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SUNCOAST DEATHS

Saturday, June 24, 2000

This list is extracted from the
regional editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

Citrus| Hernando | Hillsborough | Pasco
North Pinellas | South Pinellas

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  • BALTENSBERGER, EDWIN G. SR., 80, of Beverly Hills, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000). Born in Philadelphia, he came here eight years ago from Crown Point, Ind., and was a retired engineer. He was Lutheran. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and member of the SPEBSQSA (the Barbershoppers). Survivors include his wife, Betty Plutte; two sons, Edwin G. Jr., Lansing, Ill., and Robin A., Morrison, Colo.; a daughter, Susan Tress, Hatboro, Pa.; a sister, Adelaide Balderson, Fort Washington, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • COGSWELL, CHESTER A., 76, of Dunnellon, died Tuesday (June 20, 2000) at home. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he came here 17 years ago from Boston. He was a retired professional thoroughbred race horse trainer in New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. He was Methodist. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Roberta A.; four daughters, Carol Logan, Eileen Simmons, Diane Collins and Audrey; two stepsons, Richard Murphy and Adam Hill; two stepdaughters, Raejean Robinson and Myra Hill; two sisters, Florence Mahanna and Evelyn; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • CONSTANTINE, LOUISE J., 91, of Inverness, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in White Plains, N.Y., she came here eight years ago from Pompano Beach. She was an assistant property manager and owner and operator of Fashion 220 Cosmetics, Toronto, Canada, in the 1960s. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, John "Jack," Plant City; two daughters, Carol C. Brown and Janice "Jeny," both of Inverness; and two grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • DUCHARME, ARTHUR J., 66, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday (June 22, 2000). Born in Chicopee, Mass., he came here two years ago from Old Town and was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. He was Catholic. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and member of the Beverly Hills Recreation and Civic Associations. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Houle; three sons, Gary, Oil City, Pa., Kyle, Cunningham, Mass., and Wayne, E. Hampton, Mass.; two daughters, Michelle Bissonnette, S. Hampton, Mass., and Kim Ring, Naugatuck, Conn.; two brothers, Richard, Beverly Hills, and William, Hadley, Mass.; a sister, Marie LeHouillier, Beverly Hills; and 17 grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • GOAD, CONSTANCE FINWALL JOHNSON, 76, of Floral City, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000). Born in Rosenhayn, N.J., she came here two years ago from Hayesville, N.C. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Floral City. Survivors include her husband, Judson; two sons, Raymond F., Norcross, Ga., and Glen E., Warne, N.C.; a daughter, Bonnie I. Dixon, Hayesville; and five grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • JAMES, DOROTHY EVELYN, 68, of Hernando, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. Born in Uniondale, N.Y., she came here four years ago from Calverton, N.Y. She was a medical secretary for a physician's office and member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include her husband, Norman; two sons, Richard A. Nollet, New Jersey, and Ronald J. Nollet, Centereach, N.Y.; a daughter, Robin Nollet, Massachusetts; a brother, Joseph W. Lauffer, Uniondale, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • LANNING, EMILY, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Southside Hospital, Bayshore, N.Y. Survivors include her husband, Robert N.; a son, Robert, Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Rosemarie Curley, Bayshore, and Theresa Kokko, Stuttgart, Germany; and three grandchildren. Claude R. Boyd-Caratozzolo Funeral Home, Deer Park, N.Y.
  • PALIN, ARTHUR J. "JIM," 77, of Hernando, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000). Born in Pawtucket, R.I., he came here three years ago from West Palm Beach. He retired from the Palm Beach County School Board after 40 years of service as a teacher, principal and administrator. He was Catholic. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Allene Cato; a daughter, Patricia McCoy, Hernando; a brother, Raymond, Cumberland, R.I.; and a sister, Dolores DeCosta, Cumberland. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
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  • GRANT, EUGENE, 84, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home. Born in Eastchester, N.Y., he was a civil engineer. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; four daughters, Jean Osekoski and Pauline O'Reardon, both of Glenham, N.Y., Helen O'Reardon, Washingtonville, N.Y., and Barbara O'Reardon, Tuckhoe, N.Y.; two sisters, Mary Becker, Connecticut, and Irene Holbeck, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • 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, Tallon and Damian's twin, Cain; a sister, Adelia; and his maternal grandparents, Marilyn and Bill Wagers, all of Brooksville. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • ONEILL, WANDA S., 69, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Irvington, N.J., she came here five years ago from Carteret, N.J. She was a retired telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co. and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Carteret. Survivors include her husband, James; two daughters, Kathy Decristofaro, Spring Hill, and Jennifer, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Henry Wisniewski; a sister, Dolores Adams, Toms River, N.J.; and five grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • SCOTT, VIRGINIA M., 78, of Brooksville, died Thursday (June 22, 2000). Born in Omaha, Neb., she came here five years ago from Tucson, Ariz. She was a certified nursing assistant and retired from the Tucson Medical Center. Survivors include a daughter, Joan Hoffstetter, Spring Hill; a brother, Donald Parr; and two granddaughters. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • WING, DOROTHY M., 86, of Spring Hill, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 2000). Born in Hamlin, N.Y., she came here 10 years ago from St. Petersburg, where she lived for 11 years. She was an elementary school teacher and Baptist. Survivors include a son, S. Bruce, Spring Hill; a daughter, Beverly Garvey, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
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  • BEAL, SENECA W. SR., 78, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Dunbar, Pa. He was a purchasing clerk for the U.S. government. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran and was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include a son, Seneca W. Jr., Hudson; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Town & Country Chapel, Tampa.
  • BROWN, GEORGE CALVIN, 61, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 17, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Ceanter. He was born in Tampa and remained a lifelong resident. He was a barber and owner of Brown's Modern Barber and Beauty Shop. He worked for several insurance companies, Central Life, Afro Life, Jackson National, Atlanta Life, and was an employee of the Greyhound for 37 years. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Irene; a daughter, Shelia Renee Johnson; a brother, Robert Miller, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CARLTON, ELLEN R. "LYNN," 81, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. Born in Nescopeck, Pa., she came here in 1947. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Leffie M. Jr. M.D.; four sons, Leffie III M.D., C. Dennis, Leland F., and Sam McClure; two sisters, Lois Gilmore and Mae Williams; and eight grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • COOPER, LUTHER H., 88, of Plant City, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. Born in Starke, he came to the area in 1930. He was a retired tunnel worker for IMC. He served in the National Guard and was a member and deacon at Midway Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Charles Henry, Nashville; four stepdaughters, Miriam Still, Aileen Pelham, Naomi Gray, all of Plant City, and Jean McGowan, Venice, Fla.; a sister, Rosabell Tomlinson, St. Augustine; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • DUDLEY, KAY SARAH, 83, of Thonotosassa, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in McKees Rocks, Pa., she came to the area in 1966 from Topeka, Kan. She was a member of Castle Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Joseph, Thonotosassa and Herman Cleveland, Tampa; two daughters, Jean Condo, Pittsburgh, and Joan McCombs, Atlanta; two brothers, Frank Magliocca, Tarpon Springs and Sam Magliocca, Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Mickey Morrison, McKees Rocks and Dolly Lackos, Tampa; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • DYER, ROBERT C., 80, of Valrico, died Tuesday (June 20, 2000) at home. Born in Johnson City, N.Y., he came here 25 years ago. He retired as a cost analyst for IBM after 17 years of service. He was a member of Civil Defense during the Korean War; he was past president of IBM Club; past president of IBM Credit Union; past district deputy of the Odd Fellows; and was a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nell; a son, Dennis, Berkshire, N.Y.; a stepson, Richard Wheeler, Valrico; two brothers, William and Earnest, both of Endicott, N.Y.; a sister, Betty Lingeman, Indianapolis; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • FLEMING, LORRAINE K., 55, of Odessa, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. Born in Glendale, Calif., she came here in 1995 from Los Angeles. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Richard T.; two sons, Anthony J., Orlando, and Mark C., Austin, Texas; and four grandchildren. Art Holloway Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FLOWERS, TRACY LYNN, 35, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Elba, Ala., she to the area in 1970. She was a medical assistant and was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Devin Ward, Washington state; a daughter, Hailey Ward, Washington state; her mother, Agnes Flowers, Valrico; and two sisters, Emma Ivie, Temple Terrace, and Kathy Hunter, Dover. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • KURTZ, NANNA W., 81, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000). She was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and remained a lifelong resident of Tampa. She was a high school teacher. She was a member of the Junior League of Tampa; she served on the Salvation Army of Tampa board of directors and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors include four cousins, Martha Dresher, Pacific Palisades, Calif., Grace Turner, Sue Whitaker McNevin, and Charles Clarence Whitaker Jr., all of Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • MICHELSON, GLADYS RYDER, 91, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 22, 2000). Born in St. Paul, Minn., she came here from Chicago eight years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for the League of Women Voters; National Council of Jewish Women. Survivors include a son, Richard, Fort Lauderdale; a daughter, Carole Ewen, Tampa; a brother, Marshall, Los Angeles; a sister, Adelaide Golling, Los Angeles; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.
  • MILLER, CHARLES MICHAEL JR., 33, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 20, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center in New Port Richey. Born in Lexington, Ky., he came here in 1998 from Nashville. He was a coordinator for Pasco-Hernando Community College. Survivors include father, Charles Sr.; mother, Emily Miller, Tampa; and a sister, Carol Miller, Austin, Texas. Art Holloway Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MORENO, ROGERIO "GEORGE," 88, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. Born in Key West, he came here in 1922. He retired as a glazer for the Hillsborough County school system after 32 years of service. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Maria; a son, George, Dade City; three daughters, Diana Ruiz, Sarasota, Nuri Peterson, Tampa, Dora Libed, California; a sister, Zenida Gusmen, Tampa; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • NEUBORNE, ROSE S., 92, of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Sun Terrace Health Care Center. Born in New York City, she came here in 1968. She was a retired medical secretary and was a member of United Community Church. Survivors include her nephew, Allen Zwang, Coral Springs. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • VALIDO, HAZEL A., 82, of Tampa, died Friday (June 16, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Louisville, Ky., she came here in 1942. She was a candymaker for Alessi Bakery and owner of Snack City restaurant. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Eugene, Tampa; Florida Mortuary & Cremation Services, Tampa.
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  • BRADBURN, JOHN A., 69, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000). Born in Bloomingdale, Ind., he came here 43 years ago from Rockville, Ind. He was a salesman for Sears, Roebuck and Co. and member of the Hernando Aero Modelers and the Fly by Knights. Survivors include his wife, Martha; a son, John A. Jr., Hudson; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • BUZA, LEONA ANGELINE, 96, of Lambertville, Mich., formerly of Port Richey, died Monday (June 19,, 2000). Born in Green Bay, Wis., she was an assembly line worker in the automobile industry. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Labo, Lambertville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • DODD, JUNE M., 80, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she came here 30 years ago from Ottawa, Ill., and was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Thomas Heath, Staten Island, Francis T. Heath, New Port Richey, and Michael T. Gilbert, Glendale Heights, Ill.; five daughters, Karen Winchester, Ottawa, Janet Bennet and Melissa Lazenby, both of Hudson, Betty Dodd Pecoraro, Raleigh, N.C., and Rebecca Flerlage, Oak Brook, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • DOGGETT, BEULAH MAE, 77, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in West Liberty, Ky., she came here 22 years ago from Riverview, Mich. She was a salesperson for ACE Discount Store, Riverview, and a member of the Evangel Assembly of God, Port Richey. Survivors include a son, Ronald James, Chesaning, Mich.; two daughters, Juanita Chakar, Port Richey, and Peggy Miller, Montrose, Mich.; a brother, Joseph Nadeau, Port Richey; two sisters, Stella Cline, Lincoln Park, Mich., and Dovie Nadeau, Port Richey; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • JOHNSEN, MARTHA B., 85, of Port Richey, died Monday (June 19, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Norway, she came here 21 years ago from Latham, N.Y. She was a teacher and member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include a nephew, Richard, Holiday; and two nieces, Kim Dahl, Waterford, N.Y., and Kira Kaufmann, Mechanicville, N.Y. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • JOHNSON, TOIVO A., 78, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Southern Pines Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Ironwood, Mich., he came here 16 years ago from Pittsburgh. He was a mining engineer in Liberia, West Africa, and upon his return to the United States, worked for the Department of the Interior for 20 years. He was Lutheran. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a graduate of Michigan Tech University, Houghton, Mich. Survivors include his wife, Amelia; two sons, Toby, Montgomery, Ala., and Daniel, Rohrersville, Md.; a daughter, Pauline Porath, Chelsea, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • LUCAS, DOLORES B., 72, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Queens County, N.Y., she came here 12 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and member of the St. Michael Catholic Church, Hudson, the Oaks Club, the Timber Oaks Pin Strikers, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, all of Port Richey, and the Telephone Pioneers of America, New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Charles; a daughter, Janet Kreutzer, Palm Harbor; a sister, Margaret Meyers, Dunedin; and two grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • MURARO, JOHN EDWARD, 75, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Boston, he came here 18 years ago from Monroe, N.Y. He was Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus Father Felix Ullrich Council 5869. Survivors include his wife, Claire; two sons, Robert, Staten Island, N.Y., and John, New York City; a daughter, Claire Carucci, Staten Island; three sisters, Jenny, Catherine, and Marie; and three grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • PITTS, IRIS EARLENE, 73, of Dade City, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. Born in Webster, she came here 38 years ago from Homestead. She was the owner of Iris' Beauty Salon and a member of the First Baptist Church, Lacoochee, and the Trilby Chapter 89 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include three sons, Lawrence Jr. and Patrick C., both of Dade City, and Ronald M., Astatula; two brothers, Thomas "Buck" Myers, Brooksville, and Richard Gayle Myers, Clermont; four sisters, Lucille Batten and Floyce Beiersdorfer, both of Brooksville, Beverly Matthews, Starke, and Thelma Myers, Gainesville; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • REILLY, CAROL A., 63, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. Born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., she came here 14 years ago from Blue Point, N.Y. She was a homemaker and certified nurse's aide at La Casa Grande, New Port Richey, and member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include two sons, Richard M., Coral Springs, and Christopher R., Fort Lauderdale; two daughters, Diane C., Worcester, Mass., and Colleen L. Larsen, Red Lanes, Calif.; her mother, Geraldine Doremus, New Port Richey; a brother, William R. Doremus, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; and four grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Tarpon Springs.
  • SOHL, GEORGE JOHN, 87, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Hudson. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he came here five months ago from Selden, N.Y. and was a self-employed painting contractor. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Alma; a son, John F., Port Richey; a daughter, Barbara Ann Muscolino, Selden; two sisters, Josephine and Bertha; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SWAIN, WALTER G., 83, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (June 18, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He came here 21 years ago from his native Chicago. He was a retired chauffeur for Chicago Transit Authority. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs, and a Navy veteran. Survivors include a son, George W., New Port Richey; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • TIPTON, MELVIN, 63, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Born in McLaughlin, Ky., he came here eight years ago from Middletown, Ohio. He was a retired maintenance worker for Withlacoochee River Electric Co. He attended the Church of Christ and was a member of the Moose Lodge 501, Middletown. Survivors include his wife, Dora E.; four sons, Marty, Lexington, Ky., Joseph, Middletown, Rich Miller, Fairfield, Ohio, and Rob Miller, Trenton, Ohio; a daughter, Melva Kim, Middletown; four brothers, Marvin, Sebring, Edward and Walter, both of Middletown, and Ray, Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Jayette Lewis, Middletown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • TITCOMBE, THOMAS, 84, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Hospice of Pasco, Dade City. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 11 years from Leavittown, Pa., and was a welder in the automobile industry. He was Protestant. He was an Army veteran of World War II and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elks, the Eagles, the Moose and the Masons. Survivors include his wife, Rose; two sons, Thomas, Tampa, and Charles, Palm Harbor; a sister, Margaret Watson, Smithville, N.J.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • TRAUTMAN, ELEANOR MARY, 81, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home. Born in Amaranth, Dufferin, Canada, she came here 15 years ago from Grand Island, N.Y., and was in retail sales for a dairy business. She was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Leroy, Gulfport, and Keith, Lyndonville, N.Y.; four daughters, Shirley J. Heckman, Cathryn A. Kaegebein, and Lorraine E. Cook, all of Grand Island, and Deborah G., Zephyrhills; a brother, Calvin Bennette, Chicago; a sister, Muriel Kibat, Tonawanda, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • UMPHLETT, DOSKIE B., 86, of Holiday, died Friday (June 23, 2000). Born in Logan, W.Va., she came here 18 years ago from Middle River, Md. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church, Holiday. Survivors include two sons, George, Pennsylvania, and Clifford, Holiday; and four grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
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    Belleair Bluffs

    • CAMPBELL, PERRY W., 85, of Belleair Bluffs, died Monday (June 19, 2000) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. He was born in Mannington, W.Va., and came here in 1982 from Charleston, W.Va. He worked more than 30 years as an elevator inspector for Otis Elevator. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alta; a son, George, Seminole; a daughter, Sharon Rogers, Belleair Bluffs; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • ACREE, WILLIAM H., 86, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 17, 2000) in Clearwater. He was born in Kentucky and came here in 1974 from Ann Arbor, Mich. He worked 33 years for Chrysler Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Protestant. He was a member of United Auto Workers Union and American Legion, Clearwater. Survivors include two daughters, Joni Pareres, Tarpon Springs, and Deanna Acree Peck, Rapid City, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Nancy Labdell, Jackson, Mich.; a stepson, Duane Polland, Manchester, Mich.; two brothers, Jack, Hot Springs, Ark., and Gwen, Ann Arbor; two sisters, Joann Sellers, Ann Arbor, and Edna Bowles, Huntsville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews,; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • BROUILLARD, GERTRUDE C., 87, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home. She was born in Northbridge, Mass., and came here in 1990 from Augusta, Maine. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, Top of the World Pinochle Club and Shuffleboard Club. Survivors include two daughters, Pauline C. Brouillard and Lucille A. Brouillard, both of Clearwater. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • EARL, KENNETH R., 85, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 23, 2000) at home. He was born in West Deptford Township, N.J., and came here in 1990 from Glassboro, N.J. He worked as a news editor and copy editor. He was an Army veteran, a Methodist and a member of AARP. Survivors include his wife, Bernice L.; a daughter, Judith E. DeHart, Palm Harbor; three sisters; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Parklawn/McCullough Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • GREGG, MARGARET A., 89, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor, St. Petersburg. She was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1969 from Altoona, Pa. She worked in retail clothing sales and was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Roy D., Clearwater; a daughter, Donna L. Gardner, Clearwater; a sister, Eleanor Rabenstein, Altoona; four grandchildren, Penny Bollenback, Palm Harbor, Robert Gardner, Largo, Karen Gregg, Hudson, and Sheryl Melendez, Sarasota; and five great-grandchildren. American Burial & Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • HANSEN, RUTH S., 72, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. She was born in Jamaica, N.Y., and came here in 1966 from Westfield, Mass. She was a Methodist and a longtime volunteer at Belcher Elementary School, Largo. Survivors include two daughters, Beth Yeatman and Patricia Thompson, both of Clearwater; a son, Peter, St. Petersburg; a sister, Marilyn Mangan, Pinellas Park; and four grandchildren, Tari Yeatman, Erin Thompson, Brian Yeatman and Matthew Thompson, all Clearwater. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • MORRIS, JOHN, 78, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1947 from his native Samson, Ala. He worked 27 years as a groundskeeper at the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Belleair. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Laura; two sons, Benny, Dunnellon, and Eddie, Clearwater; two brothers, Vick and Joe, both Clearwater; five sisters, Elmer Waters, Clearwater, Pat Johnson, Melbourne, and Lillian Day, Lutissia Lee and Lois Sims, all of Enterprise, Ala.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • GRIFFITH, MARIAN, 93, of Dunedin, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1996 from Collingswood, N.J. She had been a registered nurse since 1925 and worked with the Red Cross during World War II. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include two sons, Perry Griffith, Dunedin, and James Evans, Medford, N.J.; a sister, Carol Bowman, Wildwood, N.J.; many nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • HUTCHINSON, EDITH N., 70, of Largo, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home. She was born n Grand Ledge, Mich., and came here in 1977 from Bloomingdale, Ill. She was a cosmetician and worked for Walgreens in Belleair Bluffs. She attended Anona United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include three sisters, Mary Jane Dodson, Largo, Ruth Hewitt, Kissimmee, and Bertha Johnson, Florence, Ore.; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster funeral Home & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SPANHEIMER, MARCELLA A., 88, of Largo, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Milwaukee and came here in 1965 from Stonebank, Wis. She was a homemaker and a member of Stonebank Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Pirolo, Largo; a brother, Walter Kischefsky, Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Harriet Brickner, Milwaukee; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WOODRUFF, CLARA, 86, of Largo, died Sunday (June 18, 2000) at Tierra Pines Health Center, Largo. She was born in Randleman, N.C., and came here in 1971 from Auburn, Ill. Survivors include a niece, Nancy Julian, Lynchburg, Va. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, St. Petersburg.

    Palm Harbor

    • TERZIS, DR. MICHAEL J., 82, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Passaic, N.J., and came here in 1995 from Madison, N.J. He was a retired dentist with a 24-year practice in Madison and a 12-year practice prior to that in Newark, N.J. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a graduate of Tufts University Dental College, Madford, Mass. His memberships included St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, Innisbrook Country Club, Palm Harbor, Morris County Country Club, Convent, N.J., American Dental Association, Chicago, and Tri-County Dental Association, Morristown, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Emilie C.; two sons, M. Jay, Chatham, N.J., and Jon J., Blauvelt, N.Y.; a daughter, Jane M. Terzis, Juneau, Alaska; a sister, Elizabeth Theophilos, Dunwoody, Ga.; and five grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

    Seminole

    • SCULLIN, ELAINE R., 70, of Seminole, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home. She was born in Cleveland and came here in 1976 from Parma, Ohio. She worked as a cashier in a retail business. Survivors include a son, Michael S., Seminole; a daughter, Michelle M. Scullin-Herrick, Seminole; her mother, Mary Gaul, Parma, Ohio; a brother, Paul Stefanik, Parma Heights, Ohio; and two grandchildren, James Herrick and Shelby Herrick, both Seminole. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • STORIE, HENRIETTA, 68, of Seminole, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena. She was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and came here in 1960 from New York. She worked as a cosmetician for Eckerd Drugs in St. Petersburg. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, R. Douglas; two daughters, Darlene Carol Stewart, Sarasota, and Sandie Elizabeth Maier, Largo; a brother, Ray Miller, Arizona; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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    Kenneth City

    • GICKING, ISABELL, 81, of Kenneth City, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at home. Born in St. Johns, Pa., she came here in 1959 from Philadelphia. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, John A.; two sons, John Y., St. Petersburg, and Gary, Tampa; a daughter, Jacqueline Morrison, South Williamsport, Pa.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • BOSWELL, ELSIE P., 87, of New Port Richey, formerly of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Hawkinsville, Ga., she came here in 1968 from Suitland, Md., where she was a clerk for the U.S. Census Bureau. She moved to New Port Richey in 1999. She was a member of First Baptist Church and OES Chapter 234, both in Pinellas Park, and DAR. Survivors include a son, James F. Stewart, Port Richey; two granddaughters, Susan Keith and Janet Shearer, both of Salem, Ore.; and four great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • O'BRIEN, MARGARET, 78, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she came here in 1984 from Bayonne, N.J. She retired as a supervisor in the Transit Department after 41 years with Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., New York City, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinellas Park. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Pinellas Park. Survivors include her companion of 38 years, Stanley Lipinski. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.

    St. Pete Beach

    • COE, CHARLIE JR., 53, of St. Pete Beach, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Burlington, N.C., he came here several months ago from Utah. Survivors include his wife, Vicci M.; and a daughter, Annette S. Goldin, and two grandsons, Joshua Goldin and Tyler Goldin, all of St. Pete Beach. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WUNDER, KATHRYN W., 86, of St. Pete Beach, died Friday (June 23, 2000) at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1955 from her native Cincinnati. She retired as a secretary for the Veterans Administration, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a sister, Jeanne Jones, St. Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • AMOS, LINDA JANE LETSON, 52, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 10, 2000) at her sister's home after a nine-year battle with melanoma. Born in Caro, Mich., she came here in the 1970s from Saginaw, Mich., where she worked for Wicks Corp. She worked for the FBI and also served as an executive secretary to George Steinbrenner and Phoenix Information Systems Corp. Survivors include her father, George Letson, and a sister, Diann Letson Clear, both of St. Petersburg; and a nephew, Scott Freeland, Deltona. Collon Funeral Home, Caro, Mich.
    • COLLIS, FAYE, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1947 from her native Canada. She was a bookkeeper for an auto repair shop. Survivors include three sons, Dr. Sheldon, Palm Springs, Calif., Ronald, St. Petersburg, and Gerald, Ellenton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FRANKLAND, JANE R. MIDDLETON, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor after a long illness. Born in Henryetta, Okla., she grew up in the Boston area and came here from Nashua, N.H. She retired as a bookkeeper and was a member of Allendale United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Thomas H.; two nieces, Janet Bartlett, Lowell, Mass., and Priscilla Pettingell, Medford, Mass.; and two nephews, Robert McEvoy, Westford, Mass., and Bruce Pettingell, Medford. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • GARCIA, ESTEBAN, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 2000) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here in 1972 from Long Island, N.Y. He retired as a foreman with Nabisco and was Catholic. Survivors include four daughters, Rose Camacho, St. Petersburg, Jean Tapia, Spring Hill, Margaret Garcia, El Paso, Texas, and Carmen Garcia, Largo; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • GORDON, LILLIE MAE, 52, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Greenbrook Nursing Center. She came here in 1955 from her native Midway, Ala. She was a former nurse's aide at Leisure Manor and a member of OES. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church and a 1965 graduate of Gibbs High School. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Gordon and Chanta Williams, her mother, Carrie Bowens Cummings, and a brother, Johnny Ree Cummings, all of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Mary Joe Drayton, St. Petersburg, and Elizabeth Cummings-Lewis, Tampa; and three grandchildren; and her companion, Timothy Williams. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • ROSS, SHIRLEY ANNE, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at home. She came here as an infant from her native Pittsburgh and was a 1944 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. She worked as a nurse for Mound Park Hospital. She was a surgical nurse at Passavant Pavilion of Northwest University Hospital, Chicago, from 1949 to 1953. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Emory University and was a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, where she volunteered in the Shrine Shop for many years. She also was a volunteer nurse at the St. Jude's School Clinic. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Dr. John H.; five sons, Michael, Asheville, N.C., Jack, Framingham, Mass., Anthony, St. Petersburg, Mark, Tampa, and Arthur, New Orleans; two daughters, Terry Focaracci, Pompano Beach, and Diane Ross, St. Petersburg; and six grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • SANDERS, ALBERT J., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Menorah Manor. Born in Cleveland, he came here in 1938 from Orlando, where he began a career with Florida Power Corp. in 1929. He became supervisor of stores accounting in 1961 and senior accountant in FPC'S General Accounting Department in 1965. He enjoyed playing baseball and softball as a pitcher and outfielder, being elected All-City in Orlando several times. He also made All-State as a softball pitcher. He was an avid golfer and a charter member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, where he served as an usher. He was a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 2105 and was its financial secretary for seven years. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mary Gelm Sanders; a son, Albert J. "Sandy" Jr., Orlando; two daughters, Stephanie Ross, Wheaton, Ill., and Mary Anne Skinner, Largo; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • SHAUNESSY, RACHEL LOUISE, 61, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg. Born in Lexington, N.C., she came here in 1989 from Jefferson, Wis. She was a homemaker and a member of AARP. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, George A.; a son, Michael, Hamilton, Ohio; a daughter, Michelle Shaunessy, St. Petersburg; a brother, Paul Lambeth, Miami; and three sisters, Ruth Grant and Naomi Sapp, both of Lexington, and Glenda DeVito, Welcome, N.C. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WALTON, WILFRED "BILL," 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 20, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Lima, Ohio, he came here in 1982 from St. Clair Shores, Mich. He was a car salesman and a member of the Moose Lodge, St. Clair Shores. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Irene D.; a son, Gary L., Roseville, Mich.; a daughter, Christine Pinchero, St. Clair Shores; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a nephew. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • WEAVER, FLOYD E., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 20, 2000) at North Rehabilitation Center. Born in Green Bay, Wis., he came here in 1970. He was an Army veteran of World War II. There are no known survivors. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WHITE, RODERICK, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at Mariner Health of Pinellas Pointe. Born in Jamaica, he came here in 1983 from New York. He retired as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and was an Army veteran of World War II. There are no known survivors. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • BRITTON, FREDRICK L., 67, of South Pasadena, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Dixiana, Ala., he came here in 1961 from Denver. He was an engineer for Badger-Raytheon Engineering, Tampa. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Martha S.; two sons, Mike, Largo, and Bob, Denver; two daughters, Barbara Brownridge, South Pasadena, and Becky Joyal, St. Petersburg; and eight grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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