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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Sunday, July 30, 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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  • MILTON, FLORENCE E., 99, of Spring Hill, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, she came here 11 years ago from Buford, Ga. Survivors include a daughter, Elise Kelly, Spring Hill; two granddaughters; and one great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • SNYDER, CARSON, 98, of Spring Hill, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. Born in Ontario, he came here 10 years ago from Delray Beach and was a retired chemical operator for the DuPont Chemical Co., Ontario. He was a Christian. Survivors include a sister, Myrtle Godin, Ontario; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home, Hudson.
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  • CRUTCHFIELD, LOTTIE THOMPSON, 95, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Leesburg, she came here more than 65 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Mystic Chapter No. 110 and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Louise C. Turner, Richardson, Texas; and a grandchild. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FARIS, VADA PEARL CULLEY, 87, of Wesley Chapel, died Thursday (July 27, 2000). Born in Zionsville, Ind., she came here in 1972 from Indianapolis. She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Lastinger, Wesley Chapel; a son, Ronals Faris, Wesley Chapel; and six grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • KRISSMAN, PHILMORE G., 86, of Temple Terrace, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at home. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1945. He was an orange grove operator and and a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Anne; a son, Paul, Atlanta; a daughter, Charleen Krissman, Temple Terrace; a sister, Murial Harris, Miami; and two grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Dale Mabry, Tampa.
  • POWELL, ARTHUR B., 84, of Brandon, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Oshawa, Ontario he came here in 1958. He was a handyman and a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Douglas, Lasalle, Ontario, and Bradford, Portage, Wis.; a daughter, Carole Wartman, Valrico; four brothers; four sisters; fourteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • RATELL, JUNE M., 68, of Gibsonton, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Vencor Central Hospital. Born in Washington Park, Ill., she came here in 1959. She was a homemaker and was protestant. Survivors include a son, Ronald Horm, Pace; a daughter, Sharon Chase, Gibsonton; three sisters, Shirley, Elsie and Marilyn; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • REED, GEORGE W. JR., 79, of Tampa, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he came here in 1973 from Cleveland. He was a police officer. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include four sons, Timothy G., Garfield Heights, Ohio, George W., Seminole, and Marc T. and Thomas G., both of Tampa; two daughters, Mary A. Reed-Price and Margaret MacAlester, both of Tampa; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Dale Mabry, Tampa.
  • ROCAMORA, ELLEN, "PAT," 61, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000). Born in New York, she came here in 1968. She was a retired information Service Coordinator for St. Joseph's Hospital and a member of Sacred Heart Parish. Survivors include two sons, Michael R. Brown and Robert E. Rocamora, both of Tampa; three brothers, James Brown, Kevin Brown and John Brown, all of New York; three sisters, Alice Rolon, , Maureen Brown and Christine DeJesus, all of New York; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • SHEA, MIMI, 75, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 22, 2000) in Ocala. Born in Key West, she came here in 1970. She was a security guard for an airline. Survivors include a son, Ward Richardson, Tampa; four daughters, Dale Richardson, Belleview, Deborah Blancett, Bethlehem, Pa.; Cassandra Shea, Pompano, Melanie Bishop, Ft. Lauderdale; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
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  • BURRIER, RICHARD COLEMAN, 78, of New Port Richey, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. Born in Germano, Ohio, he came here 44 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, and was a manager for Dick Mills Heating & Air Conditioning, New Port Richey. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, life member of VFW Post 6180, Port Richey, and the AMVETS, New Port Richey. Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Ann Burrier, Largo; a brother, William, New Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • HOAG, DOROTHY MAE, 89, of Hudson, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center. Born in Freeport, N.Y., she came here seven years ago and was a retired librarian for a manufacturing company. She was a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Laurence Hoag, Spring Hill, and Bruce Honchan, Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • MORRETTA, ERNANDO W., 92, of Holiday, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here 25 years ago from Bethpage, N.Y., and was a retired pharmacist. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Anthony, Winter Park; two daughters, Louise Garone, New Port Richey, and Carol Vanacore, Odessa; two sisters, Olga Paraggio, Brewster, N.Y., and Faye Fiore, North Carolina; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Tarpon Springs.
  • MURPHY, ELLA B., 81, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. Born in Sweetwater, Tenn., she came here seven years ago from Danville, Vt. She was an Episcopalian and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Maryville, Tenn. Survivors include her husband, Harold; a son, Chester Burley Jr., Sequim, Wash.; two daughters, Gail Matlock, Indio, Calif., and Jane Herner, Palmyra, Va.; four brothers, Alvin and Charles Brown, both of Maryville, Hardy Brown, Sevierville, Tenn., and Francis Brown, Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, May Teffeller, Walland, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • RIZZO, NICHOLAS J., 83, of Holiday, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House, Hudson. He came here 21 years ago from his native Detroit, Mich., and was retired after 40 years as a purchasing agent for the Ford Motor Co. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW, Detroit. Survivors include his wife, Katherine L.; a son, Nicholas, Leavenworth, Kan.; a brother, Anthony, Chalmette, La.; a sister, Clara Asaro, Sterling Heights, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday Chapel.
  • SINDLES, HAROLD "HAL", 91, of Port Richey, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at National Health Care Center, Hudson. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., he came here 26 years ago from Saint Clair Shores, Mich., and was retired after 31 years as a sales manager for American Airlines. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, Moose Lodge 1429, Tarpon Springs, and the University of Michigan Alumni Association. Survivors include his wife, Elsie; four nephews and a niece. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • STACH, JEANETTE P., 76, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000). She came here 25 years ago from her native Chicago, Ill., and was a retail sales clerk for Sears. She was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Robert O.; two daughters, Dorothy Stach and Judy Everding, both of New Port Richey; and two grandchildren. American Burial & Cremation, Palm Harbor.
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  • ADAMAVAGE, A'LAMA CORINNE, 83, of Morriston, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) in Morriston. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., and moved to Morriston in 1983 from Clearwater. She worked in retail sales. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Williston. She was a member of Pink Lady hospital auxiliary, Williston, Friends of Williston Library, American Association of Retired People, the Williston Women's Club, and a bridge club in Williston. Survivors include her husband, Joseph J.; two daughters, Mignon Craig and Jo Ann Rashford, both of Morriston; a brother, Thomas Steele Edwards, Reedsville, Pa.; a sister, Anita Raudenbush, Williamsport, Pa.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Knauff Funeral Home, Williston.
  • MEYER, BETTY JANE, 82, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare, Clearwater. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1985 from Hollywood, Calif. She was a legal secretary. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include a brother, John James Peter Myer Jr., Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • ROBERTS, PATRICIA, 68, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. She was born in Marquette, Mich., and came here in 1978 from Chicago. She was a private care nurse and a member of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Adopted Grandparents Organization. Survivors include two sons, Peter Joseph Harris, Largo, and Michael D. Roberts, Wilkesboro, N.C. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.
  • THOMAS, WALTER L., 80, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1960 from his native Cleveland. He worked for Allstate Insurance Co., St. Petersburg, as a claims adjuster. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Paralyzed Veterans Association and the American Wheelchair Bowling Association. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Lois; two sons, Randy, Columbia, S.C., and Dan, Clearwater; two stepsons, Daniel Howard, Clearwater, and Kevin Howard, Largo; one stepdaughter, Gail Howard, Spring Hill; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; Moss-Feaster funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • WARD, HOWARD, 70, of Lecanto, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at home. He moved to Lecanto 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.
  • Dunedin

    • KEISTER, AGNES M. "L.A.M.," 83, of Dunedin, formerly of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Manor Care Dunedin. She was born in Laurens, S.C., and came here in 1948 from Clarksburg, W.Va. She worked as a retail saleswoman and a bookkeeper. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater. She organized the 2nd Monday Club of Clearwater and was a member of the Ladies of Kiwanis, Clearwater. Survivors include two daughters, Diane Askey, Lauderhill, and Janis Price, Chicago Heights, Ill.; a brother, J.C. Mayer, Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes& Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel, Dunedin.
    • ROGERS, MARGARET M., 77, of Dunedin, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Regency Oaks Nursing Center, Clearwater. She was born in Evanston, Ill., and came here in 1950 from Leesburg. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Daniel R., Clearwater, and Philip W., Palm Harbor; a daughter, Ann McMullen "Missy," Clearwater; two brothers, Daniel Mickey, Dunedin, and William Mickey, Doraville, Georgia; and two sisters, Helena Rogers, Denver, and Emilie Jane Phillips, Stow, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • ALFIERI, ROBERT, 67, of Largo, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1995 from his native Bronx, N.Y., where he was chief of operations for a charter bus company. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Rose; two sons, Robert, Jr. "Bob," St. Petersburg, and John, Largo; a brother, John, New York City; a grandson, John Alfieri III, Largo; and a granddaughter, Gabrielle Alfieri, Largo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • FAIRCLOTH, ROBBIE RAE), 87, of Largo, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Palm Garden, Largo. She was born in Clinton, N.C., and came here in 1983 from Forest Heights, Md. She worked 15 years as a customer-service representative for Sears in Washington, D.C. She 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.
    • 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 1994 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 Cautero, both of Largo; four nephews; and four nieces. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Seminole

    • STOCK, EVELYN M., 93, of Seminole, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She came here in 1957 from her native West Allis, Wis., where she owned a beauty shop. Survivors include two nephews, Ronald Stock, South Milwaukee, Wis., and Dr. Douglas Burmeister, Kingsport, Tenn.; one niece, Roberta Brooker, Seminole; and four great-nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • GREGORY, VICTOR A., 73, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. He was born in Webster Springs, W.Va., and came here in 1985 from Medina, Ohio. He was a foundry foreman for Ford Motor Co., Cleveland. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Medina. He volunteered for 10 years at Ozona Elementary and was twice voted Outstanding Volunteer. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Martha; his mother, Agatha, Medina; a son, Victor Jr., Port Richey; three daughters, Vickie Klein, Goshen, Ind., Cindy Wiltheiss, Rockford, Mich., and Cathy Gregory, Brandon; three brothers, John, Webster Springs, W.Va., David, New Florence, Pa., and Fred, Medina, Ohio; five sisters, Betty Cornelius, Medina, Lenore Cool, Strongsville, Ohio, Bobbie Dillon, North Royalton, Ohio, Nancy Beck, Chicago, and Phyllis Close, Romney, W.Va.; and six grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HINES, JOSEPH A., 75, of Palm Harbor, formerly of New Port Richey, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare, Palm Harbor. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Florida in 1981 from Queens. He was a retired police officer and worked for the New York City Police Department for 26 years. He was a Navy veteran of Word War II and the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Blue Knights, St. Petersburg, and VFW Post 10167, Holiday. Survivors include his wife, Gerda W.; a son, Joseph, New York; 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 Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
    • WESTBURY, FREDERICK, G., 86, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1977 from Greenville, S.C. He was an accountant. He was Protestant and a member of the Elks, Royal Oak, Mich. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Violet; three sons, James, Huntington Woods, Mich., Richard, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Robert, Troy, Mich.; and nine grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

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  • SVIDERSKAS, STEFANIJA, 78, of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at the Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Born in Lithuania, she came here in 1995 from Akron, Ohio. She was a teacher and a volunteer at Lithuanian churches in Akron and Cleveland. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Association of Daughters of Lithuania and St. Casimir's Mission, St. Pete Beach. Survivors include two sons, Eugenijus "Geno," Gulfport, and Linas, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Grazina Sviderskas, Farilawn, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
  • St. Petersburg

    • MOTTER, JOHN C., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1995 from Vero Beach. He was a retired general contractor and worked part time at The Pier. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Livingston Lodge No. 78 F&AM, Livingston, Mich., and First United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Jean L.; a son, Gary, Inkster, Mich.; a sister, Dolly Perry, Sedona, Ariz.; two stepsons, Bill Farley, Vero Beach, and Charles Farley, Allen Park, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Marge Bamonte, Detroit; his stepmother, Helen Motter, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SNEJBERG, MILDRED A., 82, of Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Berwyn, Ill., she moved to Brooksville 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.
    • WYMAN, LINA M., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 19, 2000). Born in Detroit, she came here in 1945 from Daytona Beach. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Robert, Perry; a daughter, Donna Bliss, Safety Harbor; a twin sister, Ina Shea, and another sister, Shirley Webb, both of St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • DODD, EVELYN McPEAKE, 84, of South Pasadena, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at the Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay after a long illness. Born in Radford, Va., she came here in 1970 from Knoxville, Tenn. As a first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 until 1946, she saw service in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany and was awarded five Battle Stars. She was a member of First Unity Church. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Osborne C.; two daughters, Nancy Hyde, Gainesville, and Susan Henderson, Abingdon, Va.; a brother, Raymond McPeake, Radford; a sister, Annie Boon, Christiansburg, Va.; a grandson, A.J. Henderson, Abingdon; and several nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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