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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Wednesday, May 24, 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

  • COPAS, WILLIAM HOLLAND, 61, of Inverness, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, he came to Citrus County 22 years ago from England. He retired from the Air Force as a master sergeant with 24 years of service, having served during the Vietnam War era. He was also employed by the Tampa Tribune as circulation manager with 20 years of service. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Ann" Hooper; a son, Bill, Saugerties, N.Y.; a daughter, Lisa Wall, Inverness; a brother, Bob, Foster, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • DAVIS, LONNIE "GENE," 42, of Crystal River, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Born in Leesburg, he came here 36 years ago. He was an electronics communication specialist for GTE Corp. and worked for the Gator Discount Store, Crystal River. He was a Navy veteran with 11 years of service. Survivors include a son, Aaron Keith, and a daughter, Heather Brooke Davis, both of Inverness; his parents, Lonnie and Shirley Davis, Crystal River; four brothers, Michael, Mark and Matthew Spangler, all of Crystal River, and Darell Davis, Homosassa; two sisters, Patricia Eastman, Inverness, and Glenda Reed, Ocala; and a granddaughter. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • PRENTICE, DR. STANLEY EDWARD, 87, of Far Hills, N.J., and Inverness, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a winter resident here for 11 years from Far Hills. He was a retired psychiatrist whose career spanned 41 years, having practiced in Tenafly and Englewood, N.J., serving as chief of psychiatry for Englewood Hospital. He graduated from Colgate University and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, and the New Jersey Medical Society. Survivors include his wife, Mary Gano; three sons, Dr. Charles Prentice, Inverness, Robert Prentice, Blue Jay, Calif., and John Prentice, Allentown, Pa.; a daughter, Wendy Prentice Cramer, Plano, Texas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • SMITH, FRIEDA P., 79, of Inverness, died Monday (May 22, 2000). Born in Warsaw, Ill., she came here 33 years ago from New London, Iowa, and was a retired beautician. She was Protestant. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 7641, New London. Survivors include two stepsons, Roger, Des Moines, Iowa, and Rollin, Inverness; a stepdaughter, Linda McDowell, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; a sister, Alice Lanphere, Baldwin, Wis.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • BRITTON, SHIRLEY ALICE, 65, of Spring Hill, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at home. Born in St. Louis, she came here eight years ago from Los Angeles and was a retired administrator for a manufacturing plant. She was Christian. Survivors include a daughter, Kristy Justiniano, Brooksville; two brothers, Malcolm Edward Britton Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gregory Britton, Canyon County, Calif.; a sister, Marilyn Kofron, Farmington, Mo.; and a grandchild. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • LANNEAU, BASIL R. "RAY," 72, of Ocala, formerly of Dunnellon, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. Born in Jacksonville, he came to Dunnellon 24 years ago from Hauppauge, N.Y. He was a machine shop foreman at Franklin Folding Co., Flushing, N.Y. He was a member of the Paper Box Union Local 381, Mineola, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Carol A.; a daughter, Karen Zeno, Palm Harbor; his stepmother, Helen de'Lanneau, Phoenix; two stepsisters, Ilona and Laurie, both of Phoenix; and a grandson. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Dunnellon.
  • ROUDEBUSH, CAROLYN RUTH CECILLE, 79, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at home. Born in Superior, Neb., she came here 11 years ago from Treasure Island. She was a retired co-owner of AAA Direct Mailing Services, St. Petersburg, and member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was a Women's Army Corps veteran of World War II, a charter member of the Hernando Women's Army Corps Veterans Chapter 97 and a member of the Hernando County Winding Waters Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her husband, William Vernon; two sons, Scott William and Timothy Russell; two daughters, Julaine K. Fowler and Holly Beth Michaels; and four grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • WITTER, MELVIN, 93, of High Point, Brooksville, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Castalia, Ohio, he came here 27 years ago from Lakewood, Ohio. He was a retired magazine publication salesman and member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Weeki Wachee, the Brooksville Elks Lodge, the High Point and Brookridge Bowling Leagues, the High Point Golf Club and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Blanche Holler; a son, Robert, Mentor, Ohio; a daughter, Nancy Kruski, Williamsport, Pa.; two stepsons, Edward Harkless and Larry Moore, and two stepdaughters, Norma Harkless and Eilene Moore, all of Akron, Ohio. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • COBURN, ERNEST, 65, of Tampa, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. He was born in British Columbia, and he came here in 1966 from Levittown, Pa. He was a lexigraph printer and was a member of Peninsular Christian Church. He was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Frances; two sons, Robert, Canon City, Colo., and Patrick, Tampa; four daughters, Kathleen Horn, Loveland, Colo., Patricia Reeher, Marysville, Calif., and Mary Mitchell and Cynthia Makina, both of Tampa; a sister, Irene Mullen, British Columbia; and seven grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • COUCH, MARJORIE L., 97, of Tampa, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at John Knox Village. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., and she came here in 1922. She was a homemaker and was Roman Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Ted, Temple Terrace, and Anthony, Atlanta; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Marsicano-B. Marion-Reed Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • COX, CATHERINE CROWDER M., 40, of Temple Terrace, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. She was born in Atlanta and was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, George Lewin, Homosassa; two daughters, Ginnie Martin, Tampa, and Britney C. Lewin, Homosassa; her father, Charles Crowder, Tampa; mother, Betty Crowder, Homosassa; two brothers, Brad Braswell and Kenneth Crowder, both of Tampa; and two sisters, Debra Dittebrand, Tampa, and Claudia Proft, Atlanta. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • DE SPIRITO, MARGARETTE LANORA, 76, of Tampa, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Samson, Ala., and she came here in 1950 from Sebring. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Survivors include her husband, Joe V.; a daughter, Lisa J. Crumbley, Tampa; a son, Joe V., Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Flo Swoboda, Lutz; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • HOWARD, CHRIS L., 27, of Lutz, died Thursday (May 18, 2000). He was born in Hollywood, Fla., and he came to the Tampa area in 1973. He was a certified personal trainer at Gold's Gym & Bally's Health Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Catherine Pelaez, Lutz; three brothers, Randy Baio, John Quevedo Jr. and Michael E. Quevedo; and his maternal grandmother, Lillian Miller. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • HURTADO, MARIA H., 70, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 23, 2000) at home. She was born in Cuba, and she came here in 1976 from Newburgh, N.Y. She was a seamstress and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Lupo Erasmo; a son, Juan, Tampa; five brothers, Agapito Miranda, Tampa, Efrain Miranda, New York, and Feliz Miranda, Florencio Miranda and Maximo Miranda, all of Cuba; and three sisters, Esther Miranda, Vitalia Miranda and Bienbenida Miranda, all of Cuba. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • JENKINS, RUBY L., 64, of Tampa, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Carrollwood Care Center. She was born in Atlanta, and she came here in 1997 from Ohio. She was a homemaker and was non-denominational. Survivors include three sons, Danny, Arizona, and David and Dennis, both of Tampa; two daughters, Candy Jenkins, Delaware, Ohio, and Teresa Jenkins, Ocala; her mother, Betty Garrett, Georgia; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LEWALLEN, JOSEPH CHESTER, 32, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) in San Antonio, Fla. He was born in Tampa and was a lifelong resident. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Jr. and Estaban, both of Tampa; a daughter, Samantha LeWallen, Oklahoma, mother, Annette Smith, Tampa; stepfather, Billy Price, Tennessee; grandfather, Billy Ray Price, Tampa; a brother, Billy LeWallen, Tampa; and two sisters, Betty Jean Landers, Tampa, and Sheila Meyers, South Carolina. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • MACHNIK, ROMAN JR., 71, of Tampa, died Wednesday (April 19, 2000) at University Community Hospital -- Carrollwood. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • McKIBBIN, LILLIAN S. BRADLEY, 87, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at John Knox Village Medical Center, Tampa. She was born in Tennessee, and she came here in 1972 from Lake Wales. She was a registered nurse and was a member of First Baptist Church of Tampa. She was a volunteer with the Red Cross and at John Knox Village. Survivors include two brothers, Robert Schultz and Walter Schultz, both of Tennessee; two sisters, Rebecca Sievers, Powell, Tenn., and Sarah Nelson, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Homes, Tampa.
  • MERRIETT, MARY VIRGINIA ELLIS, 78, of Tampa, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Lakeland, and she came here in 1942. She was a retired nurse for Tampa General Hospital and was a graduate of Hillsborough Community College. Survivors include three sons, Edson T., Tampa, Arthur C., Floral City, and Clayton G., Lakeland; a brother, Charles R. "Bob," Highland City; a sister, Pauline "Polly" Durrance, Fort Myers; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ROBERTSHAW, EVELINE, 92, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at home. She was born in England, and she came here a year ago from Boca Raton where she lived for 31 years. She was a homemaker and was Episcopalian. Survivors include a son, Jack, Tampa; a daughter, Delia Robertshaw, Tampa; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SCHOENIG, FRANK MAX, 79, of Valrico, died Tuesday (May 23, 2000) at Hawthorne Care Center. He was born in Cleveland, and he came to the Tampa area in 1948. He was a home builder and was Protestant. He was an Army captain in World War II. Survivors include two sons, Frank and Matthew, both of Lakeland; two daughters, Katie Pope, Valrico, and Michele Adams, Temple Terrace; a brother, Walter, Clearwater; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon
  • SNYDER, JAMES, 63, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 14, 2000) at home. He was born in New York. He was a security guard. Survivors include a son, Larry T., Selden, N.Y.; and a daughter, Penny Snyder, Hollywood, Fla. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • THACKER, HARRY REED, 60, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Pikeville, Ky. He was a construction worker. Survivor includes his wife, Nancy. Florida Mortuary Funeral, Tampa.
  • WODICKA, EMANUEL F. "WOODY," 75, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 21, 2000). He was born in New York City, and he came here in 1957 from Elmont, N.Y. He was a retired senior operations manager for National Airlines after 33 years and was a member of the Poet's Society. He was a member of American Legion, VFW and Air Force Sergeants Association. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Emil Phillip Sr., Hephzibah, Ga., and Clifford Joseph Sr., Tampa; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • Pasco County Back to top

  • BROWNING, LORETTA, 90, of Holiday, died Friday (May 19, 2000) at National Health Care Center, Hudson. Born in Clinton, Ind., she came here 34 years ago from St. Claire Shores, Mich. She was a homemaker and member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10167, Holiday, and the Women of the Moose Lodge 1614, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a son, Lloyd Eugene Williams, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Barbara Anne Williams, Onsted, Mich.; a brother, William E. Houston, Indianapolis; a sister, Phyllis Dalle Ave, Clinton; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • CRUSE, DOROTHY E., 74, of Hartford, Conn., and Port Richey, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. Born in Allendale, S.C., she was a winter resident for five years from Hartford. She was a legal secretary for Neighborhood Legal Services and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hartford. Survivors include three sons, Dennis and Victor R., both of Hartford, and Rondell, Decatur, Ga.; two sisters, Lillian Brown, Burtonsville, Md., and Catherine Woods, Hartford; and four grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • GROSS, HAZEL ANN, 76, of Hudson, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at home. She came here 20 years ago from her native Columbus, Ohio. She was a foreman for a shoe factory and member of the West Pasco Salvation Army. She was a Salvation Army soldier with 62 years of service. Survivors include her husband, Sid; two sons, Gary Click and Robert Click, both of Columbus; a brother, John Kelly, Columbus; four sisters, Gene Collins, Hudson, Dinnie Ross and Ivy Robson, both of Columbus, and Lucille Newland, Waverly, Ohio; and one granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • HAMILTON, ROSE EVELYN, 91, of Hudson, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at home. Born in Duquesne, Pa., she came here two years ago from West Mifflin, Pa., and was a food service handler for McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, Pa. She was Lutheran. Survivors include three sons, William, Fairfax, Va., Orville, Spring Hill, and Robert, Flower Mound, Texas; a daughter, Fay Urick, Hudson; a brother, Frank Newmeyer, Duquesne; three sisters, Elizabeth Kelly, Aliquippa, Pa., Edna Newmeyer, Cape Coral, and Thelma Wohl, Clairton, Pa; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • HERNDON, LEROY, 74, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at home. Born in Millstead, Ga., he came here 23 years ago from Atlanta. He was a salesman for an electronics company and member of and deacon emeritus at Seven Springs Baptist Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; two daughters, Cecile Plews, New Port Richey, and Martha Jarrard, Hampton, Ga.; a sister, Edna Murphy, Rome, Ga.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • JACOBS, BRADLEY, 49, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Brooksville Health Care Center. He came here 47 years ago from his native Toledo, Ohio. He was a self-employed block mason and associate member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hudson, and the NCOA, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Letitia M.; a daughter, Meadow Jean Jacobs, New Port Richey; seven brothers, Richard Jacobs, Bloomsburg, Pa., Lou, Ken, Jack, Donald and Carl Jacobs, all of Harrisburg, Pa., and David Sandy, Mobile, Ala.; and nine sisters, Lillian Gessner, Ruth Swenson, Sandra Ebersole, Carol Jacobs and Jo-Ann Willow, all of Harrisburg, Louella Nelson, Texas, Mildred Chadwick, Phoenix, Mary Jacobs, Hudson, and Dottie Jacobs, Elfers. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey
  • MELLOR, THELMA, 49, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at home. Born in Plant City, she was a lifelong resident of New Port Richey. She was a computer programmer and analyst with Essilor of America Inc., St. Petersburg. She was Baptist. She was a member of the Lions Club and West Pasco Soccer Association. Survivors include a son, John; her parents, James and Ora Lee Windham, New Port Richey; a brother, James R. Windham, Spring Hill; a sister, Sandy Windham, Lakeland; and three grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • SETLOCK, JOHN J. SR., 83, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in West Seneca, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Buffalo, N.Y. He was owner and operator of Setlock's Typewriter Sales & Service, West Seneca, and member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was a member of the Union Fire Co., West Seneca, and the Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Mildred H.; a son, John J. Jr., Cheektowaga, N.Y.; a daughter, Suzanne Laskowski, Cheektowaga; two sisters, Clara Phelps, West Seneca, and Theresa Fuhrmann, New Port Richey; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SZCZEPANSKI, ALBERT JOHN, 74, of San Antonio, died Friday (May 19, 2000) at Pasco Community Hospital, Dade City. He came here 13 years ago from his native Detroit. He was a retired sales manager for Pepsi Cola, Detroit, with 27 years of service, and a member of the Community United Methodist Church, San Antonio. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; five daughters, Patricia Jacques, Mount Dora, Vicki Shell, Lafayette, Ind., Karen Small, Temecula, Calif., Jeanne Stringfellow, North Port, and Gail Mason, Madison Heights, Mich.; a sister, Leona Szczepanski, Madison Heights; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • THOMAS, NATHAN, 70, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (May 18, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa. Born in Englewood, N.J., he came here 35 years ago from Vietnam. He was retired from the Army with 20 years of service, serving in both the Vietnam and Korean wars. Survivors include his wife, Simplicia; five children; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Suncoast Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • USEL, RICHARD D., 88, of Holiday, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at home. He came here 26 years ago from his native Pittsburgh. He was a truck driver and member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 402, Coraopolis, Pa., and the Teamsters Local 249, Pittsburgh. Survivors include a son, Raymond, Pittsburgh; a daughter, Joann Schollert, Cannonsburg, Pa.; two stepsons, Richard Coleman, Rogers, Ark., and John Coleman, Hayward, Wis.; a brother, Raymond, Pittsburgh; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • North Pinellas Back to top

  • CLARK, NADINE, I., 93, of Belleair Bluffs, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital. She was born in West Plains, Mo., and came here in 1971 from Evanston, Ill. She worked in the educational field as a director of curriculum and director of college-level courses. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Clearwater. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy among other organizations. Survivors include a sister, Mary Ellen Owen, Belleair Bluffs; a nephew; a great-niece; and a great-nephew. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • Clearwater

    • BUTLER, BLOSSOM E., 78, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Glendale. She was born in Chicago, and came here in 1981 from Franklin Park, Ill. She was a retired accounting clerk with Knowles Electric. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Dennis G. Butler, Glendale; and Walter B. Butler Jr., Makandah, Ill.; a brother, Donald Brooks, Lombard, Ill.; and a sister, Grayce Simmons, Slidell, La. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HALL, RAYMOND, F., 79, of Minnesota, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Lyngblomsten Care Center. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. He was the personnel director of Genesee Hospital for 34 years. He was co-president of an elementary school PTA, a Scoutmaster, and a school board president in Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Pat; two sons, Christopher and Michael; a brother, Earl; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation Society of Minneapolis, Minn.
    • JONES, VELMA, M., 78, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital. She was born in Beardstown, Ill., and came here in 1978 from Pittsburgh. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole. Survivors include a brother, the Rev. Russell L. Looker, Lock Haven, Pa. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.
    • MILLER, the REV. WILLIAM SHANNON, 73, of Osage Beach, Mo., and Clearwater, died Thursday (May 18, 2000) at home. He was born in North Kansas City, Mo., and was a seasonal resident. From 1952 to 1960, he worked as north central regional district manager for an Ohio pump manufacturing firm. He later served as vice president of marketing for the company's Canadian subsidiary. He resigned in 1967 and joined two friends to develop a separate pump manufacturing business. He retired in 1976, returned to Missouri, was ordained as Perpetual Deacon and served in the Episcopal Church. Twice he was awarded the Bishop's Shield. He was a founding member of the American Mental Health Fund, Washington, D.C., and a member of its board of directors. Survivors include his wife, Claire; four daughters, Cindy Pritchett, Kansas, Chery Newell, Kansas City, Cary Miller, and Chris Miller, both of Liberty, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Carson Funeral Home, Kansas City.
    • POWELL, EDWARD, 85, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Mariner Health of Belleair. He was born in Douglas, Ariz., and came here from Rosiclare, Ill. He was a registered mining engineer. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Millicent; two sons, Earl Nielsen, Boston, and Walt, Belleair Bluffs; a daughter, Nancy Powell-Dingman, Vermont; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes, Clearwater.
    • SWISHER, MARGARET, B., 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Bayonet Regional Hospital. She was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1952 from Baltimore. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include a grandson, Michael Taylor, Crystal River. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes, Clearwater.
    • WINFREE, GEORGE P., 79, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital. He was born in Daytona Beach, and came here in 1972 from Ormond Beach. He was the owner of Stanley Door Systems, and president and co-owner of L&E Building Supply. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who flew 50 missions in Europe. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, third degree, in Daytona Beach, Elks Club, and the Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth; four daughters, Sue Ann Haskin, Boca Raton, Mary Lynn Johanisson, Clearwater, Janice Lee Goelz, Pinellas Park, Karen Elizabeth, Crystal River; a brother, C. Van Winfree, Longboat Key; a sister, Susan Irene Blauford, Holly Hill; and eight grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Home.

    Crystal Beach

    • BUTCHER, JOE, M., 80, of Crystal Beach, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1950 from Lima, Ohio. He owned bookstores in Lima and Clearwater. He was a member of Clearwater Seventh Day Adventist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Lucy; and a daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Butcher, St. Petersburg. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory.

    Dunedin

    • BIGGART, DORIS, 82, of Dunedin and Toronto, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Meadowcroft Place Retirement Home, Toronto. She was born in Toronto and came here in 1981 as a winter visitor. She was a retired board of education senior administrative assistant. She was a member of Bloordale United Church, and had been active in women's organizations relating to the church. She was an amateur oil painter. Survivors include a son, Raymond Biggart, Largo and Toronto; a daughter, Barbara Dowds, Ontario; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Turner & Porter Funeral Homes, Toronto.

    Largo

    • JEFFERSON, CORA MABE, 90, of Largo, died Thursday (May 18, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital. She was born in Spurry County, N.C., and was a seasonal resident. She was a woodworker for a furniture manufacturing company. Survivors include a son, Bobby Edwards, Thomasville. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • LOWE, MARJORIE LOUISE, 80, of Danville, Ga., formerly of Largo, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) . She was born in Tattnall County, Georgia. She was a retired dietitian, and a member of the Church of God . Survivors include three sons, Jerry Lowe, Liberty, S.C.; Dennis Lowe, Inverness; and Tony Lowe, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Gloria Null, Danville; two sisters, Melba O'Dell, Lakeland; and Laura Miller, Largo; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Reece Funeral Home, Jefferson, Ga.

    Palm Harbor

    • ANDERSON, SHARON MARIE, 42, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at home. She was born in Detroit, and came here 32 years ago. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Jeff; a son, Anthony; a daughter, Jennifer; her mother, Eleanor, Holiday; a sister, Debbie, Holiday; and three brothers, Mike, Holiday, Jerry, Tacoma, Wash., and Tom, Phoenix. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home.
    • SPRENGEL, HERBERT, J., , of Palm Harbor, died Friday, (May 19, 2000) at Mease Hospital Countryside. He was born in Chicago, and came here in 1978 from Champaign, Ill. He was an engineer for G.E. Co. Medical Systems, and a professor of engineering at the University of Illinois. He was a lifelong member of Elm Grove Methodist Church. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering society. Survivors include his wife, Marion; a son, Howard, Largo; and several nieces and nephews. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes, Palm Harbor Chapel.

    Seminole

    • LISSMANN, GERDA, M., 92, of Seminole, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Freedom Square Nursing Center. She was born in Germany, and came here in 1972 from Queens, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Peter Lissmann, Largo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LOVEDAY, JANET MARY, 80, of Seminole, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at home. She was born in Vancouver, B.C., and has been a seasonal resident traveling from St. Thomas, Ontario, since 1975. She was a nurse and a Presbyterian. Survivors include a niece. Lewis Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
    • MOCCIA, ANNA, L., 88, of Seminole died Tuesday (May 23, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1993 from Staten Island, N.Y. She was a former manager for Chemical Bank. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Mario, Dunedin; a sister, Julia Bridge, Columbia, S.C.; and nieces and nephews. Lewis Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
    • TAKACS, MARION R., 71, of Seminole, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Fish Memorial Hospital, Orange City. She came here in 1980 from her native Elyria, Ohio, where she worked 35 years as a floral designer for Carek Florist. She was a member of First Christian Church of Seminole, where she was a vice president of the Christian Women's Fellowship, a church secretary and treasurer and member of its Pep Club. Survivors include two sons, Randall R. Jenkins, Parma, Ohio, and Richard C. Jenkins, Deltona; three stepsons, John M. Takacs, St. Petersburg, Thomas A. Takacs, La Grange, Ohio, and Robert A. Takacs, Grafton, Ohio; a daughter, Sharon L. Wilson, Clearwater; her mother, Sophie Bock, Elyria; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

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  • CLARK, NADINE, I., 93, of Belleair Bluffs, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital. She was born in West Plains, Mo., and came here in 1971 from Evanston, Ill. She worked in the educational field as a director of curriculum and director of college-level courses. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Clearwater. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy among other organizations. Survivors include a sister, Mary Ellen Owen, Belleair Bluffs; a nephew; a great-niece; and a great-nephew. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • Clearwater

    • BUTLER, BLOSSOM E., 78, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Glendale. She was born in Chicago, and came here in 1981 from Franklin Park, Ill. She was a retired accounting clerk with Knowles Electric. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Dennis G. Butler, Glendale; and Walter B. Butler Jr., Makandah, Ill.; a brother, Donald Brooks, Lombard, Ill.; and a sister, Grayce Simmons, Slidell, La. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HALL, RAYMOND, F., 79, of Minnesota, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Lyngblomsten Care Center. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. He was the personnel director of Genesee Hospital for 34 years. He was co-president of an elementary school PTA, a Scoutmaster, and a school board president in Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Pat; two sons, Christopher and Michael; a brother, Earl; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation Society of Minneapolis, Minn.
    • JONES, VELMA, M., 78, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital. She was born in Beardstown, Ill., and came here in 1978 from Pittsburgh. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole. Survivors include a brother, the Rev. Russell L. Looker, Lock Haven, Pa. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.
    • MILLER, the REV. WILLIAM SHANNON, 73, of Osage Beach, Mo., and Clearwater, died Thursday (May 18, 2000) at home. He was born in North Kansas City, Mo., and was a seasonal resident. From 1952 to 1960, he worked as north central regional district manager for an Ohio pump manufacturing firm. He later served as vice president of marketing for the company's Canadian subsidiary. He resigned in 1967 and joined two friends to develop a separate pump manufacturing business. He retired in 1976, returned to Missouri, was ordained as Perpetual Deacon and served in the Episcopal Church. Twice he was awarded the Bishop's Shield. He was a founding member of the American Mental Health Fund, Washington, D.C., and a member of its board of directors. Survivors include his wife, Claire; four daughters, Cindy Pritchett, Kansas, Chery Newell, Kansas City, Cary Miller, and Chris Miller, both of Liberty, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Carson Funeral Home, Kansas City.
    • POWELL, EDWARD, 85, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Mariner Health of Belleair. He was born in Douglas, Ariz., and came here from Rosiclare, Ill. He was a registered mining engineer. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Millicent; two sons, Earl Nielsen, Boston, and Walt, Belleair Bluffs; a daughter, Nancy Powell-Dingman, Vermont; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes, Clearwater.
    • SWISHER, MARGARET, B., 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Bayonet Regional Hospital. She was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1952 from Baltimore. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include a grandson, Michael Taylor, Crystal River. Moss Feaster Funeral Homes, Clearwater.
    • WINFREE, GEORGE P., 79, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital. He was born in Daytona Beach, and came here in 1972 from Ormond Beach. He was the owner of Stanley Door Systems, and president and co-owner of L&E Building Supply. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who flew 50 missions in Europe. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, third degree, in Daytona Beach, Elks Club, and the Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth; four daughters, Sue Ann Haskin, Boca Raton, Mary Lynn Johanisson, Clearwater, Janice Lee Goelz, Pinellas Park, Karen Elizabeth, Crystal River; a brother, C. Van Winfree, Longboat Key; a sister, Susan Irene Blauford, Holly Hill; and eight grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Home.
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    • BUTCHER, JOE, M., 80, of Crystal Beach, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1950 from Lima, Ohio. He owned bookstores in Lima and Clearwater. He was a member of Clearwater Seventh Day Adventist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Lucy; and a daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Butcher, St. Petersburg. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory.

    Largo

    • JEFFERSON, CORA MABE, 90, of Largo, died Thursday (May 18, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital. She was born in Spurry County, N.C., and was a seasonal resident. She was a woodworker for a furniture manufacturing company. Survivors include a son, Bobby Edwards, Thomasville. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • LOWE, MARJORIE LOUISE, 80, of Danville, Ga., formerly of Largo, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) . She was born in Tattnall County, Georgia. She was a retired dietitian, and a member of the Church of God . Survivors include three sons, Jerry Lowe, Liberty, S.C.; Dennis Lowe, Inverness; and Tony Lowe, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Gloria Null, Danville; two sisters, Melba O'Dell, Lakeland; and Laura Miller, Largo; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Reece Funeral Home, Jefferson, Ga.

    Pinellas Park

    • CRIGGER, WILLIAM, 62, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Westminster, Md., he was a truck driver for Thomas, Bennett and Hunter for 21 years. He was a member of Westminster Moose Lodge 1381 and AARP. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a son, Kenneth, Taneytown, Md.; four daughters, Kathy J. Snyder, Hagerstown, Md., Teresa A. Orndorff, McSherrystown, Pa., Brenda C. Fox, Taneytown, and Carol Gardner, East Berlin, Pa.; a brother, Albert T., Pinellas Park; a sister, Carolyn L. Petry, Westminster; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MOONEY, KENNETH BRIAN, 28, of Pinellas Park, was found dead Monday (May 22, 2000) in Pinellas Park of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He came here in 1996 from his native Philadelphia. He was a stock broker with Sterling Enterprises and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include his parents, Susan A. and Edward F. Mooney, Southampton, N.J.; a brother, Edward J., Philadelphia; and a sister, Loretta Ann Mooney, Pinellas Park. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

    Redington Beach

    • LODER, DOLORES, 64, of Redington Beach, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at home. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1968 from New Jersey. She was a restaurateur and co-owner of Crabby Bill's Restaurants. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole, and was affiliated with Children of St. John of God. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Bill; three sons, George, Redington Beach, and Matthew and John, both of Seminole; three daughters, Darlene Brosious and Eleanor Jenkins, both of Seminole, and Cookie White, Redington Beach; a brother, Matthew Trzaska, Deptford, NJ.; a sister, Rita Peterson, Seminole; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.

    St. Pete Beach

    • LABRIE, LAURETTA M., 93, of St. Pete Beach, died Tuesday (May 23, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. She came here in 1962 from her native Salem, Mass. She was a manufacturing supervisor for Sylvania for more than 40 years and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, St. Pete Beach. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • BROWN, BERTHA, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. A St. Petersburg native, she worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Chicago for 23 years before returning to St. Petersburg in the late 1980s. She was a member of Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church, where she was inducted into the Woman's Hall of Fame and was a member of Esther Chapter 207. She was a 1939 graduate of Gibbs High School. Survivors include two sons, John D. Jr., Chicago, and Clifford E., St. Petersburg; two sisters, Ernestine Williams, St. Petersburg, and Annette Simpson, Chicago; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • CALES, YVONNE, 60, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 23, 2000). Born in Rockford, Ill., she came here in 1980 from Moline, Ill. Since 1982, she worked as a machine operator for Bengal Industries, Clearwater. She was a member of the Eagles, St. Petersburg, and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Eugene E. "Gene"; two daughters, Vonnie Hopson, St. Petersburg, and Debbie Schlieper, Colona, Ill.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DYMINSKI, LEO JOHN, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Utica, N.Y., he came here in 1961 from Washington, D.C. He was a watchmaker and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Daniel S., and a daughter, Barbara L. Dyminski, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Dan Jacksina, Charlottesville, Va.; a niece, Rita Chodkowski, Schenectady, N.Y; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GOLDEN, OLIVIA S., 7, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 19, 2000) at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. She came here a year ago from her native Fort Wayne, Ind. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include her mother, Jewell Huddleston, St. Petersburg; her father, William Golden III, and her paternal grandparents, Eunice and William Golden Jr., all of Fort Wayne; eight aunts, Amanda Sanders, Patricia Golden, Julia Underwood, Sheila Mims and Sharon Huddleston, all of Fort Wayne, Virginia Perry, St. Petersburg, Ozzie Lee, Bradenton, and Brenda Burkes, Moultrie, Ga.; and two uncles, King Huddleston, Fort Wayne, and Kenneth Huddleston, Tennessee. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • KNAPP, MARJORIE S., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 23, 2000) at Canterbury Towers, Tampa. Born in Cato, N.Y., she came here in 1972 from Utica, N.Y., where she retired as a business teacher at Proctor High School. She was a member of Riviera United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include two sons, Lewis, Santa Cruz, Calif., and James S., Tampa; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Neptune Society, Palm Harbor.
    • ORTON, VIRGINIA GAINES, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at Palm Shores Retirement Community, under hospice care after a long illness with cancer. Born in Graham, Texas, she lived in St. Petersburg off and on since 1974. She was a graduate of Texas State College for Women, Denton, Texas, and was a teacher and homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Biltz, St. Petersburg; a son, Larry Leach, Toronto; four stepdaughters, Becky Sikes, Bowie, Texas, Ann Hacker, Houston, Nancy VanAuken, Richmond, Va., and Susan Orton, Sacramento, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • RIDEOUT, GLADYS S., 99, of Lewiston, N.Y., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at a nursing home in Lewiston. Born in Ontario, Canada, she came here in 1961 from Sebring and moved to Lewiston in 1997. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include two nieces, a nephew and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ROANE, FAYE EDNA, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Tyrone Medical Inn. Born in Antrim, Ohio, she came here in 1979 from North Beach, Md. She retired after 30 years as a registered nurse with the federal government in Washington, D.C., and was a member of AARP and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include two sons, Robert A., Jacksonville, and George R., Henderson, Nev.; a daughter, Maryann Lilja, St. Petersburg; two nephews; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • SIEGEL, ALEX, 84, of Belleville, Mich., a seasonal resident of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at his Belleville home. Born in Cleveland, he was an executive in property management. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Schwartz, West Bloomfield, Mich., Elinor Friedel, Seminole, and Ardis Shingles, Belleville; a brother, Max, and a sister, Sadie Pomeranz, both of Boca Raton; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • LISSMANN, GERDA, M., 92, of Seminole, died Monday (May 22, 2000) at Freedom Square Nursing Center. She was born in Germany, and came here in 1972 from Queens, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Peter Lissmann, Largo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LOVEDAY, JANET MARY, 80, of Seminole, died Sunday (May 21, 2000) at home. She was born in Vancouver, B.C., and has been a seasonal resident traveling from St. Thomas, Ontario, since 1975. She was a nurse and a Presbyterian. Survivors include a niece. Lewis Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
    • MOCCIA, ANNA, L., 88, of Seminole died Tuesday (May 23, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1993 from Staten Island, N.Y. She was a former manager for Chemical Bank. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Mario, Dunedin; a sister, Julia Bridge, Columbia, S.C.; and nieces and nephews. Lewis Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
    • TAKACS, MARION R., 71, of Seminole, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Fish Memorial Hospital, Orange City. She came here in 1980 from her native Elyria, Ohio, where she worked 35 years as a floral designer for Carek Florist. She was a member of First Christian Church of Seminole, where she was a vice president of the Christian Women's Fellowship, a church secretary and treasurer and member of its Pep Club. Survivors include two sons, Randall R. Jenkins, Parma, Ohio, and Richard C. Jenkins, Deltona; three stepsons, John M. Takacs, St. Petersburg, Thomas A. Takacs, La Grange, Ohio, and Robert A. Takacs, Grafton, Ohio; a daughter, Sharon L. Wilson, Clearwater; her mother, Sophie Bock, Elyria; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
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