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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, July 21, 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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  • FEHRS, HERMAN WILLIAM, 99, of Crystal River, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. Born in Minnehaha County, S.D., he came here one year ago from Barrington, N.H., and was a retired log transporter. He was Lutheran. Survivors include three sons, Leland and Lewis, both of Libby, Mont., and Bernard, Columbia Falls, Mont.; two daughters, Mavis Conat, Homosassa, and Dorothy Sheard, Spokane, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • HUBER, HARRY H. JR. "BUDDY," 51, of Hudson, formerly of Lecanto, died Monday (July 17, 2000). Born in Charleston, W.Va., he moved to Hudson a year ago from Lecanto. He was a clerk at a tourist attraction in Homosassa Springs and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his mother, Virginia Evans, Spring Hill; and two sisters, Victoria Wilgus, New Port Richey, and Nancy Allen, Spring Hill. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • MacDONALD, DOROTHY MAY, 77, of Inverness, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She came here from her native Nashua, N.H. She was a retired teacher from the Fairgrounds Junior High School. Survivors include her husband, Ray A.; three daughters, Deborah A. Pryor, Phoenix, Cynthia Toussaint, Merrimack, N.H., and Nancy Price, Portsmouth, N.H.; and five grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • RUCCI, ALFRED F., 91, of Fort Myers, formerly of Beverly Hills, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000). Born in New York City, he lived in Beverly Hills for 29 years before moving to Fort Myers two years ago. He was a former member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 6168, 4th degree, the Italian-American Club, and former volunteer firefighter, all of Beverly Hills. Survivors include several nephews and nieces including, Mary Ann Russo, Fort Myers. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
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  • AUKER, LOUISE, 96, of Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Evergreen Wood Health Center, Spring Hill. She moved to St. Petersburg 76 years ago from her native Medina, Ohio, and relocated to Brooksville several years ago. She was the owner/operator of Louise's Beauty Shop, St. Petersburg. She was Protestant. Survivors include a stepson, Marion Auker, Rittman, Ohio; three daughters, Delores Landis, Asheboro, N.C., Betty Patton, Webster, and Erlene Kapiton, Brooksville; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Gordon, Seville, Ohio; four brothers, Pete and Jed Slabaugh, both of Pinellas Park, Carroll Slabaugh, River Styx, Ohio, and Kenneth Slabaugh, Medina; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 81 great-great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home and Crematory, 49th Street Chapel N, St. Petersburg.
  • AYERS, NAOMI EMILY, 79, of Ridge Manor, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Heartland of Zephyrhills. Born in Linton, Ind., she came here 15 years ago from Groveland, Ind. She was a beautician and member of the First Baptist Church, Ridge Manor. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Stephen, Brownsburg, Ind.; a daughter, Ruth Hammond, Pittsboro, Ind.; four brothers, Leonard Hawk, Ridge Manor, Joe Hawk, Plainfield, Ind., Paul Hawk, Washington, Ind., and Melvin Hawk, Palatka; three sisters, Esther Watkins, Washington, Ind., Joann Jones, Indianapolis, and Ruthann Jackson, Bicknell, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hodges Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • COVELL, KATRENA, 11, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Gainesville, she was a lifelong resident of Brooksville. She was a student at Moton Elementary School, having finished the third grade. Survivors include her parents, Timothy and Sheri Covell, Brooksville; a brother, Nicholas, Brooksville; her paternal grandparents, Alvie & Gertha Covell, Brooksville; and maternal grandparents, Fred and Diane Machnik, Trenton, Mich. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • GRIX, JOHN J., 75, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he came here 16 years ago from Plainview, N.Y., and was a school crossing guard. He was a member of the First Assembly of God, Spring Hill, and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Lois; a son, John, Medford, N.Y.; two daughters, Cyndie Campbell, Spring Hill, and Vicki, Tampa; two brothers; and two grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • KUEHNEL, CARL, 79, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at home. He came here 14 years ago from his native Dearborn, Mich. He was the retired owner of the Schaeffer-Mansfield Sunoco Gas Station. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Fred, Belleview, Mich; a daughter, Sandra Ackron, Belleview; one brother; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • MALDONADO, MIGUEL A. "MIKE," 93, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000). Born in Puerto Rico, he came here 32 years ago from Staten Island, N.Y. He was an accountant for the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include his wife, Zelphia; three grandsons; and two great-grandsons. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Spring Hill.
  • PATTERSON, LESLIE, 61, of Brooksville, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at home. He came here 20 years ago from his native Williamston, N.C. He was Protestant and retired after 21 years from the Air Force, a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Survivors include his wife, Carol; four sons, Brian and Brandon, both of Brooksville, Bryce, Niceville, and James, Fort Walton Beach; a daughter, Joann Bryant, Biloxi, Miss.; two brothers, Richard and Lewis, both of Williamston; a sister, Mary Daniels, Williamston; and six grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • RICE, DOROTHY ALICE, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at home. Born in Montreal, she came here 23 years ago from Andover, Mass. She was a member of the Brookridge Musicaires and the Women's Club. Survivors include a son, Kenneth, Largo; two daughters, Marie, Brookridge, and Cecilia Bernier, Ocoee; two sisters, Patricia Cortesi and Grace Rice, both of Montreal; and six grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
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  • CARANFA, MARIA DORA, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare of Tampa Bay, Oldsmar. A native of Villago, Italy, she moved to St. Petersubrg in 1974 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. Petersburg. She made bandages for the Red Cross through the church. Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Mary D. Tranquillo, Safety Harbor, and Margarita Busciglio, Detroit; a son, Guy M., Pittsburgh; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • CASTILLO, SERGIO FLORES, 66, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Key West, he came here 61 years ago. He was a printer for Castillo Printing and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Frances G.; a son, Michael, Tampa; and a brother, Daniel, Tampa. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FOURNIER, MAGGIE L., 79, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000). Born in Atmore, Ala., she came here in 1938. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Earl Clark, Tampa, and Danny Clark, Chiefland; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • GALLAGHER, GERALD, 65, of Brandon, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Ohio, he came here in 1977 from Indiana. He was a food distributor. He was a member of AMVETS and was Mormon. Survivors include his wife, Maxine; seven sons, David, Oceanside, Calif., Michael, Indianapolis, Richard, Waxhaw, N.C., Ken, Mauldin, S.C., Tim Shockley, Panama City Beach, Michael Shockley, Coldwater, Mich., and Jeffrey Shockley, Brandon; a daughter, Connie Vorderman, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • GREEN, DELORIS, 64, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 13, 2000). Born in South Carolina, she came here several years ago. She was a homemaker and was a member of Holiness Church of Jesus. She was the mother of the church and helped with the usher board, among other duties. Survivors include her husband, Clemon; five sons, Willie, Larry, Leonard, Julius, and Willis, and two daughters, Katie Gonzalez and Darlene Green, all of Tampa; three brothers, James Smith, Virginia, and Nathaniel Smith and Tommy Jefferson, both of North Carolina; six sisters, Carrie Graham, Clarkton, N.C., Betty Blanks, Eva Smith, and Barbara Piggott, all of North Carolina, Nellie Smith, Washington, and Essie Stone, Maryland; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GREEN, GABRELLA DUKES, 86, of Tampa, died Monday (July 17, 2000). Born in Dukes, Fla., she came here several years ago. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Milton Sr., Tampa; a brother, Priestly Dukes; two sisters, Ruth James Clark, Daytona Beach and Suzanne Williams, Gainesville; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GROOMS, ROBERT L., 72, of Valrico, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Tandem Health Care of Brandon. Born in New Rome, Ohio, he came here in 1975 from Columbus, Ohio. He was a retired truck driver. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Jean; four sons, Charles, Arkansas, Robert, Edgewood, Md., Michael, Seffner, and Dale, St. Petersburg; five daughters, Yvonne Grooms, Staten Island, N.Y., Donna Grooms, St. Petersburg, Colletta Goodman, Valrico, Roberta Grooms, Gibsonton, and Marilyn Grooms, Brooksville; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LUMSDEN, NELLIE, 89, of Valrico, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Tandem Health Care of Brandon. Born in Cherokee, Ala., she came here in 1944. She was a charter member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church and was a nursery caregiver for her church. Survivors include two sons, James, Fort Lauderdale, and Lee Roy, Valrico; a brother, Jack Smith, Centre, Ala.; three sisters, Flora Frasier and Corrine Cox, both of Gadsden, Ala., and Evelyn Walker, Centre; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MATTHEWSON, MADELYN M., 88, of Holiday, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Southern Pines Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, she moved to Holiday 21 years ago from Tampa. She was a secretary for Young's Pest Control, Tampa, and a member of Gateway Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Kent, Dublin, Ga.; a sister, Ruth McWilliams, Tampa; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • MORALES, MARIA, 80, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000). Born in Puerto Rico, she came here in 1995 from Woodstock, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Mislaer Polanco, New York City, and Odett Morales, Tampa; two daughters, Elba Bengston and Miriam Soler-Cruz, both of Tampa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • MORALES, MAXIMA ALBERTINA, 84, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) Rehab & Healthcare of Tampa. Born in Cuba, she came here seven years ago. She was a homemaker and was Pentecostal. Survivors include her husband, Argelio Valladares; three sons, Argelio Jr., New Jersey, and Humberto and Pedro Valladares, both of Cuba; a daughter, Isabel Valladares, Tampa; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • MORRISON, PATRICIA MAY, 73, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000). Born in St. Petersburg, she was a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area. She was a homemaker, worked for Eastern Airlines and was a citrus grower. She was a graduate of St. Stephen's College in Missouri. Survivors include four sons, Lowe, Sarasota, and Howell, Clark, and Scott, all of Tampa; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • NORIEGA, CLAUDIA G., 77, of Tampa, died Monday (July 17, 2000). Born in Key West, she came here 60 years ago from New York. She was a Hillsborough County vocational sewing teacher. Survivors include a son, Richard Fidel, Tampa; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • RAMOS, DOLORES, 83, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000). Born in Puerto Rico, he came here in 1992. He was in the merchant marine for 36 years and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Dennis, California; three daughters, Lourdes Ramos and Irma Ramos, both of Puerto Rico, and Gregoria Vega, Tampa; and nine grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • STOVALL, GLADYS, 92, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) in Palm Harbor under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Tifton, Ga., she came here 50 years ago. She was an office manager for Ambulance Inc. of Tampa and was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Earlie Lee, Palm Harbor, and Harold Eugene, Tampa; a daughter, Pat Finn, Palm Harbor; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • VARON, LIONEL M., 72, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Tampa, he remained a lifelong resident. He was a warehouseman for Ryder Truck Lines. He was an Army veteran and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Rose D.; a son, James D., Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Hilda Morera, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WARD, THELMA B., 88, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Carrollwood Care Center. Born in Kissimmee, she lived here most of her life. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance. Survivors include two sons, Grant B., Tampa, and Hal S., Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • WILEY, ROBERT G. "SKIP," of Tampa, died Monday (July 17, 2000). Born in Tampa, he remained a lifelong resident. He was a Hillsborough County firefighter and was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Brandi Wiley, Wesley Chapel; and his mother, Alice Wiley, and a sister, Donna Wiley, both of Lutz. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
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  • ADAMSON, THELMA SPEEGLE, 86, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. She came here 31 years ago from her native Cullman, Ala. She was a retired certified nurse's assistant for Richey Manor Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center, New Port Richey, with 11 years of service, and formerly worked for General Motors, Flint, Mich. with 12 years of service. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, George Reid, Hudson, and Len Reid, Citra; a daughter, Annie Holder, New Port Richey; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • CARRIER, M. CLAIRE, 75, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (July 5, 2000) at home. She came here 17 years ago from her native Fall River, Mass. She was a retired receptionist for Dr. A. Parrott, Fall River, and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include a daughter, Claire Dunigan, Cedarburg, Wis.; a brother, Armand W. Paradis, Nashua, N.H.; a sister, Theresa Wilson, Westwood, Mass.; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • CASHIN, DOROTHY F., 76, of Hudson, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 17, 2000). Born in New York City, she came here 15 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a store detective for Maas Brothers Department Store and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hudson. Survivors include a son, Jim Shockey, Spring Hill; a daughter, Rose Ann Allan, Pinellas Park; a sister, Rose Ann Seaman, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • COLBY, MARY E., 84, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Whitestone, N.Y., she came here 25 years ago from Farmingdale, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Louis; a son, William, Oldsmar; a daughter, Carol Runz, Billings, Mont.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • HEJL, GEORGE J., 87, of Dade City, formerly of Floral City, died Saturday (July 15, 2000) at Royal Oak Nursing Center. Born in Chicago, he came here two years ago from Floral City and was a foreman for a building carpenter. He was Catholic and an Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Bernard, Dade City; two sisters, Rose York, Saugatuck, Mich., and Alice McMillan, Sonoma, Calif.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HIGHT, JAMES M., 71, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare Gulf Coast. Born in Carl Junction, Mo., he came here 16 years ago from Dayton, Ohio. He retired as repair foreman for Ohio Bell Telephone Co., with 34 years of service. He was Methodist. He was an Army Air Corps veteran and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; two sons, Robert Alan, Brandon, and David, Farmington, Mich.; two daughters, Deborah Lynn Holmes, Columbus, Ohio, and Catherine Spitzer, Vandalia, Ohio; two brothers, Victor, Illinois, and Jay, California; three sisters, Amy Leffler, Hemet, Calif., Faye Foss, Sacramento, Calif., and Jeanetta McLean, Oxnard, Calif.; and 16 grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • LUCE, HARRY RICHARD, 63, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (July 13, 2000) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House, Hudson. Born in Woodsville, N.H., he came here 20 years ago from New Hampshire. He was retired from the Navy and was a Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Judy; three children; his mother, Bertha Cimorelli, a sister, Dorothy Messier, both of Hollywood; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • MANGRUM, EDNA L., 84, of Hastings, N.Y., formerly of Port Richey, died Tuesday (July 11, 2000) at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fulton, N.Y. Born in Adams, Tenn., she moved to Hastings five years ago and was a retired waitress. She was Methodist. Survivors include two sons, George, Blue Ridge, Ga., and John, North Tonawanda, N.Y.; two daughters, Martha Hall, Hastings, and Barbara Zellner, North Tonawanda; three brothers, Emmitt, Wilson, and Calvin Davidson, all of Adams; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SWANSON, JOHN A. SR., 58, of Trinity, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Washington, D.C., he came here two years ago from Silver Spring, Md., and was an attendant at Crescent Oaks Golf Course. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Jane; a son, John A. Jr., Trinity; a daughter, Michelle Renee Dean, Olney, Md.; and two brothers, Joseph, Trinity, and Claude, Germantown, Md. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • TURCOTTE, LOUISE OTTEN, 72, of Wells, Maine, and Holiday, died Saturday (July 15, 2000) at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine. Born in Needham, Mass., she was a winter resident here for 14 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Exeter, N.H., and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 23. Survivors include her husband, Leo; two sons, Richard D. Otten, North Berwick, Maine, and Paul D. Otten, Wilton, N.H.; a stepson, Wayne, Barrington, N.H.; her mother, Marion Turnbull Pope, Sandwich, Mass.; two brothers, Fred Pope, Concord, N.H., and John, Danvers, Mass.; a sister, Jean Barnes, Nottingham, N.H.; and three grandchildren. Brewitt Funeral Service & Crematory, Exeter, N.H.
  • TWIGG, GEORGE F. JR., 79, of Bayonet Point, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 16 years ago from Bayport, N.Y. He was a commercial and industrial marketing representative for Long Island Lighting Co. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Combat Veterans, the U.S.L.S.T. Association, the Beacon Woods Civic Association, and manager and umpire for the Bayport Little League, New York. Survivors include his wife, Ann; two sons, Kevin, Long Island, N.Y., and John, Port Richey; three daughters, Donna Murray, Dee Vidal, and Laura, all of Long Island; a sister, Patricia Buck, New Jersey; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • VANACKER, NICKOLAS E., 86, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Rock, Mich., he came here 30 years ago from Indio, Calif. He was a maintenance supervisor for White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Eva; and a son, James J. Vanacker. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • VARGO, ROSE, 80, of New Port Richey, died Friday (July 14, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Cleveland, she came here 24 years ago from Mayfield Heights, Ohio. She was a telephone technician for Western Electric and a member of the First Hungarian Christian Church, Safety Harbor, and the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a brother James Szell, Cleveland; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • VENEZIA, JOSEPH D., 72, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at home. He came here six years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the owner/operator of Venezia and Sons Service Station, Brooklyn, with 50 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey, and a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Anna P.; one son; two daughters; and five grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
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    Belleair

    • BECKMAN, EDITH MAY, 92, of Belleair, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1980 from Evanston, Ill. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater and Clearwater Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include a son, Robert E., Belleair; four grandchildren, Robert E. Jr., Little Rock, Ark., Christopher J. Sr., Baton Rouge, La., Darlene Beckman of Japan and Lynn Pescherine of New York City; and a great-grandchild. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Clearwater

    • HEIER, EMMA LEE, 69, of Prosser, Wash., formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 13, 2000) in Prosser. She was born in Clearwater and was the daughter of Corene and Harvey Meeks. She moved to Prosser in 1967 and worked there until 1987 when she retired for health reasons. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Russell; her children, June and Larry McConnell, Prosser, Stephen W. Brown, Spokane, Paula and Ron Bantam, Auburn, Wash., Steven E. Anacone, Boston, and Millie Wilcox, Post Falls, Idaho; two brothers, William Meeks, Clearwater, and Robert Ogles, Brooksville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Meyher Funeral Home, Prosser, Wash.
    • TRESENRITER, STANLEY NOBLE, 85, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at home. He was born in New Albany, Ind., and came here in 1970 from Sellersburg, Ind. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Martha, Clearwater; a son, Richard L., Cape Coral, a sister, Mildred Robison, New Albany; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Dunedin

    • STRAYER, PAULINE V., 95, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Jennertown, Pa., and came here in 1958 from Pittsburgh. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Dunedin and the Good Fellowship Bible Class of the church. Survivors include a nephew, Fred Griffith, Charleston, S.C., and a niece, Betty Nincke, Ligonier, Pa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • GANOGIANIS, AGELIS, 60, of Largo, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Limni-Evias, Greece, and came here in 1979 from New Jersey. He worked as a chef at various local restaurants including Widow Brown's Restaurant, Largo, and for several years he owned and operated Parkway Restaurant. He was a member of St. Stefano's Greek Orthodox Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include three sons, Tony, Angelo and Nicholas, all of Largo; two brothers, John and Tom, both of Toronto; and four sisters, Voula Mezines, Largo, Paulina Afentakis, Toronto, and Margaret Korele and Stamatula Papasoterio, both of Limni-Evias. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • JOHNSON, LISA P., 32, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Largo, died of cancer Wednesday (July 12, 2000) in Rochester. She was born in San Jose, Calif., and came here in 1994 from Los Angeles. She worked as an insurance executive and was a volunteer for children and the homeless and an avid tennis player. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include her mother, Anne Johnson, Monterey, Calif.; two brothers, Joseph Johnson Jr., Monterey, and Charles Johnson, Fairfield, Calif.; and three sisters, Emily Ames, Petaluma, Calif., Suzanne Rogers, San Jose, Calif., and Charlene Johnson, Monterey. Remains donated to medical research at the Mayo Clinic Foundation, Cancer Research Center, Rochester, Minn.
    • INCERTO, DOMENIC A., 89, of Largo, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in East Boston, Mass., and came here in 1977 from Boston. He worked 30 years as a truck driver for Catalano Brothers in Charlestown, Mass., and during World War II worked building ships at the Quince Shipyard. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Fay; a son, Robert, Clearwater; a daughter, Sharon Taylor, San Antonio, Texas; three sisters Rose Maffei, Mary Marama and Palmy Testa, all of East Boston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Oldsmar

    • HICL, JOSEPH V., 56, of Oldsmar, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Palm Harbor

    • BARANY, JAMES MICHAEL, 46, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (July 10, 2000) in Tampa. He was born in Fords, N.J., and came here in 1983 from Woodbridge, N.J. He worked in a restaurant. Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Barany, Haverhill, Mass.; and a nephew, John Barany, Clearwater. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SIMONS, RICHARD A. "DICK," 57, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here in the late 1960s from his native New York City and worked as a building contractor. Survivors include a son, Zac, and his father, Alexander, both of Palm Harbor; a sister, Rosalind Steinmetz, Palo Alto, Calif.; and a brother, Steven, Beldon, Miss. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • WEISENBARGER, MARY, 92, of Seminole, died at home Monday (July 17, 2000) of congestive heart failure. She was born in Indianapolis, came to Central Florida in 1942 from Bellefontaine, Ohio, and moved several years ago to Seminole. She was a nurse and a member of Oviedo First United Methodist Church and the OES. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Terry, Seminole, and Susan Kniffel, Glen Carbon, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel, Oviedo, Fla.

    Tarpon Springs

    • DUFF, ELINOR K., 90, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Springfield, Mass., and came here in 1993 from Alexandria, Va. She worked as a telephone operator for CNP of Virginia and AAA of Washington, D.C., and she was Presbyterian. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Hull, Tarpon Springs, and Nancy Mae Brown, Warrenton, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LANE, WILL NORRIS "BILL," 74, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Plant City and Dunedin, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at home. He was born in Bethpage, Tenn., came to Plant City in 1935 from Tennessee, moved to Dunedin in 1949 and to Tarpon Springs in 1951 from Clearwater. He graduated in 1943 from Plant City High School and in 1949 from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a pharmacist for more than 42 years and owned and operated Lane's Drug Store for several years before he retired in 1991. He was a Tarpon Springs city commissioner 1958-1959 and 1964-1967 and he served as mayor from 1974-1979 and 1984-1985. During his last term as mayor, he was awarded the St. Paul Medal of Honor by Archbishop Iakovos for his support of the Greek American Community and his promotion of the city's annual Epiphany Celebration as a national holiday. He was a founder of Cypress Run and a member of Friends of the Library, the Old Timers Club, AARP, the Tarpon Springs Golf Club and Elks Lodge 1719, all of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Helen W.; four daughters, Barbara McDonald, Tarpon Springs, and Sheryl Hayes, Phyllis Patterson and Martha Ann Patterson, all of Holiday; a son, Richard, Opelika, Ala.; two brothers, Thomas, Tarpon Springs, and Buddy, Seminole; a sister, Pat Young, Lakeland; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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    Kenneth City

    • DAVIS, HELEN M., 88, of Kenneth City, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. A native of Evansville, Ind., she came here in 1965 from Dearborn, Mich. She was a retired bank teller with Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit. Locally, she was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the fellowship class and United Methodist Women. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • DANNO, ROBERT, 83, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He came here in 1978 from his native New York City. He was a hairdresser for 52 years and a Roman Catholic. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Ronald M., Seminole, and Allan J., Beverly Hills; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
    • HADERMANN, CAROLYN J., 98, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. A native of New York City, she came here in 1965 from Philadelphia. She was a secretary for the University of Pennsylvania. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Robinson, Pinellas Park; a son, Joseph, Seminole; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ADAMS, CATHERINE SANDERS, 82, of Oklahoma City, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000). A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., she came here in 1983 from Annapolis, Md., and moved to Oklahoma City in 1999. She was a foreign language teacher and a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College and Retired Officers Wives. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Henry H. Adams; a son, Henry Arthur, Carlock, Ill.; a daughter, Catherine Hartman, Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren. Guardian North Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.
    • BROWN, ALMA F., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 16, 2000) at home. A native of Leon, W.Va., she came here in 1971 from St. Albans, W.Va. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Kay Faulkner, St. Clairsville, Ohio; a sister, Alberta Walker, Belle, W.Va.; and two grandchildren, Amy Faulkner, St. Clairsville, and Lon Faulkner, Columbus, Ohio. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CULBERTSON, GENE A., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) as Shore Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A native of St. Louis, he came here in 1997 from Yuma, Ariz. He was self-employed in various businesses. He served in the Navy submarine service and was Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Lynne C. Gilkes, St. Petersburg, and Nancy L. Burns, Mesquite, Nev.; a son, Gary G. Culbertson, Loveland, Colo.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • DAVIS, HENRIETTA WELCH, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in the early 1920s from her native Gainesville. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Gibbs High School. She was a member of Prayer Tower Church of God in Christ, where she was on the mothers board and was a choir member. She was a secretary for the Young People Willing Workers. Survivors include four sons, Albert, Daniel, Harvey and Samuel, all of St. Petersburg; a stepson, Amos Davis Williams, Chicago; two daughters, Rutha Mae Manuel, St. Petersburg, and Dorothy Mitchell, Philadelphia; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HICKEY, MARY O., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at home under hospice care. A native of Oakland City, Ind., she came here in 1978 from East Peoria, Ill. She was an elementary and high school teacher and a member of Cornerstone Community Church, the National Education Association and the Illinois State Teachers Association. She was a graduate of Greenville College, Greenville, Ill. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; two sons, Kevin, Toronto, and Kerwin, Kirkwood, Mo.; a daughter, Jena Alfonso, Tampa; three brothers, Ralph Onyette, Lake St. Louis, Mo., Raymond Onyette, North Fort Myers and Kokomo, Ind., and Robert Onyette, North Fort Myers and Petersburg, Ind.; a sister, Nell Hepker, Vernon Hills, Ill.; and five grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • MUMAW, PHIL D., 59, of Orlando, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000). A native of Ashland, Ohio, he moved to Orlando in 1983 from St. Petersburg. He was a store manager for U-Haul and former owner of Phil Mumaw Auto Sales. Survivors include his wife, Jean T.; two sons, Steve, Wesley Chapel, and Scott, Savannah, Ohio; a stepson, David, Orlando; three daughters, Sherrie Giparas, St. Petersburg, Sheila DiGregorio, Orlando, and Suzanne Mumaw-Bennett, St. Petersburg; a stepdaughter, Janet Mamber, Orlando; three brothers, Clifford, Ashland, Bob, Vandalia, Ohio, and Dale, Huber Heights, Ohio. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.
    • NALLEY, BENJAMIN N., 38, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at home. A native of Augusta, Ga., he came here seven years ago from Merritt Island. Survivors include five brothers, Allen Nalley, Palm Harbor, Skip Nalley and Lanny Blevins, both of St. Petersburg, and Jason Nalley and Roger LeFranc, Satellite Beach; four sisters, Laura Bellendier, Burnsville, Minn., Ivette LeFranc, Miami, Tinker Blevins, Richmond, Va., and Becky Blevins, Merritt Island; and his stepmother, Ricy Nalley, Miami. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • ROBB, RALPH LARAMIE, 44, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) in a car-truck collision. A native of Flint, Mich., he came here in 1990 from Santee, Calif. He was an air conditioner installer for Modern Air, St. Petersburg, and served in the Navy from 1975 to 1979. Survivors include six brothers, Robert, Cudahy, Wis., Butch, Veronia, Ore., Dave and Matt, both of Clio, Mich., Tim, Goodrich, Mich., and Paul, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Joanne Brown, St. Petersburg, and Loralee Gillmore, Houghton, Mich. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • WALDECK, ERNEST CHARLES JR., 64, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at the Laurels Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Jamaica, N.Y., he came here in 1953 from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a welder and a member of Childs Park United Methodist Church. He was an Air Force veteran. He was active with CB radios, using the handle "Tin Man." Survivors include his wife, Laura Taylor; three sons, Ernest C. III and David, both of St. Petersburg, and Robert, Landsdowne, Pa.; three daughters, Carol Waldeck and Karen Sergio, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Marilyn Waldeck, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Florence E. Vedder, Gulfport, and June Pinder and Kathy Matheney, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Phillip, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • WRIGHT, ZACHARY THOMAS "ZACH," 10, of Treasure Island, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at his mother's home under hospice care. A native of Lexington, Ky., he came here in 1999 from Tampa. He was a student at Northside Christian School, St. Petersburg, and a member of Northside Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. He was an avid Nintendo and Gameboy player and Pokemon collector. Survivors include his father, Thomas, Tampa; his mother and stepfather, Rebecca Wright and Fred Steube; a brother, Taylor Wright, Treasure Island; two sisters, Sarah and Katlin Wright, both of Treasure Island; his paternal grandmother, Bertha Wright, Lexington; maternal grandmother, Michael Sweeney, St. Petersburg; and his maternal great-grandmother, Reba Puckett, Johnson City, Tenn. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
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