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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, August 15, 2000

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

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  • FANNING, HAROLD H., 91, of Riverhead, N.Y., and Inverness, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. He was a part-time resident here coming from his native Riverhead and was a retired postal clerk in Riverside, N.Y. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, Riverhead. Survivors include two sons, Harold A., Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Raymond Homan, Hampton Bays, N.Y.; three daughters, Betty Hunsucker, Inverness, Joan Golden, Riverhead, and Phyllis Hawkins, Chase City, Va.; 24 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • McGUFFIN, MAMIE, 79, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday (Aug. 10, 2000). Born in Hot Springs, Va., she came here 24 years ago from Oak HIll, W.Va. She was a retired LPN and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Beverly Hills Civic Association, the Moose Lodge, W.Va., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and the vice president of the Democratic Party, Fayetteville County, W.Va. Survivors include two sons, Buddy, Crystal River, and David, Beverly Hills; a daughter, Janet Culbertson, Inverness; two brothers, Carl Vass, Rhodell, W.Va., and Denzil Vass, Pontiac, Mich.; two sisters, Carolyn Nichols, Oak Hill, and Margaret Leatherman, Westminster, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Cremation, Beverly Hills.
  • O'BRISKI, JOSEPH HENRY, 70, of Homosassa, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000). Born in Glen Head, N.Y., he came here 19 years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and was a foreman in the construction industry. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Heavy Road and Construction Local 1298, Hempstead, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; two sons, Robert and Glenn, both of Inverness; three daughters, Debbie Watson, East Northport, N.Y., Barbara Reutzel, Port Charlotte, and Kathleen Jarmula, Huntington, N.Y.; three sisters, Rose Marie MacKenzie, Levittown, N.Y., Ann Butler, West Babylon, N.Y., and Barbara Zack, Franklin Square, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • QUINN, GEORGE EDWARD, 66, of Floral City, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Detroit, he came here 13 years ago from St. Petersburg and drove a school bus for the Citrus County school system for the past 10 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and the Inverness Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4337. Survivors include his wife, Rita A. Saliba Quinn; five sons, Dennis, Denver, David, Virginia Beach, Va., Daniel, Orlando, and Gregory and John, both of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Kathleen Litton and Michele Quinn, both of St. Petersburg; two brothers, John, Northville, Mich., and Charles, Dexter, Mich.; three sisters, Jacqueline McGowan, Bonita Springs, and Margaret Page and Shirley Williams, both of Taylor, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • BLASKETT, VERA H., 80, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Aug. 10, 2000) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Chaumont, N.Y., she came here this year from Oneida, N.Y. She was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Roy Reed, Tampa, and Ray Reed, Canastota, N.Y.: a daughter, Joan Carlino, Spring Hill; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • McCANN, CARMEN M., 74, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she came here 13 years ago from Cleveland. She was a keypunch operator for a shipping company and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Cathilic Church. Survivors include her husband, Michael "Mike"; three sons, Michael, Patrick, and Marty, all of Cleveland; a sister, Mary Roberts, Richfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • NICHOLAS, VINCENT, 73, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Hammond, Ind., he came here 30 years ago from Trenton, Mich., and was a retired engineer in a manufacturing company. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Madlyn; two sons, Jeff, Spring Hill, and Don, Onamia, Minn.; a daughter, Sandra Nicholas, Spring Hill; his mother, Ethel Nicholas, Farmington Falls, Mich.; a brother, Albert, Shelby, Mich.; a sister, Dorothy Puddy, Wixom, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill, Brooksville.
  • QUINN, JAMES JOSEPH, 69, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at home. Born in Newark, N.J., he came here five years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a retired engineer in the health care industry. He was Catholic and a member of the Sons of Norway and the Marine Corps League, Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Anne Marie; two sons, Jim, Harstad, Norway, and Kris, Spring Hill; a brother, Thomas, Levittown, N.Y.; two sisters, Patricia Giovingo, Levittown, and Lorraine Lewis, Roanoke, Va.; and one grandchild. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • VOGEL, PAUL R., 87, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Aug 11, 2000) at home. Survivors include his wife, Elura; and a son, Terry, Spring Hill. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • WOOD, PHILIP B., 76, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at home. Born in Chicago, he came here 14 years ago from Clarendon Hills, Ill. He was an electrician for General Electric. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree, both in Spring Hill, and the Elks Lodge, Brooksville. Survivors include his wife, Helen P.; a daughter, Sandra Scaletta; and four grandchildren. Turner Cremation and Memorial Chapel, Spring Hill.
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  • ADORNO, MARIA, 76, of Dade City, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at Heritage Park Specialty Care Center, Dade City. Born in San Tuce, Puerto Rico, she moved to Dade City two years ago from Tampa. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Kingston, N.Y. Survivors include a son, Raymon, Dade City; three daughters, Elizabeth Adorno, Dade City, Margaret Garcia, Tampa, and Carmen Adorno, Kingston; a sister, Olga Miranda, Tampa; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Hodges Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • APLIN, HENRY R., 88, of Lutz, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in De Funiak Springs, he came here in 1931. He was a trim carpenter and was a member of Carpenter's Hall Local No. 696. He was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Henry Jr., Robert, and Bennie, all of Lutz; four daughters, Jane White, Lutz, Joann Rairigh, Tampa, Janet Scoggins, Mango, and Betty Jo Barton, Dade City; 24 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • BLANCHARD, WILNER, 42, of Tampa, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000). Born in Haiti, he came here over 19 years ago. He was a cook for Village Inn Restaurants. He was a member of Tampa Gospel and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Mary Carol; three sons, Geoffrey W. Black, Chris J. Black and Jefte Blanchard; a daughter, Ashley M. Black; father, Joseph Meridoine Blanchard; two brothers, Fritz and Ernst; and three sisters, Rosie Blanchard, Jesula B. Menes, and Elaine Blanchard. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CEPERO, EDUARDO L., 67, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000). Born in Cuba, he came here recently. He was a salesclerk for a grocery store and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Eduardo Jr., Cuba; a daughter, Beatriz Cepero, Cuba; four brothers, Miguel and Alejandro Cepero, both of Tampa, Andres Diaz, West Palm Beach, and Ramon Diaz, Cuba; three sisters, Ondina Cepero, Tampa, Edilia Diaz, Miami, and Hilda Diaz, Cuba; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • EACHON, DAVID ROY, 32, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Born in Englewood, Colo., he came here in 1980 from Miami. He was an aircraft pilot and designer. He belonged to the A.A.O.P.A. and was Christian. Survivors include his companion, Dyana Monzo; mother, Joy Eachon Kear, Denver; three brothers, Michael and Stephen, both of Tampa, and John, Denver; and a sister, Trish Hawkins, Phoenix. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • EARLEY, DORIS L., 78, of Sun City Center, died Thursday (Aug. 10, 2000) at South Bay Hospital. She was born in Cleveland. She was a librarian. Survivors include a son, Daniel, Hiram, Ohio; a daughter, Debby, Sun City Center; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.
  • INMAN, LARRY R., 48, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000) at home. Born in Sanford, N.C., he came here in 1972. He was a bartender and minor league baseball player for the Atlanta Braves. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Beasley "Andi"; a daughter, Lisa Student, St. Petersburg; stepfather, Samuel B. Strickland, Dunn, N.C.; two brothers, Tim Inman, Erwin, N.C. and Jimmy Branch, Spring Lake, N.C.; a sister, Joyce Lawrence, Seattle; and three grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Dale Mabry, Tampa.
  • KITCHEL, KENNETH LEE, 53, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at Brandon Regional Medical Center. Born in Logansport, Ind., he came to the area in 1970 from Venice, Fla. He was an electrician. He was a member of the De Soto Lodge No. 105 F&AM, the Kockritz Rifles, 7th Florida Company-B, C.S.A., John T. Lesley Camp No. 1282, IBEW Local No. 915, American Legion Post 159. He was a Vietnam War Navy veteran and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jane Ann; two sons, Brian C. and Matthew, both of Valrico; mother, Betty Kitchel, Logansport, Ind.; father, Lawrence Kitchel, Venice, Fla.; a brother, Donald, S. Venice, Fla.; two sisters, Jane Hollin, Port Charlotte, and Carol Johnson, Venice, Fla. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MAYE, CLARA MAE, 95, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000). Born in Morgan, Ga., she came here in 1990 from Macon, Ga. She was a retired seamstress for Davidson's department store and was a member of First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace. Survivors include a brother, Henry Almand, Macon, Ga.; a sister, Rubye Pearl Stevenson, Amelia Island, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • METZ, ROBERT JAMES, 47, of Lutz, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000). He was born in Detroit. He was a self-employed maintenance worker and Vietnam Marine veteran. Survivors include two daughters, Julie Metz and Jennifer Metz, both of Taylor, Mich.; a brother, Don, Lutz; two sisters, Nancy Capstick, White Lake, Mich. and Diane Andersen, Livonia, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
  • METZGER, ANN, 85, of Thonotosassa, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000) at home. She was a Tampa native and came here in 1989 from Cleveland. She was a homemaker and was a member of Thonotosassa Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include her husband, Austin; a son, John Metzger, Toms River, N.J.; a daughter, Louise Hein, Thonotosassa; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MOORE, MILDRED I., 76, of Gibsonton, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Columbus, Ohio, she came here 30 years ago. Survivors include four sons, David Lee, Columbus, Ohio, Gerald L., Savannah, Ga., Ronald and John Paul, both of Ruskin; a daughter, Nancy Fisher, Gibsonton; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.
  • PALMER, LOIS MARIE, 87, of Brandon, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2000). She was born in Laurel Hill and longtime resident of the Tampa area. She was a homemaker. She was a Red Cross volunteer and was a member of Brandon Assembly of God. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Faye Allen, Lithia, and Mary Allen, Plant City; a brother, Fletcher W. Carter, Columbus, Ga.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • PIREZ, AMELIA, 86, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000) at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Taunton, Mass. and lifelong resident of Tampa. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Manuel and Louis, both of Tampa, and Carl, St. Petersburg; three daughters, Delores Harmon and Gail Woodham, both of Tampa, and Carmen Woodard, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Dale Mabry Chapel, Tampa.
  • REILLY, WILLIAM P. JR., 77, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000) at home. Born in Milwaukee, he came here in 1956. He was a Merchant Marine and member of the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary H.; a son, William P. III, Dunnellon; five daughters, Theresa Gagne and Mary Tramer, both of Lutz, Pat Mathewson, Odessa, Louise Koschler and Catherine Ahwash, both of Tampa; two brothers, Tom, Los Angeles and Dennis, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Natalie Nelson, Milwaukee and Mary Cermak, Washington D.C.; and 10 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • RINGELSPAUGH, DONALD "DON," 89, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000). Born in Sydney, Ohio, he came here in 49 years ago. He was a well-known artist by trade in the area for 51 years. He designed the Kapok Tree Inn restaurants as well as many private homes. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, the International Brotherhood of Painters, and was Brethren. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Martino, Tampa; two brothers, Kenneth and Gerald Ringelspaugh, both of Tampa; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • ROMAN, MARIA A., 70, of Tampa, died Monday (Aug. 7, 2000) at Vencor Hospital. Born in Puerto Rico, she came here in 1990. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include six daughters, Carmen Suarez Colon, Brandon, Wency Rodriguez and Gladys Rodriguez, both of Puerto Rico, Magaly Rodriguez, Elsie Irrizary, and Nelly Perez, all of Tampa; a son, William Rodriguez, Chicago; a sister, Adelaida Roman, Puerto Rico; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • TIGUE, MILTON SR., 64, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at home. Born in Winchester, Tenn., he moved to Brooksville 13 years ago from Tampa. He was a sub-contractor in the construction of metal buildings. He was Baptist and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Batten Tigue; a son, Milton Jr., Plant City; three daughters, Darlene Garrison and Fawn Andino, both of Tampa, and Terri Carter, Brooksville; two brothers, Clifton and Charles, both of Tampa; a sister, Brenda Sanders, Winchester; eight grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • VINCENT, JACK ROLAND SR., 79, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he came here 40 years ago. He was a self-employed exterminator. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post III, Z.H. Moose Lodge and First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills. Survivors include his companion, Martie Mickle, Zephyrhills; two sons, Jack R. and Joseph Michael, Tampa; a sister, Shana Lee, Land O'Lakes; two brothers, Stanley L., Land O'Lakes and Lawrence A., Tampa; a sister, Alice Shaffer, Zephyrhills; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • WILBUR, PATRICIA, 75, of Riverview, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Stanford, Conn., she came here seven years ago from Miami. She was homemaker and was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Seaman; two sons, Dale, Laurel, Md. and Eric, Riverview; a sister, Charlotte Bouey, Douglasville, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
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  • EVANS, JOHN L., 69, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at home. Born in Johnstown, Pa., he came here 11 years ago from Saddle Brook, N.J., and was a dental technician for Superior Dental Lab. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church amd an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Pat; three sons, William, Kinnelon, N.J., Christopher, Worcester, Mass., and Jeffrey, Garfield, N.J.; and four grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • GILLAM, JIMMIE, 52, of Holiday, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at home. Born in Paintsville, Ky., he came here 20 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Florida Rock Co., New Port Richey, and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Gayle L.; a son, Jeffrey L., Holiday; six daughters, Carrie Waugh, Ohio, Dee Ganshiemer, Columbus, Heather Cahill, Groveport, Ohio, Tracee Gillam, Jessica Gillam, and Lisa Gillam, all of Holiday; his parents, Clarence and Edith Gillam, Columbus ; four brothers, Roger, Rickey, and David, all of Columbus, and Kenny, Lockbourne, Ohio; a sister, Pam Kamenelis, Virginia; and eight grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday
  • KESSLER, EDWARD, 83, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he came here 19 years ago from Farmington Hills, Mich. He was a retired accountant for Unistrut Corp., Wayne, Mich, and a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Port Richey, the Polish-American Social Club and the Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, both in Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Claudine; a son, Robert Edward, Lathrup Village, Mich.; two daughters, Delores Kennedy, Labadie, Mo., and Cynthia Ford, Pinckney, Mich.; a brother, Ernest Conrad, Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Margaret Clever and Martha Conrad, both of Lansing; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point.
  • HARRIS-LOPEZ, ROSEANNE, 87, of Holiday, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000). Born in Kansas City, Mo., she came here 11 years ago from Lansing, Ill., and was a piano teacher. She was Catholic and a member of the Garden Club of New Port Richey, the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, and the Tahiti-Aloha-Tiki Civic Association. There are no known survivors. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • HOWARD, ANNE K., 89, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. She came here from her native Cleveland and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. There are no known immediate survivors. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • MARINA, ANDREW, 85, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he came here 30 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired postal service letter carrier and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hudson. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dora; a son, Joseph, Port Richey; three daughters, Lily Marina, Port Richey, Betty Melucci, Hudson, and Angelin Sfoglia, Westlake Village, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • MILLER, ANNA F., 72, of Holiday, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here eight years ago from Levittown, N.Y. She was a bank officer for Astoria Savings and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. Survivors include her husband, Arthur R.; a son, Arthur R. Jr., Middletowns, N.Y.; a daughter, Nancy Moore, New Port Richey; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • MIMMOVICH, JOHN R. "PUDGY," 48, of Port Richey, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Pueblo, Colo., he came here three days ago from Harrison, Maine. He was a retired computer chip assembler for National Semi Conductor Co., South Portland, Maine. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Dianna L.; two daughters, Katrina M. Mimmovich and Tammy Jean Beote, both of Portland, Maine; two brothers, Thomas P. and Michael P., both of Port Richey; a sister, Donna Neptune, Westbrook, Maine; and six grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • MURDOCK, INA M., 90, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Aug. 10, 2000). Born in Wilsonville, Ala., she moved to the Tampa area prior to coming to New Port Richey. She was a cafeteria manager for county government and a member of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Chancey, New Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry and Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • NERI, LOUIS, 71, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he came here three years ago from Westchester, N.Y. He was the owner of a hardware and paint supply store and a member of St. John's Evangelist Church, Mahopac, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; a son, William P., New Port Richey; a daughter, Barbara Juanis, Weeki Wachee; two brothers, Al, St. James, N.Y., and John, Stanfordville, N.Y.; and a sister, Jean Mazza, Nesconset, N.Y. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • RONNKUIST, GEORGE GUSTAV, 83, of Hudson, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 20 years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and was a retired operation engineer for Dime Savings Bank, Brooklyn. He was Lutheran and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Esther; two daughters, Constance E. Braun, Hudson, and Linda A. Jonasson, Laurence Harbor, N.J.; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SANDERS, GERALD E., 66, of Holiday, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Boone County, Ind., he came here 16 years ago from Lebanon, Ind., and was a superintendent for American Utilities, New Port Richey. He was Protestant and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Helen I.; three sons, Mark E., Lebanon, Ind., Thomas W., Bayonet Point, and Brian T., New Port Richey; a brother, Kenneth, Colfax, Ind.; five sisters, Buelah Melvin and Mary Barton, both of Lebanon, Ind., Velma Roberts, Mildred Stevens, and Ruby Mendall, all of Sheridan, Ind.; and eight grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • SMART, ROBERT E., 80, of Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000). Born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., he came to Port Richey four months ago from Largo and came to Florida 18 years ago from Saratoga, N.Y. He was a retired New York state employee and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include two brothers, James L., Port Richey, and Harrison A., Schenectady, N.Y.; and a sister, Marion Garney, Dundee. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • TURNER, BERNADETTE, 75, of Lutz, formerly of Dunedin, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000). Born in Chicago, she came to the Tampa area four years ago from Dunedin. She was a legal secretary. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Tessman, Zephyrhills; a sister, Arlene Kalish, Tarpon Springs; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry and Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O"Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
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    Belleair

    • HOGLE, J. GILBERT, 78, of Belleair, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at home. He was born in Wethersfield, Conn., and came here in 1968 from Syracuse, N.Y. He was a real estate broker and partner in Hogle & Neely Brokerage, Belleair. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and a member of Belleair Country Club, Heisler-Johnson American Legion Post 119, Largo, and the Naval Airship Association. Survivors include a son, David, Pensacola; two daughters, Diane Fletcher, Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Holly Day, Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Lydia Duff, Madison, Conn.; his companion, Elizabeth Sellers, Belleair; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • KELSAY, CONSTANCE "CONNIE," 77, of Belleair, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital. She was born in Detroit, came to St. Petersburg in 1950 from El Paso, Texas, and moved to Belleair this year. She worked for several years at the former Maas Brothers department store, serving in the gifts, fruit shipping, cosmetics, photo and stationery departments. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, St. Petersburg, where she was a Sunday school teacher, organist and leader, and the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston. She was past president of the Disston Junior High PTA and a Girl Scouts of America troop leader, serving on local and regional boards as a trainer and program chairman. She was a delegate to Girl Scout national conventions in Philadelphia and St. Louis. She was a member of the Women's Service League in St. Petersburg and was social activities director for Bay Island Yacht Club. She was a member and officer of the St. Petersburg Opti-Mrs Club and was elected to the club's hall of fame in 1983. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Charles; a daughter, Sharon McClary, Jacksonville; a son, Kurt E. Beard, Largo; a stepdaughter, Karen Kelsay, South Pasadena; two sisters, Betty Jean Dignan, Flint, Mich., and Nancy Hopson, Rankin, Mich.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

    Belleair Bluffs

    • MAXWELL, EMMA JEAN, 59, of Belleair Bluffs, died Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Lawrence, Kan., and came here in 1986 from Topeka, Kan. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at Largo Medical Center. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Keith; three sons, John and Keith Whitsell, both of Belleair Bluffs, and Frank Whitsell, Topeka; and a daughter, Angela Whitsell, Tonganoxie, Kan. Belleair Cremation and Burial Society, Belleair Bluffs.

    Clearwater

    • CRUZ, ANNA, 92, of Clearwater, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Kelayres, Pa., and came here in 1989 from Hampton Bays, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Kenneth D., Howard Beach, N.Y.; and a sister, Julia Lutz, Pacific Grove, Calif. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LUCKETT, GORDON T., 77, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare, Clearwater. He was born in Wichita, Kan., and came here in 1995 from Gary, Ind. He was a seaman and worked on tugboats. Survivors include his wife, Ann; and a son, Patrick, Chicago. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • LUDLAM, ELLEN M., 50, of Clearwater, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at home. She was born in Ohio and came here in 1988 from North Carolina. She was a homemaker and Christian. Survivors include children, Skip, Michael, Kristen and Elizabeth Ludlam, her mother, Veronica Jeswald, and a brother, James Jeswald, all of Clearwater; and two grandsons. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MATOS, ANGELINE S., 97, of Clearwater, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at Viewtop Hospice House, Clearwater. She was born in Forest City, Pa., and came here around 1970 from Ohio, where she retired as a teacher and taught at the Oliver Hazard Perry and Brett Elementary schools. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo, and the Ranch Mobile Association. Survivors include two nieces, Eileen Kidner, Willowick, Ohio, and Mary Joan MacDowell, Media, Pa.; two nephews, Louis Skubic, Mentor, Ohio, and Bruce Tyler, Euclid, Ohio; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • McCULLOUGH, MARY CLARK, 75, of Clearwater, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and came here in 1984 from Tallahassee. She was a registered nurse and worked at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. She graduated from Capitol City School of Nursing, New York City, where she was president of her sophomore class and president of the student association. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Clearwater, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Delta Xi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Chapter 259 National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and the McDuff Clan. Survivors include a son, Donald Anderson Jr., Destin; a stepson, G. Sean, Schenectady, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Taylor B. Anderson, Destin; and a stepson, Matthew S., Schenectady. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • ROGERS, JOHN J., 94, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at home. He was born in New Castle, Pa., and came here in 1977 from Clairton, Pa. He retired as a supervisor for US Steel Corp. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, John H., Highlands, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Wendy and Mark Marshall. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Dunedin

    • O'CONNELL, ROBERT R., 65, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1996 from Laurel, Md. He worked as a carpet installer and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Kelli Becraft, Dunedin, and Irene Robinson, Washington, D.C.; three sons, Robert O'Connell, Millbrook, Ala., William O'Connell, Wilson, N.C., and Kenneth Robinson, Clearwater; two sisters, Christine Robinson, Oakland, Md., and Evelyn Hagan, Hawthorne; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Service, Largo.
    • PAULEY, RALPH A., 83, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. He was born in Stillwater, Minn., and came here in 1978 from Kettering, Ohio. He worked for Anderson Corp., Bayport, Minn., and in Dayton, Ohio, for Adam Wholesalers and for AWSCO, where he retired as past president. He was a past director of Florida Bank of Commerce, a trustee of Ohio Forestry Association, and director and past president of the National Sash & Door Jobbers Association. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, and was a member of Rotary and Countryside Country Club. Survivors include two sons, David R., Dunedin, and F. Ronald, Indianapolis; a daughter, Janine A. Knapp, Centerville, Ohio; a brother, Bill J., Stillwater, Minn.; a sister, Anita D. Murphy, Washington Court House, Ohio; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • PETERSON, ALMA P., 96, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She came here in 1969 from her native New York City, where she retired as a secretary for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. She was also a seamstress. She was Protestant. There are no known survivors. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Indian Rocks Beach

    • GRADY, CATHERINE C., 89, of Indian Rocks Beach, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Cleveland, came to Melbourne from Baltimore, and recently moved to Indian Rocks Beach. She retired as a travel coordinator for the Army Corps of Engineers, and was active in associations for the blind. Survivors include a son, Hugh P., Chase Mills, N.Y.; a sister, Phyliss Jablonski, Melbourne; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Largo

    • BROWNRIDGE, CATHERINE S., 82, of Largo, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. She was born in Harrison, N.J., and came here in 1957 from Kearny, N.J. She worked 30 years as a cafeteria manager with the Pinellas County School System. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Largo, and the American Legion, Seminole. Survivors include two sons, William, Seminole, and Robert, St. Petersburg; a sister, Peggy Parks of Virginia; six grandchildren, Tracy Arflack, Largo, B.J. Brownridge, South Pasadena, Jennifer Brownridge and Dawn Kelso, both of St. Petersburg, and Robert and Andrea Brownridge, both of Holiday; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • HOWER, NELSON L. JR., 86, of Lebanon, Pa., a winter resident of Largo, died Thursday (Aug. 10, 2000) at Manor Care, Lebanon. He was born in Grayson, La., and had been a winter resident here for many years since he retired from government service, coming annually from his summer home near Gainesville, Ga. He was a CPA and worked for the IRS in Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Jacksonville, where he retired as assistant district supervisor for the Southeast region. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Suncoast Bible Church locally. Survivors include two sons, Nelson L. III, Chapel Hill, N.C., and John Tilghman Hower, Lebanon, Pa.; a daughter, Mary Goldsborough Hower, Tustin, Calif.; four grandchildren; two nephews and a niece. Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton, Md.
    • JAFFEE, RONALD M., 74, of Largo, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1987 from North Plainfield, N.J. He worked 10 years as personnel manager for Allied Stores in New York City and was a camera and stamp collector. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Jewish and a member of Forest City Lodge 388, F&AM, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Janet; two daughters, Terry Ross, Orange, Calif., and Alison Jaffee, Alpharetta, Ga.; and two granddaughters, Sheryl Ross, Orange, Calif., and Sarah Jaffee-Hersch, Alpharetta. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PAUL, HERBERT, 75, of Largo, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1984 from his native Philadelphia, where he worked as a clothing and furniture salesman for more than 40 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Jewish War Veterans. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ida; two daughters, Susan Paul, Indian Rocks Beach, and Elaine Paul of California; a sister, Shirley Zove, Philadelphia; and two grandchildren, Ben Scherlis and Beth Schacher, both of Indian Rocks Beach. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SIPE, JOY, 91, of Largo, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Palm Garden of Largo nursing home. She was born in Montpelier, Ind., and came here in 1915 from Saratoga, Ind. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Armour Meat Packing Co. Survivors include brother-in-law caregiver, Arthur J. Carr, and a niece, Betty Jones, both of Tampa; three nephews, David Sipe, Largo, Bob Carr, Tampa, and James Sipe, St. Petersburg; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SMART, ROBERT E., 80, of Largo, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at the home of a brother in Port Richey under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and came here in 1982 from Saratoga, N.Y., where he retired as a New York state employee. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include two brothers, James L., Port Richey, and Harrison A., Schenectady; a sister, Marion Garney, Dundee; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.

    Oldsmar

    • ALLEN, CHARLES W. "CHUCK," 87, of Oldsmar, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at home. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1980 from Los Angeles, where he worked as an importer and exporter for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Florence "Flo"; a stepson, Wilford "Bill" Lynch, Tampa; and a stepdaughter, Norma Shaw, Wallace, W.Va. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • HARRINGTON, CLYDE, 83, of Oldsmar, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center, Clearwater. He came here in 1989 from his native North Tonawanda, N.Y., where he retired as the owner and operator of a construction business. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Palm Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Louise, and a daughter, Barbara Harrington, both of Oldsmar; four grandsons, Michael and Kevin Madigan and Robert and Brian Harrington; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Palm Harbor

    • GIBSON, RONALD P., 72, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at home. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1992. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a commissioner for the Palm Harbor Special Fire Control District, a former member of Highland Lakes Board of Directors, president of Highland Lakes Activities Council and chairman for three years of the Highland Lakes Neighborhood Watch, all of Palm Harbor, a member of Elks Lodge 2275, Dunedin, and lifetime honorary member of Florida Sheriff's Association. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Mark; and a daughter, Elizabeth Gibson. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SCHEER, THERESE "THEA," 95, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. She was born in Andernach, Germany, and came here in 1990 from Queens, N.Y. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include a son, Frederick J., Palm Harbor; a granddaughter, Karen Lipton, Long Island, N.Y.; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • THOMSON, ROBERT BANNERMAN, 86, of Fort Lauderdale, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Wilton Manors. He was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, and came here in 1967 from Kalamazoo, Mich. He worked as a financial consultant. He was Protestant and a member of Gideons International. He was a Mason and a member of the Shrine and Scottish Rite. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy L. Borham, Fort Lauderdale; a brother, Kenneth B., Leawood, Kan.; and four grandchildren, Danielle and Christopher Sallade, and Robert and Holly Borham. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • STAHLGREN, LEONARD S., 98, of Seminole, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. He was born in Renovo, Pa., and came here in 1967 from Cincinnati. He worked 481/2 years for General Electric Co. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, Holiday Isles Elks Lodge 1912, Madeira Beach, Masonic Blue Lodge, Erie, Pa., and Scottish Rite, Valley of Erie, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Ardelle; two sons, Kenneth L., Cincinnati, and Leonard S. Jr., Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

    Tarpon Springs

    • HUTCHINS, RICHARD J., 64, of Lake City, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) at Shands Hospital, Jacksonville. He came to Tarpon Springs in 1948 from his native Battle Creek, Mich., and graduated in 1955 from Tarpon Springs High School. He worked for Publix and was a veteran. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lake City, president-elect of the Lake City Optimist Club, and was active in several Lake City veterans organizations. Survivors include a brother, David, Crystal River; and a sister, Alice King, Southport. William Semple Co. Funeral Directors, Tarpon Springs.

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    Madeira Beach

    • DOIRON, PAUL D., 53, of Madeira Beach, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000). He came here in 1967 from his native Waterville, Maine. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida. He was a local Realtor and developer for 25 years, and was the owner of Doiron and Associates, Madeira Beach. He was an Air Force veteran who served in Japan during the Vietnam War. He served on the board of directors for Goodwill Industries and the Gulf Beach Board of Realtors. He was a member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Neptune. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Gloria; his mother, Jeannette Doiron, Madeira Beach; two brothers, Don, Sarasota, and Pete, Seminole; three nephews, Andrew, Jack and Maxwell, all of Seminole; and a niece, Michelle Fowler, St. Petersburg. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Pinellas Park

    • CALABRESE, THOMAS MICHAEL, 65, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. A Brooklyn, N.Y., native, he came here in 1966 from New York City. He was a machinist at Honeywell Corp. for 28 years and was a member of the Minnreg Association at Honeywell. He was an Army veteran and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Rosanne Ryan, St. Petersburg; a brother, Joseph, San Francisco; a sister, Jeanie Iannicelli, Staten Island, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Joshua Ryan and Tyler Ryan, both of St. Petersburg, and Jackie Seidel, Houston; and a great-grandson. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • GROCOTT, MARGARET T., 96, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000). Born in Youngwood, Pa., she came here in 1948 from Greensburg, Pa. Sheretired as a licensed practical nurse from St. Anthony's Hospital. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church of Pinellas, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Beegle, Pinellas Park; two sons, William McKlveen, Brooksville, and Gerald Bert, St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Anderson McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SIROIS, MARCIA WALTON, 53, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at St Anthony's Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, she came here in 1958 from Avon, Ind. She was a member of Park Street Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Richard J.; a son, David J., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Teresa L. Sirois, St. Petersburg, and Amy C. Sirois, Kenneth City; two stepsons, Richard J. Jr., Pinellas Park, and Douglas C.E., Atlanta; a brother, Samuel R. Walton, Hiawassee, Ga.; her mother, Nola Sirois, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren, Ricky J. Sirois, Pinellas Park, Stacy C. M. Sirois, Kenneth City, Caitlynn R. Sirois, St. Petersburg, and Cayla R. Sirois, both of St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BENNETT, HAROLD P., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at Westminster Shores Health Center of natural causes. Born in Westfield, Ill., he came here in 1925. He owned and operated Citizens Finance Co. for 37 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on the board for 39 years and served for four years as chairman. He was superintendent of the senior department of the church school and was a teacher for 10 years for the college age class. He was a member of the Salvation Army Advisory board for 22 years, serving 12 years as chairman, and was a lifetime member of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, where he was treasurer for 14 years. He was a member of the YMCA Board of Directors and was the 1955 Campaign Chairman for the Red Cross Fund Drive. He was an avid golfer and long-time member of the Lakewood Country Club. Survivors include a son, Phil Bennett II, Concord, N.C.; three daughters, Beverly Abell, St. Petersburg, Sharon Longbottom, Palm Harbor, and Beth Bourgeois, Cleveland, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BROWN, WILLIAM M., 55, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Aug. 10, 2000) at home. Born in Indiana, he came here in 1977 from Elkhart, Ind. He was a toll attendant at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. He was a cook at Jerry's Restaurant, St. Petersburg, and was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Judith; and three sons, Roderick, James and Mathew. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BUTLER, WILLIAM M., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Drew Village Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Wellborn and came here in 1939 from Daytona Beach. He was a manager of the Afro-American Life Insurance Co.. He was a member and a member of the board of trustees at Bethel AME Church. He was on the board of directors at Bayfront Medical Center in the 1960s and 1970s and the Melrose YMCA, beginning in the 1950s. He was a member of the NAACP. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Janie; a son, Dr. Michael B., Altamonte Springs; a daughter, Judy Butler Rivers, and a grandson, Stanley Butler, both of St. Petersburg; a foster daughter, Selma Pinkard, Dallas; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • DORFF, MADILYN J. "PEGGY," 70, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Waynesburg, Pa., she came here 39 years ago from Bellaire, Ohio. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Punta Gorda. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Kelly, St. Petersburg; two sons, Thomas A. Rush and Scott I. Rush, Baytown, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • FULLER, ROBERT LEE "BULL," 62, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 11, 2000) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. A St. Petersburg native, he later moved to Tampa. He was a 1956 Gibbs High School graduate. He attended Florida A&M University and earned a degree in business management from the Lincoln Institute. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service, Tampa. He was a member of Bethel Metropolitan Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Lillian; three sons, Robert Jr., Ricky R., and Reshea, and a daughter, Nichcole, all of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Otto and Horace, both of St. Petersburg, and Cornell, Cincinnati; a sister, Gwedolyn June Manuel, St. Petersburg; and six grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HAYES, MARGARET J., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at Health Center at Huber Gardens. Born in England, she came here in 1966 from Baltimore. She was a homemaker and a member of the Daughters of Scotia, Baltimore Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Hayes, and a son, Edward Hayes, both of St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • KELSAY, CONSTANCE "CONNIE," 77, of Belleair, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital. Born in Detroit, she came to St. Petersburg in 1950 from El Paso, Texas, and moved to Belleair this year. She worked for several years at Maas Brothers department store, serving in the gifts, fruit shipping, cosmetics, photo and stationery departments. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, St. Petersburg, where she was a Sunday school teacher, organist and leader, and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston. She was past president of the Disston Junior High PTA, a Girl Scouts of America troop leader, serving on local and regional boards as a trainer and program chairman and was a delegate to Girl Scout national conventions in Philadelphia and St. Louis. She was a member of the Women's Service League in St. Petersburg and was social activities director for Bay Island Yacht Club. She was a member and officer of the St. Petersburg Opti-Mrs Club and was elected to the club's hall of fame in 1983. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Charles; a daughter, Sharon McClary, Jacksonville; a son, Kurt E. Beard, Largo; a stepdaughter, Karen Kelsay, South Pasadena; two sisters, Betty Jean Dignan, Flint, Mich., and Nancy Hopson, Rankin, Mich.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • PONTONE, PHINNIZE, 78, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Aug. 14, 2000) at Alpine Nursing Center. Born in Williston, S.C., he came here in 1970 from Cleveland. He was a plasterer and a handyman, and was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sallie; a stepdaughter, Sharon Peterson, and a stepson, Charles Peterson, both of Atlanta; and three grandchildren, Brian Scott, St. Petersburg, and Shemira Peterson and Charles Peterson, both of Jacksonville. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • QUINN, GEORGE EDWARD, 66, of Floral City, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 13, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. A Detroit native, he came to St. Petersburg many years ago and moved to Floral City on 1987. He was a school bus driver for the Citrus County School system for 10 years. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4337, Inverness. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima, Inverness. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Rita A.; five sons, Dennis, Denver, David, Virginia Beach, Va., Daniel, Orlando, and Gregory and John, both of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Kathleen Litton and Michele Quinn, both of St. Petersburg; two brothers, John, Northville, Mich., and Charles, Dexter, Mich.; three sisters, Jacqueline McGowan, Bonita Springs, and Margaret Page and Shirley Williams, both of Taylor, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
    • SAMSOE, CAROL J., 61, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Aug. 10, 2000). She was born in Jamaica, N.Y., and came here in 1996 from Parksville, N.Y. She was a clerk for the town of Islip, N.Y., and was an avid knitter and crafter. Survivors include two sons, Scott, Islip Terrace, N.Y., and Steve, Parksville; two grandsons, Steven and Anthony, both of New York; a twin sister, Gail Malerba, Babylon, N.Y.; and 18 nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TOBEY, JOHN H., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 12, 2000) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He came here in 1968 from his native Gloucester, Mass. He was a former master mariner and formerly worked for Publix, St. Petersburg. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 32nd degree Mason at the Masonic Lodge Acacia for 55 years, and was a member of the Master Mariners Association, both on Gloucester. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth; a son, John H. II, Brigadoon, Australia; a daughter, Jeanne T. Wright, Bedford, Mass.; a sister, Barbara Pickard, Ipswich, Mass.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
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