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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, August 8, 2000

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

Citrus| Hernando | Hillsborough | Pasco
North Pinellas | South Pinellas

Citrus County Back to top

  • ANDERSON, ROY L., 82, of Citrus Springs, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. Born in Capron, Ill., he came here three years ago from Homestead. He was a retired truck driver. He was Baptist and a decorated Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mary L.; four sons, Kevin and Darrell, Homestead, Floyd Grub, Sandwich, Ill., and Roger, Marinette, Wis.; five daughters, Pat Pfeifer, Salem, Mo., Terry Tibbetts, Winter Haven, Yvonne Connery, Crystal River, Lavonne Lee, Florida City, and Wilma List, Crivitz, Wis.; a brother, Norman, West Milton, Ohio; two sisters, Evelyn Ford, Camarillo, Calif., and Joy Scholl, Malta, Ill.; 25 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River-Lecanto.
  • BARCO, CATHERINE LANDRUM, 82, of Floral City, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. Born in the Pleasant Cove Community of Citrus County, she was a member of one of Citrus County's pioneer families and was a lifetime resident. She was a medical secretary for the Department of Defense, with 16 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Floral City, its pianist and Sunday school teacher, past president and member of the Citrus County Rose Society and charter member of the Joe Nic Barco Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7122 Ladies Auxiliary, Floral City. Survivors include two sons, A. Keith, Floral City, and Gary M., Tallahassee; two daughters, Joanne Mishou, Floral City, and Jane Gibson, Tampa; a sister, Virgie Harris, Pine Mountain, Ga.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • CHINELL, ROY F. JR., 48, of Inverness, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000). Born in Chicago, he came here 10 years ago from Oak Lawn, Ill., and was a tour bus driver. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Elmhurst, Ill., and Chaplain for the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3992, Inverness. Survivors include his parents, Roy F. and Lillian M. Gunther Chinell, Inverness; and four sisters, Gail Moran, Phoenix, Martha Buffa, Villa Park, Ill., Candice L. Bren, St. Charles, Ill., and Penny L. Svetic, Carol Stream, Ill. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • DILL, WEBSTER "WEBB," 85, of Floral City, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. He was born in Port Jefferson, Ohio, and retired as superintendent of transportation for Indianapolis Power & Light Co., with 38 years of service. He was Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a brother, Wesley, Floral City; and a sister, Wilma Ramsey, Windfall, Ind. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • DURKIN, MURIAM U. "MIM," 75, of Beverly Hills, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2000). Born in Union City, N.J., she came here 12 years ago from Highland Lakes, N.J. She was a retired switchboard operator for Bendix Corp., Teterboro, N.J. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, the Catholic Womens Association, the Irish American Social Club, Beverly Hills, SHARE of Citrus Memorial Hospital and was a volunteer at Lifeline. She worked at the polling booths and was active in community affairs. Survivors include her husband, Daniel J. Sr.; two sons, Daniel J. Jr., Fountain Valley, Calif., and Dennis, Traverse City, Mich.; two daughters, Dale Ann Durkin-Riordan and Gloria Durkin, both of Raleigh, N.C.; and four grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • GABRIEL, NICHOLAS MILAN, 71, of Inverness, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000). Born in Arlington, N.J., he came here 10 years ago from Towaco, N.J., and was a mechanical engineer for Curtiss Wright and White Machine. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Inverness, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Janet Elizabeth Zebold Gabriel; two sons, David Robert, Orlando, and Michael Edward, Edison, N.J.; a daughter, Lynn Ellan Gabriel McKelvey, Jackson, N.J.; a brother, Robert E., Westhampton, N.Y.; and six grandsons. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • HUMPHRIES, SHIRLEY E., 71, of Inverness, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. Born in Connecticut, she came here 36 years ago from Miami. She was head secretary for the Citrus County School Board for eight years and later assisted her husband in his chiropractic practice in Inverness. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Inverness. Survivors include a son, Dr. Donn Humphries, Chicago; a daughter, Donna Godwin, Inverness; and six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • MAHONEY, ALICE M., 94, of Citrus Springs, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000). Born in Bradford, England, she came here five years ago from Medford Lakes, N.J. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Bozarth, Naples, Fla.; and Audrey Winfield, Homosassa; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • POITZ, LUCRETIA E. "LUCIE," 87, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at home. Born in Mannheim, Germany, she came here 28 years ago from New York and was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of the Beverly Hills Community Church, its choir, the Italian-American Club and the German-American Club, all of Beverly Hills. She was known for her Christmas time German rendition of Silent Night. Survivors include two daughters, Lieselotte Heeschen "Lee," Beverly Hills, and Marianna Marin "Janne," Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Emma Kiel, Long Island; a brother, Karl Schwaner, Germany; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • RAPPISE, JOHN B., 44, of Crystal River, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Paterson, N.J., he came here 29 years ago. He worked in the family business, the Colonial Steak Pit, Jonnie Stones and Skooters Grill. He was an avid sports fan and sports memorobilia collector, an organizer of many benefit fund-raisers, involved in Little League and was a team sponsor. Survivors include his parents, John C. and Marietta Rappise "Met," Crystal River; and two sisters, Rita Rappise, Crystal River, and Rachel DeVries, Cazenovia, N.Y. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
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  • DAVIDSON, Chaplain JERRY, 62, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at home. He was born in Alliance, Ohio, and was the chaplain for Hernando-Pasco Hospice. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, David, Alliance, and Andrew, Carrollton, Ohio; a daughter, Diana Glover, Albany, Ga.; a brother, Richard, Valley, Ala.; two sisters, Jacqueline Flitcraft, El Cajon, Calif., and Joan England, Sun City, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • GORDON, BEMIS FORD, 85, of Spring Lake, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000). Born in Wakarush, Ind., he came here 30 years ago from Merritt Island. He was a horticulturist and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of the American Hemerocallis Society and the Rare Fruit & Plant Club, Brooksville. Survivors include his wife, Faye; a daughter, Marianna Reeves, Weeki Wachee; a brother, Eugene, Plant City; and a sister, Virginia Buford, Mount Dora. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.
  • GREGORY, ERSIA B., 88, of Brooksville, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2000) at Heartland of Brooksville. Born in Louin, Miss., she came here 51 years ago from Pascagoula, Miss. She was a retired nursing assistant and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Brooksville. Survivors include two sons, Billy Ray and James, both of Brooksville; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • HOBSON, AUGUST LEE "GUS," 81, of Brooksville, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Eastbrooke Healthcare Center. Born in Edna, Texas, he came here eight years ago from Ocala. He was a plumber, a Baptist and a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Kurt, Brooksville; three daughters, Sue Philips, Fort Lauderdale, Janice Wiley, Livermore, Calif., and Leah Oclitree, San Jose, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Broksville.
  • JOHNSON, ARTHUR W., 92, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Eastbrooke Health Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Hartford, Conn., he came here 20 years ago from East Granby, Conn., and was a retired bank auditor. He was Protestant and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Wyllys-St. Johns Masonic Lodge 4 AF&AM, Hartford, the Valley of Hartford Scottish Rite, the Valley of Norwich Scottish Rite, the Spring Hill Lanes Bowling League and the Timber Pines Community Association. Survivors include his wife, Marion Johnson; three daughters, Donna Adams, Windsor, Conn., Judith Reichenbach and Faith Preston, both of Glastonbury, Conn.; a brother, Ralph E., East Hartford; a sister, Grace Kemmler, Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
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  • BROWN, WANDA P., 73, of Plant City, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include a son, Daniel Jackson, Tifton, Ga.; two stepsons, Jimmy Brown, Madison, Ohio, and Paul Brown, Starke; a daughter, Barbara Maraman, Plant City; a sister, Judith Busbee, Tampa; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • CASTELLANO, JOSEPHINE PIZZO, 85, of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She was the owner of Castellano and Pizzo Italian Market for 70 years. She was a member of the L'Unione Italiana Club, the Sons of Italy and O.L.P.H. Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Nelson P. and Paul J., both of Tampa; a daughter, Eileen Castellano Arnold, Tampa; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • DELGADO, JOSEFA, 83, of Tampa, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at home while under LifePath Hospice care. Born in Puerto Rico, she came here nine years ago. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include four sons, Luis Garay, Puerto Rico, Felix Delgado, Connecticut, and Oscar and Alberto Delgado, both of Tampa; a daughter, Antonia Garay, Puerto Rico; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • EVERETT, JAMES E., 55, of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Queens, N.Y., he lived here most of his life. He was a retired technician for GTE, a member of the Coast Guard and the American Power Boat Association & Prop Tour. Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice; a son, Kevin, Lithia; a daughter, Kim Powell, Valrico; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • FALK, LAWRENCE L., 76, of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Memorial Hospital. Born in Savannah, Ga., he came here in 1946. He was the president of Tropical Garment Manufacturing Co. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran. He was a member of the Downtown Tampa Rotary Club, a founding member of the Florida Aquarium, a past president of the Board of the Florida Orchestra and a member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; a son, Lee. R., Tampa; a daughter, Leslie F. Osterweil, Tampa; two brothers, Washington III, Atlanta, and Richard B., Tampa; a sister, Doris F. Stillman, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.
  • FARRA, LEO, 97, of Ruskin, died Thursday (Aug. 3, 2000) at Palm Garden of Sun City Center. Born in Allen, Ind., he came here in 1970 from Fort Wayne, Ind. He was the owner of a Ideal Welding Company. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; a daughter, Betty Wagner, New Haven, Ind.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.
  • HARTZELL, HAZEL D., 91, of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Ludowici, Ga., she lived her most of her life. She was retired from Greyhound Motor Lines, a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union and First Baptist Church of Tampa. Survivors include a son, Joseph S. Weaver, Brandon; a brother, Sanford S. Delk, Tallahassee; three sisters, Doris DuBois, Plant City, Mildred A. Coker, Tampa, and Estelle Evans, Dade City; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • JACKSON, JOYCE, 58, of Seffner, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000). A lifelong resident of the area, she was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Barber Jr. and Michael Hayes, both of Seffner; two daughters, Cindi Rosely, Gas City, Ind., and Joyce White, Plant City; her mother and stepfather, Genevive and Bob Sturtz, Plant City; a sister, Janis Miller, Plant City; and six grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • JOHNSTON, HELEN C., 86, of Tampa, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2000) at home while under LifePath Hospice care. Born in Halton, Pa., she came here in 1953 from Middleport, N.Y. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband, Glenn W.; two sons, Glenn W. Jr., and Arthur G., both of Tampa; two daughters, Ann Miller, New York City, and Nancy Ellen Johnston, Lindenville, N.Y.; a brother, Paul Hutchins, Niagra Falls, N.Y.; two sisters, June Schultz, Fort Myers, and Madge Smith, Rochester, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LACERDA, MARGARET D., 47, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at home. Born in Tampa, she moved to Brooksville in 1999 from Tampa. She was an insurance underwriter for Burns & Wilcox. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post No. 157 and the Cornerstone Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include her husband, David J.; a son, Billy, Brooksville; five daughters, D.J. Loren, Tampa, Angie Carter, Tampa, Gina Daniel, Lakeland, Beth Harrison, Lake City, and Jenifer Scheile, Tampa; three brothers, John Keith, Mississippi, Milton Keith, Tampa, and Dee Akin, Plant City; four sisters, Arlene Stiles and Marlene Burk, both of Plant City, Evelyn Wiggins, Ocala, and Marybeth Wilbanks, Mississippi; and nine grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LONNROTH, ANTON N. JR., 75, of Ruskin, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Worcester, Mass., he came here in 1980 from Nashua, N.H. He was a retired police sergeant, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Ruskin United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ella; a son, Dale, Merrimack, N.H.; a daughter, Cheryl Morgan, Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, William, Ellenton, and Robert, West Boylston, Mass.; a sister, Betty Tremblay, Massachusetts; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • MEDEROS, RAMON, 72, of Tampa, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at home. Born in Havana, Cuba, he came here in 1958. He was the owner and operator of the Columbus Spanish Restaurant. He was a member of the Columbus Spanish Racquetball Club and Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; a son, Raymond, New Orleans; a daughter, Myrna Starr, Tampa; two brothers, Jose Mederos and Miguel Angel Castillo, both of Miami; and four grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • OLIVER, DEREK, 29, of Valrico, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) in an automobile accident. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he recently came here from Charlotte, N.C. He was an electrician for Tidwell Electric Co. and was Baptist. Survivors include his mother, Wilma Oliver, Tampa; four brothers, Will Dalton, Brandon, Brian Dalton, Westchester, N.Y., Bernard Mills., Tampa, and Damon Dalton, Valrico; and two sisters, Vicki Marco, Brandon, and Wilma Dalton, Tampa. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • PEREZ, ESTELLA, 74, of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Elio; a son, Elio D., Tampa; a daughter, Eileen Hoffman, Lutz; a sister, Olga Palermo, Miami; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PUPELLO, FRANK, 84, of Ybor City, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. He was owner of Tampa Oxygen & Welding Supply. He was a member of East Thonotosassa Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Joy; a son, Dennis F., Tampa; a stepson, Derek Godwin, Plant City; two daughters, Linda Stephens and Sandra Pupello, both of Tampa; a stepdaughter, Tammy DeVane, Plant City; a brother, Tony, Tampa; and 13 grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • QUINN, MARJORIE E., 85, of Tampa, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Memorial Hospital. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she came here in 1958. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include a son, Michael, Burke, Va.; two daughters, Judith Weidner, Gainesville, and Marcy Ryan, Tampa; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • ROBERTSON, SHERFIELD W., 86, of Riverview, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Columbia, Miss., and came here in April. He was a country club manager. He was a Marine Corps veteran and Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Judith A. Claycomb, Riverview, and Cynthia J. Steinbergs, Winter Haven; a brother, Carey Robertson, Pensacola; a sister, Clara Pervis, Goss, Miss.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • ROWLAND, JOHN LARRY, 56, of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Lyons, Ga., he came here 12 years ago from Atlanta. He was a handyman in the general maintenance business. Survivors include a sister, Patricia Cobb, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • SANTINELLI, GUSTAVI, 81, of Tampa, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at University Community Hospital. He came here in 1975 from Milford, N.H. He was a government mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Joseph Janowiec, Milford, N.H., and Paul, Hernando; two daughters, Carol Flanders, Epsom, N.H., and Sandra Vachon, Nashua, N.H.; a brother, Julio Stantinelli, Milford, N.H.; two sisters, Perina Santinelli and Mary Irelando, Milford, N.H.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • SPITZER, MARILYN GIVENS, 43, of Gibsonton, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at home. Born in Bradenton, she came to Ruskin from Gibsonton. She was disabled and a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Nichole R. Cox; her parents, Charles and Thelma Givens; two brothers, Benny R. and Robert E. Givens; and a sister, Betty Sue Henderson. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.
  • SPOTO, JENNIE S., 85, of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Town 'N Country Hospital. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Samuel P.; three sons, Dr. Marshall D. and Dr. Gerald L., both of Tampa, and Dr. Samuel P. Jr., Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Sandra S. Ford, Tampa; two sisters, Grace Pitisci and Frances Pitisci, both of Tampa; a brother, Joseph T. Scolaro, Tampa; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsboro Chapel, Tampa.
  • SUTTON, ANNIE VERA BRIANT, 93, of Orlando, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Ellijah, Ga., she moved to Orlando in 1967. She was a retired accountant and a member of Missionary Alliance Church. Survivors include a son, David O., Orlando; a sister, Joyce Monts de Oca, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • TAYLOR, ALBERTO, 78, of Tampa, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000). Born in Havana, Cuba., he came here in 1958. He as a maintenance man. Survivors include his wife, Amelia; a son, Alberto Jr., Wimauma; a daughter, Teresa Vumbaco, Palm Harbor; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • WIINIKAINEN, STASIA, 56, of Brandon, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Brandon regional Hospital. Born in Gardner, Mass., she came here in 1975 from Jonesboro, Ga. She was a nurse at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Donald; two sons, Richard, St. Petersburg, and Brian, Brandon; two sisters, Madelon Morrell, Massachusetts, and Patricia Strandberg, Texas; and a grandchild. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • WILSON, IRVING J. "JIM," 82, of New Port Richey, formerly of Thonotosassa, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born in Hartwell, Ga., and moved to New Port Richey from Thonotosassa in June. He was the retired owner of Wilson's R.V. Rentals & Sales, Tampa, and he was Methodist. He was a brigadier general in the Confederate Air Force, Albany, Ga. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a charter and lifetime member of the Hasan Shrine Temple, a former member of the Civitan Club, a member of the Valley of Albany Scottish Rite, all of Albany, and a member of the Fore Travel Motor Club, Florida chapter. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; two sons, Richard Lee, Charleston, S.C., and Jim, Hernando Beach; a daughter, Kim Rigsby, Indianapolis; a brother, George D., Grand Ledge, Mich.; two sisters, Etta Lawrence, Traverse City, Mich., and Lela Ball, Lansing, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
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  • ALBINIAK, JULIA, 84, of Port Richey, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2000) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House, Hudson. Born in Hamtramck, Mich., she came here 23 years ago from Detroit. She was a production worker for Chrysler Corp. and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hudson. Survivors include a son, Leon, Hudsonville, Mich.; a daughter, Cynthia Gianotti, Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • ALTIERI, MILDRED, 79, of Holiday, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she came 27 years ago from Stamford, Conn., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Radulski, Branford, Conn.; a sister, Doris Hiertz, Shelton, Conn.; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • BURGER, ROSE MARIE, 70, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Indianapolis, she came here 10 years ago from Beech Grove, Ind. She worked in production for RCA with 27 years of service and attended Fair Haven Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James P.; two sons, James P. Jr., Indianapolis, and Larry J., Panama City Beach; a daughter, Diana S. Vaughn, Indianapolis; a brother, Clarence Long, Greenwood, Ind.; two sisters, Betty Lowe, Zephyrhills, and Barbara Gianini, Lakeland; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • BURNETT, CATHERINE ANN "CATHY," 53, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. Born in East Palestine,Ohio, she came here 13 years ago from Hawaii. She was a retired registered nurse from the Florida Cancer Center, Dr. Sennabaum's office, Bayonet Point, with 10 years of service. She graduated from Englewood Hospital School of Nursing, Englewood, N.J., and worked as a certified oncology nurse at Sloan-Kettering Hospital, New York, and honored as nurse of the year while she worked at Queen Ann Hospital, Honolulu. Survivors include a son, Andrew D., Clearwater; a daughter, Michelle C., Port Richey; her mother, Catherine P. Wylie, Port Richey; and a sister, Joan M. Murphy, Howell, N.J. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • PATON, JUNETTE M., 82, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Ironwood, Mich., she came here 17 years ago from Chicago. She served for 40 years in the Salvation Army, retiring in 1981, and was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, David M.; a daughter, Nancy McDougall, Zephyrhills; two sisters, Dorothy Anderson, Edgerton, Wis., and Violet Livingstone, Mobile, Ala.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • SCHMITT, WILLIAM, 73, of Edgewater, formerly of Port Richey, died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Atlantic Medical Center, Daytona Beach. He came here 23 years ago from his native New York City and moved to Edgewater in May of this year. He was a retired state of New York police detective and a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Robert, Edgewater; a daughter, Elaine Stubbings, Olney, Md.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.
  • THOMAS, EDWIN JR. "ED," 71, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Lynbrook, N.Y., he came here 28 years ago from Denver, N.C. He was an aviation technician for Exxon in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oceanside, N.Y., and Charlotte, N.C., and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Denver, N.C., the First United Methodist Church, Hudson, the Westgate Lodge F&AM 339, the Scottish Rite, the Oasis Shrine Temple, the York Rite, past patron of the Order of Eastern Star Westgate Chapter, all of Charlotte, and member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Good Sam Club. Survivors include his wife, Carol M.; a son, Daniel E., Spring City, Tenn.; a daughter, Debra Hoover, Madison, Ala.; three brothers, Jack, Binghamton, N.Y., Robert, Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Carl, Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Maryann Kowaleski, Port Jefferson, N.Y.; and three grandsons. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • URISH, MARGUERITE KEEGAN, 87, of Holiday, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. Born in Brooklyn N.Y., she came here 28 years ago from Queens, N.Y., and was an accounting clerk for Abraham & Strauss Department Stores, Brooklyn, with 15 years of service. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Father Farrell Council 6476, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, all of Holiday. Survivors include a son, Daniel J. Keegan, Marietta, Ga. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • WALKER, WILLIAM L., 86, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Aug. 1, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and was a water department inspector, Bronx, N.Y., with 30 years of service. He was Catholic and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 1008 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in New York, past member of the Tarpon Springs Memorial Volunteer Ambulance Service, and donated 28 gallons of blood for the blood bank. Survivors include his wife, Mildred C.; a son, Bill, Holiday; a daughter, Florence DeBardelebon, Princeton, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.North Pinellas
  • ADAMS, MAURICE, J., 77, of Clearwater, died Thursday (August 3, 2000) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Gloucester, England, and came here in 1995 from Long Pond, Pa. He was a retired systems operator and worked 35 years for American district Telegraph Security Systems in Paterson, N.J. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Safety Harbor, and worked in the church's gift shop. He was an award-winning bowler and a member of the VFW, Denville, N.J. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Emma M.; three sons, Mark, Newman, Ga., and Paul and Phillip, both of Florida; a daughter, Jessica Adams, Tennessee; a brother, David, Denville; a sister, Kathleen Heuser, Jamesburg, N.J.; two stepsons, Richard Books, San Diego, and James Books, Albuquerque, N.M., three stepdaughters, Susanne Books, Lancaster, Pa., Edith Giusti, Hopatcong, N.J., Kathleen Morgan, Succasunna, N.J., 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • ALVAREZ, CARMEN, 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. He was born in Havana and came here in 1978 from New York City. She worked 10 years in the office of the YMCA in Clearwater. She was Catholic and a member and a past district noble grand officer of the Rebeccah Lodge in New York. Survivors include two sons, Florentino, Tampa, and Manuel, Miami; two daughters, Rose Marie Hoke, St. Petersburg, and Gala Cruz, Miami; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.
  • ARTILLE, SUE, 66, of Clearwater, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She was born in Shawmut, Ala., and came here in 1958 from LaGrange, Ga. She retired as a housekeeper with the Adams Mark Resort Hotel, Clearwater Beach. Survivors include two sons, Larry Potts, Clearwater, and Bennie Terrell Potts, Largo; a daughter, Pamela Sue Lang, Largo; a brother, Ronnie Bassett, Ocala; two sisters, Annie Spencer, Lanett, Ala., and Betty Duncan, LaGrange, Ga.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
  • HICKMAN, GERALDINE F., 83, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., came to Stuart in 1971 from Akron, Ohio, and in 1999, she moved to Clearwater. She worked as a secretary for 20 years for United Steelworkers Union, Akron. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, and former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stuart, and St. Martha's Catholic Church, Akron. She was also a member of the Martin County Golf & Country Club and the Monterey Yacht and Country Club, both of Stuart. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Hulbert H.; three daughters, Skip Meadows, Clearwater, Karen Horrigan, Stuart, and Sallie Carroll, Valencia, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • IRVIN, TINA MARIE, 41, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif., and came here in 1987 from Pittsburgh. She was Lutheran. Survivors include two daughters, Freedom M. and Harmony A. Irvin, both of Clearwater; and a grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • SHELLMAN, MICHAEL X., 56, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Clearwater Center Genesis Elder Care. He came here in 1957 from his native Paducah, Ky., and worked as a computer programmer. Survivors include a daughter, Shannon Garcia, Sarasota; his father, William, Clearwater; and three grandsons, Nicklas, Christopher and Kyle Garcia, all of Sarasota. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • WILSON, BRETT ALAN, 19, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) in Cedartown, Ga. Survivors include his parents, Beth S. and Warren A. III, and a brother, Scott W., all of Clearwater; his paternal grandparents, Blanche L. and Warren A. Jr., Palm Harbor; and his maternal grandparents, Anne and William Stosser, Plantation,. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, Cedartown, Ga.
  • Dunedin

    • MacMILLAN, THOMAS, 72, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Jackson, Mich., and came here in 1972 from Flint, Mich. He retired as assistant director of the X-Ray Department at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He was a member of North Bay Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Elaine C.; two sons, Michael and Patrick, and a daughter, Luayne Smith, all of Michigan; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Montgomery, St. Petersburg, and Stephanie Nordstrom, Arizona; two stepsons, Steven Dayringer, Atlanta, and Michael Dayringer, Michigan; a brother, Robert, New Hampshire; a sister, Phyllis Hamilton, Michigan; 13 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SCHOENHOFEN, JEAN ANN, 80, of Dunedin, died Sunday (August 6, 2000) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Watertown, S.C., and came here in 1968 from Chicago. She retired as a secretary in the building permit department of the City of Clearwater. She was a volunteer at Mease Dunedin Hospital. There are no known survivors. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • BRIANNE, CARLTON J., 68, of Largo, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Atlantic City and came here in 1997 from Crestview. He worked as a boilermaker in construction and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Catholic and a member of Local 433, Tampa, and the American Legion in Crestview. Survivors include his wife, Mary; four daughters, Angel Foppiano, Largo, Laura J. and Viola F. Brianne, both of Dunedin, and Michelle M. Brianne, Elizabethtown, N.C.; two sons, Kevin R., Charleston, S.C., and James E., Dalton, Ga.; a brother, Charles D'Amour, Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Valeria Clark, Decker, Mich., and Eloise D'Amour-Dunn, Highland Park, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • DuQUETTE, CLIFFORD E., 81, of Largo, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Largo Medical Center under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came here in 1973 from his native Champlain, N.Y., where he was an industrial engineer analyst and worked 45 years for Harris Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Catholic, a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus and a member of American Legion Post 757, both of Champlain. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Agnes C.; a son, Gregory, West Chazy, N.Y.; a daughter, Candace Wright, Rotterdam, N.Y.; and three granddaughters, Michelle DuQuette, Cordova, Tenn., Heather DuQuette, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Natasha Cucinella, Boston. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SAWA, JOSEPH W., 88, of Largo, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Lwow, Poland and came here in 1985 from Chicago. He was a watchmaker and a British Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Anna; a son, Peter A., Largo; a daughter, Krystina Markut, Clearwater; two brothers, Edward, Sarasota, and Walter, Friendship, Wis.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Service, Largo.
    • STAPLETON, JOSEPH J., 84, of Largo, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1982 from Chalfont, Pa. He was a civil engineer and worked for George Miller & Son Construction, Warrington, Pa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, New Port Richey. Survivors include two daughters, Patrice Tinsley, Largo, and Chrisie Lue, Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Kirsten Taylor, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and John S. Lue Jr., Cary; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • EMANUEL, LOUIS S., 80, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center, Clearwater. He came here in 1986 from his native Elmira, N.Y., where he retired after 27 years as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Joelle Cannon, Palm Harbor; two sisters, Phyllis Mamie Cleary and Lena Limoncelli, both of Elmira; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • NAVARRO, ESPERANZA MARIA, 54, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Holiday, died Sunday (August 6, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She came to Holiday in 1970 from her native Cardenas, Cuba, and moved in 1977 to Palm Harbor. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Humberto, Palm Harbor, Carlos, Holiday, George, New Port Richey, and Orlando, Land O'Lakes; three daughters, Carmen East and Jackie Garcia, both of Port Richey, and Maria Reyes, Holiday; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • O'DAY, ROBERT J., 81, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. He came here in 1990 from his native Chicago, where he worked as a CPA for Allstate Insurance. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He attended St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs, and was a member of Knights of Columbus and the American Legion, both of Chicago. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Sharon; a son, James, Chicago; two daughters, Kathleen O'Day, Wheeling, Ill., and Mary Pat Meadow, Arlington Heights, Ill.; a sister, Helen Collins, Evanston, Ill.; and four grandsons. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

    Safety Harbor

    • COLEMAN, WILLIAM M. "BILL," 61, of Safety Harbor, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at home. He came here in 1992 from Miami, where he graduated from Miami University. He also graduated from Juilliard School of Music, New York City. He worked in banking and most recently for Hewlett Packard. Survivors include caregivers, Ed Chanese, Robert Buckel and David Lukac. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • ALMEDA, RITA M., 79, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (August 6, 2000) at home. She came to St. Petersburg in 1957 from Ashland, Mass., and moved in 1980 to Seminole. She worked as a department head for a retail store and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, William. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • BARTLETT, EDWARD JAMES, 79, of Seminole, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1972 from Sacramento, Calif. He retired from the Air Force after 30 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He flew 27 combat missions in World War II before he was shot down and interned in Switzerland. He later escaped. During his career in the Air Force, he achieved the rank of colonel and the rating of Command Pilot with more than 25,000 flying hours, and after he retired, he was a civilian employee for several years at McClennan Air Force Base in California, where he was chief of weapons systems in the Major Procurement Division. He was a past president of Seminole Lakes Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Bertha; a son, James, Davis, Calif.; a daughter, Anne Kyle, Seattle; a sister, Mary Babin, Naples; and three grandchildren, James and Shea Kyle, Seattle, and Brian Bartlett, Davis. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • FORSTER, PETER S., 62, of Seminole, died Sunday (August 6, 2000) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • GOODSON, RAYFORD B. "RAY," 79, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Seminole, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. He came to St. Petersburg in 1936 from his native Kayuka, and moved to Seminole in 1990, before returning to St. Petersburg in 1999. He worked for Florida Power Corp. and Dick Mitchell Electric. He founded Goodson Electric in 1956 and was an electrical contractor and consultant in Pinellas County. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Cherbourg, France. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Linda; two sons, Richard, Oconomowoc, Wis., and Michael, Seminole; a daughter, Christine Goodson, St. Petersburg; a stepson, Robert Metsker, Virginia Beach, Va.; a stepdaughter, Nancy K. Metsker, Seminole; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WAHL, FREDERICK G., 85, of Seminole, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (August 6, 2000) at Freedom Square Nursing Center, Seminole. He came here in 1979 from his native Indianapolis, where he retired after 40 years as a mechanical engineer with Ingersoll-Rand. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo, the Masonic Lodge in Connecticut and the Purdue Almuni Association. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Gueraldine S.; a daughter, Joan W. Taylor, Palm Harbor; two sons, John, Rochester, Mich., and James, Wellington; a brother, Eugene, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and six grandchildren, Susan Taylor, Palm Harbor, Kimberly Taylor, Gainesville, Kristen Wahl, Rochester, John D. Wahl, Washington, D.C., and Christopher and Matthew Wahl, both of Wellington. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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  • ADAMS, MAURICE, J., 77, of Clearwater, died Thursday (August 3, 2000) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Gloucester, England, and came here in 1995 from Long Pond, Pa. He was a retired systems operator and worked 35 years for American district Telegraph Security Systems in Paterson, N.J. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Safety Harbor, and worked in the church's gift shop. He was an award-winning bowler and a member of the VFW, Denville, N.J. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Emma M.; three sons, Mark, Newman, Ga., and Paul and Phillip, both of Florida; a daughter, Jessica Adams, Tennessee; a brother, David, Denville; a sister, Kathleen Heuser, Jamesburg, N.J.; two stepsons, Richard Books, San Diego, and James Books, Albuquerque, N.M., three stepdaughters, Susanne Books, Lancaster, Pa., Edith Giusti, Hopatcong, N.J., Kathleen Morgan, Succasunna, N.J., 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • ALVAREZ, CARMEN, 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. He was born in Havana and came here in 1978 from New York City. She worked 10 years in the office of the YMCA in Clearwater. She was Catholic and a member and a past district noble grand officer of the Rebeccah Lodge in New York. Survivors include two sons, Florentino, Tampa, and Manuel, Miami; two daughters, Rose Marie Hoke, St. Petersburg, and Gala Cruz, Miami; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.
  • ARTILLE, SUE, 66, of Clearwater, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She was born in Shawmut, Ala., and came here in 1958 from LaGrange, Ga. She retired as a housekeeper with the Adams Mark Resort Hotel, Clearwater Beach. Survivors include two sons, Larry Potts, Clearwater, and Bennie Terrell Potts, Largo; a daughter, Pamela Sue Lang, Largo; a brother, Ronnie Bassett, Ocala; two sisters, Annie Spencer, Lanett, Ala., and Betty Duncan, LaGrange, Ga.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
  • HICKMAN, GERALDINE F., 83, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., came to Stuart in 1971 from Akron, Ohio, and in 1999, she moved to Clearwater. She worked as a secretary for 20 years for United Steelworkers Union, Akron. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, and former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stuart, and St. Martha's Catholic Church, Akron. She was also a member of the Martin County Golf & Country Club and the Monterey Yacht and Country Club, both of Stuart. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Hulbert H.; three daughters, Skip Meadows, Clearwater, Karen Horrigan, Stuart, and Sallie Carroll, Valencia, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • IRVIN, TINA MARIE, 41, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 31, 2000) at home. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif., and came here in 1987 from Pittsburgh. She was Lutheran. Survivors include two daughters, Freedom M. and Harmony A. Irvin, both of Clearwater; and a grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • SHELLMAN, MICHAEL X., 56, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Clearwater Center Genesis Elder Care. He came here in 1957 from his native Paducah, Ky., and worked as a computer programmer. Survivors include a daughter, Shannon Garcia, Sarasota; his father, William, Clearwater; and three grandsons, Nicklas, Christopher and Kyle Garcia, all of Sarasota. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • WILSON, BRETT ALAN, 19, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 23, 2000) in Cedartown, Ga. Survivors include his parents, Beth S. and Warren A. III, and a brother, Scott W., all of Clearwater; his paternal grandparents, Blanche L. and Warren A. Jr., Palm Harbor; and his maternal grandparents, Anne and William Stosser, Plantation,. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, Cedartown, Ga.
  • Largo

    • BRIANNE, CARLTON J., 68, of Largo, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Atlantic City and came here in 1997 from Crestview. He worked as a boilermaker in construction and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Catholic and a member of Local 433, Tampa, and the American Legion in Crestview. Survivors include his wife, Mary; four daughters, Angel Foppiano, Largo, Laura J. and Viola F. Brianne, both of Dunedin, and Michelle M. Brianne, Elizabethtown, N.C.; two sons, Kevin R., Charleston, S.C., and James E., Dalton, Ga.; a brother, Charles D'Amour, Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Valeria Clark, Decker, Mich., and Eloise D'Amour-Dunn, Highland Park, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • DuQUETTE, CLIFFORD E., 81, of Largo, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Largo Medical Center under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came here in 1973 from his native Champlain, N.Y., where he was an industrial engineer analyst and worked 45 years for Harris Corp. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Catholic, a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus and a member of American Legion Post 757, both of Champlain. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Agnes C.; a son, Gregory, West Chazy, N.Y.; a daughter, Candace Wright, Rotterdam, N.Y.; and three granddaughters, Michelle DuQuette, Cordova, Tenn., Heather DuQuette, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Natasha Cucinella, Boston. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SAWA, JOSEPH W., 88, of Largo, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Lwow, Poland and came here in 1985 from Chicago. He was a watchmaker and a British Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Anna; a son, Peter A., Largo; a daughter, Krystina Markut, Clearwater; two brothers, Edward, Sarasota, and Walter, Friendship, Wis.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Service, Largo.
    • STAPLETON, JOSEPH J., 84, of Largo, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at home. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1982 from Chalfont, Pa. He was a civil engineer and worked for George Miller & Son Construction, Warrington, Pa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, New Port Richey. Survivors include two daughters, Patrice Tinsley, Largo, and Chrisie Lue, Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Kirsten Taylor, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and John S. Lue Jr., Cary; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Pinellas Park

    • FITZPATRICK, EUGENE D., 66, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at home. He came here in 1942 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a self-employed painter and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Pentecostal. Survivors include two sons, Douglas E. and James D., both of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Patricia A. Rowe and Michelle Faith Fitzpatrick, both of Pinellas Park; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
    • FRIERY, THOMAS W. IV, 44, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital as the result of a mobile-home fire. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he came here in 1969 from North Bergen, N.J. He was a maintenance worker for Crystal Lake Mobile Resort, Pinellas Park. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Thomas W. V, and Timothy R., both of Hernando; his parents, Thomas W. III and Marilyn Friery, a sister, Donna Felgentreff, and his maternal grandmother, Marion Bruehwiler, all of Pinellas Park; and a grandson, Brandon L., Hernando. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • HOY, BERYL E., 90, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Moscow, Mich., she came here in 1989 from Tawas City, Mich., where she retired in 1974 after 31 years as a teacher. She was Methodist. Survivors include three daughters, Janie Hickok, Pinellas Park, Joyce Harrington, Rose City, Mich., and Mary Lou Phipps, Port Huron, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Redington Shores

    • CHANCE, CHARLES, 50, of Redington Shores, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at home. Born in Keokuk, Iowa, he came here in 1965 from Illinois. A 1968 Boca Ciega High School graduate, he was a laborer and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include a son, Jason, Charleston, Ill.; a brother, Tony, Glendale, Calif.; two sisters, Vanna Chance, Redington Shores, and Cindy Jenkins, Fort Lauderdale; a nephew, Joseph Jenkins, and a niece, Angela Jenkins, both of Tallahassee. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Safety Harbor

    • COLEMAN, WILLIAM M. "BILL," 61, of Safety Harbor, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at home. He came here in 1992 from Miami, where he graduated from Miami University. He also graduated from Juilliard School of Music, New York City. He worked in banking and most recently for Hewlett Packard. Survivors include caregivers, Ed Chanese, Robert Buckel and David Lukac. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

    St. Petersburg

    • BAKER, CHRISTINE R., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 26, 2000) at home. Born in Clarksville, Va., she came here in 1944 from Richmond, Va. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Stephens, Fairburn, Ga., and Bonnie J. Baker, St. Petersburg; and her companion, Dale Stillwagon, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • BARNETT, RUBY, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She was born in Folsomville, Ind., and came here in 1980 from Indiana. She was a cashier for the city of Pinellas Park and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Richard R. Rauscher, St. Petersburg, and John F. Barnett, Nokomis; three daughters, Brenda Fowler and Jody LaRue, both of Pinellas Park, and Cathy Smith, Palm Bay; three brothers, Lloyd Sims, Beaver Dam, Ky., Louis Sims, Rockport, Ind., and Murrel Sims, Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Helen Barclay, Evansville; and four grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • BURFORD, DANIEL P. "GATOR," 46, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Aug. 3, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. An Indianapolis native, he came here earlier this year from Big Lake, Minn. He was a construction worker. Survivors include his mother, Fran Donoho; six sons, Brent and Danny Jr., both of Waconia, Minn., and Grant, Brian, Bradley and Eric, all of Big Lake; a daughter, Amanda Burford, Waconia; four sisters, Dabney Alldredge, Palm Harbor, Dawn Webb, Richardson, Texas, Deidre Langley, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Drucilla Burford, Pinellas Park; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • BURNS, MARY J., 56, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at home of cancer. Born in Boston, she came here in 1992 from North Attleboro, Mass. She was a retired seamstress in the sailmaking industry. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Paul E. Sr.; four sons, Paul E. Jr., Michael, David and Brian, all of St. Petersburg; a sister, Helen Roccia, North Attleboro; two brothers, Joseph Fellini, Walpole, Mass., and Marty Fellini, Monterey, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CALLAHAN, JOHN F., 85, of Tulsa, Okla., and St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Aug. 3, 2000) in Tulsa. Born in Sawkill, N.Y., he came here in 1973. He was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Neighborly Senior Services. Survivors include a brother, Joseph P., Far Rockaway, N.Y.; a daughter, Monte Prater, Tulsa; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Moore's Rosewood Chapel, Tulsa.
    • CONNOLLY, SEVILLA R., 95, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at The Abbey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Wauseon, Ohio, she came to St. Petersburg in 1973 from Montpelier, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She was a member of Albright United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Glenn A., St. Petersburg, and Leonard G., Traverse City, Mich.; a granddaughter; and two grandsons. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DICKSON, EDDIE, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. He came here in 1952 from his native Quincy. He was a steel worker and a member of Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Vergie Richardson, Quincy, and Delois Adams, St. Petersburg; a sister, Eddie Beatrice Foster, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including his caregiver, John Foster, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HARTMANN, LAWRENCE T. "LARRY," 81, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000). He was born in College Point, N.Y., and came here in 1995 from Bayonet Point. He was an insurance underwriter and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dorothy J.; two sons, Jack, Largo, and Richard, Sag Harbor, N.Y.; a sister, Adelaide Mozynski, Round Top, N.Y.; a brother, Albert, Glen Head, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HAYES, ANNE L., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Detroit, she came here in 1962 from Atlanta. She was the executive secretary for Dr. Maurice Barton in St. Petersburg for 15 years. She was a volunteer at Maximo Elementary School, All Children's Hospital and Edward White Hospital. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Charles W.; a son, Allen Garaffa, Atlanta; a daughter, Elissa Williams, Fort Worth, Texas; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • McJUNKIN, ROBERT E. "BOB," 62, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Warren, Pa., and came here in 1983 from Corry, Pa. He was an electrician and an Air Force veteran. He was an avid sports fan, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Tall and Terrific Club. Survivors include two sisters, Alice Loomis, Ashville, N.Y., and Dorothy Pierce, Corry. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SAYE-MICHELS, EUNICE M., 82, of Lake Jefferson, Minn., a seasonal resident of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital, Mankato, Minn. Born in Worthington, Minn., she was a seasonal resident of St. Petersburg for the past seven years. She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing, Rochester, Minn. She was the director of operating room services at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mankato and the Association of Operating Room Nurses. She volunteered for the Red Cross blood pressure clinic, the United Way, and hospice at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital. She was a member of the First Covenant Church and the Moose Lodge, both in St. Petersburg. She was an avid gardener. Survivors include a son, Ronald Saye, North Mankato, Minn.; two daughters, Judy Saye-Willis, Faribault, Minn., and Geraldine Elliott, Bloomington, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Diane Steffensmeier, North Mankato; three stepsons, Robert Michels and Thomas Michels, both of Mankato, and Larry Michels, St. Louis Park, Minn.; two sisters, Dorothy Graf, Brewster, Minn., and Delores Morey, Harrisburg, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Landkamer Johnson-Boman Funeral Home, Mankato, Minn.
    • TOPPING, DAVID BERGER, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 6, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. A native of Terre Haute, Ind., he came here in 1983 from Holmes Beach. He was a retired Terre Haute firefighter. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Euclid Masonic Lodge 573 F&AM. Survivors include three sons, David B. Jr., Stevensville, Mich., Robert A., St. Petersburg, and Donald, Traverse City, Mich.; a daughter, Laura May Topping, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TURNER, JEAN HALSEY, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 10, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Birmingham, Mich., she came here in 1968 from Detroit. She was a 1939 graduate of Grace Hospital School of Nursing and was a 1960 graduate of Wayne State University, where she was a member of the nursing sorority, both in Detroit. She was a registered nurse instructor at Sinai Hospital in Detroit during World War II and taught at Highland Park (Mich.) Hospital. She worked for Mease Hospital, Dunedin, for 15 years and was a hospice volunteer in Largo. She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church, Largo. She was an avid swimmer and reader. Survivors include a son, James, West Bloomfield, Mich.; a daughter, Kay Frances Turner, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Earl Halsey, Almont, Mich.; and a sister, Helen W. Halsey, St. Petersburg. A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, Royal Oak, Mich.
    • WIINIKAINEN, RICHARD A., 37, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Gardner, Mass., he came here in 1983 from the East Coast of Florida. He was a truck driver for Ryder Integrated Logistics, Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Teresa; a daughter, Leah, St. Petersburg; a brother, Brian, and his father, Donald E., both of Tampa. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.

    Seminole

    • ALMEDA, RITA M., 79, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (August 6, 2000) at home. She came to St. Petersburg in 1957 from Ashland, Mass., and moved in 1980 to Seminole. She worked as a department head for a retail store and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, William. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • BARTLETT, EDWARD JAMES, 79, of Seminole, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1972 from Sacramento, Calif. He retired from the Air Force after 30 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He flew 27 combat missions in World War II before he was shot down and interned in Switzerland. He later escaped. During his career in the Air Force, he achieved the rank of colonel and the rating of Command Pilot with more than 25,000 flying hours, and after he retired, he was a civilian employee for several years at McClennan Air Force Base in California, where he was chief of weapons systems in the Major Procurement Division. He was a past president of Seminole Lakes Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Bertha; a son, James, Davis, Calif.; a daughter, Anne Kyle, Seattle; a sister, Mary Babin, Naples; and three grandchildren, James and Shea Kyle, Seattle, and Brian Bartlett, Davis. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • FORSTER, PETER S., 62, of Seminole, died Sunday (August 6, 2000) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • GOODSON, RAYFORD B. "RAY," 79, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Seminole, died Friday (Aug. 4, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. He came to St. Petersburg in 1936 from his native Kayuka, and moved to Seminole in 1990, before returning to St. Petersburg in 1999. He worked for Florida Power Corp. and Dick Mitchell Electric. He founded Goodson Electric in 1956 and was an electrical contractor and consultant in Pinellas County. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Cherbourg, France. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Linda; two sons, Richard, Oconomowoc, Wis., and Michael, Seminole; a daughter, Christine Goodson, St. Petersburg; a stepson, Robert Metsker, Virginia Beach, Va.; a stepdaughter, Nancy K. Metsker, Seminole; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WAHL, FREDERICK G., 85, of Seminole, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (August 6, 2000) at Freedom Square Nursing Center, Seminole. He came here in 1979 from his native Indianapolis, where he retired after 40 years as a mechanical engineer with Ingersoll-Rand. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Anona United Methodist Church of Largo, the Masonic Lodge in Connecticut and the Purdue Almuni Association. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Gueraldine S.; a daughter, Joan W. Taylor, Palm Harbor; two sons, John, Rochester, Mich., and James, Wellington; a brother, Eugene, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and six grandchildren, Susan Taylor, Palm Harbor, Kimberly Taylor, Gainesville, Kristen Wahl, Rochester, John D. Wahl, Washington, D.C., and Christopher and Matthew Wahl, both of Wellington. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
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