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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Saturday, July 29, 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

  • HOLT, ADELAIDE W., 79, of Crystal River, died Thursday (July 27, 2000). Born in Amsterdam, N.Y, she came here 16 years ago from Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church Order of Daughters of the King, the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 390, all of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and attended St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Crystal River. Survivors include her husband, George A.; two sons, George A. Jr., Old Greenwich, Conn., and Charles A., Cohutta, Ga.; a daughter, Carol A. Woody, Harrison, Tenn.; two sisters, Anne Murphy, Tampa, and Jean Fillers, Knoxville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • PATTERSON, LOUCIOUS, 94, of Crystal River, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. Born in Thomasville, Ga., he came here 15 years ago from Floral City. He was a retired mechanic and a member of the Church of God in Christ. Survivors include three daughters, Donia Reaves and Sharon Francis, both of Ocala, and Charlotte Whitter, Alexandria, Va. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • WARD, HOWARD, 70, of Lecanto, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at home. He came here 31 years ago from his native Clearwater and was a retired commercial fisherman. He was Baptist and a member of the National Guard. Survivors include three sons, Howard C., Morriston, Malcolm G., Hernando, and Robert P., Crystal River; a daughter, Susan R. Giddens, Lecanto; three brothers, Johnny and James, both of Clearwater, and Rob, Yankeetown; a sister, Hazel Nickelson, Dunedin; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • BURTON, GUS, 75, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. Born in Natchitoches, La., he came here 10 years ago from New York City and was a retired radiology technician. He was Protestant and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite; two daughters, Elaine, West Palm Beach, and Patricia Wilson, California; and six grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • CASTRO, KATHLEEN C., 91, of Brooksville, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Atria Evergreen Woods Retirement Center. Born in Renick, W.Va., she came here five years ago from Charleston, W.Va. She was a retired teacher for the Kanawha County Public School system and a member of the Central Methodist Church, Charleston. Survivors include a son, Samuel P., Brooksville; a sister Geneva Staab, Charleston; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • FORTON, ROBERT C., 61, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in St. Clair Shores, Mich., he came here six years ago from Shelby, Mich. He was a retired senior production engineer for General Moters, Cadillac Division, and a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Kay; two sons, Kevin, Pittsburgh, and Jeff, Macomb, Mich.; a daughter, Michele Romanowski, Macomb; a brother, Richard, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • HUNTER, LACY, 87, of Brooksville, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. Born in Macclenny, he lived most of his life in Brooksville and worked for the Citrus Exchange for 20 years. Survivors include two nephews, Henry and Frank, North Carolina; and three nieces, Hilda Norman, Wauchula, Martha Woods, North Carolina, and Mary Swanger, Brooksville. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • SNEJBERG, MILDRED A., 82, of Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Berwyn, Ill., she came here 19 years ago from St. Petersburg and was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include a sister, Blanche Cihak, Brooksville; a nephew, Joseph W. Cihak, St. Petersburg; and a niece, Sharon G. Elliott, Brooksville. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • ANDERSON, DR. CHRISTIAN E., 67, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) in Gastonia, N.C. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1964 from Michigan. He was a retired professor from USF. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He was active in faculty governance for many years and served as principal investigator for the Honduras Project. He was a Navy veteran, Ready Reserve, at the rank of Captain in the Intelligence Branch. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Kresmeyer, Lincolnton, N.C.; a son, John Frederick, St. Petersburg; a step-son, Matthew Franklin Bentayou, Boca Raton; a sister, Margaret Morton, Orangeville, Ill.; and a grandchild. Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, N.C.
  • BICKEL, KENNETH DALE, 62, of Odessa, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Coalmont, Ind., he came here five years ago from Osceola, Ind. He was a truck driver who transported lumber. He was an associate with Hudson Building Supply for 17 years and was a member of N.W. Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Reta L.; two daughters, Debbie Hall, Palm Beach, and Darla Beckwith, Tampa; a sister, Jean Easton, Mishawaka, Ind.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • BLANCO, JOHN A., 51, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Joliet, Ill., he was a lifelong resident here. He was an automobile mechanic and was an Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Richard, California; a daughter, Jennifer, California; his mother, Dorothy Thurston, Tampa; a brother, Allen, Tampa; and a sister, Mary Ann, California. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • KASAK, SOPHIA BRIANNE, infant daughter of Brian and Kim Kasak, of Brandon, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at All Children's Hospital. She was a lifelong resident here. Survivors include maternal grandparents, Clarence and Harriet Bryan, Hapeville, Ga.; maternal grandmother, Patricia Malcom, Jonesboro, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Herb and Linda Kasak, Apollo Beach; a brother, Robert Bolling, Brandon; and a sister, Kirstin Bolling, Brandon. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LEWIS, MARIAN A., 69, of Odessa, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., she came here in 1970 from Illinois. She was a saleswoman for Montgomery Ward and was a member of Keystone United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Paul M.; two daughters, Beth Wilson, Palm Harbor, and Mandy Schiro, Tampa; a brother, Robert Jr., Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Abbie Fries, Greenville, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LOPEZ, MAGNO WASHINGTON, 53, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Ecuador, he came here in 1994 from New York City. He was a service agent for a car rental company and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Martha Elena; a son, George Washington; three brothers, Alberto, Wilfredo and Edgar Lopez, all of New York City; three sisters, Amanda Morales, New York, Olga Romero, Ecuador, and Marjorie Lopez, Ecuador. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • OCASIO, JOSE RAFAEL, 41, of Tampa, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here in 1992. He was disabled and was Pentecostal. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Antonia and Antonio Molina; a brother, Felix Miranda; a stepbrother, Antonio Jr.; and four sisters, Rosa Pinto, Wanda Pinto, Maria Ocasio and Marisol Miranda. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • POTTER, GARY D., 53, of Apollo Beach, died Thursday (July 27, 2000). Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, he came here in 1975 from Pensacola. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his mother, Winona Potter, Apollo Beach; and father, Dean G. Potter, Apollo Beach. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • SALLEG, LINDBERGH A. M.D., 71, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 27, 2000). Born in Colombia, he came here 10 years ago from Orlando. He was a medical doctor and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Gladys E.; a son, Lindbergh F., Tampa; two daughters, Julie Bidwell and Gladys Africano, both of Tampa; three brothers, Julio, Enrique and William Salleg, all of Colombia; and three grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WILLIAMS, NOAH EVAN JR., 50, of Lutz, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Broward General Medical Center. Born in Kokomo, Ind., he came here in 1981 from Oak Harbor, Wash. He was an applications engineer for Applied Automations Techniques, and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Brenda; a son, Noah III, Lutz; a daughter, Nerissa Howarth, Oldsmar; his mother, Bessie Williams, Zephyrhills; two brothers, Larry, Tampa, and David, Palm Harbor; two sisters, Pat Williams, Largo, and Bonnie Werner, Titusville; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • WOMBLE, WALLACE D., 64, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) in Perry. Born in Graceville, he came here in 1977 from Fort Myers. He was a security officer for Hillsborough County. Survivors include his wife, R. Joyce; a son, Wallace Jr., Blountstown; a stepson, Joe Sims, Columbiana, Ala.; two daughters, Kathi Burch, Fort Myers, and Brenda Edmondson, Tampa; two stepdaughters, Cindy Sims, Lake Lure, N.C., and Dawn Bledsoe, St. Albans, W.Va.; three sisters, Louise Marshall, Lake Park, Ga., Edna Price, Chandler, Ariz., and Hazeline Bellante, Tampa; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • Pasco County Back to top

  • BOWEN, HILLARY L., 81, of Toms River, N.J., formerly of Bayonet Point, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Shorrock Garden Care Center, Brick, N.J. Born in New York City, he came here 10 years ago from West Long Branch, N.J. He was a hotel manager for the Plaza Hotel, New York City, with 25 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Mary A. McDowell; a son, William F., Toms River; a daughter, Roberta A. Johnsen, West Long Branch; a sister, Beryl Clarke, Dumont, N.J.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, Toms River.
  • HINES, JOSEPH A., 75, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare-Palm Harbor. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 19 years ago from Queens, N.Y., and was a police officer with the New York City Police Department, with 26 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Blue Knights Retired Policemen, St. Petersburg, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 10167. Survivors include his wife, Gerda W.; a son, Joseph W., New York City; four daughters, Joanne Lessing, Janice Wilson, and Patricia Hines, all of New York City, and Charlotte Sinlord, Long Beach, N.Y.; a sister, Florence Allatin, Holiday; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • JARRETT, HULDA E., 80, of Tallahassee, formerly of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000). She came to New Port Richey 13 years ago from her native Allentown, Pa., and moved to Tallahassee a year ago. She was a homemaker, community volunteer, and an avid golfer. Survivors include two sons, Lincoln R. Jr., Tallahassee, and Thomas S., Kennesaw, Ga.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Homes, Tallahassee.
  • KERR, DAVID AARON, 47, of New Port Richey, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. Born in Topeka, Kan., he came here 20 years ago from Oklahoma and was a utilities operator for a wastewater plant. He was Seventh-day Adventist. Survivors include his wife, Carol A.; a son, Cedric, Land O'Lakes; a daughter, Melissa Horn, Oklahoma City; his mother, Margaret Kerr, New Port Richey; and three brothers, Charles, Kennesaw, Ga., Larry, Kansas, and Howard, Oklahoma. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • LUCAS, JOHN, 86, of Beverly Hills, formerly of Holiday, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at Surrey Place, Lecanto. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y., and moved to Beverly Hills nine years ago from Holiday. He retired from General Motors Corp. He was Greek Orthodox and an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Bessie; five brothers; and a sister. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.
  • MARK, SUE ANN, 82, of Holiday, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Comfort Care ACLF, New Port Richey. Born in Paterson, N.J., she came here 27 years ago from Watchung, N.J., and was an electronics supervisor for Mark Enterprises, Ontario, Canada. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sisters, Anna Nogrady, Toms River, N.J., and Dorothy Browning, Wayne, N.J. Family Funeral Care, Tarpon Springs.
  • PENNY, GEORGE L., 80, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. He came here 12 years ago from his native Belgrade, Maine, and was a retired farmer. He was Protestant and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Homer, Zephyrhills, Pamela, Coppell, Texas, and Donna Smith, Tavares; and two grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • RIGNEY, WARREN E., 62, of Sea Pines, Hudson, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Baltimore, he came here 30 years ago from New Jersey and was a branch manager for a parts and equipment distributorship. He was Catholic and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Batten, Hudson, and Sherri, Fort Worth, Texas; and four grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • WALLER, THERESA M., 97, of Holiday, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at home. Born in Detroit, she came to this area in 1969 from Dearborn, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of the Light of Christ Church and past president of the church's Highlighters. Survivors include two sons, William J., Clearwater, and Gerald T., Holiday; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
  • WITTMAN, ABRAHAM, 72, of Holiday, formerly of Dunedin, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came to Dunedin 20 years ago from Levittown, N.Y., and came here three years ago from Dunedin. He was a machinist for K.W. Products, Oldsmar, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Jewish. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Lois; two sons, Craig Dellavecchia, Hudson, and Larry Dellavecchia, Valrico; five daughters, Karen Algire, New Port Richey, Robin Dellavecchia, Largo, Sherry Melvin, Holiday, Rebecca Wittman, St. Petersburg, and Kim Gianotti, Commack, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • North Pinellas Back to top

  • Clearwater
  • BARTRUFF, ANNA, 91, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Newport, Ky., and came here in 1980 from Waukegan,Ill. She was a chemical and metallurgical engineer. Her memberships included the Audubon Society, the Republican Party and Unitarian Universal Church, Clearwater. Survivors include several cousins, including Ben Grogan, Orlando; and a goddaughter and caregiver, Nancy B. Lycan-Smith, Palm Harbor. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • BRAGDON, MERLE HENRY, 87, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta. He was born in Westfield, Maine, and came to Florida in 1956 from Silver Spring, Md. He was a physicist and worked for the Mine Defense Laboratory in Panama City, Fla., the Bureau of Mines for Naval Ordnance in Washington, D.C., White Oak Laboratory in Silver Spring, and Honeywell near Largo. He was a World War II veteran, served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was a retired captain in the Navy Reserves. He was an elder of First Presbyterian Church, Safety Harbor. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a former Scoutmaster and a representative of the Boy Scouts of America in Maine. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Margaret A.; two sons, Michael H., St. Petersburg, and Peter A., Clearwater; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Townson Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, N.C.
  • DIXON, HENRY WILMORE, 80, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Georgia and came here in 1953 from Alma, Ga. He worked 28 years as a supervisor for the Clearwater Water Department. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1030, Clearwater, and the National Rifle Association and was an avid gardener. Survivors include four daughters, Beverly Downing, Tarpon Springs, Kay K. Dixon, Clearwater, Jacquelin Wagner, McHenry, Ill., and Clara N. Sandford, Hudson; a brother, Parnell Dixon, Bedford, Texas; a sister, Kate Brown, Moncks Corner, S.C.; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • DOLBY, ROBERT, 75, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • NELSON, SOREN, 76, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. He was born in New Jersey and moved to Palm Harbor in 1986. On July 15, he moved to Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Catherine G.; three daughters, Karen Miller, Colorado, and Ingrid Nelson and Eunis Furchak, both of New Jersey; two sons, Alfred and Eric, both of New Jersey; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation, Palm Harbor.
  • SIVER, KATHRYN LOUISE MOESTA, 85, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Hospice House Viewtop, Clearwater. She came here in 1997 from her native Baltimore. She helped with her late husband's medical practice. She was a volunteer at Union Memorial Hospital and a volunteer and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Baltimore, and Rogate Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two daughters, Robin E. Snyder, Dunedin, and Carole Siver Barber, Mount Airy, Md.; many nieces and nephews; and three granddaughters, Kelly Spring, Finksburg, Md., Kristy Barber, Lexington Park, Md., and Cheryl Barber, Mount Airy. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • WHITE, GENEVIEVE F., 76, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in London, W.Va., and came here about 20 years ago from Texas. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, James; a son, Jim, Austin, Texas; two brothers, Ray Underwood, South Charleston, W.Va., and Roy Underwood, Tampa; a sister, Ann Barbett, St. Albans, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews. American Burial and Cremation, Palm Harbor.
  • WEIS, FRANCES E., 89, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Arbor of St. Petersburg. She came here in 1979 from her native New York City. She was a seamstress and worked for shops in New York and St. Petersburg. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and Americal Legion Auxiliary, both in Clearwater. She was a church usher and worked as a volunteer at a nursing home. Survivors include two nephews, Richard Reinhardt, Brewster, N.Y., and Gary Reinhardt, Morganville, N.J. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.
  • Largo

    • FAIRCLOTH, ROBBIE RAE, 87, of Largo, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Palm Garden, Largo. He was born in Clinton, N.C., and came here in 1983 from Forest Heights, Md. He worked 15 years as a customer service representative for Sears in Washington, D.C. He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church, Largo. Survivors include three daughters, Ann Marie Wilkerson, Pinellas Park, Margaret Rae Oliver, Warrenton, Va., and Barbara Jean Bowles, Clinton, Md.; a son, Richard Conrad Everson, Mechanicsville, Md.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • GALLOWAY-TIBBITTS, JESSIE H., 104, of Sarasota, formerly of Largo and Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000). She was born in West Portland, N.Y. She moved to Clearwater in 1965 and moved to Sarasota two years ago from Largo. She was a 1917 graduate of Fredonia Normal School, Fredonia, N.Y., with a degree in music composition and harmony. She was a member of First Christian Church, Largo. Survivors include three sons, Harrison P. Galloway, Sarasota, Merton Galloway, St. Petersburg, and Richard P., Galloway, Lynchburg, Va.; a stepson, Allan Tibbitts, Trumbull, Conn.; a stepdaughter, Eleanor Tibbitts, West Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, Bradenton.
    • NEMKE, JOSEPH, 89, of Largo, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo. He was born in Hatley, Wis., and came here in 1991 from Wisconsin. He was a general contractor and a master stonemason. He was a Catholic and a member of the United Auto Workers Union, Milwaukee. Survivors include three sisters, Evelyn Hoyte and Estelle Williamson, both of Largo, and Lucille Smith, Milwaukee; and several nieces and nephews. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • ROOD, CLARA E., 85, of Largo, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here in 1974 from Minneapolis, where she worked as an associate for Prudential Life Insurance. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Vernon; and a granddaughter. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Clearwater.
    • VAN DEMAN, MARY V., 74, of Largo, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1943 from Green Valley, Ariz., where she worked as a secretary for John Manville Corp. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, and its Martha Mary Guild. Survivors include a brother, Arthur Viterito, Cranbury, N.J.; two sisters, Elizabeth Mastanduno and Rose Cantero, both of Largo; and four nephews and four nieces. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • VAN DEUSEN, MARIE N., 77, of Largo and Colton, N.Y., died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, N.Y. She was born in Potsdam and lived many years in Largo. She was a graduate of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York, Potsdam, and earned a master's degree. She was music director in the Harrisville, N.Y. school system and, from 1960 to 1980 taught nusic at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School in Potsdam. She was honored for her service to education at the 1976 State University of New York Potsdam commencement. She was a member of Church of the Isles, Indian Rocks Beach, and its parish choir. Survivors include a son, Steven C., Largo, and Colton, N.Y.; a daughter, Diane Lo Brocco, Surfside a stepson, Frederick Van Deusen, Brookline, N.H., and Lake Titus, N.Y.;two stepdaughters, Constance C. Van Deusen, Norwood, N.Y., and Miriam Van Deusen, Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Elsa Norgren Wilson, Largo; two nieces; two nephews; seven step-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-granddaughter. Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam, N.Y.
    • WALKER, AGNES M., 84, of Largo, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at home. She was born in Germany and came here in 1978 from Glen Rock, N.J. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, and an avid bridge player. Survivors include two sons, William B., Oakland, Calif., and Ronald D., Charlottesville, Va.; three daughters, Margaret R. Wilkins, Penn Valley, Calif., Pamela White, Madison, Va., and Elizabeth Ganz, Mahwah, N.J.; a sister, Anne Venneman, Rochelle Park, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Pinellas Park

    • MONRO, MARY N., 61, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Born in Panama City, Fla., she came here in 1970. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Ronald Lee, Dwayne Lee and Daniel Lee, all of Pinellas Park; a daughter, Michelle Dale, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Myrtle Ann Melvin, Tennessee, and Audrey Blanche Allen, Florida; and four grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • RICE-STURGIS, JANET W., 90, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Baytree Lakeside. Born in Springfield, Mass., she came here in 1976 from Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, National Association of Northeast Women, Deacon Edmond Rice Association, and the Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity. Survivors include a son, Cony Sturgis III, Columbia, Md.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • AUGUSTYN, THEODORE J., 85, of Naperville, Ill., a visitor to St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Palm Garden of Largo. Born in Chicago, he began visiting St. Petersburg in 1985. He retired in 1980 as a pipe fitter for Western Electric in Illinois. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Naperville, and a former member of the Holy Name Society. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Florence; a son, Theodore "Ted," Los Angeles; a daughter, Mary Gillen, Naperville; and a brother, Joseph Aux Tinee, St. Louis. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • COUSINEAU, EMERIE A., 85, of Troy, Mich., a visitor to St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich. Survivors include three sisters, Laura Millitello, St. Petersburg, Gertrude Bozin and Cecile Reich; and many nieces and nephews. Hopcroft Funeral Home, Madison Heights, Mich.
    • CURL, HENRIETTA, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1990 from her native Philadelphia. She worked for General Electric in Philadelphia for 35 years, retiring in 1977. She was a Lutheran and an avid traveler, touring Europe, South America and Canada. Survivors include a son, Larry, St. Petersburg; a brother, Bill Kling, Lindenwold, N.J.; a sister, Doris Bruner, Clearwater; and three grandsons. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • DORAN, JOSEPH P. JR., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. Born in Boston, he came here in 1981 from Brockton, Mass. He was a warehouse supervisor and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Police Gun Club. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Gloria J.; two sons, Steven P., Freeport, Maine, and Michael J., Fort Pierce; two sisters, Ethel MacLaughlin, Dothan, Ala., and Ruth Efthimioui, Lynn, Mass.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • LINHART, HILDA LAURETTA, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1968 from her native Canton, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of Canton Baptist Church. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Janet Caldwell, Massillon, Ohio; a great-granddaughter; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and several stepnieces and stepnephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MANESS, WILBERT C., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. Born in De Soto, Mo., he came here in 1958 from Union, Mo. He was a general foreman for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. He was a charter member of the St. Clair Christian Church, St. Clair, Mo., and a member of the Greater CBers of Pinellas County and was a ham radio operator, using call letters KC4NFA. He was an Army veteran and POW in World War II. Survivors include a son, Larry D., Pinellas Park; three daughters, Diana Danforth, Anchorage, Alaska, Virginia Bonnell, Topeka, Kan., and Vicki Taylor, Pinellas Park; a brother, Robert; two sisters, Lula Rogers and Myrtle Sodibier, all of Union; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • RUTHERFORD, WINIFRED MOORE, 100, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Treasure Island, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Berea, Ky., she came to Treasure Island in 1950 from New Orleans and later moved to St. Petersburg. She was a former manager of the John Baldwin ladies' apparel store at the Bath Club in the 1960s. Survivors include a son, Arthur K. Rutherford II, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Grace Heiland, Gulfport, and Marie Ford, Lancaster, Pa.; and four grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • SWAIN, JOHNNIE, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here at an early age from his native Quitman, Ga. He was a butcher, retiring after 30 years with S&S Market, St. Petersburg. He was a member of Bethel Community Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth, St. Petersburg, and John E., Bronx, N.Y.; three daughters, Vernita Swain Conage and Elease Swain, both of St. Petersburg, and Shirley Swain Scott, Bronx; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • THEBERGE, IRENE J., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Palm Gardens of Sun City, Sun City Center. She came here in 1972 from her native Fall River, Mass. She was a registered nurse and nursing director at Earl E. Hussey Hospital and retired after 20 years. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and volunteered for the Life Design Program at St. Anthony's Hospital. Survivors include a nephew, Barry A. Butler, Sausalito, Calif.; three nieces, Nita Kincaid, North Stonington, Conn., Claudette Terceira, Ruskin, and Jacqueline Boutin, San Antonio, Texas. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WHEELER, JUDITH A., 60, of Eatonton Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000). Born in Passaic, N.J., she moved to Eatonton in 1995 from St. Petersburg. She was a graduate of Northeast High School and St. Petersburg Junior College and was a retired secretary for Lancaster Insurance Co., Clearwater. She was a volunteer at the Oconee Regional Medical Center, Oconee, Ga., and a member of Learning in Retirement at Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Ga., and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Milledgeville. Survivors include her husband, Robbie D.; two sons, Kevin H., Clearwater, and J. Kent, Eatonton; two daughters, Debra Sierra, Charlotte, N.C., and Theresa Reyes, Yankton, S.D.; a brother, Richard D. Moore, Goose Creek, S.C.; and seven grandchildren. Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville, Ga.
    • WISSMAN, ROBERT W. SR. "POP," 71, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) in Denver. Born in Butler, Pa., he came here 38 years ago from Philadelphia. He was a retired sales representative for Western-Southern Life Insurance and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was Presbyterian and an avid baseball fan and former member of Sunshine City Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his son, Robert Jr., Jacksonville; a daughter, Cathy Able, Melrose; two sisters, Marie Wissman and Stella Watterson, both of Butler; and four grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WORKIZER, JAMES G., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. He came here in 1917 from his native Omaha, Neb. He retired in 1972 after 34 years as a civil service aircraft mechanic at McDill Air Force Base. He was a 1938 graduate of St. Petersburg High School, a graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College and attended the University of Tampa. He was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Carolyn B.; two daughters, Janet W. Collier, Birmingham, Ala., and Lynn W. Kirkconnell, St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary E. Workizer, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • BRICKA, CHARLES A., 76, of Treasure Island, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1990 from Wilmington, Del. He was a chemical engineer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Madeline Tibbitt, New Jersey, and Margaret Culley, Wilmington. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • GORIS, ELMER R., of Seminole, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1970 from his native Ridgewood, N.J. He was a retired plumbing and heating contractor. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 7086, Midland Park, N.J. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Dorothy; a son, David R., Ramsey, N.J.; a sister, Dorothy C. Lockwood, Treasure Island; and a grandson, Garrett Goris, Ramsey. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • VENECH, PETER, 92, of Seminole, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, St. Petersburg. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1975 from New Jersey. He worked as a dress cutter for a dress manufacturer in New York. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Emily; a son, Peter, Seminole; a daughter, Dorothy Miller, Seminole; a sister, Ann Hendrie, Arizona; and three grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

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  • Gulfport
  • SANTORO, ELSIE J., 81, of Gulfport, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Newark, N.J., she came here in 1992. She was senior clerk of the New Jersey board of architects for 20 years before retiring in 1981. Survivors include two daughters, Louise J. Chiusano, Belleville, N.J., and Joanne Matos, Gulfport; a brother, Jerry Fedele, Toms River, N.J.; three sisters, Mary Adamo and Nancy DePasquale, both of Toms River, and Cecilia Cole, Woodbridge, N.J.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, Toms River, N.J.
  • Pinellas Park

    • MONRO, MARY N., 61, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Born in Panama City, Fla., she came here in 1970. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Ronald Lee, Dwayne Lee and Daniel Lee, all of Pinellas Park; a daughter, Michelle Dale, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Myrtle Ann Melvin, Tennessee, and Audrey Blanche Allen, Florida; and four grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • RICE-STURGIS, JANET W., 90, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at Baytree Lakeside. Born in Springfield, Mass., she came here in 1976 from Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, National Association of Northeast Women, Deacon Edmond Rice Association, and the Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity. Survivors include a son, Cony Sturgis III, Columbia, Md.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • AUGUSTYN, THEODORE J., 85, of Naperville, Ill., a visitor to St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at Palm Garden of Largo. Born in Chicago, he began visiting St. Petersburg in 1985. He retired in 1980 as a pipe fitter for Western Electric in Illinois. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Naperville, and a former member of the Holy Name Society. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Florence; a son, Theodore "Ted," Los Angeles; a daughter, Mary Gillen, Naperville; and a brother, Joseph Aux Tinee, St. Louis. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • COUSINEAU, EMERIE A., 85, of Troy, Mich., a visitor to St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich. Survivors include three sisters, Laura Millitello, St. Petersburg, Gertrude Bozin and Cecile Reich; and many nieces and nephews. Hopcroft Funeral Home, Madison Heights, Mich.
    • CURL, HENRIETTA, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1990 from her native Philadelphia. She worked for General Electric in Philadelphia for 35 years, retiring in 1977. She was a Lutheran and an avid traveler, touring Europe, South America and Canada. Survivors include a son, Larry, St. Petersburg; a brother, Bill Kling, Lindenwold, N.J.; a sister, Doris Bruner, Clearwater; and three grandsons. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • DORAN, JOSEPH P. JR., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. Born in Boston, he came here in 1981 from Brockton, Mass. He was a warehouse supervisor and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Police Gun Club. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Gloria J.; two sons, Steven P., Freeport, Maine, and Michael J., Fort Pierce; two sisters, Ethel MacLaughlin, Dothan, Ala., and Ruth Efthimioui, Lynn, Mass.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • LINHART, HILDA LAURETTA, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1968 from her native Canton, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of Canton Baptist Church. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Janet Caldwell, Massillon, Ohio; a great-granddaughter; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and several stepnieces and stepnephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MANESS, WILBERT C., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. Born in De Soto, Mo., he came here in 1958 from Union, Mo. He was a general foreman for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. He was a charter member of the St. Clair Christian Church, St. Clair, Mo., and a member of the Greater CBers of Pinellas County and was a ham radio operator, using call letters KC4NFA. He was an Army veteran and POW in World War II. Survivors include a son, Larry D., Pinellas Park; three daughters, Diana Danforth, Anchorage, Alaska, Virginia Bonnell, Topeka, Kan., and Vicki Taylor, Pinellas Park; a brother, Robert; two sisters, Lula Rogers and Myrtle Sodibier, all of Union; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • RUTHERFORD, WINIFRED MOORE, 100, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Treasure Island, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Berea, Ky., she came to Treasure Island in 1950 from New Orleans and later moved to St. Petersburg. She was a former manager of the John Baldwin ladies' apparel store at the Bath Club in the 1960s. Survivors include a son, Arthur K. Rutherford II, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Grace Heiland, Gulfport, and Marie Ford, Lancaster, Pa.; and four grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • SWAIN, JOHNNIE, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here at an early age from his native Quitman, Ga. He was a butcher, retiring after 30 years with S&S Market, St. Petersburg. He was a member of Bethel Community Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth, St. Petersburg, and John E., Bronx, N.Y.; three daughters, Vernita Swain Conage and Elease Swain, both of St. Petersburg, and Shirley Swain Scott, Bronx; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • THEBERGE, IRENE J., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Palm Gardens of Sun City, Sun City Center. She came here in 1972 from her native Fall River, Mass. She was a registered nurse and nursing director at Earl E. Hussey Hospital and retired after 20 years. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and volunteered for the Life Design Program at St. Anthony's Hospital. Survivors include a nephew, Barry A. Butler, Sausalito, Calif.; three nieces, Nita Kincaid, North Stonington, Conn., Claudette Terceira, Ruskin, and Jacqueline Boutin, San Antonio, Texas. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WHEELER, JUDITH A., 60, of Eatonton Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000). Born in Passaic, N.J., she moved to Eatonton in 1995 from St. Petersburg. She was a graduate of Northeast High School and St. Petersburg Junior College and was a retired secretary for Lancaster Insurance Co., Clearwater. She was a volunteer at the Oconee Regional Medical Center, Oconee, Ga., and a member of Learning in Retirement at Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Ga., and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Milledgeville. Survivors include her husband, Robbie D.; two sons, Kevin H., Clearwater, and J. Kent, Eatonton; two daughters, Debra Sierra, Charlotte, N.C., and Theresa Reyes, Yankton, S.D.; a brother, Richard D. Moore, Goose Creek, S.C.; and seven grandchildren. Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville, Ga.
    • WISSMAN, ROBERT W. SR. "POP," 71, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) in Denver. Born in Butler, Pa., he came here 38 years ago from Philadelphia. He was a retired sales representative for Western-Southern Life Insurance and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was Presbyterian and an avid baseball fan and former member of Sunshine City Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his son, Robert Jr., Jacksonville; a daughter, Cathy Able, Melrose; two sisters, Marie Wissman and Stella Watterson, both of Butler; and four grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WORKIZER, JAMES G., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 21, 2000) at home. He came here in 1917 from his native Omaha, Neb. He retired in 1972 after 34 years as a civil service aircraft mechanic at McDill Air Force Base. He was a 1938 graduate of St. Petersburg High School, a graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College and attended the University of Tampa. He was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Carolyn B.; two daughters, Janet W. Collier, Birmingham, Ala., and Lynn W. Kirkconnell, St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary E. Workizer, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • BRICKA, CHARLES A., 76, of Treasure Island, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1990 from Wilmington, Del. He was a chemical engineer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Madeline Tibbitt, New Jersey, and Margaret Culley, Wilmington. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
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