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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Friday, June 16, 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

  • GRACE, FREDDIE JOE, 42, of Orlando, formerly of Inverness, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000). Born in Crestview, he moved to Orlando from Inverness seven years ago and was a retail merchandise clerk. He was Protestant. Survivors include his mother, Emmer Grace, Inverness; three brothers, Samuel, Butler, Ga., Roy, Astatula, and Nolan, Mount Dora; four sisters, Betty J. Lewis, Okahumpka, Cora Lee Heatley, Big Springs, Texas, Connie Cooper, Ocala, and Alice Faye Pimental, Floral City; and a companion, John Cairns, Orlando. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • VOSS, HULDA "HILDA," 79, of Inverness, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Germany, she came here nine years ago from Manhattan, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Reiner Schick, Kemah, Texas; a daughter, Christa Williamson, Inverness; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • WILLIAMS, LOVICK P., 95, of Inverness, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Cedar Key, he came here 68 years ago. He graduated from University of Florida Law School and practiced law for more than 50 years. A lifelong public servant, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1937. He also served as assistant state attorney of the 5th Judicial Circuit for 10 years, county attorney for Citrus County for more than 14 years, and city attorney of Inverness for many years. He was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Taylor; three daughters, Carolyn M. Holbrook, Atlanta, Nancy Jeanne Carr, St. Petersburg, and Anne Kabrich, Floral City; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • BRODY, BEULAH MAE "B," 75, of Dunnellon, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. Born in Shelby County, Iowa, she came here 17 years ago from Ottumwa, Iowa, where she was the office manager of her husband's surgical practice for 32 years. She was a member of many local bridge clubs and the Monday Night Crafters, Rainbow Springs. Survivors include a son, Jeffrey A., Dunnellon; two daughters, Dana Wolf, Montgomery, Ala., and Stephanie "Steve" Kent, Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Elsa Gatchel, Belton, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Dunnellon.
  • GRUBER, RITA T., 81, of Spring Hill, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., she came here 27 years ago from Malvern, Pa. and was a retired beauty consultant for Eckerd with 16 years of service. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, John C., Evans, Ga.; a daughter, Catherine Strittmatter, Spring Hill; a sister, Regina Pizzi, Narberth, Pa.; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • MONTEMURNO, NICHOLAS "NICK," 87, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 15 years ago from New York. He was a barber and a limousine driver for Newark Airport Limousine. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Thomas Bascianelli, Florida, and Peter, New Jersey; a daughter, Rosemary, New Jersey; three brothers, Patrick, Army and Michael, all of New Jersey; three sisters, Ann Spinelli, Brunnette Costa and Lena, all of New Jersey; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Spring Hill.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • AUSTIN, DR. DONALD "DOC," 65, of Gibsonton, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Jackson, Tenn., he came here in 1970 from Waco, Texas. He owned his own dental practice for 25 years. He was a member of the Tampa Sailing Squadron; American Dental Association; Soggy Bottom Bluegrass Group; and Church of Christ of Riverview. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivor includes his wife, Ruby L., Gibsonton. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • CAMPBELL, ELSIE NELLIE, 76, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Palm Garden of Tampa. Born in Ontario, she came here in 1965. She was a homemaker and was Christian. Survivors include two sons, Brad and Bruce, both of Tampa; four daughters, Sandra McPherson, Lutz, Sherry Titus, Tampa, Sharon Curry and Suzzan Kehoe, both of Canada; 10 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Mark III Funeral Home, Town & Country Chapel, Tampa.
  • DEFARIA, MARY S., 70, of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was born in Portugal. She was a seamstress and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, David; two stepsons, John and Tony; four stepdaughters, Maria DeRosa, Denora Caldas, Gloria Feijoo, and Marylou Cananzy; and three grandchildren. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary, Ruskin.
  • FISHER, ANN S., 73, of Plant City, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Morriston, she was a longtime resident of the Tampa area. She was a homemaker and was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Daniel; two sons, Michael D., Plant City and Stephen E., Pensacola; two daughters, Linda A. Fisher, Bradenton and Ruth Skidmore, Hernando Beach; 11 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • GREEN, ROSE, 98, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000). Born in Kiev, Russia, she came here in 1950 from Chicago. She was a homemaker and was a member of Rodeph Shalom Synagogue. Survivors include a son, Earl Green and wife, Cookie, Tampa; two daughters, Loretta Linsky, Clearwater, Doris Byk, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. Beth David Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HART, STANLEY E., 79, of Dover, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Marshall, Ind., he came to the Tampa area in 1951. He was retired millwright. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 26 in Plant City. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a son, Dennis L.; three sisters, Alice Marie Lowry, Argos, Ind., ZoraB. Carrey, North Liberty, Ind., and Dorothy M. Zehner, Plymouth, Ind.; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HOWARD, DELLA B., 81, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000). Born in Louisville, Ky., she came here three years ago. She was a seamstress for Burdorf's in Louisville for 20 years. She was Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, LaVerne Anderson, St. Petersburg and Barbara Nelson, Tampa; two sisters, Helen Anderson and Rosetta Meredith, both of Louisville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • JOHNSON, OLA H., 94, of Plant City, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at National Health Care. She was born in Jasper. She taught school in Jasper for many years and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Charles A. Waters, Brandon, Bobby Waters and Jerry W. Johnson, both of Plant City; two daughters, Edwina McMillan, Dover and Jackie Shenefield, Apollo Beach; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • LEDEE, HERIBERTO COLLAZO, 73, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Vencor Hospital Central. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here two years ago. He was a retired welder for an electric company and was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Paula C.; two daughters, Marisela Garcia and Carmen L. Fernandez, both of Tampa; three sisters, Gicela Collazo, Pepita Collazo, and Consuelo Sosa, all of Puerto Rico; and three grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • McADAMS, GRADY F., 80, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000). Born in Kennedy, Ala., he came here in 1941. He was a member of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church and was a past member of Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; a son, Grady L., Tampa; three daughters, Beverly Henry, Carolyn Richter, and Janet Kunde, all of Tampa; two sisters, Mrs. Gene Palmer and Nita Rae Mitchell, both of Alabama; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • MESSENGER, JAMES E., 72, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Footedale, Pa., he came here in 1958 from Brownsville, Pa. He was owner of Sunshine Uniform Rental. He served during World War II in the Merchant Marine and was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Lois; a son, Douglas, Tampa; a daughter, Sue Knight, Los Gatos, Calif.; mother, Blanche Wilfong, Tampa; two sisters, Jean Morris and Carolyn Dearth, both of Tampa; and seven grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral Services, Tampa.
  • MOREJON, MIGUEL A., 59, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at home. Born in Cuba, he came here in 1997. He was a landscaper and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Olga M. Gonzalez; a daughter, Damaris Morejon, Tampa; a son, Miguel Jr., Tampa; a sister, Georgelina C. Ventura, Tampa; a brother, Tito, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • NORTHCRAFT, LLOYD J., 82, of Oldsmar, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. Born in St. Louis, he came here in 1972 from Chicago. He was an elevator mechanic and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors include a son, Donn, Tampa; two daughters, Darlene Haut, Woodridge, Ill. and Jan Grosinske, North Freedom, Wis.; a sister, Eileen Odell, Oceanside, Calif.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • SALGADO, CARLOS "CHARLIE" DANIEL, 76, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Gloria's ALF. He was born here and remained a lifelong resident. He was owner and operator of Peebles and Salgado Construction and Modern Roofing. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and belonged to Fellowship Lodge No. 265 F & AM; Egypt Temple Shrine; Tampa Scottish Rite Consistory; and was a 55-year member of Carpenters Union No. 696. Survivors include two sons, Clyde, Plant City, and Cliff Cooper, Gainesville; a sister, Alice Earley, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • SCAGLIONE, EVELYN J., 65, of Temple Terrace, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in St. Petersburg, she came here in 1956. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Temple Terrace Women's Club; Temple Terrace Friendship Club; and Temple Terrace United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Frank; two sons, Dale A., Land O'Lakes and David M., New Tampa; a daughter, Dana J. Bobik, Land O'Lakes; a brother, Robert Pyle, Winter Haven; and four grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ROSE, JOHN GEE, 77, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. Born in Greenwich, Conn., he came here in 1971 from Old Greenwich, Conn. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel after 30 years of service. He was a charter member of the Air Force Association, received two National Air Force Association Medals, the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, five Air Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, an Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. Survivors include a son, Patrick Gee, Clemson, S.C.; a daughter, Constance Rose Worthington, Tampa; a sister, Bettie Rose Armstrong, Williamsburg, Va.; and two granddaughters. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • SMART, QUEEN W., 50, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (May 13, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Dawson, Ga., she came here in 1974 from St. Petersburg. She was a self-employed seamstress and member of the Healing Temple Ministries Church of Tampa, where she was the first lady. She was a volunteer worker with the League of Mercy of Tampa, the March of Dimes and the Red Cross. Survivors include her husband, Pastor C.T. Smart; two sons, Clevan, Tampa, and Michael, St. Petersburg; four daughters, Franchonette Smart-Gonzalez, Dawnette and Carlisa Smart and Michele D. Surbaugh, all of Tampa; four brothers, Robb Hunter, Tampa, James Williams, Everett Porter and Elder William Porter, all of St. Petersburg; a sister, Quesla L. Porter, St. Petersburg; and six grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
  • TAYLOR, BEN E. JR., 72, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Tampa, he lived here all his life. He was an electrician for Seaboard Coast Line and CSX Railroad for 44 years. Survivors include his wife, Norma V. "Jean;" a daughter, Tammy K. Herman, Lake Wales; two brothers, George Taylor, Cape Hatteras, N.C., and Jimmy Davis, Land O'Lakes; and two granddaughters. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • YOUNG, ERNEST EUGENE, 64, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000). Born in Colquitt, Ga., he came here in 1956. He was retired from the city of Tampa Sanitation Department after 34 years of service and was Baptist. Survivors include four brothers, Ronald, Lebanon, Mo., Randy, Nashville, Tenn., Dennis, St. Cloud, and Donnie Hartley, Gulfport, Miss.; and five sisters, Bonnie Whaley, St. Cloud, Faye Foltz, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Evelyn Selph, Moultrie, Ga., Ann Marlen, Middletown, Ohio, and Angie Anderson, Brooksville. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • Pasco County Back to top

  • BAITY, MARION E., 84, of Hudson, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at West Pasco Retirement Center. She came here 23 years ago from her native Chicago and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Flenner, Tucson, Ariz., and Bruce Baity, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two daughters, Elaine Cox, Hudson, and Barbara Van Haren, West Bloomfield, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • BALOGH, MARIA A., 67, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. Born in Hungary, she came here four years ago from New York and was a librarian aide. Survivors include her husband, Dezso; a son, Dr. Robert C., Atlanta; her mother, Maria Acs, Hungary; a brother, Frank Acs, Australia; two sisters, Anna Marie Limbeck, Australia, and Ildiko Ambrus, Hungary. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • DONNELLY, WILLIAM A., 44, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at home. Born in East Islip, N.Y., he came here 10 years ago from New York and was a carpenter. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Billy and Nicky, both of New York; his mother, Faye, New Port Richey; two brothers, Richard, New York, and Steven, New Port Richey; a sister, Cathy Bonacci, New Port Richey. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • GANDY, ORA B., 78, of Dade City, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Zephyr Haven Nursing Home. She came here 55 years ago from her native Moultrie, Ga., and was a real estate investment broker. She was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ann Waller, Merritt Island; three sisters, Thelma Browning and Roger Winn, both of Adel, Ga., and Fronie Fields, Hemet, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • GIARDINA, ROSE MARIE, 79, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. She came here six years ago from her native Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include four sons, Anthony E., New Port Richey, Louis, Hauppauge, N.Y., George S., Port Charlotte, and Charles, Brick, N.J.; a daughter, Josephine D. Arroyo, New Port Richey; and eight grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • GIFFIN, ELIZABETH F., 86, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Winchester, Va., she came here two years ago from Warrenton, Va. She was a line production worker for National Fruit Inc. and member of St. Mark Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a sister, Virginia Jackson, Edinburg, Va.; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • KASTNER, CHARLES R., 85, of Hudson, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Baldwin, N.Y. He was a supervisor of metro media for an advertising agency and member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6180, Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Sharon L. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • KNITTEL, VERNA M., 74, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. Born in Dunlap, Tenn., she came here 11 years ago from Sunnyvale, Calif., and was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, James Seldon, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Mary Annette Jagow, Morgan Hill, Calif; two brothers, Melvin Smith, Nashville, Tenn., and Bob Smith, Zephyrhills; two sisters, Jeanie Davis, Tampa, and Velma Moore, McCullough, Ala.; and five grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • LAMAS-PEREZ, AURORA G., 73, of Holiday, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at home. Born in Houston, she came here six years ago from Detroit. She was an executive assistant. She attended First Baptist Church, New Port Richey, and was a member of the Sweet Adelines. Survivors include her husband, Armando; two daughters, Karen Stemen, Knoxville, Tenn., and Amy Sue Choate, Hershey, Pa.; three brothers, Joe Lamas, Seattle, Bob Lamas, Rockville, Md., and Sam Lamas, Palmetto; two sisters, Amy Osterberg, Ukiah, Calif., and Carmen Gallardo, Fort Lauderdale; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Holiday Chapel, Holiday.
  • MERCER, CAROLYN ANN GODBOLT "GOOFER," 47, of Dade City, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. A lifelong resident of Dade City, she was a homemaker and member of Mount Zion AME Church, Dade City. Survivors include a daughter, Sonya Morrell, Dade City; her stepparents, Leroy and Mary Small Sr., Avon Park; seven brothers, Warren and Herbert Godbolt, and Charles Oliver, all of Dade City, Clifford Godbolt, Carlisle, Pa., Leroy Small Jr., Avon Park, James Oliver, Las Vegas, and Michael Oliver, Warner Robins, Ga.; a sister, Alfreda Graham, Avon Park; and three grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • PARISH, MARION E., 91, of Hudson, died Saturday (June 10,, 2000) at National Health Care Center, Hudson. Born in Montclair, N.J., she came here 14 years ago from Newark, N.J., and was a housewife. She was Methodist. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star 121, New Jersey, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America 18, Livingston, N.J., and the ZEP Club, Arlington, N.J. Survivors include her husband, Sidney A. Sr.; a son, Sidney A. Jr., New Port Richey; a daughter, Alicia Wallace, Hudson; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Tarpon Springs.
  • PRUNELLA, NATALIE, 79, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. Born in Hudson, N.Y., she came here four years ago from Clearwater and was an electronic processor for Hipotronics Co., Brewster, N.Y. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Ralph; a daughter, Rosemary Van Riper, Clearwater; two sisters, Carmela Guica, Cavendish, Vt., and Mary Imbrogno, Mount Vernon, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SAMADUROFF, PAUL, 66, of Holiday, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Los Angeles, he came here four years ago from Woodburn, Ore. He was owner of Samaduroff Construction Inc., Oregon, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Methodist. He was a Peace Corps volunteer, serving in Zaire and Togo, Africa. Survivors include his wife, JoAnne; four sons, Barton, Kent, Wash., Bradley, Molino, Ore., Richard, Molalla, Ore., and Ronald, Seattle; a daughter, Tanya Walker, Eugene, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • North Pinellas Back to top

  • STROUP, WINDSOR W., 78, of Belleair, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Palm Garden of Largo nursing home. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1970 from Washington, D.C., where he worked as a foreign service diplomat for 30 years with the numerous U.S. State Department embassies worldwide. He was an Army Air Forces veteran and member of the VFW in Washington. He graduated from George Washington University and was Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife, Claire; four children, Leah Steele, Belleair, Jeffrey Stroup, St. Petersburg, William C. Donahue, Webster, and Bradford F. Donahue, Gulfbreeze; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • Clearwater

    • ALOMAR-GONZALEZ, JOSE ANTONIO, 63, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, and came here in 1999 from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He worked as a maintenance person and was a member of Manantial de Vida Iglesia, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Sonia Maldona; three daughters, Julia Alomar, Tampa, Lucicita Alomar, New York, and Wilfredo Alomar, Puerto Rico; a brother, Delfina, Puerto Rico; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • BELK, PEGGY R. "PATTI," 61, of Emerald Isle, N.C., formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (May 11, 2000) at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital, Emerald Isle. She was born in Bennettsville, S.C., and lived in Clearwater for several years before moving in 1995 to Emerald Isle. She owned and operated Clothesline and Clothesline II consignment shops on Drew Street, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, John H. Sr.; a son, John H. II, USAF Yokota Air Base, Japan; two daughters, Terri J. Handrop, Destin, and Samantha M. Belk, St. Petersburg; three brothers, Lee, Lamar and Lance Caulder; two sisters, Jenny Taylor, Emerald Isle, and Ann Dicello, Raleigh, N.C.; and four grandchildren. Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro, N.C.
    • FLYNN, JOHN F., 85, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1986 from his native Staten Island, N.Y., where he retired in 1970 as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the European Theater. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church and Holy Name Society, Clearwater, and On Top of the World Golf Club. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary P.; a son, Christopher J., Edison, N.J.; and five grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • PETERSON, ROBERT J., 94, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came here in 1970 from his native Bloomington, Ind., and was a retired security guard. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary; a daughter, Peggy Dykes, San Diego; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.

    Dunedin

    • JONES, FRANCES D., 87, of Dunedin, died Sunday (June 11, 2000) at Dunedin Care Center. She came here in 1978 from her native Marion, Iowa. She was a homemaker and Episcopalian. Survivors include two sons, Harry III, Dunedin, and Dennis, Hawaii; a brother, Lester DeWayne, Marion; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • KNUTSON, MADELON M., 89, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Downers Grove, Ill., and came here in 1967 from Chicago. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Pomper, Dunedin; three grandchildren, Marti Pomper and Valerie Pomper-Meyer, both of Baltimore, and Brian Pomper, Washington, D.C.; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • POWER, LELAND J., 76, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1957 from his native Indianapolis. He was a general contractor and owned and operated L.J. Power Construction Co., Largo, for 41 years. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine Temple, Indianapolis and the Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana. Survivors include his wife, Laura M.; five sons, Bruce and Thomas, both of Dunedin, James L., Largo, and twins Curtis and Curt, both of New Port Richey; a daughter, Gloria Hayes, Lilburn, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Largo

    • BOLING, WANDA L., 67, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Hydro, Okla., and came here in 1980 from Green County, Ind. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Ronald; a daughter, Phyllis Cunningham, Largo; a son, Randy, Valrico; four brothers, Leonard, Donald, Jody and Ben Branson, all of Hydro; two sisters, Shirley Williams, Tulsa, Okla., and Glenda Branson, Hydro; and three grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • MATTHEWS, TARA LYNN, 23, of Largo, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1980 from her native Clare, Mich. She worked as an administrative assistant for a local construction company and was also an entertainer. She attended St. Petersburg Junior College. Survivors include her mother, Cynthia Matthews-Hamad, Largo; her father, Jeffery D. Decess, Holt, Mich.; her stepfather, Maan "Big M" Hamad, Seminole; two sisters, Brandi Ann Matthews and Nadya Celene Hamad, both of Seminole; her paternal grandparents, Donald and Beverly Decess, Houghton Lake, Mich.; and her companion, Michael Teese, Tarpon Springs. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • STUBBS, ORVAL A., 81, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. He came here from Wales, Wis. Survivors include his wife, Marion; two sons, Ralph, Albuquerque, N.M., and Russ, Wales, Wis.; two stepsons, Richard Brooks, Belleville, Mich., and George Brooks, Waukesha, Wis.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Luko-Evert Funeral Home, Hartland, Wis. Oldsmar
    • KANE, PETER JOSEPH, 34, of Mitchell, Ind., formerly of Oldsmar, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at home in Mitchell. He came to Oldsmar in 1980 from his native Cleveland and moved in 1994 to Mitchell, where he worked as a technician for LeHigh Cement Co. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Panama Campaign. He graduated from Countryside High School and was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Tresa; his parents, Patricia and William R., two brothers, William III and John, all of Oldsmar; and three sisters, Carol Arkwright, Dunedin, Ellen Kane, Oldsmar, and Amy Kane, Tampa. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • NORTHCRAFT, LLOYD J., 82, of Oldsmar, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. He was born in St. Louis and came here in 1972 from Chicago. He worked as an elevator mechanic and was an Army Air Forces veteran. Survivors include a son, Donn, Tampa; two daughters, Darlene Haut, Woodridge, Ill., and Jan Grossinske, North Freedom, WIs.; a sister, Eileen Odell, Oceanside, Calif.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • COOPERMAN, BERTRAM, of Seminole, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J. He was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1975 from Springfield, N.J. He graduated from Rutgers University School of Pharmacy and owned and operated The Fay's Pharmacy, Newark, N.J., for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Schnieder; two sons, Barry, Old Bridge, N.J., and Rick, Springfield; and two grandchildren. Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union, N.J.
    • FINKE, EDNA, 82, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Arbors at St. Petersburg, Seminole nursing home. She was born in Verona, Pa., came to St. Petersburg in 1975 from Pittsburgh and in 1995 moved to Seminole. She retired as a waitress at Hoffstots Restaurant, Oakmont, Pa. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church of St. Petrsburg. Survivors include a son, Edward, Seminole; a daughter, Jacquelyn Davidson, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Isabell Murray, Tustin, Calif., and Harriet Putnam, Triangle, Va.; and a granddaughter. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • FRYE, RICHARD ARTHUR "DICK," 72, of Seminole, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Salem, Mass., and came here in 1997 from Key Largo, where he founded and owned and operated 3-D Hardware and Frye's Sharpening Service. He graduated from University of Miami, Coral Gables campus. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Seminole, American Legion Post 400, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Lorraine Pauline; a daughter, Denyse Elizabeth Lawrence, Miami; two granddaughters, Michelle Marie and Jennifer Lea Lawrence, both of Kendall. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • SIEDENTOPF, HELEN E., 90, of Seminole, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Freedom Square Nursing Center, Seminole. She was born in Minneapolis and came here in 1986 from Miami, where she worked as a saleswoman for Jordan Marsh Department Store. She was Lutheran. Survivors include two sisters, Mabel Dibble, St. Petersburg, and Bernice Breitbarth, Fort Worth, Texas; and five nephews. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Tarpon Springs

    • SHRADER, GRACE BERTHA, 94, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Holiday, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Tarpon Springs. She was born in Pittsburgh, came to Holiday in 1990 from Coraopolis, Pa., and in 1998 moved to Tarpon Springs. She retired after 20 years as a secretary/stenographer with Lewis Foundry, Coraopolis. She was a member of Holiday Lake Estates Civic Association and the United Methodist Church of Coraopolis. Survivors include a son, Conrad A., Tarpon Springs; a brother, Frank Colegrove, Sarasota; two grandchildren, David Shrader, Atlanta, and Nancy Shrader, McHorney-Cape Cod, Mass.; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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  • CASSIDY, WILLIAM J. "JOE," 75, of Gulfport, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at home. He came here in 1977 from his native Indianapolis, where he retired as a lieutenant after 25 years with the Indianapolis Fire Department. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a past commander of American Legion Kennington Post, Indianapolis. He was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Richard, Waldport, Ore.; and a nephew, Lt. Col. Timothy Cassidy, Anchorage, Alaska. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
  • MEALE, EMMA L., 96, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Camden, N.J., she came here in 1970 from Brigantine, N.J. She was a licensed practical nurse and a telephone operator for Pasadena Baptist Church. There are no known survivors. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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    • BROYLES, MARY L., 77, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Menorah Manor. Born in Philadelphia, she came here in 1959 from St. Louis. She was a secretary for Sandy Hall Carpet Co. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Louis N., Treasure Island; a daughter, Barbara Powell, St. Petersburg; a brother, Alfred Lurcott, Fairfax, Va.; and five grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • GRAY, MATTHEW LEE, 71, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Bath County, Ky., he came here in 1969 from Dayton, Ohio. He was a machinist for Honeywell Corp. Survivors include a son, Ricky S., Dayton; and a daughter, Candy Mittag, Ramona, Calif. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • KILMER, WALTER JAMES, 37, of Pinellas Park, was found Sunday (June 11, 2000) in the Gulf of Mexico near St. Pete Beach. He came here from his native Norfolk, Va. He was a cable splicer for Statewide Cable Co. Survivors include his wife, Shane; three brothers, Robert Kilmer, Eric Tome, Fort Myers, and Kevin Walker, Seminole; four sisters, Barbara Moore, McHenry, Ill., Christine Tome and Norma Siniscalchi, both of St. Pete Beach, and Margot Walker, St. Petersburg; his father, Robert, Kenneth City; and his mother, Jeanne Kilmer, St. Pete Beach. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • NYBERG, BARBARA M., 75, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Waterbury, Conn., she came here in 1946 from New Jersey. She was a homemaker and a member of World of Life Assembly of God, St. Petersburg. Survivors include her companion, Irene Tranciski, Pinellas Park; and a nephew, Tom McGrady, Alabama. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
    • PRICE, SABRINA MECHELLE, infant daughter of Lavonia S. and Glenn E. Price Jr., of Pinellas Park, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Other survivors include her paternal grandparents, Sue and Glenn E. Price Sr., Keavy, Ky.; her maternal grandparents, Henry and Lena Grant, Brandon; her paternal great-grandmothers, Ruby Price, London, Ky., and Marie Duncan, Lake City, Tenn.; and her maternal great-grandfather, James Hilson, Tennille, Ga. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Pete Beach

    • MARLOW, HAL, 70, of St. Pete Beach, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he came here in 1981 from Miami. He worked on Wall Street for more than 20 years as a technician and money manager. He was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and was publisher of the Marlow Morning Market Memo since 1968. He was owner of MTA Capital Management, Clearwater, for 16 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and member of Temple Beth-El. He was a charter member of the Bayou Club and an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Leeba C.; three sons, Dr. Robert G., Woodbury, N.Y., and Steven G. and Douglas, both of Clearwater; a brother, Julius Makofka, Tamarac; a nephew, Lester Makofka, Ponte Vedra Beach; and seven grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ALBRITTON, MINNIE LEE, 91, of Hiawassee, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at her daughter's home in Lexington, S.C. Born in Bronwood, Ga., she came here in 1929 from Sale City, Ga., and moved to Hiawassee in 1999. She was a clerk for McCrory's Department Store in downtown St. Petersburg for more than 20 years and was a volunteer with more than 3,000 hours at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She was a member of Clearview United Methodist Church and was active with United Methodist Women. Survivors include three daughters, Sarah A. Bishop, St. Petersburg, Betty "Boots" Leduc, Hiawassee, and Martha Jones, Saginaw, Mich.; a sister, Frances Hewitt, Gainesville, Ga.; 30 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FOOR, ORA M., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 9, 2000) at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, St. Petersburg. Born in Saxton, Pa., she came here in 1965 from Wadsworth, Ohio. She was a sales associate for nine years with JCPenney, St. Petersburg. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and performed with Harbor Light Mobile Home Park Kitchen Band. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra M. Poling, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Charles Barnett, Saxton, and Ralph Barnett, Wadsworth; four grandchildren; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • IVEY, ELEANDRY, 57, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1976 from her native Thomasville, Ga. She was a head cashier for the former Robinson's Department Store and for Self-Service Shoe Store. She was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Frank Weaver III, St. Petersburg, and Willie Ivey, Augusta, Ga.; and a grandson, Frank IV, St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • PALAZZO, PIETRO V. "PETE," 76, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Clearwater Center. Born in Italy, he came here in 1994 from Philadelphia, where he retired as a self-employed plumber. He attended Five Oaks Community Church, Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, William Grillo, St. Petersburg, and Frank Palazzo, Warrington, Pa.; three daughters, Marjorie Griesi, St. Petersburg, and Anna Marie and Gennie Palazzo, both of Philadelphia; a brother, Romano, Australia; three sisters, Lina Momminie, Australia, Lorena Palazzo, Milan, Italy, and Pina Palazzo, Rome; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • SCOTT, MADELINE SUE, 42, of Berlin, N.H., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 2, 2000) at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, N.H., after a long illness. She came here in 1969 from her native Washington, D.C., and moved to Berlin recently. She attended St. Petersburg High School and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert "Garry"; two daughters, Angela Gershowitz, Milan, N.H., and Nicole DeGroat, St. Petersburg; her mother, Polly Lucas, St. Petersburg; a brother, Robert Lucas, Upper Marlboro, Md.; four sisters, Cendy Sellers and Jane Marion, both of St. Petersburg, Sylvia Washelski, Shreveport, La., and Kathleen Reigle, White Plains, Md.; and a grandson. Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, Berlin, N.H.
    • SMART, QUEEN W., 50, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Dawson, Ga., she moved to Largo as a child. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1970 and to Tampa in 1974. She was a self-employed seamstress and a member of Healing Temple Ministries Church, Tampa, where she was the first lady of the church. She was a volunteer with the League of Mercy of Tampa, March of Dimes and Red Cross organizations. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Pastor C.T., Tampa; two sons, Clevan L., Tampa, and Michael, St. Petersburg; four daughters, Franchonette Smart-Gonzalez, Dawnette L. and Carlisa L. Smart, and Michele D. Surbaugh, all of Tampa; four brothers, Robb Hunter, Tampa, and James A. Williams, Everett B. Porter and Elder William Porter, all of St. Petersburg; a sister, Quesla L. Porter, St. Petersburg; and six grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • STEWART, MARTHA EUGINA, 47, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. Born in Charlotte, N.C., she came here in 1992 from West Palm Beach. She was a lawyer and received a bachelor's degree in marine biology from University of Miami. She received a bachelor's degree in ornithology from University of South Florida in 1991 and was a graduate of Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, where she was a former associate professor to the late Howard Oleck. She published a textbook on non-profit corporations. She was a member of the Florida Bar, the Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, Simian Society, National Parks Conservation Association and Defenders of Wildlife. She attended First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Kathryn Jachna, Lawtey; and three nieces, Nichole Porter, St. Petersburg, and Stephanie and Bonnie Jachna, both of Lawtey. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • THOMPSON, WILLIE M. "UNCLE BO," 85, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here in 1935 from his native Haines City. He retired in 1978 as a mechanic with Florida Power Corp. and was a self-employed carpenter. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Annie M.; five sons, Willie J., Weisbaden, Germany, Michael, Terry and Jonathan, all of St. Petersburg, and Martin, Fort Bragg, N.C.; three daughters, Marilyn Moore and Grace Milhouse, both of St. Petersburg, and Patricia Kentish, Orlando; a brother, Cleo Thompson, St. Petersburg; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • TURA, JOSEPH C. "PUPPET JOE," 65, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Saugus, Mass., he came here in 1978 from Massachusetts. A retired truck driver, he worked for Troy-Webb Roofing and Ted Peter's Famous Smoked Fish for more than 10 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, G. Ann; five sons, Joseph Jr. and Tony, both of St. Petersburg, Robert "Bob," Japan, Walter J., Tampa, and Zachary, Largo; three daughters, Darlene Taylor and Joann Stoneburg, both of Largo, and Tammie Tura, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Mildred Salsman, Saugus, Mass., Emma Penachio, Wakefield, Mass, and Charlotte "Tillie" Cahil, Melrose, Mass.; three brothers, A. Peter and George L., both of Melrose, and Leonard, Danvers, Mass.; and 14 grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • WENDEL, ROSEMARY F., 83, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000). Born in Cincinnati, she came to St. Petersburg in 1972 from Silver Spring, Md., and moved to Seminole several years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. Survivors include four daughters, Patrice Giles, Seminole, Mary Ruth Vreeland, West Palm Beach, Suzanne Prebish, Ellicott City, Md., and Elizabeth Kathryn Fretis, North Providence, R.I.; three sons, Mark A. Wendel, St. Petersburg, and Douglas Pelman Wendel and Charles Robert Wendel, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
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