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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Wednesday, May 31, 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

  • DePRATTER, WANDA L., 66, of Crystal River, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 25, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1947 from her native Ameagle, W.Va. She was co-owner and operator of the N-L Restaurant in St. Petersburg. She moved to Crystal River in 1999. She was an avid bowler and Protestant. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Robert E. Jr.; a son, Robert E., III, Beverly Hills; a sister, Norma Paquette, Gulfport; two brothers: Robert and Donnie Hamilton, both of St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • DONOHUE, MARGARET M., 79, of Beverly Hills, died Monday (May 29, 2000). Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she came here 15 years ago from North Babylon, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Ladies Auxiliary and the Civic Association of Beverly Hills. Survivors include her husband, William J. Sr.; a son, William J. Jr., Lindenhurst, N.Y.; two daughters, Patricia J. Consolato, Auburndale, and Loretta M. Fichtner, Rochester, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • KOLZOW, AUGUST EMIL "GUSS," 91, of Inverness, died Monday (May 29, 2000). Born in Amrum, Germany, he came here 22 years ago from Queens, N.Y., and owned and operated a grocery store in Richmond Hill, N.Y. He was Lutheran. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70. Survivors include his wife, Inge Tonjes; a son, Eric, Orlando; a daughter, Ingred McNees, Deltona; and a granddaughter. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • LEONARD, FLOYD J. SR., 80, of Homosassa, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at home. Born in Keyport, N.J., he came here 12 years ago from Bricktown, N.J. He was a fuel oil dealer and a member of the Union Beach Fire Co., Union Beach, N.J. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and the Fuel Merchants Association, New Jersey. Survivors include his wife, Jean M.; a son, Floyd J. Jr., Port Orange; two daughters, Muriel Dietrich, Hazlet, N.J., and Judy Jebsen, South Brunswick, N.J.; nine stepchildren; 33 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • PAYNE, GRACE H., 94, of Hernando, died Sunday (May 28, 2000). Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, she came here 13 years ago from Charleston, W.Va. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston. Survivors include a daughter, Eleanor White, Hernando; a brother, Harold Harrington, and three sisters, Marguerite Johnson, Hattie Belle Gothard and Mary Dobbins, all of Gallipolis; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • BOTELHO, HERCULANO C., 67, of Brooksville, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Portugal, he came here three years ago from Somerset, Mass., and was a cloth cutter. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Lucy; three sons, Mario, Clearwater, and John P. and Ricardo, both of Brooksville; a daughter, Anna Olivera, Spring Hill; a brother, Antonio Cabral, and a sister, Manuela Olivera, both of Canada; and four grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • BROWN, ALLIE "A.L.," 96, of Brooksville, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Hernando Pasco Hospice House. Born in Elliott County, Ky., he came here 18 years ago from Mount Sterling, Ky. He was a retired bishop for Church of Jesus Christ and member of Church of Jesus Christ, Brooksville. Survivors include four sons, A.L. Jr., Shelby, Ohio, Talmage, Louisville, Ky., Elwood, Dayton, Ohio, and Ralph, Brooksville; a daughter, June Snyder, Dade City; a brother, Emil, Fort Myers; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • McCOY, ELMER E., 79, of Brooksville, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. Born in Gid, Ark., he came here two months ago from Haines City. He attended Heart Center Church of God. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member of the Amvets. Survivors include five sons, Ernest, Mississippi, Mike, Strasburg, Va., Sherman, Lakeland, Leslie and James, both of Brooksville; three daughters, Zelma Ellerbe, Lakeland, Suzanne and Jennifer McCoy, both of Brooksville; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • O'BERRY, WILLIAM A. "BILL," 66, of Spring Lake, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Tampa, he moved to Spring Lake several years ago. He was an employee of Gaylord Container Co. and member of Spring Lake Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a brother, Donald Lee, Islamorada; and a sister, Linda O. Doelker, Pensacola. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • ALPAUGH, KATHLEEN "KAY," 77, of Temple Terrace, died Saturday (May 27, 2000). She was born in Berea, Ky. She was an owner and manager of rental properties and was a member of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert B. "Bobby," Temple Terrace; a daughter, Robbie Alpaugh Welch, Temple Terrace; five sisters, Dorothy Halsted, Pinellas Park, Nora Helliman, Hattiesburg, Miss., Janet Cataline, Loveland, Ohio, Sue Ann Wade, Springsboro, Ohio, and Barbara Ellingworth, Altamonte Springs; three brothers, J.D. and Jack Poff, both of Lebanon, Ohio, and Roy Poff, Franklin, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • BURCH, WILLIAM C., 82, of Plant City, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. Born in Holmes County, he came to the Tampa area in 1945 from Alabama. He was a construction worker and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Leatrice; three sons, William, Lakeland, and Allen and Thomas, both of Plant City; three daughters, Frances Willis, Georgia, Betty Hyde, Tampa, and Brenda Tamayo, Orlando; three brothers, Ralph, O.D. and Carlton, all of Alabama; a sister, Frances Free, South Carolina; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • EDWARDS, DOLORES, 75, of Temple Terrace, died Tuesday (May 23, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare of Tampa Bay. Born in Key West, she came here in 1981 from Miami. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Thomas Edwards, Temple Terrace; two brothers, James W. Gray, Tampa, and John Gray, Sale City, Ga.; and two sisters, Mary Phyllis Kirkland and Sandra Gray, both of Tampa. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HARPER, BERNELL, 60, of Tampa, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Woodbridge Nursing Home. Born in Hortense, Ga., he came here 52 years ago. He was an auto mechanic and was in the Navy. He was Baptist. Survivors include a brother, Clinton, Topeka, Kan. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • JAEGER, JASON LOVE, infant son of James Jr. and Sunshine Jaeger of Tampa, died Friday (May 26, 2000). Survivors include his paternal grandparents, James Sr. and Inez Jaeger, Tampa; grandmother, Rose Nichols, Odessa; maternal grandfather, Scott Monhollen, McKinley, Ill.; and a great-grandmother, Ethel Nichols, Jellico, Tenn. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • LOCICERO, JOSEPHINE, 94, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 30, 2000) at home. She was born here and remained a lifelong resident. She was a cigarmaker and was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Anthony and Dr. Felix LoCicero, both of Tampa; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • MERRITT, ROY LEE SR., 62, of Valrico, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) in Brandon. Born in St. Petersburg, he was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. He was a truck driver and was an Air Force veteran. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; three sons, Roy Jr., Orlando, and James and Michael, both of Valrico; five daughters, Lawilla Werner, Brooksville, Linda Smith, Zephyrhills, Melissa Robidoux, Valrico, and Debbie Ledford and Nancy Tondee, both of Seffner; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PERDUE, K.S. "KEN," 87, of Brandon, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Sun Bridge Health and Rehab. He was born in Moreheadville, Pa. He owned and operated Perdue Realty and was a builder and developer in Brandon. He was a founding charter member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and served on many church boards. He was a Mason, Shriner and a member of Gideon's International. Survivors include his wife, Clarissa; a son, H.K. Perdue, Plant City; a daughter, Donna J. Pojmann, Winter Haven; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • PEREZ, SARA E., 81, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Cuba, she came here in 1965. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include four nieces, Jennifer Jorda, Maria Castell, Gladys Blanco and Helen Gonzalez, all of Miami; and a nephew, Tony Jorda, Baltimore. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • TAYLOR, ROBERT C., 71, of Tampa, died Wednesday (May 24, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Lexington, S.C., he came here in 1963 from Colorado. He was a retired Air Force airman and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Terence, Fort Bragg, N.C.; a brother, Clarence, Baltimore; and a grandchild. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WEDDLE, RENATE F., 51, of Gibsonton, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. Born in Germany, she came here in 1978 from Apopka. She was a staff assistant for the Florida Department of Corrections. She was a member of the Employees Club in the Florida Department of Corrections and the F.C.C.D. Survivors include a son, Kingston James Kondrk, Tampa; a daughter, Jerri Kovacek, Gibsonton; parents, Emil and Ingeborg Kondrk, Brandon; and a grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • WEINBERGER, JAMES N., 61, of Lithia, died Tuesday (May 30, 2000) at home. Born in Lithia, he remained a lifelong resident. He was a supervisor and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Carol; mother, Nora Burnside, Clearwater; two sons, James, Lithia, and Lawrence, Hendersonville, N.C.; two daughters, Carol Ann Heatherly, Hendersonville, and Mary Sue Jones, Lithia; a sister, Betty Smith, Tampa; and a grandchild. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WHITE, ROBERT W., 72, of Tampa, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Elm Grove, La., he came here 35 years ago from Rhode Island. He was a technician for GTE and was a Marine veteran. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; five sons, Richard, John, and Gordon, all of Lutz, and Gerry and Robert, both of Tampa; four daughters, Betty Schille, Hawthorne, Jacqueline Ennis, Jacksonville, and Joyce White and Colleen Furlow, both of Tampa; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • Pasco County Back to top

  • CRONSHAW, JOHN E., 48, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 29 years ago from East Meadow, N.Y. He was a water treatment operator for Pasco County School Board. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly; a son, John E. Jr., and a daughter, Christina Cronshaw, both of West Palm Beach; his mother, Eleanor Cronshaw, Port Richey; two brothers, Allan, East Meadow, and William, Crystal River; a sister, Elizabeth Grant, Crystal River; and a grandson. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • FERNANDEZ, JOSEPH P., 73, of Hudson, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at home. Born in Langeloth, Pa., he came here 20 years ago from Ohio and was superintendent for Wheeling Pittsburg Steel, Tiltonsville, Ohio. He was Catholic. He was a Coast Guard veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Carla Robles, Hudson; a sister, Olga Fernandez, Langeloth; and two grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • FOTH, WALTER P., 87, of Holiday, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at home. He came here 25 years ago from Bronx, N.Y. He was retired from Metropolitan Life, housing division, and was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church, New Port Richey. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member of the Moose Lodge 1429, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • GALLAVAN, JAMES J., 86, of Bayonet Point, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. He came here 24 years ago from his native Trenton, N.J., and worked for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, with 42 years of service. He was Catholic. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member of the Yardley Country Club, Yardley, Pa., and the Beacon Woods Golf Club. Survivors include his wife, Elia E. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • GREGAITIS, LOIS LOUISE, 75, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center. Born in Edmore, Mich., she came here 28 years ago from Six Lakes, Mich., and was a manager of a recreational vehicle park. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Allen F., Kissimmee, and Mark Ray, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Martha Gregaitis, Lakeland, and Joan Luce and Karen See, both of Grand Rapids; two sisters, Ardella Stockwell, Zephyrhills, and Ettabelle Sellers, Remus, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HANSEN, SIGRID, 80, of Port Richey, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at the Arbors at Bayonet Point. Born in Norway, she came here 19 years ago from Wharton, N.J. She was a secretary for Morgan Bank, New York City, and member of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church. She was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Harold; a son, Marvin McAdams, Port Richey; a daughter, Shawn Stone, Port Richey; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • HOFFMAN, EDWARD, 80, of Hudson, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at home. Born in Sunny Side, N.Y., he came here 25 years ago from Uniondale, N.Y., and was a water plant operator for Hempstead, N.Y. He was Catholic. He was a Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Edward, Lady Lake, Robert, Islip Terrace, N.Y., and James, Hudson; a daughter, Jill, Whitmore Lake, Mich.; three brothers, Phil, Oceanside, N.Y., Bob, Danbury, Conn., and Willie, Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • JOHNSON, ANNETTE M., 65, of New Port Richey, formerly of Seminole, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Beechhurst, N.Y., she came here 11 years ago from Seminole. She was a secretary at Seminole Middle School for 20 years and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include her husband, Harold; a daughter, Karen Conkel, Bradenton; her mother, Helen Wulff, New Port Richey; a brother, John W. Wulff, Salisbury, Md.; and a twin sister, Amelia Mullen, Alexandria, Va. Morgan Funeral Home and cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • KIRCHHOFF, BERNARD L., 92, of New Port Richey, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 30 years ago from Garden City Park, N.Y. He was a dispatcher for Canada Dry Corp., Garden City Park, and a member of Faith Lutheran Church. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Chester McKay Post 7987, New Port Richey, the 14th Air Force Association, the Suncoast Basha China-Burma-India Veterans Association, the Polish American Pulaski Association, Holiday, and the Polish Legion of American Veterans Dennis Orloski Post 184, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; and a brother, John, Port Richey. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • KOCZUR, SYLVIA G., 76, of Port Richey, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. Born in Ward, W.Va., she came here 20 years ago from Connecticut. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Andrew P.; a son, Andrew W. Sr., Daytona Beach; two daughters, Deborah Sliwa, Torrington, Conn., and Sandra Orodeckis, Saco, Maine; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • MacHOLDT, MARION BERNARD, 78, of Holiday, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare Gulfcoast, New Port Richey. She came here one year ago from her native Kingston, N.Y. She was a secretary for Rotron Manufacturing and member of St. Coleman Catholic Church and the Elks, and a volunteer at Kingston Hospital, all in New York. Survivors include a son, Warren Swarthout, Kingston; two daughters, Cynthia C. Lasagnt and Patricia B. York, both of Holiday; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • MOSZ, JEAN, 60, of Hudson, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. She came here seven years ago from her native Chicago. She worked in data processing for Clipper Trucking Co. Survivors include a daughter, Robbi Busacker, Madison, Wis.; a brother, Mitch Wieczorek, Hudson; a sister, Dorothy Jandura, Chicago; and a grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • NAYBAR, WANDA A., 85, of Hudson and formerly of New Port Richey, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Bear Creek Nursing Home, Hudson. She came here 30 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Hudson. Survivors include her husband, Stanley; a daughter, Judi Dibble, Holiday; and a grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • NEAL, JAMES D., 77, of New Port Richey, died Monday (May 29, 2000). Born in Chicago, he came here 53 years ago from Akron, Ohio. He was a carpenter in home construction. Survivors include his wife, Alma; two sons, David, New Port Richey, and Thomas, California; two daughters, Barbara Neal, New Port Richey, and Elfie Neal, Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, George, Panama City, and Edward, Crestview; four sisters, Ruby Bench, St. Petersburg, Peggy Mahone and Cynthia Harper, both of West Virginia, and Emma Gannon, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • PARK, ROSE MARIE, 45, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Holiday, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she moved two years ago from Holiday to Palm Harbor and was a receptionist-secretary for a physician's office in Holiday. She was Baptist. She was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the Florida National Guard. Survivors include her husband, Danny D.; two daughters, Kathy Randolph, New Port Richey, and Michelle Wiers, Tarpon Springs; several brothers and sisters; a grandson and a granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes,Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • PORPORA, BENITO, 76, of Clearwater, formerly of New Port Richey, died Thursday (May 25, 2000) at home. Born in Atlantic City, he came here 16 years ago from Monticello, N.Y. He was owner of Big Ben Jewelry Store, Monticello, and member of Peace of Unity Church, New Port Richey. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Denise Wagner, Manorville, N.Y., and Janine Newman, Rivervale, N.J.; two brothers, Frank, Tucson, Ariz., and Robert, Pinellas Park; and four grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • SCIBISZ, MICHAEL H., 86, of Port Richey, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Ipswich, Mass., he came here 29 years ago from Beverly, Mass. He was a foreman at United Shoe Co., Beverly, and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; a son, Henry, Methuen, Mass.; four stepsons, Michael, Bedford Park, Ill., Jeffrey, La Grange Park, Ill., Edwin, Haywood, Wis., and Richard Jeffries, Elgin, Ill.; three daughters, Joan Pike, Hopkinton, N.H., Frances Smerczynski, Beverly, and Christine Quintette, New Boston, N.H.; a sister, Mary Keaney, La Salle, Ontario; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • SETLOCK, MILDRED H., 83, of New Port Richey, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at La Casa Grande, New Port Richey. Born in West Seneca, N.Y., she came here 12 years ago from Buffalo, N.Y. She was a self-employed beautician and member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey. She was a member of the Union Fire Co. Auxiliary, West Seneca. Survivors include a son, John J. Jr., and a daughter, Suzanne Laskowski, both of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; two brothers, William Weinaug, Deltona, and Francis Weinaug, Fort Myers; a sister, Jacque Clark, Clearwater; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • TSCHORN, BERTHA H., 105, of Port Richey, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at National Healthcare Center, Hudson. Born in Germany, she came here 14 years ago from Bellerose, N.Y., and was a seamstress. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Gunther W., Levittown, N.Y.; a daughter, Emmy B. Jost, Port Richey; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • WALWORTH, GERTRUDE, 90, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare Gulf Coast, New Port Richey. Born in New York City, she came here 26 years ago from Massapequa, N.Y., and was a retired secretary for New York Edison Power Co. She was Protestant. She was a volunteer for Community Hospital of New Port Richey and the Order of Eastern Star, Bellmore, N.Y. Survivors include her husband, Seth K.; a son, Richard A., Sevierville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
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  • COZZA, CHARLES JOSEPH, 51, of Belleair, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. He came here in 1983 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He retired as a driver with the New York sanitation department. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post 119, Largo. He was a Catholic. Survivors include four daughters, Angela Cozza, Toni Dee Cozza, Carmela Cozza and Charlene Cozza, all of Brooklyn; his mother and stepfather, Carmela and Salvatore Laudicino, Belleair; two sisters, Mary Devine, Whiting, N.J., and Barbara Savastano, Largo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • Clearwater

    • EASTEP, ELMER CALVIN, 70, of Clearwater, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at home. He was born in Martinsburg, Pa., and came here in 1970 from Hollidaysburg, Pa. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter; a son, Edward C., Sarasota; a brother, Charles, Clearwater; a sister, Naomi Snyder, Altoona, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HIRSCH, MARION N., 90, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Charleston, S.C., and came here in 1967 from Yonkers, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served with the Army's 77th Division. He owned a printing company in New York. He was a member of Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, where he was a leader in the planning and construction of the temple and an organizer of the ushering program. He served on the temple's board of trustees, was a past president of its Brotherhood and an editor of the temple bulletin. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruth S. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • JOHNSTON, GENEVIEVE, 81, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Fairfax, Va., and came here in 1970 from Great Falls, Va. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, James L. Bradford, Charles Town, W.Va.; three sisters, Evelyn Hoover, Largo, Ethel Gorham, Reva, Va., and Etta Keyes, Leesburg, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • MORRISON, JOSEPH W., 70, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1992 from Albany, Ga. He was an Army veteran and a Marine Corps deputy director. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Iris; two sons, Paul H., Trophy Club, Texas, and Steven G., Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter, Marilyn A. Segal, Wrightstown, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • ROILAND, MARGUERITE R., 88, of Clearwater, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. She was born in Big Rapids, Mich., and came here in 1957 from Petoskey, Mich., where she owned and operated Petoskey Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, and was an avid golfer. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Moreau, Sarasota; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • SCHMONSEES, CHARLES EDWARD, 91, of Clearwater, died Friday (May 12, 2000) at Highland Pines Nursing Home, Clearwater. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and came here in 1998 from Sandwich, Mass. He was a retired sixth-grade schoolteacher. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a graduate of Upsala College, East Orange, N.J. He was a Unitarian and a member of the Sandwich Garden Club and the Ben Franklin Association, both in Sandwich. He was a beekeeper, a cellist and an organic gardener. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Dee; three stepdaughters, Barbara Field, Mechanicsville, Md., Sally Wanner, Fort White, and Cynthia Steinmann, Clearwater; a nephew and two nieces; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Worth.
    • WILLIAMS, LILLIAN E., 78, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (May 30, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1985 from Washington, D.C. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Robert; and a son, Kim Lance Williams, Palm Harbor. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Indian Rocks Beach

  • KEZIAH, RONALD KEITH, 54, of Indian Rocks Beach, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at home. He came here in 1979 from his native Monroe, N.C. He worked as a cook for McDonald's restaurants. He was a Navy veteran and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Janet H.; two daughters, Lisa Quick, Texas, and Michele, Monroe; a son, Larry, a stepson, Christopher Caudle, two stepdaughters, Sarah Gray and Jessica Caudle, his parents, Bernard and Rachel Keziah, and a brother, Charles, all of Monroe; and 12 grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home & Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
  • Kenneth City

  • WISDOM, THELMA H., 82, of Kenneth City, died Tuesday (May 30, 2000) at home. She came here in 1949 from her native Jeffersonville, Ind. She was a retired secretary for the Gulf Coast Lung Association. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Kenneth City Women's Club, the American Business Women's Club and the Beta Woman's Club. Survivors include a brother, Frank Applegate Jr., Clarksville, Ind. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • Largo

    • BUONOCORE, AMEDEO, 86, of Largo, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Beacon Falls, Conn., and came here in 1965 from Lakeland. He owned and operated the Butterfly Motel in St. Petersburg. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Ofelia; a brother, Vincent, St. Petersburg; four sisters, Agnes Forte, Palm Harbor, Dolly Forte, New York City, Jean Carothers, Largo, and Nettie Fusco, Palm Harbor; and four stepsons, Richard Tellone, Miami, Bob Tellone and Charles Tellone, both of Largo, and Larry Tellone, New York City. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.
    • HOLLEY, MARY E., 57, of Largo, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Palm Garden of Largo. She was born in Cincinnati and came here in 1961 from Indiana. She worked as a billing clerk for Sunstar Ambulance of Pinellas County. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Terry; and two sons, Kenneth Patrick Hunt and Douglas Ned Hunt. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.
    • MANGUS, BOB "ROBERT HUTSON," 70, of Largo, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1962 from his native Charleston, W.Va. He was employed by Selig Chemical Co. and worked as a courier for the St. Petersburg Times. He was an avid bowler. Survivors include his mother, Thelma M. College, Largo; and a brother, Joe, Largo; a sister, Henrietta Brumbaugh, Hiawassee, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • SMITH, MILDRED W., 85, of Largo, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Hamletsburg, Ill., and came here in 1999 from Paducah, Ky. She worked as a speech therapy teacher. Survivors include a sister, Roxie Schneeman, Texas; and two nieces, Roxie Wendle, Clearwater, and Patricia Whelan, Largo. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

    Madeira Beach

    • KROGH, EDWARD K., 82, of Madeira Beach, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1974 from Sparta, N.J., where he was the owner of Krogh's Restaurant for 28 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and an Elk, both in Newton, N.J., and was a Florida Division captain with the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 73, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elinor; a son, Kenneth E., Sparta; two daughters, Judith K. Wells, Sparta, and Linda K. Butkus, Windermere; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • DEAN, ELIZABETH W. "BETTY," 87, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Coatbridge, Scotland, she came here in 1994 from Port Chester, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Presbyterian. She was a member of the Daughters of Scotia. Survivors include a son, Edward S., Manorville, N.Y.; two daughters, Laura E. Sorgenfrei, Nokomis, and Catherine M. Martin, Alexandria, Va.; five granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MILLET, LINDA JEAN, 48, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1975 from her native Trenton, N.J. She was a home health aid and was a volunteer at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Chris, Pinellas Park; her parents, Doris and David Hoest, a brother, David Hoest, and two sisters, Patti Ledford and Sharon Widlets, all of St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • JONES, GERALD THOMAS, 52, of Seminole, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was born in Indianapolis and came here in 1993 from Danville, Ind. He worked as a metal framer for a construction company. He was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Shawn McDaniel, Bradenton; two daughters, Jackie Hubbard, Indianapolis, and Tara Nar, Bloomington, Ind.; a brother, William F., St. Petersburg; a sister, Phyllis Jane Coates, Wake Forest, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • BUTLER, BISHOP SAMUEL SR., 67, of Orlando, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at his daughter's home in Orlando. A St. Petersburg native, he attended Gibbs High School and several Bible colleges, including Keith Bible School, Nashville, Tenn. He moved to Orlando several months ago. A retired pastor and bishop of Church of the Living God World Wide Revival Center, he established churches and revival centers throughout Central Florida. A guitar and piano player, he wrote and composed gospel songs and sang with the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, the Staple Singers, Sam Cook, Chicago Soul Stirrers, the Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Butleraires. He was a member of Ministers Alliance and was a founder and president of Freewill Givers Inc. He was an active campaign participant for many community representatives. Survivors include five sons, Paul Butler and Ricky Butler, both of St. Petersburg, Samuel Butler Jr., St. Paul, Minn., Larry Butler, Atlanta, and Howard Evans, West Palm Beach; six daughters, Bartara Butler White, Orlando, Jacque Butler Harris, St. Paul, and Lorraine Butler White, Deborah Butler, Kathy Butler Mills and Linda Butler Finley, all of St. Petersburg; seven brothers, King Butler, Willie Mims Jr., Danny Mims and Charles Jones, all of St. Petersburg, Isreal Butler, New York, Ike Butler, Houston, and Richard Mims, Tampa; 10 sisters, Effie Mae Jones, Lilly Bell Butler Bitting, Dorothy Butler and Vernel Butler, all of Durham, N.C., Evelyn Hopper, Seattle, and Annie Joyce Mims Dix, Sundra Mims Harris, Patricia Mims Anthony, Brenda Mims Foster and the Rev. Queen Mims Davis, all of St. Petersburg; 38 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • COSTON, ARTHUR, 78, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here many years ago from his native Bainbridge, Ga. He was a laborer for the former Hayman Construction Co. in St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Clifford L., St. Petersburg, and Arthur Jr., Gulfport; two daughters, Rosa Lee Coston McSwain, Crystal River, and Patricia Ann Coston, St. Petersburg; 17 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • DePRATTER, WANDA L., 66, of Crystal River, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 25, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. She came to St. Petersburg in 1947 from her native Ameagle, W.Va., before moving to Crystal River last year. She was a co-owner and co-operator of the N-L Restaurant in St. Petersburg. She was an avid bowler and was Protestant. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Robert E. Jr.; a son, Robert E. III, Beverly Hills; a sister, Norma Paquette, Gulfport; two brothers, Robert and Donnie Hamilton, both of St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FLOURNOY, EUGENE, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Waynesboro, Ga., he came here in 1948. He was a construction worker for Mills and Jones, was a former employee for the city of St. Petersburg, and was the owner of a lawn service business for more than 40 years. He was a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and was a resident of Boca Ciega Center. Survivors include six daughters, Lillie Mae Flournoy Hunt, Rosie Flournoy, Dorothy Anderson, Christine Phillips and Deana Taylor, all of St. Petersburg, and Rose Hinton, Atlanta; four sons, Eugene Jr., George, and Albert Green, all of St. Petersburg, and Lones Williams, Waynesboro; a sister, Arrie Holmes, St. Petersburg; three brothers, William Henry, Waynesboro, James, Merritt Island, and Andrew, St. Petersburg; several nieces and nephews; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • FORD, ISABEL H., 97, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, she came here 17 years ago from Harrison, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and its Women's Club. She was a former member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was a member of the Garden Club of Harrison, and St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society, all of Harrison. Survivors include a son, William H. Jr., St. Petersburg; a brother, Harold W. Blumenberg, Interlachen; a sister, Virginia H. Duffy, St. Petersburg; a nephew and several nieces. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KENNEDY, PATRICK JOSEPH, 86, of Argyle, Minn., a winter resident of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at home. Born in Quebec, he lived in Montreal before moving to Argyle. He was a seasonal resident in the area for many years. He was a professional hockey player and was a plumbing and heating supply salesperson. Survivors include his wife of eight years, Delores; a daughter, Doris Lilly, Clearwater; three grandchildren, Patricia and Tara Lilly, and Christine Martin; and two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Patrick Martin. Quanrud-DuBore Funeral Home, Warren, Minn.
    • KROESCHEL, EVELYN A., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. She was born in Connellsville, Pa., and came here in 1968 from Monessen, Pa. She was a homemaker and was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, William; a son, Bill, Old Town; a daughter, Pat Philip, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • KYLE, HELEN P. "TOOTSEE" "DOLL," 89, of Maitland, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) in Winter Park. She came here in 1972 from her native Pittsburgh. She was a stenographer for 18 years with Philip Carey Manufacturing Co., New Castle, Pa. She was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Survivors include a nephew, Glen Peacock, Maitland; a niece, Karen Blackmon, Pittsburgh; a stepdaughter, Jean Gill, St. Petersburg; three grandnieces, Meagan Somers, St. Petersburg, and April Peacock and Melissa Peacock Rubio, both of Maitland; and a grandnephew, Glen Peacock Jr., Angola, Ind. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LANE, JIMMY R., 40, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) as the result of an auto accident. He was a St. Petersburg native. Survivors include a sister, Lennie K. Williams, St. Petersburg; a brother, Dr. Thomas R. Lane, Fort Lauderdale; and a niece and a nephew. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • LARSON, ETHEL MAE, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Bon-Secours Maria Manor. Born in Roscoe, Pa., she came here in 1951 from Fellsburg, Pa. She was a homemaker and, with her husband, was the co-owner and co-operator of the Larson Motel, the Belle Vernon Motel and the Silver Lake Mobile Home Resort for 25 years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, and was a member of Sunset Golf Club. Survivors include a son, Donald, Knoxville, Tenn.; a stepson, Harrold, California; two daughters, Nancy Watson and Dorothy Ammon, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Ruth McLuckie, Rockledge, and Alma Hyslop, Monongahela, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MACALUSO, EVELYN P. "EVIE," 96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000). Born in Paterson, N.J., she came here in 1972 from Vero Beach. Survivors include a son, Charles, Palm City; a nephew, Albert Orr, Ridgewood, N.J.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MAHONEY, DONALD GREGORY, 50, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 24, 2000) at home. He came here in 1966 from his native Montclair, N.J. He was an electrician and was Catholic. He was a member of the National Geographic Society and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid reader and boater. Survivors include his wife, Louise, a daughter, Heather Mahoney, and a grandson, Alex, all of Little Falls, N.J. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MINOIA, MARION BOWER, 81, of Manlius, N.Y., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at State University Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y. Born in New York City, she came here in 1967 and lived here until this year. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club. Survivors include a daughter, Susan H. Barry, and a son, Mark R. Hellriegel, both of Manlius; and a sister, Barbara Olson, Louisville, Ky. Pirro and Sons Funeral Home, Syracuse, N.Y.
    • NAGLE, JOSEPH J. JR., 77, of Barefoot Bay, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Indian River Center, West Melbourne. Born in Philadelphia, he came here in 1977 from Buckingham, Pa., and lived here for 20 years before moving to Barefoot Bay in 1997. He was a retired tool and die maker at Grove Tool and Die Co. in Willow Grove, Pa., and was the owner of Nagle Enterprises, St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II who served in Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army during the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Normandy. He received five Bronze Stars. He was a former assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 59, and was a former Grange Master, both in Buckingham. He was a former deacon at Forest Grove Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; three sons, Joseph J. III, Grant, William, Millville, Del., and Robert, Furlong, Pa.; three daughters, Linda Kohl, Reading, Pa., Diane Bell, Cooper City, and Ruth Ann Downs, Fountainville, Pa.; and 13 grandchildren. South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne.
    • SOMLJACAN, IVAN, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Turnasica, Croatia, he came here in 1986 from Lorain, Ohio. He was a master tailor and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Cecilija; a son, Bozo, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Zdenka Horvat, Lorain; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

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  • ANDERSON, STEWART M., 83, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (May 16, 2000) at home. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1979 from Redford, Mich. He was a sergeant in the Army's 7th Armored Division during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was the retired owner and operator of a semitrailer truck business in Michigan that transported nationwide and was a member of Teamsters Local 299 in Detroit. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Redford, and the Andy Anderson American Legion Post 125, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Eileen; two sons, Stewart M. Jr., Redford, and Edward John, Livonia, Mich.; a sister, Marie Halcomb, Largo; a brother, John W., Manistee, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
  • Kenneth City

  • WISDOM, THELMA H., 82, of Kenneth City, died Tuesday (May 30, 2000) at home. She came here in 1949 from her native Jeffersonville, Ind. She was a retired secretary for the Gulf Coast Lung Association. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Kenneth City Women's Club, the American Business Women's Club and the Beta Woman's Club. Survivors include a brother, Frank Applegate Jr., Clarksville, Ind. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • Madeira Beach

    • KROGH, EDWARD K., 82, of Madeira Beach, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1974 from Sparta, N.J., where he was the owner of Krogh's Restaurant for 28 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and an Elk, both in Newton, N.J., and was a Florida Division captain with the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 73, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elinor; a son, Kenneth E., Sparta; two daughters, Judith K. Wells, Sparta, and Linda K. Butkus, Windermere; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • DEAN, ELIZABETH W. "BETTY," 87, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Coatbridge, Scotland, she came here in 1994 from Port Chester, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Presbyterian. She was a member of the Daughters of Scotia. Survivors include a son, Edward S., Manorville, N.Y.; two daughters, Laura E. Sorgenfrei, Nokomis, and Catherine M. Martin, Alexandria, Va.; five granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MILLET, LINDA JEAN, 48, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1975 from her native Trenton, N.J. She was a home health aid and was a volunteer at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Chris, Pinellas Park; her parents, Doris and David Hoest, a brother, David Hoest, and two sisters, Patti Ledford and Sharon Widlets, all of St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BUTLER, BISHOP SAMUEL SR., 67, of Orlando, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at his daughter's home in Orlando. A St. Petersburg native, he attended Gibbs High School and several Bible colleges, including Keith Bible School, Nashville, Tenn. He moved to Orlando several months ago. A retired pastor and bishop of Church of the Living God World Wide Revival Center, he established churches and revival centers throughout Central Florida. A guitar and piano player, he wrote and composed gospel songs and sang with the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, the Staple Singers, Sam Cook, Chicago Soul Stirrers, the Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Butleraires. He was a member of Ministers Alliance and was a founder and president of Freewill Givers Inc. He was an active campaign participant for many community representatives. Survivors include five sons, Paul Butler and Ricky Butler, both of St. Petersburg, Samuel Butler Jr., St. Paul, Minn., Larry Butler, Atlanta, and Howard Evans, West Palm Beach; six daughters, Bartara Butler White, Orlando, Jacque Butler Harris, St. Paul, and Lorraine Butler White, Deborah Butler, Kathy Butler Mills and Linda Butler Finley, all of St. Petersburg; seven brothers, King Butler, Willie Mims Jr., Danny Mims and Charles Jones, all of St. Petersburg, Isreal Butler, New York, Ike Butler, Houston, and Richard Mims, Tampa; 10 sisters, Effie Mae Jones, Lilly Bell Butler Bitting, Dorothy Butler and Vernel Butler, all of Durham, N.C., Evelyn Hopper, Seattle, and Annie Joyce Mims Dix, Sundra Mims Harris, Patricia Mims Anthony, Brenda Mims Foster and the Rev. Queen Mims Davis, all of St. Petersburg; 38 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • COSTON, ARTHUR, 78, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here many years ago from his native Bainbridge, Ga. He was a laborer for the former Hayman Construction Co. in St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Clifford L., St. Petersburg, and Arthur Jr., Gulfport; two daughters, Rosa Lee Coston McSwain, Crystal River, and Patricia Ann Coston, St. Petersburg; 17 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • DePRATTER, WANDA L., 66, of Crystal River, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 25, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. She came to St. Petersburg in 1947 from her native Ameagle, W.Va., before moving to Crystal River last year. She was a co-owner and co-operator of the N-L Restaurant in St. Petersburg. She was an avid bowler and was Protestant. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Robert E. Jr.; a son, Robert E. III, Beverly Hills; a sister, Norma Paquette, Gulfport; two brothers, Robert and Donnie Hamilton, both of St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FLOURNOY, EUGENE, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Waynesboro, Ga., he came here in 1948. He was a construction worker for Mills and Jones, was a former employee for the city of St. Petersburg, and was the owner of a lawn service business for more than 40 years. He was a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and was a resident of Boca Ciega Center. Survivors include six daughters, Lillie Mae Flournoy Hunt, Rosie Flournoy, Dorothy Anderson, Christine Phillips and Deana Taylor, all of St. Petersburg, and Rose Hinton, Atlanta; four sons, Eugene Jr., George, and Albert Green, all of St. Petersburg, and Lones Williams, Waynesboro; a sister, Arrie Holmes, St. Petersburg; three brothers, William Henry, Waynesboro, James, Merritt Island, and Andrew, St. Petersburg; several nieces and nephews; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • FORD, ISABEL H., 97, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, she came here 17 years ago from Harrison, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and its Women's Club. She was a former member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was a member of the Garden Club of Harrison, and St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society, all of Harrison. Survivors include a son, William H. Jr., St. Petersburg; a brother, Harold W. Blumenberg, Interlachen; a sister, Virginia H. Duffy, St. Petersburg; a nephew and several nieces. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KENNEDY, PATRICK JOSEPH, 86, of Argyle, Minn., a winter resident of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) at home. Born in Quebec, he lived in Montreal before moving to Argyle. He was a seasonal resident in the area for many years. He was a professional hockey player and was a plumbing and heating supply salesperson. Survivors include his wife of eight years, Delores; a daughter, Doris Lilly, Clearwater; three grandchildren, Patricia and Tara Lilly, and Christine Martin; and two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Patrick Martin. Quanrud-DuBore Funeral Home, Warren, Minn.
    • KROESCHEL, EVELYN A., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home. She was born in Connellsville, Pa., and came here in 1968 from Monessen, Pa. She was a homemaker and was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, William; a son, Bill, Old Town; a daughter, Pat Philip, St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • KYLE, HELEN P. "TOOTSEE" "DOLL," 89, of Maitland, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) in Winter Park. She came here in 1972 from her native Pittsburgh. She was a stenographer for 18 years with Philip Carey Manufacturing Co., New Castle, Pa. She was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Survivors include a nephew, Glen Peacock, Maitland; a niece, Karen Blackmon, Pittsburgh; a stepdaughter, Jean Gill, St. Petersburg; three grandnieces, Meagan Somers, St. Petersburg, and April Peacock and Melissa Peacock Rubio, both of Maitland; and a grandnephew, Glen Peacock Jr., Angola, Ind. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LANE, JIMMY R., 40, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 27, 2000) as the result of an auto accident. He was a St. Petersburg native. Survivors include a sister, Lennie K. Williams, St. Petersburg; a brother, Dr. Thomas R. Lane, Fort Lauderdale; and a niece and a nephew. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • LARSON, ETHEL MAE, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000) at Bon-Secours Maria Manor. Born in Roscoe, Pa., she came here in 1951 from Fellsburg, Pa. She was a homemaker and, with her husband, was the co-owner and co-operator of the Larson Motel, the Belle Vernon Motel and the Silver Lake Mobile Home Resort for 25 years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, and was a member of Sunset Golf Club. Survivors include a son, Donald, Knoxville, Tenn.; a stepson, Harrold, California; two daughters, Nancy Watson and Dorothy Ammon, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Ruth McLuckie, Rockledge, and Alma Hyslop, Monongahela, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MACALUSO, EVELYN P. "EVIE," 96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (May 29, 2000). Born in Paterson, N.J., she came here in 1972 from Vero Beach. Survivors include a son, Charles, Palm City; a nephew, Albert Orr, Ridgewood, N.J.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MAHONEY, DONALD GREGORY, 50, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (May 24, 2000) at home. He came here in 1966 from his native Montclair, N.J. He was an electrician and was Catholic. He was a member of the National Geographic Society and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid reader and boater. Survivors include his wife, Louise, a daughter, Heather Mahoney, and a grandson, Alex, all of Little Falls, N.J. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MINOIA, MARION BOWER, 81, of Manlius, N.Y., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (May 26, 2000) at State University Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y. Born in New York City, she came here in 1967 and lived here until this year. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club. Survivors include a daughter, Susan H. Barry, and a son, Mark R. Hellriegel, both of Manlius; and a sister, Barbara Olson, Louisville, Ky. Pirro and Sons Funeral Home, Syracuse, N.Y.
    • NAGLE, JOSEPH J. JR., 77, of Barefoot Bay, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Indian River Center, West Melbourne. Born in Philadelphia, he came here in 1977 from Buckingham, Pa., and lived here for 20 years before moving to Barefoot Bay in 1997. He was a retired tool and die maker at Grove Tool and Die Co. in Willow Grove, Pa., and was the owner of Nagle Enterprises, St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II who served in Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army during the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Normandy. He received five Bronze Stars. He was a former assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 59, and was a former Grange Master, both in Buckingham. He was a former deacon at Forest Grove Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; three sons, Joseph J. III, Grant, William, Millville, Del., and Robert, Furlong, Pa.; three daughters, Linda Kohl, Reading, Pa., Diane Bell, Cooper City, and Ruth Ann Downs, Fountainville, Pa.; and 13 grandchildren. South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne.
    • SOMLJACAN, IVAN, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Turnasica, Croatia, he came here in 1986 from Lorain, Ohio. He was a master tailor and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Cecilija; a son, Bozo, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Zdenka Horvat, Lorain; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
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