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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Sunday, July 23, 2000

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

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

Citrus County Back to top

  • BALDI, MARGARET, 66, of Lecanto, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She came here seven years ago from her native Buffalo, N.Y. She attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Lecanto. Survivors include her husband, Charles P.; a son, Thomas, Buffalo; two daughters, Janet Gostomski, Alden, N.Y., and Mary Harmon, Lecanto; a brother, Joseph Villafranca, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • BUTTERFIELD, FRED AARON JR., 83, of Crystal River, died Friday (July 14, 2000) at Brentwood Retirement Community, Lecanto. He was born in Weston, Maine, and was a retired retail store manager. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Inverness, and a life member of American Legion Clark-Haddod Post 186 and DeWitt Clinton Masonic Lodge, both of Sandwich, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Jean Rebak-Butterfield; a son, Fred III, Springfield, Va.; a daughter, Barbara Wight, South Weymouth, Mass.; a brother, Ralph, Brookton, Maine; and three grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • CHALOUX, JOAN M., 68, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday (July 20, 2000). Born in Pawtucket, R.I., she came here six years ago from Central Falls, R.I. She was a Catholic and a member of the Italian-American Club of Citrus County. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; three sons, Michael George, Dunnellon, Paul George, North Smithfield, R.I., and Robert George, Alamogordo, N.M.; a daughter, Susan DeMarars, Isabella, Mo.; three brothers, Henry Boudreau, West Palm Beach, Robert Boudreau, Concord, N.H., and Joseph Monte, Cumberland, R.I.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills Chapel.
  • INFANTINE, RONALD L., 61, of Hernando, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at home. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., he came here 13 years ago from Gulfport and was a wood craftsman specializing in custom furniture. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Infantine, Knoxville, Tenn., and Kristi Infantine-Aragon, Atwater, Calif.; his mother, Maria Infantine, Binghamton; two brothers, David and Keith, both of Endicott, N.Y; two sisters, Janice, Newark Valley, N.Y., and Nancy, Binghamton; and five grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • LUCAS, AUDREY ANN, 71, of Crystal River, died Friday (July 21, 2000). She came here seven years ago from her native Kalamazoo, Mich. She was a Baptist and a member of the Crystal River Moose Lodge. Survivors include her husband, Joseph W.; a son, Jamie LeClear, Homosassa; four stepsons, Lawrence and Forrest Lucas, both of Quinlan, Texas, and Joseph and Robert Lucas, both of San Diego; two stepdaughters, Pauline Moore, Crystal River, and Namoi Orr, San Diego; and a brother, Willard Campbell, Kalamazoo. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home Homosassa Springs.
  • MAZALEWSKI, ADAM F., 82, of Inverness, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at home. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he came here 12 years ago from Middleboro, Mass., and was a retired mechanic for American Can Co. Survivors include a son, Joseph, Columbia, Md.; a daughter, Marie Bopp, Secaucus, N.J.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • MORRON, LYLE B., 74, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday (July 20, 2000). Born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., he came here eight years ago from Danvers, Mass., and was an industrial specialist in the defense industry. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Christian, a member of the Citrus County Shooters Gun Club and a former member of VFW Post 10087, Beverly Hills. Survivors include his wife, Laurene; a son, Rodney, Seabrook, N.H.; and two grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills Chapel.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • BORJESON, JOHN F. JR., 86, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y, he came here 20 years ago from Bayside, N.Y., and was a retired printer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, John III, Butler, N.J.; and a daughter, Carol Ann Quinn, Dove Canyon, Calif. Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • CONCORD, ALFRED S., 74, of Spring Hill, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. Born in Windsor Heights, W.Va., he came here seven years ago from Wheeling, W.Va., and was a welder for American Electric Power. He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church of Weeki Wachee. Survivors include his wife, Paula; a son, Christopher, Kingsland, Ga.; a daughter, Kimberly Dwigans, Greenwood, Ind.; a brother, Steve Condor, Glen Dale, W.Va.; a sister, Geraldine Condor, San Francisco; and four grandchildren. Foster Crematory, Brooksville/Spring Hill.
  • NEUNER, MINNIE, 80, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (July 20, 2000). Born in Austria, she came here six years ago from Queens, N.Y. She was a Catholic and a member of the Sunshine Club of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, John, Glendale, N.Y., Dennis, South Berlin, N.Y., and Donald, Spring Hill; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Seven Hills Chapel.
  • SCHMIEDING, HAROLD, 67, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital. Born in Cleveland, he came here 14 years ago from Detroit and was retired from Detroit Diesel-General Motors. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of Elks Lodge 2582 and Grace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Joanne; three daughters, Sandra Martinez and Susan Hermann, both of Michigan, and Sharon Ashley, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Glen and Dennie, both of Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Seven Hills Chapel.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • BARWICK, JOSEPH OLIVER, 56, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 20, 2000). Born in Bell, Fla., he was lifelong resident here. He was a route salesman for Soft Drink Manufacturing. Survivors include a son, Joseph Jr., Tampa; three daughters, Carolyn M. Ferguson and Sandra Jo Barwick, both of Tampa, and Melissa Ann Barwick, Riverview; two brothers, Richard, St. Petersburg, and Edward, Wesley Chapel; two sisters, Laura Rice, Riverview, and Marie Dennis, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • BROWN, ROBERT H., 56, of Riverview, died Friday (July 21, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Mobile, Ala., he came here in 1960 from Alabama. He served in the Navy, was a maintenance worker and was Baptist. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Brown; three brothers, Johnny, Cudjoe, Wayne, Riverview, and Leroy, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Ann Hunter, Gold Beach, Ore. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • EMHKE, CLARA HELEN, 84, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Pound, Wis., she came here in 1955. She was a clerk for Cook's Department Store and was Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, Daniel and Terrance, both of Tampa; a daughter, Shirley Hill, Sylacauga, Ala.; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • JOHNSTON, WILLIAM EDWARD "ED," 69, of Plant City, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Glenville, Ga., he came here 47 years ago. He was an iron worker. He was a Navy veteran, a member of Ironworkers Local No. 397 and a member and deacon of Sydney Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; three daughters, Judy Haynes, Deborah Russell, and Karen Kidd, all of Plant City; two brothers, Gene Geiger, Plant City, and James Geiger, Lakeland; a stepbrother, Willie Butler, Georgia; and six grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • MILLER, ROSEMARY J., 86, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at University Village Nursing Center under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Philadelphia, she came here in 1972 from Shamokin, Pa. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Elks and St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Russell J. and William C., both of Tampa; two sisters, Dot Wright, Philadelphia, and Jane Hayes, Hampton, Va.; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • POLLARD, RAYMOND V., 92, pf Tampa, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at home. Born in Ansonia, Conn., he came here in 1942. He was a retired Air Force technical sergeant and a World War II veteran. He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and was affiliated with American Legion Post 5, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; and a son, Ronald A. Pollard, New York City. Blount, Curry, & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • THOMPSON, JOHN R., Sr., 81, of Brandon, died Friday (July 21, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Jane Lew, W.Va., he came here in 1975 from West Virginia. He was a mechanic and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, John Thompson Jr., Vero Beach; three daughters, Linda Ortman, Brandon, Diane Knavel, Gibsonton, and Judy Miller, Greensborough, N.C.; two sisters, Betty Bury, Toledo, Ohio, and Geraldine Thompson, California; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • USHER, VIRGIL PAUL, 82, of Tampa, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. Born in New Hampton, Iowa, he came here in 1946 from Miami. He was an Air Force chief master sergeant. He was a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran. He was a member of Port Tampa Lodge No. 148 F&AM, Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa Consistory AASR, and Air Force Sergeants Association. Survivors include his wife, Jo; a daughter, Sheryl Brown, Lovell, Wyo.; three brothers, Merle and Lyle, both of Nashua, Iowa, and Earl, Indianola, Iowa; a sister, Dorothy Bonwell, Omaha, Neb.; two grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • VELAZQUEZ, WILFREDO, 42, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at work. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he came here in 1989 from Pennsylvania. He was a welder for Knoblaugh Ship Yard and was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Eunice Velazquez, Tampa, Sheila Velazquez, New York; his father, Felipe Velazquez, Puerto Rico; seven brothers, Jose and Francisco Lebron, both of Tampa, Luis R. Montes, Puerto Rico, Hector Velazquez, Texas, Felipe J. Valezquez, Panama, Felipe Valezquez Jr., Pennsylvania, and Edwin Valezquez, Jacksonville; and four sisters, Migdalia Lebron, Texas, Carmen Lebron, Puerto Rico, and Lourdes and Milagros Velazquez, both of Tampa. Gonzales Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WATKINS, DORIS E., 87, of Tampa, died Friday (July 21, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Scranton, Pa., she came here in 1977 from Pennsylvania. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Garth Watkins, Scranton, Pa.; two grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • WILLIAMS, JOAN A., 59, of Tampa, died Wednesday
  • (July 19, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Holly Hill, she was a lifelong resident here. She was an auditor for Retail Grocers Inventory Specialists and was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn J. Schroeder and Sandra L. Bayles, both of Tampa; two brothers, Robert Bush, Brandon, and Joseph Bush, Tampa; a sister, Doris Alderman, Oldsmar; and six grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WRIGHT, LINDA, 55, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Palm Garden of Tampa. Born in Hartford, Conn., she came here 22 years ago. She was a homemaker and was Christian. Survivors include a son, Shannon Skidmore, New Hampshire; her mother, Annette Miclette, Vernon, Conn.; a brother, Gerard Miclette; and a grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
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  • BARCZIK, AGNES M., 87, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (July 22, 2000). Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 11 years ago from Lake Grove, N.Y., and was a retired sales person for Woolworth Department Stores. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother, Francis Barczik, Spring Hill; a sister, Eleanor Uzmann, New Port Richey; and several nephews and nieces. North/Meadowlawn, New Port Richey.
  • DEW, GRACE CRIPE, 96, of Dade City, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at home. Born in Honey Grove, Pa., she came here 89 years ago from Juniata County, Pa., and was a retired teacher. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dade City, the Pioneer Florida Museum, the Pasco County Fair Association, the Retired Teachers Association, the Pasco County 4H program, and the Fort King Extension Club Homemakers. Survivors include seven sons, Max and Wilbur, both of Dade City, David, St. Louis, Mo., James, Beijing, John, Tampa, and George and Robert, both of Georgia; a daughter, Virginia Blake, Dade City; a brother David Cripe, Dade City; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • DREWS, LOIS V., 82, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at North Bay Hospital. She came here 17 years ago from her native Rochester, N.Y., and was an office clerk for General Railway. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, David, Whitefish Bay, Wis. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • HILL, LARRY E., 47, of Hudson, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Crestline, Ohio, he came here 29 years ago from Galion, Ohio, and was a 24-year owner of L. Hill Trim Carpentry Inc., Hudson. He was a Protestant, a member of the National Rifle Association, the Pasco Building Association, New Port Richey, PADI Diving Society, Palm Coast, and the B&B Gun Shop Club, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Debbie L.; a son, Lanny, New Port Richey; his parents, Louis and Violet Hill, Hudson; a brother, Louis, Atlanta, Ga.; his paternal grandmother, Gladys Hill, Galion; and several nephews and nieces. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Chapel.
  • KENNEDY, CHLOE ANN, 46, of Hudson, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she came here from Niagara Falls, Canada, and was a cashier for Kmart. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Ian Diplock; two sons, Kevin Kennedy, Hudson and Bryan Kennedy, Niagara Falls; a stepson, Shawn Diplock, Ontario; a daughter, Janet Kennedy, Niagara Falls; three stepdaughters, Heidi, Robin and Amanda Diplock, all of Ontario; and seven grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • LAWSON, SHARON ANN, 49, of Wesley Chapel, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. She came here 26 years ago from her native Indianapolis and was a waitress for Tampa Bay Downs and Tampa Greyhound Track. Survivors include three sons, Randy Campbell, New Port Richey, and Donald Campbell and Shawn Lawson, both of Orlando; a daughter, Dorri Rosenberg, Tampa; her mother, Doris Ringer, Port Richey; a companion, Rob Attkins, Wesley Chapel; and four grandsons. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • North Pinellas Back to top

  • COX, AMELITA M. "LITA," 81, of Belleair Beach, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. She was born in Paxton, Ill., and came here in 1975 from Fayetteville, N.Y. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Church of the Isles Congregational, Indian Rocks Beach. She was a member of Belleair Beach Garden Club, Belleair Beach Property Association, Belleair Country Club and Belleair Beach Luncheon Club. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Robert; two sons, Robert W., Jacksonville, and Stephen K., Branson, Mo.; a daughter, Janet Cox Mann, Fayetteville, N.Y.; two sisters, Mary Johnson, Spring Hill, and Dorothea Parker, Los Angeles. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • Clearwater

    • BLAIR, REBA B., 81, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) in Sun City, Ariz. She was born in Lambertville, N.J. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, William A.; three daughters, Yvonne Monteferrante, Denver, Renee Duane, Safety Harbor, and Elaine Silvia , Cashiers, N.C.; a son, Reed Le Febvre, Custer, S.D.; a sister, Lewanna Jaeger, Clearwater; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center, Sun City West, Ariz.
    • LANE, C. STEWART, 77, of Homosassa, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 20, 2000). Born in Baltimore, he moved to Homosassa 31 years ago from Clearwater. He was a former manager for the Yardarms Restaurant, the Crow's Nest and the Homosassa Attraction. He was a member of St. Benedicts Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Blanton-Thompson American Legion Post 155 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10087, Beverly Hills. Survivors include his wife, Ileta L.; a son, George, Baltimore; a daughter, Phyliss Schultz, Baltimore; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
    • LUEDEKE, HERBERT E., 93, of Cherry Hill, N.J., formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (June 2, 2000) at Silver Care Nursing Home, Cherry Hill, N.J. He was born in Stanton, Neb. He came here in 1978 and moved to New Jersey in 1998. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and worked for Hormel Co. for 43 years. He was an Elk, a Mason, a Lion and an Odd Fellow. He was an avid card player. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Metrione, Haddonfield, N.J., and Judy Garry, Worcester, Mass.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Blake-Doyle Funeral Home, Collingswood, N.J.
    • MORRISON, ANNA E., 87, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Sayre, Pa., and came here in 1983 from Monroeton, Pa. She worked for U.S. Time, Waterbury, Conn. Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Albert D.; three sons, Robert J. Schultz, Pinellas Park, Montana R. Schultz, Westminster, Calif., and Dale T. Schultz, Rome, N.Y.; two daughters, Caroline A. Russell, Berkley, Mich., and Marilyn J. Keller, Junction City, Ore.; three brothers, Joseph Paul and Donald Paul, New York, and Henry Paul, New Hampshire; two sisters, Clara Evans, California, and Frances Morse, South Carolina; 51 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • VONDER EMBSE, MARIE CATHERINE, 79, of Lima, Ohio, a visitor to Clearwater, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa, Ohio. She was born in Liberty, Ohio, and was a visitor to Clearwater for many years. She owned and operated Marie's Doll Shop and Von's Superette, Lima, Ohio. She worked at Lima Memorial Hospital and was the first female bus driver for St. Gerard's School. She was a member of St. Gerard's Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary VFW Post 6772, Spencerville, Ohio, and Timeless Doll Club, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Charles G., Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Marie Annette Vonder Embse, Lima, and Mary Ann Veeneman, Olympia Fields, Ill.,; three brothers, Vincent Niese, Leipsic, Ohio, Robert L. Niese, Ottawa, Ohio, and Corneal Niese, Pinon Hills, Calif.; three sisters, Viola Schroeder, Leipsic, Ohio, Rosalie Rosengarten, Ottawa, Ohio, and Luella Snyder, Defiance, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild. Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima Ohio.

    Dunedin

    • SCHMOYER, ELLWOOD B., 82, of Dunedin, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Spanish Gardens Nursing and Convalescent Center, Dunedin. He was born in Lehigh County, Pa., and came here in 1982 from Shimerville, Pa. He worked for 39 years as a research technician for Bethlehem Steel Corp., Bethlehem, Pa. He was a tail gunner and an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Evelyn; a son, Glenn, Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Ellen Schmoyer Weber, Dunedin; a brother, Lloyd, Barto, Pa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel, Dunedin.

    Largo

    • O'BRIEN, ELMER HARRY "OBIE," 90, of Largo, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at home. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and came here in 1976 from Greece, N.Y. He worked as a construction foreman. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, Fair Haven, N.Y., and volunteered for the Barnard Fire Department, Greece, N.Y. Survivors include a son, Harry, Franklin, N.C.; a niece, Wanda Spitz, Spencerport, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Sandra Morgan, Ontario, N.Y., and Patrick O'Brien, Port Charlotte; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SMOCK, JANET L., 87, of Largo, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) Largo Medical Center. She was born in Indianapolis and came here in 1973 from California. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Paul, Long Beach, Calif.; a sister, Helen Brown, Crystal River; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • STIMPSON, ETHEL G., 96, of Largo, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Hospice House of Pinellas Park. She was born in China, Maine, and came here in 1955 from South China, Maine, where she was a bookkeeper for an auto dealership. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Weeks Mills, Maine. Survivors include a son, Victor, Largo; a daughter, Pauline Glidden, Largo; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WREN, SANDRA FAYE, of Largo, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She was born in Nashville, Tenn., and came here in 1996 from Marietta, Fla. She was a schoolteacher and a member of the National Education Association. She was Mormon. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Vargas, Largo; two sons, Robert Fears, Ames, Iowa, and Mike Fears, Hopkinsville, Ky.; a brother, Jack Bardill, Birmingham, Ala.; and a sister, Donna Dodson, Tega Cay, S.C. Moring Funeral Home, Melrose.

    Palm Harbor

    • WALLACE, LARRY S., 60, of Homosassa, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000). Born in Detroit, he moved to Homosassa 20 years ago from Palm Harbor and was a pipefitter for nuclear power plants. He was Protestant. He was a Navy veteran and member of the Masonic Lodge 174, Palm Harbor, the Scottish Rite, the American Legion Post 155, Crystal River, and the Pipetrades Local 123. Survivors include his wife, Gail Britton; a son, Brian, Oldsmar; a stepson, Randall Ivey, Crystal River; a daughter, Kelly Carpenter, Homosassa; two stepdaughters, Deborah Silkey, Houlton, Maine, and Lisa Somes, Ellsworth, Maine; his parents, William and Wetoka Wallace, Crystal River; and four grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.

    Tarpon Springs

    • HOUSMAN, SERENA SUE, 55, of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at home. She was born in Marion County, Ind., and came here in 1953 from Sheridan, Ind. She was an accountant. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Tarpon Springs Congregation. Survivors include her mother, Margaret Gerlander, Tarpon Springs. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

    South Pinellas Back to top

  • GOHMAN, DONALD R., 60, of Kenneth City, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he came here in 1993 from Brookfield, Conn. He retired as a stock clerk for a local convenience store and was a member of Irving Park Baptist Church, where he served as an usher. Survivors include his wife, Patricia C.; and several cousins. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • Madeira Beach

    • WHEELOCK, ANN G., 63, of Geneva, Ohio, formerly of Madeira Beach and St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 14, 2000) at Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ashtabula, Ohio. A native of Plattsburgh, N.Y., she grew up in Madeira Beach, moved to St. Petersburg in the 1960s and moved away in the 1970s. She was a bookkeeper since 1990 for Indian Creek Camp Grounds, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. She was a member of the first graduating class of Boca Ciega High School and attended Mount Ida Junior College for Women, Newton Center, Mass. She was a former Brownie leader, secretary of the Y Swim Team Boosters, secretary of the Geneva Area Music Boosters, chaperone for Marching Geneva, a Geneva High School swim coach and lifetime member of the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary Post 6846. She enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and gardening. Survivors include her husband, William S.; a daughter, Billie Ann Wheelock, Geneva; a son, Russell W. Black III, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Pamela A. Arnold, Kennedy, N.Y., and Roberta Lee Matson, Hamburg, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. The Behm Family Funeral Homes, Geneva, Ohio.

    Pinellas Park

    • BORONOWSKI, JOHN JR., 86, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at home. Born in Worcester, Mass., he moved here in 1954 from Massachusetts. He was a retired chief petty officer in the Coast Guard and Navy. He was Catholic and a member of the Chief Petty Officer Association. Survivors include two stepsons, John Waltz, Groveland, and Terry Bjornstad, Pinellas Park; and six nieces. R. Lee Williams and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • VECCHIO, MARY R., 85, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in New York City, she came here in 1973 from Pleasantville, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Ladies Club and the golf club and bowling league for Mainlands Unit 6. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Salvatore; two sons, John, Dallas, and Richard, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Thomas Scimone, Babylon, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BRANCH, FRANCES A. "FRAN," 73, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. Born in Jacksonville, she came here in 1953 from Atlanta. She was a graduate of the Atlanta Art Institute and an accomplished portrait artist. She was a member of First Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, where she was an office volunteer and member of the Adult III Sunday school class. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Lloyd L.; three daughters, Beverly Kathrine Branch, St. Petersburg, and Cynthia Lynn Branch-Robinette and Sara Elizabeth Branch, both of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Douglas Arrington, Atlanta, and Robert Arrington, Jacksonville; and two sisters, Anne A. Rowell, Bremerton, Wash., and Harriet Stapleford, Atlanta. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • DAVIDSON, HATTIE LOIS, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. A native of Allen County, Ky., she came here in 1995 from Scottsville, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of Nazarene Church. Survivors include two sons, William C., Zephyrhills, Paul T., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Billie A. Compton, Bowling Green, Ky.; six nieces; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GAINES, LESSIE MAE McKAY, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. She came here in 1956 from her native Troy, Ala. She was a retired domestic worker and a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where she served with the senior choir and the missionary board. Survivors include a daughter, Annie Daniels; three sons, Spencer and Deacon Elzie McKay, both of St. Petersburg, and Samuel Robert McKay, Lakeland; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several great-great-great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HART, ELIZABETH L., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 17, 2000) in Marietta, Ga. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she came here in 1965 from Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church and majored in art, theater and psychology at the University of New Mexico. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Ann Robinson, Gulfport, and Cynthia Christine Hart, Marietta; a granddaughter, Paula Snead Harrell, Marietta; and three great-grandchildren, Shaun, Cory and Justin Harrell, Marietta. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • NICHOLS, ELSIE L., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) at Countryside Health Care, Palm Harbor. She came here in 1963 from her native London. She was a homemaker and Episcopalian. Survivors include a son, John Nichols, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Jennifer Gaylor, Pinellas Park; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • NUNN, WILLIAM H. SR., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 14, 2000) in Tucson, Ariz. He served in World War II and retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.. He enjoyed ice skating, sailing and was active in community service in his retirement. Survivors include a son, William "Bill" H. Jr.; three granddaughters, Beth Kovarik, Becki Dominicak and Brina Nunn; and a grandson, Conner Dominicak. Arizona Mortuary Unversity Chapel, Tucson, Ariz.
    • OVERCASH, RAY W., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. He came here in 1946 from his native China Grove, N.C. He owned Ray's Shell Service, St. Petersburg, for 40 years and was a member of Lealman Church of Nazarene. He was an avid hunter and belonged to various hunting groups throughout the United States. Survivors include two daughters, Connie McConnell and Betty Myers, both of St. Petersburg; two sons, Ray Jr., Miami, and Richard, Sisters, Ore.; and three granddaughters. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SCOTT, ELOIS "DOLL," of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 17, 2000). She moved to Tampa in the 1950s from her native St. Petersburg. She was an accomplished pianist, organist and vocalist. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Leonard Sr.; a son, Leonard Jr.; two sisters, Renda Dixon, St. Petersburg, and Lucille Hill, Tampa; two grandchildren, Lisa House and Leonard Scott III, both of Atlanta; a nephew; six nieces; several grandnieces and grandnephews; and several cousins. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
    • SHEVLIN, ESTELLE E., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Shore Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center under hospice care. Born in Montreal, she came here in 1979 from Chicopee, Mass. She was a retired food service technician from Eckerd College and Westminster Shores. She was Catholic and a volunteer at Bayfront Medical Center. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John J. Sr.; a son, John J. Jr., and a daughter, Linda Brunelle, both of St. Petersburg; a sister, Shirley Belanger, Montreal; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • SMITH, HARLEY "SMITTY," 61, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Gilbert, W.Va., he came here in 1985 from Chicago. He retired in 1997 after 11 years as head plant operator for Pinellas County schools. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Rosetta; three sons, Carson Guy, St. Petersburg, Gary Guy, Grays Lake, Ill., and Terry Guy, Palatine, Ill.; two daughters, Jackie Grzych, Elmwood Park, Ill., and Tamera Smith, St. Petersburg; two brothers, George, Winter Springs, and Oscar "Butch," Springfield, W.Va.; three sisters, Loretta Smith, St. Petersburg, Sarah Daniels, Pinellas Park, and Nettie Sizemore, Gilbert, W.Va.; and three grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
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