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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Sunday, July 2, 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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  • BENSON, HAYLEE AMANDA, 1 year, nine months, of Floral City, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home. She was born at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Survivors include her parents, Thomas Martin Smith and Michele Lea Benson; her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Robert Smith, Hernando; her maternal grandparents, Lynn Hooker, Floral City, and Coleman Thomas, Inverness; and her maternal great-grandparents, Maxine and Billy Hooker, Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • HOFFMAN, RUBY ANN, 88, of Homosassa, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at New Horizons Senior Citizens Home of Inverness. Born in Lake Wilson, Minn., she came here five years ago from Palm Beach Gardens. Survivors include her husband, Lewis W.; a son, Frank, Olympia, Wash.; two daughters, Sandra Hawkes, Homosassa, and Elaine Ambrose, Wayzata, Minn.; a sister, Dorothy Tilly, Homosassa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • TOY, JANET L., 74, of Lecanto, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at home. Born in Polk, Pa., she came here 10 years ago from Ocala and was a beautician and owner of Janet's Beauty Shop, Seneca, N.Y. She was a Methodist and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Oil City, Pa. Survivors include her husband, B. Wayne; a son, Dennis, Kossuth, Pa.; a daughter, Debe Somers, Nassau, N.H.; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
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  • HARRELL, JAMES A. "ARCHIE," 74, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., he came here 16 years ago from Virginia and was retired after 25 years as a steam engineer for the U.S. government in Washington. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and life member of VFW 9236, both of Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Olive; a son, Steven, Virginia; three brothers, Frederick, Virginia, Lindy, New Jersey, and Vincent, Maryland; a sister, Nancy Heflin, Florida; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • SANDERS, JOSEPH SR., 70, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at Vencor Hospital, Tampa. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 23 years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and was a self-employed produce buyer. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, James, Spring Hill, and Joseph, Hudson; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • VANSTEEN, MATTYS CHARLES, 65, of Spring Hill, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here eight years ago from Minneapolis, where he was a pastor for the Salem Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; a son, Matthew, Minneapolis; three daughters, Ann Rude, Elizabeth Tobeck and Debbie McConnell, all of Minneapolis; a brother, Jon, Spring Hill; and 11 grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
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  • CAINAS, CARLOS M., 66, of Tampa, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at University Community Hospital on Fletcher. Born in Cuba, he came here in 1990 from Spain. He was a self-employed cabinetmaker and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Esther; two sons, Jorge C. and Carlos M., both of Tampa; two brothers, Mario J. and Ricardo, both of Tampa; a sister, Olga Cainas, California; and three grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CHRISTIAN, COE BISHOP, 74, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (June 28, 2000). Born in Lodge, S.C., she moved to Blairsville, Ga., from here in 1979. She was a retired florist and was a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Marietta. Survivors include four sons, Thomas Jr., Snellville, Ga., Kenneth, Wesley Chapel, Robert and Edward, both of Marietta; three sisters, Rae Moore, Savannah, Ga., Ned Jumper and Gloria Bishop, both of Lodge, S.C.; and six grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel.
  • FERRIS, RAYMOND W., 84, of Sun City Center, died Monday (June 29, 2000) at South Bay Hospital. Born in Sandwich, Ill., he came here in 1999 from Logan, Utah. He was a retired inspector for Caterpillar. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, Gerald R., Tallahassee; two daughters, Sherry Davidson, New York City, and Patricia Ferris, Seattle; a brother, Robert, Sandwich, Ill.; a sister, Inez Andrews, Lawndale, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • HUSSEY, REV. JERRY R., 77, of Dunnellon, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (June 24, 2000) at the Crystal River Health and Rehab Center. Born in Tampa, he moved to Dunnellon 11 years ago from Manatee County. He was a retired attorney at law, 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.
  • JONES, FLORENCE E. "FLO," 84, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 29, 2000). Born in Cleveland, she came here in 1971 from Ohio. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Harry "Pete" Bowman, Columbus, Ohio, Theodore "Sonny," Land O'Lakes, Herbert "Petey" Jr. and Christopher "Chris" Jones, both of Tampa; five daughters, Beverly "Bev" Stevens, Garrettsville, Ohio, Florence Snooks Shaffer, Columbus, Indiana, Patricia "Pat" Simpson and Sandra "Sandy" Magan, both of Youngstown, Ohio, Kimberly "Kim" Countryman, Tampa; a brother, David Evans, Panama City; a sister, Gertrude Smith, Andover, Ohio; 29 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • MARTIN, ISMAEL A., 75, of Tampa, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Cuba, he came here in 1980. He was a retired maintenance worker for Hillsborough County Schools. Survivors include his wife, Sara; a son, Juan, Cuba; and four sisters, Angela Martin and Mara Duffau, both of Tampa, and Lidia and Juana, both of Cuba. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MITCHELL, KELLEY SUZANNE, 16, of Lithia, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. She was born in Tampa and remained a lifelong resident. She was a student at Durant High School. She was a dancer at Brandon School of Dance Art; Encore Dance Team; National Junior Honor Society; and was a member at Bell Shoals Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents, Donnie and Lee Ann Mitchell, Lithia; a brother, Ryan, Lithia; maternal grandparents, R. Wayne and Connie Pitts, Brandon; maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Pitts, Tampa; and paternal grandparents, Donald and Kathy Mitchell, Stedman, N.C. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • OVERSTREET, CHARLES WALTER, 78, of Valrico, died Saturday (July 1, 2000) at Tandem Health Care Center. Born in Huntington, W. Va., he came here in 1951. He was a retired chiropractor. He was a World War II Navy veteran; a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association; past president of Zendah Grotto; 1963 National President of Phi Delta Kappa National Fraternity; and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; a son, Joel, Brandon; two daughters, Janis Grace, Plant City, and Judy Overstreet Hart, Valrico; a brother, Don, West Virginia; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • UNDERHILL, JULIAN S., 75, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Ontario Center, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Rochester, N.Y. He was an executive director of a retail gasoline dealership, a World War II Army veteran, a member of the American Legion Post No. 134, the Carrollwood Kiwanis Club and St. Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; two daughters, Deborah Glenn, St. Charles, Ill., and Donna Cimino, Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Albert, Egypt, N.Y.; a sister, Ruth Fortuna, Prattsburgh, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • VAN FLEET, JESSIE MAE, 81, of Tampa, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Cochran, Ga., she came here in 1941. She was a floral arranger and was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Alva; a son, Alanson, Maryville, Tenn.; two daughters, Lee Frances Page, Dunedin, and Martha Jeanne Whitehurst, Tampa; two sisters, Dorothy Hollingsworth, Bushnell, and Frances Ryan, Denver; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WYATT, JACK V., 77, of Valrico, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Tandem Health Care Center. Born in Whitehall, Ill., he came here in 1979 from Clevelend. He was a commercial construction carpenter. He was a World War II Army sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart in the European Theater. Survivors include his wife, Genevieve M.; a son, Don A., Valrico; a daughter, Lorraine Quinn, Valrico; and two sisters, Phyllis Fisher, Tempe, Ariz., and Sarah Callaway, Little Rock, Ark. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
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  • BYRD, HOPE DAYTON, 102, of Hudson, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. Born in Butte, Mont., she came here 15 years ago from Gaithersburg, Md. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Thompson, Arvada, Colo., Grace Moody, Nokesville, Va., and Roberta Taylor, Port Richey; a brother, Lloyd Dayton, Belleview, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • EYLES, DOROTHY B., 74, of New Port Richey, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at North Illinois Medical Center, McHenry, Ill. Born in LaPorte, Ind., she came here 24 years ago from Cary, Ill. She was a member of the Congregational Church. Survivors include two sons, Daniel Jr., Crystal Lake, Ill., and Randy, Lawton, Okla.; two daughters, Connie Burdloff, Crystal Lake, and Kitty Romersberger, Fairbanks, Alaska; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • FOX, LILLIAN, 90, of Hudson, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Hudson. Born in Scotland, she came here 30 years ago from Brighton, Mich. She was a member of the Beacon Woods Bridge Club. Survivors include her husband, Glenn; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • FRED, PETRA, 91, of Port Richey, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Hudson. She came here three years ago from her native Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include a son, Enrique Barreto, Vega Baja; five daughters, Gloria and Magdelena Barreto, both of Port Richey, Carmen Barreto, New York, Angelina Barreto, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ida Barreto, Gaynabo, Puerto Rico; a brother, Thomas, Naples; a sister, Juanita Fred, New York. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • FRILLING, CARL JOSEPH, 86, of Holiday, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home. Born in Covington, Ky., he came here 27 years ago from Newport, Ky., and was a bottler for the Berger Brewing Co., Cincinnati. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of St. James Catholic Church, Port Richey, and United Brewery Workers Local 1199, Cincinnati. Survivors include three sons, Carl, Albuquerque, N.M., Michael, Fairfield, Ohio, and Nicholas, Jacksonville; a daughter, Theresa Green, Holiday; a sister, Virginia Lear, Mason, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • GEARHEART, GEORGE L., 66, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at home. Born in Greenup, Ky., he came here 10 years ago from Morrow County, Ohio, and was a truck driver. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a Methodist and a member of the Lane Glo Bowling League. Survivors include his wife, Jean; a daughter, Melody Reaper, New Port Richey; two sisters, Betty Howard and Marie Berry, both of Dayton, Ohio; and a grandchild. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • MYERS, VIOLA M., 71, of Port Richey, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at home. Born in Mena, Ark., she came here four years ago from Attica, Ind. Survivors include her husband, Warren; five sons, Bill, Texas, John, Indiana, Larry and Steve, both of Florida, and Frank, Tennessee; her stepmother, Paula Cook; a brother, Willis Cook Jr., Montana; a sister, Kitty Britten, Michigan; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Chapel.
  • O'REILLY, TERRANCE F., 75, of New Port Richey, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He came here 23 years ago from his native New York City, and was a marketing executive for the Seagram Corp. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Saint Mathews Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; five sons, Kevin, Mellville, N.Y., Terry Jr., Dunedin, Gilbert Fargen, Vancouver, B.C., Seth Fargen, Tulsa, Okla., and Richard Fargen, New Port Richey; a daughter, Kathleen Whelen, Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Kathleen Scheader, Matawan, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • OSORIO, ANIBAL M., 62, of Hudson, died Monday (June 26, 2000). Born in Colombia, he came here 18 years ago from Clearwater and was a plant operator for the fertilizer industry. He was a Colombian army veteran, and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Casa de Cursillo, and the Colombian American Association. Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sons, Philip, Hudson, and Christian, Tampa; two daughters, Stephanie, Hudson, and Martha, Fort Wayne, Ind.; his father, Roberto, Tampa; four brothers, Roberto and Ricardo, both of Tampa, Jesus, Colombia, and Aquiles, Mississippi; three sisters, Constanza Coton, Clearwater, Rose Harris, Charlottesville, Va., and Julia Nemeth, Tampa; and six grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • PANDELARAS, IRENE, 64, of Holiday, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in Chios, Greece, she came here three years ago from Silver Spring, Md. She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the Chios Society of Agia Markella, both of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include her husband, Constantine; a son, Christos, Camp Hill, Pa.; a daughter, Kalliope Diamante, Burtonsville, Md.; two brothers, Steven Tsakos, Adelphi, Md., and Stavros Tsakos, Athens, Greece; a sister, Ann Paraskevopoulou, Athens; and five grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Holiday Chapel.
  • SHELTON, PATRICIA ANN, 56, of Dade City, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home. She came here 40 years ago from her native Stockton, Ga. Survivors include three sons, Randy, Lutz, Ron, Zephyrhills, and Kenny, Dade City; a daughter, Vicki Fallin, Dade City; her mother, Lucille Morton, Antlers, Okla.; a brother, Ray Clark, Antlers; three sisters, Sue Clark, Zephyrhills, Barbara Denny, Antlers, and Louise Robinson, Michigan; and three grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
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  • DAVID, CACHUELA RODOLFO, 45, of Belleair Bluffs, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here two months ago from his native Quezon City, Philippines. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, and worked as a car salesman. Survivors include his wife, Clariza Victorino; a son, Jose Carlo, Philippines; two daughters, Joan Clair Naldoza and Jamie Carla David, both of the Philippines; his parents, Jose and Virginia, both of the Philippines, two brothers, Armando and Romeo, both of the Philippines; one sister, Grace Bejar, Philippines; and one grandchild. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
  • Clearwater

    • AMORATIS, PANDORA L., 88, of Towaco, N.J., formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pompton Plains, N.J. Born in Fredonia, N.Y, she came here in 1975 and moved in 1995 to Towaco. She worked as a fur finisher for Hyman Siel, New York. She was a member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, Paramus, N.J., where she was active in the Philoptohos Society. She was also a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Anthony J., Towaco; a daughter-in-law; Katherine Amoratis, Towaco; a sister, Despina Skarpetis, Greece; and two granddaughters. Vander Plaat Colonial Funeral Home, Fair Lawn, N.J.
    • BARTOW, DONALD R. "DICK," 77, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at Lake Shore Villas. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., he came here in 1990. He worked as an elevator technician for San Mateo County, Calif. He served in the Army during World War II and traveled around the world as as a crew member aboard the Brigantine Yankee. Survivors include two daughters, Bette Bartow Newberger, Lutz, and Barbara Bartow, Arizona; and two grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.
    • DAVIS, MARY KATHERINE, 81, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at Mariner Health of Belleair. She came here in 1985 from her native Bellwood, Ill. She was Catholic and a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Kenneth M., Clearwater; a sister, Veronica Whetstone, Ripon, Wis.; and a granddaughter, Dannielle M. Davis, Kissimmee. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • MITCHELL, DOROTHY ANN, 90, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at Friendship Garden Retirement Home, under the care of Hospice. She came here in 1972 from her native Milwaukee. She was a registered nurse and a member of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Magarette Nelson, Clearwater, two sons, Thomas, of Waukesha, Wis., and Michael, of Milwaukee; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • RAYNOR, HELEN J., 95, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. Born in Long Island, N.Y., she came here in 1951 from Brightwaters, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include a grandson, Dr. B. Winfield Raynor, Glastonbury, Conn.; a granddaughter, Sheryn Haag, Charlotte, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • HENSLER, SAMUEL P., 90, of Largo, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice. Born in New York City, he came here in 1971 from North Arlington, N.J. He worked as a supervisor for M.W. Kellogg Company, Jersey City, N.J., and Jersey Machine, Newark, N.J. He was a member of Highland United Presbyterian Church, Largo, the Star Masonic Lodge 78, Largo, The Tri-City Shrine Club, Seminole, the St. Petersburg Shrine Club, Egypt Temple shrine, Tampa, and Scottish Rite, Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Alice B.; two stepsons, Kenneth Cannon, Fort Worth, Texas, and Harry Cannon, Beachwood, N.J.; two stepgrandchildren, Carol Hoecker, Ridgefield, Conn., and Kenneth Cannon, Los Angeles; and three great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • HOLMES, MARY THOMAS, 86, of Largo, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. Born in Carney, Mich., she came here in 1991 from Greenville, S.C. She was Catholic and a homemaker. Survivors include two nieces, Helen A. Taddy, Largo, and Pat Monaghan, Dallas; and one nephew, John Daubl, Spokane, Wash. Belleair Cremation and Burial Society, Belleair Bluffs.
    • NAGY, MARY J., 97, of Largo, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at Bon-Secours-Maria Manor, St. Petersburg. She worked at a silk mill and was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Surviors include a daughter, Mary J. Loux, Largo; two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • PHELPS, WILLIAM E., 88, of Largo, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice. Born in Worcester, Mass., he came here in 1979 from Baltimore. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Marian Phelps; two sons, Kermit and Jeff, both of Dudley, Mass.; two daughters, Rhoda Ann Miller, Buena Park, and Gaile Gibson, Sun City, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • YAFFEE, SARAH M. "SALLY,' 82, of Largo, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo. She came here in the 1980s from her native Boston. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Larry Snyder, Boston; and a cousin, Ada Baltimore, Chestnut Hill, Mass. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Safety Harbor

    • COLEN, HAROLD, R., 72, of Safety Harbor, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at a local tennis court. He came here in 1989 from his native Huntington Station, N.Y. He worked as a director of facilities for Tampa General Hospital and was an engineer. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Emmunah, Tarpon Springs. He was a charter member for 50 years and was recognized as an International Fellow of the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers. He was an author on heating and air conditioning and an adjunct professor at New York University. He was a former member of Kiwanis International, New York. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Thelma; three sons, Robert, Palm Harbor, Mickey, New Port Richey, and Ken, Valrico; three daughters, Jil Colen, Palm Harbor, Darlene Colen, New Port Richey, and Lisa Colen, Valrico; a brother Lawson Colen, Aventura; six nieces and nephews; and seven grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • WANNER, DONALD G., 78, of Safety Harbor, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Born in New York City, he moved to Englewood in 1982 and came here in 1983 from Clayton, N.J. He was a retired sales representative for Chester Lace Mills, Chicago, and Titus Bladder Textile Co., New York City. He managed Doughty's Furniture Store, Clayton, N.J., and worked until 1989 for Burdines. He was a member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Clearwater, and Clayton Presbyterian Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club, Clayton, N.J., and was a member of the Civitans and the Mended Hearts Chapter 25, Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was a master carver of ivory and a member of the Miniature Art Society. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barbara, a daughter, Linda Breeden, Cincinnati; a granddaughter, Arianna Breeden, Pinellas Park; and a sister, Audrey Ianni, Voorhees, N.J. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • FROST, CLARENCE X., 84, of Seminole, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1977 from his native Boston. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, Sunshine City VFW Post 6827, St. Petersburg and the Williamsdale Square Home Owners Association. Survivors include his wife, Rita P.; three sons, Charles E. Harvey, Boston, Anthony Santos, Long Valley, N.J., and Joseph, Medford, Mass; three daughters, Carol Ann Scholtz, Salisbury, Mass., Rita Racioppi, Seminole, and Linda McGovern, Wilmington, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-granddaughters. Hook Funeral Home Inc. & Cremation Services, Seminole.

    Tarpon Springs

    • BOYETTE, IRVING HAROLD, 81, of Tarpon Springs, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home. A Tarpon Springs native, he was a decorated World War II pilot and was a local building contractor. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mamie Underwood; a son, Randy, Tarpon Springs; a daughter, Tamra Harrison, West Point, Ga; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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  • HENSLER, SAMUEL P., 90, of Largo, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice. Born in New York City, he came here in 1971 from North Arlington, N.J. He worked as a supervisor for M.W. Kellogg Company, Jersey City, N.J., and Jersey Machine, Newark, N.J. He was a member of Highland United Presbyterian Church, Largo, the Star Masonic Lodge 78, Largo, The Tri-City Shrine Club, Seminole, the St. Petersburg Shrine Club, Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, and Scottish Rite, Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Alice B.; two stepsons, Kenneth Cannon, Fort Worth, Texas, and Harry Cannon, Beachwood, N.J.; two stepgrandchildren, Carol Hoecker, Ridgefield, Conn., and Kenneth Cannon, Los Angeles; and three great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
  • PHELPS, WILLIAM E., 88, of Largo, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice. Born in Worcester, Mass., he came here in 1979 from Baltimore. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Marian Phelps; two sons, Kermit and Jeff, both of Dudley, Mass.; two daughters, Rhoda Ann Miller, Buena Park, and Gaile Gibson, Sun City, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
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