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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, June 29, 2000

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

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

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  • HUSSEY, the REV. JERRY R., 77, of Dunnellon, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at the Crystal River Health and Rehab Center. Born in Tampa, he came here 11 years ago from Manatee County. He was a retired lawyer, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, Citronelle, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Crystal River Civitan Club, past commander of the American Legion Post 24, Bradenton, and member of the 40 & 8 Club, Bradenton. Survivors include four daughters, Susan Faith Freemon, Tampa, Connie Thompson, Bradenton, Charity Boudouris, Charlottesville, Va., and Beth Hope Chambers, Fairfield, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • RYAN, MARY B., 84, of Homosassa, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000). Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., she came here 18 years ago from Mount Carmel, N.Y. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Crystal River, and attended the Crystal River Moose Lodge. Survivors include her husband, James B.; three sons, Jack Murphy, Hayden, Idaho, Ray Murphy, Las Vegas, and Jimmy, Lyman, Wyo.; a daughter, Peggy Kemmerer, Princeton, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
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  • DEMAREST, LOUISE BEAUMONT, 89, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Spring Hill, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at Colonial Care Center. Born in Newark, N.J., she came to Florida 28 years ago from Oklahoma City. She was a homemaker and a volunteer at Brooksville Regional Hospital. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Dale B., Pinellas Park; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • FLYNN, JOHN E., 76, of Brookridge, Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at home. Born in Portland, Maine, he came here seven years ago from St. Petersburg. He graduated from the University of Maine and was the owner/operator of Flynn's Speedy Printing, St. Petersburg, for 15 years. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and the Brookridge Golf Association, and a Navy veteran. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • HICKS, WILFORD O., 58, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa. He came here 45 years ago from his native Reliante, Tenn., and was a maintenance supervisor for Vulcan ICA. He was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, James O. Hicks and Roy L. Sizemore, both of Brooksville; three daughters, Cheryl A. Buczak and Mary L. White, both of Brooksville, and Theresa L. Hicks, Panama City; two brothers, Elmer, Delano, Tenn., and Walter, Reliante; three sisters, Myrtle Dobbs, Cleveland, Tenn., Ida Sue Caudil, Winchester, Ky., and Imogene O'Neil, Copperhill, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • RAM, RAM, 73, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000). Born in Guyana, he came here 11 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a member of the Living Water Assembly Church. Survivors include his wife, Indramati; four sons, Subhas, Pennsylvania, Golab, Land O'Lakes, Peter, Spring Hill, and David, New York; a daughter, Julie Singh, Pennsylvania; a sister, Babe Singh, Pennsylvania; and nine grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
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  • ALLEN, DANIEL T., 75, of Brandon, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg. Born in Wayne, W.Va., he came here 21 years ago from Ironton, Ohio. He was a pastor for Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Brandon. He was a 25th Division World War II veteran in the South Pacific. Survivors include his wife, Marie; a son, Daniel J., Seffner; three daughters, Jane Ocheltree, Brandon, Dr. Jean Joviak, Safety Harbor, and Katherine Sarginson, Valrico; and three grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • BATISTA, MIRNA, 67, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000). Born in Cuba, she came here in 1978 from New York. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Alfredo; a son, Manuel Oliva, Tampa; a daughter, Xiomara Soriano; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories, Tampa.
  • BURNERY, LIZZIE M., 89, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at a local nursing home. Born in Alachua, she came here in 1939 from Morriston. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Eastern Star Lodge F61 and was a member of Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CARBONE, LUIS M., 67, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Peru, he came here in 1970 from Brooklyn. He was owner of a building maintenance company. He was a member of the Peruvian merchant marine and the Italian Club in Peru. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Noemi; two daughters, Kathy Sciortino and Judy Lynn Carbone, both of Tampa; a brother, Jose, Peru; three sisters, Clotilde Carbone, Isabel Carbone and Yolanda Carbone, all of Peru; and three grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Holiday Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • CARD, HARRY O., 76, of Riverview, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Eaton Rapids, Mich., he came here in 1988. He was owner of Card's Foot Locker in Eaton Rapids. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Christopher Harry, Chester, Va., and Charles M., Midlothiam, Va.; a sister, Helen Hovis, Bay City, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • CASADO, JANE C., 92, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born here and remained a lifelong resident. She was a floor manager in retail stores and was Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Lily Parrino, Tampa; a niece, Gloria Parrino, Tampa; and two nephews, Vincent Clesi and Joe C. Patrinostro, both of Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • DRAFFIN, NORA VIRGINIA, 78, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 25, 2000). Born in Quitman, Ga., she came here over 60 years ago. She was a registered nurse. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • EVERETT, LULA E., 78, of Tampa, died Friday (June 23, 2000) at a local hospital. Born in Jackson County, she came here in 1944. She was a homemaker and was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Willis and Clarence, both of Tampa; six daughters, Lula M. Brunson, Patricia Watkins, Gale Everett, Janette Smith, Zelda Everett and Telesia Everett; two sisters, Ola Mae Ward, Greenwood, and Viola Wallace, Marianna; 36 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FARMER, RALPH V., 72, of Tampa, died Monday (June 26, 2000). Born in Crossville, Tenn., he came here in 1957. He was owner of Norma's Ybor City Cuban Sandwich Shop and was an Army and Air Force veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Marie; two sons, Larry V., Tampa, and Rusty Lee, New Port Richey; three daughters, Patricia Wilson, Venezuela, Marlene Jones, Amesbury, Mass., and Candy Haywood, Tampa; two brothers, Chester, Knoxville, Tenn., and Rudolph, Crossville; two sisters, Marie Cook and Effie Horn, both of Crossville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • FAVORS, JUDGE, 84, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at a local hospital. Born in Leary, Ga., he came here in 1945. He was a retired detailer for Chevrolet. He was a World War II veteran and president of Usher Board 2. He served as a class leader on the Steward Board, was a member of Ushers Union 3, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 167, a member of Armettia B&B Society, and was an African Methodist member of St. Luke. Survivors include a son, Elwood, Tampa; four daughters, Debra Nixon, Miami, and Mary Ann Thornton, Susan Davis, and Nadine Wilson, all of Tampa; two brothers, Benny and Ozell, both of Philadelphia; a sister, Anna Bell Woodard, Winter Park; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FREDERICK, ROSA L., 64, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 20, 2000) at a local hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., she came here more than 40 years ago. She was a retired supervisor for Lake Magdalene Child Care Services Center. She was a member of Beta Sigma Zeta Chapter Sorority and was a member of Allen Temple A.M.E. Church. Survivors include her husband, Sam Sr.; two sons, Von Johnson and Sam Jr.; five brothers, Ross Jr., Nathaniel, Ben, Morris and Louis Foster; a sister, Maletha Hill; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GLOVER, MARIE WHIDDEN, 91, of Brandon, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at home. Born in Fort Meade, she was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brandon. Survivors include a son, Buddy, Brandon; four daughters, Evelyn Tullis and Susan Jones, both of Brandon, Gloria Bartow, Henderson, N.C., and Cindy Voight, Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Sydney Henderson, Lakeland; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • GUARISCO, GAIL CHARLENE, 65, of Brandon, died Thursday (June 22, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Pensacola, she came here four years ago from Largo. She was a secretary. Survivors include five sons, Jay Feliciani, Tampa, and Chris Feliciani, Ocala, Tom, New Orleans, John, Brandon, and Joe, Cranford, N.J.; a sister, Wanda Embrey, Fort Myers; and 12 grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HAYNES, REBECCA "REBA" ELIZABETH, 84, of Tampa, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center of Tampa. Born in Mount Olive, Md., she came here in 1952. She was a retired teacher for Tampa Baptist Academy and was a member of Tampa Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Nicholas J., Fort McCoy; four daughters, Delrae R. Thornton, Sally Kitson and Jane Diaz, all of Tampa, and Dolly Hunter, Land O'Lakes; two sisters, Mary Jane Richardson, Tampa, and Ruth Williams, Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • JACKSON, RAYFIELD, 69, of Tampa, died Wednesday (June 21, 2000) at a local hospital. He was born in Wadley, Ga. He was a retired technician for the city of Tampa. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, chairman of the deacon board, president of No. 3 Chorus, coordinator of the Laymen Department, leader of Ward 7, member of the South Florida District Progressive Primitive Baptist Association, president of Union 2 Laymen Association, member of Florida State Primitive Baptist Convention, devotion chairman, Laymen Department member of National Primitive Baptist Convention, and Financial Security for Layment Department. Survivors include a son, Charles Johnson; five sisters, Bernice Howard, Wadley, Ga., Zelma Mosley, Swainsboro, Ga., Helen Royals-Thomas, Adelphia, Md., and Barbara Royals and Betty Stephens, both of Alexandria, Va.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MORAN, JOHN OLIVER JR., 34, of Riverview, died Saturday (June 24, 2000). Born in Hawthorne, Calif., he came to the area in 1996 from Lucedale, Miss. He was an installer for GTE and was Protestant. Survivors include his parents, John O. Moran Sr. and Carol Moran, a son, John O. III, a brother, James, and a sister, Jeana Moran, all of Riverview. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • OSTROSKY, MARGARET "MARGARITA" ABREU, 78, of Tampa, died Monday (June 26, 2000). Born in Cuba, she lived here most of her life. She was a bookkeeper at Maas Brothers department store and was a member of St. John's Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Horne, Snohomish, Wash.; a sister, Emelina Harrell, Tampa; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • PATTERSON, LILLIAN A., 101, of Kenneth City, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Tandem Health Care in Brandon. Born in Franklin, Ill., she came to the area in 1961 from Peoria, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Audrey Kirkpatrick, Tamaroa, Ill.; and a sister, Ina Ranelli, New Orleans. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • RODRIGUEZ, CARIDAD RIVERA, 86, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 25, 2000) at University Community Hospital. She was born here and remained a lifelong resident. She was a cigarmaker and was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Irene Laca Wickman, Miami; a brother, Manuel Suero, Miami; two sisters, Ofelia Garcia and Carmelina Gonzalez, both of Tampa; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SMITH, LARRY L, 58, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000). He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He was a candy salesman and belonged to Harley Owners Group. Survivors include his wife, Melodie; a son, Larry S., Temple Terrace; a daughter, Kelly Weltz, England; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Bearss Avenue, Tampa.
  • TALLO, ANTONINA S., 94, of Tampa, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000). Born in Sicily, she lived in Tampa most of her life. She was a cigarmaker and was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Rose T. Greco, Tampa; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • TAYLOR, FRANK G., 94, of Tampa, died Sunday (June 25, 2000). Born in Fayetteville, N.C., he came here in 1919. He was a Hillsborough County aviation authoritator and was a building inspector for the city of Tampa. He was a member of Salem Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jewell; a son, Donald R. Sr., Temple Terrace; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • WONDERS, CAROLYN ELIZABETH, 71, of Dunedin, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (June 25, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Blakely, Ga., came to the Tampa area in 1970, moved to Houston in 1976 and came to Dunedin in 1982 from Houston. She was a florist and owned and operated Flower Land Florist Shop and Luellen Flower Shop, both in Tampa, and the Corral Florist Shop, Houston. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Robin Medlin, Dunedin, Beverly B. Manning, Orange Park, and Karen E. Gordon, Los Alamos, N.M.; two sons, Kimble Allan Medlin, Jacksonville, and Steven Wonders, Houston; a brother, James G. Black Jr., Tampa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
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  • FREGA, THERESA, 88, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in New Jersey, she came here 28 years ago and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Leonard; a daughter, Joan B. Sambuco, Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Rosita LoFranco, Carlstadt, N.J.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • HOUNIGRINGER, SUSAN S., 87, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 24 years ago from Flushing, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Robert L.; and one son, Robert A., New Port Richey. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • LEXOW, LeROY EMIL, 80, of Holiday, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Chicago, he came here 10 years ago from Bonne Terre, Mo., and was a printer/pressman for Travelers Protective Association, St. Louis. He was Catholic. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1429, Tarpon Springs, and the Colonial Hills Civic Association, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, LaVerne; two sons, Lawrence R., Camdenton, Mo., and Leslie R., Ballwin, Mo.; two daughters, Linda L. Welch and Lenore M. Reilley, both of Oak Lawn, Ill.; a brother, Calvin, Frankfort, Ill; two sisters, Shirley Ayers, New Port Richey, and Jacqueline Perchau, Frankfort; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • LOWE, KENNETH L. SR., 61, of Hudson, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at home. Born in Jewell Ridge, Va., he came here 14 years ago from Livonia, Mich., and was regional superintendent for Consolidated Rail. He was Protestant. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Clara; two sons, Kenneth L. Jr., Port Richey, and Scott, Hudson; a daughter, Kristin Hutton, Port Richey; a brother, Cecil Hess, Cleveland; four sisters, Gladys Griffitts, West Salem, Ohio, June Dawson, Cleveland, Louise Potter, Parma, Ohio, and Frieda Mitchell, Willoughby, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • MAYFIELD, ROBERT LAVERNE, 89, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Port Richey, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at home. Born in St. Charles, Ill., he lived here for 27 years, coming from Ann Arbor, Mich. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University and worked for the Ann Arbor Police Department before entering the FBI as a special agent. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Robert, Chelsea, Mich.; two daughters, Karen Ann Stitt, Reno, and Sharon Kay Cullimore, New Harmony, Utah; and three grandchildren. Ross, Burke, and Knoble Mortuary, Reno, Nev.
  • MOLLOY, JOSEPH WILLIAM, 72, of Holiday, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Paterson, N.J., he came here 27 years ago from Hopatcong, N.J., and was a Florida Health and Rehabilitative Services child abuse investigator. He was a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs, and the Knights of Columbus, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Karen; three sons, Gerald Molloy, M.D., Cleveland, and Sean and Eamonn, both of Holiday; three daughters, Shannon, Tara and Meghan, all of Holiday; two brothers, James, Bloomingdale, N.J., and John, Ocean, N.J.; a sister, Anne Conway, Earlysville, Va.; and three grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
  • MORGANTI, ONTARIO "ALBERT," 80, of Hudson, died Friday (June 23, 2000) in Pawling, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, he came here 29 years ago from New York. He was a retired mason in the construction industry and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include three sons, Denis, Pawling, N.Y., Ralph "Chip," New Port Richey, and Stephen, New York; a sister, Frances Wagner, Carmel, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • OSORIO, ANIBAL M., 62, of Hudson, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (June 26, 2000). Born in Colombia, he came here 18 years ago from Clearwater. He was a fertilizer plant operator and Colombian Army veteran. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, the Casa de Cursillo, and the Colombian-American Association. Survivors include his wife, Maria; two sons, Philip, Hudson, and Christian, Tampa; two daughters, Stephanie, Hudson, and Martha, Fort Wayne, Ind.; his father, Roberto Osorio, Tampa; four brothers, Roberto and Ricardo, both of Tampa, Jesus M., Colombia, and Aquiles, Mississippi; a sister, Constanza Coton, Clearwater; and six grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • RAUSCH, ALBERT F., 56, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at home. He was born in Long Island City, N.Y., and moved to Palm Harbor several years ago from New York, where he worked as a news broadcasting film editor. Survivors include two daughters, Patti Rausch, Tarpon Springs, and Susan Vetter, New Port Richey; and a brother, Charles, Morganville, N.J. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
  • SMITH, RALPH L., 77, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House, Hudson. Born in LaGrange, Ga., he came here 13 years ago from Atlanta, and was a retired retail manager. He was Baptist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; and a sister, Betty Garrett, LaGrange. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • THOMPSON, TALMAGE P., 76, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Port Richey, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He came to Port Richey in 1996 from Miami and in 1998 he moved to Palm Harbor. He retired as an operating engineer of building construction and maintenance and was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers. There are no known survivors. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • WALKER, ARLENE H., 71, of Holiday, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at home. Born in Annapolis, Md., she came here 10 years ago from West Hills, Calif., and was a homemaker. She was Christadelphian. Survivors include her husband, Martin; three sons, Michael E., Santa Monica, Calif., James J., Simi Valley, Calif., and Stephen L., San Fernando, Calif.; three daughters, Linda M. Dodrill, Diane Jennings and Ann L. Skofield, all of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Robert Stockett, Vallejo, Calif., and James Stockett, Annapolis, Md.; two sisters, Louise Hewitt, Rogue River, Ore., and Patricia Growler, Maryland; and 17 grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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    Belleair Bluffs

    • DOBOS, MARYLOU, 58, of Belleair Bluffs, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Summerville, N.J., and came here in 1970 from Clinton, N.J. She was a retired nurse's aide and worked 15 years at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Stephen; a son, Steven, Largo; three daughters, Allison Stanley, Largo, Marybeth Dobos, St. Petersburg, and Sue Evans, Mount Pleasant, N.C.; a sister, Bonnie Sue American, Cincinnati; and three grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • WINTERKAMP, KATHIE ANNA FREIDA, 98, of Belleair Bluffs, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Oak Bluffs Retirement Center and Nursing Facility, Clearwater. She was born in Hanover, Germany, and came here in 1971 from Youngstown, Ohio, where she retired as a secretary for a bank. She was a member of the Busy Bees of Belleair Bluffs and was honored for 9,000 hours of volunteer service over 15 years with the Morton Plant Hospital Auxiliary, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Fred H., Charleston, W.Va.; a daughter, Matilda W. Fischer, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Clearwater

    • OLAH, JULIA ELIZABETH, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She came here in 1971 from her native Perth Amboy, N.J. She was Protestant and a member of VFW Post 2474 Auxiliary, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Andrew J.; a daughter, Diane Mayas, Perth Amboy; two granddaughters, Robin Mizerak and Randi Anderson, both of Perth Amboy; and nine great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SHEETS, MARSHA J., 31, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident June 16 on Roosevelt Boulevard, Largo. She was born in Woodruff, Wis., and came here in 1995 from San Jose, Calif. Survivors include her husband, Dean P.; a daughter, Penny Sheets, Clearwater; her mother, Janice Geoghegan, St. Petersburg; her father, Leonard Bauman, Rhinelander, Wis.; a brother, Leonard Bauman Jr., Seminole; and three sisters, Barbara DeMartino, Archer, Carrie Carlson, Green Bay, Wis., and Sharon Pickard, Festus, Mo. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Service, Largo.

    Largo

    • DOYLE, PHILIP J., 74, of Largo, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1965 from New York. He was a painting contractor and owned and operated PD Systems, Largo, for 25 years. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Dennis, Largo, Darryl, St. Petersburg, and Philip, Barrington, Ill.; his mother, Beatrice B. Doyle, Largo; a sister, Mary E. Landes, St. Petersburg; a brother, John W., Titusville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • PATTISON, HELEN P., 73, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and came here in 1991 from Westport, N.Y. She was a self-employed bookkeeper and Greek Orthodox. Survivors include a brother, Peter Panayiotou, Dunedin; and two sisters, Fotene Keys, Northridge, Calif., and Sophie Randell, North Hills, Calif. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • RAUSCH, ALBERT F., 56, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at home. He was born in Long Island City, N.Y., and came here several years ago from New York, where he worked as a news broadcasting film editor. Survivors include two daughters, Patti Rausch, Tarpon Springs, and Susan Vetter, New Port Richey; and a brother, Charles, Morganville, N.J. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • NOVAK, EDNA BUSH, 94, of Seminole, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. A descendant of the early settlers of New York, she was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1983 from Elmhurst, N.Y. She worked in the accounting department for Catholic Charities and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. Survivors include a nephew, Charles K. Rourke, Wellesley, Mass. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • RAMSEY, WILLIAM P. JR., 79, of Seminole, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. He came here in 1983 from his native Baltimore, where he worked as a customer service representative for Baltimore Gas Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church, Seminole, and a former Scoutmaster. Survivors include his wife, Betty C.; two sons, W. Lawrence, Glendale, Md., and Clinton B., Cross Lanes, W.Va.; a sister; and three grandchildren, Steven and Eric Ramsey, both of West Virginia, and Lindy Ramsey, Maryland. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

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    Gulfport

    • HODGES, MARION H., 92, of Lecanto, formerly of Gulfport, died Sunday (June 25, 2000). Born in Clinton, Maine, she moved to Lecanto eight years ago from Gulfport and was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of Unitarian Universalist Church and a life member and former officer of the Florida Suncoast Opera Guild, both of St. Petersburg. Survivors include two nieces, Eleanor Lester, Lecanto, and Elaine Payson, Sun City West, Ariz. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.

    North Redington Beach

    • BLOOMER, DR. WILLIAM E., 79, of North Redington Beach, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1959 from Decatur, Ga. He was an internist in private practice in Atlanta and locally worked at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was an Army veteran of World War II, achieving the rank of captain, and was a graduate of the University of Virginia Medical School. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, Raven Society, Thomas Jefferson Society and Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach. An avid boater, he was a past commodore of the Redington Beach Yacht and Bath Club and a past board member of Gulf Beach Library. He also served on the beautification committee of North Redington Beach. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Christine; two sons, William E. Jr, Redington Shores, and Robert S., Indian Shores; a daughter, Betty Crames, Largo; a brother, Dr. Robert Walker, Largo; and seven grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Pinellas Park

    • ANISSIMOW, BARBARA N., 97, of Pinellas Park, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) in Pinellas Park. A native of Charkov,Russia, she came to St. Petersburg in 1964 from Chicago. She was an artist and a member of St. Andrew's Russian Orthodox Church. There are no known survivors. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DeGREGORIO, DOMINIC, 82, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (June 23, 2000) in Seminole. Born in New Jersey, he came here several years ago from North Bergen, N.J. He was an accountant/auditor for the IRS and held a master's degree. He served in the Army Air Forces. Survivors include two sisters, Pasqualena and Rose; and a grandson, Jeffery DeGregorio, New York. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • MURPHY, MARY E. "GRANDY," 64, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (June 26, 2000). Born in Union, Mo., she came here in 1975 from St. Louis. She worked for the Missing Children's Center, St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and wasCatholic. Survivors include five daughters, Ruthann Anderson, Florissant, Mo., Mary Jo Letford, St. Peters, Mo., Laura Lynne Amos and Pamela Jean Markford, both of St. Petersburg, and Christina M. Mimnaugh, Largo; three sisters, Marge, Nancy and Pat; a brother, Jerry; and seven grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WALMSLEY, WILLIAM, 77, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at Alhambra Nursing Home, St. Petersburg. Born in Alabama, he came here in 1976 from Old Bridge, N.J. He retired as a ceramic engineer. Locally, he worked at Pueblo Village, Indian Rocks Beach. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a graduate of Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y. Survivors include two sons, William Jr., Lanham, Md., and Mark, Largo; a daughter, Cheryl Joseph, St. Petersburg; a brother, John "Jack"; and five grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • WEST, HARRY E., 89, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (June 25, 2000) at Palm Gardens Rehabilitation Center. Born in Moundsville, W.Va., he came here in 1976 from Cleveland. He was an electrician, employed by Jones and Laughlin and NACA, both in Cleveland. He was a 32nd degree mason in Cleveland. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Edna; two sons, Larry E., Monterey, La., and Wilfred P., Treasure Island; a sister, Mary Virginia Hammond, Moundsville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BEATTY, MARY, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, St. Petersburg. Born in Wilmington, N.C., she came here in 1996 from North Carolina. She was a homemaker and was Pentecostal. Survivors include her granddaughter-caregiver, Susan Benjamin, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • BURNHAM, MARGARET, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Leetonia, Ohio, she came here in 1963 from Mansfield, Pa. She was a homemaker and attended Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include three sons, Tim, St. Petersburg, Donald Jr., English, Ind., and Bob, Boston; three daughters, Mary Pooler, Manatee County, Pat Moore, Seminole, and Nancy Burnham, St. Petersburg; a sister, Rita Coy, Williamsport, Pa.; a brother, James Fish, Mansfield; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HIGGINS, MARY F., 97, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. She was born in Malden, Mass., and came here in 1971 from Plaistow, N.H. Locally, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Frank, Franklin, N.C.; four daughters, Margaret Jenkins, Pinellas Park, Anna Spence, North Charleston, S.C., Dorothy Bergeron, St. Petersburg, and Geraldine Burns, Concord, N.H.; a sister, Margaret Ross, Malden; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HIGHLAND, IRENE, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at home. She moved here in 1951 from her native New York City. She was a cashier for a drug store and a member of the Eagles. Survivors include a nephew, Paul A. Kirkham, Jacksonville. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • LANNIN, BARBARA J., 68, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Traverse City, Mich., she came here in 1995 from San Antonio, Texas. She worked for Western Union and was a journalist for the Oregon Republican-Reporter, the Ogle County Life and the Rockford Register-Star all in Oregon, Ill., and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oregon, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lena, Ill. A graduate of Rockford College in Rockford, Ill., she was a co-founder of the Ogle County Senior Center in Oregon and became the director of Eastern Will County Senior Center, Monee, Ill. Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Runge, Mount Morris, Ill.; a son, Michael Weng, Milan, Ill.; her mother, Frances Lannin, and a sister, Debbie Grosenbacher, both of Victoria, Texas; and three grandsons. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • LELAND, JAMES DELK, 77, of Williston, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 2000) in Williston. A St. Petersburg native, he moved to Williston 18 years ago. He retired from the FBI and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Williston. Survivors include his wife, Winona; four sons, James A. Leland, Williston, Frederic Mike, Tampa, Anthony Mike, Tampa, and Michael Mike, Hernando; two daughters, June Leland, Tampa, and Laura Leland, Gulfport; a brother, Robert J., St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary Eleanor, St. Petersburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Knauff Funeral Home, Williston.
    • LYCETT, PATRICIA M., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1946 from her native Olean, N.Y. She received her nursing degree from Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing, Elmira, N.Y. She retired in 1988 as director of nursing at North Horizon Health Care Center having previously worked as a nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital and as director of nursing at Hime's Nursing Home, now Golfview Nursing Home. She was a member of AARP and the Disston Heights Civic Association and was a charter member of the St. Petersburg Evening Coterie, part of the St. Petersburg Women's Club. Survivors include two sisters, Wilma F. Braun, Leesburg, Edith M. Jewett, St. Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SISK, FRED M. JR., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • STOKES, THOMAS A., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000) Egret Cove Center. Born in Ravenna, Ky., he came here in 1962 from Atlanta. He was an insurance agent for Mutual Insurance Agency, St. Petersburg, and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Most recently, he worked for Publix at Tyrone. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; two sons, David, St. Petersburg, and Russell, St. Pete Beach; and a grandson, Joseph, St. Pete Beach. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WRIGHT, ROSE F., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 2000). She was born in New York City and came here in 1962 from Asheville, N.C. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, David M., St. Petersburg; four sisters, Dorothy Scorzari, Huntington, N.Y., Esther Signer, New York City, Lillian Terrase, Cheshire, Conn., and Rachel Sarti, Tamarac; and three grandchildren, Kevin, Kory and Katie Wright, all of St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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