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June 7, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, June 7, 2001

This list is compiled from the
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  • DeLONG, EMMA JANE, 72, of Crystal River, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) in Crystal River. Bornin Amenia, N.Y., she came here three months ago from Dover Plains, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include her caregiver and niece, Florence Storms, Crystal River; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Homosassa.
  • KHOURI, GEORGE W., 83, of Beverly Hills, formerly of St. Petersburg and Brooksville, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at home. Born in High Springs, he moved to St. Petersburg in 1932 from Brooksville and later to Beverly Hills. He was a stereotyper for the St. Petersburg Evening Independent and St. Petersburg Times. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a member of the Salvation Army and an avid fast pitch softball player and fisherman. In 1955, he and his brother, Howard, won a treasure hunt, the climax of an annual civic celebration called Florida Funtime, beating 300 rivals to a prize of 100 silver dollars buried on Hospital Key near Fort De Soto. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Marie; a son, George S., Norcross, Ga.; a daughter, Alice Bowers, Crystal River; a brother, Howard, Crossville, Tenn.; three sisters, Nora Frances Lisenby, Lake Panasoffkee, and Ruby DeLargey and Thalia Khouri, both of St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
  • LINARY, LOUIS, 89, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center in Inverness. Born in Lajas, Puerto Rico, he came here 11 years ago from Cairo, N.Y., and was a retired waiter. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rose (Vicananza); a son, Michael, Lake Panasoffkee; a brother, Salvatore, and a sister, Lula Martinez, both of Miami; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • LUDLOW, CATHERINE ANN, 77, of Inverness, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Mount Washington, Pa., she came here seven years ago from Pottstown, Pa., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Frank W. Paulus, Linden, Iowa, and Clifford Paulus, Lebanon, Pa.; two daughters, Patty Breen, Lebanon, and Cathy Ventura, Latrobe, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Sherdin, and a sister, Mary Griest, both of Collegeville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • McDOWELL, KAREN LOUISE, 52, of Ocala, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at home. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she moved to Inverness in 1986 from Colden, N.Y., before moving to Ocala three weeks ago. She worked for the Chronicle as an accounting clerk, in home health care and at the Brannen Bank. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. Survivors include three sons, Lonn McDowell, Ocala, Steve McDowell, East Aurora, N.Y., and Ron Connolly, Springville, N.Y.; two daughters, Ann Dorolek, Marilla, N.Y., and Suzette Terry, Oakville, Ontario, Canada; five brothers, Kevin P. Kepple, Lockport, N.Y., David Kepple, Tennessee, Duane Kepple, Kenmore, N.Y., Gary Kepple, Antioch, Tenn., and Dennis Kepple, Buffalo, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.
  • NELSON, CLARA VIRGINIA, 63, of Inverness, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Born in Pensacola, she came here six years ago from Clearwater, She worked at the Data Center for Sun Bank of Tampa and attended Seminole Christian Church. She was a member and past worthy matron of the West Pensacola Chapter 252 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Aubrey E.; a son, Aubrey Jr., Clearwater; three daughters, Vicki Brady, St. Petersburg, Theresa Nelson and Donna Lewis, both of Inverness; a brother, Richard Shelby, Palmetto, Ga.; three sisters, Evelyn Fannin and Linda Chinn, both of Pensacola, and Barbara S. Burgchardt, Port Richey; and six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • PARSONS, VIOLETTE B., 82, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) in Lecanto. She came here 10 years ago from her native Manchester, N.H. She was a retired antique dealer and member of Our Lady of Grace Church of Beverly Hills. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Parsons-Ford, Beverly Hills; a sister, Irene Cote, Manchester; a nephew; a niece, a granddaughter; and a great-grandson. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills.
  • SMITH, PATRICIA M. "PATTY," 50, of Inverness, died Thursday (May 31, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Pasadena, Calif., she had lived here for three years. Survivors include a brother, William E., Pasadena; and companion, Joe Buttars. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
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  • BUSH, BLANTON A., 79, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Vidalia, Ga., he moved to Tampa in 1941 then to Brooksville in 1972. He was a member of Grace Tabernacle Independent Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Willene; a son, Thomas, Riverview; three daughters, Colleen Savage, Tampa, and Evelyn Gann and Peggy Beyer, both of Brooksville; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville.
  • CONLEY, DYLAN CHRISTOPHER, 4, of Brooksville, died Monday (June 4, 2001) in Brooksville. He was born in Brooksville and was a lifelong resident. He was active with the Hernando Youth League in tee-ball. Survivors include his parents, Bryan and Angela, a brother, Jacob Redd, and two sisters, Shelly and Tiffany Hancock, all of Brooksville; paternal grandparents, Terry and Jeff Ervin, Clearwater, and Mike Conley, Ocala; maternal grandparents, Craig and Darlene Voight, Keystone Heights, and Rick and Janet Newmeyer, Atlanta; maternal great-grandmother, Delora Ringo, Clearwater, and paternal great-grandparents, Winifred and Mary Conley, Ohio. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • FARRELL, MIKE E., 48, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (June 3, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. He came here 24 years ago from his native Glens Falls, N.Y. and was a cook. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Nancy J., and two daughters, Jennifer and Christina, all of Spring Hill; two brothers, William J., Tampa, and James, Glens Falls; two sisters, Kathy and Patty, both of Glens Falls; and a grandson. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • GLENN, EMMETT G., 90, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at home. Born in Andrews, N.C., he came here 18 years ago from Englewood and was formerly of St. Petersburg. He was a retired chemical operator for DuPont Chemical Co. and a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Carlton G., Ocean City, Md., and Robert T., Newark, Del.; a daughter, Ayleen Glenn, Goshen, N.Y.; a brother, James R., and a sister, Trilby Glenn, both of Andrews; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Mariner Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • KIDLE, JOHN E. "JACK," 84, of Spring Hill, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Detroit, he came here 25 years ago from Clearwater. He was a retired automotive sales manager in Lincoln Park, Mich., and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge in Lincoln Park. Survivors include three brothers, David, Clinton Township, Mich., Sidney, Waterford, Mich., and Jerry, Maysville, Mich.; and two sisters, Marie Staats, Royal Oak, Mich., and Barbara O'Driscoll, Pinellas Park. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • ROBINSON, AMELIA P., 89, of Brooksville, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Mill City, Pa., she came here 45 years ago from Susquehanna, Pa. She was a homemaker. She attended First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Faith Works Circle in Brooksville. Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Huston, Castle Creek, N.Y., Janette Parmelee, Binghamton, N.Y., and Sandra Hambey, Brooksville; a brother, Karl Smith, Apalachin, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Brooksville.
  • ROM, BERNICE MARIE, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Chicago, she came here 23 years ago from Cicero, Ill., and was a retired certified nursing assistant. She was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Judy LaPorte, Bartlett, Ill., and Mary Ann Gerson, Salem, Ore.; a brother, LeRoy Hannaford, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Mary Adele Kolarik, Northridge, Calif., and Lucille Hannaford, San Marcos, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Chapel, Brooksville.
  • SIGLER, DAVID J. JR., 76, of Timber Pines, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 11 years ago from Hatfield, Pa. He was an engineer for Budd Company and an Air Force veteran. He attended the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bernice; his daughter, Dianna Jankausky, Bensalem, Pa.; a stepson, George Kenas, Ontario, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Millinghausen, Blue Bell, Pa.; his mother, Effie, and a sister, Effie Edwards, both of Mount Laurel, N.J.; and eight grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
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  • CABASSA, JUAN ANTONIO, 32, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) in Tampa. Born in New York City, he came here several years ago. He was a tile warehouseman. Survivors include his wife, Rita; a son, Shawn, Tampa; two daughters, Melanie and Stephanie, both of Tampa; his parents, Fred and Judy Cabassa, Puerto Rico; and two brothers, Angel and Carlos, both of Puerto Rico. Swilley Funeral Homes, Tampa.
  • DeLEON, GUILLERMO, JR, 86, of Tampa, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Tampa, he was a lifelong resident. He was a barber and a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 4321, the American Legion Post No. 248 and the DAV Chapter No. 4. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Mercedes; and a daughter, Jennie Etrel, Ocala. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • EWING, MALINDA ANN, 86, of Dover, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) in Brandon. Born in South Bend, Ind., she came here in 1964 from South Bend. She was a clerk for Robinson Department Store in South Bend. She was Methodist. Survivors include two sons, James E., South Bend, and Franklin M., Dallas; two daughters, Patricia McKnight, Tampa, and Betty Jean Kring, Lakeville, Ind.; a brother, Don Howell, Largo; two sisters, Lucille Donathen, Liberty, Ind., and Marie Kline, South Bend; 12 grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HEALY, SGT. MAJ. THOMAS "TOM" J., SR., 57, of Tampa, died Friday (June 1, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he came here eight years ago from Plant City, where he had lived for several years. He was a retired sergeant major in the military. He was Episcopalian. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Fort Knox, Ky., and Darrel, Baltimore; a daughter, Lillian Robertson, Baltimore; his father, Robert T. Sr., Kennebunkport, Maine; a stepfather, Clifford Turner, Bangor, Maine; a brother, Robert T. Jr., Bradenton; three sisters, Dawn Powell, Kentucky, Robin Cowley, Alba, N.M., and Robin Jeter, Sanford, Maine; and 10 grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HOPKINS, W.L. "BILL," 85, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 6, 2001) at University Community Hospital. Born in Atlanta, he came here in 1976 from South Carolina. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired firefighter and state marshal. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Sherry Lancaster, Lutz; a brother, James Hopkins, Laurens, S.C.; and two grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel.
  • LEE, CLARENCE, 51, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 3, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Arlington, Ga., he came here several years ago. He was serving in the Navy. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Doris Carlyle, Sharon Lee and Nicole Lee; three sons, Clarence Lee Jr., Charlie Lee and Terrence Williams; five brothers, Charlie Lee, Quincy, Joe and Bondie Harrison, both of Tampa, Charlie Harrison Jr., Dothan, Ala., and John David Harrison, Ohio; five sisters, Juanita Gibson, New Jersey, Rutha Neal, Rosie Montagino and Mary Jefferson, all of Tampa, and Onita Cooper, Ohio; and 22 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LEE, LEONARD I., 81, of Pomona Park, formerly of Lutz, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) in Pomona Park. Born in Plainfield, Conn., he came here several years ago. He was a postal worker. He was a combat pilot in a B-24 bomber during World War II. He was a member of Tims Memorial Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Robert H., Satsuma; a sister, Agnes Streatch; and a grandson, Jason H. Lee. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
  • LOCKWOOD, ANNE B., 73, of Tampa, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Memorial Hospital in Tampa. Born in Nashville, Tenn., she came here in 1967 from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Samuel R.; and three sons, Dr. Jonathan Samuel, Reston, Va., Jeffrey David Lockwood, Tallahassee, and Christopher Andrew Lockwood, Palm Harbor. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • PRINCE, SADIE C., 93, of Sun City Center, died Monday (June 4, 2001) in Sun City Center. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., she came here in 1986 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a minister's wife. She was a member of Wimauma Church of God. Survivors include three sons, Charles E., Weatherford, Texas, James G., Lakeland, and Robert L., Albany, Ga.; four daughters, Frances Deese, Sun City Center, Evelyn Coleman, Wimauma, Joanne Coleman, Okeechobee, and Joyce Sommers, Wimauma; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • RUSSELL, JOHN H., SR., 58, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Tampa, he lived her all his life. He was a retired shop manager for a department store. He served as a captain in the Army and was honorably discharged. He was Protestant. Survivors include sons John H. Jr. and Rodney; four daughters, Sharon Bernal, Las Vegas, Megan Russell and Lee Andra Bandy, all of Tampa, and Wendy Sheppard, Atlanta; his father, Willie J., Sr., Tampa; two sisters, Patricia A. Alston, Tampa, and Bernadette Edwards, Dayton, Ohio; and five brothers, Willie J., Jr, Sarasota, Michael L., Sr., Karl T., Sr., Mark and Stephen, all of Tampa. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SHELTON, EDWARD R., 64, of Odessa, died Friday (June 1, 2001) at University Community Hospital. Born in Chester, Pa., he came here 32 years ago from Chester. He was an electrician and Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Nancy L.; his father, Edward C., Twin Oaks, Pa.; five daughters, Terri L. Roberts, Sandra L. Upper and Patricia A. Papsidero, all of Odessa, Bonnie J. Saari, Topton, N.C., and Nadeen F. Vensel, Andrews, N.C.; two sisters, Alice Arndt, Village Green, Pa., and Patricia A. Francis, Linwood, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • DVORAK, MARY SUE, 81, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at home while under LifePath Hospice care. Born in Corinth, Miss., she came here 20 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Sun City Center Bridge and Women's Golf Club Association. Survivors include her husband, James; a daughter, Sally Knight; and a granddaughter, Amber Knight, Rapid City, S.D. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary, Ruskin.
  • VILLEMAIRE, PAUL ALFRED, 49, of Tampa, died Saturday (May 26, 2001) at home. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a sister, Michael Villemaire; his mother Adele and stepfather Larry Roberts; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • WORTHINGTON, CAREY, 52, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) at South Baptist Hospital. Born in Donalsonville, Ga., he came here several years ago. He was a truck driver and Baptist. Survivors include a son, David; his parents, J.B. and Mary Worthington, Tampa; two brothers, Mickey, Tampa, and LaDon, Douglasville, Ga.; and a sister, Barbara Payne, Gibsonton. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • WRIGHT, PARKE, III, 79, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) in Naples, Fla. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and came here in 1952. He was a former executive vice president of Lykes Brothers, Inc. and chairman of the former Second National Bank of Tampa. He was an Army Air Forces pilot in World War II, flying a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber with the 8th Air Force in England. He was shot down over Stuttgart, Germany, in 1944 and was held prisoner by the Germans until the end of the war. He was a regional manager for the former National Airlines in New York. He held several positions at Lykes Brothers including chairman of the executive committee. He was president twice of the Gulf Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was the holder of the Silver Beaver Award. He was also president of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He served on the board of First Florida Banks. He was a two-term member of Board of Directors of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He was Tampa's Young Man of the Year in 1957 and Tampa's Citizen of the Year in 1972. He received the Great American Award from the Boy Scouts of America in 1986. Survivors include his wife, Almeria H.; a son, John P., IV; and three granddaughters. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
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  • BITTNER, DOROTHY E., 78, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at home. She came here three years ago from her native Cleveland. She was a retired accountant employed by Chem-Materials and later worked at a day care center. She was a member and past president of Berea Business Women's Association and a member of St. Richard's Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Grafe, New Port Richey; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • HUFF, MILDRED C., 91, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Madison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Port Richey. Born in Cherry Grove, Pa., she came to Clearwater in 1962 from Warren, Pa., recently coming to New Port Richey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clearwater Country Club. She was Methodist. Survivors include a son, James Albaugh, and a daughter, Mary Anne Albaugh, both of Trinity; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • McCLURE, REXFORD D., 81, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at home. Born in Central City, Neb., he came here 13 years ago from San Antonio, Texas. He was the owner and operator of several restaurants and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Methodist. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SOARES, DAISY D., 76, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at home under the care of hospice. She moved to Clearwater in 1971 from her native Bermuda then to New Port Richey two years ago. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Manuel A.; a son, Thomas, Clearwater; four daughters, Cindy Jones, Clearwater, Paula Parker, New Port Richey, and Tammy Reed and Linda Soares, both of Holiday; five sisters, Oliva Sandvik and Rose Littlefield, both of Largo, Hilda Farries, Clearwater, Alice Farries and Irene DeCosta, both of Bermuda; and five grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
  • SPELSKI, MILDRED M., 78, of Bayonet Point, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Jackson, Ky., she came here 24 years ago from Dayton, Ohio, and was an elementary school teacher. She was Christian. She received her bachelor's degree from Wright State University in Dayton. Survivors include a son, John, Bayonet Point; a daughter, Patricia, Cincinnati; a brother, James Thorp, New Paris, Ohio; and six sisters, Dovie Cornett, West Milton, Ohio, Verda Strong, West Carrollton, Ohio, Mary Carpenter, Dayton, Ohio, Jackie Kintz, Beavercreek, Ohio, Joetta Newland, New Paris, Ohio, and Sue Strong, Middletown, Ohio. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • THOMAS, FANNIE MAE, 83, of Tampa, formerly of Odessa, died Wednesday (May 30, 2001) in Tampa. She came here more than 50 years ago from her native Odessa. She was a homemaker and member of St. Matthew M.B. Church. Survivors include two daughters, Earlie Branton, Odessa and Uary Jones, Tampa; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • TUCKER, HELEN CECELIA, 88, of Holiday, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center in Gainesville. She came here 29 years ago from her native Wilmington, Del. She retired as deputy clerk of the U.S. District Court in Wilmington with more than eight years of service. She was a member of the Holiday Lake Estates Civic Association. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and its Ladies Guild. Survivors include a son, Norman E. Jr., Baltimore; a daughter, Mary Ann Heck, Gainesville; a sister, Catherine Hagee, Newark, Del.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday.
  • VENTIERI, RUTH, 60, of Port Richey, died Sunday (June 3, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice inHudson. Born in Scotland, she came here two years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a factory worker employed by Oxford Pendaflex in Long Island. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, John; her parents, Mary and Mark; two brothers, John and Matthew; and seven sisters. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • WINSOR, LAURA RUTH, 83, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point. Born in Oronogo, Mo., she came here 27 years ago from New Shrewsbury, N.J., and was a homemaker. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Richard; a son, John, Pendleton, Ind.; two nephews; and a niece. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • FOLEY, RUBY ANN, 75, of Clearwater Beach, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at the home of her niece in Seminole. She was born in Roanoke, Va., and came here in 1960 from Cincinnati. She worked as an X-ray technician at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Survivors include a niece, Patricia Young, Seminole; a nephew, Andy Seiter, Cincinnati; five grandnieces and grandnephews, Tammy Pence, St. Pete Beach, Tina Sly, Largo, and Andy Seiter Jr., Beth Seiter and Robert Seiter, all of Cincinnati; and a great-grand-nephew. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • HUFF, MILDRED C., 91, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Madison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Port Richey. She was born in Cherry Grove, Pa., came to Clearwater in 1962 from Warren, Pa., and recently moved to New Port Richey. She was a homemaker, Methodist and a member of the Clearwater Country Club. Survivors include a son, James Albaugh, and a daughter, Mary Anne Albaugh, both of Trinity; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
    • KIDLE, JOHN E. "JACK," 84, of Spring Hill, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He was born in Detroit and moved to Spring Hill in 1976 from Clearwater. He was a retired automotive sales manager in Lincoln Park, Mich. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge in Lincoln Park. Survivors include three brothers, David, Clinton Township, Mich., Sidney, Waterford, Mich., and Jerry, Mayville, Mich.; and two sisters, Marie Staats, Royal Oak, Mich., and Barbara O'Driscoll, Pinellas Park. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
    • KLINGER, THEODORE VERNON, 71, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001). He came here in 1971 from his native Chicago. He owned and operated Klinger Remodeling for 30 years in Clearwater. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary; three sons, Edward C., Clearwater, Thomas V., Largo, and James M., St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • KLINGERMAN, EDNA M., 82, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at home. She was born in Bremen, Ind., and came here in 1949 from Arizona. She worked as a secretary in mobile home sales and was a volunteer for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast and the Marine Bingo Hall. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy M. Ray, Clearwater, and Linda L. Langford, Hudson; two sons, Tom A., New Port Richey, and Daniel D. Sr., Outville, Ohio; a sister, Ethel Powers, Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • O'BRIEN, JOHN J., 94, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Bayview Nursing Pavilion, Clearwater. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and came here in 1971 from Hartford, Conn., where he retired from a mortgage banking position. He was a military veteran. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and enjoyed playing tennis. Survivors include his caregiver, Florence Lewis, Clearwater; a niece; and a nephew. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • PACE, JOSEPH M., 61, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came here in 1956 from his native Chicago and graduated from Clearwater High School in 1958 and from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1971. He graduated from Massey Technical Institute of Jacksonville. He was a vice president of telecommunications and retired after 35 years with AmSouth Bank, formerly First National Bank of Clearwater. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Catholic and a member of American Legion Post 275, Dunedin. Survivors include two sons, Joseph K., Dunedin, and John C., St. Petersburg; a stepson, John C. Guthrie, Palmetto; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Micciche, Clearwater; a sister, Anne Moston, Clearwater Beach; a brother, Salvatore, Elk Grove Village, Ill.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • PAYTON, ISAAC B., 81, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at home. He came to Clearwater in 1939 from his native McIntosh, moved in 1955 to Saginaw, Mich., and returned here in 1998. He worked for 30 years as a cook for the VA Medical Center in Saginaw. He was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Clearwater, where he served on the deacon board, and was a member of Clearwater Branch of NAACP. Survivors include five sons, Leroy T., Rudolph L. Sr., Lawrence G. Sr. and Michael A., all of Saginaw, and Allen L., Clearwater; four daughters, Barbara H. Barber, Blanche C. Clark, Gloria J. Jackson and LaZaundra M. Neal, all of Clearwater; 22 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • REED, MARGARET B., 71, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Cleveland and came here in 1982 from St. Johnsbury, Vt. She worked 18 years as an alarm monitor for Sonitrol, St. Petersburg. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Reed, Seminole, and Barbara Savino, West Burke, Vt.; a son, Michael, Littleton, N.H.; and five grandsons. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SHEEHAN, JANE R., 79, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) at home. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, and came here in 1968 from San Antonio, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Dunedin. Survivors include two nephews. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • SOARES, DAISY D., 76, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at home under the care of Pasco-Hernando Hospice. She came to Clearwater in 1971 from her native Bermuda and moved in 1999 to New Port Richey. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Manuel A.; a son, Thomas, Clearwater; four daughters, Cindy Jones, Clearwater, Paula Parker, New Port Richey, and Tammy Reed and Linda Soares, both of Holiday; five sisters, Oliva Sandvik and Rose Littlefield, both of Largo, Hilda Farries, Clearwater, and Alice Farries and Irene DeCosta, both of Bermuda; and five grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • VAN HOOK, THEODORE B., 60, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Springfield, Mass., and came here in 1978 from Clifton, N.J. He was a journeyman engineer and retired after 22 years with Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Chapter 11 DAV, Clearwater. He was Protestant and enjoyed boating and fishing. Survivors include a son, David, Clearwater, two daughters, Debra Van Hook and Beth Dacier, both of Clearwater; a brother, Philip Stokes Van Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Deborah Martell, Cumberland, Maine; and two grandchildren, Christopher Dacier and Shannon Van Hook, both of Clearwater. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • WILLIAMS, NELL F., 95, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) in Enterprise, Ala. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., and came here in 1962 from Detroit. She was a homemaker. She graduated from University of Kansas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Stokes, Enterprise, Ala.; a son Richard Williams, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • GIBSON, ELMER, 93, of Largo and formerly of Dunedin, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Calvin, Ill., and came here in 1970 from Belwood, Ill. He worked as a dietetic cook for the VA Medical Hospital in Chicago, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Lone Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church of Largo, where he was a deacon, and a member of Palm Harbor chapter of Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, VFW Post 2550, Dunedin, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Goldie; and several nieces. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • LAUDATO, GERALD, 74, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in East Newark, N.J., and came here six months ago from Endwell, N.Y. He retired as a foreman for a filmmaking company and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Norma; a daughter, Anita Laudato, Seminole; two sons, Dino, St. Petersburg, and Gerald, Manhattan, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • STEES, ESTHER J., 75, of Largo, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) at Wright's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Largo. She was born in Bayonne, N.J., and came here in 1989. She was a nurse, a Methodist and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Keith; three sons, Brian, Largo, Scott, Seminole, and William, Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Ruth Koluskey, Barberton, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • STORRIE, JEANNE W., 83, of Largo, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Brookline, Mass., and came here in 1981 from Needham, Mass., where she retired as a claims processor. She was a member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Douglas; two daughters, Susan Epperly, Oceanside, Calif., and Saundra Carscaden, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and a sister, Louise Johnson, Ipswich, Mass. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • YIDI, MAGDALENA, 91, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She was born in Colombia, South America, and came here in 1996 from Daytona. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Pedro, Largo, Jorge and Eduardo, both of Orlando, and Edgardo, Daytona; a daughter, Judy Pagnotta, Mahwah, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Safety Harbor

    • STOKOE, ROBERT H., 34, of Tampa, formerly of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (June 3, 2001). He was born in Phoenix and moved to Tampa in 1988 from Safety Harbor. He was a still-processor for Mease Countryside Hospital. Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Rollins, Tampa; his father, Bob Stokoe; and two aunts, Lucy Le Noir, Tampa, and Birma Keith, Jacksonville. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
    • ZIEMBINSKI, PATRICIA M., 90, of Kansas, formerly of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (June 3, 2001) at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved last year to Johnson County, Kan., from Safety Harbor. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and the Order of the Eastern Star, both of Safety Harbor. Survivors include a son, Arthur, Overland Park; a daughter, Wanda Ziembinski, Bronxville, N.Y.; a brother, Edward Barkowski, Hartsdale, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Amos Family Funeral Home, Shawnee, Kan.

    Seminole

    • HOLLE, BERTHA K., 90, of Seminole, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at home. She was born in Irvington, N.J., and came here in 1989 from Atlantic Highlands, N.J. She retired as a bank teller and was a member of Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Jiminez and Joan Paulercio, both of Seminole; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • MASI, MARY CATHERINE, 84, of Seminole, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born in Detroit and came here in 1986 from Dearborn, Mich. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and a former member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater, a member of St. Alphonsus Alumni Association and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Clearwater. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. Survivors include two sons, Jack and Bob, both of Seminole; a daughter, Patricia Green, Safety Harbor; a sister, Arlisle McKinnie of Michigan; two brothers, Harold Murphy, Dunnellon, and Robert Murphy of Michigan; three grandchildren, Lila and Jack Masi Jr., both of Seminole, and Andy Green, Safety Harbor. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MURPHY, JUNE G., 72, of Seminole, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She was born in Hopkinsville, Ky., and came here in 1955 from Kentucky. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Largo, and the Women's Guild of St. Jude's Cathedral, St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband, Robert F.; a son, John, Big Pine Key; two daughters, Theresa Murphy, Seminole, and Kathryn Murphy, Pittsburgh; a brother, Jack McCollum, and a sister, Ruth Stites, both of Hopkinsville; and a grandson, Stephen Hoffman, Seminole. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

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    Gulfport

    • FRANK, VERNON MAURICE, 71, of Belmont, N.C., formerly of Gulfport, died Sunday (June 3, 2001) at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gaston County, N.C. Born in Guilford County, N.C., he lived in Gulfport before moving to Belmont 15 years ago. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister of music and education and was a member of First Baptist Church in Cramerton, N.C. He attended Johnson Bible College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, Vernon Marshall Frank, Gulfport, and Nathan Reid, Denver; two daughters, LeAnne Frank, Atlanta, and Sarah Lindsay, Inman, S.C.; a sister, Verona Jane Frank, High Point, N.C.; and six grandchildren. Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Gastonia, N.C.

    Pinellas Park

    • HOFFMAN, ERNEST PAUL, 81, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (June 6, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1972 from Westbury, N.Y. He was a machinist for Morgan Yacht and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Christian. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Genevieve; a son, Stephen, Owensboro, Ky.; a grandson, John Hoffman; and a granddaughter, Katie Hoffman. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • O'TOOLE, MARY C., of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    St. Petersburg

    • ANDERSON, WILLIAM F. SR. "MR. FRANK," 56, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 3, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. He came here in 1963 from his native Quincy. He owned and operated Franklin's Barber and Beauty Shop for 37 years. He was a graduate of Jones Institute Barbering College in Jacksonville. He was a former member of Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ and was a member of the Barbers Association. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Jackqulyne; two sons, William Jr. and Keith Montrell, and a daughter, Priscilla Franchelle Williams, all of St. Petersburg; five sisters, Josephine Johnson and Dorothy House, both of Fort Myers, Alice Mitchell, Quincy, Angeline Vance, Indianapolis, and Lilie Thomas, Atlanta; and three grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • ARDUINI, LOUISE E. "WEEZIE," 78, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Shore Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. Born in Danville, Ky., she came here in 1971 from Brunswick, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Henry R.; a daughter, Lynn M. Head, Fostoria, Ohio; and a sister, Wanda Young, Lancaster, Ky. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • AVERY, MENOFFE G., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. Born in Fort Payne, Ala., he came here in 1978 from Clinton, Md. He owned Suncoast Catering from 1978 until 1992. He served in the Army in World War II and was a member of the American Legion, Gulfport Post. An avid pool player, he took part in the St. Petersburg Tavern Pool League for many years. At age 65, he attended the University of South Florida and obtained a paralegal degree. He was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey and Craig, both of Clinton, and James, Arcadia; two daughters, Leslie Newman and Jane L. Gardiner, both of Clinton; two brothers, Gleason and Quintelle, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CAMERON, JULIA, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 22, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Survivors include a son, Grady Davis, St. Petersburg. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • DiGAETANO, VIOLA, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at the Verandah Assisted Living Facility. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1997 from Douglaston, N.Y. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of nearly 60 years, Salvatore; a daughter, Suzanne Kern, Heusenstamm, Germany; and two grandchildren, Thomas Kern and Robert Kern. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • DUKES, EMMA LUC, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Greensboro, Ga., she came here in 1965 from Augusta, Ga. She was a former owner and operator of a boarding home and worked in the housekeeping department at the Tradewinds Beach Resort for 30 years. She was a member of New Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. Survivors include a son, Bennie, Waynesboro, Ga.; a sister, Gertrude Bynes, Oakland, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GAMMAL, NICHOLAS D. JR., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at home. He was born in Braintree, Mass., and moved to St. Petersburg in 1964 from Covington, Ky. A graduate of Maritime Officers School, he was a master in the Merchant Marines. He was aboard two ships that were sunk during World War II. He was a member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels. He attended St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Margaret E. "Marge"; a daughter, Ranzy M. Gammal, Norfolk, Va.; a son, Nicholas D. III; two brothers, Vincent, Houston, and Gary, Sonoma, Calif.; and a grandson. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • GREBINSKI, VINCENT JOSEPH, 47, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Melvendale, Mich., he came here in 1993 from Dayton, Ohio. He was Catholic and served in the Army. Survivors include his mother, Geraldine, Kenneth City; three brothers, Michael, Castro Valley, Calif., Patrick, Vandalia, Ohio, and Matthew, Huber Heights, Ohio; and a sister, Mary G. Salmon, Arkansas. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • JANNARONE, RAYMOND, 83, of Manchester, N.J., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Manchester Manor Nursing Home. Born in Newark, N.J., he moved from St. Petersburg to Manchester one year ago. He owned Ray's Appliance Service for more than 20 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in St. Petersburg. Survivors include two sons, Pasquale R. and Gerald T., both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Emilio, New Port Richey; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Cremation Service of Ocean, Brick, N.J.
    • KROEGER, JOAN, 67, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she was a winter resident for 35 years from New York. She was a dietitian for the New York State Teachers Association and a member of Suncoast Cathedral. Survivors include her mother, Marjorie Scotchmer, St. Petersburg; and a caregiver, Michelle Lamar, New York. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • MANOR, MERLA P., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at home. Born in Huntsville, Ark., she moved to Orlando in 1980 from Sacramento, Calif., and to St. Petersburg in 1990 from Orlando. She retired from the Sacramento County Welfare Department and was a published writer and member of Penwomen. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Zellers, Little Rock, Ark., Gail M. Axtell, St. Petersburg, and Dinah Allen, North Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MARONE, RICHARD, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. He was a veteran of the armed forces. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • McKEE, JOHN E. "JACK," 76, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at the Abbey Rehabilitation Center. Born in Alliance, Ohio, he came here in 1940 from Tampa. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1943. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1950 and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a buyer at Maas Brothers and then Richards department stores in Miami. He was a member of Sertoma International and a former member of Coral Gables Country Club. He also was a former member of the University Club and a member of the Dragon Club. He was Episcopal. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Marian S.; a daughter, Michelle M. Neader, St. Petersburg; a son, Mark A., Martinsville, N.J.; and four grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • McKENZIE, GLORIA J., of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1962 from her native Cordele, Ga. She was a certified nurse's assistant, providing home health care. She was a member of Southside Tabernacle. Survivors include four sons, Antonio Bethune, Cornelius McKenzie, Aaron McKenzie and Casey McKenzie, all of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Shanequa McKenzie, St. Petersburg; her mother, Sarah Dudley, Orlando; two brothers, Sammie Lee Oliver, St. Petersburg, and Glen Owens, Orlando; six sisters, Ella Mae Walls, Delores Dudley, Gilda Marion and Teresa Dudley, all of St. Petersburg, Maxine Miller and Wanda Owens, Orlando; and four grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MEEDER, SYBIL, 44, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., she came here from 14 years ago from upstate New York. She was a customer service manager for Verizon Yellow Pages in St. Petersburg. Survivors include two daughters, Alexis Miseyko and Morgan Miseyko, St. Petersburg; her mother, Gloria Rosse; a sister, Margot Freitag, Cape Coral; a niece; and a nephew. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • MILLER, CLAIRE F., 76, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at the home of a daughter in Largo. Born in Somerville, Mass., she came here in 1981 from Brunswick, Maine. She was a parent coordinator for Head Start in Maine for 10 years. She was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve No. 156 in Brunswick, Maine, and was a volunteer for All Children's Hospital and St. Jude's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Bruce Campbell, Alaska, and Stuart Campbell, St. Petersburg; three daughters, Jean Diebold, Largo, Joyce Jenkins, Harpswell, Maine, and Linda Cooper, Freeport, Maine; a brother, Arthur Hatton, Pompano Beach; a sister, Ruth McCarthy, Arlington, Mass.; and a granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • MOSES, WILLIAM JR., 20, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at home. He was a St. Petersburg native. Survivors include a companion, Shanta Crosby, and his mother, Carolyn, both of St. Petersburg; his father, William Sr., Houston; four sisters, Karin Musgrove, Tangela Musgrove, Chandra Denson and Natasha Moses, and three brothers, Charles, Kelvin and Theron, all of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHUSTER, HENRY E., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (May 31, 2001) at home. Born in Salem, Ohio, he came here in 1993. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in Warren, Mich. He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church and was active in the Senior Center in St. Petersburg. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Eagles in Michigan. Survivors include a daughter, Vanessa Rice, Fair Haven, Mich.; a sister, Margaret Bartha, Mesa, Ariz.; five brothers, Richard Schuster, Alden, Mich., Hantz Schuster, Saginaw, Mich., Robert Schuster, Harrison, Mich., Albert Schuster, Florida, and Joseph Fronius, Michigan; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WESTFALL, HATTIE M., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Palm Shores Health Center. Born in Mount Ida, Ark., she came here in 1944 from Hot Springs, Ark. She was a retired executive secretary. She was Baptist. Survivors include two brothers, Dale Miller, California, and Owen Miller, Delaware; and two sisters, Marjorie Pipkin, California, and Louella Jones, Colorado. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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