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July 31, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, July 31, 2001

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

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  • GIRARD-LONGGOOD, ROSALIE E., 81, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg and Gulfport, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Tierra Pines Convalescent Center, Largo. Born in Gulfport, she moved to Homosassa in 1983 from St. Petersburg and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Alvin T.; a son, Luke E. Otten, Spring Hill; three daughters, Rose Marie Otten-Judd, Homosassa, Mary Frances Otten Rogers, Seminole, and Carol Girard-deFrain, Bal Harbor; two sisters, Doris Bishop and Gracie Henry, both of St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • HINSON, WILLIAM JORDAN, 43, of Crystal River, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y. Born in Dublin, Ga., he came here two years ago from Mexico Beach. He was an electrician and member of Local Union 1205, United Electrical Workers, Gainesville. He attended the New Life Christian Center in Crystal River. Survivors include his wife of more than 17 years, Jacquelyn; a son, William Jordan II, and a daughter, LeAnn Hinson, both of Crystal River; two brothers, James Skinner, St. Joe Beach, and Richard Skinner, Valdosta, Ga.; a sister, Patricia McAfee, and a stepsister, Katie Skinner, both of Dublin, Ga.; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and George Skinner, Dublin, Ga. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • KLECKNER, WILLARD RICHARDS "DICK," 63, of Hernando, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at home. Born in North Plainfield, N.J., he came here six years ago from Long Valley, N.J. He earned a doctorate and was a retired environmental engineer, having owned his own consulting business, Kleckner Enterprises, Long Valley, N.J. He was a Navy paramedic in the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Linda (Re); and a sister, Susan Shaver, North Carolina. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • SCARBROUGH, WILLIAM "JOE," 74, of Homosassa, formerly of Dunedin, died Sunday (July 29, 2001). He came to Dunedin in 1930 from his native Bainbridge, Ga., and moved in 2000 to Homosassa. He worked as a welder for Gulf Machinery, Safety Harbor. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Touchton, Homosassa, and Marie Callaway, Crystal River; a son, Timothy Dwight, Crystal River; three sisters, Martha Pennington, Clearwater, Betty Jean Orr, Ocala, and Annabell Palmer of Georgia; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
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  • CLEGG, KENNETH, 79, of Port Richey, formerly of Spring Hill, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at home. Born in Beeston, England, he came here in 1990 from Spring Hill. He was a retired machinist for Material Research Corp., Orangeburg, N.Y., with 21 years of service. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II in England. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joan; a son, David, Port Richey; two daughters, Denise Wilke, Port Richey, and Elaine Locke, Maywood, N.J.; a brother, Raymond Clegg, Beeston, Knottingham; a sister, Audrey Buzzeo, Boynton Beach; four grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • SAUBLE, ROBERT R., 73, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg and Spring Hill, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Cleveland, came to St. Petersburg in 1971 and later moved to Clearwater from Spring Hill. He was a retired carpenter and building contractor and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office advisory board. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Regina; a son, Michael R., Clearwater; a daughter, Beth Stona, Safety Harbor; and two grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
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  • ABLES, MURRAY F., 68, of Hudson, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Tishomingo, Okla., he moved to Hudson six years ago from Tampa. He was a retired psychiatric physician for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bay Pines, for 30 years and a Marine Corps lieutenant/radar specialist, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association and the Gulf Island Beach and Tennis Club Association, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Norma J.; 12 children; a sister, Patty Akins, Tulsa, Okla.; and 22 grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • BONAR, HEBERT E., 89, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) in Tampa. He was born in Glen Easton, W.Va. He was a teacher and coach for Hillsborough County and World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Bonar; three sons, Larry Bonar, Myron Bonar, and Barton Bonar; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • HENDERSON, AARON JR., 78, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) in Tampa. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was a mechanic and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Annetta; a son, Kevin, Tampa; three daughters, Janice and Macalee, both of Seffner, and Nancy, Indianapolis; a brother, Kenneth, Ocala; four sisters, Betty, Orlando, Vesta, Citra, Mary, Valrico, and Thelda, Madison; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LONA, FREIDA M. DEMUTH, 78, of Tampa, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at home. Born in Germany, she came here in 1977 from Windsor, N.Y. She was a homemaker and worked for her family business and was Episcopalian. Survivors include a daughter, New York; a son, Antonio J. "John" Lona, Tampa; a sister, Mary Beckham, Vestal, N.Y.; a brother, Richard Demuth, Seattle; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home & American Burial and Cremation Services, Dunedin.
  • MAXON, MARY FRANCES, 84, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (July 29, 2001). Survivors include a daughter, Elise M. Johnson, Towson, Md.; a son, Frank J. Maxon, Germany; a sister, Winifred Mefford, Tampa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • NEELY, JEANNE E., 79, of Camdenton, Mo., formerly of Tampa, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Md. Born in Crafton, Pa., she came to Tampa in 1994 from Colorado Springs, Colo. before moving to Camdenton, Mo. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Seminole. Survivors include her husband, Allen Neely; a daughter, Sandra E. Doren, Camdenton, Mo.; a son, Scott Ehrlich, Eldon, Mo.; two stepsons, John Neely, Aurora, Colo. and Charles Neely, Edgewood, N.M.; three stepdaughters, Martha Nelson, Los Altos, Calif., Cynthia Kitners, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Alice Neely, Carbondale, Colo.; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Mo.
  • REED, ROSA ESTELLE, 86, of Plant City, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Crescent City, she came to the Tampa area in 1936 from Stark. She was a nurses aide for 26 years and was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Daniel C. Woodward, Stuart; a stepson, Richard Reed, Brandon; a sister, Ina Klares, Plant City; a brother, John Harris, Zephyrhills; and three grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • REGISTER, KATE VIRGINIA, 82, of Plant City, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Ashburn, Ga., she came to the Tampa area in 1924 from Ashburn, Ga. She was a school bus driver for Hillsborough County and was Baptist. Survivors include a brother, Robert Wallace, Plant City; and many nephews and nieces. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • RUSSELL, PAULINE BARTLETT, 95, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at home. Born in Carrollton, Ga., she came here over 60 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Tampa. Survivors include a sister, Sara Logan, Tampa; and many nieces and nephews. Marsicano - B. Marion Reed - Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WILKES, CHARLOTTE, 78, of Temple Terrace, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Chicago, she came to the Tampa area in 1966 from Niles, Ill. She was a homemaker, past member of the Bachelors and Belles Club, and member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon B. Livilli, Temple Terrace; and a son, Edward M. Wilkes, Temple Terrace. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • WOODS, DOROTHY V., 89, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at University Community Hospital on Fletcher. Born in Omaha, Neb., she came here in 1965 from Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Martin, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Doris Flautt, Somerset, Ohio; a brother, Robert Anderson, Davis, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
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  • BAUGHMAN, JOHN LEE, 83, of Port Richey, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) in Port Richey. Born in Batchelor, La., he came here 11 years ago from Flint, Mich. He was a tinsmith and sheet metal worker employed by General Motors. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Pearl Harbor survivor, serving aboard the USS Patterson as a chief gunners mate. His memberships included a life membership in the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, life member of VFW Post, Gladwin, Mich., and American Legion Post, Koran, La. Survivors include his wife, Minnie; three sons, Dr. John, Ogden, Utah, Jerry, Vicksburg, Miss., and James, Ashdown, Ark.; a stepson, Randy Dewar, Spring Hill; two stepdaughters, Linda McCarthy, Spring Hill, and Connie Katrinic, Burton, Mich.; a sister, Mary Faye Statman, Bossier City, La.; four brothers, C.M., William and Charles, all of Bossier City, and James, Broken Arrow, Okla.; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BECKER, JENNIE M., 90, of Port Richey, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., she came here 28 years ago from Drexel Hill, Pa., and was a supervisor for Atlantic Bell Telephone Co., Upper Darby. She was a Catholic. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club, the Eagles 3153, and St. Michael's Catholic Church Ladies Guild. Survivors include a brother, William, Orlando; and three sisters, Elsa G. Richardson, Hudson, Rita B. Rose and Delores T. Becker, Port Richey. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • BORG, KONSTANTIN "GUS," 81, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at home. Born in Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey, he came here in 1990 from North Bergen, N.J. He retired as a ship painter for the New York shipyards in New York City, after 40 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He participated in the Normandy Invasion and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Chrisanthe; a son, Nicholas, Kearny, N.J.; a daughter, Tina B. Kinghorn, Danville, Calif.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • BRINK, WILLIAM B., 69, of Hudson, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at home. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1989 from Menominee, Ill. He was the owner of Delta Electronics and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a Christian. Survivors include his wife, Joy; and two sons, Larry, Hudson, and Martin, Gainesville. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • CALDEIRA, STANLEY J., 67, of Holiday, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here three years ago from New York and was a field service representative in the manufacturing business. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Thomas, Deerpark, N.Y.; a daughter, Terry Caldeira-Fritz, West Islip, N.Y.; three brothers, Anthony, Galveston, Texas, Harold, Las Vegas, and Robert, Holiday; three sisters, Rita Romeo, New Port Richey, Joyce Pitone, Three Rivers, Mo.., and Elaine Smurra, Naples; and eight grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • CHAVEZ, VIOLA "VI," 84, of Holiday, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Tandem Health Care Center of New Port Richey. Born in Newark, N.J., she came here in 1984 from Long Island, N.Y. and was a volunteer at the Sunshine Christian Home. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Daniel Watts, Daytona Beach; a daughter, Chris Harding, New Port Richey; three sisters, Bernice Aromin, Holiday, Alice Hall, Virginia, and Doris Calpin, Old Bridge, N.J.; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • CLEGG, KENNETH, 79, of Port Richey, formerly of Spring Hill, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at home. Born in Beeston, England, he came here in 1990 from Spring Hill. He was a retired machinist for Material Research Corp., Orangeburg, N.Y., with 21 years of service. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II in England. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joan; a son, David, Port Richey; two daughters, Denise Wilke, Port Richey, and Elaine Locke, Maywood, N.J.; a brother, Raymond Clegg, Beeston; a sister, Audrey Buzzeo, Boynton Beach; four grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • HADSOCK, DANIEL JAMES, 42, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Tampa, he came here five years ago from Georgia and was a bartender. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his parents, Nellie and Jim Crosley, New Port Richey; two brothers, Robert Hadsock, West Palm Beach, and David Miller, New Port Richey; a sister, Tammy Smallidge, New Port Richey; three nieces and a nephew. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • HALE, GLEN, 72, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Nacogdoches, Texas, he came here from Texas. He was a lineman for Houston Power. Survivors include four sons, Charles, New Braunfels, Texas; Glen and Michael, both of Pasadena, Texas; and Gary, Cleveland, Texas; a daughter, Phyllis Hengst, Liberty Hill, Texas; a sister, Jo Ann Harris, Cleveland, Texas; and two grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • HART, KATHERINE ANNETTE, 66, of New Port Richey, formerly of Port Richey, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Madison Pointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in New Port Richey. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she came here 12 years ago from Port Richey and was a homemaker. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Hilbert, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and two sisters, Jean O'Connell, Erlanger, Ky., and Patricia Jacoby, Bloomfield Hills. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • KURSINSKY, ALICE A., 56, of Port Richey, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at home. She came here 15 years ago from her native Detroit. She was a secretary in the Glass Division for Ford Motor Co. Survivors include her husband, Donald; a son, Frank, St. Cloud, Minn.; her mother, Lottie Wojtweicz, Spring Hill; a brother, Ray Szczybek, Honolulu. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • LAMANTIA, DORIS V., 63, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 30, 2001) at home. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she came here five years ago from New York and was a cashier at Wal-Mart in Port Richey. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Carmine; a son, Gary, Fort Myers; two daughters, Cindy Laura, New Port Richey, and Lisa Gee, Kona, Hawaii; her mother, Grace Spaulding, New York; two brothers, Ralph and Frank Spaulding, both of New York; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • MAHAFFEY, WILLIAM G. SR., 70, of New Port Richey, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Easley, S.C., he came here nine years ago from Ocala. He was a Southern Baptist minister and worked for First Baptist Church of Shady Hills. Survivors include his wife, Doris J.; a son, William G. Jr., Tarpon Springs; a daughter, Doris June Herndon, Zephyrhills; a brother, Jerry; and a sister, Dorothy Rollins, both of Belmont, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • PELLECHIA, GILDA, 90, of Hudson, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Tandem Health Care Center of Bayonet Point. Born in New York City, she came here in 1997 from Port Washington, N.Y. She retired as supervisor of inspections with Thompson's Industries in Port Washington after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Bible Church in Port Washington. Survivors include a son, Raymond, Las Vegas; a daughter, Johanna Dandrea, Hudson; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Springs.
  • RYAN, RICHARD F., 71, of Holiday, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice in Hudson. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he came here 35 years ago from North Bergen, N.J., and was a self-employed painter. He was a Catholic. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post 173 in Holiday. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Rizzo, Holiday; three grandchildren; eight brothers, Robert and Walter, both of New Port Richey, Edward, Charles, Kenneth, Donald, Thomas and George, all of New Jersey; and three sisters, Shirley Buesing, Brooksville, Muriel Prato, North Bergen, and Carol DaMico, West Paterson, N.J. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • WAGNER, HAZEL (DIEMAND), 81, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. Born in Alpena, Mich., she came here 26 years ago from Sun City. She was a department manager in the retail business and member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Zephyrhills. Survivors include a son, James, San Antonio; a daughter, Joane Frieder, Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Ruth Bernson, Davison, Mich.; five grandchildren; and her companion, Harry Kerr. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Richey Chapel, Zephyrhills.
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    Clearwater

    • CLACK, JOHN A., 81, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at the home of his son in New Port Richey under the care of Hospice of Pasco County. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1986 from Redford, Mich. He retired as a driver for Brink's Armored Truck Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served with the Ninth Infantry and as a member of the last Calvary Show Group. Survivors include his son, James, New Port Richey; a foster daughter, Constance Hesse, Ann Arbor, Mich.; a brother, Thomas, Elk Rapids, Mich.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • KARBY, STEPHEN WALTER, 81, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at the EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria, Ohio. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1979 from Elyria, where he retired in 1978 after 38 years as an area warehouse supervisor with Lorain Koehring Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo, and St. Jude Catholic Church of Elyria and the Holy Name Society. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and VFW Post 1079, both of Elyria. He enjoyed golf, bowling and softball. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred (Gallo); a son, Steven Allen "Skip" of North Carolina; a daughter, Mary Jo Gunselman, Grafton, Ohio; a sister, Mary Skingle, Cleveland; two stepsisters, Sophie Karbowniczek, Elyria, and Helen Kolody, Lorain, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, Elyria, Ohio.
    • PAGE, MONA J., 70, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 20, 2001) at home. She came here in 1959 from her native Johnson City, N.Y. She retired from Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, as a housekeeper. She was a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Todd Page, Clearwater, and Guy Max Fortran, Parker, Colo.; two daughters, Marla J. Lyon, Clearwater, and Patty Ann Page, Dunedin; three brothers, George Kishpaugh of Florida and Chuck Kishpaugh and Annon Kishpaugh, both of New York; two sisters, Dawna Tribble of Florida and Tina Saba of New York; and five grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • REEVES, DOROTHY, 79, of Bradenton, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (July 23, 2001) at home. She was born in Washington, D.C., came to Clearwater in 1957 and recently moved to Bradenton. She was a legal assistant and worked for a law firm. She was a member of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Kristen R. Cole, Bradenton; a son, Stephen, Palm Harbor; a brother, Robert Inscoe, Bluffton, S.C.; and two grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • SPARKS, KENNETH, 51, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at home. He was born in Greenfield, Mass., and came here in 1995 from Baltimore, where he retired as a state probation officer. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Old Fort Harrison VFW Post 2473, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Sparks, Hyattsville, Md.; and two brothers, John, Mount Airy, Md., and Guy, Chantilly, Va. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • WILSON, ROBERT K., 50, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Miami and came here in 1995 from Jacksonville. He worked as a truck dispatcher and was an Army veteran. He was Lutheran and an avid fisherman and golfer. Survivors include a daughter, Brandy Wilson, and a son, Jason, both of Orange Park; his parents, Johnnie and Jim Wilson, Brandon; two sisters, Cynthia Sadler, Palm Harbor, and Jill Killian, Brandon; a grandchild; three nieces; and three nephews. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WINGARD, JAY A., 82, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Wells Tannery, Pa., and came here in 1988 from Montgomery, N.Y. He worked as a vehicle maintenance supervisor at Stewart Field, Newburgh, N.Y., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Montgomery. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Maggie Talbot, Clearwater; three brothers, Doyle, Akron, Ohio, Charles, Fredericksburg, Va., and Harold, Coeburn, Pa.; two sisters, Fleeta Colyer, Millheim, Pa., and Jean Hassinger, Centre Hall, Pa.; a granddaughter, Abigail Mitchell, Dunedin; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • FORBES, ELIZABETH ANN, 78, of Dunedin, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Meridian, Miss., and came here in 1984 from Connecticut. She was a mathematician and retired in 1984 from Combustion Engineering/ABB in Connecticut. She formerly worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Babcock-Wilcox, and locally worked for General Nuclear Engineering Corp. in Dunedin. She was a member of Kirk of Dunedin church. Survivors include a sister, Gloria Forbes, Reston, Va. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • SCARBROUGH, WILLIAM "JOE," 74, of Homosassa, formerly of Dunedin, died Sunday (July 29, 2001). He came to Dunedin in 1930 from his native Bainbridge, Ga., and moved to Homosassa in 2000. He worked as a welder for Gulf Machinery, Safety Harbor. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Touchton, Homosassa, and Marie Callaway, Crystal River; a son, Timothy Dwight, Crystal River; three sisters, Martha Pennington, Clearwater, Betty Jean Orr, Ocala, and Annabell Palmer, Georgia; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • COUSENS, DOROTHY W., 96, of Largo, formerly of South Pasadena, died Saturday (June 30, 2001) at Nurses Loving Hearts Assisted Living Facility in Largo after a short illness. She was born in Wakefield, Mass., came to South Pasadena in 1968 and later moved to Largo. She was a teacher and taught in New England. She also worked for the New York County Extension Service in New York. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire and earned a masters degree from Cornell University in New York City. After retiring, she became a certified Braillist and earned a 10,000-hour pin for volunteer work at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was an active member of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, where she participated in several church women's organizations and wrote the church's 25-year history. Survivors include two sisters, Rachel M. Seaward, Redmond, Ore., and Mary A. O'Brien, Harwich, Mass.; and seven nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LUCAS, MARY R., 89, of Largo, died Monday (July 30, 2001) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She came here in 1975 from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and a pianist for the Paul Whitman Orchestra at the Aregon & Trianon Ballroom in Chicago, where she made a record in 1947. Survivors include a son, Bill, DeWitt, Iowa; two daughters, Diane Stortz, Bluffton, S.C., and Mary Renee, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • LYNAM, CATHERINE MARY "CATHY," 76, of Largo, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and came here more than 20 years ago from Massapequa, N.Y. She worked as an accountant for a computer corporation and was Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann Lynam-Davis, Largo, Susan Lynam, California, and Patti Lynam, Long Island, N.Y.; four sons, Robert of Connecticut, and Shaun, Timmy and Tommy, all of Massachusetts; her mother, Catherin Mary Lonergan; two sisters, June Cleary of North Carolina, and Claire Gephardt of Alabama; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • STAHL, BRUCE EVANS, 82, of Largo, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Bloomville, Ohio, and came here in 1995 from Cleveland. He worked as a heavy machine operator in construction and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Methodist and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include a son, Dick, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Donna Weber, Cincinnati; and four grandsons. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Palm Harbor

    • HAINES, IONA H., 89, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She was born in Mount Carmel, Ill., and came here in 1970 from Joliet, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, William, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Chloe Bensen, Joliet; a sister, Agatha Irene Stecker, Barrington, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • NAUGHTON, JULIA J. (O'BRIEN), of Newtown Square, Pa., formerly of Palm Harbor and Plainview, N.Y., died Tuesday (July 24, 2001) in Pennylvania. Survivors include three sons, John J., Dennis and Thomas; a sister, Dorothy O'Brien; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Kish Funeral Home, Broomall, Pa.
    • WEAVER, MARGARET MARY, 88, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1999 from Mount Sinai, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor. Survivors include a son, Vincent J., Trinity,; a sister, Eleanor Morse, Auburn, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Cheryl Lindquist, Harwinton, Conn., Christina Fixler, Cincinnati, and Gregg Weaver, Setauket, N.Y. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • WHYTE, PETER C., 92, of Hudson, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (July 26, 2001). He was born in East Newark, N.J., and moved to Hudson last year from Palm Harbor. He was a retired machine mechanic for Dura Test Corp., Clifton, N.J., and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Methodist and a member of the AARP. Survivors include two sons, Andrew P., Lakewood, N.J., and Peter R., Hudson; a daughter, Kathy J. Kromer, Hudson; and five grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.

    Tarpon Springs

    • CASALE, FREDERICK M., 84, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here in 1972 from Garden City Park, N.Y. He retired as a garment fitter and attended St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Morace, Homosassa, and Carole Pattay, Long Beach, N.Y.; two sons, Fred, Clearwater, and Peter, Bohemia, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
    • MASKELL, SCOTT RUSSELL, 35, of Tarpon Springs and formerly of Dunedin and Palm Harbor, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at home. He was born in Dunedin and was a lifelong area resident. He attended Dunedin High School and worked in sales for Security Termite and Pest Systems, Tampa. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, skydiving and fishing. Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Maskell, Lakeland; a son, Bradley, Atlanta; his mother, Sondra Hatzie, Tarpon Springs; his father and stepmother, David and Anne Maskell, New Port Richey; two brothers, David Jr., Tarpon Springs, and Sean, Kalamazoo, Mich.; three sisters, Debbie Michael, Oldsmar, Terry Quinlan, Palm Harbor, and Dede Michael, Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews and uncles and aunts. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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    Pinellas Park

    • ACAY, ELEUTERIA A., 76, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she came here in 1988 from Akron, Ohio. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include five daughters, Mary Ann Baumgardner, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Elis Marie Ogden, Brandon, and Lorna Miles, Eleanore Baumgartner and Bernardita Acay, all of Pinellas Park; two sons, Rodelico and Jose C., Pinellas Park; a sister, Eugenia Dela Cruz, both of Manila, Philippines; 21 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WITHERELL, CHESTER E., 89, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) under the care of hospice. He came here in 1972 from his native Maynard, Mass. He was a truck driver for Wark Baking in Massachusetts and was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Seminole. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Marie; daughter, Sheila Goldrick, East Falmouth, Mass.; a son, Marshall Witherell, Newport, Wash.; five granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

    Redington Shores

    • GACKSTETTER, WILLIAM J., 84, of Redington Shores, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at home. Born in Albany, N.Y., he came to Clearwater in 1962 and moved here in 1974. He was a retired salesman for Lever Brothers. He was Catholic. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and was a member of the Moose Lodge. He was an avid golfer and member of Blowing Rock Country Club in North Carolina. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • ALLEN, SAMUEL JOSEPH, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 30, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Alexandria, La., he came here in 1980 from New York. He owned Bonnie Baker in New York for more than 10 years. He worked as a pastry chef at the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa, St. Pete Beach. He was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Survivors include two sons, Michael, St. Petersburg, and Darryl, Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters, Fannie Mae, Philadelphia, and Marjorie Leatherman, Richmond Hill, Calif. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • BESEL, EDWIN R., of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at home. Born in Cincinnati, he came here in 1985. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Ann; four sons, Mark, Columbus, Ohio, Michael and Joseph, both of Pinellas Park, and David, St. Petersburg; four daughters, Mary Ann Westmark, Largo, Peggy DeLong, Seminole, Marti Adkins, Hamilton, Ohio, and Lisa DePew, New Port Richey; a sister, Margaret Besel, Clearwater; and 11 grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • BOYLE, HELEN M., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at home. Born in Cadillac, Mich., she came here in 1949 from Hillards, Ohio. She was a music and art teacher at St. Paul's Elementary School, St. Petersburg Junior College and Pinellas County public schools. She was a member of the Tampa Bay Symphony, St. Anthony's Auxiliary, the Society of Scribes, the St. Petersburg Arts Center and St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Dr. John P.; four sons, John P. Jr., Tallahassee, Brian J. and Kevin T., both of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Gary C., Yuma, Ariz.; a daughter, Patrice B. Novak, Chicago; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BURNS, MARY, 75, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • BYNUM, MAE L., 63, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Ocala, she came here in 1984 from Melbourne. She was a self-employed child care provider and a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she served with the Pastor's Aid Board, the Over 55 Ministry, the Senior Choir and the Fellowship Choir. Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Josephus Sr.; a son, Josephus Jr., Ocala; three brothers, Livingston Wilkerson, Palm Bay; Garrett Wilkerson, Ocala, and Clinton Wilkerson, Reddick; a sister, Cleareatha Wilkerson, Ocala; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GIRARD-LONGGOOD, ROSALIE E., 81, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg and Gulfport, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Tierra Pines Convalescent Center, Largo. Born in Gulfport, she moved to Homosassa in 1983 from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Alvin T.; a son, Luke E. Otten, Spring Hill; three daughters, Rose Marie Otten-Judd, Homosassa, Mary Frances Otten Rogers, Seminole, and Carol Girard-deFrain, Bal Harbor; two sisters, Doris Bishop and Gracie Henry, both of St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KARDAS, STEPHEN JOSEPH, 95, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MANUEL, JENNIE ELIZABETH, 99, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 27, 2001) at the New Horizons Senior Citizens Center. Born in Platteville, Wis., she moved to Inverness 20 years ago from St. Petersburg. Survivors include several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Tamara Avanzini, Debrah Shewey and Charles Becker. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
    • ORENDI, ELIZABETH, 68, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area -- St. Petersburg. She was born in Pennsylvania. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • PEARSON, MARGARET ELIZABETH, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at the Dolphin House of Seminole. Born in New York City, she came here in 1973 from Bronx, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Lutheran Church of St. Petersburg. She was a member of BASA Order of America Sunshine Lodge in St. Petersburg. She also served as secretary of the St. Petersburg Swedish Club. Survivors include a daughter, Carol A. Pearson-DeBree, Seminole; two sons, John E., Youngstown; and George W., Ashburn, Va.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SAUBLE, ROBERT R., 73, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg and Spring Hill, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Cleveland, came to St. Petersburg in 1971 and later moved to Clearwater from Spring Hill. He was a retired carpenter and building contractor and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office advisory board. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Regina; a son, Michael R., Clearwater; a daughter, Beth Stona, Safety Harbor; and two grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SCOTT, AUDREY HEARN, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at home under the care of hospice. Born in East Greenwich, R.I., she came here in 1993 from Wickford, R.I. She was a nursing supervisor at Phillips House in Boston for 10 years. She was also a surgical nurse for several years in Boston for Dr. Harvey Cushing, who was known as the "father of neurosurgery." She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wickford, R.I. Survivors include a daughter, Priscilla White Young, St. Petersburg; a son, James Stuart Harmon, Exeter, R.I.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • STATOME, DENNIS C. JR., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 29, 2001). Born in Covington, Va., she came here in 1992 from Columbia, Ky. He was a member of First Christian Church in Columbia. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Susanne S. Nixon, Columbia; a son, Dennis C. III, Marion, Va.; a brother, Harry, Roanoke, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton.
    • STEADMAN, STEPHEN G., 45, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital from hereditary coproporphyria. He was a native of St. Petersburg. He was a security officer at Jabil Circuits of Florida. Before that, he was a production planner for Conax of Florida, where he had worked for 17 years. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisher, loved Frisbee and shooting pool. Survivors include his son, Stephen F., St. Petersburg; a sister, Brenda Braunstein, Naples, Fla.; a brother, Raymond P., St. Petersburg; two nieces; and two nephews, and a companion, Sharon Cooper, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WRIGHT, JAMES CLINTON, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. He was a native of St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired construction laborer. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ella; six sons, Otis, Ronald, Jimmy, Gary, Michael and Dennis, and two daughters, Dorothy Wright and Betty Waller, all of St. Petersburg; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a niece. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • HAHNE, HARRIETT A., 88, of Seminole, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1969 from Southfield, Mich. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church and the Suncoast Lions Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Donald G., Hemphill, Texas, and Ronald G., Lakeview, Ohio; a daughter, Holly A. King, Seminole; a brother, Richard Rybicki, St. Petersburg; a sister, Alfreda Blachut, Palm Harbor; and five grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
    • MUELLER, MYRTLE ROSE, 82, of Seminole, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1991 from Wausau, Wis., where she was an office worker and secretary for Elmer France L.P. Sales and Service. She was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Wausau and a member of OES in Rhinelander, Wis. Survivors include a son, Don, Goldsboro, N.C.; a daughter, June L. Teske, Seminole; three grandsons, David Gallagher, California, Daniel Mueller, Minnesota, and Michael Meljac, Washington state; a granddaughter, Michelle Mueller; and a great-granddaughter, Deviny Boese, St. Petersburg. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

    South Pasadena

    • COUSENS, DOROTHY W., 96, of Largo, formerly of South Pasadena, died Saturday (June 30, 2001) at Nurses Loving Hearts Assisted Living Facility in Largo after a short illness. She was born in Wakefield, Mass., came to South Pasadena in 1968 and later moved to Largo. She was a teacher and taught in New England. She also worked for the New York County Extension Service in New York. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire and earned a masters degree from Cornell University in New York City. After retiring, she became a certified Braillist and earned a 10,000-hour pin for volunteer work at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was an active member of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, where she participated in several church women's organizations and wrote the church's 25-year history. Survivors include two sisters, Rachel M. Seaward, Redmond, Ore., and Mary A. O'Brien, Harwich, Mass.; and seven nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GRANGER, MARGARET, 77, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (July 29, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Old Saybrook, Conn., she came here in 1984 from Connecticut. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; and two sisters, Gloria Liller, New York, and Rose Bauer, Connecticut. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • Tierra Verde
    • BURLEY, GEORGE FRANKLIN, 93, of Tierra Verde, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at College Harbor Retirement Community, St. Petersburg. Born in Harris, Iowa, he came here in 1999 from Lakeland. He was a retired corporate executive for numerous companies, including vice president of purchasing for the Crane Co. and Hotpoint in Chicago, Lustron in Columbus, Ohio, and Mopar in Detroit. He also was the former co-owner of Burley VW in Akron, Ohio. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1291 in Lakeland and the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite in Tampa. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Corinne; a son, George F. Jr., Tierra Verde; two daughters, Marian Adams, Chuluota; and Kathleen Morrison, Union, Ore.; a sister, Grace Keifer, Worthington, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • DRIES, BRUCE V., 68, of Tierra Verde, died Saturday (July 28, 2001) at home. Born in Allentown, Pa., he came here in 1991 from Marblehead, Mass. He was Lutheran. He was a retired Air Force major and a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include a son, Bruce V. Jr., and a brother, William, both of Indiana, Pa.; four sisters, Suzanne Schultes, Louise Samuels and Elaine Harrier, Whitehall, Pa., and Shirley Whitner, North Wales, Pa. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
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