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May 22, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

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

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  • BELCHER, NORMA S., 82, of Homosassa, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home. Born in Cleveland, she came here 25 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a retired bookkeeper for St. Petersburg Junior College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Brinson, Conyers, Ga.; two sons, James W. Jr., Davie, and John Douglas, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Betty Yandle, Winter Park; and five grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • FELIX, DOROTHY, 81, of Inverness, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) in Palm Harbor. Born in St. Paul, Minn., she came here last year from Port Isabel, Texas, and was a retired registered nurse. She was Catholic. Survivors include her sister, Viola Moser, Webster, Wis.; and a niece. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • GRIMM, ANNABELLE C., 80, of Floral City, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home under the care of her nephew and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Conneaut, Ohio, she came here 12 years ago from Springfield, Ill. She was a homemaker and attended the First Assembly of God Church of Inverness. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Cliff Fry, Dunedin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • HILL, RICHARD M., 66, of Lecanto, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at the Health Center at Brentwood. Born in Saugus, Mass., he came here six years ago from Lynn, Mass. He was a self-employed construction contractor and an Army veteran. Survivors include three sons, Richard L., Ocala, Donald, Hernando, and Michael, Lynn, Mass.; a daughter, Patricia Muise, Lecanto; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • LANGFORD, RUBY LEE, 80, of Lecanto, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home. Born in Palm Harbor, she came here three years ago from Ozona and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Johnnie J. Jr.; two daughters, Alethea Leccouris, Crystal River, and Hilda Peace, Lecanto; two sisters, Lois DeBay, Tacoma, Wash., and Sue Calfas, Sausalito, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Homosassa.
  • LAVIOLETTE, DONALD J., 58, of Hernando, died Thursday (May 17, 2001) in Inverness. Born in Fall River, Mass., he moved here 11 years ago from Winter Park. He was a house painter and an Army veteran. Survivors include a brother, Richard, Attleboro, Mass. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • LEWIS, BETRAN C., 87, of Inverness, died Friday (May 18, 2001) in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Saugerties, N.Y., he came here 31 years ago from Kingston, N.Y., and was a driver and salesman for Shell Oil Co. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruth C. (Brower); a daughter, Elizabeth, Ocala; four sisters, Dorothy Kilmer, Doris Carpino and Janice Berryann, all of Kingston, N.Y., and Georganna Frost, Richmond, Va.; numerous nephews and nieces; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • MATHUSE, MAXINE L., 87, of Crystal River, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at Crystal River Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Crystal River, she was a lifelong resident of this area and was a homemaker. She was Episcopalian. Survivors include a son, Daniel, Dunnellon; a sister, Bonifay Gunter, Mango; and three grandsons. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • ROBBINS, BETTY, 97, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home under the care of her family and hospice. Born in Minsk, Russia, she came here 17 years ago from Miami, where she lived for 15 years. She was an active member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Beverly Hills, Hadassah, and the Beverly Hills Recreation Club. Survivors include a daughter, Sharlene Rubin, Dunnellon; a sister, Anna Saslow, Syracuse, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • SIEHAU, ELINOR C., 84, of Homosassa, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 26 years ago from Beacon, N.Y. She was a past member of the Homosassa Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8189 and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Daniel; two daughters, Darnelle Wettels, Ocala, and Deborah Kacur, Athens, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • THOMAS, BEATRICE FERN, 91, of Lecanto, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) under care of her family and hospice. Born in Albia, Iowa, she came here 15 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker, a charter member of the Ladies Moose Lodge 1145, St. Petersburg, member of Rebeccah's of Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include a son, Alan R., Hudson; a daughter, Wanda Beane, Lecanto; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • WARD, FLORENCE ANN, 78, of Inverness, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Hicksville, N.Y., she came here 13 years ago from Bethpage, N.Y., where she was a secretary at Bethpage High School with more than 20 years of service. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Raymond H.; a son, Jay C. Rozzi, Inverness; two daughters, Carol Cordone, Southold, N.Y., and Charlotte Weber, Bethpage; a stepson, George R. Ward, Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Andrew Heberer, Lady Lake; a sister, Mable McCarthy, North Fort Myers; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • BOSTON, ROBERT H., 65, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at Palm Bay Community Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 15 years ago from East Northport, N.Y. He was a retired firefighter for the New York City Fire Department and a Marine Corps veteran. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; four sons, John Thomas, Brookfield, Wis., Robert, Hollywood, Keith, Brentwood, Tenn., and Scott, Palm Bay; a brother, Owen, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Veronica Fitzsimmons, Spring Hill, and Sheila Wilante, Huntington, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • BRITTON, WINIFRED C., 87, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (May 18, 2001) in Brooksville. Born in Malden, Mass., she was a longtime resident of Tampa before recently coming to Brooksville. She was a department store manager. She was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Miller, Jacksonville, and Cecile Moore of Brooksville; a brother, George Palmer, Malden; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • WOHR, JEAN RUTH, 46, of Spring Hill, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she came here four years ago from Cape May Court House, N.J. She was a secretary for a law firm and member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, both in New Jersey. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Shute and Christopher Steinmetz, both of Cape May Court House; a daughter, Jamie Steinmetz, New Port Richey; her mother, Marjorie; Monroe, Maine; a brother, John Wohr, California; and a grandchild. Robert and Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill.
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  • BAXTER, VANARAH STRICKLAND, 96, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 20, 2001). Born in Clio, Ala., she came here in 1926 from Montgomery, Ala. She was an alumna of the University of Montevallo in Alabama, a member of First Presbyterian Church of Tampa, Amaryllis Garden Club and Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club. Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Tolbert B. Baxter; a son, James B. Baxter, Wesley Chapel; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • BRITTON, WINIFRED C., 87, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (May 18, 2001) in Brooksville. Born in Malden, Mass., she was a lifetime resident of Tampa before recently moving to Brooksville. She was a department store manager and was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Miller, Jacksonville, and Cecile Moore, Brooksville; a brother, George Palmer, Malden; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • BURNS, MADOLIN, 93, of Brandon, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was a homemaker and a member of Causeway Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert Henry Burns, Tampa; two daughters, Mary Helen McClamma, Tampa, and Eugenia "Jeannie" Palmer, Apollo Beach; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HENLEY, JAMES ALFORD, 44, of Homosassa, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (May 16, 2001) in Citrus County. He moved to Homosassa 11 years ago from his native Tampa. He was a tugboat captain in the Merchant Marine. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2013, Crystal River. He was Methodist. Survivors include his son, Jody J., Tampa; his father, Wilbur A. Henley, Homosassa; two brothers, Russell A. Wanamaker, Yankeetown, and Joey L., Homosassa; a sister, Pamela A. Wise, Homosassa; and two grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • PARKS, LUCILLE JANE, 76, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was a lifelong Tampa area resident. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Jack W. Parks; a daughter, Kathy Suarez, Tampa; two sons, Ronald Parks, Tampa, and Randy Parks, Orlando; and seven grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • PAUL, ROBERT HENRY, 73, of Riverview, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at University Community Hospital -- Fletcher. He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. He was a machine operator and was Southern Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Addie Paul; a daughter, Roberta A.E. Paul, Winlock, Wash.; two sons, Robert T. Paul, Riverview, and Jonathan D. Paul, Kingston Springs, Tenn.; three brothers; a sister; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • POPE, EVELYN, 69, of Brandon, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at home. Born in Akron, Ohio, she came to the Tampa area in 1980 from West Palm Beach. She was a homemaker and a member of Brandon Fellowship Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ben Pope; a daughter, Lisa R. Christianson, Valrico; a son, Michael L. Pope, Brandon; a sister, Shirley Hill, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Alvey Hill, San Diego, and Carl C. Hill, Dalton, Texas; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SAVARINO, JOHN, 94, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) in Tampa. He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. He was a barber for more than 70 years in Tampa and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Ann M. O'Connell, Holden, Mass.; a son, Jerry J. Savarino, Tampa; and three grandsons. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • YOUNG, FRED RICHARD, 42, of Plant City, died Saturday (May 19, 2001). He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident of the area. He was a machinist, co-chairman of Christian Sportsmen Fellowship and a member of Springhead Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jeannie Young; a daughter, Megan Young, Plant City; two sons, Nathan Young and Jonathan Young, both of Plant City; his mother, Allena Young, Tampa; a sister, Laura Stillwell, Tampa; and two brothers, Frank Young, Goshen, Ind., and John Young, Tampa. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
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  • CLEAPOR, ANNIE LEE, 89, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., she came here five years ago from Burlington, N.C., and was a retired teacher with the Burlington School System. She was a Presbyterian with Westminster Church. Survivors include a daughter, Anita Johnson; and a brother, Harry D. Martin, both of New Port Richey; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • CLEMENTS, JOSEPH ERNEST SR., 70, of Hudson, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at home. Born in Durham, N.C., he came here 20 years ago from Lansdowne, Pa. He was an auctioneer and owner of Clements and Sons Auctioneers. He was a Marine Corps veteran and founder of the Razzle Dazzle Reunion. He was a member of the Auxiliary Police Office, Lansdowne and Glenolder, Pa., Auxiliary Coast Guard, the American Legion, Pocono Pines, Pa., Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downingtown, Pa., Moose Lodge, Shriners and the Masons. He was the founder of Fun Sunday and the Lansdowne Business and Professional Association. Survivors include his wife, Anna; two sons, Joseph, Port Richey, and Patrick, Spring Hill; a daughter, Anna Mawhinney, Port Richey; and five grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson.
  • CURRERI, JOSEPH T., 102, of Port Richey, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Sicily, he came here 25 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a self-employed real estate broker and was a Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Julie Byrne, Basking Ridge, N.J.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • DAVIS, MARY A., 75, of Hudson, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Bogalusa, La., she came here 15 years ago from Schaumburg, Ill., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Frederick; three sons, James A., Daytona, Walter "Bud," Clearwater, and Fred A., Tampa; a brother, Paul Calderero, Elk Grove, Ill.; a sister, Helen Hrubes, North Riverside, Ill.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • DEGLER, ERMA MARY, 72, of Hudson, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice in Hudson. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she came here five years ago from there. She was a retired waitress, having worked in New York and Hudson. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, George J.; and a son, Donald D., Phoenix. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • HAMILTON, HERBERT L., 87, of Dade City, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) in Dade City. Born in Dade City, he was a lifelong resident. He retired from Lykes Pasco Packing Co. with more than 43 years of service. He was a member of and actively involved with First Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, James, Hopewell, Va., Frank, Tampa, and Jesse, Sedalia, Mo.; two daughters, Melba and Betty Sue, both of Dade City; a sister, Allie Pearl Green, Dade City; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Coleman and Ferguson Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • IMBURGIA, LAWRENCE J., 83, of Port Richey, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he came here 27 years ago from Warren, Ohio. He was the owner of a bowling alley and was an Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Joseph, New Port Richey; a daughter, Clarann Imburgia-Kunz, Port Richey; a sister, Bess Marcello, Port Richey; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • JANSEN, WILLIAM A., 82, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Albany, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Mechanicsville, Pa. He was a retired inspector for the federal government and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Rita; a brother, Henry, Homosassa; and a sister, Elizabeth Parks, Athens, N.Y. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • LAWSON, THELMA MAE, 82, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Staffordsville, Va., she came here 24 years ago from St. Petersburg and was retired from Pall Land Marine in New Port Richey. She was a Methodist. Survivors include a son, Thomas J., Aripeka; two daughters, Sande Lawson and Bonny Chamberlin, both of New Port Richey; three sisters, Nancy Kessler, Roanoke, Va., Banie Robertson, Slidell, La., and Louise Dunnett, Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SCHLEPKO, MARGARET, 79, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (May 17, 2001) at home. Born in Mahanoy Plane, Pa., she came here five years ago from Collingdale, Pa. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Joseph, New Port Richey; a brother, John Husway, King of Prussia, Pa.; two sisters, Helen Gasko, Philadelphia, and Mary Mitchell, Willow Grove, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • SOBALSKY, MARY F., 79, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 14, 2001) at home. Born in Boston, she came here 22 years ago from Derby, Conn. She was a secretary for the Board of Education in Shelton, Conn. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas L.; three sons, William Stott, Henderson, Nev., Dennis Stott, Tucson, Ariz., and Raymond Stott, Holiday; a daughter, Pamela Margait, Palm Harbor; three sisters, Anne Mueller, Clearwater, Bernadette Johanason, Mesa, Ariz., and Imedla Connely, Washington; and nine grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • STELLING, EMMA M., 90, of Port Richey, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Tandem Health Care in Bayonet Point. Born in Hoboken, N.J., she came here 28 years ago from Lodi, N.J. Survivors include a son, Lee, Port Richey; a brother, Arthur Walther, Closter, N.J.; and a granddaughter. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • TOMASKO, PHILIP M., 50, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 21, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice in Hudson. He came here 16 years ago from his native Detroit. He was an audio-visual technician with Innisbrook Resort, Tarpon Springs. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Father Loesch Council and attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include his parents, Vince and Isabel, New Port Richey; a brother, Timothy, Rochester Hills, Mich.; and a sister, Christine Purdy, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • ACKER, ROBERT P., 83, of Clearwater, died Thursday (May 17, 2001) at the Hospice Care Center of Akron, Ohio. He was born in South Bend, Ind., and came here in 1958 from Akron. He retired as a salesman for Maas Brothers, Clearwater, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Scott, Clearwater, and Robert D., Dallas; three daughters, Patty Reinoeh, Clearwater, Nancy Landals, Akron, and Sue Elliott, Wadsworth, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • BALTHAZAR, CLARENCE C., 92, of Clearwater, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and came here in 1969 from West Haven, Conn. He worked as a salesman for Unidynamics in New Haven, Conn., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic and a member of Elks Lodge 2159, Largo, DAV Chapter 11, Clearwater, a past president of the Advertising Club of New Haven and a member of the Advertising Federation of America. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Yvette; two sons, Norman, Fox Point, Wis., and Noel, Frederickson, Wash.; five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • McCARTHY, CATHERINE, 83, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. She came here in 1985 from her native New York City, where she was a hospital administrator. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Thomas; three sons, John, Clearwater, Thomas, Greensboro, N.C., and James, Denver; a daughter, Ann Alexander, Fremont, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • MILLER, GEORGE, 85, of Clearwater, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came here in 1981 from his native Detroit, where he retired as a tool and die maker. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Judy; four sons, George D. Jr., Clearwater, Paul G., New Port Richey, Richard A., Bridgewater, Pa., and Bruce E., Romeo, Mich.; a daughter, Katherine Davis, Sterling Heights, Mich.; a sister, Eleanore Ellinghausen, Roseville, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • RICHARDSON, ELSIE MAE, 59, of Clearwater, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at Harborside Healthcare, Clearwater. She came here in 1956 from her native Irvine. She was a housekeeper. Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Hill, Largo, and Leola Richardson of Florida; four brothers, Nathaniel Richardson, Clearwater, Jerome Richardson, St. Petersburg, Johnny Lee Richardson, Tampa, and Richard Howard, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • VIALE, JOSEPH A., 71, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Harborside Healthcare, Clearwater. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1983 from Anderson, Ind. He worked as a sales engineer for AMP Inc., Safety Harbor. He was an Air Force veteran. He was Catholic and a member of Pin-Mar (antique automobile club), Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Emily; two sons, James, St. Petersburg, and John, Orange Park; three daughters, Mary Viale, Clearwater, Diane Viale, St. Petersburg, and Patricia Wuest, Savannah, Ga.; and seven grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • WARREN, EMILY RITA, 84, of Clearwater died Thursday (May 17, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Cuba and came here in 1985 from Moriches, N.Y. She worked as a secretary for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Riverhead, N.Y. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and the San Franciscans Fraternity in Long Island and Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Jeannett Louise Newcomb, St. Anne, Ill.; a nephew, Kenneth Cruz, Howard Beach, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • WILKES, DEBORAH A. DOYLE, 44, of Clearwater, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at home. She came here in 1970 from her native Memphis, Tenn. She was a homemaker and owned and operated several small businesses. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Keith Jones Jr., Dunedin; her parents, Margaret and James Doyle, Belleair Beach; a brother, Jim Doyle, Largo; and a sister, Donna Murphy, Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Dunedin

    • BRAGG, BARBARA W., 65, of Dunedin, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Clearwater and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Robert; two sons, Paul, Safety Harbor, and Alan, Palm Harbor; a sister, Hellen Penfold, Clearwater; four brothers, Richard Johnson and Charles Whitehead, both of Clearwater, Warren Johnson, St. Petersburg, and Frederick Whitehead Spring Hill; and a grandson. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • CONNELL, JEANIE A., 93, of Dunedin, died Monday (May 21, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Scotland and came here in 1980 from Floral Park, N.Y. She retired as a clerk for New York Telephone Co. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Cleaver, Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • CARTER, MARY W., 87, of Largo, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home. She came here in 1925 from her native Anniston, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, John and Paul, both of Largo; a daughter, Ana Maria Carter, Indian Rocks Beach; a brother, John Wing, Washington, D.C.; a sister, Sally Wilson, Morristown, N.J.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • CLARK, THE REV. ROBERT O., 68, of Largo, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Cincinnati and came here in 1995 from Elgin, Ill., where he retired as a Nazarene minister. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, LaVonne; two daughters, Cheryl D. Hanson, New Port Richey, and Leslie A. Milne, Poplar Grove, Ill.; a son, Gregory, Madison, Wis.; eight grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • HALL, RUTH E., 80, of South Pasadena, formerly of Largo, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at home. She was born in Scranton, Pa., came to Largo in 1982 and moved to South Pasadena in 1995 from Hawley, Pa. She was a homemaker and worked four years as a court stenographer. She was a member of Pasadena Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg, and an associate member of the Church of the Isles in Indian Rocks Beach. She was a member of the St. Mark Chapter of OES in Binghamton, N.Y. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Harold G. Jr.; a son, Harold G. III, Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Alison, Treasure Island; and six grandchildren, Lisa Sanchez, Rochester, N.H., Geoffrey Hall, Beech Mountain, N.C., and Tyler Payne, Troy Payne, Jase Payne and Jacob Payne, all of Treasure Island. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • SIMMS, ALLEN J., 80, of Largo, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Boston and came here in 1986 from Wareham, Mass. He retired as a plumber for General Dynamics, Quincy, Mass., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; a son, Joseph, Sicklerville, N.J.; a daughter, Mary Dagg, Lakewood, Ohio; a brother, Edwin, Braintree, Mass.; and several grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • SWEET, HELEN E., 87, of Largo, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. She was born in Jackson County, Mich., and came here in 1979 from Michigan, where she retired as a teacher and bookkeeper. She was Methodist. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Zinck, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Maribel Patterson, Largo; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • TURPIN, CLEMENT, 81, of Largo, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and came here in 1990 from Kissimmee. He retired after 25 years as a firefighter for Stamford, Conn. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Silver Star, a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Darien, Conn. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lillian M.; a son, Clement M., Largo; five daughters, Sharon Turpin, Largo, Carol Clarke and Sheila Turpin, both of Danbury, Conn., Karin Turpin, Stamford, and Debbie Goodson, Windsor Locks, Conn.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • WIERTEL, WESLEY G., 73, of Largo, died Monday (May 21, 2001) at Palm Garden of Largo nursing home. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1990 from St. Clair, Mich. He worked as a service manager for General Motors Corp. and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; and six stepsons, Ted Kalafut, Largo, Scott McNulty, Tampa, Terry McNulty and Rich Kalafut, both of Michigan, and James Massimore and Robert Massimore, both of Pennsylvania. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • STONE, THEODORE F., 93, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Greenville, Pa., and came here in 1972 from Dearborn, Mich., where he retired as a research analyst for Ford Motor Co. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Clearwater, Kiwanis, On Top of the World DeMolay Legion of Honor and a volunteer at Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens. Survivors include his wife, Irene; a daughter, Carleen Stone Kizer, Larchmont, N.Y.; and two grandsons. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Safety Harbor

    • HOFFMAN, JOHN PAUL JR., 60, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was a native and graduated from Plant High School in Tampa. He worked as a regional sales manager for C.I.T. and for General Electric and was vice president of ITT. He served five years in the Naval Reserve and achieved the rank of petty officer. He was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church at Countryside, Clearwater, and a 32nd-degree mason and member of Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa. He enjoyed golfing, boating, gardening, scuba diving, hiking, fishing and quail hunting. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Sheila; two sons, David Paul, Safety Harbor, and John and Nita Hoffman and a sister, Betty Williams, all of Tampa. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • FINNEY, HELEN M., 87, of Seminole, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She was born in Somerset, Ky., and came here in 1990 from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She attended Bible United Methodist Church of Pinellas Park. Survivors include two daughters, Judith F. Kupersmith, Seminole, and Sharon Ferguson, Mentor, Ohio; a brother, Kenneth Lewis, and a sister, Angeline Marie Jones, both of Akron, Ohio; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • ROSER, EARL, 83, of Seminole, died Monday (May 14, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1984 from his native York, Pa., where he retired as a sales representative for RCA. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church of Seminole. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Marie; and two brothers, George, New Cumberland, Pa., and Charles, Bethesda, Md. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation Services, Seminole.

    Tarpon Springs

    • JOHANNES, KENNETH W. "KEN," 77, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born in Clintonville, Wis., and came here in 1985 from Appleton, Wis. He retired as an account representative after 30 years with Consolidated Freightways, Fox Cities, Wis. He was a member of Living Word Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lorna C.; a daughter, Sherry Lynn Little, Lutz; a son, David Lee, Montgomery, Ala.; a brother, D. Delbert, Willowick, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Kari Little and Craig Little, both of Lutz. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday

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    Gulfport

    • CHAMPION, STEVEN J., 45, of Gulfport, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home. He was a St. Petersburg native and lifelong resident. He was a 1975 graduate of Boca Ciega High School. He was a plumber for the Pinellas County School System for several years and was Methodist. He was an avid fisherman and horseshoe player. Survivors include a daughter, Stacy Lynn Champion, St. Petersburg; his parents, Julia and Gordon Champion, Gulfport; and a brother, Douglas L., Long Island, N.Y. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • MASSA, JAMES I., 81, of Gulfport, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at the Health and Rehabilitation at Dolphins' View, South Pasadena. He was born in Barton, Ohio, and came here in 1994 from Chicago, where he retired as a police officer with the Chicago Police Department after 26 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a companion, Shirley Ronstrom, Gulfport; a daughter, Darlene Swanson, Northbrook, Ill.; a son, John, Bolingbrook, Ill.; two sisters, Alice Moberg and Emily Black, both of Chicago; a brother, Robert Masa, Downers Grove, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

    Pinellas Park

    • McCLINTIC, ALBERT F., 70, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (May 17, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside. He came here in 1962 from his native Washington, D.C. He was a self-employed roofer and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Moose Lodge and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Winifred; a daughter, Sheryl McClintic, Rahway, N.J.; a brother, Clarence, and a sister, Eleanore Myers, both of Pinellas Park. Gulf Breeze Cremation and Burial Society, Largo.
    • RAGIEL, LADISLAUS "RAY," 85, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here in 1978 from Middle Village, N.Y. He was a wholesale milk delivery person for a dairy in New York. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ann; a son, Stephen, Centereach, N.Y.; three daughters, Deborah Brooks, St. Petersburg, Kathleen Kroegel, Seminole; and Carolyn Schlemmer, Bradenton; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • ALKIRE, EMILY C., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Denver, she came here in 1953 from Silver Spring, Md. She was a legal secretary for 25 years and worked for several law firms. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church where she was active in the St. Paul's Senior Citizens Club and the Women's Guild. She also worked part-time as a secretary at St. Anthony's Friary. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn A. Stewart, Kissimmee; a son, John Alkire, Williamston, S.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CUDDY, THOMAS H. JR., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 16, 2001) at home. Born in Fitchburg, Mass., he came here in 1978 from Lunenburg, Mass. He was a supervisor for Simonds Saw and Steel Co. in Fitchburg, retiring after 40 years. He was a member of St. Philip's Anglican Church in St. Petersburg, United Steel Workers of America, Simonds Veterans Association, Daniel Simonds Recreation Club, Fitchburg Turners and the Eastwood Seniors Club. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Catherine; and two brothers, Frank and Edward, both of Fitchburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • FITZGERALD, BERNARD, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at home. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he came here in 1969 from Pawtucket, R.I. He was a metal lather in the construction industry and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Holy Family Catholic Church, both in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Edna J.; a daughter, Bernice F. Connell, Montclair, N.J.; three sons, Ronald W., Pawtucket, Donald P., Lewisville, N.C., and Kevin P., Lilburn, Ga.; two sisters, Kay Woodhead, Stoney Creek, Ontario, and Helen Shipley, Ontario; three brothers, Jerry Welch, Ronald Welch and Jack Welch, all of Ontario; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • INCARDONE, JOSEPH PHILLIP, 61, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 13, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute of lung cancer. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1976 from New York City. He was an interior decorator and was formerly the resident decorator at Town Shores of Gulfport. He was the president of the People With AIDS Coalition of Tampa Bay. He was a volunteer for the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Florida International Museum and the Tampa Bay AIDS Network. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Rose and Robert Siwecki, South Pasadena; a sister, Mae Bandino, Bayonet Point; two nieces; and two nephews. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • JONES, DOLL H., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 19, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1956 from her native Byromville, Ga. She was a dietitian at Royal Nursing Home for more than 15 years. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Willie L.; a son, Ely Green, a daughter, Devern Green, a stepdaughter, Frances Walker, four grandchildren, Demetrius Green, Anitra Green, Emericianna Green and Staci L. Kostch, and seven great-grandchildren, all of St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MURPHY, MARIANNA G., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. She was born in Hampton, Va., and came here in 1988 from Statesboro, Ga. She was a retired organist and pianist. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and its Women of Missions group. Survivors include a son, Robert L. Murphy Jr., Savannah, Ga.; and a grandson, Michael Townsend, Cocoa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SMITH, JERMANI CH' QAUN, infant son of Kabrina C. Wright and Jerome B. Smith, died Thursday (May 17, 2001) in St. Petersburg. Other survivors include his maternal grandparents, Dallas and Chrissie Wright, his paternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Jerome and Lynda Smith, his paternal grandmother, Mattie Smith, and his paternal great-grandmother, Pearlie Honor, all of St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • STEELE, RAYMOND ROBERT "BOB," 69, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 20, 2001) at home. He came here in 1964 from his native Minneapolis, where he worked with the ground crew for Northwest Airlines. He played professional football briefly in the 1950s. He was an assistant manager and installer for the former Morgan Yacht. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Donna; three sons, Michael R., St. Paul, Minn., Patrick T., Lakeville, Minn., and Jeffrey A., Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; four daughters, Joni Maria McGinnis, Hampton, Minn., Sally Jo Roeckell, Chicago, and Marcy Lauren Steele and Brandy Kellen Steele, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Richard, Coon Rapids, Minn.; and nine grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • MIKULA, JOSEPH W., 86, of Treasure Island, died Friday (May 18, 2001) at home. He came here 30 years ago from his native Homestead, Pa. He was an electrical engineer for U.S. Steel Corp. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Laurette M.; two sons, Joseph and Conrad, both of Munhall, Pa.; a daughter, Sylvia Soloman, Duquesne, Pa.; a brother, Frank Mikula, Pittsburgh; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
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