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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, July 26, 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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  • BAKER, LILLIAN M., 94, of Lecanto, died Monday (July 24, 2000). Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she came here 27 years ago from Miami. Her father, Gustave Whitehead, was an aviation pioneer, reportedly achieving the world's first motorized flight on Aug. 14, 1901 -- two years before the Wright brothers. Survivors include a son, Norman, Santa Susana, Calif.; a daughter, Patricia Baker Alberts, Lecanto; and four grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • DiLORENZO, LUCY, 74, of Inverness, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here 15 years ago from Massapequa, N.Y. She was a secretary for Continental Grain Co., New York, with 20 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, the Highlands Civic Center, the Honeybees, the Share Club and a former member of the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include a brother, Mario, Staten Island, N.Y.; and two sisters, Connie Ford, Inverness, and Yolanda Astarita, Massapequa. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • HOLDEN, EVA STANLEY, 88, of Inverness, died Saturday (July 22, 2000). Born in Marion County, she came here 63 years ago from Oklawaha. She was the former owner-operator of LaMode Beauty Shop, a member of First Presbyterian Church and a past worthy matron and member of Order of Eastern Star 65, both of Inverness. Survivors include several cousins. Hooper Funeral Homes a & Crematory, Inverness.
  • JAMES, DENNIS RAY, 40, of Homosassa, died Monday (July 24, 2000). Born in Fayetteville, N.C., he came here six years ago from Dothan, Ala. He worked for Pro Line Boats, Crystal River, and was an electrician for the past five years. He was Baptist. Survivors include twin sons, Steven and Kevin, both of Homosassa; two stepsons, Kenneth Tompkins, Homosassa, and Robert Tompkins, Key West; three daughters, Twila Joelle and Celia, both of Dothan, and Stephanie Morgan James Tompkins, Homosassa; his mother and stepfather, Marian and Charles Kirk, Dothan; three brothers, Marshall, Erath, La., Kenneth Kellum, Homosassa, and Roger Kirk, Dothan; two grandchildren; and a companion, Donna Tompkins, Homosassa. Hooper Funeral Homes a & Crematory, Inverness.
  • LOGGINS, JEFFERY WAYNE, 32, of Homosassa, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. Born in Hall County, Ga., he came here 17 years ago from White County, Ga. He was the north Florida district manager for Specialty Foods and member of the Christian Center Church, Homosassa Springs. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Harold W. and Belvia Loggins, Cleveland, Ga.; his mother, Sharon Sheppard, Homosassa; three brothers, Gary Loggins, Inverness, William Loggins, Cleveland, and Derek Sheppard, Homosassa; three sisters, Trellis Dunlap and Cindy Loggins, both of Homosassa, and Heather Sheppard, Selah, Wash.; his paternal grandmother, Thelma Elliott, Cornelia, Ga.; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Jo Ewing, Homosassa. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • PAYNE, ULYS L. "DICK," 71, of Chassahowitzka, formerly of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Cross City, he came here 22 years ago from Safety Harbor. He worked for the city of Clearwater in the Traffic Engineering Department, with 29 years of service. He was Protestant and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son, Kevin, Lakeland; two daughters, Jennifer Bradley, Crystal River, and Karen Hansen, Brooksville; two brothers, Charlie, Sopchoppy, and Joe, New Port Richey; three sisters, Gillette Bronson, Sopchoppy, Alva Davis, New Port Richey, and Wanda Welch, Fanning Springs; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • SCHOONER, ROSE, 92, of Milford, Pa., formerly of Beverly Hills, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, Pa. Born in Northampton, Pa., she lived in Beverly Hills for 23 years. Survivors include two sons, Rudolf, Hudson, and William, Milford; a daughter, Rosemary, San Mateo, Calif; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford, Pa.
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  • GIANNINI, PHILIP J., 79, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Westchester, N.Y., and was a retired parking manager. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; a son, Timothy, Westchester; two daughters, Phylis Powers, Spring Hill, and Barbara Roche, New York; two brothers, Rinaldo, Spring Hill, and Arnold, Westchester; a sister, Florence, Bronx; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Turner Cremation & Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • GROVES, LOUISE VIRGINIA, 86, of Spring Hill, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Forest Oaks Care Center, Spring Hill. Born in New Haven, Conn., she came here 34 years ago from New Hampshire, and was a self-employed dog groomer. She was Protestant. She was a member of the Weeki Wachee Metal Detectors Club and the West Avian Exotic Bird Club and was an award winning watercolor and acrylic artist. Survivors include two nephews, William and Phillip Roulo, both of New Market, N.H.; and two nieces, Sandra LaBranche, Stratham, N.H., and Margaret Sklarski, Deerfield, N.H. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • MYERS, DONALD C. II, 45, of Safety Harbor, formerly of Tampa and Hudson, died Monday (July 17, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. He was born in Flint, Mich., came to Tampa in 1959 from Michigan and moved in 1972 to Pinellas County. He then moved to Hudson in 1995 and in 1999 to Safety Harbor. He was a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy. Survivors include his father, Donald Myers, Hudson; his mother, Natalie Becker, Vero Beach; a sister, Patricia Myers, Eustis; a brother, Todd Myers, Largo; his grandparents, Walter and Stella Wasielewski, Vero Beach; his stepmother, Shirley Hamrick, Clearwater; and two stepsisters, Cassandra Rice, Clearwater, and Tammie Maxey, Marietta, Ga. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • SIMUNIC, MICHAEL SHAWN, 23, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (July 22, 2000). He came here 20 years ago from his native Mount Clemens, Mich., and was a cook in a restaurant. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Karen Simunic, Spring Hill; and his grandmother, Pauline Przekora, Spring Hill. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
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  • BROOKS, JOEL E., 43, of Lutz, died Friday (July 21, 2000) in Tampa. Born here, he remained a lifelong resident. He was a mail carrier. Survivors include his wife, Cindy; a daughter, Diana Denver Brooks, Dade City; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Dookiesingh; mother, Dorothy Brooks, Tampa; and two brothers, Steven, Lutz, and Timothy, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • EATMON, IDA MAE, 83, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., she came here in 1948. She was a retired school bus driver for the Hillsborough County school system. Survivors include two sons, Fred Fisher and Tommy Fisher, both of Tampa; five daughters, Winnifred Hofstra, Key West, Alice Seegar, Phoenix, Jane Davis, Fort Lauderdale, Barbara Farnum, California, and Kathy O'Brien, Tampa; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HOEPER, CATHERINE MARY, 89, of Tampa, died Monday (July 24, 2000). Born in New York City, she came here in 1995 from Sebring. She was a bank administrator and was Catholic. Survivors include two daughter-in-laws, Madeline Picerno, Tampa, and Carol Baer, Newark, Calif.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • IBARRA, PRUDENCIO VIDAL, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) in Sarasota. He was born in Cuba. He was a construction worker and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Caridad; four sons, Armando C., Juan Carlos, and Ramon Luis, all of Tampa, and Lazaro J., Cuba; three brothers, Luis, Miami, Estefania Larrinaga and Santiago Larrinaga; a sister, Concepsion Fernandez, Tampa; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • LEVERONI, JUANITA M., 86, of Tampa, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. Born in Delmar, N.Y., she came here in 1990. She was a homemaker and was Pentecostal. Survivors include a son, Louis Paul, Clarksville, N.Y.; a brother, Kermit MacMillen, Delmar, N.Y.; two sisters, Phyllis VanAlstyne, Delmar, and Lois Vinson, Tampa; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MABE, DOROTHY "JUDY," 75, of Seffner, died Monday (July 24, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Crystal Hill, Va., she came here in 1960 from Fort Benning Hills, Ga. She was a retired secretary who was employed by the Hillsborough County Vehicle Inspections office. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Ford C.; two sons, John, Seffner and James, Gainesville; two sisters, Frances Triplett, Bayonet Point, and Jean English, Miami Springs; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MARQUEZ, ANGEL O., 71, of Temple Terrace, died Monday (July 24, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here nine months ago from Kissimmee. He was a maintenance worker for office buildings. He was an Army veteran and was a member of Templo Cristiano Asambleas De Dios. Survivors include his wife, Irene; and two sons, Steven Ramirez, New York City, and Miguel Marquez, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • MARTINO, DOMINIC N., 68, of Brandon, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in New Columbus, Pa., he came here 11 years ago from Livonia, Mich. He was an Army veteran and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Elisabeth; a son, Dennis, Los Angeles; three daughters, Erika Nay and Elisabeth Rich, both of Livonia, and Elaine Gonzalez, Tampa; four brothers, Joseph, Summit Hill, Pa., Frank, James, and Ralph, all of Philadelphia; three sisters, Lena Mathews and Terry Veitz, both of Philadelphia, and Ann Menno, Willow Grove, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MENA, CELIA, 85, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Su Casa Nursing Home in Tampa. Born here, she remained a lifelong resident. She was a cigar packer and was Catholic. Survivor includes a nephew, Edwardo Limia, Indian Shores. Mark III Funeral Home, Town & Country Chapel, Tampa.
  • MYERS, DONALD C. II, 45, of Safety Harbor, formerly of Tampa and Hudson, died Monday (July 17, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. He was born in Flint, Mich., and came to Tampa in 1959 from Michigan and moved in 1972 to Pinellas County. He moved to Hudson in 1995 and in 1999 to Safety Harbor. He was a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy. Survivors include his father, Donald Myers, Hudson; his mother, Natalie Becker, Vero Beach; a sister, Patricia Myers, Eustis; a brother, Todd Myers, Largo; his grandparents, Walter and Stella Wasielewski, Vero Beach; his stepmother, Shirley Hamrick, Clearwater; and two stepsisters, Cassandra Rice, Clearwater, and Tammie Maxey, Marietta, Ga. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • NODAL, MARINA VICTORA PEREZ, of Tampa, formerly of Cuba, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) in Sarasota. She was a lifelong resident of Cuba. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Fidel Malnero Perez, Tampa; a daughter, Caridad Malnero Perez, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • PIERCE, LONNIE R., 65, of Tampa, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Logansport, La., he came here in 1976 from Seattle. He was owner of P.B.S. Marketing. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict and was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Brad, Los Angeles, Lonnie, Las Vegas, and Barry, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • PUND-HECTOR, CAROLYN R., 38, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at home. Born here, she remained a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Kevin; two sons, Mitchell and Nicolas; parents, Charles J. Pund and Sarah Clementi; and four sisters, Kathy Jones, Tampa, Lorraine Collins, Odessa, Sandy Pitkevitsch, Madeira Beach, and Sharon Garcia, Zephyrhills. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • RAWLS, FREDERICK "FRED," 76, of Plant City, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at home. Born in Brewster, he was a lifetime resident here. He was owner of F.R. Gradall Rentals Inc. and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Celeste O.; four daughters, Lynnette Oquendo and Mid Hall, both of Plant City, Melrose Gilmore, Keysville, and Mandi Gee, Ocala; two sisters, Jan Allen, Williston, and Nina Lou "Jack" Adams, Kissimmee; and six grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • ROSNEK, DOROTHY C., 81, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at the home of a daughter in Tampa. She was born in Pittston, Pa., came to Tampa in 1981 from New York City and moved in 1985 to Largo. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, and was vice president of American Way Trailer Park, Largo. Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Piczay, Tampa, Carole Murani, Moberly, Mo., Cathy Murray, Howell, N.J., and Donna Rosnek, White Plains, N.Y.; three sons, Gerald Waters, Wurtsboro, N.Y., Robert Waters, Seattle, and Charles Waters, Eastchester, N.Y.; two sisters, Rita Kearney and Margaret Hoag, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • RHODES, JOSEPHINE, 81, of Brandon, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000). Born in Erie, Pa., she came here three years ago from Orlando. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Robert L., Washington, D.C., and Bruce, LaGrange, N.C.; a daughter, Diane Gay, Brandon; a brother, Sam Ciminnisi, Erie; three sisters, Jenny Vilardo, Westfield, N.Y., Sally Canella, St. Petersburg, and Mae Guthrie, Winter Park; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Homes, Riverview.
  • SHEW, JOHNATHAN, 27, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 23, 2000). He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was Christian. Survivors include parents, James and Laura Shew, Tampa; a brother, Joseph, Tampa; a sister, Laura Shew, Tampa; maternal grandmother, Mrs. E.A. Cummins, Fort Wayne; and maternal great-grandparents, Andy and Thelma Muller, Fort Wayne. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • SPODEN, ARVIL K., 76, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at home. Born in Hubbell, Mich., he came here in 1985 from Flint, Mich. He was a civil servant. He was a member of St. Jude's Childrens Foundation and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Robert S. and Thomas, both of Tampa, and John, St. Petersburg; a brother, Frankie Sominski, Mount Pleasant, Mich.; a sister, Jean Bello, Las Vegas; and a grandchild. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
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  • ATWOOD, MARY B., 89, of Port Richey, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Baypoint Village, Port Richey. Born in New York, she came here 16 years ago from Bayshore, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. James Catholic Church, Port Richey, and the Lighthouse for the Blind. Survivors include two nephews; and one niece. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • BARKLEY, EVELYN MAUD, 83, of Holiday, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare Gulf Coast, New Port Richey. Born in Detroit, she came here 18 years ago from Hudsonville, Mich. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for a medical office and a member and pianist at Community United Methodist Church, Holiday. Survivors include her husband, Merrill M.; three daughters, Jacklyn Hoffman, Phoenix, Nancy Vander Geissen, Garland, Texas, and Patricia Bellamy-West, Lakeland; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BOE, LOLA IRENE, 91, of Land O'Lakes, died Monday (July 24, 2000). Born in Warwick, N.D., she came here 13 years ago from Climax, Mich., and was a teacher for the public school system. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth R.; two brothers, Paul Reeves, Tolna, N.D., and Frank Reeves "Jack," Warwick; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry and Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
  • BOUCHER, HELEN S. NAHORNIAK, 80, of Port Richey, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. Born in Ludlow, Mass, she came here 10 years ago from Chicopee, Mass. She was a housekeeper for Willimansett Nursing Home and a member of St. Michael's Church and the Jasmine Lakes Civic Association Ladies Club. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Ludlow, and James, Port Richey; two daughters, Sandra Bratcher, Hudson, and Carolyn, Lodi, Calif; a brother Adam Nahorniak, Chicopee; two sisters, Roberta Norton and Stella St. Peter, both of Ludlow; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Ludlow Funeral Home, Chicopee, Mass.
  • BROWN, JOHN S., 78, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Decatur, Ill., he came here 25 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. He was an electronic development and systems superintendent for the Air Force, with 31 years of service. He was a Protestant and an Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Lyla; two daughters, Sandra Johnson, Dover, Del., and Debra Brown, Port Richey; a brother, Ronald Brown, California; two sisters, Frances Farren, St. Louis, and Rachael Hart, Kincaid, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • CICERI, MARIE ANNA, 79, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at home. She came here 14 years ago from her native Baltimore. She was a production worker for Bendix Corp. and a member of Beacon Community Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Nicholas; three sons, Robert and Richard, both of Ocean City, Md., and Ronald, New Port Richey; two daughters, Pamela, Hampstead, Md., and Barbara Hall, Westminster, Md.; one brother; four sisters; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • FENNELL, HERMAN DR., 78, of Wesley Chapel, died Friday (July 21, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Holdenville, Okla., he came here in 1980 from Dade City. He was an optometrist and a Coast Guard veteran. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and First Baptist Church of Dade City. Survivors include his wife, Zoraida; three daughters, Joyce Peterson and Janice Edwards, both of Wesley Chapel, and Susan Scannon, Tampa; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Tampa.
  • HAMLING, RICHARD A., 58, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here 25 years ago from his native Pittsfield, Mass., and was a machinist for ABC Machine Packaging, Tarpon Springs. He was a Protestant and a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include a son, Kevin, Cherry Plain, N.Y.; two daughters, Kellie, New Lebanon, N.Y., and Karen Kaiser, Millers Falls, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • JANOVSKY, ALBERT, 73, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. Born in Cleveland, he came here 27 years ago from Madison, Ohio. He was retired from Honeywell, Clearwater, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Gary, New Port Richey, and Dennis, Port Richey; a brother, Rudy, Rockledge; a sister, Martha Dabbardt, Centereach, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • JORDAN, THOMAS JEFFERSON, 83, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Homerville, Ga., he came here 43 years ago from Tampa and was a heavy equipment operator for Bill Boyce Developers, New Port Richey. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Chester McCay Post, New Port Richey, and the West Pasco Men's Bowling League. Survivors include his wife, Katherine E.; a son, Jerrell T., New Port Richey; a daughter, Carol Packer, New Port Richey; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • KOEPSELL, IRENE F., 88, formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Southampton Hospital, Southampton, N.Y. She was born in Dannemora, N.Y., and was a registered nurse at Park Lake Nursing Home, New Port Richey. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Daly, Riverhead, N.Y.; and one granddaughter. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • MYERS, DONALD C. II, 45, of Safety Harbor, formerly of Tampa and Hudson, died Monday (July 17, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. He was born in Flint, Mich., came to Tampa in 1959 from Michigan and moved in 1972 to Pinellas County. He moved to Hudson in 1995 and in 1999 to Safety Harbor. He was a Pinellas County deputy sheriff. Survivors include his father, Donald Myers, Hudson; his mother, Natalie Becker, Vero Beach; a sister, Patricia Myers, Eustis a brother, Todd Myers, Largo; his grandparents, Walter and Stella Wasielewski, Vero Beach; his stepmother, Shirley Hamrick, Clearwater; and two stepsisters, Cassandra Rice, Clearwater, and Tammie Maxey, Marietta, Ga. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • ORMSBY, PHILLIP W., 55, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He was born in Corinth, N.Y., and was a restaurant manager. He was a member and a librarian of New Hope Baptist Church, an Air Force veteran, and past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 65. Survivors include his wife, Ann Chandler; three sons, Jeffrey Allison, Zephyrhills, Jerome Allison, Stony Creek, N.Y., and Phillip Pekar, Corinth; three daughters, Charlotte Ormsby Perrault, Zephyrhills, Melanie Locke, Corinth, and Jennifer Allison Smith, New Port Richey; five brothers, Leon, Dade City, Frank, Holiday, Raymond, Hadley, N.Y., David Steele, Hudson Falls, N.Y., and Mark Steele, Glens Falls, N.Y.; three sisters, Mable Walker, Lake Luzerne, N.Y., Vicki Healy, Glens Falls, and Carol Harrington, West Fort Ann, N.Y.; and several grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • PARKS, RALPH D., 77, of Hudson, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House. He came here 32 years ago from his native Milwaukee and was a construction contractor for U.S. Home, Clearwater. He was a Protestant and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Waukesha, Wis. Survivors include his wife, Doris; a son, Ken, Sun Valley, Idaho; three daughters, Sandra Parks-Trusz, Glen Burnie, Md., Kathy Jo Smith, Hudson, and Marsha Richards, Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Edith Schultz, Pinellas Park, and Joyce Divine, Bayonet Point; and six grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • STREBECK, ELEANOR C., 86, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare. She came here 17 years ago from her native Pittsburgh and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the Elks, the Moose, and the Seven Springs Country Club. Survivors include her husband, William "Bill;" and several cousins. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • TESORIERO, JOSEPHINE, 86, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (July 15, 2000). Born in New York City, she came here 24 years ago from New Rochelle, N.Y., and was a registered nurse at the New Rochelle Hospital. She was Catholic. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Cecilia Falotico, New Port Richey. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • VEACH, MARGUERITE, 84, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Harborside Gulf Coast, New Port Richey. Born in New Orleans, she came here 30 years ago from New Jersey. She was a hair dresser for Salon de Jon, New Port Richey, a member of the Light of the World Christian Tabernacle, Hudson, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Survivors include a son, Michael; a brother, Harrison Cavalier, Baton Rouge, La.; and three grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • WEISS, EMMA M., 91, of Port Richey, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at National Health Care. Born in New York City, she came here 25 years ago from Bayside, N.Y. She was a statistician for Montgomery Ward, New York City, and a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Palm Terrace Civic Association, Port Richey. Survivors include a stepson, Richard, Port Richey; a sister, Arline Fredricks, Port Richey; two nephews; and one niece. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • YODER-HODGKISS, LYDIA J. "LETA," 84, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Haven, Kan., she came here 25 years ago from Middlebury, Ind., and was the owner of Joe's Drive-In, Middlebury, for 12 years. Survivors include her husband, William F. Hodgkiss; seven sons, Robert H. Yoder, Zephyrhills, William J., Joseph W., and David M. Yoder, all of Goshen, Ind., Vernon R. Yoder, Middlebury, Larry J. Yoder, Ligonier, Ind., and Richard L. Yoder, White Pigeon, Mich.; a daughter, Martha Bontrager, Zephyrhills; two brothers, Enos Mullet "Pete," New Port Richey, and Ervin Mullet, Goshen; four sisters, Martha Yoder, Ida Mullet, and Mary Metzler, all of Goshen, and Tillie Miller, Yoder, Kan.; and 28 grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • YOST, ARLEAN S., 95, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She was born in Pittsburgh and was a teacher of culinary arts. She was Protestant. There are no known survivors. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
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  • DUERR, ALBERT J., 83, of Belleair, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Newark, N.J., and came to Florida in 1964 from New Jersey, where he retired after 28 years with Dell-Doubleday Publishing Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served with Gen. Patton's Third Army in Europe during the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Army Commendation Ribbon for his work with the Special Services in the Panama Canal Zone. He was an Honorary Kentucky Colonel and a member of the VFW and Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Hollis Castner, Belleair; a son, Dan, Odessa; two sisters, Frances Scharer and Isabelle Vescio; and two grandchildren, Janet and Scott Castner. Memorial Funeral Home, North Fort Myers.
  • Clearwater

    • BANDEL, JANICE, 45, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at home. Survivors include a daughter, Katie Bandel, Clearwater. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • DESPER, CECIL EARL "UNCLE CECIL," 92, of Crystal River, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at River Oaks Assisted Living, Crystal River. He was born in Mercer, Mo., and moved to Crystal River in 1990 from Clearwater. He retired from McCarty Truck Line, Trenton, Mo., and Stone Buick, Clearwater. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and received the Victory Medal, the American ERA Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-PAC Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was a member of the Crystal River United Methodist Church, and the USN Seabee Veterans Island X-18 of Citrus County. Survivors include a nephew, Stephen W., Tujunga, Calif.; and a niece, Sue Mayo, Crystal River. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
    • HEARN, ADRIAN CLEVELAND, 69, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at Gulf Coast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Chambers County, Ala., and came here in 1994 from Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was a brick and block mason and wood carver. Survivors include three daughters, Terri S. Heisele and Laura Price Hearn, both of St. Petersburg, and Carmen Gail Hearn, Sparta, Tenn.; two sons, Mark, Dacusville, S.C., and Adrian Stephen, Oklahoma; and several grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HENDERSON, BETSY "BRETT," 74, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 24, 2000). She was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and came here in 1978 from Oak Forest, Ill. She was a registered nurse. She was a member and volunteer of Faith Presbyterian Church, Dunedin, and a member of the Lawn Bowling Center, Clearwater. Survivors include two sisters, Cecilia Vornsand, Las Vegas, and Janet Muir, Fort William, Scotland; her companion, Bill Miller, Clearwater; four nieces; and three nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • MADELEINE, RENE A., 85, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and came here in 1975 from Warren, Mich., where he retired as a die engineer and wood model maker. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jane Stolle, Clearwater; a son, Rene Jr., Novi, Mich.; a brother, Rodger; a sister, Suzanne Bauer; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MEAGHER, LOUISE, 73, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1933 from her native Watertown, N.Y., and retired as a registered nurse at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She graduated from Emory University School of Nursing, Atlanta. She was Presbyterian and a former member of Clearwater Country Club. Survivors include a son, Edward Lawrence, and a daughter, Anne Morgan, both of Palm Harbor; two stepsons, John Michael Meagher, Dunedin, and Joseph Robert Meagher, Franklin, N.C.; a sister, Anne Tucker, Largo; and five stepgrandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • NELSON, SOREN, 76, of Clearwater and formerly of Palm Harbor, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. He came to Palm Harbor in 1986 from New Jersey and moved July 15 to Clearwater. He was a self-employed well driller. Survivors include his wife, Catherine G.; three daughters, Karen Miller, Colorado, and Ingrid Nelson and Eunis Furchak, both of New Jersey; a son, Eric, New Jersey; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • RYAN, ALICE C., 91, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. She was born in Brandon, Vt., and came here in 1973 from New Jersey. She was a schoolteacher and Roman Catholic. Survivors include a son, Steven, New Port Richey; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

    Largo

    • COFFEY, ARLENE, 89, of Largo, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at home. She was born in Auburn, Ohio, and came here in 1973 from Parma, Ohio, where she retired after 45 years as a bank loan processor. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cleveland and the OES in Garrettsville, Ohio. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Kay and Sherry Blanca, both of Cape Coral; a son, Larry, New Port Richey; a sister, Hazel Yon, Miramar; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MICHAEL, ROBIN, 55, of Largo, formerly of Thonotosassa, died Tuesday (July 20, 2000) at home. She was born in Detroit and came to Largo in 1998 from Thonotosassa. She worked as a respiratory therapist at Tampa General Hospital and was Christian. Survivors include her parents, Dorothy and Donald Michael, and a brother, Christopher Michael, all of Largo; two sisters, Cathy De Sola, Ormond Beach, and Jan Foley, Brooksville. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MULRONEY, DIANE L., 58, of Largo, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Havey, Ill., and came here in 1987 from Massachusetts. She worked as a secretary for Irwin Yacht Manufacturing, Clearwater, and attended Anona United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Taylor, Largo; a son, Kurt L. Chisser, Borne, Mass.; her mother and stepfather, Marjorie and Robert Jenner, Glenwood, Ill.; a brother, Thomas S. Pearson, Hickory Hills, Ill.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SHANKLE, MARY LEE, 71, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) in Clayton, Ga., as the result of a vehicle accident. She was born in St. Petersburg and in 1994 she moved to Largo. She graduated in 1946 from St. Petersburg High School and was the vice president of the SPHS Alumni Group from 1986-1996. Survivors include four sons, Michael, Murphy, N.C., Patrick, Belleview, Mo., Timothy, Tiger, Ga., and Mark, Largo; a brother, Robert K. Stamper, Riverview; a sister, Muriel A. Irwin, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • BOSSHARD, HELEN E., 82, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Flemington, N.J. Born in West Concord, Minn., she came here in 1984 from Arlington, Va. She was a member of St. Petersburg Retired Officers Wives Club and was a volunteer usher at Mahaffey Theater. She was 1993 Bayfront Center Volunteer of the Year. Survivors include a son, Steven Bosshard, Lebanon, N.J.; a daughter, Nancy Dunn, Renton, Wash.; two brothers, Harold Vanderhyde, Pinellas Park, and Richard Vanderhyde, Minnesota; and four grandchildren. Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington, N.J.

    Redington Shores

    • ROYAK, JOHN E., 74, of Redington Shores, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000). Born in Fairfield, Conn., he came here in 1992 from Guilderland, N.Y. He was a Goodyear Tire and Rubber district service manager of 35 years and an Army veteran. He was a member of Pinehaven Country Club and Seminole Lakes Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Shirley; three sons, Jack, Southport, Conn., Bob, Alpharetta, Ga., and Paul, Tampa; a brother, Frank, Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Mary Royak, Fairfield; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • ARONSON, EDITH J., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at College Harbor Retirement Center. Born in New York City, she came here from Nokomis. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Weinberg, Wayne, Pa.; and two granddaughters, Sharon Nokes, Washington, D.C., and Debra Weinberg, San Francisco. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • CARACCIOLI, JORGE LUIS SR., 45, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) Tampa General Hospital. He came here in 1980 from his native Honduras. He was a contractor and architectural designer in construction and attended the Universidad de Honduras, where he studied architecture. He was Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Jorge L. Jr. and Javier E., both of St. Petersburg, and Gerardo, Honduras; two brothers, Arturo, Pinellas Park, and Hector, Honduras; two sisters, Roxani Lopez, Naples, Fla., and Norma Guzman, Honduras. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • HEATH, MARSHALL "BRAH," 67, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1966 from his native Lilly, Ga. He retired in 1993 as a roofer. He was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Marshall E., and three daughters, Gail, Teresa and Jennie Heath, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Willie Susie Jones, Vienna, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • LINK, MARY A., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in McKeesport, Pa., she came here in 1973 from Dearborn, Mich. She worked for Chrysler Corp. for 33 years in Highland Park, Mich. Survivors include a son, Powell Rehandorf, Dearborn; and three grandchildren, Kenny and Gary Rehandorf, both of Dearborn, Kim Smith, Livonia, Mich.; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MATACOTTA, FAUST L. SR., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. He was born in Italy. He was a stationary engineer for Consolidated Edison Co. of New York. Survivors include two sons, Ernest and Faust; a daughter, Corinna Geller; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mangano Funeral Home, Deer Park, N.Y.
    • NOVARIO, NANCY J., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Palm Garden of Pinellas. Born in Akron, Ohio, she came here in 1982 from Indianapolis. She was a registered nurse and an industrial nurse at Heights Ford Stamping Plant, Chicago. She attended Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, and was a resident at Akron City Hospital. She was a member of Job's Daughters and Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole. Survivors include her husband, Gerard; three daughters, Cheryl Bryan, Beaumont, Texas, Cynthia Novario, Denver, and Rosemary Ferrall, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and three grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SHANKLE, MARY LEE, 71, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) in Clayton, Ga., as the result of a vehicle accident. A St. Petersburg native, she lived here most of her life before moving to Largo in 1994. She was a 1946 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and vice president of the SPHS Alumni Group from 1986 to 1996. Survivors include four sons, Michael, Murphy, N.C., Patrick, Belleview, Mo., Timothy, Tiger, Ga., and Mark, Largo; a brother, Robert K. Stamper, Riverview; a sister, Muriel A. Irwin, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SHAW, JOEL JUDSON, 37, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1990 from his native Atlanta. He was a pet care specialist for 10 years, a former dog handler and graduate of Nash Academy of Dog Grooming in Kentucky. Survivors include a companion, David M. Bastoni, St. Petersburg; his parents, Betty Jo and Terry, and a brother, Jeff, all of Atlanta; a sister, Jessica Satterfield, Cary, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SIMPSON, BERTHA MAE, 78, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. Born in Montezuma, Ga., she came here in 1994 from Unadilla, Ga. Survivors include a son, Elroy Whittaker, Orlando; a daughter, Ira Simpson, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Annie Mae Brown, Atlanta, and Fannie Lumpkin, Unadilla; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Safety Harbor

    • SMITH, JOSEPHINE, 71, of Safety Harbor, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. She was born in Tarpon Springs. A lifelong area resident she moved to Safety Harbor in 1974 from Clearwater, where she worked as an environment specialist for 27 years at Morton Plant Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Iva Alexander, Clearwater; a brother, James N. Brown, Tarpon Springs; two grandchildren; an aunt, Rosalie Small, Tarpon Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • METRO, ANDREW V., 66, of Seminole, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at home. He came here several years ago from his native Southbridge, Mass., where he was a partner at the former Metro Brothers Store. Locally he was an active volunteer. Survivors include two brothers, Christo, Seminole, and Peter, Worcester, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, Southbridge, Mass.
    • TOPPING, LEA CAROL TERNES, 46, of Seminole, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Flasher, N.D., and came here in 1983 from Cleveland. She worked as a group leader of inspections at Essilor of America, St. Petersburg, and graduated with honors from Pinellas Tech CMA Class. She was a member of Pathways Community Church, Seminole. Survivors include her husband of seven years, Jim; two daughters, Audrey Herzner, Gulfport, and Xantippi Leska, Pinellas Park; two sons, Russell and Roger Reed, both of Cleveland; her adoptive parents, Barbara and Duwayne Corn, Bensalem, Pa.; six brothers, David, Jeff and Fred Ternes, all of Bismark, N.D., Michael Ternes Morgan, Pinellas Park, and Marlin and Jeff Corn, both of Bensalem; a sister, Sheila Arndt, Wichita, Kan.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenityh Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Treasure Island

    • DOEL, VIRGINIA M., 82, of Treasure Island, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in New York City, she came here in 1980 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a bookkeeping machine operator for American Securities. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Action Club of Treasure Island. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Henry J.; a son, Kenneth J., Manalapan, N.J.; a sister, Gloria DeVotti, Treasure Island; and two granddaughters. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

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  • SHANNON, MARTHA P., 78, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1972 from her native Cleveland. She was a graduate of the Unversity of Michigan, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, where she served on the Altar Guild. She was a member of Chapter BC of the PEO Sisterhood, Friends of the Gulfport Library, Auxiliary of Boca Ciega Sail and Power Squadron, Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club, and was active in the affairs of the Dover Building in Town Shores. Survivors include a stepson, John F. Shannon, Westport, Conn.; two grandsons, Mark and Erice Shannon; and two great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
  • Pinellas Park

    • BOSSHARD, HELEN E., 82, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Flemington, N.J. Born in West Concord, Minn., she came here in 1984 from Arlington, Va. She was a member of St. Petersburg Retired Officers Wives Club and was a volunteer usher at Mahaffey Theater. She was 1993 Bayfront Center Volunteer of the Year. Survivors include a son, Steven Bosshard, Lebanon, N.J.; a daughter, Nancy Dunn, Renton, Wash.; two brothers, Harold Vanderhyde, Pinellas Park, and Richard Vanderhyde, Minnesota; and four grandchildren. Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington, N.J.

    Redington Shores

    • ROYAK, JOHN E., 74, of Redington Shores, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000). Born in Fairfield, Conn., he came here in 1992 from Guilderland, N.Y. He was a Goodyear Tire and Rubber district service manager of 35 years and an Army veteran. He was a member of Pinehaven Country Club and Seminole Lakes Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Shirley; three sons, Jack, Southport, Conn., Bob, Alpharetta, Ga., and Paul, Tampa; a brother, Frank, Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Mary Royak, Fairfield; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Pete Beach

    • KYLE, NORMA JEANNE, 79, of St. Pete Beach, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Pasadena Manor, South Pasadena. She came here in 1974 from her native Columbus, Ind. She was a bank accountant and was Protestant. Survivors include a niece, Patsy A. Stillwell, Stockton, Calif.; three nephews, Tom Barkes, Waynesville, Mo., Terry Barkes, Edinburgh, Ind., and Tim Barkes, Elizabethtown, Ky.; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • ARONSON, EDITH J., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) at College Harbor Retirement Center. Born in New York City, she came here from Nokomis. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Weinberg, Wayne, Pa.; and two granddaughters, Sharon Nokes, Washington, D.C., and Debra Weinberg, San Francisco. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • CARACCIOLI, JORGE LUIS SR., 45, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) Tampa General Hospital. He came here in 1980 from his native Honduras. He was a contractor and architectural designer in construction and attended the Universidad de Honduras, where he studied architecture. He was Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Jorge L. Jr. and Javier E., both of St. Petersburg, and Gerardo, Honduras; two brothers, Arturo, Pinellas Park, and Hector, Honduras; two sisters, Roxani Lopez, Naples, Fla., and Norma Guzman, Honduras. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • HEATH, MARSHALL "BRAH," 67, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1966 from his native Lilly, Ga. He retired in 1993 as a roofer. He was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Marshall E., and three daughters, Gail, Teresa and Jennie Heath, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Willie Susie Jones, Vienna, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • LINK, MARY A., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in McKeesport, Pa., she came here in 1973 from Dearborn, Mich. She worked for Chrysler Corp. for 33 years in Highland Park, Mich. Survivors include a son, Powell Rehandorf, Dearborn; and three grandchildren, Kenny and Gary Rehandorf, both of Dearborn, Kim Smith, Livonia, Mich.; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MATACOTTA, FAUST L. SR., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. He was born in Italy. He was a stationary engineer for Consolidated Edison Co. of New York. Survivors include two sons, Ernest and Faust; a daughter, Corinna Geller; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mangano Funeral Home, Deer Park, N.Y.
    • NOVARIO, NANCY J., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Palm Garden of Pinellas. Born in Akron, Ohio, she came here in 1982 from Indianapolis. She was a registered nurse and an industrial nurse at Heights Ford Stamping Plant, Chicago. She attended Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, and was a resident at Akron City Hospital. She was a member of Job's Daughters and Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole. Survivors include her husband, Gerard; three daughters, Cheryl Bryan, Beaumont, Texas, Cynthia Novario, Denver, and Rosemary Ferrall, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and three grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SHANKLE, MARY LEE, 71, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 20, 2000) in Clayton, Ga., as the result of a vehicle accident. A St. Petersburg native, she lived here most of her life before moving to Largo in 1994. She was a 1946 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and vice president of the SPHS Alumni Group from 1986 to 1996. Survivors include four sons, Michael, Murphy, N.C., Patrick, Belleview, Mo., Timothy, Tiger, Ga., and Mark, Largo; a brother, Robert K. Stamper, Riverview; a sister, Muriel A. Irwin, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SHAW, JOEL JUDSON, 37, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1990 from his native Atlanta. He was a pet care specialist for 10 years, a former dog handler and graduate of Nash Academy of Dog Grooming in Kentucky. Survivors include a companion, David M. Bastoni, St. Petersburg; his parents, Betty Jo and Terry, and a brother, Jeff, all of Atlanta; a sister, Jessica Satterfield, Cary, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SIMPSON, BERTHA MAE, 78, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. Born in Montezuma, Ga., she came here in 1994 from Unadilla, Ga. Survivors include a son, Elroy Whittaker, Orlando; a daughter, Ira Simpson, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Annie Mae Brown, Atlanta, and Fannie Lumpkin, Unadilla; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • DOEL, VIRGINIA M., 82, of Treasure Island, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in New York City, she came here in 1980 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a bookkeeping machine operator for American Securities. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Action Club of Treasure Island. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Henry J.; a son, Kenneth J., Manalapan, N.J.; a sister, Gloria DeVotti, Treasure Island; and two granddaughters. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
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