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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Tuesday, May 16, 2000

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

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

Citrus County Back to top

  • LERTORA, CHARLES E. JR., 91, of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (May 13, 2000). Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 28 years ago from Huntington Station, N.Y. He was a retired lawyer and member of Beverly Hills Community Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge 2522, Inverness, former president of the Civic Association of Beverly Hills, former president of the Italian-American Club, and former president of the German-American Club. Survivors include a son, Donald Lorrier, Lexington, Va.; three daughters, Lieselotte Heeschen, Beverly Hills, Evelyn Wegman, Cape Hatteras, N.C., and Marianne Marin, Lake Grove, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a companion, Lucie Poitz, Beverly Hills. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • MARKHAM, TRAVIS LEVI, 2 months, of Homosassa, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at Seven Springs Community Hospital. He was born in Inverness. Survivors include his parents, Jason L. Markham and Samantha L. Hall, Homosassa; paternal grandparents, Ben and Wendy Strickland, Homosassa; paternal grandfather, Roger Markham, Homosassa; maternal grandfather, Owen Hall, and maternal grandmother, Annette Hall, both of Homosassa; and his great-grandparents. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • RUSSELL, BERTHA MAE, 81, of Floral City, died Sunday (May 14, 2000). Born in Greenville, N.H., she came here 28 years ago from Pelham, N.H., and was a weaver for Elastic Webbing Company. She was Baptist. There are no known survivors. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • NOVAK, WALTER F., 77, of Brooksville, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. Born in Chicago, he came here 20 years ago from Elmwood Park, Ill. He was an inspector of military ordnance plants, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 69, Brooksville. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine A.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksvile.
  • SWEENEY, HAROLD W. SR., 67, of Spring Hill, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center. Born in College Point, Queens, N.Y., he came here 13 years ago from Bayshore, N.Y. He was a retired manufacturing supervisor for Fairchild Republic Aircraft. He was an Air Force and Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Diana G.; two sons, Daniel W., East Meadow, N.Y., and Harold W. Jr., Hicksville, N.Y.; four daughters, Margaret Anne Sweeney, Levittown, N.Y., Linda J. Zorne, Bethpage, N.Y., Marilyn Sweeney, Hicksville, and Wendy G. Sweeney, Spring Hill; a stepson, Scott Hartmann, Rego Park, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Debra Hartmann, Lindenhurst, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Spring Hill.
  • TAYLOR, ALICE, 68, of Brooksville, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Liverpool, England, she came here 11 years ago from England. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include a son, Andrew, Brooksville; four daughters, Colloett Morris, Jackie Sweeney and Michelle Barnes, all of England, and Alison Taylor, Brooksville; a brother, Anthony Ryan, England; two sisters, Mary Prendergs, England, and Elizabeth Littler, Brooksville; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • WAGNER, RICHARD D., 73, of Cullowhee, N.C., formerly of Brooksville, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Belleville, Pa., he moved from Brooksville three years ago to Cullowhee. He was owner and operator of Wagner Enterprises, Brooksville. He was a member of Sylva First United Methodist Church and New Beginnings Sunday School class. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne L; three sons, the Rev. Richard C., Jacksonville, the Rev. Barry L., Clermont, and Steve J., N. Lawrence, Ohio; a daughter, Richelle, J. Sampl, Cullowhee; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Melton-Riddle Funeral Home, Sylva, N.C.
  • WATT, ALAN A., 72, of Englewood Isles and Weeki Wachee, died Wednesday (May 10, 2000). Before he retired, he was president of Wiggins Teape Paper Corp. Survivors include his wife, Tula; two daughters, Lynda Olita, Centerport, N.Y., and Desiree Watt, Norwalk, Conn.; and three grandchildren. Lemon Bay Funeral Homes, Englewood.Hillsborough County
  • BARR, JOHN C., 68, of Brandon, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Miami and moved to the Tampa area in 1955. He was a retired U.S. marshal and was Protestant. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and an escaped prisoner in that war. He worked as a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy and while a marshal was assigned to school integration detail in Mississippi and to anti-war protests in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the National Streetrod Association and Rods Unlimited. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Barr, Brandon; two stepsons, Dean Mixon, Tampa, and Mark Mixon, Cocoa; a daughter, Kim Rothrock, Brandon; a stepdaughter, Cheri McLeod, Valrico; a sister, Terri Finch, Hernando County; and four grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Homes, Brandon.
  • HARRIS, CHRIS, 34, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) in St. Petersburg. Born in Cleveland, he came here in 1999. He was the owner and operator of a long-distance trucking company. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Byrnie M.; two sons, Christopher and Cory, both of Tampa; his mother and stepfather, Diane Harris and Tony Panaroski, Arizona; his father and stepmother, John N. and Linda Harris, Mentor, Ohio; five brothers, John E., Randy, Ryan and Patrick Harris, and T.A. Panaroski, all of Ohio; and three sisters, Terry, Nicki and Jennifer, Ohio. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • JOHNSON, JOE M., 77, of Thonotosassa, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home while under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Bradenton, he was a lifetime Florida resident. He was a trucker and Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Jessielene; a daughter, Sylvia Bergstrom, Dayton, Ohio; four stepdaughters, Joyce Jones, Arab, Ala., Charlotte Bristow Tallahassee, Patricia Jones, Thonotosassa, and Karen Labarba, Sanford; a son, Joel, Fayetteville, N.C; a sister, Patricia Tipton, Tampa; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • McCORMICK, SHARON KAY, 35, of Tampa, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at home. She was a Tampa native. She was a nanny. She was a member of Bayshore United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Paul D.; two sons, Eddy Tiffany and Daniel Lee McCormick, both of Tampa; a daughter, Jill Victoria Davis, Tampa; her parents, Lawrence and Virginia Farley, Tampa; two brothers, Steven K. Tiffany and David Nathan Christmas, Port St. Lucie; a stepbrother, David Allen Tiffany, Anaheim, Calif. and stepsister, Janice Marie Tiffany, Port St. Lucie. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SANSONE, MAE, 90, of Brandon, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) in Brandon. Born in New York City, she came here in 1970. She was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Anthony, Cape Coral; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SHENO, SAMUEL, 88, of Tampa, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Carrollwood Care Center. Born in Haifa, Palestine, he came here 80 years ago from Palestine. He was an automobile salesman. He was a former member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Survivors include two sons, Nissim and David, both of Tampa; a daughter, Anne S. Dickman, Tampa; a brother, Jack, Tampa; and a grandchild. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.
  • SPORTZA, LOUIS WILLIAM "WILLIE," 79, of Tampa, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at Woodbridge Nursing & Rehab Center, Tampa. Born in Hartford, Conn., he came here from Pownal, Vt., in 1985. He was a race horse trainer. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Lucy Sportza, Canada; a brother, Frank Sforza, Hampton; and two sisters, Marie Anderson, Florida, and Theresa Traficante, Pennsylvania. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • STARR, ROSALEA, 90, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Charleston, W.Va., she came here in 1946 from Dayton, Ohio. She was a real estate agent. She was a past president of Tampa Federation of Garden Circles and a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Survivors include two sons, Ramon, Tampa, and Edward, California; a sister, Ruth Eaton, Maryland; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • ZEITLIN, BERNIE, 81, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., he came here from Fort Smith, Ark., in 1960. He was the retired sales manager for Crown Windows for many years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Egypt Shrine Temple and Congregation Schaarai Zedek. Survivors include his wife, Sophia; two daughters, Rhonda Frazier and Paula Butler, both of Tampa; and two grandchildren. Beth David Chapel, Tampa.
  • Pasco County Back to top

  • GREENLEE, DARRELL FRANKLIN, 81, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Charleston, W.Va., he came here 21 years ago from Troy, Mich. He was a retired assistant vice president of sales for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad and member of Faith Lutheran Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and member of the Magnolia Valley Civic Association. Survivors include his wife, Clarine; a son, Jack, Columbus, Ga.; and a brother, Howard, Anaheim, Calif. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • HOLMES, MALCOLM G., 79, of Riverside, R.I., and New Port Richey, died Wednesday (May 10, 2000) at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in White Plains, N.Y., he lived in Riverside for 35 years and in New Port Richey for 11 years. He was a clerk in the production control department for BIF Industries. He founded the St. James the Apostle Scholarship Foundation and Golf League, New Port Richey. Survivors include a son, Gregory M., Riverside. W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside, R.I.
  • HOLMES, STEPHEN E., 45, of Holiday, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. Born in Illinois, he came here 16 years ago from Atlanta. Survivors include his wife, Deborah; and a son, Joshua, Holiday. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • RINALDI, JOSEPHINE, 83, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came here 26 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Louis; a son, Richard, Center Harbor, N.H.; a daughter, Marie Marra, Sandwich, N.H.; a brother, James Casabona, Franklin Square, Long Island; a sister, Millie Gennaro, Laconia, N.H.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • ROESER, HOWARD JOHN, 88, of Bayonet Point, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Chicago, Ill., he came here 21 years ago from Northbrook, Ill. He was owner and president of Dorie Candy and Packaging Co. and member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Michael's Council 10377, a former treasurer of St. Vincent de Paul, and a member of the Beacon Woods Golf Club. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy "Dorie;" two sons, Howard Jr. "Bud," Wheaton, Ill., and David W., White Bear Lake, Minn.; three daughters, Susanne Meyers, Northbrook, Nancy Thomas, Wheaton, and Jane Hughes, Arlington Heights, Ill.; a brother, Jack, Barrington, Ill; two sisters, Eileen Alberts, Sun City, Ariz., and Ethel Reed, Fountain Hill, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • BERG, DOROTHY H., 81, of Hudson, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. Born in Trenton, N.J., she came here 15 years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and owned C&H Maintenance Co. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a brother, Bill Holthaus, Macon, Ga. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • CLEMENT, ARTHUR JR., 73, of Holiday, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) in Tarpon Springs. Born in Lutz, he was a lifetime Florida resident. He was a mechanical contractor in the construction business. Survivors include his wife, Sue; a son, Gene, Lutz; a stepson, Albert Tiede, Holiday; three daughters, Rosemary Clement and Jolene Clement, both of Tampa, and Jeanie Lawson, Lutz; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Hayward, Jacksonville; a brother, Emele Clement, Lutz; and a sister, Dolores Marsh, Lutz. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Tampa.
  • JONES, OSCAR COY, 77, of Holiday and Cleveland, Ga., died Saturday (May 13, 2000). He retired from Inmont Corp. and Foote-Davies Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Sanders; two sons, Barry, Athens, Ga., and Stanley, Marietta, Ga.; three sisters, Estie Norris, Clarkdale, Ga., Elsie Overton, Forest Park, Ga., and Bertha Wade, La Fayette, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Davis Struempf Funeral Home, Austell, Ga.
  • MURPHY, EUGENE J., 79, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in South Fork, Pa., he came here six years ago from Dearborn Heights, Mich., and was a barber. He was Catholic. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne; a brother, Charles R., Sterling Heights, Mich; and a sister, Anna Marie Murphy, Dearborn Heights. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • PICOZZI, MARY GRACE, 94, of Hudson, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Winsdor Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, she came here five years ago from Spring Hill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • VALENTINE, MARGARET LOUISE, 89, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Hiteman, Iowa, she came here 30 years ago from East Moline, Ill., and owned Av-A-Nu Beauty Shop, Silvis, Ill. She was Baptist. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter, E. Moline, and Colonial Hills Civic Association. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; a son, Dr. Donald Valentine, Rockford, Ill.; a brother, Gene Mitchell, Cedar Falls, Iowa; a sister, Bernice McNish, Rock Springs, Wyo.; and two grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
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  • COLLETT, EVERETT L. "E.L. BUD," 78, of Belleair Bluffs, formerly of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (April 19, 2000) at home. He was born in Logansport, Ind., came here in 1941 from Indiana and lived in New Port Richey from 1969 to 1997 when he returned to Belleair. He worked 20 years for the St. Petersburg Fire Department and retired as a lieutenant. He was a chief petty officer in the Maritime Services, St. Petersburg. His memberships included Clearwater Christian Center, Masonic Lodge 139, St. Petersburg, American Legion 0135, Wamic, Ore. He was a past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Suncoast Aerie, New Port Richey, a past president of Florida state Fraternity of Eagles and a grandworthy president of Grand Aerie Foe. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Connie; a son, Richard, Largo; a sister, Margaret Childers, Peru, Ind.; a brother, William "Bill" Lauderback, Vancouver, Wash.; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren, Richard L. Collett Jr. and Christopher David Collett, both St. Petersburg; and Michele Collett, Largo; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • Clearwater

    • GANNON, THOMAS A., 51, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. He was born in Waltham, Mass., and came here recently from Massachusetts. He retired as a letter carrier after 16 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Auburndale, Mass. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Reading, Mass.; survivors include two sisters, Mary J. Clark, Clearwater, and Charlotte Dayton, New Braunfels, Texas; an aunt, Charlott Lugo-Vina, Waltham; and two nieces, Amy Clark, Clearwater, and Joanne Gannon, Texas. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • KILPATRICK, MILTON, 66, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. He was born in Potter, N.Y., and came here in 1996 from Noblesville, Ind. He worked as a customer sales representative for Kodak Corp. He attended St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and Light of Christ Catholic Church, both of Clearwater, and was a member of several clubs at On Top of the World, Clearwater, and was a past exalted ruler of the Elks in Irondequoit, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Arlene; three sons, Milt Jr., Rochester, N.Y., Steve, Indianapolis, and Chris, Zionsville, Ind.; three daughters, Deborah Cleveland and Cindy Zaso, both of Noblesville, and Shari Kehlor, Fishers, Ind.; and 15 grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Holiday Chapel.
    • McCOLLUM, MARGARET G., 81, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. She came here in 1944 from her native Columbus, Ga. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Walker, Clearwater, and Deborah Harvey; two sons, Gilbert Harvey, Fayetteville, N.C., and Thomas Glasure; a sister, Frances Preston, Macon, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MICHALAK, ARDITH, 80, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1997 from her native Toledo, Ohio. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Bruce Watson, Clearwater, Jack Watson, Hernando, and Doug Watson, Toledo; a daughter, Michelle Pierce, Sylvania, Ohio; several brothers and sisters; and 16 grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • PROPHETER, HENRY W., 82, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. He was born in Titusville, Pa., and came here in 1965 from South Carolina. He was a business owner and am Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Bethlehem Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Henry H., Clearwater; and a sister, Dorothy Kahle, Knox, Pa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • ROWE, HARVEY E., 93, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Roslindale, Mass., and came here in 1968 from Boston, where he retired after 30 years as a sales manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co. He was a Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. He was a member of Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church of Clearwater and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Boston. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ola J. Rowe. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • YOUNG, JESSIE "JAY," 75, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Leachville, Ark., and came here in 1989 from Flint, Mich., where he worked as a foreman for 30 years at General Motors Engine Plant. He owned and operated JanJay Cabinets for more than 10 years in Kailua, Kaneohe, Hawaii. He was an Army veteran of World War II with the rank of sergeant and served in the Battle of the Bulge. He was Protestant and attended Faith Family Outreach Church, Clearwater, and was a former chapter president of the Full Gospel Businessman's Fellowship, Hawaii. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Janet; four sons, Jay William and Jeffrey Carl, both of Flint, John Samuel, Reno, Nev., and Joel Kevin of Hawaii; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • CLULEY, VERA O., 95, of Dunedin, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at home. She was born in Merrill, Ore., and came here in 1991 from Sun City, Ariz. She was a registered nurse and was a member and worked for the Salvation Army. Survivors include a sister, Miriam Hunnicutt, Merrill, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • IARROBINO, JAMES V., 75, of Dunedin, died Friday (May 12, 2000) in an automobile accident on U.S. 19 in Clearwater. He was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and came here in March from Dover, Del., where he retired as a real estate broker. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Flint, Hartford, Wis.; a sister, Connie Sabatini, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th St. N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MILLER, GLADYS A., 87, of Dunedin, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She came here in 1972 from her native Morristown, N.J. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include two grandsons, Bruce, Lakeland, and Keith, Tampa. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Largo

    • BURCH, FLORENCE H., 73, a winter resident of Largo, died Monday (May 15, 2000) of Largo. She was born in Hillsborough, N.J., and came here annually from Manville, N.J. She was a homemaker and attended St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include two daughters, Georgeann Burch, Largo, and Florence Kelly, Manville,; a son, George W. Jr., Clearwater; four brothers, Harold Domitrowsky, Secaucus, N.J., Robert Domitrowsky and Norman Domitrowski, both of Manville, and Jerome Domitrowsky, Bound Brook, N.J.; three sisters, Dolores Regiec, Joyce Czaplicki and Joan Eskow, all of Manville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • DIEHL, BERNICE H., 92, of Largo, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She was born in Addison, N.Y., and came here in 1961 from Yorkville, N.Y. She was a homemaker and graduated from Meeker's Business School, Elmira, N.Y. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Largo and the United Methodist Women. Survivors include four daughters, Mary Helen Schoen, Largo, Peggie Devor, Seminole, Agnes Gifford, Apopka, and Donna Reigel, Thonotosassa; a son, Foster, Belleair; a sister, Lorraine Hryskanich, San Jose, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • HORNER, GERALDINE K., 88, of Largo, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Weedsport, N.Y., and came here in 1967 from Adams Center, N.Y. She was a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include three daughters, Christina Lucas, Largo, Shirley Nesbit, Homosassa Springs, and Aloysia Horner of Canada; two sons, Ronald Horner, Cazenovia, N.Y., and Patrick Holihan of Georgia; two sisters, Mary Brosnan, Troy, N.Y., and Jenny Adsit of Georgia; a brother, Charles, Pulaski, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Hook Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • JACKSON, BRUCE W. "BILL," 77, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, formerly of Largo, died Monday (May 1, 2000) at home after an extended illness. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, came here in 1970 from Ohio. In 1981, he moved to North Carolina and in 1989 he returned to Ohio. He worked for Gulf Oil Corp., Dayton, and was first project director of Habitat for Humanity in Brevard, N.C. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former member of Harvest Temple Church of God, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Helen Biddle; three sons, Dusty, Largo, and David and Daniel, both of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Deborah Grove, Waynesfield, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; five great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; three nieces and a nephew. Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, Ohio.
    • MILLER, CHARLES EDWARD, 78, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. He came to St. Petersburg in 1947 and moved in 1989 to Largo. He graduated from Notre Dame University and Colorado University with a degree in economics and earned a doctorate in law from Stetson University, DeLand. He worked as a trial lawyer for Fowler White, a St. Petersburg law firm. He was a combat wounded veteran of World War II and became a quadriplegic at the age of 22. He received a Purple Heart. In 1960, Gov. Leroy Collins appointed him to the Fire Control Board of Lee County. He was National Wheelchair Bowling Champion of 1986. He was a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and Pinellas PVA, Order of the Purple Heart, the Florida Bar, University of Colorado Alumni Association, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Gamma-tau and the Retired Lawyers Association. Survivors include his wife, Rini Andrus; two sons, William, St. Petersburg, and Christopher, Indiana; a daughter, Mary Fallon Miller, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • MURPHY, DELORES, 85, of Largo, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in O'Connor, Neb., and came here in 1995 from San Francisco. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Eileen Settjie of Alaska; and a nephew, William Murphy, Largo. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • PORCHENICK, SAMUEL K., 90, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg and Treasure Island, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at Pinecrest Place, Largo. He came to Florida in 1970 from his native New York City where he was a certified public accountant and owned his own firm for 45 years. He was a former member of Temple Beth-El, Clearwater, and a member of the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club for more than 25 years. Survivors include a son, Bernard, Belle Isle; a daughter, Paula Perlis, New York City; a brother, Abraham L., Mount Vernon, N.Y.; his caregiver of many years, Loise Loder; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WILSON, JUDY C., 59, of Largo, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. She came here in 1953 from her native Muskegon, Mich., and worked as secretary to the Secretary of the Chief of Staff U.S. Army in Germany. Locally, she worked at Honeywell, Largo. She was a a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include her husband, Albert; a son, Jeffrey, Largo; a daughter, Deborah Wilson Enzor, Seminole; her mother, Edith DeMolupied, New Port Richey; a brother, Martin DeMolupied, Atlanta; a sister, Sharon Mitchelson, Whitehall, Mich.; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Palm Harbor

    • GORDON, SYLVIA, 85, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare, Palm Harbor. She was born in Queens, N.Y., and came here in 1999 from New York. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Aaron, Holiday, and Steven, Island Park, N.Y.; a sister, Minnie Weintraub, Hallendale; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • HEGG, PAUL G., 83, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at home. He was born in Wild Rice, N.D., and came here several years ago from St. Paul, Minn. He worked in the water purification industry and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

    Seminole

    • MARSOLAIS, MARY HILDA, 92, of Seminole, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born in Mexico, Maine, and came here from 1967 from Worcester, Mass. She was a schoolteacher and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Ava Maria Guild of the church and the Maine Teachers Association. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Hook Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

    Tarpon Springs

    • BURGESS, MARY ALEINE, 86, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville. She was a lifelong Tarpon Springs native. She was a nurse and worked for Anclote Manor and as a private duty nurse. She was a member of Bethany Temple Church of God, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Swendsen, Trenton; a brother, W.A. Hernandez, Palm Harbor; three sisters, Myrtle Boal, New Port Richey, Bonnie Taylor, Montgomery, Ala., and Wilma Burgess, Leawood, Kan.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • HALSELL, LEON, 67, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born in Lisman, Ala., and came here in 1994 from Cincinnati. He worked in construction and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Murray; a daughter, Vanessa Foster, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a son, David, Cincinnati; a stepson, Keister Crenshaw, Tarpon Springs; three brothers, James, Ocala, and Walter D. and Willie, both of Cincinnati; a sister, Hattie Harris, Lisman; and three grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • KASTING, JOHN ELLIOTT, 23, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) in a personal watercraft accident. He was born in Clearwater and moved in 1992 with his family to Tarpon Springs. He worked for five years as a landscaper in the family business, Williams Nursery, Oldsmar. He was a member of First Christian Church of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Pam and Richard Williams, Tarpon Springs; his father, Ronald L. of Georgia; a brother, Troy, Cordova, Tenn.; his maternal grandfather, Ronald L. Elliott, Franklin, Ind.; his paternal grandparents, Pauline and John Kasting, Clearwater; and an aunt, Cathy Elliott, Franklin. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
    • KIRCHOFFER, ELEANOR M., 88, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare, Clearwater. She came here in 1994 from her native Philadelphia, where she retired as an operator after more than 30 years with Bell of Pennsylvania. She was an artist and sculptor and a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Philadelphia. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Tarpon Springs, and Philip, Somers Point, N.J.; a sister, Dorothy Baker, Northfield, N.J.; a brother, Tom Morris, Marmora, N.J.; three grandchildren, Keith Kirchoffer, Ocala, Kim Kirchoffer, Sarasota, and Elizabeth Kirchoffer, Gainesville; and two great-grandsons. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

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  • ARMEY, PAMELA S., 42, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Conneaut, Ohio, she came here in 1981 from Ashtabula, Ohio. She was a restaurant manager and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of two years, Christopher A.; five daughters, Lisa, Jamie Lynn, Jessica, Monica and Gabriele; a brother, John R. Jones, Largo; a sister, Patricia A. Layfield, Ashtabula; and two granddaughters. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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    • DAVIDSON, ROBERT E., 77, of Redington Beach, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1977 from Dunkirk, N.Y. An accomplished artist and painter, he served as associate professor and supervisor of art at University of British Columbia from 1954 to 1958 and as associate professor at State University of New York from 1959 to 1977. His work was published in magazines and books, including Art and Modern Architecture and The Church and the Fine Arts. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines, and did surgical drawings for the Army Medical Corps. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rose; three sons, Owen B., Amherst, Mass., Robert W., St. Petersburg, and Brian T., Redington Shores; a daughter, Andrea J. Farnham, Lebanon, N.H.; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BARNES, NANCY ABBIE, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Charlotte Harbor, she came here in 1946 from Boca Grand. She was a salesclerk for the Wonder Bread Store at 3301 58th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, and a member of Lealman United Methodist Church, where she taught the Fellowship Bible Class for 40 years and was a member of United Methodist Women. Survivors include two sons, Thomas H., Clearwater, and Richard L., Orange City; a daughter, Mareese Haugh, St. Petersburg; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • BULLARD, RICHARD D., 56, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. He came here in 1965 from his native Knoxville, Tenn. He was a draftsman with Rodney Parris Design Group and formerly with Montgomery Watson Engineering of Tampa for 33 years. He was a member of King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church, where he was active with church bingo and was a former deacon. He also was a volunteer with a crisis hotline. Survivors include a brother, Stephen J., Largo; a sister, Cathy Lakus, Seminole; and two aunts, Vinita Anderson and Dorothy Zircle, both of Knoxville, Tenn. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BUSCH, CATHERINE S. "TINE," 94, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Hipstedt, Germany, she came here in 1968 from Oceanside, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Garden of Peace Lutheran Church. She was a life member of Ladies Society of Plattduetsche Altenheim, Franklin Square, N.Y. Survivors include two daughters, Catherine J. "Cathy" Bideaux, St. Petersburg, and Margaret "Mickey" Hatfull, Versailles, Ky.; a sister, Wilhelmine "Willie" Waechter, St. Petersburg; several nieces and nephews; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • COLCORD, WALLACE J. JR., 69, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Ridley Park, Pa., he came here in 1934 from Erie, Pa. Locally, he was a former automobile salesman. He served in the Army from 1948 to 1950. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, William L., St. Petersburg, and Wallace J. III, Seminole; three daughters, Patricia Rast, Clearwater, Judy Colcord, St. Petersburg, and Kelly Meassick, Greensboro, N.C.; and a sister, Gloria Dunham, Lakeland; and seven grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.
    • EDWARDS, ELSIE "LITTLE ANNIE," 103, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 11, 2000). She came here in 1915 from her native Waukeenah, and was a domestic worker. Locally, she was a member of Bethel AME Church and the Usher Board. Survivors include a sister, Mable Wright, Neptune, N.J.; a niece, Ethel Mainor, St. Petersburg; five grandnieces, Julia Starling, Tampa, Barbara Dennis, Maria Scruggs and Phyllis Scott, all of St. Petersburg, and Cindy Okot, Houston; and two grandnephews, Thomas Davis, St. Petersburg, and Augustus Wimberly, Tampa. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • FISH, WILLIAM B. JR., 62, of Hampton, N.H., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Born in Seabrook, N.H., he lived here for eight years. He worked for John Cartier & Sons Construction, Seabrook, for many years and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He most recently worked in the maintenance department of Winnicunnett High School, Hampton. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Seabrook, and was an avid angler and boater. Survivors include a daughter, Billie Jean Fish, St. Petersburg; a stepson, Roland Abrams, Amesbury, Mass.; his mother, Doris M. Fish, Seabrook; two sisters, Norma L. Cartier, Seabrook, and Marjorie Porter, Kittery, Maine; his companion, JoAnn Gravel; and several nieces and nephews. Paul C. Rogers & Sons Funeral Home, Amesbury, Mass.
    • GARBY, DR. RODES CARL, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) of a heart attack. Born in Washington, D.C., he came here in 1952. A retired thoracic surgeon, he served as chief of surgery at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Anthony's Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital and was on the consulting staff at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He graduated from George Washington University and its medical school and served with the Navy Medical Corps during World War II. He did post graduate work and residency at Walter Reed Hospital and George Washington University Hospital. He was active in the area tuberculosis and lung associations and with Pinellas County Medical Association and was a board member of drug prevention and rehabilitation groups. He was a member of the Southern Thoracic Society. He was an avid scuba and free diver, and enjoyed traveling and jewelry making. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Cahoon Garby; three daughters, Martha G. Coulter, Carol E. Garby and Jean M. Garby, all of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Alan L., Richmond, and Dr. Brian M. Garby, Sarasota; a nephew, David A. Tolley, Tallahassee; a niece, Anne Tolley Rummer, Lexington, Ky.; and four grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • GERBER, WALTER, 68, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Hackensack, N.J., he came here 45 years ago from Little Ferry, N.J. He was an Army veteran and worked as a taxi driver. Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Chambliss, Montgomery, Ala., and Florence Modlemas, Dunedin; a brother, Richard, Tavares; and several nieces and nephews. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LANCASTER, LOUISE BURKE, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Shore Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She came here in 1998 from her native Atlanta, where she retired from the Cancer Control Unit of the Georgia Department of Human Resources and was a member of Roswell (Ga.) United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Morrow. Survivors include a son, Phil Jr., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Jeanne Motley, Roswell; five grandchildren, Rebecca Motley, Roswell, Phil Lancaster III, Bradenton, Anne Lancaster, Athens, Ga., and Mary and David Lancaster, both of St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LEWIS, JULIA M., 68, of Valdosta, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at South Georgia Medical Center after a short illness. Born in Ashland, Ky., she lived here from 1971 to 1988. She retired as a licensed practical nurse and was Presbyterian. Survivors include a daughter, Twyla Williams, Benson, N.C.; two sons, Noah Bair, Valdosta, and Frank Bair, Fairborn, Ohio; a sister, Florence Oller, Baltimore; two brothers, Harold Hunt, St. Petersburg, and David Hunt, Flatwoods, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta, Ga.
    • LINK, GORDON T. "GORDIE," 75, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 9, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Traverse City, Mich., he worked for Bendix Corp. as an engineering technician in metallurgy testing and quality assurance and also was vice president of Imagineering in South Bend, Ind. He also worked as a real estate agent in the St. Petersburg area. He was a graduate of Purdue University and a charter member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He was a charter member of First Unitarian Church of South Bend, a member of Bendix Male Chorus, past president of the South Bend Civic Theater and Hall of Fame inductee in 1998. He was a former choir director at Epworth Memorial United Methodist Church, South Bend, and St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg. From 1984 to 1991, he was orchestra conductor at Pasadena Community Church, a former member of St. Petersburg Adult Community Band and Selama Grotto Band and was a volunteer at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Survivors include his wife, Judy; three daughters, Lorrie Burhans, Cornell, Mich., Susan Bozzo, Elkhart, Ind., and Nancy Clark, Plano, Texas; two sisters, Louise Montgomery, San Rafael, Calif., and Carolyn Carey, Los Altos, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, Elkhart, Ind.
    • PERRY, JACQUELINE G., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. She came here in 1996 from her native New Bedford, Mass. She was a homemaker and was Episcopalian. Survivors include two sons, Ralph, Fairhaven, Mass., and Bradford, Zachary, Mass.; two daughters, Elaine T. Silva, St. Petersburg, and Jacqueline Liberty, New Bedford; a brother, George Correia, Oakland, N.J.; a sister, Muriel Dubois, New Bedford; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PORCHENICK, SAMUEL K., 90, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg and Treasure Island, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at Pinecrest Place, Largo. He came to Florida in 1970 from his native New York City where he was a certified public accountant and owner of his own firm for 45 years. He was a former member of Temple Beth-El, Clearwater. He was a member of the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club for more than 25 years. Survivors include a son, Bernard, Belle Isle; a daughter, Paula Perlis, New York City; a brother, Abraham L., Mount Vernon, N.Y.; his caregiver, Louise Loder; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PURVIS, LURLINE H., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1983 from her native New York City, where she was a graduate of City College and received a master's degree from Hunter College. She was an elementary school teacher, an assistant principal and a supervisor for the New York City Board of Education before retiring in 1979. She was a volunteer guide at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Alvin J.; a daughter, Dr. Lurline Aslanian, a sister, Norma Johnston, and two grandchildren, Molly and Len Aslanian, all of Sarasota. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • ROBINSON, RUFUS, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1947 from his native Sneads. He retired in 1994 as a foreman for St. Petersburg Municipal Services after more than 43 years and was a member of Galilee Baptist Church, where he served with the Trustee Board and as president of Usher Board 3. He was a member of Shining Light Masonic Lodge 401 and Bethlehem OES Grand Chapter, and was an associate patron of Bright Jewel OES Chapter 58. He was a member of Knights of Pythias Burney Lodge 105 and a past Joshua of Heroines of Jericho. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Hattie Mae; three sons, Lester Pittman and Calvin and Reginald Robinson, all of St. Petersburg; six daughters, Naomi R. Wilson, Clemetine Robinson, Ruthie R. James and Tameko R. Lovett, all of St. Petersburg, Edna R. Gaynor, Tampa, and Sheila R. Jones, Texas; a stepson, Larry Washington, Jacksonville; two brothers, his twin, Deacon Rubin, St. Petersburg, and Tommie, Edison, N.J.; 31 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHAEFER, VIVIAN LORAINE, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at home. Born in Flint, Mich., she came here in 1973 from Buffalo, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Thomas J., East Aurora, N.Y., and Robert R., New Port Richey; a daughter, Judith A. Panetski, Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, Donald Richards, Washington state; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHMIDT, KELLY, 56, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Wichita, Kan., she came here in 1988 from Laguna Beach, Calif. She was an admistrator at Wright's Nursing Home, Largo, for the past seven years, and was a medicaid resource counselor for the state of Florida. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. "Bob"; her father, C.C. Campbell, St. Petersburg; her mother, Becky Campbell, Laguna Beach; and a brother, Caldwell Campbell, Coto de Caza, Calif. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • SHEPARD, MARION A., 76, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., she came here in 1956 from Lanesboro, Mass. She was a homemaker and a member of North East Park Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 35 years and a member of the Ruth Bible Class and served on various committees. She was a member of China-Burma-India Veterans Association. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Wilbur "Bill"; two daughters, Deborah A. Hiller and Patricia L. Shepard, both of St. Petersburg. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WESTBROOKS, CLEO, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Tampa, she came here many years ago from Agricola. She was a cafeteria worker and a member of Bethel Community Baptist Church, where she served with the Pastors Aide Board, the B.B. Lester Choir, the Senior Usher Board and Kitchen Committee. She was a member of Rosa Royal Lodge 110 and Lula Williams Circle. Survivors include a brother, Ernest Sanders, Fort Meade; a sister, Estella Westley, Lakeland; six nephews; and two nieces. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • WILLIAMS, DON K., 76, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. Born in Keavy County, Ky., he came to Tampa in 1957 from Effington, Ill., and moved to St. Petersburg, in 1977. He retired after 20 years as a sales person with GTE Directories and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was an avid sports fan. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; a son, Glenn, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Shirley Holland, Tampa, and Donna Williams, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Foster, Louisville, Ky., and Larry, Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Imogene Helton, Dayton, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
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