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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Wednesday, May 17, 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

  • ALVEY, JOAN L., 64, of Ocala, formerly of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (May 14, 2000). Born in Augusta, Ga., she moved to Ocala from Beverly Hills four years ago and was a retired income tax preparer. She was Lutheran. She was a former member of Beverly Hills Community Church, a Beverly Hills Bowl bowling league and Beverly Hills Fishing Club. Survivors include her husband, Norman E.; three daughters, Laura Lee Scott, Gaylord, Mich., Robyn Tolstyka, Cheboygan, Mich., and Donna Bazzell, Livonia, Mich.; her mother, Laura Lothamer, Lecanto; and four grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • KEEGAN, OLGA D., 79, of Inverness, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000). Born in New York City, she came here 25 years ago from Smithtown, N.Y., and owned Olga's Taxi. She was Protestant. There are no known survivors. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • KIRBY, BOYD F., 76, of Hernando, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. Born in Beijing, he came here 13 years ago from Miami. He retired from Independent Life Insurance Co., Jacksonville, after 21 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, P. Boyd "Phil," Hernando; a sister, Virginia Parker, Tennessee; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • LOJEWSKI, CURTIS RONALD SR., 37, of Inverness, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home following a brief illness. He came here six months ago from his native St. Petersburg and was an automotive mechanic. He was Protestant. Survivors include three sons, John Thompson, Curtis R. Jr. and Richard J., all of Inverness; his father, Ronald B., Inverness; his mother, Charlotte Joseph Cannon, St. Petersburg; a brother, Scott A., St. Petersburg; two stepsisters, JoAnne Cannon and Nancy Cannon, both of St. Petersburg; and his paternal grandmother, Annie Thompson, St. Petersburg. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • McHUGH, THOMAS RICHARD, 70, of Inverness, died Monday (May 15, 2000). Born in Astoria, N.Y., he came here three years ago from Clearwater. He was a retired radio announcer in the broadcasting industry and member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Mark Phillip, Clearwater; a daughter, Karen McHugh, Inverness; and a brother, Raymond, Long Island, N.Y. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • McMICKLE, MARY M., 86, of Lecanto, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000). Born in East Coldenham, N.Y., she came here seven years ago from Port Ewen, N.Y, and was a retired school teacher for the Kingston, N.Y., school system. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, John P., Homosassa; a brother, Bernard McCabe, Hurley, N.Y.; four sisters, Frances Dobson and Catherine Cook, both of New Windsor, N.Y., Margaret Hughes, Plaistow, N.H., and Dorothy Blonde, Wallkill, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • SCHUMACHER, GRACE E., 84, of Brooksville, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. Born in St. Louis, she came here 19 years ago from Hinsdale, Ill., and was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Carl; a son, William, Alto, Mich.; two brothers, Thomas Arand and Frank Arand, andthree sisters, Lucile Girard, Dorothy Hathaway and Bonnie James, all of Missouri; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • STOJKIC, ROBERT A., 63, of Spring Hill, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at home. Born in Chicago, he came here eight years ago from Lansing, Ill. He was a retired police officer for Lansing Police Department and member of Mariner United Methodist Church, Spring Hill. He was a Marine Corps veteran and past commandant of the Marine Corps League Detachment 708, Spring Hill, a past president of the National Emergency Number Association and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Hernando Beach. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; his mother, Dorothea Stojkic, Calumet, Ill.; a brother, Thomas, Ocala; and a sister, Dorothea Alfini, Chicago. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • TODD, ROBERT H., 79, of Cape Neddick, Maine, and Spring Hill, died Wednesday (May 10, 2000) at home following a long illness. Born in York, Maine, he wintered in Spring Hill for the past 20 years. He retired as head of the industrial relations office's employment division, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H. He was a member of Cape Neddick Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was past director and past president of the York Golf and Tennis Club, past president of the York Twilight League, a member of the Maine Seniors Golf Association and the American Legion and a former member of the Southern Maine Seniors Golf Association and the American Seniors Golf Association. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Littlefield; two sons, Robert R., York, and Edward H., Abington, Mass.; a brother, Charles H. Jr., Cape Neddick; three granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. Lucas-Eaton Funeral Home, York.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • BAKER, LENA B., 103, of Tampa, died Monday (May 15, 2000). She was born in Hartwell, Ga., and moved to Tampa in 1927. She was a charter member of Riverside Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Leeottis Hall, Tampa; three sons, C.J. Baker, W. Kendall Baker and Calvin C. Baker, all of Tampa; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • CURL, BILLY G., 54, of Riverview, died Monday (May 15, 2000). He was born in South Sioux City, Neb., and has lived in the Tampa area for many years. He was an owner and operator for a trucking company. He was Baptist and a Marine veteran. Survivors include two sons, Dwayne, Land O'Lakes, and Billy, Riverview; a daughter, Cindy Gorman, Brandon; two brothers, Jerry, Lake City, and Joe, Houston; two sisters, Mary Lou Gingler, Sioux City, Iowa, and Janice Curl, Denver; and five grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • DaCOSTA, BARBARA M., 60, of Sun City Center, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at South Bay Hospital. She was born in Wilmington, Del., and moved to the Tampa area in 1990 from LaCross, Wis. She was a homemaker. She attended Prince of Peace Catholic Church and was a member of the Women's Golf Association of Sun City Center. Survivors include her husband, Wamir C.; a son, Eric John, Coral Springs; a daughter, Lisa Maria, Jackson, Wyo.; her mother, Helen Moore, Wilmington; a brother, James Moore, Dover, Del.; and two sisters, Geraldine Gontarz and Janet Grebe, both of Wilmington. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • DE LA GUARDIA, JOSE "PEPITO," 84, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Cuba and moved to Tampa in 1968. He was a custodian for Hillsborough County schools. He was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Daisy Gonzalez and Mercedes Fernandez, both of Tampa; and eight grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • EGBERT, GLADYS I., 83, of Brandon, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa. She was born in Chipley, Ga., and was a lifelong resident of Brandon. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Brandon. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Carol Williams, Luthersville, Ga.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • EHRING, CATHERINE M., 69, of Sun City Center, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at South Bay Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia and moved to the Tampa area in 1977 from Levittown, Pa. She was a retired nurse. She was a member of the Women's Guild of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles G.; three sons, Charles G., Philadelphia, John F., Coopersburg, Pa., and Gregory W., Archer; two daughters, Barbara A. Schwarz, Antioch, Tenn., and Jeannine Huffman, Clearwater; a brother, Francis Malone, Punta Gorda; a sister, Rosemary Lawall, Holland, Pa.; and 11 grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • GAUDE, KATHERYN E., 89, of Tallahassee, died Sunday (May 14, 2000). She was born in Ripley, N.Y., and moved to Lutz in 1976 from Knoxville, Tenn., where she remained until moving to Tallahassee in 1998. Survivors include a son, Bill, Knoxville; a daughter, Susan Martelli, Tallahassee; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel.
  • HERNANDEZ, ANGEL, SR., 68, of Tampa, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at his residence. He was born in Tampa. He was a retired Air Force medic and coached Northwest Little League. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; six sons, Timothy, Robert, Angel Jr., Lawrence, Daniel, and Frank, all of Tampa; a brother, Manuel, Tampa; four sisters, Carmen Quesada and Lilliana Cabrera, both of Tampa, Maria Hernandez, Fort Lauderdale, and Stella Mendola, New York; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • LYKINS, HOBERT L., 87, of Ruskin and Hazel Green, Ky., died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at South Bay Hospital. He was born in Lee City, Ky., and wintered in Ruskin since 1972. He was a retired high school principal and a member of the Board of Education in Wolfe County, Ky. He attended Community Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include two sons, Lindon, Durham, N.C., and David, Salyersville, Ky.; a daughter, Judith Flannery, Ruskin; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • MASON, JOHN R., 79, of Lutz, died Sunday (May 14, 2000). He was born in Beckley, W.Va., and moved to Tampa five years ago from Virginia. He was a member of Idlewild Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Timothy, Lynchburg, Va., and John R. Jr., Madison Heights, Va.; three daughters, Melinda A. Yates, Lutz, Karen Allen, Charlottesville, Va., and Sybil Beasley, Knightdale, N.C.; two sisters, Charlotte Gunter and Elizabeth Clay, both of Beckley; and six grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • MITCHELL, IRMA E., 76, of Tampa, died Monday (May 15, 2000). She was born in Wrightsville, Ga., and moved to Tampa 42 years ago from Albany, Ga. She was a homemaker and a member of University Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Larry Mitchell, Tampa; a daughter, Beverly Norris, Birmingham, Ala.; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel.
  • NUGENT, THOMAS EDWARD, 91, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at John Knox Village Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Tampa in 1996 from Northport, N.Y. He was a buyer for Caltex Oil Co. He belonged to St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, John, Brandon, and Thomas, Oakland, Calif.; a daughter, Judy Rice, Valrico; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
  • O'NEAL, CLARENCE, 70, of Tampa, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at a local hospital. He was born in Tampa and remained a lifelong resident. He was a stevedore for International Longshoreman. He sang in the choir at Mount Zion M.B. Church. He was an employee of Florida Portland Cement Co. and was the manager of J.H. Williams Texaco Station. Survivors include a son, Clarence Jr., Triangle, Va.; two stepsons, Herman Johnson and Ricky Warren; five daughters, Linda Grant, Sandra Cargile, Belinda Williams and Sylvia Hollingshed, all of Tampa, and Kathy Spann, Triangle; four stepdaughters, Ila Collins, Sandra Weaver, Tina Hudson and Helen Williams; three sisters, Alma O'Neal, Dorothy Ball, and Mary Taylor, all of Tampa; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and five step-great-great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ROBERTSON, GERALD F., 67, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at University Carrollwood Hospital. He was born in Connecticut and moved to Tampa in 1993 from Barefoot Bay. He was a newspaper sales representative and a member of the Literacy Council. Survivors include his wife, Eva; two sons, John Witbak, Tampa, and Vernon Witbak, Colorado; a daughter, Kris Stinson, Texas; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • SAGE, DAVID M., SR., 82, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at his residence under the care of LifePath Hospice. He was born in Minneapolis and moved to Tampa five years ago from Wesley Chapel. He was a retired warehouse manager and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He belonged to the D.A.V. and Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, David Jr., Tampa, and Richard Allen, Grand Prarie, Texas; four daughters, Judith Ann Wulff, Wausau, Wis., Diane Ruth Tryon, Jacksonville, N.C., Adrienne Jean Martinez, Rowlett, Texas, and Maya Sage-Nanes, Katmandu, Nepal; a sister, Ruth Knutson, Minneapolis; and 13 grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SMITH, SALLY, 55, of Tampa, died Monday (May 15, 2000). She was born in Fort Myers and was a lifelong resident of Tampa. She was Presbyterian and was an accounting secretary. Survivors include her companion, Thomas Henning, Tampa; two sisters, Shirley Patterson, Gibsonton, and Benita Urban, Puerto Rico. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • SULLIVAN, FLORENCE DORA, 74, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) in Brandon. She was born in Duluth, Minn., and moved to Tampa from Miami in 1999. She was a restaurant hostess and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, John; a son Glen Linn, Duluth; a daughter, Carol Beck, Tampa; four brothers, Albert, Vincent, John and Frank Pitoscia, all of Duluth; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • THOMAS, OTIS, 90, of Tampa, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at a local nursing home. He was born in Lake Wales and moved to Tampa in the late 1950s. He was a retired maintenance worker. Survivors include a brother, Robert Thomas, Lake Wales. Wilson's Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • TONEY, PATRICIA ANN, 79, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was born in Terre Haute, Ind., and moved to Tampa in 1948. She was an administrative assistant at USF. She belonged to Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and was a member of Parkland Estates Garden Club. Survivors include a son, Frank J., Tampa; two daughters, Marjorie Ann Toney, Montrose, Colo., and Sharon T. Gonzalez, Sarasota; a sister, Sally Barnhart, Terre Haute, Ind.; and seven grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Homes, Tampa.
  • UNTERBERGER, JOSEPH, 58, of Tampa, died Friday (May 12, 2000) in Philadelphia. He was born in Philadelphia and moved to Tampa in 1972. He was a truck driver and was Catholic. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Diane; a son, Joseph W. Jr., Tampa; three daughters, Michele Pineda, Brandon, Dawn King, Tampa, and Johanna Elliott, Wesley Chapel; a sister, Janet Smith, Miami; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • WALSH, HARRY L., 75, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 14, 2000). He was born in Fairmont, W.Va., and moved to Tampa in 1998 from Atlanta. He was an insurance broker and was Episcopalian. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Larry Welsh, Greensburg, Pa.; a daughter, Sharon Dowdle, Westport, Conn.; and three granchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • WHITE, SARAI WYLEEN H., 79, of Tampa, died Monday (May 15, 2000). She was born in Sylacauga, Ala., and moved to Tampa in 1964 from Decatur, Ga. She was a member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Frederick F.; a son, Langfred W., Clearwater; two daughters, Lynnita Shipman, Lutz, and Brenda Smith, Fairburn, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • Pasco County Back to top

  • ADAMS, MARIE ANNE, 65, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. Born in Chicago, she came here 12 years ago from Tucson, Ariz. She was a computer operator for Pima County government in Arizona and a member of the Lutheran Church and the Ladies Moose, Illinois. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Mac; five sons, Mark E., Houston, Ernest Mac Jr., Rock Hill, S.C., Michael G. and Anton George, both of Tucson, and Bo Jangle, Zephyrhills; three daughters, Patricia S. Stoner, Charleston, S.C., Kathrin Marie Reedy, Zephyrhills, and Julie Ann Adams, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 13 grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • BARNES, RAYMOND, 81, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Dade City, died Monday (May 15, 2000). Born in Enterprise, Ala., he came to Dade City 40 years ago. He was a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector of processed foods and was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, Dade City. Survivors include a daughter, Martha Stanley, Zephyrhills; a sister, Syble Revette, Seffner; a brother, Ross, Lake Wales; and two grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • CUSUMANO, SALVATORE R. SR., 58, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Italy, he came here eight years ago from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a retail manager for a grocery store. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and president of Driftwood Village Homeowners Association. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a son, Salvatore Jr., and two daughters, Fran Zito and Vickey Bashant, all of Port Richey; his mother, Frances Cusumano, Staten Island; a brother, Joseph, Hudson; a sister, Angela Scaffidi, Staten Island; and three grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • HATTAWAY, JERRY O., 51, of Hudson, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at home. Born in Palmetto, he came here 26 years ago from Bradenton. He was a retired steel worker for Chelault Inc., Bradenton. Survivors include his wife, Joanne; four daughters, Paige Hattaway, Hudson, Danica Ignatowski, Lisa Schlemmer and Mindy Hattaway, all of Bradenton; a brother, Jimmy, Bradenton; a sister, Annie Jo Gunter, Florida; and eight grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • HERRMANN, DENE A., 22, of Hudson, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She came here 11 years ago from Monroe Township, N.J., and was a waitress. Survivors include her father, Joseph C. Herrmann, Hudson; her mother, Jeannette Petley, Hudson; maternal grandmother, Maria Dembinski, Hudson; maternal stepgrandparents, Thomas and Ellie Petley, East Brunswick, N.J.; four brothers, Joseph Herrmann III, Jacob, Edward and Thomas Petley, all of Hudson; and two sisters, Angela Herrmann and Elsie Petley, both of Hudson. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • HILL, BRIAN DOUGLAS, 52, of Port Richey, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. Born in Carlisle, Pa., he came here 25 years ago from Atlanta and was a detailer for Gulf Coast Auto Body. He was Catholic. Survivors include his parents, Alvin J. and Marilyn Hill, Port Richey; and two brothers, James, Richmond, Va., and Wayne, Derby, Kan. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • KAMPS, CHARLES E., 74, of Holiday, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 10 years ago from East Northport, N.Y. He was a retired tax accountant and Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Paradise Post 79 and the Eagles 3153. Survivors include his wife, Julie; a son, Charles, Levittown, N.Y.; three daughters, Eileen Troiano, Hampton Bays, N.Y., Diane Fallon-Green, Holiday, and Debbie Paradis, Jericho, Vt.; and nine grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • MULLIS, ELIZABETH CHRISTINE, 79, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Heartland of Zephyrhills. Born in Nichols, S.C., she came here 30 years ago from Tampa. She was a nurse and member of Assembly of God Church. She was a former member of the Zephyrhills American Legion. Survivors include a son, James T. Carter, Zephyrhills; one brother; seven sisters; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • MUZYKA, OLIVE G., 81, of New Port Richey, formerly of Crystal River, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at Richey Manor Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she came here four years ago from Crystal River. She was a secretary in the aviation industry and attended Faith Assembly UCA, New Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Richard Shiell, St. Petersburg, and William Shiell, Minneapolis; a daughter, Letitia Paquette, New Port Richey; two sisters, Dottie Foytek, Naugatuck, Conn., and Betty Kershaw, Stratford, Conn.; and five grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • MYERS, MYRON PHIL "BUD," 76, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly of Pasco County, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at home. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was a resident of Pasco County from 1981 to 1992. He served as pastor of the Tarpon Springs Branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was national president of the Society of Reproduction Engineers, a member of the National Microfilm Association, a professional certified manager, a National Management Association national board member, a Master Mason and a member of the New England Lodge 4, Worthington, Ohio, Fairfield Lodge 425, the Istroma Commandry 28, the Scottish Rite and Acacia Shrine Temple, all of Baton Rouge. Survivors include his wife, Madeline Behrendt; a son, Terry, Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter, Cheri Turner, St. Louis, Mo.; and three grandchildren. Baker Funeral Home, Baker, La.
  • PUNCHES, DONALD EUGENE, 62, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., he came here 15 years ago from Marquette, Mich. He was a commercial electrician and an Army veteran. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Vawn; three daughters, Danielle Johnson, Dade City, Renee Mills, Michigan, and Wendy St. Germaine, Minnesota; a brother, Wayne, Shelby, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • STAPLES, CLARA M., 94, of Hudson, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. Born in New Cambria, Mo., she came here 16 years ago from Muskego, Wis. She was owner and operator of Staples Seed & Feed, West Allis, Wis., and a member of First United Methodist Church, Hudson. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Hermanson, Hudson; a brother, Lester Lingo, Marceline, Mo.; a sister, Wilma Devalt, Brooksville, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • STIERLEY, MARCIA MAE COX, 77, of Port Richey, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Wichita, Kan., she came here 30 years ago from Albuquerque, N.M. She was a homemaker and member of Unity Church. Survivors include her husband, Reinhart A.; a son, Kenneth R., Houston; two daughters, Josephine Hoxsey, Farmington, N.M., and Jeanine Scherbarth, Milwaukee; two sisters, Dana Saft, Wichita, and Phyllis Ferrick, Alamosa, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, Ne Port Richey.
  • VALENTINE, MICHAEL JOHN, 72, of Clermont, formerly of New Port Richey, died Friday (May 12, 2000). Born in Cleveland, he lived in New Port Richey for 11 years before living in Mexico and Clermont. He was Protestant. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was founding member and past commander of the American Legion Frank M. Valentine Post 9, Ajijic, Mexico, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 3189, the 40 & 8 Post 1506, past vice commander of Department of Mexico, past vice commander Post of Chapala, Mexico, founder of Project Pheonix Scholarship Fund for needy Mexican children, all in Mexico, and the National Box Car Association 40 & 8. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary C.; a son, James, Tallahassee; five daughters, Linda Bryant, Clearwater, Laura Bluestone, Minneola, Jeannine Powell, New Port Richey, Carolyn Cosco, Cranberry Township, Pa., and Donna Galbreath, Longmont, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.
  • WEITERSHAUSEN, ELLA MAE, 80, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center. Born in Butler, Pa., she came here 28 years ago from Pittsburgh. She was a retired clerk for Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Co. and a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include a sister, Margaret Gray, Augusta, Ga. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
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  • ROWORTH, JOHN McCARTHY "JACK," 86, of Belleair, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Boise, Idaho, and came here in 1960 from Fort Dix, N.J., where he retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. He was a veteran of World War II. In 1940, as a member of the National Guard infantry, he was called to duty and sent to Australia where he attended officer's training school in Adelaide and later served in New Guinea. He graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church of Clearwater and the Belleair Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lucienne J.; a son, John P., Belleair; a sister, Elizabeth Roworth, Clearwater; and two grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
  • Belleair Bluffs

    • CEINSKI, MARY M., 59, of Belleair Bluffs, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at home. She was born in Olean, N.Y., and came here in 1988 from Oceanport, N.J. She worked as a data controller for Continental Insurance Co. She was a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include two sons, David J. Jr., Longwood and John K., Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Joan M. Raab, Ocean, N.J.; a sister, Carol Seaward, Largo; and six grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • MARTIN, HAROLD J., 92, of Belleair Bluffs, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Hampton, N.J., and came here in 1969 from Clinton, N.J., where he was mayor from 1962-1969 and owned and operated a furniture and appliance store. He was a Mason for 55 years. Survivors include two daughters, Marylou Dobos, Belleair Bluffs, and Bonnie Sue Ameriman, Cincinnati; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • BAKER, ANNETTE DeBONO, 76, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1939 from her native New York City. She owned Sport Island Summer Homes, a resort in St. Lawrence, N.Y., and locally she formerly owned Precision Tool & Manufacturing, Clearwater, and a citrus grove in New Port Richey. She was a Christian Scientist and a Christian Science practitioner. She was a Democratic National Committee woman in Florida during the 1960s, and in 1966 was appointed by the vice president to be a goodwill ambassador to Vietnam. She was a past president (1978-1980) and member of the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) and a member of the Fine Arts Society, the Belleair Art Center, the Democratic Women's Club and the Leading Ladies of PACT for Ruth Eckerd Hall. Survivors include a son, Robert, Clearwater; and a sister, Marion Bonczek, New Port Richey. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • BELL, ENA MILDRED, 93, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 8, 2000) at home. She was born in Westfield, Maine, and came here after she retired in 1966 as principal of Perkins School in Braintree, Mass. She formerly taught at schools in Mars Hill, Maine, and Colchester and Torrington, Conn. She graduated from Aroostook State Normal School, Presque Isle, Maine. Survivors include two brothers, Alton Bell, Randolph, Mass., and Richard Bell, Manchester, Vt.; four nephews and three nieces. Burpee-Strong Funeral Home, Rockland, Maine.
    • BONETTI, ALBERT ROBERT, 74, of Dorchester, Mass., a winter resident of Clearwater, died Monday (May 1, 2000). He was a lifelong resident of Dorchester and was a winter resident here since 1987. He retired as a first-class engineer after 27 years with Boston Edison and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a signalman first class on the troop transport General Brooks, stationed in Oran, Algeria. He was a member of VFW Post 7808. He also worked for Boston City Hospital as a stationary engineer. He was a Boy Scout leader with Troop 29, Dorchester, and coached PeeWee Hockey. He was an avid golfer and winemaker and also did wood carvings. He graduated from Peterson's School of Engineering. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn D.; three sons, Robert and William, both of Dorchester, and Steven, Plymouth, Mass.; a daughter, Janice Walsh, Plymouth; a sister, Mary Micciantuono, Spring Hill; and five grandchildren. Murphy Funeral Home, Dorchester, Mass.
    • HAMMOND, LILA E., 98, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at home. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here in 1955 from St. Marys City, Md. She retired as an operator with New York Bell Telephone Co. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church of Clearwater. Survivors include four daughters, Faith Doffermyre, Shirley Williams, Connie Groth and Virginia Cariker, all of Clearwater; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HANSON, HARRY S., 83, of Clearwater, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1979 from his native Chicago, where he worked as an elevator superintendent for Central Soya Co. He was a past president of the International Grain Elevator Superintendents Association. Survivors include his wife, Grace; a son, Dennis, Palatine, Ill.; two grandsons, Robert, Palatine, and John, North Aurora, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • HUGGETT, IVY, 92, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (May 9, 2000) at home. She was born in England and came here in 1971 from Bay Shore, N.Y. She worked as a saleswoman for Fanny Farmer's and was Protestant. There are no known survivors. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HUGLEY, EARL A., 88, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at home. He was born in Boston and came here in 1978 from Concord, Mass. He retired as a mechanical engineer for the Missile/Space Division of Raytheon. He was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels, an avid bowler, and a member of Heritage United Methodist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include a son, the Rev. Laurence E., Hastings, Mich.; a daughter, Bette L. deKoning, Taunton, Mass.; a brother, Nathan C. Jr., Columbus, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LEDERER, RON, 68, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Orange, N.J., and came here in 1977 from Harrisburg, Pa. He worked for Free-Lanz Computer Program and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Ron, Gretna, La.; two daughters, Barbara Jean Trough, Benton Ridge, Ohio, and Dawn Lederer Darlington, Lomita, Calif.; his mother, Dorothy Lederer, Clearwater; a sister, Barbara Bair, Harrisburg; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • OSWALD, JANE KATHRYN, 81, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Indianapolis and came here in 1980 from Miami, where she retired after working as a waitress many years at the Fontainbleu in Miami Beach. Previously she had worked for the Greenbriar, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. She was Protestant. Survivors include three sons, Wayne C. Kenny, St. Petersburg, Michael D. Willis, Baltimore, and Stephen P. Willis, Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Patricia Jo Wille, Apopka; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • ZWARUN, JOHN, 88, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at home. He was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1978 from Linden, N.J., where he retired as a chemical processor and dye maker. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Johanna; two daughters, Jody Soden, Englishtown, N.J., and Madelen Montello, Elizabeth, N.J.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • BARASH, BERNADETTE "BERNICE," 92, of Largo, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at home. She was born in Fairhaven, Mass., and came here in 1986 from Colorado Springs, Colo. She worked as a salesperson for Browns Pharmacy, New Bedford, Mass. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Harry, Largo, and Donald, New Bedford; a daughter, Esther, New Bedford; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • BURCH, FLORENCE H., 73, a winter resident of Largo, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. She was born in Hillsborough, N.J., and came here seasonally 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 DeVore, 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.
    • ENNIS, JOHN H. SR. "PEE WEE," 69, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Tierra Pines Health Care Center, Largo. He came to St. Petersburg in 1958 from his native Dothan, Ala., and in 1962 he moved to Largo. He retired after 24 years as an equipment operator for W.L. Cobb Construction Co., Largo. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include four sons, Thomas, Ronnie and Kenneth, all of Largo, and John H. Jr., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Janell R. Ennis, Largo, and Janet "DeDe" Robinson, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Ophelia Walls, Newark, N.J., and Flozell Grant, Dothan; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • GARBACCIO, ADO, 95, of Largo, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1971 from his native Haledon, N.J., where he owned and operated Garbaccio's Market for 23 years. He won the Senior's Bowling Championship. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Caroline; a niece, Carol Piwowar, Tujunga, Calif.; and several great-nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • ZACHMANN, GEORGE, H., 84, of Largo, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1978 from Long Island, N.Y., where he retired after 30 years as a conductor for the Long Island Railroad. He was a Navy submarine veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Masons, Largo, Masonic Lodge 53, Wantagh, N.Y., the Submarine Veterans organization, and a collector of stamps, coins and model trains. Survivors include his wife, Anita; a son, Robert, New Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Lynne and Robert Zachmann, both of Long Island. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Madeira Beach

    • JOLLY, RICHARD, 82, of Madeira Beach, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Tyrone Medical Inn. Born in West Carrollton, Ohio, he came here in 1964 from Gainesville. He retired as a mechanical engineer and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Church by the Sea, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Irene; a son, Charles R., Madeira Beach; a daughter, Lynn Jolly Read, Hobe Sound; three grandsons, Richard Jolly, Tarpon Springs, C.R. Jolly, St. Petersburg, and Rick Williams, Gainesville; and three great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    North Redington Beach

    • WALSH, JOHN ALBERT "AL," of North Redington Beach, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he was an Army veteran and retired from Florida Power Corp. Survivors include a brother, James, and two nieces, Patricia Sandwald and Eileen Watson, all of North Redington Beach. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove, N.Y.

    Pinellas Park

    • RANDOLPH, DENZIL RAY SR., 58, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Cookeville, Tenn., he came here in 1972 from Washington, D.C. He was a truck driver for Ryder Commercial Car Carriers and a member of Teamsters Local 79, Tampa. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Shirley Ann; three sons, Denzil R. Jr. and Gregory M., both of Pinellas Park, and Randy L., Plant City; his mother, Laura Elizabeth Smith, Cookeville; a brother, Jim Gibson, Detroit; three sisters, Shirley Partin, Toledo, Ohio, Barbara Taylor, Crossville, Tenn., and Judy Romansky, Pasadena, Md.; and six grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    St. Petersburg

    • BATES, DIANA "SHORTY," 32, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. A St. Petersburg native, she attended Dixie Hollins High School and was a member of Southside Tabernacle Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Tabatha Bates, St. Petersburg; her parents, Rebecca and Jessie Bates Sr., and two brothers, Antonio and Jessie Bates Jr., all of St. Petersburg; five sisters, Bertha, Stella, Debra and Angela Bates, all of St. Petersburg, and Doris Bates, Marion, Ala.; and her grandmother, Marcella Bates, Marion. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • DAVIS, DE'ANNA "DEE DEE," 25, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. A St. Petersburg native, she attended Gibbs High School and was a member of Crusade of God Evangelist Church. Survivors include three sons, Santonio Rashard Smith, Tony S. Welch and Brandon M. Welch, all of St. Petersburg; her mother and stepfather, Lillia M. and Johnny C. Grimsley, her father, Anthony Ball, five brothers, Johnny Charles Grimsley Jr., Allen Walker, Jerrard and Jarrad Briscoe, and Quenterrius Robinson, five sisters, Sherry L. Robinson, Jewelle L. Grimsley, Bonita and Latara Robinson and Shawn Burgess, her grandmothers, Jewel Davis and Annie Robinson, a grandfather, Matthew Robinson, a great-grandmother, Luenell Lilly, and her companion, Jonathan Wainwright, all of St. Petersburg. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • DIXON, FRANCES L., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Lebanon, Pa., she came here in 1979 from Philadelphia. She retired as director of nursing after 25 years with Jean's Hospital, Philadelphia, and served with the Army Nurse Corps as a first lieutenant from 1944 to 1946. She was a member of American Legion All Nurses Post 122, Bay Pines, and Seroptomists Club. She received a bachelor's degree from Temple University. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Frank; and a niece and a nephew. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • JENNINGS, TOMMY LEE SR., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Edward White Hospital's emergency room. He came here in 1925 from his native Eatonton, Ga. He was a member of Greater Grand Central Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, an usher and a member of the Trustee Board. He retired in 1990 as owner and operator of a wood dealership. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Jr., Anaheim, Calif., and Mitchell "M.J.," St. Petersburg; three daughters, Blanche Jennings, Delores Walker and Shirley Jennings, all of St. Petersburg; a stepson, Harry Lee Williams; a stepdaughter, Marvina McClain, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Katie Hillard and Mary Fulse, both of Thonotosassa; two brothers, Frank and Joseph Warren, both of St. Petersburg; and several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • KINNEY, HELEN M. "TOOTS," 88, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Dansville, N.Y., she came here in 1983 from Rochester, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, and OES, Rochester. She was a life member of VFW Post 39 Auxiliary, St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Walter; a son, Fred, and a daughter, Eleanor Harris, both of St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LAWS, ROBERT, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • 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 the University of Colorado 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, then Gov. Leroy Collins appointed him to the Fire Control Board of Lee County. He was National Wheelchair Bowling Champion of 1986 and was a member of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and its Pinellas chapter, Order of the Purple Heart, Florida Bar, University of Colorado Alumni Association, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Gamma-tau and 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.
    • NICHOLSON, ROBERTA A., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at Crest Mark at Huber Gardens. Born in Indian Hill, Ohio, she came here in 1979 from Kingston, R.I. She was a public school teacher in Indian Hill and a Presbyterian. She was a member of Alpha Chi Sorority. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Lynn H.; two sons, R. Douglas, Raymond, N.H., and William H., Laguna Niguel, Calif.; a sister, Margaret M. Flinn, Orange City; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • NUNNALLY, MARIAN TAYLOR, 95, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Westminster Shores Health Center. She came here in 1973 from her native Richmond, Va. She retired as a customer service representative for a bank and was Protestant. There are no known survivors. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • 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; three stepdaughters, Elane McCall, Debora Dandridge and Darlene Naundros, all of St. Petersburg; two brothers, his twin, Deacon Rubin, St. Petersburg, and Tommie, Edison, N.J.; four sisters, Pearl R. Wilson, St. Petersburg, Allee Robinson and Clara Williams, both of Tampa, and Iola Jackson, Detroit; 31 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • ROCHE, HENRY, 59, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000). He worked as an assembler with the Pinellas Association for Retarded Children, a kitchen worker for Captain Kosmakos Seafood House, a machine operator at Dayton Rogers and a delivery driver for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SANDERS, MICHAEL "RICK," 37, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 12, 2000) in Tampa as the result of a shooting. He came here in 1982 from his native Miami. He was owner and operator of Crab & Conch Shop. Survivors include his wife, Tonya; his mother, Sallie Mae Sanders, Miami; six brothers, John and Daryl, both of Miami, Willie, Jed and Herbert, all of Atlanta, and Wayne, Nashville, Tenn.; and a sister, Francine Fullwood, Miami. Greg Mason Funeral Home, Miami.
    • SCHNEIDER, MARIA, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 8, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. Born in Munich, Germany, she came here in 1970 from Milwaukee. She was a housekeeper for private families and a Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Albert Schweiger, and a nephew, Albert Schweiger Jr., both of Munich; and a niece, Aloisia Fait, Waakirchen, Germany. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • VERDULT, PAULINA, 96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Holland, she came here in 1985 from Costa Mesa, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include four sons, Joseph, San Clemente, Calif., William, Newport Beach, Calif., Arthur, Costa Mesa, and Gustave, Laguna Beach, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WESTBROOKS, CLEO, 89, 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 at 16th Street Middle School, St. Petersburg. For eight years, she was involved with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, formerly West Central Golden Services, and its Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Elderling Consortium and Bill Payer Program. She was a foster grandparent at Paul Stevens Center, Safety Harbor, and Melrose Elementary School, St. Petersburg. She was nominated to the Senior Hall of Fame. She was 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.
    • WUNSCH, GERHARDT A., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Pequabuck, Conn., he came here in 1983 from Plantsville, Conn. He worked for New Departure, General Motors, for 30 years and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Emma; a son, James G., Plantsville; two daughters, Jan J. Wunsch, St. Petersburg, and Jean E. Wunsch, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • YOUNG, FLORENCE M., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Sugarcreek, Ohio, she came here in 1977 from Canton, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth G. Finzer, St. Petersburg; a sister, Gladys Van Loy, Tigard, Ore.; and three grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • CLAYBROOK, DOROTHY I., 95, of Seminole, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1970 from her native Chicago, where she worked as a stenographer for 10 years with the Municipal Divorce Court. She was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church of Largo, and the Canterbury Chase Neighborhood Association, where she was an avid bridge player. Survivors include a daughter, Margie Ern, Lake City, S.C.; a son, Bob, Lansing, Ill.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

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  • JOLLY, RICHARD, 82, of Madeira Beach, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Tyrone Medical Inn. Born in West Carrollton, Ohio, he came here in 1964 from Gainesville. He retired as a mechanical engineer and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Church by the Sea, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Irene; a son, Charles R., Madeira Beach; a daughter, Lynn Jolly Read, Hobe Sound; three grandsons, Richard Jolly, Tarpon Springs, C.R. Jolly, St. Petersburg, and Rick Williams, Gainesville; and three great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • North Redington Beach

    • WALSH, JOHN ALBERT "AL," of North Redington Beach, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he was an Army veteran and retired from Florida Power Corp. Survivors include a brother, James, and two nieces, Patricia Sandwald and Eileen Watson, all of North Redington Beach. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, Glen Cove, N.Y.

    Pinellas Park

    • RANDOLPH, DENZIL RAY SR., 58, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Cookeville, Tenn., he came here in 1972 from Washington, D.C. He was a truck driver for Ryder Commercial Car Carriers and a member of Teamsters Local 79, Tampa. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Shirley Ann; three sons, Denzil R. Jr. and Gregory M., both of Pinellas Park, and Randy L., Plant City; his mother, Laura Elizabeth Smith, Cookeville; a brother, Jim Gibson, Detroit; three sisters, Shirley Partin, Toledo, Ohio, Barbara Taylor, Crossville, Tenn., and Judy Romansky, Pasadena, Md.; and six grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    St. Pete Beach

    • FELDMESSER, DR. JULIUS, 81, of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Maryland. He retired as a biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Libby; two sons, Anthony, Charlottesville, Va., and Lawrence, Fairlawn, N.J.; and two granddaughters, Emily and Jane. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    St. Petersburg

    • BATES, DIANA "SHORTY," 32, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. A St. Petersburg native, she attended Dixie Hollins High School and was a member of Southside Tabernacle Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Tabatha Bates, St. Petersburg; her parents, Rebecca and Jessie Bates Sr., and two brothers, Antonio and Jessie Bates Jr., all of St. Petersburg; five sisters, Bertha, Stella, Debra and Angela Bates, all of St. Petersburg, and Doris Bates, Marion, Ala.; and her grandmother, Marcella Bates, Marion. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • DAVIS, DE'ANNA "DEE DEE," 25, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. A St. Petersburg native, she attended Gibbs High School and was a member of Crusade of God Evangelist Church. Survivors include three sons, Santonio Rashard Smith, Tony S. Welch and Brandon M. Welch, all of St. Petersburg; her mother and stepfather, Lillia M. and Johnny C. Grimsley, her father, Anthony Ball, five brothers, Johnny Charles Grimsley Jr., Allen Walker, Jerrard and Jarrad Briscoe, and Quenterrius Robinson, five sisters, Sherry L. Robinson, Jewelle L. Grimsley, Bonita and Latara Robinson and Shawn Burgess, her grandmothers, Jewel Davis and Annie Robinson, a grandfather, Matthew Robinson, a great-grandmother, Luenell Lilly, and her companion, Jonathan Wainwright, all of St. Petersburg. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • DIXON, FRANCES L., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Lebanon, Pa., she came here in 1979 from Philadelphia. She retired as director of nursing after 25 years with Jean's Hospital, Philadelphia, and served with the Army Nurse Corps as a first lieutenant from 1944 to 1946. She was a member of American Legion All Nurses Post 122, Bay Pines, and Seroptomists Club. She received a bachelor's degree from Temple University. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Frank; and a niece and a nephew. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • JENNINGS, TOMMY LEE SR., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Edward White Hospital's emergency room. He came here in 1925 from his native Eatonton, Ga. He was a member of Greater Grand Central Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, an usher and a member of the Trustee Board. He retired in 1990 as owner and operator of a wood dealership. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Jr., Anaheim, Calif., and Mitchell "M.J.," St. Petersburg; three daughters, Blanche Jennings, Delores Walker and Shirley Jennings, all of St. Petersburg; a stepson, Harry Lee Williams; a stepdaughter, Marvina McClain, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Katie Hillard and Mary Fulse, both of Thonotosassa; two brothers, Frank and Joseph Warren, both of St. Petersburg; and several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • KINNEY, HELEN M. "TOOTS," 88, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Dansville, N.Y., she came here in 1983 from Rochester, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, and OES, Rochester. She was a life member of VFW Post 39 Auxiliary, St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Walter; a son, Fred, and a daughter, Eleanor Harris, both of St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LAWS, ROBERT, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • 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 the University of Colorado 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, then Gov. Leroy Collins appointed him to the Fire Control Board of Lee County. He was National Wheelchair Bowling Champion of 1986 and was a member of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and its Pinellas chapter, Order of the Purple Heart, Florida Bar, University of Colorado Alumni Association, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Gamma-tau and 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.
    • NICHOLSON, ROBERTA A., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at Crest Mark at Huber Gardens. Born in Indian Hill, Ohio, she came here in 1979 from Kingston, R.I. She was a public school teacher in Indian Hill and a Presbyterian. She was a member of Alpha Chi Sorority. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Lynn H.; two sons, R. Douglas, Raymond, N.H., and William H., Laguna Niguel, Calif.; a sister, Margaret M. Flinn, Orange City; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • NUNNALLY, MARIAN TAYLOR, 95, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Westminster Shores Health Center. She came here in 1973 from her native Richmond, Va. She retired as a customer service representative for a bank and was Protestant. There are no known survivors. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • 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; three stepdaughters, Elane McCall, Debora Dandridge and Darlene Naundros, all of St. Petersburg; two brothers, his twin, Deacon Rubin, St. Petersburg, and Tommie, Edison, N.J.; four sisters, Pearl R. Wilson, St. Petersburg, Allee Robinson and Clara Williams, both of Tampa, and Iola Jackson, Detroit; 31 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • ROCHE, HENRY, 59, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 2, 2000). He worked as an assembler with the Pinellas Association for Retarded Children, a kitchen worker for Captain Kosmakos Seafood House, a machine operator at Dayton Rogers and a delivery driver for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SANDERS, MICHAEL "RICK," 37, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 12, 2000) in Tampa as the result of a shooting. He came here in 1982 from his native Miami. He was owner and operator of Crab & Conch Shop. Survivors include his wife, Tonya; his mother, Sallie Mae Sanders, Miami; six brothers, John and Daryl, both of Miami, Willie, Jed and Herbert, all of Atlanta, and Wayne, Nashville, Tenn.; and a sister, Francine Fullwood, Miami. Greg Mason Funeral Home, Miami.
    • SCHNEIDER, MARIA, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 8, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. Born in Munich, Germany, she came here in 1970 from Milwaukee. She was a housekeeper for private families and a Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Albert Schweiger, and a nephew, Albert Schweiger Jr., both of Munich; and a niece, Aloisia Fait, Waakirchen, Germany. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • VERDULT, PAULINA, 96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Holland, she came here in 1985 from Costa Mesa, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include four sons, Joseph, San Clemente, Calif., William, Newport Beach, Calif., Arthur, Costa Mesa, and Gustave, Laguna Beach, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WESTBROOKS, CLEO, 89, 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 at 16th Street Middle School, St. Petersburg. For eight years, she was involved with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, formerly West Central Golden Services, and its Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Elderling Consortium and Bill Payer Program. She was a foster grandparent at Paul Stevens Center, Safety Harbor, and Melrose Elementary School, St. Petersburg. She was nominated to the Senior Hall of Fame. She was 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.
    • WUNSCH, GERHARDT A., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at home. Born in Pequabuck, Conn., he came here in 1983 from Plantsville, Conn. He worked for New Departure, General Motors, for 30 years and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Emma; a son, James G., Plantsville; two daughters, Jan J. Wunsch, St. Petersburg, and Jean E. Wunsch, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • YOUNG, FLORENCE M., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 15, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Sugarcreek, Ohio, she came here in 1977 from Canton, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth G. Finzer, St. Petersburg; a sister, Gladys Van Loy, Tigard, Ore.; and three grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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    • BOWE, LUCILLE LINDEMAN, 89, of South Pasadena, formerly of Treasure Island, died Saturday (May 13, 2000) at the Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., she came here in 1979 from Ashland, Ky., where she retired as an executive secretary after 30 years with the Ashland Oil Corp. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach, and its Christ Renews His Parish organization. She was a member of Jungle Circle Garden Club, St. Petersburg, and a past president of the Arcoiettes at Ashland Oil. Survivors include a stepson, Dr. William C. Bowe, Boynton Beach; a sister-in-law, Helen Lindeman, and a nephew, Richard Geye, both of Cleveland; and two nieces, Mary Lindeman, California, and Susan Lindeman, New Mexico. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
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