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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, September 8, 2000

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

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  • COLWELL, GENEVIEVE EDNA, 87, of Citrus Hills, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Avante of Inverness. Born in Farmer City, Ill., she came here 14 years ago from Miami. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hernando. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence P.; a son, Ronald E. Lee, Inverness; a daughter, Lynn Lather, Fayetteville, Ga.; a sister, Luella Melching, Coral Gables; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • DiGIACOMO, EMILIO, 91, of Beverly Hills, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000). Born in Italy, he came here 40 years ago from New York City. He was a bus driver for the New York City Transit Authority with 21 years of service and a member of the New York City Transit Authority Retirees of Florida, Chapter 9. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Joseph, Centereach, N.Y., and Alexander, North Babylon, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • HARNER, RALPH EMERSON, 78, of Crystal River, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Pataskala, Ohio, he came here six years ago from Mountain Home, Idaho. He was a retired master sergeant in the Air Force, serving for 23 years during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and was a member of the American Legion and the DAV, Idaho. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Jeff E., Homosassa; and three grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • HOLT, GLORIANNA, 75, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at home. Born in Sun, W.Va., she came here 18 years ago from Miami. She was a bookkeeper for Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and was a member of Spring Lake United Methodist Church and past governor of the Florida Optimisses Club, Carol City. Survivors include four sons, William Jr., Panama City, Alex Richard, Brooksville, Robert L., Fort Smith, Ark., and Lyndell K., Cape Coral; three sisters, Sauly Hall, Eccles, W.Va., Lee Barlow, Deland, and Shirley Probus, Homosassa Springs; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • ROSCOW, JEAN CUNNINGHAM, 90, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000). She came here 54 years ago from her native Paterson, N.J. She earned her a bachelor of science degree from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts degree from Appalachian State. She was a retired high school librarian and instrumental in the establishment of the Citrus High School library. She was a member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Inverness, the Friends of the Library, and active in the Central Florida Community College Foundation with the Eugene Stevenson Memorial Scholarship. Survivors include two sons, John F. III, Gainesville, and Robert Fletcher, Hamden, Conn.; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Oven, Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • WESTMORELAND, FRANK, 68, of Floral City, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) in Inverness. He was a Tampa native and moved to Floral City eight years ago. He was a self-employed painting contractor and was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Vera A. Glecker Westmoreland; six sons, Terry, Mississippi, Lin, South Carolina, Charles and Marion, both of Winter Haven, Wayne, Binghamton, N.Y., and Dwayne, Tampa; three daughters, Dottie Parrish, Lithia, Denise Guy, Hendersonville, N.C., and Stacey Morgan, Brandon; a sister, Audrey King, Lakeland; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
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  • BICKLEY, GARNET L., 88, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Sterling House. Born in Anderson, Ind., she came here 20 years ago from Northlake, Ill., where she retired from her position as city clerk. She was a member of Mariner United Methodist Church, Spring Hill, and the Order of the Eastern Star Leyden Lodge 186, Franklin Park, Ill. Survivors include her husband, Lesley C., Spring Hill; two sons, Edward L., San Diego, and James Linklater, Brooksville; a daughter, Doris L. Fieser, Brooksville; a sister, Alberta McCarthy, Chicago; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • MAMMANO, PATRICIA, 62, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at home. She came here 36 years ago from her native Newark, N.J. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Edward; and three sisters, Rosemary Manna, Barbara Petrone and Phyllis Balsamo. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills.
  • ROSS, EDNA JEANNE, 78, of Dunnellon, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at home. Born in Troy, Pa., she came here six years ago from Lake Helen. She was a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, Sayre, Pa., and was a registered nurse for West Volusia Hospital, Deland. She was Methodist. Survivors include two sons, David H. and Daniel J., both of Monroeton, Pa.; two daughters, Sally Woleslagle, Monroeton, and Barbara Kay Reid, Deland; a brother, Robert Morris, Lafayette, Tenn.; two sisters, Sally Campbell, Seaford, Del., and Joan Troccia, Horseheads, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home, Dunnellon.
  • ZICK, OLIVER R., 77, of Branford, formerly of Brooksville, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2000) at Shands at University of Florida, Gainesville. Born in Leland, Wis., he moved to Branford from Brooksville. He retired from the post office in St. Petersburg and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Anna; a daughter, Cathryn Soluri "Cathie," Branford; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moring Funeral Home, Melrose.
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  • BEVEARD, DAVID "BOBBY," 60, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000). He was a Tampa Bay area native and lifelong resident. He was a member of the McDonald Training Center and New Hope Worship Center. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Edwina and Gene Barenklau, Plant City; two brothers, Raymond and Richard, both of Plant City; and two sisters, Jackie Sikes and Peggy Baxter, both of Plant City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • BROWN, JAMES E., 75, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000). He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was a furniture manager, Navy veteran and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Brown; a son, Christopher D., Louisiana; two daughters, Sandra Brown, Florence, S.C., and Darlene McKinnon, Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • BROWN-REED, LASHAUNE THELMA, 44, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) in St. Johns County. She was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. She was a refuse service inspection supervisor for the city of Tampa Accounting Division. She was a member of St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee; two stepsons, Elderwin Reed and Lawrence Redfiekd; two stepdaughters, Gwendolyn Reed and Ayesha Sellier; parents, Ernest Sr. and Rosa Lee Brown; two brothers, Robert Brown Sr., Coconut Creek and Ernest Brown Jr.; four sisters, Gwendolyn Wilson-Gibson, La Place, La., Gail Brown, Rhonda Brown-Campbell, and Crystal Brown; and five grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • DEL VALLE, JOSE A. "BEBO," 88, of Lutz, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000). Born in Cuba, he came here in 1960. He was a custodian for Hillsborough County schools and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Adelfa; a son, Nelson A., Land O'Lakes; a daughter, Nancy B. Marqueira, Wesley Chapel; a brother, Rene, Cuba; and three sisters, Arazeli Del Valle and Guillerminia Ruiz, both of Titusville, and Judith Del Valle, Miami. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • EISLER, LISA, 37, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000). Born in South Carolina, she was a lifelong resident. She was a title clerk for Brandon Ford and was Methodist. Survivors include an uncle, Ben Holaday, Fort Myers; and a cousin, Nicole Holaday, Riverview. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • EVANS, LORENE I., 86, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000). She was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Temple Assembly of God. She received her master's degree from the University of Tampa. Survivors include a son, Wayne B., Plant City; a brother, Junior Flynn, Houston; a sister, Phyllis Millian, Tampa; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • GRAVES, MATTHEW R., 21, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) in Texas. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was in active duty in the Army and member of Ballast Point Baptist Church. Survivors include parents, Allen D. Sr. and Linda L. Graves, Tampa; two brothers, Allen D. Jr. and Dutch Graves, both of Tampa; and a sister, Serena L. Graves, Tampa. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • KUCZYNSKI, WALTER J., 75, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at home. Born in Pittsburgh, he came here 55 years ago. He was an electrical salesperson, an Army veteran of World War II and was Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Robert Smith, Kansas, Michael Kuczynski, Valrico, and Kim Kuczynski, Dover; a daughter, Tara Thomas, Lakeland; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • LAWSON, MARION F. JR. "JUNIOR," 73, of Dover, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at University Community Hospital on Fletcher. Born in Nashville, Ga., he was a lifelong Tampa resident. He was a machinist for Lykes Brothers. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee; four sons, Steve NeSmith and James NeSmith, both of Webster, Terry Lawson, Eufaula, Ala., and Harold NeSmith, Wildwood; a daughter, Carol Hamilton, Dover; two brothers, Dick Lawson, Plant City and Buddy Lawson, Lakeland; two sisters, Edna Blackmon, Dover, and Ophelia Copeland, Lake City; and eight grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • PLATE, DONNA EDMONDSON, 39, of Tampa, formerly of Crystal River, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Savannah, Ga., she moved to Tampa six years ago and was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include two daughters, Rachel and Emily, both of Tampa; her mother and stepfather, John and Sandra Arline, Beverly Hills; her father and stepmother, Mike and Linda Edmondson, Destin; two brothers, Michael Edmondson, Tampa, and Aaron Edmondson, Destin; and a sister, Debra Redmond, Lecanto. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • RAINEY, LEO, 83, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at home. Born in Monticello, he came here in 1937 from Pahokee. He was a bricklayer for a construction company and was Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Young; and two grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SMITH, LEWIS LOCKHART, 50, of Valrico, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Memorial Hospital in Tampa. Born in Lakewood, N.J., he came here in 1991 from Lakehurst, N.J. He was a carpenter and attended Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Jeremy and Steven, both of Valrico; six brothers, Timothy Smith, Douglas Smith, Jordan Monahan, Kenneth Monahan, Gary Monahan, and Jeffrey Monahan, all of Lakehurst, N.J.; and two sisters, Dawn McGrath and Juanita Wands, both of Lakehurst, N.J. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • WOOTTEN, JEAN S., 60, of Dover, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000). Born in Savannah, Tenn., she came here in 1960 from Arkansas. She was a machine operator for Hava Tampa and was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Robert D.; two sons, Edward Vaughn, Durant and Keith Vaughn, Plant City; three stepsons, George Reese, Tampa, Bruce Wootten, San Diego, and Mark Reese, Brandon; two daughters, Sandy Varnes and Tina Reese, Dover; mother, Edith Shubert, Trumann, Ark.; eight brothers, Tom Shubert, Kenny Shubert, Buddy Shubert, Danny Shubert, Jim Shubert, and Bob Shubert, all of Trumann, Ark., Dave Shubert, Arkansas, and Rick Shubert, Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Johnnie Armstrong, Bet, and Chris Sutton, all of Trumann; and 11 grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
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  • ANDERSON, GWENDOLYN M., 93, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Williamsburg, Kan., she came here six months ago from Clearwater. She was a loan officer for U.S. Bank, Billings, Mont., and member of Grand Avenue Christian Church, Bozeman, Mont. Survivors include a son, Wallace R., New Port Richey; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BALLOU, IVAN O., 87, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2000) at National Health Care. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and was vice president of finance for Park Ridge Hospital, Rochester. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; five sons, Kenneth, Raymond, Donald, Robert and Neil; a daughter, Virginia Zeigler; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Paul W. Harris Funeral Home, Rochester, N.Y.
  • BRAZIL, JOSEPH J., 86, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in New York City, he came here 24 years ago from Valley Stream, N.Y. He was a car inspector with the New York Central Railroad and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and Eucharistic minister of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey, past president, St. Vincent de Paul Society, past commander, honor guard member, and life member of the American Legion Post 343, life member of the VFW Chester McKay Post 7987, and member of the Polish American Club/Pulaski Society. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, James, East Northport, N.Y.; two daughters, Margaret Pancari, New Port Richey, and Patricia Daprino, Palm Springs; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • BRUSH, BLASE A., 53, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at National Healthcare of Hudson. He came here five weeks ago from his native Sharon, Pa. and was an electrician in the steel industry. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Dulcie; two sons, Blase A. Jr., Austintown, Ohio, and Brian, Pittsburgh; a stepson, Robert Hinton, Palm Harbor; two stepdaughters, Kelly Persons and Amy Hinton, both of Sharon; his mother, Margaret Brush, Sharon; a brother, Robert, Burghill, Ohio; three sisters, Ilona Daisley, his twin, and Joyce Winslow, both of Transfer, Pa., and Sharon Petrini, Sharon; and three grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • DELANY, ETHEL D., 84, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at Richey Manor, New Port Richey. Born in Michigan, she came here 18 years ago from Detroit and was a secretary for Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and the Orchards of Radcliffe Condo Association. There are no known immediate survivors. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • GRAHAM, LILLIAN IRENE, 84, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at home. Born in Zephyrhills, she returned here 27 years ago from Kansas City, Mo. She was a retired postal clerk and bookkeeper for the post office and member of First United Methodist Church, Zephyrhills. Survivors include two sons, Robert P., Louisville, Ky., and William W., Plant City; a daughter, Linda L. Rocek, Grapevine, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • JACOBSEN, ALICE MARIE, 61, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Sept. 2, 2000) at home. Born in Dover, N.J., she came here 12 years ago from Hopatcong, N.J.. She was a bank teller for Roxbury State Bank, Succasunna, N.J., and former member of the Fire Department, the Junior Women's Club, and former Girl Scout Leader Troop 497, all in Hopatcong. Survivors include her husband, Harold; a son, Joseph Sacco, Hopatcong; a daughter, Sandra Carey, Wayne, N.J.; and four grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • LYNCH, LOUISE E., 77, of Holiday, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Boston, she came here 22 years ago from Stoughton, Mass., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Robert A., Holiday; two daughters, Eileen Lynch, Holiday, and Nancy Chaplain, New Port Richey; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • MARQUIS, RICHARD RANDOLPH, 70, of Inglis, formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Woburn, Mass., he moved to Inglis 10 years ago from New Port Richey and was a retired automobile mechanic. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Nell; nine sons, Rick, Pinellas Park, David, Ann Arbor, Mich., Allen, Holiday, Donald and Emile, both of Port Richey, Kenneth, Hudson, Jimmy, Inglis, Eddie, Spring Hill, and Joey, Shady Hills; three daughters, Carol Bertoulucci and Cathy Levik, both of Billerica, Mass., and Maryann Abramovitch, Hudson; 36 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street, New Port Richey.
  • MASTRANGELO, FRANK JOSEPH, 77, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at home. Born in Storrs, Conn., he came here six years ago from West Palm Beach. He was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the VFW, Mansfield, Conn., and the Elks Lodge 1311, Willimantic, Conn. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Vincent, Mansfield, and David, Pomfret Center, Conn.; two daughters, Dona Barr, Plant City, and Deborah Robinson, Manchester, Conn.; two sisters, Lena Forand, Storrs, and Ayla Wingersman, Willimantic; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • PAPASAVVAS, FOTINI H., 52, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Elizabethville, Africa, she came here one year ago from Iselin, N.J. She was a cashier for Pathmart Supermarket, Union, N.J., and a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Christofis "Chris"; three sons, Emanuel, Sayreville, N.J., Efstratios, Lyndhurst, N.J., and Panagiotis, Trenton, N.J.; a daughter, Maria Papasavvas, New Port Richey; her mother, Maria Hadjstratis, Greece; four brothers, Markos Hadjstratis, Athens, Greece, Michael Hadjstratis, Belgium, Anthony Hadjstratis, Denmark, and John Hadjstratis, Elizabethville; three sisters, Ourania Douval, Athens, Adriana Hatzidiamantis, Isle of Kos, Greece, and Georgia Faklis, Isle of Rhoades, Greece; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street, New Port Richey.
  • PENNY, EUGENE L. JR., 77, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at home. Born in Danville, Pa., he came here 15 years ago from Fairfield, Conn. He was a general foreman for Carpenter Technology, Bridgeport, Conn., and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Protestant and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Williamsport, Pa., and the Milton Masonic Lodge 256 F&AM, Milton, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Michael, Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Sharon Penny, Naugatuck, Conn.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • ROSSI, DELPHINE H., 77, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare-Gulf Coast, New Port Richey. Born in New York City, she came here seven years ago from Valley Stream, N.Y., and was a homemaker and artist. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey, and volunteered with the VFW and the Italian-American Club, Valley Stream. Survivors include a son, Joseph, New Port Richey; a daughter, Diana Rossi, Blackwood, N.J.; a sister, Anne Rossi, New Port Richey; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • TOMSIC, ETHEL A., 79, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Indiana, she came here 14 years ago from Lowell, Ind., and was a homemaker. She was Protestant and a Navy WAVE veteran of World War II. Survivors include a brother, Donald Glegg, Missouri. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • WALKER, LEONARD W., 47, of Hudson, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Rosedale, N.Y. He was Lutheran and a member of the AMVETS and the NRA. Survivors include his parents, William and Stella Walker, Port Richey; a brother, Stephen, Santa Fe, N.M.; and a sister, Constance DeMar, Port Richey. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • ARMSTRONG, JOHN LARKIN SR., 68, of Clearwater, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at Arbors at Safety Harbor nursing home. He came here in 1948 from his native Hartford, Ala. He was a contractor for A & M Services and an evangelistic minister for the Church of God in Cleveland, Tenn., and Countryside Cathedral Church of God, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Lewis; a son, the Rev. John L. Jr., and a stepson, Rick Mallory, both of Clearwater; three daughters, Jackie Weir, Tampa, Joan Wilder, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Janet Bush, Richmond, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Sandra Vick, Clearwater; a brother, Hilburn, Hartford; three sisters, Lennie, Freeport, Burnelle, Graceville, and Jewel, Dothan, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • DiROMA, EULA MAE "SUGAR," 76, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at home. She was born in the Panama Canal Zone and came here in 1964 from Pittsburgh. She was a homemaker and a volunteer for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was Roman Catholic and a member for more than 50 years of the Panama Canal Society. Survivors include three sons, David R. and Patrick, both of Clearwater, and Michael, Manhattan, N.Y.; a daughter, Rose Marie Kimball, Sheffield, England; a sister, Willie Duval, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • HECKMAN, WILLIAM E., 56, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. He came here in 1985 from his native Vineland, N.J. He worked in retail sales and was a former state trooper in New Jersey. He was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Kriston Dillman, Atco, N.J., and Danielle Hughes, Berwyn, Pa.; his mother, Lucille Heckman, Ocean City, N.J.; a sister, Cynthia Bernardini, Vineland; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • JAGGER, CHARLES JR., 79, of North Fort Myers, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 30, 2000) in Cape Coral. He was born in Providence, R.I., came to Clearwater in 1961 from Auburn, Mass., and moved to North Fort Myers in 1984, when he retired from Pet Milk Corp. of Clearwater. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts and was a charter member of Pakachoag Church in Auburn. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Auburn, the National American Legion, the Landing Ship Transport Association and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy W.; two daughters, Lesley Phillips, Cape Coral, and Barbara Jagger, North Fort Myers; a son Charles E., North Fort Myers; a brother, Edward, Worcester, Mass.; and four grandchildren. Horizon Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Fort Myers.
    • TODD, HARRIET L., 88, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Paris, Tenn., and came here in 1973 from Lebanon, Tenn., where she retired as chief operator for AT&T. She was a member of Calvary Open Bible Church, Clearwater, and Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include her husband, Alfred; a sister, Mary Ethel Quarterman, Pensacola; and five nephews and a niece. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • COE, LEE A., 37, of Largo, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at home. He was born in Chester, Pa., and came here in 1978 from Middletown Township, Pa. He was a maintenance worker at the City Hall Annex building, St. Petersburg. He was Baptist. Survivors include his mother, Gayle Coe, Largo; his father, Frederick J., Chichester, Pa.; a sister, Denise Sturges and a niece and nephew, Kate and Stevie Sturges, all of Largo; and his paternal grandparents, Ruth and Fred Coe, Nokomis. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • ELMER, MARJORIE ELIZABETH, 90, of Largo, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, and came here in 1959 from Michigan City, Ind. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dunedin. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, William; two sons, Gary William, Dickinson, Texas, and Gregg Alan "Pete," Champaign, Ill.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • GUMP, MILDRED H., 93, of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Hundred, W.Va., and came here in 1957 from Barrackville, W.Va. She worked in retail sales and was a member of Baypoint Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Draper Gump, Midlothian, Va.; two brothers; a sister; a granddaughter, Denise Sugg, Richmond, Va.; and a great-grandson. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • JENNINGS, JOHN N., 80, of Largo, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and came here in 1982 from Massachusetts. He was a maintenance worker for 40 years with the New York-New Haven-Hartford Railroad in South Boston. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Mary C. Jennings, Largo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • KARIM, THE REV. NICHOLAS, 65, of Largo, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1979 from Ottawa, Ontario. He was a restaurateur and priest. He owned and operated Nicky's Cafe in Countryside and Seminole from 1979-1990, later worked for Nature's Finest Foods in St. Petersburg and currently worked for Eurest Food Service, Clearwater. He was a Greek Orthodox priest and served the Monastery of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Nicole; a daughter, Edna Karim, Ottawa; a stepson, Stephane D'Aoust, Ottawaaaa; two stepdaughters, Brigitte Smith, Ottawa, and Rox-Anne D'Aoust, Gatineau, Quebec; a brother, Harry Karim, Redington Shores; three sisters, Lillian Cheese, Banning, Calif., Jennie Karam, Ottawa, and Lucille Karim, Syracuse, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MOLONEY, BARBARA T., 86, of Largo, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1977 from her native Evanston, Ill., where she retired as a secretary for Northwestern University. Survivors include a cousin, Den Trumbull, Lynn Haven. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Safety Harbor

    • COTTON, ROSALIND, 44, of Safety Harbor, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Bradenton and was a lifelong area resident There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • DALY, NEIL JAMES, 69, of Safety Harbor, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Arbors at Safety Harbor nursing home. He was born in Holyoke, Mass., and came here in 1988 from Croughton, England. He retired after 32 years as a teacher and principal with Department of Defense Dependent Schools. He taught in Japan, Azores, Bermuda, Germany, France, Turkey, Cuba and England. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Charlene; three daughters, Catherine Wiley, Palm Harbor, Susan Whitmore, New Port Richey, and Jacqueline Daly, Clearwater; a son, Michael, San Diego; a sister, Barbara Del Greco, Raleigh, N.C.; and a granddaugter. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • BROCK, RUBY J., 63, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Clearwater and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker amd Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Gary J., Clearwater, Bill, Largo, and Marvin, Brooksville; a daughter, Shirley Hutchins, Ocala; two stepsons, James Kelly, Clearwater, and Jack Kelly, Tallahassee; two stepdaughters, Peggy Rodebaugh, Summerfield, and Barbara Lewis, Plant City; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • DeMAR, JOHN, 89, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Freedom Square Nursing Center, Seminole. He was born in New York City and came here in 1975 from Flushing, N.Y. He retired after 40 years as a truck driver with the Schaefer Brewing Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. Survivors include his wife, Carole; a niece, Diane Franklin, Clearwater; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • WARD, JAMES RAYMOND, 83, of Seminole, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Bayonne, N.J., and came here in 1980 from Bethesda, Md. He retired in 1974 from the U.S. Foreign Service Department and was an Army veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War. He was a Green Beret and served with the 101st Detachment of the OSS. While working for the federal government, he served in Malaya, Burma, Tokyo, Vienna, Prague, Cantho, Vietnam, Laos, Trinidad, Tobago and Washington, D.C. He was a champion triathlete. He graduated from St. Charles Seminary, Baltimore, and Boston College. He was Catholic, and a member of Toastmaster Club 2284, St. Petersburg, the OSS Association, the American Legion and Mad Dogs Triathletes. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise; two daughters, Sara W. Dawson, Seminole, and Mary Ann Burrow, Richland, Wash.; three brothers, Daniel P., Seminole, John, Burlington, Mass., and Thomas, Stoneham, Mass.; two sisters, Mary T. Richardson, Seminole, and Rose Conley, Hernando, and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

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    Bay Pines

    • TROVER, BILL ARLIE, 74, of Bay Pines, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Passport, Ky., he came here in 1956 from Madisonville, Ky. He was a laborer and a veteran of World War II. He was Christian. Survivors include a son, Arlie Daniel, Madisonville; and two brothers, Jack Tapp, Henderson, Ky., and Howard Howell, Evansville, Ind.; and five grandchildren. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.

    Madeira Beach

    • HANDLER, CECILIA C., 88, of Madeira Beach, died Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1986 from Somers, N.Y. She was a homemaker and attended St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy E. Canning, Madeira Beach; a son, Frank A., Kent, Wash.; and two granddaughters. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • ATWOOD, HARRY JACKSON, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. Born in Salem, Ill., he came here in 1983 from Houston. He was a retired oil refinery engineer of 30 years for Charter Oil Co., Houston. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Neva M. Sasser and Renee DeGood, San Angelo, Texas; two sisters, Betty J. Kendrick, Salem, and Doris Graves, Tuscon, Ariz.; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • BROOKS-STRAUTHER, EVELYN CHRISTINE, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Mariner Nursing Home. Born in Atlanta, she came here 1913 from Cleveland. She was a retired nurse and social worker and was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Clarence Britt and Harold Britt, both of Atlanta; Calvin Brooks and Alvin Brooks, both of Cleveland; and five daughters, Doris Morris, Cleveland, Dorothy Jean Young, Washington, D.C., Barbara King, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Mayme Brooks and Sylvia Brooks-Calvin, both of St. Petersburg. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • BECKMAN, ISABELLE, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000). Born in Crafton, Pa., she came here in 1984 from Pittsburgh. She was a housewife and was Protestant. She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Robert D. Flemming Post VFW in Bellevue, Pa. She was a former member of a bowling league in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Carl J. Beckman, Bowie, Md.; three daughters, Beverly Stoviak, Pittsburgh, Constance Andrews, Naples, and Carole Owens, Philadelphia; a sister, Virginia Cuthbert, St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BROWN, ODESSA E., 68, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here years ago from her native New Jersey. She was a housekeeper for private families. She was a member of First Baptist Institutional Church. Survivors include five sons, Donald Smith Jr., Oklahoma, Anthony Smith, Oceanside, Calif., Larry Smith, San Bernardino, Calif., Terrell Brown and David Roberts, both of St. Petersburg; five daughters, Sandra B. Cubby, Lorraine Brown and Jeanette Roberts, all of St. Petersburg; Lynette Green, Miami; and Genoris Brazzle, San Diego; 21 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • CARTER, ALBERTA R. "BERT," 56, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Albany, Ga., she came here in the early 1960s. She retired in the field of nursing at the Pinellas County Health Department. She was a member of All Nations Church of God by Faith, the Singing Aires Gospel Group and the Community Quartet Union. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Elder Cecil Carter Sr.; a son, Cecil Jr., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Geraldine Blands, Austin, Texas, and Quanshawnda Beaton-Carter, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Barbara Wilson and Sandra Randel, both of Albany; and four grandchildren. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • HINTERSEHR, STEPHEN F., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Bon Secours Maria Manor. He came here in 1971 from his native Chicago. He retired after 50 years in the printing business. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Roman Catholic, a musician and an artist. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Veronica D.; three daughters, Christine A. Sandel, Athens, Ga., Celeste Mallett, Tigard, Ore., and Stephanie Costa, St. Petersburg; a son, Paul, Plant City; a brother, Joseph, Bethesda, Md.; and six grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • INGRAM, CAROL C., 48, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at home in a homicide. Born in Summerville, N.J., she came here a year ago from Wheaton, Md. She was Catholic. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Andrew and Ethel Ingram, Wheaton; a brother, John C. Ingram, Germantown, Md.; a sister, Joyce E. Neufell, Rockville, Md.; and two nieces; and a nephew. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • JONES, GEORGE, 43, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Poultney, Vt., he came here in 1998 from Fort Worth, Texas. He was a musician and Protestant. He received bachelor's degrees in English and journalism at Castletown College in Castletown, Vt. Survivors include three brothers, John, Jeff and Brian Jones; three sisters, Helen Edwards and Judy Brownell and Christine Partch, all of Vermont; and a companion of six years, David O'Keefe, St. Petersburg. Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg.
    • LaFLUER, RICHARD J. SR., 37, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here 21 years ago from his native Manassas, Va. He was a Christian. Survivors include his wife, Leslie; a son, Richard J. II, and a daughter, Ashleah Nila LaFluer, both of Palm Harbor; a stepson, Raymond W. Lannon III, and a stepdaughter, Rita Rebecca Lannon, both of St. Petersburg. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • NINE, FREDA M., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. Born in Elkins, W.Va., she came here in 1956 from La Vale, Md. Locally, she worked for 10 years in the Publix Super Market bakery at the Northeast shopping center and was a member of North East Park Baptist Church, where she was involved with the Happy Time Group and served as program chairman. She is survived by a son, Don, Archer; and two grandsons, Darin, Ocala, and Kenny, Leesburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PERA, SIRO S., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Bon Secours Maria Manor. Born in Southampton, England, he came here in 1998 from Fort Walton Beach. He was a general contractor for more than 20 years in Miami Beach. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary Lou; a son, Eric, Lakeland; a daughter, Carol Pera, Orlando; three sisters, Anita Truss, Southampton, Olga Rauf, Karachi, Pakistan, and Diana Masi, Fredericksburg, Va.; and a grandson. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • PONTI, GRACE ANN, 68, of Marlborough, Mass., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 2, 2000) of cancer at a daughter's home in Worcester, Mass. She came here in 1997 from her native Marlborough and returned there in 1999. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education from Framingham State College and was a teacher in Marlborough public schools, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, a supporter of the Immaculate Conception Dukes and Duchesses Drum and Bugle Corps and the Marlborough Shamrocks football team. She was active with the youth of Marlborough in Cub scouting, Girl scouting and Little League baseball. Survivors include three daughters, Elaine Ponti, Westfield, Mass., Susan Ponti, Worcester, and Kathleen Ponti, East Falmouth, Mass.; a son, Richard, Milpitas, Calif.; two brothers, Paul Connor, St. Petersburg, and Carl Connor, Waltham, Mass.; a sister, Marguerite Truex, St. Petersburg; two grandsons; and 11 nephews and nieces. Sullivan-Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, Marlborough, Mass.
    • RAND, MIRIAM BRUSH "POLLY," 104, of Winthrop, Maine, a winter resident of St. Petersburg and Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, Maine. Born in Westwood, N.J., she moved to Winthrop in the early 1960s and frequently wintered in Tampa and St. Petersburg. She was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Meadowbrook Hospital. She was a member of Winthrop Congregational Church, the Ladies' Social Circle and the Women's Fellowship. Earlier this year she received the Boston Cane, awarded to the oldest resident in Winthrop. She enjoyed gardening, hooking and braiding rugs, entertaining the Ladies' Circle at home and reading the Bible. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Clark, South Berwick, Maine; two sons, Arnold H. Rand, Bokeelia and Winthrop, and Eliot K. Rand, California; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Roberts Funeral Home, Winthrop, Maine.
    • SPENIK, ANDREW J., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here in 1955 from his native Cleveland. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and an Army veteran of World War II, serving in north Africa and Europe, including the invasion of Anzio, Italy. He received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a life member 3rd degree of the Knights of Columbus Council 2105 and a 4th degree member of the Frank J. Lewis Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Hungarian clubs of Plant City and Safety Harbor. He was a founding member of St. Therese Byzantine Church. He also was a Hungarian translator for the Red Cross and was a member of the Palms of Pasadena language bank. Survivors include his wife, Diana; a daughter, Pamela Barker, St. Petersburg; a son, Andrew J. II, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Barbara Rogers, Redding, Calif., and Priscilla Stanko, Palmetto; and five grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • STURGILL, RUTH, 78, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Drew Village and Nursing Center. Born in Norfolk, Neb., she came here in 1968 from Fairborn, Ohio. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Mae O'Dell, Pinellas Park, and Sharon Sweeney, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
    • THOMAS, ELMER C., 95, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. He came here in 1971 from his native Cincinnati, where he was a machinist for Carlton Machine and Tool Co. and a former foreman and clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of 30th Avenue Baptist Church. There are no known survivors. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WILSON, ROBERT E., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Whitefield, N.H., he came here in 1969. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1969 as a master sergeant after serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He worked in air conditioning and project maintenance and had his own band, Bob Wilson's Music. He was an avid animal lover and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a niece, Jean Barrow, Pinellas Park. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
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