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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, September 1, 2000

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

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  • BECKWITH, MARGARET DOROTHY, 81, of Citrus Springs, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Baltimore, she came here 23 years ago from Rockville, Conn., and was a homemaker. She was Episcopalian. There are no immediate survivors. Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon.
  • CHICHESTER, STANLEY WARD, 71, of Crystal River, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000). Born in South Kortright, N.Y., he came here eight years ago from Middleburgh, N.Y. He was a retired printer for the Middleburgh News and was a firefighter for the Middleburgh Volunteer Fire Department. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Helen E.; a son, James, Middleburgh; a stepson, Todd Dyer, Crystal River; a brother, Seth, Potsdam, N.Y.; four sisters, Laura Kerr, St. James, N.Y., Marjorie Milewski, Bolivia, N.C., Sylvia Ackerson, Southport, N.C., and Beatrice Nichols, Bloomville, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • DiRICO, ARTHUR R., 56, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000). Born in New York City, he came here 12 years ago from Broward County. He was in retail sales. Survivors include his mother, Rita Dunn, Inverness; and a sister, Karen O'Brien, Beverly Hills. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.
  • KUNA, THELMA IRENE, 87, of Homosassa Springs, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000). Born in Huntsville, Mo., she came here 25 years ago from Bellwood, Ill. and was a homemaker. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Paul; two sons, Joseph P., Chicago, and William T., Homosassa Springs; a daughter, Sandra Palgen, Aurora, Ill.; a sister, Lucille Guhl, Independence, Mo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Homosassa.
  • MASUCCI, URBANO "BENNY," 89, of Inverness, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Inverness. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 10 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired mechanic for U.S. Trucking Co. and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Alex, New York; a stepson, Allen; a stepdaughter, Ellen; two sisters, Jean Atkins, Citrus Hills, and Ann Sergio, Inverness; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • NORTON, PEARL M., 80, of Tampa, formerly of Floral City, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Floral City, she moved to Tampa 14 years ago. She was a retired cook and a member of the Mount Carmel Free Methodist Church, Floral City. Survivors include a son, James, High Springs, Calif.; a daughter, Essie Mae King, Tampa; five grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Cason Funeral Chapel, Inverness.
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  • ATEN, MARTHA, 96, of Brooksville, formerly of Bushnell, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Heartland of Brooksville. She was born in Xenia, Ohio. There are no immediate survivors. Foster Crematory, Brooksville.
  • BUDOWSKI, CHARLES W., 64, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home. He was a lifelong resident of Brooksville. Survivors include a son, Kevin, Brooksville; three daughters, Rita Budowski, Beth Shearer and Charlotte McDougald, all of Brooksville; two brothers, Kenneth and Joey, both of Brooksville; five sisters, Helen Tyre and Josephine Welch, both of Brooksville, Alene Adams, Tampa, Sophie Powell, Haines City, and Mary Fanning, Dade City; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Brooksville.
  • GRABENSKI, MURIEL, 78, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at the Hospice House, Dade City. Born in Astoria, N.Y., she came here 16 years ago from Morris, N.Y. She was Catholic and a member of the Columbiettes. Survivors include her husband, John; a son, James, Congers, N.Y.; two daughters, Frances Nico, Brooksville, and Pauline Chiocchi, Toms River, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Brooksville.
  • LOGANZO, ALFRED JOSEPH, 77, of Durham, N.C., formerly of Spring Hill, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000). Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved from Spring Hill four years ago and was a carpenter. He was Catholic. He was a member of the New York City District Council of Carpenter's Unions and a volunteer with the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Ambulance Association. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Delores Solomon Loganzo; two daughters, Sharon L. Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C., and Ronette Kolotkin, Durham, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Ferraro, Elmhurst, N.Y., and Helen Valente, Staten Island, N.Y.; a brother, Frank, Long Island, N.Y.; and two grandsons. Howerton and Bryan Funeral Home, Durham, N.C.
  • WILLIAMS, JESSIE JR., of Brooksville, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000). He came here 48 years ago from his native Allendale, S.C. He was a retired employee in the mining industry and a member of the Allen Temple A.M.E. Church. Survivors include his wife, Birthell; three sons, Johnny, Bruce, and Frank, all of Brooksville; a daughter, Evelyn Washington, Brooksville; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Community Funeral Service, Brooksville.
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  • ALVAREZ, MARCELINO, 88, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at home. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was a truck driver for the county highway department and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Christine; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Town & Country Chapel, Tampa.
  • CARDOSO, NEAL M., 79, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000). Born in Key West, he was a lifelong Tampa resident. He was owner of Cordoso & Sons Produce Co. He was a Navy veteran and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Martha E.; two sons, Neal Jr., Tampa, and Rick Vichot, Boston; two daughters, Daisy Lopez, Tampa and Cherrie Cardoso; and 12 grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • CHAMBERS, WELDON LEON, 50, of Tampa, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Sylvester, Ga., he came here in 1957. He was a construction worker and a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna; three stepsons, Cory Longstreet, Gerald Reeves and Jermaine Reeves, all of Tampa; a daughter, Stephanie Chambers, Tampa; his mother, Effie Chambers; three brothers, Earl Chambers, Karl Chambers, and Michael Davis; three sisters, Deborah Spencer, Joyce Darnell, and Trina Williams; and a grandchild. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • COX, THOMAS EDWARD SR., 66, of Valrico, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Brandon. Born in Ontario, he came here 20 years ago from Dearborn, Mich. He was a self-employed carpenter, member of Garden City Masonic Lodge in Garden City, Mich., Brandon Moose Lodge No. 1880, Brandon Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge Aerie 3566, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Thomas Jr., Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Michelle D. Sensabaugh, Canton, Mich.; a brother, Francis, Cape Coral.; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • DAVIS, ANTONIO W., infant son of Antonio W. Davis Sr. and Trinisha N. Felton, died Saturday (Aug. 26, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Tampa. Survivors include his grandparents, Patricia and Sam Chapel and Cynthia Price and Joe Denson; his great grandparents, Clara and Robert Lee Spain and Katie Mae Williams. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FERRER, GLORIA M., 72, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000). Born in Cuba, she came here in 1969 from Chicago and was a member of the Catholic Church of the Incarnation. Survivors include a sister, Maria Josefa Ferrer, Cuba. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • GRIMES, FRED CARL, 78, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000). Born in Alachua, he came here in 1923. He was a nursery worker for Wilson Nursery of Plant City. Survivors include a sister, Christine Crosby, Tampa. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HARRIS, ETHEL, 80, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at home. She was born in St. George, Ga. She was a laborer for Saint Leo University and a member of First Baptist Church of Palm River. Survivors include a son, Danny Thomas, Tampa; three daughters, Lou Haager, Seffner, Carolyn Miller, Camden, S.C., and Gerri Skipper, Tampa; a sister, Evelyn Deal, Riverview; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • HARTLEY, BOB, 75, of Riverview, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at home. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he came here in 1958. He was a truck driver, a Navy veteran, a member of American Legion Post No. 3, and the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Durelle Shearl, New Jersey and Steve Shearl, Kentucky; five daughters, Muriel Vibbert, Letha M. Duncan and Carolyn Shearl, all of Riverview, Kay Shearl, Oneida, Tenn., and Dot Shearl, Tampa; a brother, Stephen Schiano, St. Petersburg; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • KENT, MAMIE M., 84, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Born in Echols, Ga., she came here in 1945 from Jennings. She was a homemaker. She was a past commander of the DAV Auxiliary Chapter No. 64, and a member of Northside Baptist Church of Plant City. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • KIRKLAND, LEWIS I., 73, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Brooklyn, Ala., he came here in 1969 from Panama City. He was a retired entomologist and owner of Quality Pest Control. He was a Master Mason at Temple Terrace Lodge No. 330 F&AM, and an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; a son, John, Panama City; four daughters, Karen Mohn, Nancy Kirkland, Vicki Kirkland, and Melissa Johnson, all of Tampa; two sisters, Jeanette Thompson, Pensacola, and Joyce Kuntz, Clairmont, Calif.; a brother, Donald, Mobile, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LEWIS, CLARENCE SR., 86, of Tampa, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at Fairway Oaks Center. Born in Waynesboro, Ga., he came here in 1997 from St. Petersburg. He was a forklift driver for Banks Metal Supply and a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Jr., Atlanta, and Hosen, St. Petersburg; four daughters, Mattie Luke, Saginaw, Mich., Elnora Carswell, Waynesboro, Ga., Bertha Gardner, Tampa, and Melvina Witcherd, Stone Mountain, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MATRULLA, JOHN A., 73, of Riverview, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at home. Born in Milton, Pa., he came here in 1960. He was a retired security officer for Hillsborough County and a Navy veteran of World War II who served on the USS Indianapolis. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son, John, Brandon; a daughter, Judith Ann Jacobs, Fort Meade; a brother, Anthony, Largo; a sister, Louise Doresky, New Columbia, Pa.; and a grandchild. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • McLENDON, RONNIE, 53, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Delta Care. He was born in Seminole County, Ga. He was a landscaper and was Christian. Survivors include three aunts, Evelyn Davis, Tampa, Marian McLendon and Mildred McLendon; and several cousins. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MOCK, FRANK HIXON, 72, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at home while under LifePath Hospice care. Born in Pensacola, he came here in 1971 from Denver. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with the Air Force, a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, and a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ethel R.; a son, Michael B., Tampa; two daughters, Susanne Simmons and Tina Capriola, both of Tampa; and five grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Town 'N Country Chapel.
  • PRATT, RAYMOND C., 83, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Vencor Central Hospital. Born in Portland, Maine, he came here in 1946. He was a retired school teacher for the Hillsborough County School System, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Palm Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; a daughter, Ruth Ann Cross, Temple Terrace; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • RAZNOFF, NICK C., 89, of Lutz, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he came here in 1936 from Jacksonville. He was a self-employed contractor and a member of Carrollwood Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Bill Strawbridge, Tallahassee, Bryce Strawbridge, Orlando, James Alderman, Tampa, and W. Clyde Raznoff, Lutz; a daughter, Helen Lacey, Cedar Springs, Ga.; two sisters, Margaret Rambeau and Lucy Salemi, both of Tampa; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • RODGER, MARTHA CLARK, 102, of Brandon, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Newcastle, England, she came here in 1930 from Ohio. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Al J. Rodger, Key West; two daughters, Kathleen Stokes, Brandon, and Annabel Dobert, Tallahassee; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • SCAGLIONE, TONY JR., 70, of Riverview, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. He lived in the area all his life. He retired as an electrical supervisor for St. Joseph's Hospital after 20 years. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a member of the IBEW Local No. 915 and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Nadine; two sons, Tony, Riverview, and Ricky, Dade City; two daughters, Rhonda Sepa, Tampa, and Renee Barton, Lutz; two sisters, Mary S. Watne, Great Falls, Mont., and Josie Tipping, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • SEELEY, CAROLYN L., 85, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Gainesville, she came here in 1937 from Floral City. She was a teacher and a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Gail S. Stark, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Frances E. Smoke, Tampa, Mary R. Pickert, Lutz, and Ruby M. Bishop, Brooksville; and a granddaughter. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
  • STANTON, BILL, 91, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) in Plant City. Born in Earl, Ark., he came here in 1936. He was a welder, a retired member of the Boiler Makers' Union No. 433 of Tampa and a member of Eastside Baptist Church of Dover. Survivors include five sons, Charles, Curtis, Sherrill, and Willie Jr., all of Plant City, and Donald, Lecanto.; 24 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • TEDDER, RALPH J., 72, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home. Born in Ruskin, he lived here most of his life. He was a retired heavy-equipment operator for Gateway Marine and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Keith, Largo; a daughter, Karen Tedder, St. Petersburg; a brother, Hubert, Riverview; and a sister, Mildred Johnson, Tampa. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
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  • CONEY, EMMITT R., 70, of Hudson, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000). He came here 12 years ago from his native Monticello, N.Y. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Theresa; two sons, Emmitt Jr., Hudson, and Jerry, Lebanon, Tenn.; a daughter, Marion Parks, Monticello; two sisters, Violet Decker, Liberty, N.Y., and Ruth Misner, Swan Lake, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
  • DiCURCIO, ANTHONY R., 84, of Holiday, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, he came here 26 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Sadie; two daughters, Teresa Graziano, Brooklyn, and Ellen Vigilotti, Manalapin, N.J.; three sisters, Yolonda Maraia and Lucy Amesti, both of Brooklyn, and Mildred Lightfoot, Jacksonville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Tarpon Spings.
  • HENDRICKSON, HELEN O., 94, of Sarasota, formerly of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000). Born in Sweden, she moved to Sarasota one year ago from New Port Richey. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Neal, Clearwater; a son, Robert A., Bradenton; two sisters, Eva Carter, Sarasota, and Nana Olaffson, Sweden; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Palms Funeral Home, Sarasota.
  • McLAUGHLIN, ROSE A., 97, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at home. Born in Aurora, Ill., she came here 32 years ago from Hammond, Ind. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Zephyrhills. She was a member of the Zephyrhills Garden Club. Survivors include a son, Roger W., Zephyrhills; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • PHILLIPS, BETTY, 88, of Holiday, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Springs, Pa., she came here 24 years ago from Akron, Ohio. She was a retired registered nurse for the Akron City Hospital and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Tarpon Springs. She was a member of the American Nurses Association, a Girl Scout representative, a member of the Presidential Garden Club in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and the West Virginia Allstar with 4H Club. Survivors include her husband, J. Kyle; a son, John E., Largo; two daughters, Susan Barksdale, Minneapolis, and Linda Bordner, Holden Beach, N.C.; a brother, Daniel Miller, Bedford, Texas; a sister, Maude Pettus, Stamford, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • POVLINKO, JOSEPH, 79, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Holiday, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Cambridge, Ohio, and moved to Holiday in 1976 from Canton, Ohio. He moved to Palm Harbor from Holiday in 1998. He was a retired lathe operator for White Engines, Canton. He was an Army 18th Airborne paratrooper during World War II. He was a Catholic and a member of Moose Lodge 1429, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include two sisters, Helen Povlinko, Cambridge, and Elizabeth Bates, Akron, Ohio; and a niece, Mary Ann Lopacki Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • RAAB, VIOLA MAY, 93, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. Born in Harrison, N.J., she came here 20 years ago from Kearny, N.J. She was Presbyterian and a member of the Holiday Lake Estates Civic Association. Survivors include a sister, Eleanor Tarasavage, Holiday. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SAVAGE, MARY A., 75, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in New York City, she came here 16 years ago from Durham, N.C. She was a registered nurse for the Urology Healthcare Center and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, both of New Port Richey, and the Columbiettes of Council 11680. Survivors include her husband, William; three sons, Harry J. and Bryan B., both of Long Island, N.Y., and William R., Creedmoor, N.C.; a daughter, Catherine Castillo, Bogota, Colombia; a brother, Richard J. Blake, St. James, N.Y.; a sister, Agnes Dick, Central Islip, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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    Belleair

    • WENOF, JUNE M., 65, of Belleair, formerly of Dunedin, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and came here in 1997 from Cherry Hill, N.J. She owned and operated an insurance business. Survivors include a son, Frank Gibson, Belleair; a brother, Bill Hasselbrook, Chino, Calif.; and a granddaughter, Kendall Gibson, Belleair. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

    Clearwater

    • JEFFRIES, GEORGIA KATHERINE, 71, of Dunnellon, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 26, 2000) in Dunnellon. She came to Clearwater in 1945 from her native Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and in 1996 she moved to Dunnellon. She was a member of Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 2473, Dunnellon. Survivors include a son, Terry Lee, Clearwater; two daughters, Cheryl Lynn Spencer and Susan Jeffries Hall, both of Ozona; two brothers, Thurman B. King, Middleburg, and William P. King, Ravenna, Ohio; two sisters, Ruby A. Martin, Clearwater; and Garnet M. Olsen, Dunnellon; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home & Crematory, Inverness Chapel.
    • PATTERSON, SYLVIA M., 82, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home. She was born in Coxton, Ind., and came here in 1948 from Indianapolis. She worked as an office manager at Credit Services and Control Corp., New Port Richey. She was Methodist and a charter member of Smyrna Shrine Guild, Indianapolis. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Paul A.; a daughter, Joan D. Sylvia, Hemet, Calif.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • WELCHER, EDWARD A., 82, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 19, 2000) in Springfield, Ill., where he was visiting. He came here from Newark, N.J., and worked as a bartender. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Crawford, and two stepsons, Rudy and Dwaine Crawford, all of Clearwater; a sister, Lila Parker, Lyons, N.Y.; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Dunedin

    • DOREMUS, RUTH ELLEN, 79, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in New Castle, Pa., and came here in 1962 from Miami. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Fred Kenst, Tarpon Springs; five daughters, Kate Henson and Linda Storey, both of Palm Harbor, Karen Ayers, Largo, Donna Gooch, Randleman, N.C., and Cheryl Cox, Fort Valley, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HILL, ALICE CATHERINE, 97, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home. She was born in Mount Bethel, N.J., and came here in 1959 from New York. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church, Palm Harbor. Survivors include several grandnieces and grandnephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PENDERGAST, MICHELINE, 50, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Aug. 27, 2000) at home. She was born in Alhambra, Calif., and came here in 1992 from Kingston, N.Y. She was Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Lynette Borland, Pinellas Park, and Catherine Bohannon and Jennifer Fiore, both of New York; two sons, Jerry Keck, Palm Harbor,and Robert Keck, Florida; her parents, Catherine and Willard Knutson, Largo; a sister, Denise Bruning, Clearwater; a brother, Willard Knutson Jr., Savannah, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Largo

    • ALTOPP, ROBERT D., 76, of Largo, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Indianapolis and came here in 1968 from Plainfield, Ind. He worked as a sheet metal machine operator. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was Protestant and a member of American Legion Post 400, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty; two sons, Ronnie, Largo, and Ricky, Indianapolis; a brother, Thomas, Leesburg; and two sisters, Ruth Liggett and Virginia Scobee, both of Indiana; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ELLIS, NORMAN A., 85, of Largo, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Washington, Ind., and came here in 1983 from Royal Oak, Mich., where he retired as a printer with the Detroit News. He was a veteran of World War II. He was Methodist, a member of the Royal Oaks Elks and a 60-year member of the International Typographical Union. Survivors include his wife, Margie; a son, Steven A., Royal Oak; a daughter, Sally A. Gibson, Lake Orion, Mich.; three brothers, Harold C., Rochester Hills, Mich., Wendell Ellis, Westland, Mich., and Dale Ellis, Plainfield, Ind.; and three grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • PITTMAN, HAROLD E., 66, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. He was born in Pelzer, S.C., and moved to Largo in 1992 from St. Petersburg. He founded Harold's Body Shop, St. Petersburg, in 1960 and was the owner andoperator. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Club and the Bayou Club. Survivors include his wife, Gloria L.; a daughter, Cheryl A. Myers, Largo, and a son, David L., St. Petersburg; two sisters, Effie Haught and Nadine Pittman, both of Pelzer; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    Palm Harbor

    • MacDONALD, ROY DELBERT , 91, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Applegate, Mich., came to Avon Park in 1975 from Port Huron, Mich., and later moved to Palm Harbor. He worked as a foreman for Mueller Brass Co., Port Huron, and was a member of Avon Park Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include a daughter, Carole Hawver, Palm Harbor; two sons, the Rev. Gerald L., Nebraska City, Neb.; and Ray, Spartanburg, S.C.; three stepsons, the Rev. Dale Frasier, Belchertown, Mass., and David and Terrance Frasier, both of Port Huron; and several grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • OBERMAN, TROY J., 18, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) of injuries sustained when he was hit by a pickup truck while walking along Ulmerton Road west of Feather Sound near Largo. He was born in Dunedin and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from high school and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include his parents, Dianne and Bob Oberman, a brother, Andrew, a sister, Courtney, and his maternal grandparents, Bonnie and Dan Mattox, all of Palm Harbor; four aunts and uncles, Debbie and Rick Shirley, Land O'Lakes, and Lori and Jeff Mattox, Palm Harbor; and several cousins. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • OLIN, LOIS M., 75, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1996 from her native Joliet, Ill., where she retired as a secretary. She attended Palm Harbor United Methodist Church and was a member of Joliet Women's Society Club and Joliet Parents Band Association and bowling leagues in both Illinois and Florida. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Lloyd W.; a son, Richard W., Oswego, Ill.; a sister, Betty Jean Spencer, Orlando; six grandchildren, Jeff Sanders and Clayton Wastak, both of Florida, and Brian Sanders and Erick, Kerry and Jacob Olin, all of Illinois; and a great-grandson. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • POVLINKO, JOSEPH, 79, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Holiday, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Cambridge, Ohio, and moved to Palm Harbor in 1998 from Holiday. He retired as a lathe operator for White Engines Inc., Canton, Ohio, and was Catholic. He was an Army paratrooper, 18th Airborne, veteran of World War II. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1429, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include two sisters, Helen Povlinko, Cambridge, and Elizabeth Bates, Akron, Ohio; and a niece. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chahpel, Holliday.
    • WILLIAMS, CONNIE A., 58, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home. She came here in 1973 from her native Bloomington, Ind., and worked as an office manager at Carlisle Lincoln Mercury, Clearwater. She was a member of Tarpon Springs Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Laymon L.; a son, Jeffrey L., Palm Harbor; a daughter, Debra J. Thomas, Arlington, Texas; her parents, Ruth and Maurice Williams, Clearwater; two sisters, Gloria J. Hillenberg, Tampa, and Betty Jo Robertson, Ellettsvile, Ind.; her paternal grandmother, Floy Williams; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • ZIPKIN, HAROLD A., 72, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1988 from his native Danielson, Conn. He worked as an aircraft mechanic. He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Palms, Palm Harbor, a 47-year member of the Elks, a member of Highland Lakes Clubs including the Highland Lakes Golf Club, and a past president of the Jaycees and a member for 17 years of the Borough Council, both in Danielson. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Judy Webb, Palm Harbor, and Linda Sheehan, Wallingford, Conn.; a son, Clement Watson, North Franklin, Conn.; two brothers, Samuel, Manchester, Conn., and J. Louis, Danielson; a sister, Elissa Carignan, Palm Harbor; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Safety Harbor

    • BROWN, JESSIE L., 66, of Safety Harbor, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Campbellton, came to Clearwater in 1957 from Marianna, and moved to Safety Harbor in 1965. She worked in the housekeeping department of the Safety Harbor Spa. She was a community activist in Lincoln Heights, a member of Neighborhood Watch, and manager-sponsor of a women's softball team in Safety Harbor. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include four sons, Waymon Gray, John E. Brown Jr. and Oliver Brown, all of Safety Harbor, and Lorenzo J. Brown, Tampa; four daughters, Helen Gray, Safety Harbor, Teresa Sakyi-Amfo Martinez, Tampa, and Theola Sharpe Gray and Janice Logan, both of Pawtucket, R.I.; a brother, Cleaver Gray, Detroit; two sisters, Ella Mae Gainey, Clearwater, and Millie Keith, Safety Harbor; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • BENZ, JENNIE HULME, 90, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Valencia House, Palm Harbor, under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Camden, N.J., and came here in 1962 from Union, N.J, where she worked for the school system. She served in the Red Cross during World War II. She was a member of the Seminole United Methodist Church. She was a 77-year charter member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 249, Union, N.J., and past state officer of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey. She was past president of the Pinellas Seminole Women's Club and the first woman president of the Bay Ridge Civic Association, Seminole. She was a member of the Seminole Republican Club, a lifetime member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara DeBarr, Clearwater; a brother, Fred A. Hulme, Centerville, Mass.; four grandchildren, Christi Chango Smith, Clifton Park, N.Y., and Dominick, Michael and Peter Chango, all of Seminole; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • BRAGA, DORIS, 76, of Palm Bay, formerly of Seminole, died Saturday (Aug. 26, 2000) at Beverly Health & Rehabilitation Services, Palm Bay. She was born in Fall River, Mass., came to Seminole in 1960 from Rhode Island and later moved to Palm Bay. She was a licensed practical nurse and Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Armand A. Bedard, Dunedin; a sister, Andrea Robbins, Freeburg, Maine; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla.
    • DAVIS, REGINALD H., 74, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. He was born in Frederick, Md., and came here in 1980 from Gaithersburg, Md. He worked as a restaurant manager and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Methodist and a member of Holiday Isles VFW Post 4256, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Frances; a son, Robert F., Seminole; a sister, Rebecca Blood, Silver Spring, Md.; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • HORN, SANDY R., 53, of Seminole, died Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. She came here in 1972 from her native Centerville, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bay Pines Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include her husband, Robert H., and a daughter, Healther L. Horn, Seminole; her parents, June and Robert Routzahn, St. Pete Beach; and two brothers, Ralph Routzahn, Seminole, and Jim Routzahn, Fort Myers. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • TIMLIN, KATHRYN F. "KATHY," 82, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Suffern, N.Y., and came here in 1992 from Orlando. She was a homemaker and an Episcopalian. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, William H.; a son, Robert W., Largo; a sister, Bettie Hurley, Millbrook, N.Y.; a brother, Harold Williams, Tallahassee; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • WINGO, MARCIE, 39, of Orlando, formerly of Seminole, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Winter Park. She was born in Philadelphia and came to Seminole in 1979 from Newark, N.J. She worked as production manager for the real estate publications division of Network Communications, Inc. She was Jewish and a member of the Aloma East Bowling League. Survivors include her husband, Donald R.; a stepson, Jonathan, Orlando; her mother, Marian Harrison, and a sister, Amy Harrison, both of Seminole; and her maternal grandmother, Betha Bart, Largo. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Tarpon Springs

    • BECVAR, FRIEDA, 93, of Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home. She was born in Munich, Germany, and came here in 1985 from Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. She retired as a sales clerk for Macy's Department store, Huntington, N.Y. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Srpings. Survivors include a daughter, Kig Gratton, Holiday; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • WALTERS, MARILYN E., 31, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was a lifelong Tarpon Springs resident. She graduated in 1987 from Tarpon Springs High School and in 1997 from Tallahassee Community College. She worked as a medical records secretary at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus in Unity, Tarpon Springs, where she was a member of the Choir and the Usher Board and vice president of AYPU (Apostolic Young People in Unity). Survivors include a son, Washington Jr., a daughter, Kirstin D. Coleman, and her mother, Marie Mack, all of Tarpon Springs; her father, Willie Mack, Clearwater; two brothers, Andre Hudson, Clearwater, and Malcom James, Tarpon Springs; three sisters, Latanya Cooper, Lakeland, and Selena Mack and Kissey Mack, both of Tarpon Springs; her maternal grandparents, Patsy and Gus Hudson, and her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Mack, all of Tarpon Springs. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

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    Gulfport

    • RINALDI, ANTHONY, 74, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at home. He came here in 1987 from his native Troy, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Renssaler Polytechnic Institute. He was a retired mechanical designer, designing weapons at Benet Laboratory, Waterville Arsenal, Waterville, N.Y., for 33 years. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Susanne T. Haberbush, Scotia, N.Y., and Regina C. Rinaldi, Tampa; two sons, Michael A., Miami, and Patrick J., Troy; a sister, Pearl Fogarty, Deltona; two brothers, Ornella M., St. Petersburg, and Carlo, Troy; and six grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • WOOD, EMMA, 99, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) in Orange Park. Born in Gurley, S.C., she came here in 1963 from California. She owned a dry cleaning business. She was Baptist and a member of OES. Survivors include two daughters, Jewell McGee, Virginia Beach, Va., and Ruth Hiensch, Virginia; two sisters, Kathleen Burris, Arizona, and Louise Macaluso, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Pete Beach

    • BERRY, WILLIAM H., 77, of St. Pete Beach, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at the Springs at Boca Ciega Bay Health Center, South Pasadena. Born in Chester, Pa., he came to the area in 1954 from Harrisburg, Pa. He retired as a colonel after 32 years in the Marine Corps, serving in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars and was a commanding officer in the 4th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, Marine Corps Reserve. In the Tampa Bay area, he was an insurance claims representative. He was a 1948 graduate of Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa., and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, Semper Fidelis Lodge 680, F&AM in Jacksonville, N.C., and the Scottish Rite Consistory. He attended St. Albans Episcopal Church, St. Pete Beach. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy K.; a son, W. Douglas, Clearwater; two daughters, Susan B. Bell, New Port Richey, and Barbara B. Brown, St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • WALTEMIRE, WILLIAM NELSON, 87, of St. Pete Beach, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home. Born in Manilla, Ind., he began wintering here in 1973 from Indianapolis and moved here in 1998. He retired as a self-employed building contractor and real estate appraiser. He was a former board member of Railroadsmen's Savings and Loan Bank and Anchor Federal Savings and Loan Bank, both in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Indianapolis Real Estate Board for more than 50 years and was a member of University Christian Church, Indianapolis. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary Katherine; a daughter, Gloria Robinson, Seminole; a sister, Ruth Nigh, Fountaintown, Ind.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • ANDERSON, ROBERT L. JR., 62, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Aug. 26, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Braddock, Pa., he came to Florida in 1974 from Lorain, Ohio. He was an agent for Liberty National Insurance Co., American General Insurance Co. and Bankers Life and Casualty Co. for more than 20 years. He was in the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves and served in Vietnam. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of five years, Glenda; a son, James R., Fort Myers; two daughters, Michelle Renee Colledge, Atlanta; and Sherri Lynn Anderson, St. Petersburg; a sister, Deborah Deighan, St. Petersburg; and a niece, Jaymi Deighan, St. Petersburg. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BENNETT, LINDSAY JEAN, 17, of Shallotte, N.C., formerly of St. Petersburg and Dunedin, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2000) in an automobile accident in Shallotte. Born in Mount Kisco, N.Y., she came to St. Petersburg in 1990 and moved to Dunedin in 1992. She attended Woodlawn Elementary School, St. Petersburg, until 1992 and San Jose Elementary School, Dunedin, from 1992 to 1993. She was active in tap, ballet, jazz dancing and Scottish dancing. She was a senior at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte and was active in the Drama and DECA clubs. Survivors include her mother, Donna Rae Confer, and stepfather, John P. Thompson, both of Shallotte; and her maternal grandparents, Ray and Janet Confer, Carolina Shores, N.C. Brunswick Funeral Service & Cemetery, Shallotte, N.C.
    • BUDD, KATHERINE M., 95, of Land O'Lakes, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at Hospice House, Dade City. Born in West Salem, Ill., she moved to St. Petersburg in 1969 and to Land O'Lakes in 1999. She was a retired salesperson and was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Norma Harley, Land O'Lakes; three grandchildren, Deborah White, Johnson City, Tenn., Craig Harley, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Scott Harley, Herndon, Va.; and six great-grandchildren. Hodges Funeral Home, Dade City.
    • FULTON, WARREN H., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1932 from his native Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Tomlinson Adult Center and retired as a brigadier in the Salvation Army with appointments in Virginia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida and West Virginia. Survivors include a son, Warren H. Jr., Atlanta; two daughters, Martha Ferraez, St. Petersburg, and Jo Anne Binford, Houma, La.; two sisters, Betty Leitenberger, St. Petersburg, and Mary Self, Dunedin; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HARKER, LAYTON PATRICK, infant son of Patrick and Sharon Harker, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Other survivors include a sister, Gretchen Harker, Seminole; paternal grandparents, Henry and Rosemary Harker, and maternal grandparents, John and Barbara Hayes, all of St. Petersburg. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • LELAND, JUDSON, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1997 from his native Tallahassee. He was a high school custodian, retiring in 1965, and a World War II veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Ida Wadley, St. Petersburg; a granddaughter, Chelsa Wadley, a sister, Lina Johnson, and a brother, West Leland, all of Tallahassee. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MONIER, EVANGELINE P. "VAN," of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of St. Petersburg. Born in Massachusetts, she moved here in 1972 from Augusta, Ga., where she was a volunteer for various hospitals. She was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Jay Armand Monier III, Medford, Ore., and Kenneth Alan Monier, Cape Coral; a daughter, Carol Dianne Gutting, Evanston, Ill.; a brother, Louis Poirier, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ROTTMANN, MAUDE L., 86, of Lakeland, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at Mediview Life Center, Lakeland. Born in New York,she came here in 1976 from Long Island, N.Y., and moved six months ago to Lakeland. She was a manager in a small business office. She attended First Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Penelope ReVelle, Towson, Md.; a son, Peter Rottmann, Orono, Maine; a brother, Chester Peltier, Lake Wales; and four grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SAFRANEK, ALICE, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Palm Gardens of Largo. She came here in 1978 from her native Cleveland. She was a waitress for Orange Blossom Catering, St. Petersburg, for 15 years. She was Lutheran and a member of the Czechoslovakia Society of America. Survivors include a daughter, Alice J. Shaffer, Tallahassee. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SCOTT, NELLIE M., 80, of Clarkesville, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at home. Born in St. Petersburg, she moved to Georgia in 1989 after living here and in Pinellas Park. She was Baptist and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Thomas A.; two daughters, Sallie Flannigan, Clarkesville, and Janice Scott, Tallahassee; a son, Dennis Scott, Clarkesville; two sisters, Ethel Scott, St. Petersburg, and Adrienne Keele, Seymour, Conn.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Ga.
    • WISOTZKY, BENJAMIN P., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at Menorah Manor. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1981 from Gouldsboro, Pa. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Jewish War Veterans, American Legion Post 273, Pinellas County Veterans Liaison Council, VFW and volunteered at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He also was president of United Allied Veterans International. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ethel; a son Robert L., Plainview, N.Y.; and a grandchild. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
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