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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Saturday, August 26, 2000

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

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

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  • KENNEDY, WALTER ROBERTS, 73, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at home. Born in Lexington, Mass., he came here 17 years ago from Danvers, Mass. He worked for General Electric Co. and was a member of the Sugarmill Woods Golf and Country Club. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Lenore, West Hartford, Conn., and Norma Cosgrove, Kansas City, Kan.; and four grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • McMILLAN, HENRY JAY, 76, of Homosassa, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000). Born in Savannah, Ga., he came here 14 years ago from New Orleans. He was a retired Merchant Marine, a member of the Moose Lodge 2013 and the Senior Happytimers of Hernando. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Blankenship, Flushing, Mich.; a brother, George W., Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Barbara Tankersley, Savannah; and two grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Homosassa.
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  • CANNISTRA, CATHERINE A., 84, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at the Crown Pointe Retirement Home. She came here 17 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a retired bookkeeper for a publishing company and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Survivors include two cousins Gail Kelley, Glenview, Ill., and Thomas Dina, Brentwood, Tenn. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • McGREGOR, LINDA, 48, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at home. She came here 29 years ago from her native Orlando. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Orlando. Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer Alvarez, Tamarac, and Melisia Sue McGregor and Kimberly Lynn Davis, both of Brooksville; three brothers, Ron Beck, Fredericksburg, Va., William Beck, South Haven, Miss., and Franklin McKnight, Orlando; and one grandson. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Brooksville.
  • RIGNOLA, MICHAEL, 87, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000). Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here four years ago from Tampa. He was the owner/operator of Mike's Auto Parts and Rignola Battery Co. and was a member of the Spring Hill Bible Church. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County. Survivors include his wife, Doris; 10 sons, Sonny Rignola, Gilbertsville, N.Y., Anthony Rignola, Davenport, Raymond Rignola, Richie Rignola, Frankie Rignola and Barry Fiebe, all of Patchogue, N.Y., Harold Thompson, Bohemia, N.Y., Carl Fiebe, Naples, Brad Briscoe, Lakeland, and Donald Rignola, Tampa; six daughters, Rosemary Markstaller, Davenport, Janet Sanborn, Zephyrhills, Barbara Lewis, Lakeland, Betsy Smith, Panama City, Ellen Brown, Blue Ridge, Va., and Laura Bloomer, Land O'Lakes; six sisters, Theresa Scavelli, Rose Andriano, Antoinette Drapel, Mamie Piro, Che-Che Belmont and Anna Mirabelli, all of East Patchogue, N.Y.; 68 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes.
  • WILSON, MARJORIE M., 79, of River Country, Spring Hill, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000). Born in Gilmer County, W.Va., she came here 22 years ago from West Virginia. She was the owner/operator of Wilson's Market, Parkersburg, W.Va., and a member of Spring Hill Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Noel; a son, Paul, Mineral Wells, W.Va.; a brother, James Little, Spring Hill; a sister, Justine Thompson, Parkersburg; and four grandsons. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Spring Hill.
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  • BOLES, JAMES C., 52, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 15, 2000) at home. Born in Albany, Ga., he came here 30 years ago from Sarasota. He was a licensed practical nurse and served in the Army. Survivors include his mother, Dolly, St. Petersburg; a brother, Thomas Jr., St. Petersburg; three sisters, Margaret Haynes and Linda Tisdale, both of Sarasota, and Georgia Davis, St. Petersburg. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • CLIBURN, ROGER RAYMOND, 67, of Brandon, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) in Easton, Md. Born in Chino, Calif., he came here in 1972 from Ontario, Calif. He was senior quality assurance supervisor. He was served in the Army in Korea and was a member of the Young Farmer's Association in Chino. Survivors include his wife, Ermina Cliburn, Denton, Md.; two sons, Terry A., Land O' Lakes, and Steven L., Atlanta; three daughters, Kathy A. Wilson, Seffner, Patty L. Cliburn, Philadelphia, and Lisa M. Reed, Brandon; a brother, Ogel, Modesto, Calif.; and 15 grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • FLEMING, MARGUERITE M., 76, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000). Born in Auburndale, she came here in 1959 from New York City. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Orville Sr.; two sons, Orville Jr., Chassahowitzka, and Chet, Tampa; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • GUTIERREZ, JUANA, 82, of Tampa, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000). Born in Cuba, she came here eight months ago from Miami. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Victor L., Land O' Lakes; a daughter, Caridad E. Hernandez, Puerto Rico; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MANSFIELD, MURPHY MAE, 91, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at home. Born in Mulberry, she came here in 1929. She was a legal secretary. She was a member of the Historical Society, former member of the Legal Secretaries Association of Tampa, Missionary Sunday school class, the Rebecca Class at First Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Gerald Burnery, California; and a sister, Shirley Lambert, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • POOL, LILLA MAE, 78, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at home. Born in LaGrange, Ga., she came here in 1988. She was a retired LPN and a retired senior greeter at the Carrollwood Wal-Mart. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Randy G., Winchester, Tenn.; a sister, Nora Ezell, Valley, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Homes, Tampa.
  • REYES, RALPH R. "BEVO," 88, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was proprietor of Maria's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria for 15 years. He was founder and past president of the Baker's Union and Caballeros de la Luz. He was a World War II Army veteran and Christian. Survivors include his wife, Inez; a brother, Julio De Los Reyes, Tampa; and many nieces and nephews. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SYLVESTER, ROBERT G., 75, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was a steelworker for U.S. Steel Corp. He was a World War II Navy veteran and member of the Palmetto Athletic Club. He was Baptist. Survivors include a brother, William S., Tampa; and two sisters, Margaret Milling and Ruby Roberts, both of Tampa. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • TASSI, JANOS I., 73, of Tampa, died Sunday (Aug. 20, 2000) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. He was born in Hungary, came to Largo in 1985 from Denver and moved in 1989 to Tampa. He was a gourmet chef in New Orleans and worked locally as a chef at the Old Orleans Restaurant, Tampa. He was a cook for the German Army in World War II. Survivors include a son, Janos Tasi; a daughter, Kristina Berdellans, Winter Springs; and a granddaughter. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.
  • VACCARO, ANTOINETTE B., 92, of Tampa, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at West Crest Villa. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. She was a retired state employee and was Catholic. Survivors include two grandchildren, Victor J. Caruso Jr. and Albert Leo Caruso, both of Tampa; and four great grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • VEGA, ANGEL M., 84, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at Town & Country Hospital. Born in the Dominican Republic, he came here in 1994 from Gainesville. He was an orthopedic surgeon and member of Incarnation Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Minerva Alfau; two sons, Dr. Angel Pelayo Vega, Tampa and Manuel J. Vega, Baltimore; two daughters, Consuelo M. Vega, Milan, Italy and Maria F. Harbour, Pensacola; and eight grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • WOODS, EVA POWELL "LITTLE DARLING," 68, of Seffner, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at home while under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Attapulgus, Ga., she came here in 1951. She was co-owner of P & P Pallet in Tampa and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist. Survivors include her husband, James C.; three daughters, Beverly Brantley, Plant City, Susan Woods, Brandon, and Brenda Rivers, Seffner; a brother, James W. Powell Jr., Seffner; a sister, Blanche Richardson, Tampa; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
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  • ANGER, HERBERT B., 87, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here 18 years ago from his native Wisconsin, and was a retired shipping supervisor for the Wisconsin Paper Co. Survivors include three sons, Mark D., New Port Richey, Terry, Placentia, Calif., and Claude, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Kathy Rakosky, Foot Hills Ranch, Calif.; two sisters, Dorothy Tocynski, Hales Corners, Wis., and Lorayn Parker, Punta Gorda; and several grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • CHRISTIE, ALICE E., 84, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) at home. She was born in Detroit and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Douglas, Royal Oak, Mich.; a daughter, Diane Bradley, Hudson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • HALL, THORNTON R., 62, of New Port Richey, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Durand, Mich., he came here 14 years ago from Saugus, Mass. He was a truck driver for Mobil Oil Co. and a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, New Port Richey. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Massachusetts Masonic Lodge and the Aleppo Shriners Temple, Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Richard A., Houston and James M., Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Janet Gillise, Bay City, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • HULLEY, ANNETTE J., 40, of Wesley Chapel, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Born in Brandon, she came here three years ago from Tampa. She was a claims adjuster for USAA Insurance and was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Dade City. She was a business administration student at Saint Leo University. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Michael Betancourt, Wesley Chapel; two daughters, Lauren Betancourt and Hannah Hulley, both of Wesley Chapel; her parents, Karl and Ursula Chapman, Apollo Beach; and a brother, Kenneth Chapman, Riverview. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • KELLY, ELEANOR E., 75, of Holiday, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in Chicopee, Mass., she came here 11 years ago from Massachusetts and was a nurse's aide. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Michael, Holiday, and Brian, North Adams, Mass.; five daughters, Margaret Gogan, Framingham, Mass., Patricia Scanlon, Clarksburg, Mass., Pamela Cumberbatch, South Lee, Mass., Kathleen Kelly, Holyoke, Mass., and Bonnie O'Clair, Feeding Hills, Mass.; two sisters, Jean Laramer, Holyoke, and Marge McDonald, North Miami Beach; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • RIVERA, EFRAIN, 88, of Miami, formerly of Port Richey, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at home. Born in Puerto Rico, he moved to Miami two years ago from Port Richey and was the retired head custodian for New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Long Island, N.Y. He was Catholic. He was a former member of the Embassy Hills Civic Association, Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Marta Davis Rivera; a son, David, Long Island; a daughter, Betty Rivera Otero, Miami; and three grandchildren. Thomas D. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • BANKS, LILLIAN S., 91, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at Bayview Nursing Pavilion, Clearwater. She was born in New York City and came here in 1996 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, William, New Port Richey; two daughters, Marjorie Gogarty, Staten Island, N.Y., and Judith Sacco, Lexington, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • CARNAHAN, MERLE M., 87, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at Integrated Health Service, Clearwater. He was born in West Hickory, Pa., and came here in 1983 from Buffalo, N.Y., where he owned the Twin Cleaners. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jane; two grandsons, James Carnahan and Kenneth Carnahan, both Clearwater; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • ELEY, OLAN C., 82, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at home. He was born in Lee County, Va., and came here in 1976 from New Port Richey. He was a retired carpenter, a Mason and a member of Christian Fellowship Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Samples, Summerfield; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Dunedin

    • HEATWOLE, WAREN W., 81, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Harrisonburg, Va., and came here in 1985 from Kimberton, Pa. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for International Operators Union, Pennsylvania. He was am Army veteran of World War II. He was a life member of West End Fire Company, Phoenixville, Pa., and a member of American Legion, Spring City, Pa. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Edna; two sons, Ronald, Spring City, and Ken, Kimberton; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • MOORE, JAMES F., 80, of Dunedin, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at home. He was born in Tekamah, Neb., and moved to Tampa in 1926 and then to Dunedin in 1936. He attended Clearwater High School, St. Petersburg Junior College and graduated from the University of Tampa. He owned a jewelry store in Clearwater for several years. He taught industrial arts and eighth-grade math at Dunedin Middle School until retiring in 1972. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a 50-year Mason. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Dunedin for more than 60 years and taught Sunday school there. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn R.; two sons, James F. Jr., Dunedin, and Thomas P., Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Elizabeth Black, Dunedin; three brothers, Myron and Miles, both Dunedin, and Eugene, Arizona; a sister, Roberta Hardin, Dunedin; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

    Indian Rocks Beach

    • MOUSEL, FREDERICK W., 94, of Indian Rocks Beach, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at home. He was born in Rockwell City, Iowa, and came here in 1967 from Chicago, where he retired as a GTE engineer. He graduated from the University of Illinois with honors. He was a member of Westside Church of the Nazarene, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Baker, Iowa Park, Texas; a stepson, Jerry G. Hurt, Indian Rocks Beach; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Indian Shores

    • JAMES, MARTHA F. "MARTY", 79, of Indian Shores and formerly St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Louisville, Ky., and moved to St. Petersburg in 1958 from Jeffersontown, Ky. She moved from St. Petersburg to Indian Shores in 1984. She was a 1942 graduate of Hanover College, Indiana, and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She taught English and literature at Northeast High School from 1960 to 1985 and at Pinellas Park Junior High. She was on the Indian Shores Town Council from 1986 to 1988. She was a Methodist, a life member of Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Panhellenic Association and Indian Shores Women's Club. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Lynn Mineo, Pinellas Park; two sons, Doc Hemberger, Arlington, Texas, and John Rod Hemberger, North Port, a sister, Lucille Dale, Penny Farms; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Largo

    • CHAVANNE, HARRIET, 89, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at Palm Garden of Pinellas in Largo. She was born in Paterson, N.J., and moved to St. Petersburg in 1966 from Fairlawn, N.J. She moved to Largo from St. Petersburg in 1992. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Church of the Brethren and Daughters of American Revolution. Survivors include three sons, Bruce E., St. Petersburg, William G., Grambrills, Md., Robert J., Newton, N.J.; a daughter, Dorothy J. Hulupka, St. Petersburg; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BONNER, CHARLOTTE CORWIN, 96, of Largo, died Monday (Aug. 21, 2000) at Mariner Health of Clearwater. She was born in Mattituck, N.Y., and came here in 1988 from Avenel, N.J. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Richard Corwin, Clearwater, and Norman Corwin, Azle, Texas; a daughter, Anne Corwin, Largo; four grandchildren, Rick Corwin, Stockbridge, Ga., Adam Corwin, Tampa, Donna Corwin, Clearwater and Jill Lynch, Winter Park; and two great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn Corwin, Tampa, and Emily Corwin, Stockbridge. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SERFASS, MABEL D. "BILLIE", 88, of Largo, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Allentown, Pa., and came here in 1960 from Bethlehem, Pa. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was a member of the Morton Plant Auxiliary and a benefactor of a number of educational institutions and hospitals. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Robert E., Houston, and Richard E., Belleair; a daughter, Nancy Serfass Ruiz, Hollywood, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • YATES, DONNA K., 59, of Largo, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She moved to Pinellas Park in 1980 from her native Toledo, Ohio, and to Largo in 1993. She was a corporate officer for St. Pete Jeep Eagle auto dealership. Survivors include two sons, Lonny K., Pinellas Park, and Rocky T., Seminole; a daughter, Marjorie Miley, LaSalle, Mich.; her father, George Smalley, Saginaw, Mich.; a sister, Cheryl Rowe, Utah; and six grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    Palm Harbor

    • SNELLING, ALINE E., 81, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Aug. 18, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, and came here in 1958. She had worked as a nurse's aide in homecare and as an office clerk. Survivors include a sister, Lavonna Liles, Collins, Ohio; and a brother, Jim Kopke, Sylvania, Ohio. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • BEVER, GLADYS L., 87, of Seminole, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. She was born in Cadillac, Mich., and came here in 1982 from Manton, Mich. She worked as a clerk in a grocery store. Survivors include her husband, Virgil E.; a nephew, Jack Becktel, Cadillac; and a niece, Sue Denis, Charlotte, Mich. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • HAHN, LAWRENCE H. "LARRY," 72, of Seminole, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) in Somerset, Pa. He was born in Hooversville, Pa., and came here in 1983 from Stoystown, Pa. He was a retired construction superintendent and for many years had a booth at the Oldsmar Flea Market. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Larry Jr., Pinellas Park; a daughter, Patricia Hostetler, Clearwater; two brothers, Bill and Jim, both Hooversville; a sister, Tressa Ryniak, Seminole; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

    Tarpon Springs

    • TURPIN, BETTY ANN, 74, of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Tarpon Springs. She was born in Bloomington, Ind., and came here in March from Ridgefield, Conn. She worked 19 years as an assembler for GNC of Danbury, Conn. She was a member of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include four sisters, Dorothy Kelley, Indianapolis, Catherine Woods, Cucamonga, Calif., Patricia Antonucci, Rialto, Calif., Marilyn Semon, Madison, Ind., and Louella Fultz, Tarpon Springs; and many nephews and nieces. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartlet Road Chapel, Holiday.

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    Gulfport

    • CICE, ANTHONY V. SR., 75, of Gulfport, died Thursday (Aug. 24, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. He came here in 1989 from his native Philadelphia. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1988 after 30 years at Oscar Mayer. He was a member of the American Legion in Philadelphia and the Sons of Italy and Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club. Survivors include a son, Anthony V. Jr., Clearwater; two daughters, Carol Nicosia, Turnersville, N.J., and Paula Capizzi, South Philadelphia; a brother, Michael, Orlando; a sister, Mary Bono, Cherry Hill, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and a companion, Helen Brown. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • WHITMAN, ROGER CURTIS, 92, of Gulfport, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Flushing, N.Y., he came here in 1987 from Edgartown, Mass. He was an advertising executive for Bristol-Myers and also a United Features syndicated columnist. For 40 years, from 1945 to 1985, he wrote the weekly column "First Aid for the Ailing House." He was a lieutenant commander and communications officer aboard the USS Baltimore in the South Pacific during World War II. He attended Princeton University and was a 50-year member of the Dutch Treat Club, New York City. He played banjo in the local group Happy Notes and was a member of the Gulfport Harmonica Club. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Lucille G.; two sons, Grenville B., Baltimore, and Michael C., Lyme Center, N.H.; four stepdaughters, Sue Carroll, and Jane Joyce, Edgartown, Mass., Sarah Bray, Arcade, N.Y., and Mary Ellen Carroll, Revere, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ABBOT, ROGER D., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Minneapolis, he came here in the 1960s from St. Paul, Minn. He was a golf course manager and an Episcopalian. Survivors include a sister, Joyce Johnson, Sun Lakes, Ariz. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • COLLES, HELEN T., 95, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at Carrington Place. Born in Galesburg, Mich., she came here in 1970 from Battle Creek, Mich. She was a plant worker for the Kellogg Co. She was a former member of the Ladies Club of Town Apartments and OES Chapter 475 in Bedford, Mich. She was a 25-year member of the Kellogg Co. Club and attended Northeast Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly L. Landrette, St. Petersburg; two sons, Keith and Duane, both of Battle Creek; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • CREW, LOIS DERAMUS, 58, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at home. Born in Prattville, Ala., she came here in 1978. She was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was a former supervisor with Florida Federal Bank, NationsBank, and Bank of America. Survivors include her husband, Isiah "Ike"; three sisters, Annie Stone and Viola Banks, both of Prattville, and Voncile Burke, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GLESZER, ROLAND M., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Brewer, Maine, he came here in 1973 from Washington, D.C., where he retired as an Army major general after 33 years. He was an infantry commander in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His major commands included the 5th Infantry Division Mechanized, Fort Carson, Colo., and the Military District of Washington, Washington, D.C. He served on the Army General Staff and was chief of the Army mission to Saudi Arabia and deputy chief of staff of the task force that tested the first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. He was awarded two Distinguished Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, the Polish Medal of Valor and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He received an honorary doctor of law degree from the University of Maine. A 1940 graduate of West Point Military Academy and a past president of the West Point Society of Florida's West Coast, he had served as director of the Florida region on admissions to the academy. He was a former member of the board of Suncoast Tiger Bay Club and the SPCA of St. Petersburg. He was a past vice president of Pinellas County Sheriff's Junior Deputies League and a past commander of the Military Order of World Wars. He belonged to St. Andrew's Masonic Lodge 83, Bangor, Maine. He wrote "My View" columns in the St. Petersburg Evening Independent and guest columns for the St. Petersburg Times. Survivors include a son, Peter E., Westlake Village, Calif.; a daughter, Susan M. Beaudry, Seattle; and two granddaughters. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HOPKINS-WALKER, GERTHA, 46, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Aug. 17, 2000) at home. Born in Crystal River, she moved to Inverness four years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a member of the New Life Church of Christ Written in Heaven, St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband, Donnell; a son, A'Malke Hopkins, Crystal River; her mother, Helen Hopkins, Crystal River; five brothers, Elster and Nelson Hopkins, both of Tampa, Theodore Hopkins, Crystal River, Willie Hopkins, Archer, and Kerry Hopkins; and three sisters, Jacqueline Hopkins, St. Petersburg, Deborah Hopkins, Lake City, and Regina Hopkins, Ocala. Cason Funeral Chapel, Inverness.
    • MEADE, ROBERT E., 94, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Charlestown, Mass., he came here in 1975 from Warsaw, Ind. He retired from the Warsaw Post Office in 1975 after 15 years of service. He was a movie projectionist in Connecticut and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a member of Knights of Columbus in Warsaw and was a Moose and exalted ruler of the Elks, both in Warsaw, and was a lifetime member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Josephine; a daughter, Sharon O'Dell, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • SCHELLACE, BENJAMIN B., 76, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here in 1968 from Danbury, Conn. He was the owner of the former Colonials Motel, 1101 Fourth St. S, a life member and past governor of Moose Lodge 1145 and a member of the Italian-American Club, St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Diana G.; and a nephew, Frank Schellace, Long Island, N.Y. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • SMITH, ELIZABETH DIANE "LIZ," 16, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) as the result of an automobile accident. Born in St. Petersburg, she was a cashier for Publix Super Markets and had planned to enroll at Dixie Hollins High School on Wednesday. Survivors include her mother, Betty; her father and stepmother, Coty and Jannie Roberts Sr.; five brothers, Keith Williams, Cairo, Ga., and Curtis Smith, Coty Roberts Jr., Kenneth Roberts and Jimmy McCloud all of St. Petersburg; five sisters, Detra Smith, Cairo, Yolonda McCloud, Marcia Roberts, Alicia Woods, and Alice Word, all of St. Petersburg; her grandfather, Joe Lindsey, St. Petersburg; 10 nieces and six nephews. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • WILCOX, RUBY K., 79, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000). Born in Kenton, Ohio, she moved to Homosassa 33 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was Protestant. Survivors include a stepson, Wilbur R., Blacklick, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Judy Gamble, Arizona; a brother, Melvin Shepherd, Bellefontaine, Ohio; and two sisters, Lucille Post, Bellefontaine, and Dorothy Akres, Columbus, Ohio. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
    • WRIGHT, HATTIE MAE, 79, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2000) at Hollywood Memorial Hospital. Born in Tifton, Ga., she came here more than 40 years ago and was a cook at the Belmark Restaurant for 25 years. She moved to Hollywood three years ago. She was a member of New Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include six sons, Othell, Robert, James, Morris, Curtis and Charlie Jr., all of St. Petersburg; five daughters, Jezibell Wright Black, Mary Jane Hawthorne and Hattie Wright, all of St. Petersburg, Carolyn Johnson, Tampa, and Rosa Lee Williams, Hollywood; four sisters, Essie Bell Odom and Emma Lue Stewart, both of Fort Pierce, Ruthie Lee Davis, West Palm Beach, and Mamie Lee Bryant, Chicago; two brothers, Charlie Frank Johnson, Lake Hamilton, and Robert Lee Johnson, Lenox, Ga.; 39 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • LAMBE, SAMUEL V. JR., 58, of Treasure Island, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in March from Sarasota. He was an independent contractor and Protestant. He belonged to American Legion Post 125 and was a life member and service officer of VFW Post 3233 in Sarasota, a member of Eagles Aerie 3171 in Bradenton, and a former member of Moose Lodge 1319 in Sarasota. he was a Navy veteran of Vietnam and served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. Survivors include a son, Mark Anthony, Orlando; two daughters, Christine Ann Segal and Samantha Marie Segal, both of Boston; a brother, Charles, Bradenton; and four grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
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