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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Monday, July 31, 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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  • ANZALONE, NICHOLAS VINCENT, 63, of Homosassa, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he came here three years ago from Staten Island. He was a stretcher/cutter for Maidenform. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River, and an Army veteran. He was a member of Crystal River Moose Lodge 2013, the Elks Lodge 841, Staten Island, the Pegion Club, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Valerie Kiloh, Homosassa, and Frances Wisniewski, Staten Island; two brothers, John, Bushkill, Pa., Vincent, Lititz, Pa.; seven grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.
  • DIDSBURY, MATTHEW OLIVER, 20, of Inverness, died Friday (July 28, 2000) as the result of an automobile accident in Gainesville. He came here nine years ago from his native Torrington, Conn. He was an assistant manager for Walgreen's Drug Store, Gainesville. Survivors include his parents, Michael and Bridget Didsbury; a sister, Marisa, Inverness; paternal grandparents, Miles and Alice Didsbury, Thomaston, Conn.; maternal grandparents, Donald and Jane Oliver, Inverness. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • JOHNSON, FRANCES ARLENE "FRAN," 47, of Floral City, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. Born in Ashiya, Japan, she was the manager of Cold Air Distributors. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Inverness. Survivors include a daughter, Amy M., Floral City; her parents, Charles and Marie Merchant, Floral City; three sisters, Janice M. Blakely, Fort Lauderdale, Donna Lorenzo, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and Connie Wright, Roanoka, Va. Chas E. David Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness
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  • GIGUERE, JOSEPH "HANK," 69, of Spring Hill, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. He came here 23 years ago from his native Lewiston, Maine, and was retired from the Lewiston Fire Department and Army National Guard. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, an Army veteran of the Korean War and Berlin Crisis, a member of the American Legion, and the Retired Officers Club. Survivors include his wife, Irene T.; a son, Kevin Victor, Spring Hill; a daughter, Khristina Williams, Spring Hill; three sisters, Georgette Poliquin, Auburn, Maine, Therese Reissfelder, Center Ossipee, N.H., Pauline Blais, Lewiston; and four grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.
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  • ARANGO, ROMARIO DANIEL, 74, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 29, 2000). Born in Cuba, he came here 10 years ago from New York. He was a custodian for Hillsborough County schools and was Roman Catholic. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • BLASINGAME, JAMES "JIM" POWELL, 67, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 27, 2000). Born in Acworth, Ga., he came here in 1965. He was a certified public accountant and was affiliated with Holyrood Lodge No. 257 F&AM, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Egypt Temple Shrine, and the American Legion. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Astyn; a daughter, Renee Rudolph, Tampa; a brother, Harold A., Acworth, Ga.; mother, Celia Lively, Kennesaw, Ga.; mother-in-law, Othell Cochran, Waycross, Ga.; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • BONIS, FERNANDO JR., 79, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Vencor Central. Born in Key West, he lived here most of his life. He was a salesperson for the military. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was Catholic. Survivors include two brothers, Sergio and George; and a sister, Sofia Gonzalez. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • BOX, KATHRYN "KAY," LOU, 81, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 29, 2000). Born in Fair Play, S.C., she came here in 1945. She was the owner of K's Beauty Shop and a beautician for 45 years. She was a charter member of West Hillsborough Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Jack Farley, Tampa; two daughters, Gloria Coolidge, Tampa, Barbara Cooper, Henagar, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry, & Roel Funeral Homes, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • HAM, LEE E., 66, of Macon, Ga., died Wednesday (July 26, 2000). He was an Air Force Veteran and a free Mason. Survivors include a daughter, Carrie Nelson, Kathleen, Ga.; four sons, Thomas Ham, Atlanta, Ed Ham Jr., Tampa, John Faibanks, Columbus, Ind., James Treadwell, Santa Monica, Calif.; a sister, Nell Ard, Georgia; and six grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • HOPKINS, BRIAN, 76, of Tampa, died (July ) at Town & Country Hospital. Born in Dallas, he came here in 1955 from Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a cemetery sales representative and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Alice; three sons, Charles D., Tampa, Artie B., Sandwich, Mass., and Kenneth A., Concord, Mass. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • MAROCKI, LAUCHLAN "JIM," 66, of Tampa, died Monday (July 24, 2000). He was born in Superior, Wyo. He worked part-time at Tampa Bay Hardware and was retired from Cargill Fertilizer and Barnett Bank. He was a ham radio operator N4LMD and enjoyed computers, hunting, and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Laura; a son, James Franklin, Tampa; a daughter, Mary Jolene Marocki, Tampa, a brother, Merwin "Red," Pinedale, Wyo.; three sisters, Donetta Paravicini, Green River, Wyo., Gilda Canestrini, Murray, Utah, and Judy Borino, Diamondville, Wyo.; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • MULEY, FILOMENA "FLORENCE," 89, of Tampa, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born here, she remained a lifelong resident. She was a retired seamstress. She was a member of Societa di Mutuo Soccorso and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Nicholas A., Sleepy Hollow, Ill.; a brother, Gaetano Tommy Sabella; two sisters, Angelina Angie Coniglio and Rosalia Lily Betancourt; and two grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • NOBLE, RICK, 67, of Lutz, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at home. He was born in South Lebanon, Ohio, and came here in 1979 from Cincinnati. He retired after 15 years as a manufacturing manager for Hercules Defense (formerly Sperry Rand), and was a manager of Holiday Haven RV Park, Palm Harbor. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a Boy Scout leader of Troop 803 and a member of the Sperry/Hercules Retirees Alumni. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jane; three sons, Tony, Lutz, John, Port Richey, and Mike, West Chester, Ohio; a daughter, Jill Roark, Corbin, Ky.; three brothers, Lester Noble, Lackland, Ohio, Paul Inabnitt, Troy, Mich., and John Inabnitt of Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • PATTERSON, MARY LOUISE, 74, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 29, 2000). Born in Evansville, Ind., she came here in 1956. She was a legal secretary for the Hillsborough County Commission and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. She was a member of the Salvation Army and Wellswood Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Jack, Kissimmee; a daughter, Grace Franklin, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • SHEHADEH, SPENCER AND ALEXIS, Infant twins of David and Brenda Shehadeh, of Valrico, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. They were born in Brandon. Survivors include paternal grandparents, Assi and Amenh Shehadeh, Palestine; and maternal grandparents, Paul and Linda Paulin, Pittsburgh. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SINGLETON, ESTEL "YANK" D., 72, of Tampa, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Jefferson, Ohio, he came here in 1957. He was retired owner of Six Mile Creek Hardware. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of Sulfur Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Timothy, Seffner; a daughter, Barbara Wilson, Wesley Chapel; a brother, Henry J., Delhi, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • TOWNSEL, ELLEN W., 56, of Brandon, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born here, she remained a lifelong resident. She was a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital an was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Keith Jr., Crawfordville, and Michael, Valrico; a brother, Marty Williams, Waycross, Ga.; two sisters, Sandra Vera, Tampa, and Margaret Cribbs, Brandon; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • WEBER, ELLEN J., 71, of Tampa, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Town & Country Hospital. She was born in Mooresville, N.C. She was a homemaker and was Christian. Survivors include her husband, Conrad W.; four sons, Jerel W., Tampa, Dale L., Ridgefield, Conn., Eric R., Kansas City, and Bruce W., Melrose, Mass.; a brother, Cecil Jordan, Landis, N.C.; a sister, Jamie Peele, Oxford, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • WHIDDEN, RICHARD LEROY, 75, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in West Palm Beach, he came here in 1960. He was a First Class Army Sergeant and was a World War II and Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lidia; and two sons, Mark and Adrian Whidden, both of Tampa. Mark III Funeral Home, Town & Country 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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    Clearwater

    • DUKE, VERA SELLBERG, 93, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Haparanda, Sweden, and came here in 1974 from Skokie, Ill. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. She was a member of the Viking Club, Chicago. Survivors include a sister, Viola Swenson, Kenosha, Wis.; three nephews, William A. Sellberg, Danville, Calif., Kenneth Swenson, Kenosha, and Jimmy Duke, Birmingham, Ala.; and a niece, Patricia M. Pilolla, Lombard, Ill. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • DULCE, AURORA P., 80, of Albuquerque, N.M., and a regular visitor to Clearwater, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Lovelace Hospital, Albuquerque. She was born in the Philippines and was a seasonal visitor to Clearwater. She was a homemaker and a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo, Albuquerque. Survivors include six daughters, Felma Dulce, Clearwater, Nelly Tuffariello, Albuquerque, Rosalinda Nullan, Veronica Rodriguez, Yolanda Mangapiz and Elizabeth Cabiles, all of the Philippines; 14 brothers and sisters; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • KRELLER, GEORGE E., 93, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1972 from his native Baltimore, where he worked as a plumber and was a member of Plumbers Union Local 486 for 70 years. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a sister, Bertha Hooker, North Brandon, Conn.; and a grandniece, Patrice Dilley, Clearwater. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • McGIVNEY, GERTRUDE MODISETTE, 81, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Marriott Stratford Court, Palm Harbor. She was born in Jennings, La., and came here in 1994 from San Antonio, Texas. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include a son, Bob, Clearwater; two daughters, Catie McGivney, Clearwater, and Marilyn McGivney, Walnut Creek, Calif.; two sisters, Mae Love, Lufkin, Texas, and Zada Schriever, San Antonio; a brother, J.O. Modisette, San Diego; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • THURLEY, HAROLD D., 72, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Atwater, Ohio, and came here in 1977 from Dellroy, Ohio. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in construction. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary; two sons, Jerry L., and Harold E. "Geno," both of Clearwater; and a sister, Lois Scofield, Carrollton, Ohio. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • TICHKO, STANLEY JOSEPH, 68, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. He was born in Scranton, Pa., and came here in 1995 from East Syracuse, N.Y. He worked as a manufacturing supervisor for General Electric Co. in Liverpool, N.Y., and part time as a mail courier in Syracuse, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, June; three daughters, Ruth Lynn Sutliff and Teresa Jesky, both of Clearwater, and Ann Francine DeCarr, Deltona; two sons, Joseph Stanley, Macon, Ga., and Stanley Nicholas, Bumpass, Va.; a sister, Justine Tichko, Canastota, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • YOUNG, LOVIE RILENE "RONNI," 48, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at home. She came here in 1984 from her native Columbus, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of Countryside Christian Center. Survivors include her husband, Edward; two daughters, Amanda Hemphill, Clearwater, and Katrina Pathous, Mount Ephriam, N.J.; her mother, Lovie Edling, Clearwater; a brother, Riley Moore, Rayanna, Ohio; two sisters, Linda Upierrez, Clearwater, and JoAnn Campbell, Dunedin; and nine grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • McPHERSON, BEATRICE, 71, of Dunedin, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. She was born in Carthage, N.C., and came here in 1987 from Staten Island, N.Y., where she retired as a therapist for the state of New York. Locally, she worked at UPARC. She was a collector of dolls, stuffed bears and stamps. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Dunedin. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Cyril George; two sons, Drew Cyrus, Clearwater, and George Cyril, Summersville, S.C.; two daughters, Katherine McPherson-Lyte and Mary Ann Dotts, both of Staten Island; a sister, Petrona Watson, Clearwater; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • HOLMES, VIRGINIA M., 79, of Largo, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Chalfont, Pa., and came here in 1973 from Wyalusing, Pa. She was a homemaker. She attended Church of the Isles Congregational, Indian Rocks Beach, the church's Martha Mary Guild and Busy Bees of Belleair Bluffs. Survivors include two daughters, Joan C. Boyle, Harbor Bluffs, and Mary Ann Condash, Reading, Pa.; a brother, M. David Koehler, Clearwater, and Margaret Mackes, Pennsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • KIMMEY, KATHRYN ELOISE, 79, of Largo, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1982 from her native Van Wert, Ohio. She worked for Continental Can Co. She attended Ranchero Village Chapel and was a member of the Sandpiper Club. Survivors include two sons, Steve and James, both of Largo; a daughter, Nancy Wannemacher, Ottawa, Ohio; two sisters, Helen Lytle, Lima, Ohio, and Velma Rost, West Lafayette, Ind.; and four grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • QUIGEL, BETTY W., 97, of Largo, died Friday (July 28, 2000) under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast at Cypress Palms Assisted Living Facility, Largo. She was born in Stamford, Conn., and came here in 1976 from Port Chester, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a ceramics artist and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Eloise Edwards, Fort Myers; a sister-in-law and caregiver, Julia Wasencky, Largo; two nieces, Maryanne Van Buskirk, Fort Pierce, and Betty Jane Soltes, Norwalk, Conn.; three nephews, Alan Keyworth and Peter Wasencky, both of Norwalk, and David Keyworth, Redding, Conn.; and several great-nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • QUINN, THURMAN W., 87, of Largo, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. He was born in DeKalb, Ill., and came here in 1963 from Mobile, Ala. He worked as a district manager for Stang Hydronics, Pinellas Park. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 192, Dunedin, the Egypt Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite, Valley of Tampa. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Virla R.; a stepdaughter, Donna Prewitt, Clearwater; four stepsons, David Davis, Clearwater, Philip Wales, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dan Davis, Fort Worth, Texas, and Michael Wales, DeKalb; seven step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Oldsmar

    • BRUNER, STEVEN RAY, 42, of Oldsmar, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) in Palm Harbor. He came here in 1980 from his native Indianapolis, Ind. He worked in construction and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Sean R., Palm Harbor; his mother, Roxie L. Nichols, Indianapolis; a sister, Kathy Joseph, Bainbridge, Ind.; a brother, Paul James Leach, Indianapolis; and his grandmother, Kessie Bruner Harrell, Indianapolis. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • TOBIN, THOMAS, 89, of Oldsmar, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Ireland and came here in 1972 from Youngstown, Ohio, where he retired as an engineer for a combustion company. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church of Oldsmar, DAV Chapter 103, Dunedin, American Legion Post 238, Safety Harbor, and Moose Lodge 1030 and Elks Lodge 1525, both of Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; a son, Thomas, Mobile, Ala.; three daughters, Virginia Porter, Lakeland, Pat Davis, Hartsville, S.C., and Betty Ginter, Springfield, Mass., a stepson, Chris Miller, Tarpon Springs; two stepduaghters, Carol Deestrada, Oldsmar, and Gail Mackie, Pinellas Park; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; six step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

    Palm Harbor

    • POTTER, EARL R., of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. He was born in Troupsburg, N.Y., and came here in 1979 from New York where he retired as a munitions and armaments specialist with the Department of the Army. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Highland Lakes Golf Club. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Loretta R.; a brother, Neil, Odessa, Texas; a sister, Marjorie Parker, Lawrenceville, Pa.; a nephew and six nieces. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • VAN OLST, GEORGE W., 93, of Seminole, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1972 from his native Paterson, N.J. He was an engineer and retired after 44 years with New York Telephone Co. Survivors include a daughter, Marion Rodriguez, Largo; a son, Robert, South Hampton, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

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    Pinellas Park

    • CALLAHAN, RICHARD, L. 84, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at home. He came here in 1978 from his native Rochester, N.Y., where he was a product manager for Gerber Baby Foods. He was a 1937 graduate of the University of Rochester and an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, American Legion Post 104 and Elks Lodge 2217, all in Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, Robert J., Rensselaer, N.Y. and James R., Rochester. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • RICE-STURGIS, JANET W., 90, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (July 28, 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

    • CROCKETT, DAVID CHARLES, 59, of Dunellon, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Hospice Atlanta. Born in Ontario, Canada, he came here in 1955 from Canada and moved to Dunellon in May. He was a 1959 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and attended his freshman year at Furman University on a football scholarship and transferred to the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in civil engineering. He worked for Florida Power for 15 years before starting his own construction consulting business, Crockett and Associates, in 1986. He supervised several landmark building projects in Pinellas County, including Barnett Tower, Raymond James Financial buildings, the Ronald McDonald House, several buildings and projects at All Children's Hospital and renovation of the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, the Plaza building and the Palladium Theater. He retired in 1999. He was a former member of the Suncoasters and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and was a member of First United Methodist Church, serving on the church's administrative board, building committee and as an adviser to several church youth groups. He also was a volunteer in youth soccer organizations, Boy Scouts, March of Dimes and Southland Regatta. Survivors include his wife of 37 years and former Pinellas County School Board member, Barbara J.; a daughter, Kimberly Crockett Hayes, Marietta, Ga.; a son, Grant, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • CRUTCHFIELD, LOTTIE THOMPSON, 95, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Leesburg, she moved to Tampa more than 65 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker. She was a member of OES 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.
    • DYER, JOHN W. "JACK," 90, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Monday (July 24, 2000). Born in Athens, Ohio, he came here in 1971 from Indiana, before moving to Albuquerque, in 1994. He attended Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and was a graduate of Tri-State College, Indiana. He was an electrical engineer for General Motors for 35 years. He was a World War II veteran, and was a gold card member of AF&M, Anderson, Ind. He was a member of Coquina Key Cruising Association Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and the Moose Lodge. He was an avid sailor and musician. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Dyer, Albuquerque; a brother, R.H. "Bob", Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. Alameda Mortuary, Albuquerque.
    • FRASER, GWENDOLYN J., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, she came here in 1953 from Minneapolis. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Russell; a son, Wayne "Skip," St. Petersburg; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Vern Sharp, Minneapolis. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • HAUG, GEORGE, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Yugoslavia, he came here in 1977 from Holbrook, N.Y. He was the owner and operator of a knitting mill in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Luongo, Chapin, S.C.; a brother, Fred, East Patchogue, N.Y.; and two grandsons, Michael Luongo, Swansea, S.C., and David Luongo, Charlotte, N.C. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HOBBY, JANE T., 69, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Edward White Hospital's emergency room because of pulmonary failure and a heart attack. A native of Richmond, Va., she came here in 1963 from Memphis, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's Cathedral. She was a member of the Stuart Society and the Pinellas County Medical Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Dr. Royce Hobby; a daughter, Lee H. Schroeder, Largo; two sons, Stephen B., St. Pete Beach, and Phillip R., St. Petersburg; a sister, Eleanor Dovel, Lynchburg, Va.,; a daughter-in-law, Mona Hobby, Houston; and nine grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HOPKINS, LARRY ALLEN, 53, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at home under the care of hospice. He was born in Welch, W.Va., and came here in 1959 from Roderfield, W.Va. He was a test tech aide for Honeywell for 32 years. He was an avid bird watcher since 1973 and was a member of the Florida Ornithological Society, the Florida Audubon Society and the American Birding Association. He was the owner of Focus Nature Tours since 1990, taking people on bird watching tours, nationally and internationally. He served in the Army Reserves, and was Christian. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Judi; two stepsons, Tom Farnell, Largo, and James Farnell, St. Petersburg; a stepdaughter, Trudi Farnell, his mother, Lucille Hopkins, and a brother, Richard, all of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Karen Lynn DePaul, Pasadena, Texas, and Carolyn Johnson, Pinellas Park; and a granddaughter, Janine Farnell, Largo. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • 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 in retail sales 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.
    • KLINE, GARY ROY, 46, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at his mother's home in St. Petersburg. Born in Crossett, Ark., he came here in 1991 from Denver. He was a sales consultant for Quarterdeck Software in Clearwater, and was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Pamela; his mother, Simone Kline, and a daughter, Haley Jeanne Kline, both of St. Petersburg; and two sisters, Michelle Kline, Clearwater, and Deborah-Kay Kline, Spring Lake. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • MANESS, WILBERT C., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 26, 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 a prisoner of war during World War II. Survivors include a son, Larry D., Pinellas Park; three daughters, Diana Danforth, Anchorage, Alaska, Virginia Bonnell, Topeka, Kan.; 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.
    • TALLMAN, LUCETTE ESTHER, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. Born in France, she came here in 1974 from Chicago. She was an administrative assistant for the French consulate in Chicago. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. She was a member of the Yacht Club at Boca Ciega, where she was a resident. Survivors include two sons, Michael, Elgin, Ill., and Bernie, De Kalb, Ill.; and five grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • WORKIZER, JAMES G., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 28, 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 MacDill 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.
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