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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, August 2, 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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  • CASE, CLARENCE H. "CASEY," 73, of Crystal River, formerly of Dunedin, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. Born in Plainville, Conn., he came here 17 years ago from Dunedin. He was a building contractor and a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Crystal River, the Crystal River Moose Lodge 2013, the American Legion Post 155, and the West Citrus Elks Lodge 2693. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen R.; four sons, Ronald A., Vermont, Clarence H. Jr. and Paul M. Hawkes, both of Tallahassee, and David M. Hawkes, Beverly Hills; a daughter, Karyn E. Bell, Mattituck, N.Y.; five brothers, Harlen G., Homer, Edward and Richard, all of Connecticut, and Chester B., Ocala; two sisters, Olive San Juan and Ella Ross, both of Connecticut; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Brown Funeral Home, crystal River/Lecanto.
  • McLEAN, FREDERICK D., 88, of Citrus Springs, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. Born in Rockingham, N.C., he came here 22 years ago from Boston, becoming the first black resident of Citrus Springs. He was a graduate of Suffolk Law School, accomplished by his participation in amateur boxing. He was a firefighter for the city of Boston and then became a Boston police officer with 33 years of service, being promoted to detective for 18 years prior to his retirement in 1977. He was a member, lay reader, and usher of Hope Evangelical Church, Citrus Springs and a member of its Men's Club. He was a founder and first president of the Massachusetts Police Association of the Afro American, a member of the Boston Police Benevolent Association, the Boston Police Relief Association, and the National Black Policemen's Association, serving as its national secretary and delegate. He was a member of the Citrus Springs Civic Association, founder of the Citrus Springs Neighborhood Watch, and a volunteer at Dunnellon Elementary School. Survivors include his wife, Mehernim M.; and a son, Frederick D. "Rick," Citrus Springs. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.
  • NAPOLITAN, LORETTA, 73, of Crystal River, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at Crystal River Health and Rehab. She came here 16 years ago from her native Detroit where she was a sales clerk for J.L. Hudson Department Store. Survivors include two sons, Ronald and Alan Besola, both of Michigan; and a daughter, Marilyn Connon, Michigan. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • SMITH, JOHN D., 70, of Inverness, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at home. Born in Hinsdale, Ill., he came here three years ago from Cincinnati. He was a retired colonel in the U.S. Army and a graduate of West Point, class of 1952. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, and an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Cincinnati. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Army Athletic Association, and the Association of Graduates of West Point. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; two sons, Clifford J. and Timothy P., both of Cincinnati; a daughter, Noreen Kordis, Cincinnati; a sister, Ann Gabocy, Mesa, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
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  • FOGLEMAN, DONALD W., 87, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (Aug. 1, 2000) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House. Born in Cayuga, Ind., he came here 10 year ago from Englewood. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Spring Lake United Methodist Church and the Lions Club, Englewood. Survivors include his wife, Frances E. Fogleman. Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • GRAZIANO, FRANK "ROCKY," 63, of Spring Hill, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he came here 21 years ago from Highland Mills, N.Y. He was a New York police officer and, after moving to Florida, was a school bus driver for 13 years. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, a Navy veteran, and a recipient of the Combat Cross. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and appointed its deputy supreme governor and received its Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; a son, Frank Thomas, Spring Hill; three daughters, Kathylynn Mary Dobish, Lutz, Sandra Louise Conover and Bonnie Angel Thill, both of Land O' Lakes; his mother, Dominica Graziano, North Carolina; two sisters, Camielle Carlin, North Carolina and Norma Bertocchi, Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • HOYLE, LEE NATHAN, 66, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Brooksville, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., he came here five years ago from Brooksville where he owned and operated Quality Drywall Service. He was a member of Grace Tabernacle Church, Brooksville. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Mickey, Calhoun, Ga., and Dennis, Brooksville; a daughter, Darlene Butler, Brooksville; his mother, Bessie Hoyle, Zephyrhills; three brothers, Ernest, Carl and Jimmy, all of Zephyrhills; five sisters, Burdine Wheatley and Rachel Cupp, both of Birmingham, Ala., Lois Smith, Atlanta, and Louise Williams and Mary Murphy, both of Zephyrhills; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Homes, Dade City.
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  • ADKINSON, JERRY C., 65, of Lake Wales, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (July 27, 2000). He moved to Lake Wales in 1999 from here. He was retired after 20 years in public relations for GTE, was a past employee of Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, and was a past employee for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. He was an Army veteran and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Tampa. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Jay R., Maitland,; a daughter, Lucia Anne Wagoner, Jacksonville; and a grandchild. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.
  • ALLEN, DIANA SUE MATHEWS, 55, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) in Tampa. She was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. She was a judge in the state's 13th Circuit, where she served in the criminal division since her election in 1990. Before being elected a circuit judge, she was a partner in the law firm of Stiles Allen & Taylor. She began as an assistant state attorney in 1977 and was instrumental in the creation of the Sexual Offense Division and served as its first chief. She was an Air Force veteran, member of the Divan Ladies at the Egypt Shrine in Tampa, past president of the board of directors of the Sexual Abuse Treatment Center, past president of Hillsborough Criminal Defense Lawyers, and was a lifelong member of Hillsborough United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bill Brown; mother, Anne Davis Mathews Tuttle, Tampa; a brother, George David Mathews, Savannah, Ga.; a daughter, Nicole O'Reilly, Tampa; a son, Michael Brown, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • BARRETT, MARGARET, 77, of Tampa, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Buffalo, Ill., she came here in 1985 from Winter Haven. She was a computer operator for the state of Illinois and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Gary L. and Kevin Stengel, both of Tampa; a daughter, Tammy Hanson, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Kathleen Beck, Springfield, Ill.; and a grandchild. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • CHASTAIN, VIRGINIA E., 86, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at West Crest Villa ALF. Born in Nashville, she came here in 1932. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Homer B., Tampa and Earl E., Lithia Springs, Ga.; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ENGELHARD, EDWARD L.F., 91, of Tampa, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at University Community Hospital on Fletcher. Born in Kearny, N.J., he came here in 1998 from Englewood. He retired as a fuel analyst for U.S. Steel in 1972. He was a 50-year Mason of the Englewood Elks and was a member of Englewood United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Marjorie Moody, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Barbara Bisk, Tampa, and Priscilla Wile, Telford, Pa.; a brother, Dr. George Engelhard, Leesburg; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood.
  • GALASSO, VINCENZA, 95, of Tampa, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Su Casa Nursing Home. Born in Italy, she came here in 1906. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother, Dominic D. Amico, Tampa; and a sister, Rose Clementi, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • HALL, ROBERT DALE SR., 62, of Seffner, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) in Inverness. Born Belle Glade, he was a longtime resident of Seffner. He was a solid waste supervisor for Hillsborough County. He was an Army veteran and was a member of East Tampa Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Robert Jr., Seffner; a stepdaughter, Debbie Pawloski; two brothers; six sisters; and three grandchildren. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.
  • MARTIN, WILLIAM H., 76, of Tampa, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was a postal clerk. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of Belmont Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret McRae; a son, Russel, Tampa; two daughters, Elaine Tillman, Tampa, and Janice Fewell, Lutz; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • McMURRY, KEITH WAYNE, 48, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 25, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he came here several years ago. He was a tree surgeon. He is survived by a sister, Anita Goosby, Odenville, Ala. Ambassador Mortuary Services, Oldsmar.
  • MEE, ELENORE "TERRY," 71, of Thonotosassa, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. Born in Binghampton, N.Y., she came here in 1984 from West Palm Beach. She was a retired bank teller and was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, John Robert; two daughters, Colleen Morris, Temple Terrace and Debbie Gillespie, Plant City; two brothers, Ted and Charles Terrell, both of Churchville, N.Y.; three sisters, Sandra O'Connor, Holley, N.Y., Janice Catraccia, Sodus, N.Y., and Beverly Victorious, Churchville, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MILLER, BARBARA LEE, 67, of Tampa, died Sunday (July 30, 2000). Born in Detroit, she came here 55 years ago. She was a floral design instructor for Erwin Vo-Technical School. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines, Eastern Star and Idlewild Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, F. Carl; five sons, James Michael, Tampa, Gerald Wayne and David Carl, both of Lutz, George Alvarez, Temple Terrace, and Nelson Connorroe, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; two daughters, Brenda Lee Goodwin, Ellijay, Ga., and Bonnie Sue Reuther, St. Petersburg; and 10 grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • SINGLETON, JAMES LUTHER, 58, of Gibsonton, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Hazard, Ky., he came here in 1982 from Indiana. He was a water conditioner installer. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; three sons, James Robert, Mark, and Daniel, all of Indiana; a stepson, Timothy Ploss, Indiana; a daughter, Robbin Lynn Strope, Indiana; a brother, Gary Singleton, Indiana; four sisters, Pat Schneider, Connie Kappes, Delores Wright, and Sandy Biehle, all of Indiana; and three grandchildren. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.
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  • BENNETT, IDA S., 88, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Hospice of Pasco Residence. Born in Bermuda, she came here 25 years ago from Oceanport, N.J. and was a homemaker. She was Universalist. Survivors include her husband, Walter; a stepson, Walter Jr., Oceanport; two daughters, Lila Gensure, New Port Richey, and Valerie Gwin, Escondido, Calif.; a sister, Doris Haynes, Islip, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • BROSCHMANN, JOACHIM A. "JOE," 74, of Port Richey, died Sunday (July 30, 2000). Born in Wilsdruff, Germany, he came here 13 years ago from Plainview, N.Y. He was a supervisor for Kowlsman Instruments Co. and a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Port Richey. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Aripeka B.P.O. Elks Lodge 2520 and the Navy Seabee Veterans of America Island X6, Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; a son, Paul, Seaford, N.Y.; a daughter, Jo-Lyn Mugno,Clearwater; and four grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • CWIKLA, JUANITA D., 93, of Melbourne, formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at home. Born in Glennville, Ga., she moved here 30 years ago from Wilson, Conn., and was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Raymond, Enfield, Conn., and Edward, Rockledge; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • DANIELSON, AXEL L., 100, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Richey Manor Rehab and Specialty Care Center. Born in Aarhus, Denmark, he came here 34 years ago. He was a retired owner of a shoe store and a member of Faith Lutheran Church. There are no known survivors. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • GABLE, LETITIA ANN, 81, of Holiday, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Leon County, she came here 21 years ago from Enterprise, Ala. She was a homemaker and graduate of Florida State University. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, Tallahassee, and Delta Delta Delta sorority. Survivors include a daughter, Judith A. Gable, Holiday; and a brother, David Bell, Clayton, N.C. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • HYDE, EDITH J. "EDIE," 80, of Holiday, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000). Born in Ridley Park, Pa., she came to Clearwater 42 years ago from Penns Grove, N.J., and moved to Holiday one month ago. She was a dressmaker, commercial artist, and a NASA certified electronic technician. She was Methodist and a volunteer for the Clearwater Channel Markers and the Friendship Club, both for the blind. Survivors include a son, James, Brandon; two daughters, Barbara Winters, Palm Harbor, and Judith Gust, Holiday; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • MICHAEL, MARJORY L., 80, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Australia, she came here 20 years ago from New York City, where she was a secretary for the United Nations with 30 years of service. She was a member of the Church of England and a veteran of the Women's Australian Auxiliary Air Force and a member of the Service Womens Organization, Australia. Survivors include two brothers, Albert L. Heron and William Weir, both of Australia. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • MORESCHI, JOSEPH, 77, of Port Richey, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he came here 20 years ago from Holtsville, N.Y. He was a machinist for Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, N.Y. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Lucy; a son, Joseph, Patchogue, N.Y.; a daughter, Marianne Baldwin, Islip, N.Y.; two sisters, Fannie Volpe and Dorothy Moreschi, both of Bronx, N.Y.; and three grandsons. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • MOODY, MARIA CARTWRIGHT, 94, of New Port Richey, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at West Pasco Retirement Home, Hudson. Born in Baltimore, she came here 25 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was the owner of Ballerina Dance Studio and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, both in New Port Richey. Survivors include two nieces, Eileen Brady and Kathleen Mario, both of New Port Richey. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • MOSER, OLGA, 91, of Hickory Hill, Ill., winter resident of St. Petersburg, and former resident of Holiday and New Port Richey, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet, Ill. Born in Germany, she came to Holiday in 1960 and moved to New Port Richey in 1985. She moved to Hickory Hill in 1992 and became a winter resident of St. Petersburg three years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, Willow Springs, Ill., and the Holiday Lakes Civic Association. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Burke, Hickory Hill, and Lorraine Kemblowski, New Port Richey; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • MUNROE, JACQUELINE, 49, of Port Richey, died Monday (July 31, 2000). She came here 18 years ago from her native Derby, England, and was a midwife. Survivors include a daughter, Joanna Munroe, Port Richey; and one grandchild. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • PETTY, HELEN L., 77, of Hudson, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. Born in Toms Brook, Va., she came to Clearwater 30 years ago and moved to Hudson three years ago. She was the owner/operator of an assisted living facility in Clearwater for 12 years. Survivors include a son, Douglas Keller, Wyoming; two daughters, Gaynell Peel, Hudson, and Jolene Wood, Leesburg, Va.; two brothers, John and James Keller, both of Ohio; five sisters, Frances Schrolow, California, Betty Woehlke, Joyce Dykes, Anne Frank and Freddie Kay Kaine, all of Virginia; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • WILSON, HAROLD C., 85, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Richey Manor Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in Bay City, Mich., he came here 13 years ago from Allen Park, Mich., and was an electrician for Great Lakes Steel, Detroit. He was Methodist and a member of the Masons F&AM Lodge 580, Allen Park, and the Tarpon Springs Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Irene; two sons, Dr. Gary Wilson, Anchorage, Alaska, and Ross, New Port Richey; a sister, Jackie Gibson, Birmingham, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • BALDWIN, ALICE L., 85, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She came here in 1975 from her native Norwood, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the Norwood Episcopal church. Survivors include a sister, Olwyn Hancock, Vero Beach. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • EDGAR, ALICE B., 80, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Fairview Township, Butler County, Pa., and came here in 1980 from Titusville, Pa. She was a homemaker and an active volunteer in Girl Scouting in both Pennsylvania and Florida, for which she received a special badge. She was a member of Kirk of Dunedin church. Survivors include three daughters, Beth Edgar, Clearwater, Mary Robinson, Williamsburg, Va., and Sylvia Edgar, Asheville, N.C.; a son, John, Lancaster, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HYDE, EDITH J. "EDIE," 80, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at her daughter's home in Holiday under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Ridley Park, Pa., and came here in 1958 from Penns Grove, N.J. She was a homemaker and dressmaker, commercial artist and NASA certified electronic technician. She was a volunteer for the Clearwater Channel Markers and the Friendship Club, organizations for the blind. She was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Judith Gust, Holiday, and Barbara Winters, Palm Harbor; a son, James, Brandon; six grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and five nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • KOZIEL, CHARLES JOHN JR., 53, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) of a massive heart attack at a hospital in South Carolina. He was born in Flint, Mich., and lived in Clearwater around 12 years before moving recently to Columbia. He owned and operated Old Time Auto Repair Shop in Clearwater. He was a master certified heavy-equipment mechanic and retired as president of National Oil & Supply Co., Springfield, Mo. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and served two tours during his 11 years of active duty. He received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and while serving in the Navy Reserve attained the rank of first class petty officer. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Gehrs; a daughter, Cheral Koziel Ricketts, Evansville, Ind.; two sons, Charles John Paul Koziel and Brian Peter Koziel, Kansas City, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Celina R. Jones, Fairfield, Calif.; a stepson, Nicholas F. Jones, San Diego; a sister, Judy Koziel Bobbitt, Pittsburg, Mo.; and four granddaughters. Shives Funeral Home, Columbia, S.C.
    • LAKE, JAMES E. JR., 57, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1976 from his native Chicago, and he worked as a salesman for a glass company. He was Episcopalian and a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his mother, Chiquita Lake, Clearwater; two sisters, Diane E. Lake, Clearwater, and Geraldine Sciarra, Mount Prospect, Ill.; and a brother, Richard, Largo. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • McCULLOUGH, GEORGE EARL, 83, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1954 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a real estate broker. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel and was a veteran of World War II. He was a past president of the Greater Clearwater Board of Realtors, and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, Delta Sigma Phi, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Masonic Lodge and York Rite and the Retired Officers Association (TROA). Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mary C.; two sons, Don Anderson Jr., Destin, and George Sean McCullough, Glenville, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • NELSON, JAMES FREDERICK, 78, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Bayfront Medial Center, St. Petersburg. He was a lifelong Clearwater resident and owned and operated a lawn maintenance company. He was a retired Air Force pilot with the rank of major. He was a member of the Jaycees, the NRA and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Survivors include a daughter, Marti Meagher, Largo; a son, Irvin, Denver; two sisters, Marian Snowden, Clearwater, and Helen Waldon, Brooksville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • PETTY, HELEN L., 77, of Hudson, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. She was born in Toms Brook, Va., came to Clearwater in 1970 from Maryland and moved in 1995 to Hudson. She owned and operated an assisted-living facility in Clearwater for 12 years. Survivors include two daughters, Gaynell Peel, Hudson, and Jolene Wood, Leesburg, Va.; a son, Douglas Keller of Wyoming; two brothers, John and James Keller, both of Ohio; five sisters, Frances Schrolow, California, and Betty Woehlke, Joyce Dykes, Anne Frank and Freddie Kay, all of Virginia; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
    • ROBERTS, PATRICIA, 68, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Nogales, Ariz., and came here in 1978 from Chicago. She was a private care nurse and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Adopted Grandparents Organization. Survivors include two sons, Peter Joseph Harris, Largo, and Michael D. Roberts, Wilkesboro, N.C. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • SEMPSROTT, THE REV. JOHN, 82, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. He was born in Covington, Ky., and came here in 1960 from Lebanon, Ohio. He was a retired pastor and member of the Church of God, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Carrie M.; two sons, Jack, Clearwater, and Michael, Fort Myers; a daughter, Marlene A. Dove, Clearwater; six brothers, Albert, Walter, Robert, Edward, James and Herbert; and two sisters, Hilda Hatfield and Donna Pritchard,; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • STRAKA, SYLVIA R., 72, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Milwaukee and came here in 1986 from Pewaukee, Wis. She was a nurse and retired after 30 years working at River Hills Nursing Center and Waukesha Hospital, Waukesha, Wis. Locally, she worked several years as a home health care nurse in Clearwater. She was the parade marshal for 20 years for the Pewaukee Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Rinehart, Clearwater, and Nancy Judd, Harker Heights, Texas; a son, John, Waukesha; a brother, Richard Radovich, Peoria, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • BARTELSON, SUZUKO, 65, of Dunedin, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. She was born in Yokohama, Japan, and came here in 1979. She was a homemaker and Buddhist. Survivors include her mother, Hana Suzuki, Yokohama; two sisters, Ishi Hogan, Middletown, Ohio, and Momoyo Nagayama, Yokohama; and a brother, Ichiharu Suzuki, Hiroshima, Japan. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

    Largo

    • DELBEL, DR. NELLO V., 82, of Largo, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. He was born in Workington, Ontario, and came here in 1981 from Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he retired from private practice as an OB/GYNdoctor. He graduated from McGill Medical School, Montreal, and St. Laurence University, Canton, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council in Plattsburgh, and the American Medical Association. Survivors include his wife, E. Mary; two daughters, Moreen Austin, Largo, and Dr. Linda Ivanits, Howard, Pa.; two sons, the Rev. James A., Willsboro, N.Y., and Dr. Jeffrey, Auburn, N.Y.; a brother, Dr. Elsio, Library Park, Pa.; a sister, Linda Catherine Delbel, Plattsburgh; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • EPPINGA, MARTHA E., 88, of Largo, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) in Delta Township, Mich. She retired from Westinghouse Corporation, Lima, Ohio. She was an active member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Survivors include two sons, Peter Louis Eppinga, Saratoga, Calif., and Thomas Eppinga, Laingsburg, Mich.; a sister, Mary Catherine Westbay, Lima; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, Mich.
    • JOYCE, ALMA C., 89, of Largo, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Wright's Nursing Home, Largo. She was born in Olean, N.Y., and came here in 1976 from Allegany, N.Y. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Best, Largo, Joanne Sprague, Portville, N.Y., and Marge Cantrell, Oxford, Ala.; a son, Steve, Dunnellon; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WHEELER, CHARLES E., 78, of Largo, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. He was born in Readsboro, Vt., and came here in 1978 from Connecticut. He was a carpenter and guitarist and he was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Curtis, Cheshire, Conn., and Daniel, Prospect, Conn.; two sisters, Ella Boyce, Keene, N.H., and Gwen Ingles, Readsboro; a brother, Warner, Readsboro; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WILKINS, CHARLES W., 85, of Spring Hill, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000). He was born in Batesville, Ark., came to Largo in 1974 from Lake Orion, Mich., and moved in 1992 to Spring Hill. He worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Richard, Kingston, Mass.; a daughter, Cathy Blackwell, Oxford, Mich.; a sister, Virginia Gibson, Spring Hill; and two grandchildren.Bossardet Funeral Home, Oxford, Mich.
    • ZIELINSKI, BETTY O., 75, of Largo, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1990 from her native Dunkirk, N.Y., where she retired as a registered nurse after 30 years at Brooks Memorial Hospital. She was Unitarian. Survivors include two sons, Alan, Tampa, and Steven, Corning, N.Y.; two daughters, Catherine Wojcinski, Dunkirk, and Laura Zielinski, Las Vegas; a sister, Jean Miketinac, Inverness; two brothers, Donald Orts, Monroe, Ohio, and Keith Orts, Colerain, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • PAULELO, SUSAN, 95, of Spring Hill, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., came to Palm Harbor in 1984 from Ozone Park, N.Y., and moved in 1994 to Spring Hill. She was a gold leaf specialist and worked 35 years for a Bible manufacturing company in New York. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter-in-law and caregiver, Lorraine D. Esmon, Spring Hill; two grandsons, Jerome Musial, Atlanta, and Thomas Musial, Pompano Beach; two granddaughters, Barbara Kugler, Glenmoore, Pa., and Melissa Palmer, Centerport, N.Y.; and six great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ROZANSKI, HELEN H., 89, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. She was born in Poland and came here in 1997 from Delaware, where she worked at a leather factory. She was a member of St. Hedwicks Catholic Church, Wilmington, Del., and the Pulaski Legion Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Louis, Palm Harbor. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

    Safety Harbor

    • ORLANDO, PAULINE, 75, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1975 from her native Detroit. She was a homemaker and a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include a son, Paul, and a grandson, Cameron, both of Safety Harbor; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • ATKINSON, GENE ALLEN, 72, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. He was born in Barnesville, Ohio, came to St. Petersburg in 1981 from Dayton, Ohio, and in 1999 he moved to Seminole. He worked as a quality control manager and vice president of Apple Manufacturing Co. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a sister, Carole Gallagher, Barnesville; five brothers, Ralph, Kettering, Ohio, Lawrence, Dover, Ohio, Guy, Massillon, Ohio, Jack, Senecaville, Ohio, and Tom, Cambridge, Ohio; and a companion of 41 years, William "Bill" Apple, Seminole. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ELLIOTT, DONALD E., 68, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. He was born in Hoopeston, Ill., came to St. Petersburg in 1955 from Chicago and moved in 1987 to Seminole. He was a jeweler and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Seminole Christian Fellowship Church. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Ruthie; a son, Jimmy Turner, Mebane, N.C.; a brother, Dexter, Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • MANDEVILLE, THERESE E., 82, of Seminole, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1962 from her native Woonsocket, R.I. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a sister, Anita Verrier, Seminole. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

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  • BALDWIN, ALICE L., 85, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She came here in 1975 from her native Norwood, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the Norwood Episcopal church. Survivors include a sister, Olwyn Hancock, Vero Beach. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
  • EDGAR, ALICE B., 80, of Clearwater, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Fairview Township, Butler County, Pa., and came here in 1980 from Titusville, Pa. She was a homemaker and an active volunteer in Girl Scouting in both Pennsylvania and Florida, for which she received a special badge. She was a member of Kirk of Dunedin church. Survivors include three daughters, Beth Edgar, Clearwater, Mary Robinson, Williamsburg, Va., and Sylvia Edgar, Asheville, N.C.; a son, John, Lancaster, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • HYDE, EDITH J. "EDIE," 80, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at her daughter's home in Holiday under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Ridley Park, Pa., and came here in 1958 from Penns Grove, N.J. She was a homemaker and dressmaker, commercial artist and NASA certified electronic technician. She was a volunteer for the Clearwater Channel Markers and the Friendship Club, organizations for the blind. She was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Judith Gust, Holiday, and Barbara Winters, Palm Harbor; a son, James, Brandon; six grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and five nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • KOZIEL, CHARLES JOHN JR., 53, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) of a massive heart attack at a hospital in South Carolina. He was born in Flint, Mich., and lived in Clearwater around 12 years before moving recently to Columbia. He owned and operated Old Time Auto Repair Shop in Clearwater. He was a master certified heavy-equipment mechanic and retired as president of National Oil & Supply Co., Springfield, Mo. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and served two tours during his 11 years of active duty. He received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and while serving in the Navy Reserve attained the rank of first class petty officer. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Gehrs; a daughter, Cheral Koziel Ricketts, Evansville, Ind.; two sons, Charles John Paul Koziel and Brian Peter Koziel, Kansas City, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Celina R. Jones, Fairfield, Calif.; a stepson, Nicholas F. Jones, San Diego; a sister, Judy Koziel Bobbitt, Pittsburg, Mo.; and four granddaughters. Shives Funeral Home, Columbia, S.C.
  • LAKE, JAMES E. JR., 57, of Clearwater, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1976 from his native Chicago, and he worked as a salesman for a glass company. He was Episcopalian and a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include his mother, Chiquita Lake, Clearwater; two sisters, Diane E. Lake, Clearwater, and Geraldine Sciarra, Mount Prospect, Ill.; and a brother, Richard, Largo. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
  • McCULLOUGH, GEORGE EARL, 83, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1954 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a real estate broker. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel and was a veteran of World War II. He was a past president of the Greater Clearwater Board of Realtors, and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, Delta Sigma Phi, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Masonic Lodge and York Rite and the Retired Officers Association (TROA). Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mary C.; two sons, Don Anderson Jr., Destin, and George Sean McCullough, Glenville, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • NELSON, JAMES FREDERICK, 78, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Bayfront Medial Center, St. Petersburg. He was a lifelong Clearwater resident and owned and operated a lawn maintenance company. He was a retired Air Force pilot with the rank of major. He was a member of the Jaycees, the NRA and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Survivors include a daughter, Marti Meagher, Largo; a son, Irvin, Denver; two sisters, Marian Snowden, Clearwater, and Helen Waldon, Brooksville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • PETTY, HELEN L., 77, of Hudson, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. She was born in Toms Brook, Va., came to Clearwater in 1970 from Maryland and moved in 1995 to Hudson. She owned and operated an assisted-living facility in Clearwater for 12 years. Survivors include two daughters, Gaynell Peel, Hudson, and Jolene Wood, Leesburg, Va.; a son, Douglas Keller of Wyoming; two brothers, John and James Keller, both of Ohio; five sisters, Frances Schrolow, California, and Betty Woehlke, Joyce Dykes, Anne Frank and Freddie Kay, all of Virginia; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • ROBERTS, PATRICIA, 68, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Nogales, Ariz., and came here in 1978 from Chicago. She was a private care nurse and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Adopted Grandparents Organization. Survivors include two sons, Peter Joseph Harris, Largo, and Michael D. Roberts, Wilkesboro, N.C. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.
  • SEMPSROTT, THE REV. JOHN, 82, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. He was born in Covington, Ky., and came here in 1960 from Lebanon, Ohio. He was a retired pastor and member of the Church of God, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Carrie M.; two sons, Jack, Clearwater, and Michael, Fort Myers; a daughter, Marlene A. Dove, Clearwater; six brothers, Albert, Walter, Robert, Edward, James and Herbert; and two sisters, Hilda Hatfield and Donna Pritchard,; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • STRAKA, SYLVIA R., 72, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Milwaukee and came here in 1986 from Pewaukee, Wis. She was a nurse and retired after 30 years working at River Hills Nursing Center and Waukesha Hospital, Waukesha, Wis. Locally, she worked several years as a home health care nurse in Clearwater. She was the parade marshal for 20 years for the Pewaukee Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Rinehart, Clearwater, and Nancy Judd, Harker Heights, Texas; a son, John, Waukesha; a brother, Richard Radovich, Peoria, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • Largo

    • DELBEL, DR. NELLO V., 82, of Largo, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. He was born in Workington, Ontario, and came here in 1981 from Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he retired from private practice as an OB/GYNdoctor. He graduated from McGill Medical School, Montreal, and St. Laurence University, Canton, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council in Plattsburgh, and the American Medical Association. Survivors include his wife, E. Mary; two daughters, Moreen Austin, Largo, and Dr. Linda Ivanits, Howard, Pa.; two sons, the Rev. James A., Willsboro, N.Y., and Dr. Jeffrey, Auburn, N.Y.; a brother, Dr. Elsio, Library Park, Pa.; a sister, Linda Catherine Delbel, Plattsburgh; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • EPPINGA, MARTHA E., 88, of Largo, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) in Delta Township, Mich. She retired from Westinghouse Corporation, Lima, Ohio. She was an active member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Survivors include two sons, Peter Louis Eppinga, Saratoga, Calif., and Thomas Eppinga, Laingsburg, Mich.; a sister, Mary Catherine Westbay, Lima; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, Mich.
    • JOYCE, ALMA C., 89, of Largo, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Wright's Nursing Home, Largo. She was born in Olean, N.Y., and came here in 1976 from Allegany, N.Y. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Best, Largo, Joanne Sprague, Portville, N.Y., and Marge Cantrell, Oxford, Ala.; a son, Steve, Dunnellon; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WHEELER, CHARLES E., 78, of Largo, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. He was born in Readsboro, Vt., and came here in 1978 from Connecticut. He was a carpenter and guitarist and he was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Curtis, Cheshire, Conn., and Daniel, Prospect, Conn.; two sisters, Ella Boyce, Keene, N.H., and Gwen Ingles, Readsboro; a brother, Warner, Readsboro; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WILKINS, CHARLES W., 85, of Spring Hill, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (July 18, 2000). He was born in Batesville, Ark., came to Largo in 1974 from Lake Orion, Mich., and moved in 1992 to Spring Hill. He worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Richard, Kingston, Mass.; a daughter, Cathy Blackwell, Oxford, Mich.; a sister, Virginia Gibson, Spring Hill; and two grandchildren.Bossardet Funeral Home, Oxford, Mich.
    • ZIELINSKI, BETTY O., 75, of Largo, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1990 from her native Dunkirk, N.Y., where she retired as a registered nurse after 30 years at Brooks Memorial Hospital. She was Unitarian. Survivors include two sons, Alan, Tampa, and Steven, Corning, N.Y.; two daughters, Catherine Wojcinski, Dunkirk, and Laura Zielinski, Las Vegas; a sister, Jean Miketinac, Inverness; two brothers, Donald Orts, Monroe, Ohio, and Keith Orts, Colerain, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Madeira Beach

    • ALBERT, ROBERT JOHN, 60, of Madeira Beach, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in New York City, he came here in 1999 from Sussex, N.J. He was a retired computer program analyst for the Army. He was Catholic and an Army veteran of the Vietnam era. He was a member of American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his mother, Marie, New Jersey; and a companion, Samuel Jump. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

    Pinellas Park

    • CRAIG, HERBERT P., 80, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, he came here in 1989 from Toledo, Ohio. He worked for Toledo Edison for 37 years and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Eileen J.; a daughter, Donna M. Kahn, Branson, Mo., two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • FULP, WILLIAM BURK "BILL," 74, of Tampa, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa. Born in Chase City, Va., he came here in 1957 from Statesville, Ga., and moved to Tampa in 1998. He was owner of Fulp's Lawn Service in Pinellas Park for more than 35 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Pinellas Park, where he served as deacon and a fifth-grade Sunday school teacher. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater and liberation of the Philippine Islands. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Pauline; a son, William, Tampa; a daughter, Linda Diane Fulp, Tampa; four sisters, Irene Hoyle and Gladys Reeves, both of Kissimmee, Dorothy Sloan, Asheville, N.C., and Esther Newcomb, Chase City; and four grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • HANNAH, EILEEN MAE, 75, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1979 from her native Lakewood, Ohio. She was a homemaker. She was Catholic and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Seminole, and Cauldruon Masonic Lodge, Cleveland. Survivors include her husband, Charles; a daughter, Charlene Pallay, Venice, Fla.; a son, Michael Patrick, West Lake, Ohio; two brothers, Roland Roller, Boynton Beach, and Richard Roller, Medina, Ohio; and 14 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WOHLGEMUTH, JOSEPH C., 73, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he came here in 1988 from Brick Town, N.J., where he was a certified public accountant for Sieman and Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a 1950 graduate of St. John's University. He was active in the Republican Party in New Jersey. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Betty L.; two daughters, Connie Chamberlain, Durango, Colo., and Fran Williams, Cincinnati; two brothers, Albert and Jerry, both of New York; and two grandchildren, Rebecca Smith, Denver, and Ian Chamberlain, San Juan Pueblo, N.M. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    Safety Harbor

    • ORLANDO, PAULINE, 75, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1975 from her native Detroit. She was a homemaker and a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include a son, Paul, and a grandson, Cameron, both of Safety Harbor; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    St. Petersburg

    • BLUNT, BENJAMIN, 70, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. He came here 40 years ago from his native Sparta, Ga. He was a construction worker. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
    • COOK, MELVIN RAY, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1950 from Elmhurst, Ill. He was the former owner of Mel's Auto Service, retiring in 1970. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and DAV Post 91. He was a ham radio operator, using the call letters KA41KU, and a member of the Gabby Group. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy P.; a half-brother, Elwood Cook, Detroit; two nephews, Lyrece Tyre, Waycross, Ga., and David Glomp, Madison, Wis.; and two nieces, Waunett Tyre, Waycross, and Audrey Lancaster, Elgin, Ill.; several grandnieces and grandnephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CUMMINGS, MARGARET, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. She came here in 1963 from her native Gough, Ga. She was a homemaker and a member of First Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Lillie Mae Henton, Cora Lee Williams, and Bessie Revels, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Jessie Harris, Augusta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • DANIELS, POMMIE, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 29, 2000) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He came here in 1970 from his native Campbellton. He was a carpenter for Granger Homes and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mittie; a son, Robert Lee, Massachusetts; a stepson, Fred Trawick, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Bonnie S. Washington, De Soto, Texas; a stepdaughter, Ann Douglass, St. Petersburg; a sister, Nellie D. Jones, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • DeBOSE, ROBERT JAMES, 70, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here 68 years ago from his native Newberry. He was a chef at Bradford Coach House, St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lang; four sons, Kerry, Robert, Anthony and Christopher; four daughters, Annetta, Sharon and Kimberly DeBose and Barbara Davis; his mother, Rosa Lee Harris; four brothers, Harold and Floyd Davis, Joseph DeBose and Larry Harris; a sister, Cilla Mae Brown;, 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of St. Petersburg. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GEBBIE, ROBERT J., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 27, 2000) at home. Born in Cleveland, he came here in 1959 from Maple Heights, Ohio. He owned and operated a retail variety business in St. Petersburg for 40 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include two nieces, Mari Jo Chamberlain, Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Nancy Cwynar, McHenry, Ill.; three nephews, Thomas Gebbie, Roscoe, Ill., Michael Gebbie, Addison, Ill., and Christian Gebbie, Califon, N.J.; and a companion, Doris G. Thomas, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GLEASON, CLAIRE D., 50, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1991 from her native Manchester, N.H. She was employed the past 12 years by Service Merchandise in Texas, New Hampshire and St. Petersburg. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Keith and Damian, both of Manchester; a daughter, Corrine Gleason, Durham, N.H.; four sisters, Dianna Lamb, Marlow, Okla., Lillian Robare, St. Petersburg, Lucille Giroux, Manchester, and Irene Santos, Franklin, N.H.; and a grandson, Brandon. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • KLEIN, ADOLPH "BOOMIE," 84, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Braddock, Pa., he came here in 1978 from Pittsburgh. He was a retired baker. He was a member of Temple Beth-El and was a volunteer at at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He also was a member of the AFL-CIO. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen C.; a son, Dr. David C., Seminole; and three granddaughters, Laura J. Cole, Chicago, Beth S. Klein, Miami, and Susan D. Klein, New York City. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LaBRANT, DONALD S., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Oak Park, Ill., and came here in 1917. A professional actor, he was a founder of the Bandbox Theater. He worked for 18 years as an appraiser in the Pinellas County Tax Assessor's office. He helped to operate the Balsam Mountain Inn in Balsam, N.C. He was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School and attended the University of Florida. He was an active member of the Pioneer Club at St. Petersburg High School and a school volunteer. Survivors include four sons, Donald S. Jr., Hernando, Robert, St. Petersburg, Wilmer, Redington Beach and Kenneth R. "Dick," Seminole; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandsons. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LAYMAN, DENISE M., 39, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She came here in 1977 from her native Chicago. She was a registered medical assistant and was fundamentalist. She was a member of American Legion Post 125, Gulfport. Survivors include a son, Shamus, St. Petersburg; three daughters, Shannon Layman and Kasey and Ayrn Layman, St. Petersburg; a brother, Phillip Coomes, Largo; and two nephews, Derek and Brent Coomes, both of Largo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LEE, JAMES, 42, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Decatur, Ga., he came here in 1976 from Quincy. He was employed as a truck driver for Liberty Waste, Tampa, and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Montique Latissue and Lashell Denise Lee, both of St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary Ann Lee-Milton, Tallahassee; three brothers, Woodrow Jr., New Jersey, Jerry, Fort Myers, and Willie Joe Lee, Greensboro; and four grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • NORTON, CORNELIUS WILBERT, 67, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at IHS of St. Petersburg at William & Mary. He came here in 1946 from his native Fort White. He graduated in 1950 with honors from Gibbs High School. He was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he sang with the male chorus and was a member of the Harrisites Club. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired employee of the Wilson Mattress Factory, retiring in 1987 after 20 years, and was a retired employee of Trailways and Greyhound bus lines, retiring in 1994 after 28 years. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Annie Laura; two sons, Anthony L. and Curtis V. Norton, Tallahassee; a daughter, Shirley Bogans, Panama City, Fla.; his mother, Essie S. Norton, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Lois Norton-Bryant and Theola Norton-Latson, St. Petersburg; a brother, Sylvester Norton Jr., St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • REIDY, TIMOTHY PATRICK II, 68, of Hartford City, Ind., a seasonal resident of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born in Hartford City and was a 1953 Air ROTC graduate of Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. He retired as an Air Force lieutenant colonel after 26 years. He was a pilot and a member of the Strategic Air Command's 305th Air Refueling Squadron and served in the Vietnam War and the Berlin Airlift. He also worked for Cutting Inc., Hartford City and Indianapolis, for 13 years and A.M. Graves Real Estate, Indianapolis. He was a member of the Moyer-Pooler American Legion Post, Hartford City, Knights of Columbus, and Retired Officers Association. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Pamela S. Langdon, Eaton, Ind., and Patrice A. "Trice" Flick, Carmel, Ind.; a son, Timothy III, Indianapolis; a brother, George, Hartford City; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Keplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City, Ind.
    • RUDY, FLORENCE M., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. Born in Philadelphia, she came here in 1972 from Forrest City, Ark. She was a homemaker and was Christian. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Albuquerque, N.M., and Robert T., Roswell, Ga.; a brother, Charles Wilk, Fairview, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • STEADMAN, MAUREEN BRENDA "MO," 67, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. She came here in 1950 from her native Burlington, Vt. She retired from Aetna in Tampa after 15 years as an assistant nurse. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. She was a member of various bridge clubs and sororities and was an avid bowler and pool player. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Braunstein, Naples, Fla.; a son, Stephen, St. Petersburg; a sister, Alta Miller, Kenneth City; a companion, Joan Jarvis, St. Petersburg; two granddaughters; and three grandsons. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WEST, SARA MOORE, 58, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 24, 2000) at home. She came here in 1950 from her native Warren, Pa., and was a piano teacher for many years. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School and attended St. Petersburg Junior College and Florida State University. She transferred from FSU to the University of South Florida, where she studied piano with artist-in-residence Jacques Abrams. Survivors include two sons, Lane B. Jr., Richmond, Va., and Carl T., Falls Church, Va.; her mother, Lucille Corbett Moore, Tierra Verde; a brother, William C. Moore, Tierra Verde; and two grandchildren. McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel, Charlotte, N.C.

    Seminole

    • ATKINSON, GENE ALLEN, 72, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. He was born in Barnesville, Ohio, came to St. Petersburg in 1981 from Dayton, Ohio, and in 1999 he moved to Seminole. He worked as a quality control manager and vice president of Apple Manufacturing Co. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a sister, Carole Gallagher, Barnesville; five brothers, Ralph, Kettering, Ohio, Lawrence, Dover, Ohio, Guy, Massillon, Ohio, Jack, Senecaville, Ohio, and Tom, Cambridge, Ohio; and a companion of 41 years, William "Bill" Apple, Seminole. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ELLIOTT, DONALD E., 68, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at home. He was born in Hoopeston, Ill., came to St. Petersburg in 1955 from Chicago and moved in 1987 to Seminole. He was a jeweler and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Seminole Christian Fellowship Church. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Ruthie; a son, Jimmy Turner, Mebane, N.C.; a brother, Dexter, Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • MANDEVILLE, THERESE E., 82, of Seminole, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1962 from her native Woonsocket, R.I. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a sister, Anita Verrier, Seminole. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
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