Pedro, Tampa; his paternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Jose and Kathy Roman, Tampa; and great-grandmother, Julie Rodriguez, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • RICE, MEREDITH L., 36, of Clearwater, a native of Tampa, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was a lifelong Clearwater resident and worked for three years as a pharmacy technician at Wal-Mart in Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, David; three sons, Andrew, Clayton and Justin, all of Clearwater; and her mother, Dorothy Whitley, Largo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • RUIZ, OFELIA, 93, of Tampa, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Cuba, she was a homemaker. She was a past parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and present parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivor includes a daughter, Ofelia Abella, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • SPENCER, EUGENE, 78, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Noctor, Ky., he came to Tampa in 1967 from Cincinnati and moved to Clearwater in 1968. He worked as a general sales marketing manager and was an executive with Pillsbury. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, where he earned two Bronze Stars serving with Gen. George Patton during the invasion of North Africa and French Morocco. He was a commissioned officer in the Army Reserve and a cadet captain squadron commander at the University of Kentucky. He was a past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mollie; two daughters, Patricia Felty, Old Town, and Karen Knight, Key West; two sisters, Mabel Kimmel, Knoxville, Tenn., and Julia Halcolm, Monroe, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • TORRES, ERASMO, 35, of Plant City, died Monday (May 7, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Mexico, he came to the Tampa area in 1999 from Mexico. He was Catholic. Survivors include his parents, Gracelia and Ramiro Torres, Plant City; three sisters, Elia Nava, Maria del Rosario Torres and Irqzema Torres-Torres, all of Plant City; and six brothers, Felicano Torres, Adolfo Torres, Elpidio Torres, Nicandro Torres, Ramiro Torres and Javier Torres, all of Plant City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
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  • APOSTOLAKIS, EVRIDEKI "FRIEDA," 88, of Holiday, died Tuesday (May 8, 2001) at home. Born on the Greek island of Crete, she moved here 23 years ago from Edison, N.J. She was a homemaker and member of Cretian Society in Palm Harbor. She attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Survivors include a son, Michael G., Holiday; a daughter, Georgia Kolias, North Brunswick, N.J.; two sisters, Stella Petrakis and Georgia, both of Crete; and two grandsons. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • BROWN, EILEEN, 42, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center in New Port Richey. Born in Rockville Center, N.Y., she came here 12 years ago from Elmont, N.Y. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; her father, Michael Dolan, Port Richey; two brothers, Michael Dolan, Pawling, N.Y., and Timothy Dolan, Rockville Center, N.Y.; and a sister, Mary Caldwell, Tampa. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • CRIPPS, LESLIE D., 69, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at home. Born in Springfield, Mass., he came here 10 years ago from Windsor, Conn. He was a painting contractor and a Navy veteran. He was a life member of the Salvation Army and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Frances; two sons, Bart, Merrimack, N.H., and Bret, Agawam, Mass.; two stepsons, James O'Brien, Tolland, Conn., and Jeffrey O'Brien, Windsor, Conn.; two stepdaughters, Jacqueline Arrigo, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Jane Strend, Irvin, Calif.; two brothers, Terrence, Agawam, and Cahill, Enfield, Conn.; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • GOMEZ, ANGEL, infant son of Juan J. and Karen Gomez, of Holiday, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. In addition to his parents, survivors include two sisters, Gabriela Isabel and Arianna Nichole; paternal grandparents, Jaime and Marie Gomez, Astoria, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, Guillermina Rodriguez, Miami; three uncles, Carlos and Gustavo Gomez, Astoria, and Robert Rodriguez, Miami; two aunts, Clara Pinto, Teaneck, N.J., and Janet Rodriguez, Miami. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes and Crematory, Holiday.
  • HAMANN, CHARLES TUTTLE, 83, of Port Richey, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 15 years ago from Queens, N.Y. He was a purchaser for an aircraft company and an Army veteran. He was a member of the Tarpon Springs Moose Lodge 1429, Sons and Daughters of Ireland in New Port Richey and the Timber Oaks Civic Association. He attended St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret, Port Richey; and a sister, Mildred Bishop, San Rafael, Calif. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson.
  • HARVEY, BYARS C., 96, of Brooksville, formerly of Hudson, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Pacolet, S.C., he came to Brooksville 24 years ago from Hudson. He was a retired contractor and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, Maryland, and the Carpenters Local 132, Washington, D.C. He was a Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn McEachern, Fort Pierce, and Janice Vandecar, Pontiac, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous great great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • KITCHEN, FLORENCE M., 66, of Port Richey, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Bayonet Point Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Philadelphia, she came here 18 years ago from Worcester, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her daughter, Marianne, Port Richey; and two sisters, Margaret Coombs, Worcester, and Patricia Markey, Oneonta, N.Y. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.
  • KNELL, ROSE KRILL, 70, of Holiday, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice in Hudson. Born in Shelton, Conn., she moved here 16 years ago from Stratford, Conn., and retired as secretary of Fairfield County Clerk's Office, Fairfield, Conn. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, William H., Shelton; two daughters, Diane Gregalis, East Long Meadow, Mass., and Linda; two brothers, Stephen Krill, Summerville, S.C., and Demetri Michael Krill, Shelton; four sisters, Stella Albro, Newbury, N.H., Helen Clarke, Shelton, Anna Wilhelm, Peoria, Ariz., and Dorothy Hillman, Oxford, Conn.; and two grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • LaFLAMME, FRANCES, 81, of Hudson, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Quebec, she came here 10 years ago from Lawrence, Mass. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ronald; a daughter, Georgette TerVeen, Tewksbury, Mass.; and two grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson.
  • MALSTROM, RICHARD, 85, of Holiday, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Chicago, he came here 17 years ago from Mesa, Ariz. He was employed for 32 years with the U.S. Postal Service and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Bernice; a son, Richard, Medford, Wis.; a brother, Harold, Florissant, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • MOUROUTSOS, JAMES, 84, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor. Born in Chicopee, Mass., he came here 18 years ago from Bennington, Vt. He was a restaurant entrepreneur and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors include his wife, Joanna; three daughters, Sandra Edwards, London, Gail Demosthenous, Wilbraham, Mass., and Georgene Mouroutsos, Agawam, Mass.; six granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • ROBBINS, FRED M., 82, of Holiday, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at home. Born in Vincentown, N.J., he came here 21 years ago from Hainesport, N.J. He was a self-employed general contractor. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Holiday. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mildred C.; a son, Rick, Holiday; a daughter, Patti Hollingsworth, Roanoke, Va.; five brothers, Shreve, Ocala, Howard, Medford, N.J., Robert, Vincentown, Lee, South Hampton, N.J., and Donald, Check, Va.; two sisters, Janet Boles, Holiday, and Elizabeth Malone, Ocala; and three grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • VAN LIERE, ROGER W., 69, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at home. Born in Holland, Mich., he came here seven months ago from Clearwater. He was a sales representative for RCA and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean war. He was a member of the Community Reformed Church of Clearwater and River Ridge Presbyterian Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; two sons, Craig, Hudsonville, Mich., and Keith, Jenison, Mich.; a daughter, Janet, Boston; a brother, Eugene, Holland; two sisters, Joyce Zylstra, Coopersville, Mich., and Ruth Van Wyk, Lansing, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • WILSON, EDWIN S., 86, of Holiday, died Thursday (May 3, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Long Island, N.Y., he came here 24 years ago from Bernardsville, N.J. He was owner and operator of Wilson's Taxi in Bernardsville for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 2284. Survivors include his wife, Laura; three daughters, Loretta Herborn, Bricktown, N.J., Joyce McPherson, Bergenfield, N.J., and Audrey Couture, Coventry, R.I.; two brothers, Lester, Morristown, N.J., and Robert, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • WINDHAM, JAMES R., 78, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at home. Born in Timmonsville, S.C., he came here 49 years ago from Plant City. He was employed as foreman at the Mitchell Ranch and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Odessa Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ora Lee; a son, Ray, Spring Hill; a daughter, Sandy Harring, Lakeland; a brother, Bill, Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Annie Lou Dority, Timmonsville; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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    Belleair Bluffs

    • BUCHAK, ELIZABETH, 89, of Belleair Bluffs, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Tecumseh, Neb., and came here in 1970 from Taiwan. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clearwater and Treasure Island Yacht Clubs, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Army Officer's Wife's Club. She was a world traveler and an avid bridge player. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Kirk. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • LAUBAUGH, JACK D., 76, of Belleair Bluffs, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1975 from his native Hastings, Mich., where he owned and operated Scrap Iron & Metal Co. and the Laubaugh Iron & Metal Castings Co. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He graduated from Michigan State University. He was a member of the Masonic, Elks and Moose Lodges, all in Hastings. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Inez; a son, Glenn Ford Laubaugh II, Pinellas Park; a daughter, Patricia Ann Laubaugh, Las Vegas; and a sister, Janice. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • BOWLING, LINDA "LOU," 43, of Clearwater died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1988 from her native Kenton County, Ky., and worked for a local plastics manufacturing company. Survivors include her husband, Charles "Mike"; a stepson, Craig, Florence, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Tammy, Villa Hills, Ky.; her mother, Fay Shinkle, Jacksonville; her father, Bud Shinkle, Covington, Ky.; three brothers, Wayne, Bruce and Less Shinkle; and seven grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • CAPRERA, ROSE, 84, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She came here in 1991 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Grillasca, Clearwater; a son, Frank, Vincentown, N.J.; two sisters, Katherine Piazza, Pembroke Park, and Anna De Stanfano, Selden, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
    • EVANS, JUAHN IKE, 24, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was a native of Clearwater and attended local schools. Survivors include a son, Juahn Jr., and a daughter, Jaharia Evans, both of Largo; his father, Ike, Safety Harbor; his mother, Barbara Williams, Gulfport; six brothers, Ike George, Israel Brown and Jamar and Jamayne Johnson, all of Clearwater, and Jonta and Bryan Johnson, both of Gulfport; three sisters, Felecia Evans, Clearwater, Monica Moore, St. Petersburg, and Rosa Johnson, Gulfport; his paternal grandfather, Arnold Bethune, Ocala; and his maternal grandfather, Ozell Redding, Largo. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • GIBSON, MARY P., 91, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (May 2, 2001) at Clearwater Center. She was born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., and came here in 1977 from Crofton, Md. She was a homemaker and a former church organist for Church by the Sea and Clearview United Methodist Church. She was Protestant. Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Bruce A., Zelienople, Pa., Randolph P., Clearwater, and Myron S., Palm Harbor; a daughter, Marilyn Thomas, St. Petersburg; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • GORDON, FRAN, 34, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Clearwater and graduated in 1984 from Countryside High School. She worked as a teacher's assistant at Calvin Hunsinger School, Clearwater. She was a member of Bayview Baptist Church and sang in the Harmoneer Choir. Survivors include a son, John Threatts III, and two daughters, Chyenne Frazier, Jalen Bradnam, both of Clearwater; four sisters, Wanda Carter Miami, Rose Faison, Jacksonville, Vonda Gordon, St. Petersburg, and Natashya Byrd, Clearwater; four brothers, Ronnie and Rodney Byrd and Herman Lemons III, all of Clearwater, and James Gordon III, Fort Bragg, N.C.; and a grandson. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • LESLIE, KYLE L., 41, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Rembert, S.C., and came here in 1999 from South Bend, Ind. He worked as a claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual Insurance in Tampa. Survivors include his parents, Paula A. and Gary Leslie, Mishawaka, Ind.; and a sister, Kerry L. Singleton, St. Joseph, Mich. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LOVE, EVELYN R., 86, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 5, 2001). She was born in Tennessee, came to Gainesville in 1948 and moved in 1981 to Clearwater. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and in Gainesville, she was active in church, local and state PTA groups, and the auxiliaries of the Alachua County and Florida Medical Associations. She traveled extensively with her husband when he served in the U.S. Public Health Service. Survivors include a son, Al Love, Clearwater; a daughter, Evelyn Blankenship, Beverly Hills, Fla.; five grandchildren, John Morrison, New Jersey, Natalie Randall, Casselberry, Harold Morrison, Sacramento, Calif., Chip Love, Bentonville, Ark., and Jeff Love; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • McCARTER, ROSEMARY H., 76, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. She was born in Binghamton, N.Y., and came here in 1984 from New Orleans. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Kenna Vannortwick, Clearwater; four brothers, Robert A. McCarter Jr., Tobaco, Md., Christopher McCarter, New Orleans, Mark Haines McCarter, Charlotte, N.C., and George Haines, Binghamton; and two sisters, Ann Jamieso, Charlotte, and Louise Guley, Vestal, N.Y. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • MILLER, JOSEPH E.,, of Clearwater, died Friday (May 4, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1982 from his native Chicago, where he was a manager of data services at GTE for 26 years and locally worked for 12 years for Residential Builders, Clearwater. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Marilynne; two daughters, Cari Symanski, Clearwater, and Joellyn Carmona, Dallas; a son, James, Chicago; a sister, Frances Evers, Hoffman Estates, Ill.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PAYTON, FRED, 85, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1942 from his native McIntosh. He worked 40 years as a citrus harvester for Orange Blossom Groves, Clearwater. He was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Clearwater, where he was a deacon, member of the Usher Board and Male Chorus, president of the Benevolent and Condolence Committee of the church, and a lifetime member of Clearwater Chapter of NAACP. Survivors include three stepsons, Adolph Pearson, Clearwater, Wayman Pearson, Charlotte, N.C., and Claude Pearson, Malone; two stepdaughters, Grace Speed, Clearwater, and Agnes Turner, Tampa; a brother, Isaac Payton, Clearwater; 24 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • STACEY, ELIZABETH WEBSTER, 83, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. She was born in Durham, N.C., and came here in 1976 from Gastonia, N.C., where she retired as a clerk for the Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater and the United Methodist Women. Survivors include her husband, O. Hicks; two sons, Harold L., Palm Harbor, and Larry M., St. Louis; three brothers, Reuben Webster, Sun City, Calif., Ted Webster, Georgia, and Willis Webster, Virginia; two sisters, Evelyn Upchurch, Durham, N.C., and Mildred Spransy, Washington, D.C. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • TURNER, DEBORAH, 42, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. She came here in 1960 from her native Port Chester, N.Y., and graduated in 1974 from Dunedin High School. She worked for Goodwin's Interior. She was a member of St. John's Primitive Baptist Church, Clearwater, a chairwoman for the Substance Abuse Committee, president of the North Greenwood Association and member of NAACP. Survivors include three sons, Lamon E. Jenkins, Durell D. Turner and Cordero D. Turner, her mother, Gail Turner, a brother, Cicero Smith III, her maternal grandmother, Leola Baker, and her paternal grandmother, Gussie Powell, all of Clearwater. Young's Funeral Home.

    Dunedin

    • SINGLETON, EGLAH P., 97, of Dunedin, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at home. She was born in Madison Heights, Va., and came here in 1968 from Alexandria, Va. She retired after 27 years with the U.S. Government Printing Office in Richmond, Va., and 20 years with Brown-Williamson Co., Lynchburg, Va. Survivors include a grandson, Greg. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SPARROW, SUEANN, 55, of Dunedin, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Pensacola and came here in 1986 from New York. She worked as a bookkeeper at Dunedin High School. Survivors include her husband, Walter; two daughters, Amy and Meg, and a son, Mitchell; her parents, Florence and Henry Petersen, Dunedin; six brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • WATKINS, DAVID L., 89, of Dunedin, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at home. He was born in Coal Center, Pa., and came here in 1979 from Wallingford, Pa. He retired as a schoolteacher and was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Dunedin. Survivors include his wife, Florence; a daughter, Carolyn Kearney, York, Pa.; a son, David K., Wooster, Ohio; a brother, Bob, Sauderton, Pa.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • DUCLOS, DALE E., 38, of Largo, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Vencor Hospital-St. Petersburg. He came here in 1962 from his native Annapolis, Md. He was a landscape foreman and a member of the Environmental Design Group, Norcross, Ga. He attended St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, Ryan Cronin, Tampa; three brothers, Ronald, Florida, William, Woodstock, Ga., and Thomas, New Jersey; four sisters, Peggy Duclos, Marilyn Blair and Janet Andrews, all of St. Petersburg, and Carol Prine, Bradenton. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • FUGETT, ROBERT A., 88, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in New York City, came here in 1975 and in 1995 moved to Largo. He retired as a welder for the New Jersey Public Service Gas & Electric. He was Catholic and a member of Father McVeigh Knights of Columbus Chapter 4186, Kenilworth, N.J. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy; two sons, Vincent, St. Petersburg, and John A., Kenilworth; two sisters, Alice Stanton and Elsie Fugett, both of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • GLASSMAN, CLIFFORD A., 87, of Largo, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Westminster Shores HealthCare Center, St. Petersburg. He was born in Stillwell, Ind., and came here in 1987 from Montgomery, Ala., where he retired as executive vice president and general manager for Thermal Components. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include a stepson, Donald G. Boynton, Palm Harbor; a sister, Marilyn Stombaugh, Woodruff, S.C.; and a grandson, Philip Boynton, South Bend, Ind. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • McCARNS, MYRTLE C., 93, of Largo, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at home. She was born in West Conshohocken, Pa., and came here in 1972 from North Reading, Mass. She was a homemaker and Baptist. Survivors include a brother, John Bodey Custer, Norristown, Pa. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • McDOWELL, DIANA KAY, 50, of Largo, died Friday (May 4, 2001) at home. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and came here in 1996 from Bryan, Ohio. She worked in home health care and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. She was Catholic and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. She enjoyed crafts. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Cristofolini and Tara Heyman, both of St. Joe, Ind.; her mother, Patricia Capp, Largo; her father, Wilbur McDowell, Butler, Ind.; three brothers, Michael McDowell, Springfield, Mo., Scott McDowell, Reno, Nev., and Kevin McDowell, Auburn, Ind.; two sisters, Debra Storer, Lajara, N.M., and Patty Kermicle, Verona, Wis.; her companion, Marie Jerger, Largo; two grandchildren; five nieces and six nephews. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • NOLL, LLOYD D., 67, of Largo, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at home. He was born in Colonial Park, Pa., and came here in 1995 from New Cumberland, Pa. He retired after 41 years as general inspector for American Can Co., Lemoyne, Pa. He was a member of Chapel on the Hill United Church of Christ, Seminole, the International Association of Machinists, and the American Can Retiree's Association. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; three sons, Donald L. Noll, Largo, Mark A. Ecker, Camp Hill, Pa., and Steven V. Ecker, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four daughters, Betty J. Little, Diane Egenrider and Anita M. Bishop, all of Etters, Pa., and Donna M. Sweigert, Harrisburg, Pa.; two sisters, Adeline Salinger, Largo, and Dory Hocker, Lewisberry, Pa.; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • TOUTLOFF, ROSEMARY W., 82, of Largo, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Chicago, lived in Pittsburgh, and came to Florida in the early 1960s from New Jersey. She was a high school teacher for 47 years and taught in Pittsburgh, New Jersey and Bradenton, and retired from Largo High School. She served as moderator for the past eight years of the Strokers Club at Morton Plant (SCAMP) and was a member of Pinellas County Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Frank X.; a stepson, Ernest Wolf, Denver; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Asay, Ocean Grove, N.J.; three brothers, Leslie, Martin and Miles Howard; six sisters, Agnes DeSantis, Marian Denman, Dorothy Fink, Patricia Carroll, Kathleen Ault and JoAnne Thomas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.

    Oldsmar

    • HOFFMANN, MICHAEL, 39, of Oldsmar, died Tuesday (May 8, 2001) at home. He was born in Bayshore, N.Y., and came here in 1996 from Montauk, N.Y. He was a pest control contractor. Survivors include his wife, Sonia; a daughter, Monet Hoffmann, Oldsmar; his parents, Lorraine and Rolf G. Hoffmann, Seminole; two brotehrs, Robert A. Swetnicki, Seminole, and Mark Hoffmann, Lake Villa, Ill.; and his paternal grandmother, Frieda Hoffmann of Germany. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Palm Harbor

    • DOMBROSKI, CYNTHIA A., 65, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Mease CountrysideHospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Northfield, Conn., and came here in 1980 from Danbury, Conn. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Elliott; two sons, Kurt Steven, Palm Harbor, and Mark Elliott, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Brenda Edsell, Largo, and Arlene Dombroski, Dunedin; and five grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • REYNARD, ANNABELLE, 87, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Harborside Healthcare, Palm Harbor. She was born in Springfield, Mass., and came here in 1984 from Miami. She was a homemaker and member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a son, James A. Jr., and a daughter, Pat Gosnell, both of Palm Harbor; three grandchildren, Kim Miller and Jaime and Susie Reynard; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • FALLON, ROWLEY ABBOT, 80, of Seminole, died Wednesday (April 18, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Boston and came here in 1986 from Chicago, where he retired as vice president of Strombecker Toy Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was an Episcopalian and a member of Seminole Lakes Country Club and Augustus Ruser Jr. American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach. Survivors include two sisters, Genevieve Smith, Treasure Island, and Shirley Mosselyn, Richmond, Va.; and a brother, Kenneth P. Fallon, Quincy, Mass. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

    Tarpon Springs

    • RANGER, GEORGE L., 67, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. He was born in Charlevoix, Mich., and came here in 1996 from Anderson, Ind., where he retired as a toolmaker for General Motors. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, Robert, St. Petersburg, and Gregory, Monrovia, Ind.; a daughter, Kimberly McConnel, Noblesville, Ind.; his mother, Lura Ranger, Safety Harbor; a brother, David, New Cumberland, Pa.; and six grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Tarpon Springs.

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  • Bay Pines
  • COLBROTH, ARTHUR, 83, of Bay Pines, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at home. Born in Conway, N.H., he came here in 1967 from New Hampshire. He was a butcher in butcher shops and hotels in New Hampshire. He was Protestant. Survivors include a niece, Paula Lord, Holiday. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.
  • Gulfport

    • SCHMIDT, JOHN WILLIAM "JACK," 79, of Gulfport, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at home. He came here in 1987 from his native St. Louis, where he retired after 38 years as a senior tax manager at Price Waterhouse. He earned a bachelor of science degree, a bachelor of arts degree and a law degree from Washington University, St. Louis. He was a certified public accountant. He was a lifetime member of the Missouri Bar. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Nan; a son, John William Jr., Gainesville; and a daughter, Deborah Lynne Schmidt, Safety Harbor. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

    Pinellas Park

    • CAMP, FELIX H., 82, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. Born in Whitesburg, Ga., he came here in 1965 from East Point, Ga., where he was a salesman for an electronics company. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Dorothy D.; a daughter, Teresa Peacock-Jektvik, Seminole; and two sisters, Genevieve "Bitsie" Newman and Isabel Lee, both of Newnan, Ga. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • HUFNAGEL, BERTHA K., 98, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1968 from New York City. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Burkhardt, Largo, and Laurence, Massapequa, N.Y.; a daughter, Doris Hewitt, Deltona; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • WRAZEN, ROY PETER, 59, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (April 30, 2001) at home. He came here in 1977 from his native Buffalo, N.Y. He was a craft worker with the Pinellas County Parks Department and a former operator of the Union 76 service station in Disston Plaza. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Carol A.; three daughters, Tracy A. Kincaid, Pinellas Park, and Suzey Q. Wrazen and Kim Marie Sanchez, both of St. Petersburg; a son, Roy Peter Jr., Anchorage, Alaska; his mother, Florence Wrazen, Clearwater; a sister, Carol Dunn, Largo; five brothers, David and Paul, both of Hamburg, N.Y., Gary, New York, George, Tennessee, and Gene, Clearwater; and three grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BECKWITH, CLARENCE A. JR., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in North Adams, Mass., he came here in 1987 from Adams, Mass. He served in the Air Force in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service. He attended Salvation Army Church. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Adams. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Marilyn; four sons, Ronald, David and Jay, all of Miami, and Thomas, North Carolina; a stepson, Scott Sausville, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Hope DePue, Missouri, and Hiedi Utsch, West Virginia; three stepdaughters, Wendy Ottavino, Bennington, Vt., Kelly Pariseau, Easthampton, Mass., and Darcy Meyers, Rock Hill, S.C.; a brother, Luke, and a sister, Judy Beckwith, both of Pittsfield, Mass.; 28 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BROWN, ULYSEE SR., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg. He came here in 1955 from his native Stockton, Ga. He was a former employee of Pinellas County schools and owner and operator of Ulysee Brown's Lawn Service. An avid gardener, he was a frequent award winner at the Pinellas County Fair for his plant displays, winning the First Premium Award and Best of Show awards several years in a row. He was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church for 46 years, where he served as president of Usher Board 1 and served on the Steward Board. He was a member of United F&AM of the World St. Mark Lodge 12. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Tereatha Mae; three daughters, Thelma Kenderick, St. Petersburg, and Bertha McKinney and Carolyn Tanksley, both of Fort Lauderdale; seven sons, Ulysee Jr., Julious, Curtis, David, Donnie and Roger, all of St. Petersburg, and Ronnie, Clearwater; 32 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • CAREY, HELEN VARGO, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Peekskill, N.Y., she came here in 1980 from Buchanan, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was active in St. Peter and Paul Greek Catholic Church in Peekskill. She was an avid gardener. Survivors include a daughter, Helen V. Conklin, St. Petersburg; two sons, John H. Vargo, Verplanck, N.Y., and Robert P. Vargo, Buchanan; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CONWAY, CATHERINE ELVIN, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Aldershot, England, she came here in 1976 from Stanfordville, N.Y. She was a former owner of a grocery store in Stanfordville. She attended Holy Cross Catholic Church and was a member of the church's Legion of Mary and Dominican Laity. Survivors include two sons, John P. Elvin, St. Petersburg, and James Elvin, Stanfordville; four daughters, Elizabeth Elvin, Lexington Park, Md., Kathleen Elvin, Manhattan, N.Y., and Margaret Elvin and Patricia McNamara-Wheelock, both of Albany, N.Y.; a sister, Maisie McCarthy, Boca Raton; and nine grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • DOWNING, RALPH, 62, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 4, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was born in Pittsburgh and was a warehouse worker. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • EVANS, LANA C. MacDONALD, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. Born in Houston, she lived here for 75 years. She was a retired beautician, having worked at the Wilson-Chase Department Store salon and elsewhere. She was a longtime member of Lakewood United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Robert H.; and a brother, Bill M. MacDonald, Brandon. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GREENE, NANCY H., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 4, 2001) at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg, of complications from carbon monoxide poisoning after a March 19 accident at her home. Born in Inverness, she came here in 1950 from Gainesville. She was a graduate of Shorter College, Rome, Ga. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, the Junior League of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Blowing Rock Country Club and the University of Florida Gator Boosters. Her late husband, Raleigh Greene Jr., was a longtime leader in business, political, civic and legal affairs on state and national levels and ran for governor as a Democrat in 1978. Survivors include three sons, Raleigh "Lee" III, St. Petersburg, Michael, Lafayette, Ala., and Mark, Tampa; two daughters, Patricia "Patty" Ann Butler, Atlanta, Mary Greene, New York City; and eight grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • JENNINGS, ROBERT G., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Born in Johnson City, N.Y., he came here in 1978 from Binghamton, N.Y. He was Pentecostal and an Army veteran of World War II. He owned and operated Mr. J's restaurants in Pinellas County. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Anna; two sons, Tom Jennings, Binghamton, and Don Hofmann, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Sharon Jennings and Karen Jennings, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Beatrice Boyd, St. Petersburg, and Helen Schmidt, Binghamton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • MANCUSO, SANDRA FAYE, 34, of Mechanicsville, Md., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) of cancer. Born in Salisbury, Md., she graduated from Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina. She also received a specialist degree in school psychology from the Citadel College of Graduate and Professional Studies in South Carolina. She was a school psychologist for St. Mary's County, Md. Survivors include her husband, Jay; her mother and her mother's husband, Jacqueline and Donald Adkins, Pinellas Park; her stepfather and stepmother, William and Pat Dennington, Kenneth City; three sisters, Brenda Kay Stevenson and Gail Lynn Yancey, both of St. Petersburg, and Kathy Sue Montgomery, Pinellas Park; a half-sister, Cassie Marie Reed, Georgetown, Del.; and her maternal grandmother and her husband, Mildred and Bill Burnett, Pinellas Park. Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, Charlotte Hall, Md.
    • POLAND, HENRY N., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Wall, N.J., he came here in 1974 from Lakewood, N.J., where he was a retired truck driver. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Baptist. Survivors include a stepson, Ronald Wright, and a nephew, Walter Newman, both of Lakewood. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • RHOADS, DR. HARMON TALLEY JR., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Tandem Health Care of St. Petersburg. Born in Hazen, Ark., he came here in 1978 from New York City. He was Lutheran and a plastic surgeon in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland. Survivors include a daughter, Victoria R. Cox, Beaverton, Ore.; a son, Dr. George A. Rhoads, Westborough, Mass.; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SALSMAN, THOMAS RANDY "SLEEPY," 47, of Garden Grove, Iowa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 27, 2001) at home. He was born in Gardena, Calif., lived in Pennsylvania as a child and later came to St. Petersburg. He was a welder. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Denise Combs, Pinellas Park; and several brothers and sisters. Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home, Leon, Iowa.
    • SCIBELLI, MARYANN A., 52, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, after a collision on Lake Seminole involving a small plane and her personal watercraft. Born in Ozone Park, N.Y., she came here in May 1998 from Wichita, Kan. She was a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and vascular technologist and was director of the ultrasound department at ProDura Technologies in St. Petersburg. She also was an ultrasound technologist at MacDill Air Force Base Hospital, Tampa. She enjoyed football, especially the Kansas City Chiefs. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Ken; a son, James R. Croker, Fort Lauderdale; a daughter, Kathryn Thompson, Arkansas; a stepson, Anthony Scibelli, Newburg, N.Y.; and a stepdaughter, Kim Michelle Scibelli, Illinois. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • THOMPSON, JOHN W. SR., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 6, 2001) at home. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and came here in 1993 from Louisville, Ky. He formerly worked for Associates Investment Co. in Toledo and the Central Acceptance Corp. in Dayton, Ohio. One of the first licensed hearing aid dealers in Ohio, he established a distributorship in Springfield, Ohio, and worked there for 35 years. He served on the board of several hearing aid dealer organizations. He was a past president of the Dayton Mecator Club. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Ohio. He was a member and Sunday school teacher at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Seminole. He was an avid bowler. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patricia "Pat"; three sons, John Jr. and Fred, both of St. Pete Beach, and James, St. Louis; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • TREADWELL, RUTH GROVES, 96, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 7, 2001) in Martinsville, Virginia. For many years she was a member of OES, Bethlehem Chapter 169, and St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jo MacDonald, Chesapeake Beach, Md.; a sister, Helen Huber Ackerman, Tallahassee; three grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WILLIAMS, MARGARET H., 76, of Hudson, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 5, 2001) at home. Born in Petersburg, Va., she moved to Hudson 47 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a housekeeper for Community Hospital of New Port Richey and was active in the Foster Parent program. She was Baptist. Survivors include four daughters, Gladys Gerritsen, Largo, Frances Williams, Hudson, Joanne Conner, Seminole, and Brenda Scroggins, New Port Richey; a sister, Lois Vaughn, Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Crematory, New Port Richey.

    South Pasadena

    • CUNNINGHAM, NANCY J., 60, of South Pasadena, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at her son's home under hospice care. She came here in 1979 from her native Chicago. She was a florist with Albertsons supermarket and was an avid bingo player. Survivors include a son, James B. Jr., St. Pete Beach; a daughter, Donna Askew, South Pasadena; two sisters, Judy Maus, Merritt Island, and Peggy Nelis, Orlando; a companion, Jack Monks, Orlando; and three grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • NORMAN, ELDON GENE, 57, of South Pasadena, died Monday (May 7, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital of melanoma complications. Born in Leon, Iowa, he came here in 1988 from Des Moines, Iowa. He was a credit manager for Nokia Corp. for eight years, retiring in 1996. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church and the U.S. Power and Sail Squadron. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Connie; a son, Scott W., St. Petersburg; three brothers, Royal, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, John, Webster City, Iowa, and Richard, Tampa; and two sisters, Phyllis Holtam, Davenport, Iowa, and Doris Fletcher, McKinney, Texas; and 13 nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
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