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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Saturday, June 17, 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

  • JENKINS, MARY C., 81, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at Avante at Inverness. She came here 23 years ago from St. Petersburg. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • CASTANIO, JOHN JOSEPH, 59, of Dunnellon, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000). He came here two years ago from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a truck driver for A and R Fuel, Brooklyn, with 25 years of service. He was Catholic. He was a member of the Local 553 Teamsters Union, New York. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, John Christopher, Staten Island, N.Y., and John Peter, Boca Raton; a stepson, Jason Louis Katzowitz, Dunnellon; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Dawn Katzowitz, Dunnellon; a brother, Frank Jr., Long Island, N.Y.; and a sister, Katherine "Kay" Ricciardi, Port St. Lucie. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Dunnellon.
  • CHURILLA, LEONA E., 86, of Dunnellon, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at home. She came here 19 years ago from her native Pittsburgh. She was a clerk typist for Continental Insurance, Pittsburgh, with 30 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Dunnellon. Survivors include a brother, John, Ocala; and a sister, Anne M., Dunnellon. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Dunnellon.
  • GOLDBERGER, ELEANOR, 73, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at home. Born in Daytona Beach, she came here 20 years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and was an artist for a decorator. She was Jewish. She was a member of the Timber Pines and Golf Country Club. Survivors include two daughters, Genie, Pahoa, Hawaii, and Dianne Zwiebach, New York City; and two grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • GUINTA, DAMIAN A., infant son of Angel Guinta, of Brooksville, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. Other survivors include two brothers, Talion and his twin, Cain; a sister, Addila; and his maternal grandparents, Marilyn and Bill Wagers, all of Brooksville. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • MILLER, ANITA P., 83, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Emmaus, Pa., she came here 21 years ago from Pennsburg, Pa. She was a retired pharmaceutical assistant and member of Christ Lutheran Church, Brooksville. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; a daughter, Marta Keller, Asheville, N.C.; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • ROSCOE, LESLIE F., 68, of Spring Hill and Bristol, Conn., died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Conn. Born in New Britain, Conn., he worked for the Waterbury Republican American Newspaper in the composing room and later retired from the Army Reserves, where he served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383, Spring Hill, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Gardner. O'Brien Funeral Home, Forestville, Conn.
  • WRIGLEY, MATTHEW J. "MATT," 85, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Brooksville Health Care Center. Born in Jacksonville, he came here 20 years ago from Lockport, N.Y., and was a production line worker for General Motors. He was Catholic. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236. Survivors include a sister, Marguerite Tingen, Jacksonville. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.Hillsborough County
  • BELCHER, WILLIAM A. "BO," 58, of Plant City, died Thursday (June 15, 2000). He born in Tampa and remained a lifelong resident of the area. He was a laborer for CSX Railroad and was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Melody, Plant City; a son, Sammy, Plant City; a daughter, Kimberly Belcher, Plant City; two brothers, Willie B., Plant City and Jimmy Lee, Riverview; three sisters, Ruby Mae Johnson, Fannon Springs, Nora Clayton, Ocala, and Faye Brown, Plant City; and three grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • BLAUVELT, GLADYS J., 91, of Melbourne, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) in Melbourne. Born in Oneonta, N.Y., she came here in 1965 from New York. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include a son, Walter "Ted" G., Tampa; five daughters, Janice Breda, Bomoseen, Vt., Carolyn Van Zandt, Melbourne, Gladys Coates, Pearl River, N.Y., Roberta Brawner, New Hampton, N.Y., and Linda Rae Cargill, Melbourne; a brother, Richard Snyder, Zanesville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • EBERHARD, DORIS C., 73, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Bicknell, Ind., she came here in 1958. She was a homemaker and was a member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. Survivors include three sons, Willard J., James, and David; three daughters, Kathleen Winters, Sandra Linthicum, and Nancy Nelson; a sister, Reba Danca; and 10 grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FERNANDEZ, VICENTA LONGO, 84, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at home. She was born here and remained a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Centro Asturiano Club and former queen of the Centro Asturiano Club. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Diana F. Kahler, Plant City; a son, Robert M. Jr., Tampa; and a grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • FOECKING, RALPH M., 74, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Cleveland, he came here in 1966. He was a retired chemical engineer. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of Florida Association of Professional Engineers; American Association of Chemical Engineers; and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Sherry; two sons, Eric C., Tampa and Mark F., Columbia, Mo.; two brothers, Norbert, Cleveland and Vernon, Phoenix; two sisters, Audrey Spalding, Baltimore and Claire Marie Langkau, Rocky River, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Marsicano-Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GEORGE, MARY ANN, 87, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Virginia, she came here in 1940 from Erwin, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include a son, John, Tampa; two daughters, Margie Allensworth, Miami, and Marie Mastin, Tampa; a sister, Winnie Qullen, Erwin, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • HARTMAN, DONALD RICHARD, 62, of Seffner, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. He was born in Detroit. He was an electronics technician for Cargill Fertilizer. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include two brothers, Earl, DeLand, and Raymond, Warren, Mich.; and three sisters, Roxanne Reynolds, Newcastle, Wash., Karen De Caussin, Clinton Township, Mich., and Lucille H. Smith, Mount Pleasant, S.C. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HESS, WARREN, 80, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he came here in 1971. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion in New York. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Lawrence, Tampa, and D.J., Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers, Ken and Don, both of Rochester; a sister, Carla Drake, Rochester; and two grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • HUTCHINS, JOANNE, 45, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Polk County, Ga., she came here in 1960 from Georgia. She was a waitress at the Waffle House. She was Pentecostal. Survivors include her fiancee, Johnnie Quintana, Tampa; a son, Dennis James McPherson, Tampa; her mother, Mary Hutchins, Tampa; two brothers, Joe Hutchins, Seffner, and Phil Hutchins, Inglis; and three sisters, Martha Jones, Riverview, June Whidden, Thomasville, Ga., and Sarah Price, Tampa. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • PERRY, LORINE, 75, of Tampa, died Friday (June 9, 2000) at Vencor Hospital Central. Born in Ocala, she came here several years ago. She worked for Tropical Garment, Jerry's Restaurant and the Officer's Club at MacDill Air Force Base. She was a member of Mount Pleasant M.B. Church and choir. Survivors include a son, Willie Nat, Tampa; a daughter, Catherine Liz Perry, Tampa; a brother, Charlie Vernon; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • RODRIGUEZ, ROBERT, 76, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. He was born here and remained a lifelong resident. He was a lab technician for Aerospace Industry. Survivors include three brothers, Roy, Rene and Richard, all of Tampa; and a sister, Rachael Rodriquez, Tampa. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • SEEGAR, PAULINE P., 81, of Seffner, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at University Community Hospital on Fletcher. Born in Randolph County, Ala., she came here in the 1940s. She was a member of E. Chelsea Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Winford S., Harmony, N.C.; a daughter, Elaine Zwicke, Seffner; three brothers, Rudolph, Valley, Ala., William J. and J.C. Prather, both of Seffner; a sister, Theo Adamson, Dothan, Ala.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • STEVENS, CAROL J. "JUNE," 64, of Thonotosassa, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000). Born in Alpens, W.Va., she came to the area in 1977 from Huntington, W.Va. She was a convenience store manager. Survivors include three sons, George Von Hagel, Ocean City, Md., Terrence and Gerald Stevens, both of Tampa; four daughters, Carol Blair, Baltimore, Violet Cheatham, Quartz Hill, Calif., Dawn Martin, San Antonio, Fla., Vicky Mills, Zephyrhills; three brothers, Wilmoth, Clyde, and Brent, all of Baltimore; a sister, Wanda Gutch, Knoxville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • SYMPSON, CHARLES EDWARD, 72, of Seffner, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Louisville, Ky., he came here 20 years ago from Miami. He was a life member of the American Legion and was commander of the DAV in Brandon Post No. 87. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brandon. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; and a daughter, Sallie Sympson, Seffner. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
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  • BYRUM, THELMA J., 92, of Holiday, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, Hudson. Born in Pineville, La., she came here 28 years ago from Richmond, Ind., and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, William O.; a son, Norval H. Murphy, New Port Richey; two daughters, Jeannie Bingham, Odessa, and Virginia Mendel, New Port Richey; two brothers, Melvyn Hill, Tomball, Texas, and William Hill, Richmond; two sisters, Theda Parker, Hudson, and Jose Lee DeMeo, Richmond; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • CARTWRIGHT, PETER K., 84, of Palm Harbor, formerly of New Port Richey, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. Born in New York City, he came to New Port Richey 18 years ago from Falmouth, Maine, and moved to Palm Harbor two years ago. He was an account supervisor for Sperry Rand, Great Neck, N.Y. He was Catholic. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Long Island, N.Y. Survivors include a son, James P., Topsham, Maine; two daughters, Deborah Cartwright-Melvin, Lake Forest, Ill., and Suzanne McKenna-Dyer, Allen, Texas; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • DeWITT, JOHN, 77, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Holland, Mich., he came here three years ago from Chicago. He was a machinist for a tool manufacturing company. He was Protestant. Survivors include two brothers, Arnold and Melvin Hassevoort, both of Holland; and three sisters, Clarine Brummel, Big Rapids, Mich., Helene Hove, Zeeland, Mich., and Esther Brummel, Jamestown, N.M. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • DOE, JEANE F., 89, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Heather Hill Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Terre Haute, Ind., she came here five years ago from Holiday. She was a retired professional dancer and member of Church of Christ. She was past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 10167, life member of the American Legion Auxiliary 173, past vice president and member of the Buena Vista Civic Council, and member of the North Buena Vista Women's Club, all of Holiday. There are no known survivors. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • KEIFRIDER, NATALIE FAITH, infant daughter of Ernest J. and Jennifer D. Keifrider of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. She was born in St. Petersburg. Other survivors include a brother, Brandon, New Port Richey; her paternal grandparents, Donald and Mary Keifrider, Norristown, Pa.; her maternal grandmother, Sheree D. Jones, New Port Richey; her paternal great-grandmother, Natalie Zangrilla, Stowe, Pa.; and her maternal great-grandmother, Rosa Lea Coryea, Indianapolis. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • MATTERN, ARTHUR H., 89, of Port Richey, died Sunday (June 11, 2000) at Windsor Woods Nursing Home, Hudson. Born in Hoboken, N.J., he came here 13 years ago from Brick Township, N.J., and was a custodian for Brick Township Elementary School. He was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Kenneth, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Patricia Dolcemascolo, Port Richey; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • NUNLEY, MATTALENE, 78, of Hudson, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at National Health Care Center, Hudson. Born in Marshall County, Ky., she came here four years ago from Union City, Mich. She was a homemaker and member of River Road Church of Christ, New Port Richey. Survivors include a son, Marvin G., Hudson; two brothers, Teddy Gene Thweatt, West Paducah, Ky., and J.W. Thweatt, Paducah, Ky.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SERBIN, JOHN, 82, of Hudson, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Hammond, Ind., he came here 30 years ago from Hobart, Ind., and was a supervisor for U.S. Steel. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Hudson, and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Rose Pease, Holiday, and Mary Keen, St. Charles, Mo.; a brother, Peter, Hammond; and three grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
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  • DeGRAZIA, JOSEPH D., 88, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. he was born in Huntington, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from Pleasantville, N.Y. He was a Catholic. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • FEELY, FRANCES BRONKO, 81, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 1, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from Garfield, N.J. Survivors include two daughters, Maryann Scott, Garfield, and Carolann Bronko, Pueblo, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Fournier, California; a sister, Gee Wisniewski, Garfield; six grandchildren, Joann Skiba, New Jersey, Dawn Lewallen, Colorado, Tracy Kronberg, Wisconsin, Kelly Kronberg, Colorado, Francine Spataroc and Anthony Scott, both of New Jersey; and three great-grandchildren. Kamenski Funeral Home, Garfield, N.J.
  • KAISER, EDWARD J., 73, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1988 from his native Erie, Pa. He was a mechanical engineer and retired from Automation Devices, Fairview, Pa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Eurika Lodge AF&AM, Union City, Pa., where he was a past master. Other memberships included Scottish Lodge and Shriner's Zem Zem Temple, Erie. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Anna; two sisters, Rita Glover and Ann M. Bolash, both of Erie; two brothers, Vitus, Erie, and Gerry, Akron, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • MORSE, ROBERT L., 40, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1982 from his native Charleston, W.Va. He worked as a hairstylist for 905 Salon, Palm Harbor. He was a member of Unity Church of Clearwater and YMCA of Clearwater. Survivors include his mother, Mildred Morse, Clearwater; a brother, Frank, Charleston; a sister, Debra Morse, Fanning Springs. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
  • NACK, GERTRUDE R., 94, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at home. She was born in White Fish, Mont., and came here in 1961 from Palatine, Ill. She worked 47 years for AT&T and retired as a supervisor. She was a member of St. Mathias Lutheran Church and the Pioneers Club. Survivors include a nephew, Frank Walthers, Tampa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • PRUNELLA, NATALIE, 79, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson. She was born in Hudson, N.Y., and moved to New Port Richey four years ago from Clearwater. She was an electronic processor for Hipotronics Co., Brewster, N.Y., and a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Ralph; a daughter, Rosemary Van Riper, Clearwater; two sisters, Carmela Guica, Cavendish, Vt., and Mary Imbrogno, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • RADCLIFFE, VINCENT A. "VINCE", 85, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Clearwater. He came here in 1956 from his native Indianapolis. He was a retired railroad conductor for the New York Central Railroad. Locally, he owned Radcliffe Custom Draperies from 1956 to 1980. He was a 50-year member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Tampa Orient of Florida and Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Thelma H.; a son, Vincent A. Jr., Clearwater; four grandchildren, Vincent A Radcliffe III, Tampa, Donna Jean Schauer, Troy A. Radcliffe and Eric L. Radcliffe, all of Clearwater; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • SHINN, REBA H., 95, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Harborside Health Care, Palm Harbor. She came here in 1945 from her native Haddon Heights, N.J. She owned and operated the former Marine Grill in Clearwater. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Dr. Richard, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Nancy Ericson, Tarpon Springs, and Joan Mackert, Safety Harbor; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
  • SKICEWICZ, WAYNE RICHARD, 51, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at home. He came here in 1975 from his native Chicago. He worked as a laborer. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and a Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Audra Lynn Freeman, Guam, and Jennifer Nicole Skicewicz, Clearwater; his mother, Bernice Whitaker, Dunedin; three brothers, Denny Daniels, John Skicewicz and Michael Skicewicz; a sister, Bonnie Eaton; and seven nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • Largo

    • BEAR, FREDERICK M., 77, of Largo, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1986 from Kentucky. He was a business manager. He was an Army Air Corps fighter pilot veteran of World War II and a Lutheran. Survivors include three sons. Frederick, Largo, Henry, Oakland, Calif., and John, St. Croix, Virgin Islands; a sister, Laurie Bear-Brown, Virginia; and a grandson, Alex Bear-Brown, Virginia. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Creamtion Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • CARNESSALI, RENO, 91, of Largo, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Pardus, Pa., and came here in 1970 from Lake Milton, Ohio. He was a steelworker and worked 40 years for U.S. Steel in Ohio. He was a Baptist, an avid fisherman and a member of Lake Milton Fish & Game Club. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mildred; two daughters, Millie Greenawalt, North Jackson, Ohio, and Mary Ann McClain, Jenison, Mich.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • FLAGG, HELEN CLAWSON, 79, of Largo, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Netcong, N.J., and came here in 1990 from Fort Collins, Colo. She was the chief executive officer of ATS Corp., a national personnel company, and later president of Status Unlimited, a public relations firm. She was a published writer and a speaker. In Florida, she was a registered representative for Dean Witter and Walnut Street Securities. She was a member and historian of Northwood Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, a past officer of Altrusa, a member of National Association of Female Executive, and was listed in Who's Who of US Executives in 1989. In November 1998, she was included in the 21st edition of Marquis Who's Who of American Women 1999-2000. Survivors include her husband, Allen M.; a daughter, Lana Hope, Naples, Fla.; and a son, Rory, Denver, Colo. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • RAWE, MICHAEL C. "MIKE," 48, of DeBary, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. He was born in Dayton, Ky., and moved to Largo from Alexandria, Ky. He moved from Largo to DeBary in 1990. He worked as a construction superintendent with Pertree Constructors, Altamonte Springs. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, and an avid sportsman. Survivors include two sons, Michael, Alexandria, Ky., and Brad, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, James E., Pensacola, and Harold L., Largo; and a sister, Marlene K. Reinert, Palm Harbor. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center, Largo Chapel.
    • REYNOLDS, MARJORIE C., 90, of Largo, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at Palm Garden of Largo. She was born in Australia and came here in 1971 from Chicago. She was a secretary and a member of Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Patricia Reynolds, San Antonio; and a sister, Joan Green, Carnegia, Australia. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

    Madeira Beach

    • CULLER, FREDERICK I. JR., 76, of Madeira Beach, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. He came here in 1952 from his native Cameron, S.C. He was a stockbroker. Survivors include his wife, Sandra B.; a son, Joseph Mendoza, a daughter, Eveyonne Cavazos, and a granddaughter, Mariah Mendoza, all of Madeira Beach. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • BAKER, CHARLENE, 53, of Oldsmar, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Albany, N.Y., she came here in 1968 from Schenectady, N.Y. She worked as a travel agent in Tampa and was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts and taught classes on how to make porcelain dolls. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Kubler, Oldsmar; a son, Robert, and her parents, Charles and Grace Weber, all of Largo; two brothers, Charles Weber Jr., Tarpon Springs, and Russell Weber, Burlington, N.J.; a sister, Michele Hammock, Oldsmar; several nieces and nephews; and two grandsons. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • 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; a nephew, Tom McGrady, Alabama; an aunt, Margaret Duetzmann, Connecticut; and a sister-in-law, Esther Nyberg, New York. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • ABRAMS, OSCAR A., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines after a long illness. Born in Hicksville, N.Y., he came here in 1975 from Hawthorne, N.Y. He retired after 35 years as an optician and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Protestant and a member of Elks Lodge 1224. Survivors include a son, William Schulz, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren, Laura M. Joyce, Pennsylvania, and Elena A. Leombruno, William A. Schulz and Patricia C. Edgar, all of St. Petersburg; and seven great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • COLE, ROBERT W., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. Born in Menasha, Wis., he came here from Neenah, Wis. He retired as a labor relations manager with Menasha Shipping Container Corp. and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo, Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge 291, Egypt Shrine Temple, Tri City Shrine Club and VFW. Survivors include his wife, Marietta; two sons, Lorin, Larsen, Wis., and Timothy, Bloomington, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Caitlyn, Adam and Danielle Cole. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • ERVIN, STANLEY H., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at home. Born in Ironton, Ohio, he came here in 1962 from Logan, W.Va. He retired in 1971 as a maintenance man at Northeast High School. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary A.; a son, Stanley W., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Linda Trent, St. Petersburg, and Donna Williamsen, Salt Lake City; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GOLDEN, SHARON LYNN, 53, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. A St. Petersburg native, she was an antique dealer and an owner of Vesuvios Restaurant from 1991 to 1994. She was a member of VFW Post 6827 Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Tamie Dawson, Orlando; a son, James Corbitt, St. Petersburg; her mother, Carmen Smotherman, two sisters, Karen Landers and Janet Villiaume, and a brother, Bill "Puckett" Smotherman, all of St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HALL, ELIZA W., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Big Otter, W.Va., she came here in 1971 from West Virginia. She retired as a postmaster after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Hallburg, W.Va. She attended First Church of God, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, George C., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Katherine Smith, Clearwater; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • IVEY, ELEANOR, 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.; her companion, Nathaniel Jackson; and a grandson, Frank IV, St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SCOTT, ESTHER WRIGHT, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at the Arbors at St. Petersburg, Seminole. Born in Midway County, Ind. (now Clark County), she was a former member of Central Christian Church of New Albany, Ind., where she served as president of the Christian Women's Fellowship, was a president of the Christian Endeavor Organization, taught Sunday School and was a deaconess. She served on the Indiana State Board as a district secretary and at the first Indiana Quadrennial Assembly at Purdue University. She was a deaconess and president of the Christian Women's Fellowship at Mirror Lake Christian Church and Palm Lake Christian Church, both in St. Petersburg, and was a member of Church Women United. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Marcel M.; a son, Don, Spartanburg, S.C.; a sister, Nell Wright Kelley, Seminole; a brother, Joseph Wright Jr., Louisville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Brenda Szymanowski, Summerville, S.C.; and two great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • VINZ, VINCENT E., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Kingston, Wis., he came here in 1967 from Markesan, Wis. He was co-owner of numerous rental properties on Indian Rocks Beach and a member of Bay Pines Evangelical Lutheran Church, Seminole. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Leona L.; two sons, Martin, Ripon, Wis., and Marvin, Elgin, Ill.; a sister, Margaret Laper, Fairwater, Wis.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • MATTHEWS, TARA LYNN, 23, of Seminole, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1980 from her native Houghton Lake, Mich. She worked as an administrative assistant at 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; and a companion, Michael Teese, Tarpon Springs. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

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  • BARNES, ALLEN FORREST, 61, of Gulfport, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he came here in 1999 from Gainesville, Ga. He was an electronics engineer who for 25 years was a pioneer in the paging industry. For the last 15 years he was in the marine business. He attended St. Alban's Episcopal Church, St. Pete Beach, and was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Susan; a son, Edward, Atlanta; a daughter, Debbie Taylor, Jacksonville; and two grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • 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. She was a member of Pasadena Baptist Church. There are no known survivors. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • Madeira Beach

    • CULLER, FREDERICK I. JR., 76, of Madeira Beach, died Tuesday (June 13, 2000) at home. He came here in 1952 from his native Cameron, S.C. He was a stockbroker. Survivors include his wife, Sandra B.; a son, Joseph Mendoza, a daughter, Eveyonne Cavazos, and a granddaughter, Mariah Mendoza, all of Madeira Beach. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • BAKER, CHARLENE, 53, of Oldsmar, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Albany, N.Y., she came here in 1968 from Schenectady, N.Y. She worked as a travel agent in Tampa and was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts and taught classes on how to make porcelain dolls. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Kubler, Oldsmar; a son, Robert, and her parents, Charles and Grace Weber, all of Largo; two brothers, Charles Weber Jr., Tarpon Springs, and Russell Weber, Burlington, N.J.; a sister, Michele Hammock, Oldsmar; several nieces and nephews; and two grandsons. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • 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; a nephew, Tom McGrady, Alabama; an aunt, Margaret Duetzmann, Connecticut; and a sister-in-law, Esther Nyberg, New York. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • ABRAMS, OSCAR A., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 15, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines after a long illness. Born in Hicksville, N.Y., he came here in 1975 from Hawthorne, N.Y. He retired after 35 years as an optician and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Protestant and a member of Elks Lodge 1224. Survivors include a son, William Schulz, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren, Laura M. Joyce, Pennsylvania, and Elena A. Leombruno, William A. Schulz and Patricia C. Edgar, all of St. Petersburg; and seven great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • COLE, ROBERT W., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. Born in Menasha, Wis., he came here from Neenah, Wis. He retired as a labor relations manager with Menasha Shipping Container Corp. and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo, Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge 291, Egypt Shrine Temple, Tri City Shrine Club and VFW. Survivors include his wife, Marietta; two sons, Lorin, Larsen, Wis., and Timothy, Bloomington, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Caitlyn, Adam and Danielle Cole. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • ERVIN, STANLEY H., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at home. Born in Ironton, Ohio, he came here in 1962 from Logan, W.Va. He retired in 1971 as a maintenance man at Northeast High School. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary A.; a son, Stanley W., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Linda Trent, St. Petersburg, and Donna Williamsen, Salt Lake City; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GOLDEN, SHARON LYNN, 53, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. A St. Petersburg native, she was an antique dealer and an owner of Vesuvios Restaurant from 1991 to 1994. She was a member of VFW Post 6827 Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Tamie Dawson, Orlando; a son, James Corbitt, St. Petersburg; her mother, Carmen Smotherman, two sisters, Karen Landers and Janet Villiaume, and a brother, Bill "Puckett" Smotherman, all of St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HALL, ELIZA W., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Big Otter, W.Va., she came here in 1971 from West Virginia. She retired as a postmaster after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Hallburg, W.Va. She attended First Church of God, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, George C., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Katherine Smith, Clearwater; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • IVEY, ELEANOR, 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.; her companion, Nathaniel Jackson; and a grandson, Frank IV, St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SCOTT, ESTHER WRIGHT, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at the Arbors at St. Petersburg, Seminole. Born in Midway County, Ind. (now Clark County), she was a former member of Central Christian Church of New Albany, Ind., where she served as president of the Christian Women's Fellowship, was a president of the Christian Endeavor Organization, taught Sunday School and was a deaconess. She served on the Indiana State Board as a district secretary and at the first Indiana Quadrennial Assembly at Purdue University. She was a deaconess and president of the Christian Women's Fellowship at Mirror Lake Christian Church and Palm Lake Christian Church, both in St. Petersburg, and was a member of Church Women United. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Marcel M.; a son, Don, Spartanburg, S.C.; a sister, Nell Wright Kelley, Seminole; a brother, Joseph Wright Jr., Louisville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Brenda Szymanowski, Summerville, S.C.; and two great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • VINZ, VINCENT E., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Kingston, Wis., he came here in 1967 from Markesan, Wis. He was co-owner of numerous rental properties on Indian Rocks Beach and a member of Bay Pines Evangelical Lutheran Church, Seminole. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Leona L.; two sons, Martin, Ripon, Wis., and Marvin, Elgin, Ill.; a sister, Margaret Laper, Fairwater, Wis.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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