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September 11, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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

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  • DeMARAS, JAMES HARRY, 79, of Citrus Hills (Hernando County), formerly of Ocala, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Mariner Health Care Center in Inverness. Born in Hagerstown, Md., he came here 10 years ago from Ocala. He was a retired oil industry executive and an Army veteran of World War II. There are no known immediate survivors. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • KARMAZYN, THERESITA N., 53, of Inverness, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Citrus Health & Rehabilitation in Inverness. Born in Manila, Philippines, she came here in 1996 from Easton, Pa. She was a member of the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Survivors include her husband, William P.; two sons, Robert Koch Jr., West Virginia, and Neil Koch, North Hampton, Pa.; two daughters, Nancy Koch, North Hampton, Pa., and Felisa Leith, Fogelsville, Pa.; two stepsons, Joseph, Germany, and William, Puerto Rico; two stepdaughters, Gail Blackmire, Jackson, N.J., and Rosemary Masone, Allandale, N.J.; and her mother, Felisa Schuler, Inverness. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • LEIBACHER, GEORGE R. JR., 33, of Beverly Hills, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Sandusky, Ohio, he came here in 1981 from Huron, Ohio. He was the owner of a lawn service and an Army veteran of the Gulf War. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Debora (Hall); a son, Joshua, Beverly Hills; his mother, Kathy Wade, and his father, George R. Leibacher Sr., and a sister, Karlene Feliciano, all of Inverness; and a brother, John A., Beverly Hills. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • LOPEZ, VIRGINIA L., 64, of Homosassa, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) in Crystal River. Born in Smithfield, Ill., she came here in 1978 from Peoria, Ill. She was a retired registered nurse and was employed at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Cedars Medical Center, Miami, Citrus Memorial Hospital and Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. She was Protestant. Survivors include her son, Dan Lescallett, Peoria; three grandchildren, Danielle, Rachelle and Derek; and a great-granddaughter, Kyle. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • PIOTRASCHKE, VIRGINIA, 80, of Dunnellon, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2001) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. She was born in Missouri. There are no known immediate survivors. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • WELLMAN, JOYCE MARIE, 67, of Inverness, died suddenly Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at home. Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., she came to Florida eight years ago from Atlanta and was a retired secretary from Almor Distributing Co. She was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey R., Woodstock, Ga., Kenneth A., Midlothian, Va., and Timothy A., Norcross, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • CRUM, ELIZABETH B., 95, of Spring Hill, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Anaconda, Mont., she came here in 1964 from Largo. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include two daughters, Betty C. Dry, Spring Hill, and Patricia Avery, Plymouth, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • GRIMM, LEO A., 92, of Clearwater, formerly of Bayonet Point and Spring Hill, died Saturday (July 21, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came to Beacon Woods, Bayonet Point, in 1973 from his native Cleveland and later moved to Spring Hill for 18 years. He moved to Clearwater in 1997. He retired after 46 years with Dun & Bradstreet, Cleveland. He was a communicant of St. Michael's Catholic Church on State Road 52 and St. Theresa Catholic Church in Spring Hill. He was among the first communicants of St. Frances Cabrini and St. Joan of Arc Catholic churches in Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Roche Grimm; a daughter, Kay Ribar, Northfield, Ohio; two stepsons; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel.
  • ROTHENBERGER, GLEN R., 59, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at home. Born in Shreveport, La., he came here nine years ago from Brookhaven, Miss. He was a manager for TG&Y for 26 years and member of the Brooksville Golf & Country Club. He was a member of Northcliffe Baptist Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; two daughters, Tina Martin, Brooksville, and Terri Jackson, Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Donald, and a sister, Sandra Savell, both of Shreveport; and three grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • ZOEBISCH, GEORGIAN M., 96, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Yugoslavia, she came here two years ago from Milford, Pa. She was a retired executive secretary with Schenely Industries in New York City and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Brooksville. Survivors include a son, William S., Darby, Mont.; a daughter, Christine Fellner, Brooksville; a sister, Joan Maynard, Dedham, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • DeVANE, PATRICIA McENTIRE, 58, of Calico Rock, Ark., formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville. Survivors include her husband, Robbie M.; a son, Robbie M. Jr., Tampa; and a brother, Robert, Valrico. Blount, Curry and Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • DOWNS, MARY ELIZABETH, 66, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 5, 2001) at home while under LifePath Hospice care. Born in Mason County, Ky., she came here in 1983 from Lexington, Ky. She retired after 15 years as a sewing machine operator with Blue Grass Industries in Mason County. She was a member of Riverhills Church of God. Survivors include her husband of 14 years, James; a son, Charles Throckmorton, Mount Olive, Ky.; two daughters, Janet Hendricks, Mount Olive, and Linda Throckmorton, Cynthiana, Ky.; two sisters, Bette Merz, Bethel, Ohio, and Sue Morris, Paris, Ky.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • GASKINS, BETH, 54, of Plant City, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) in Plant City. Born in West Pennbrooke, Maine, she came here in 1969. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Wade S. and Jonathan W., both of Plant City; a daughter, Corina Lynn Murdock, Newport News, Va.; two brothers, Philip Sherrard, Tulsa, Okla., and Clayton Sherrard, Plant City; and six grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • GRAHAM, TERESA A., 37, of Plant City, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) in Brandon. Born in England, she came here in 1980 from Louisville, Ky. Survivors include her parents, William and Ruth Graham, Plant City; a brother, Allen, Savannah, Ga.; and a sister, Jennifer Courson, Orlando. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • GRASS, FRANCES A., 71, of Plant City, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Augusta, Maine, she came here several years ago. She was a district loan assistant. Survivors include her husband, Norman O., Plant City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HICKS, EVELYN WALKER, 86, of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She attended Grady Elementary, Memorial Jr. High School and Hillsborough High School Class of 1932. She is a graduate of Florida State College for Women. Survivors include her son, L.C. Hick Jr; a daughter, Elsie Hicks Godin; four grandchildren, David Candler Hicks, S. Allison Hicks, Jason Candler Godin, and Walker Fields Godin; and a great-granddaughter, Julia Candler Godin. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • MEMORY, LEO V., of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2001) while under LifePath Hospice care. He was born in Whiteville, N.C. He retired from W.L. Cobb Construction Co. He was Baptist. Survivors include a son, William T., Dover; three daughters, Peggy Holtsclaw, Shirley Henderson, Tampa, and Mary Register, Seffner; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • PREODOR, EDWARD C., 88, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Bethany Terrace Nursing Centre in Morton Grove, Ill. He was a graduate of Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., He taught violin at Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., the University of Florida at Gainesville, and the University of South Florida at Tampa. He was the Co-ConcertMaster for the MGM Symphony for MGM Studios, California. He was a violinist in the original score of the Wizard of Oz. He conducted the University Orchestra and various quartets at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. He was the ConcertMaster of the Tampa Philharmonic and the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony and the Director of the Faculty Chamber Players and the First Violinist for the Faculty String Quartet. He was also the contractor and ConcertMaster for the San Carlo Opera Company in Tampa. Survivors include a son, Dr. Michael Preodor, Chicago; three daughters, Nicole Smith, Chicago, Starr Hein, Phoenix, Ariz., and Wing Barfoot, Brandon; and two grandchildren, Weylin and Gabrielle. Haben Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Skokie, Ill.
  • SOMMER, CARLINA T., 72, of Floral City, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Asheville, N.C., she lived in Tampa more than 60 years before moving to Citrus County five years ago. She retired after 35 years of service as supervisor for the Standard Cigar Factory, Tampa. She was a member of St. Margarets Episcopal Church. Survivors include a son, John Luc, Floral City; and one grandson, Jon Eric Luc, Gainesville. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • AHRBERG, CHARLOTTE T., 84, of Hudson, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She came here several years ago from her native Chicago and was a business administrator. Survivors include her husband, W. Raymond; and a daughter, Nancy Linton, Palm Harbor. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • CAPUTO, ANTHONY G., 75, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department and member of the Butch McCain Chapter of Retired Firefighters. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW Post in Hudson and the Summertree Friendship Club. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Robert, Massapequa, N.Y.; two daughters, Kathy McKimmy, Sylvania, Ohio, and Amy Orser, Helena, Mont.; a brother, Michael, Rockland County, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • FALSONE, ANNA MARY, 91, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. Born in New York City, she came here 27 years ago from Hicksville, N.Y. She was a teacher for the Long Island Public School System in New York with 27 years of service. She was a member of the Jasmine Lake Community Club and Civic Association, the Jasmine Lakes Women's Club and a volunteer at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Richard, Tarpon Springs; a daughter, Catherine Schalles, Port Richey; three sisters, Mary Macchia, Port Richey; Gilda Mannino, Calabash, N.C.; and Emma Bruno, Harrisburg, N.C.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • GANGLOFF, CHARLES, 85, of Bayonet Point, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa. Born in York, Pa., he came here nine years ago from Marquette, Mich. He was a miner and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and member of the American Legion. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three sons, John Gangloff, Dover; Joseph Petrany, Ishpeming, Mich.; and Stephen Petrany, Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, Lewis Jr. and Robert, and three sisters, Catherine Gangloff, Margaret Jensen and Cecelia Harter, all of York, Pa.; and six grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • GERBITZ, ROSE J., 93, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Polonia, Wis., she came here six months ago from Milwaukee and was an assembly line worker for American Motors. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors include three sons, August J. Kearns Jr. and James P. Kearns, both of Port Richey, and Anthony F. Kearns, New Port Richey; a brother, John Ossowski, Duluth, Minn.; a sister, Joanne Bronk, Rhinelander, Wis.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • GRIMM, LEO A., 92, of Clearwater, formerly of Bayonet Point and Spring Hill, died Saturday (July 21, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came to Beacon Woods, Bayonet Point, in 1973 from his native Cleveland and later moved to Spring Hill for 18 years. He moved to Clearwater in 1997. He retired after 46 years with Dun & Bradstreet, Cleveland. He was a communicant of St. Michael's Catholic Church on State Road 52 and St. Theresa Catholic Church in Spring Hill. He was among the first communicants of St. Frances Cabrini and St. Joan of Arc Catholic churches in Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Roche Grimm; a daughter, Kay Ribar, Northfield, Ohio; two stepsons; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel.
  • HENRY, GORDON E., 65, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Dade City. Born in Henlawson, W.Va., he came here 22 years ago from Tampa. He was a supervisor for a wholesale electric warehouse and was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of Charity Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mamie (Williams); a son, Paul Henry, and two daughters, Melanie Salyer and Stephanie Foust, all of Zephyrhills; and five grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HICKEY, THE REV. FRANK, 82, of Dade City, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) in Dade City. Born in Chattanooga Valley, Ga., he came to Florida in 1963 from Rossville, Ga. He was a member and past minister of the Dade City Pentecostal Church of God. He had worked for Grimes Tire in Dade City for several years and for Pasco Motors. Survivors include a son, Donald F., Dade City; a foster son, Gary Grisby, Dade City; a sister, Maybelle Butcher, La Fayette, Ga.; and two granddaughters. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.
  • MARQUIS, GAYNELL B. GILLETT, 79, of Hudson, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at Bayonet Point Health & Rehabilitation Center in Hudson. Born in Clay County, Ala., she came here in 1955 from Key West. She was a secretary for Jack Green Construction Co. in New Port Richey and was a former correspondent for the Tampa Tribune. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Gerald Hammond, Alpine, Ala.; two daughters, Jeanette Holmes, Alpine, and Sylvia Mahalic, Hudson; 12 stepchildren; a sister, Anne Lee Filingim; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • RICKERT, HORST P., 82, of Hudson, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Germany, he came here more than two years ago from Eagle River, Wis. He was an economics teacher for Cleveland High School and was a football coach at Jefferson High School in Portland, Ore. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Lake Forest Men's Golf Club and the Heritage Pines Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; and a sister, Mildred Pender, St. Germain, Wis. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • ROBERTS, FLEDA (DUNCAN), 63, of Dade City, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) in Dade City. She came here in 1949 from her native Chipley. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and member of the Women of the Moose in Dade City. Survivors include two sons, J.T. Thomas and John "Tim" Thomas, both of Dade City; two daughters, Theresa Hobbs, Dade City, and Cindy Miller, North Port; four brothers, Billy Duncan, Tampa; Buddy Duncan, Sebring; Edward Duncan, Plant City; and Millard Duncan, Leesburg; five sisters, Matha "Nell" Bush and Bobbie Ward, both of Dade City; Phala Duncan, San Antonio; Catherine Hall, Merritt Island; and Frances Harper, Riverview; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.
  • SIMPSON, JOHN HENRY JR., of Holiday, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs after a lengthy illness. Born in Olean, N.Y., he moved to Florida in 1975. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran, serving as seaman second class from 1943 to 1945. He was a 36-year member of the American Legion Post 173 of Holiday, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 9487 of Franklinville, N.Y., and a lifetime member of the Lime Lake Sportsman Club of Machias, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three sons, John H. Simpson III, Berea, Ohio; Steven Simpson, New Port Richey; and Terrance Simpson, Belfast, N.Y.; a daughter, Patricia Bradley, Warsaw, N.Y.; three stepsons, Darryl Dunlap, Machias; David Cartwright, New Port Richey; and Dennis Cartwright, Niles, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SMITH, FRANK M., 85, of Dade City, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at home. Born in Jamestown, R.I., he came here 18 months ago from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a retired insurance agent and was an Army veteran of World War II in the European Theater. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons, Tom and Steve, both of Dade City; two daughters, Sandra O'Connell, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Lynn Smith, Annapolis, Md.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • SZTYM, WILLIAM R., 58, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here in 1978 from his native Chicago. He was a self-employed mortgage broker employed by Union Banc-Shares Co. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne; two sons, William R. Sztym Jr., Chicago, and Anthony Russell Szytm, New Port Richey; a daughter, Michelle Lynne Sztym, New Port Richey; a sister, Janet Lee Tejcek, Port Richey; and two grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • TUSSING, ROBERT E., 76, of Holiday, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa. Born in Deshler, Ohio, he came here in 1952 from Toledo, Ohio. He was a transport driver for Shell Oil Co. and a Navy veteran of World War II. He served for four years aboard the USS Enterprise, the most decorated ship of World War II. His commendations included the Asiatic Pacific Medal with 11 battle stars, the Philippine Liberation Medal with two stars, the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Unit Commendation. Survivors include his wife, Hannah M.; a son, Michael Smith; two daughters, Darlene Le Duc and the Rev. Debra Latture; a brother, Donald; a sister, Joyce Bremer; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • WEBB, EUGENE I., 90, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Hudson, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Sunbelt Health Care Center in Zephyrhills. Born in Ramsey, N.J., he moved to Hudson in 1979 from North Huntington, Pa., then in 1991 moved from Hudson to Zephyrhills. He was a retired draftsman for Westinghouse Electric in Pittsburgh and was a charter member of the Straw Pump Volunteer Fire Department in North Huntington. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Irwin, Pa., and Trinity United Methodist Church in Zephyrhills. Survivors include his wife, Frances L. (McKenney); two sons, John Paul, North Huntington, and Eugene Walter, Sandusky, Ohio; a daughter, Beulah Mae Mattingly, Clovis, N.M.; two stepsons, Jerry McKenney, Port Orange, and Ronald McKenney, Vernon, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Homes, Zephyrhills.
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    Belleair

    • STROUP, CLAIRE CONWAY, 78, of Belleair, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1962 from her native Lowell, Mass. She was a registered nurse and worked at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. She was a Navy nurse veteran of World War II. She graduated from St. Leo University, St. Leo. She was a volunteer at Heritage Village, Largo, and for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Leah Steele, Belleair; two sons, William Donahue, Webster, and Bradford Donahue, Gulf Breeze; two sisters, Ursula Szylvian, Westford, Mass., and Janet McLeod, Los Angeles; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • DAVIS, RAYMOND M. SR., 81, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2001). He was born in Chester, Pa., and came here in 1998 from Pine Island. He worked as a toolmaker for Gulf and Western in Pennyslvania and the Boeing Corp. He was an Army veteran of World War II with the rank of private first class, and he was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Margery; three sons, Jeff, Clearwater, Howard, Tice, and Raymond M. of Delaware; a daughter, Susan Callis, Aiken, S.C.; a brother, Thomas of Pennsylvania; a sister, Dorothy Talbot of Maryland; and a grandson, Travis Davis, Tampa. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
    • DIEHL, WILLIAM W., 98, of Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 1, 2001) in Mansfield. He was born in Sterling, Ill., and moved recently to Mansfield from Clearwater. He lived here since he retired here in 1969 after 25 years as an international economist for the U.S. Treasury. His assignments included financial attache to American Embassies in Manila and Tokyo, financial advisor to Gen. John R. Hodge during the Korean War, and from 1948 to 1961, he was financial advisor to the United States delegations to the conference of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East. He held several presidential assignments including the Dodge Mission to Japan in 1949 and the Staley Mission to Vietnam in 1961. He received the distinguished civilian service award from the Department of the Army, the Third Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan and the Albert Gallatin public service award from the Treasury Department. He graduated in 1924 from Albion (Mich.) College, earned his masters degree in 1926 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, and his doctorate in 1933 from the University of California, and after completing school taught for several lyears at Michigan State, the University of California and Armstrong College, Savannah, Ga. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service in 1986 from Albion College. Survivors include a daughter, Audrey Whitham of California; two grandchildren, Martha Floyd, of California, and Greg Whitham of Louisiana; a sister, Helen D. Huston of Michigan; caregiver, Deborah Iams and family; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, Wooster, Ohio.
    • GREEN, EUGENE M., 73, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. He was born in Clymer, N.Y., and came here in 1971 from Greensburg, Ohio. He retired as a railroad mechanic and worked for Seaboard Coastline and Amtrak. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Norma J.; a son, Jeff, Clearwater; two daughters, Vicki Loomer-Yungert, Clearwater, and Terry Orosco, Huntington Beach, Calif.; three brothers, Marvin, Clymer, N.Y., Minor, Cincinnati, and Lawrence of Missouri; two sisters, Florence Berg, Wattsburg, Pa., and Dorothy Pfieffer Corry, Pa.; and four grandsons. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HERMAN, KENNETH L., 86, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and came here in 1979 from Rocky Point, N.Y. He was a funeral director and retired from the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, Manhattan, N.Y. He was Catholic and a member of the Dunedin Art Center, the Creative Artist Guild of Dunedin, the Florida Watercolor Society and the Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association. Survivors include two daughters, Marcia A. O'Donnell, Shoreham, N.Y., and Margaret Camaruella, Ancramdale, N.Y.; a brother, William C., East Syracuse, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • LUDWINSKI, RICHARD "DICK," 77, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1981 from Southfield, Mich. He owned and operated All America Plywood in Detroit and locally worked for American Plywood Specialties, Clearwater. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, served aboard amphibious craft and was awarded a Purple Heart. He graduated in 1948 from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. He was Protestant, and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Clearwater Yacht Club, Elks Lodge 1525, Clearwater, and the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lois; two sons, Dick, Largo, and Kurt, Milford, Mich.; a daughter, Nancy Schott, Akron, Ohio; a brother, Steven, Cleveland; and nine grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • POST, JEAN E., 77, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Bayonne, N.J., and came here in 1977 from Staten Island, N.Y. She worked as a clerk for the Wall Street Journal. She was a member of Community Reformed Church of Clearwater and Olivet Presbyterian Church, Staten Island. Survivors include six daughters, Nancy Bothwell and Robbin Svoboda, both of Clearwater, Marilyn Lumley, Largo, Ruth Striffler and Jean Sullivan, both of Palm Harbor, and Ellen Larson, Garner, N.C.; a brother, James Peddie, Staten Island; a sister, Chris Aiello, Edison, N.J.; and six grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • SAMPEY, JAMES J. JR., 80, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here several years ago from his native Chicago, where he worked 35 years for Inland Plumbing Supply Co. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, and he was a past grand knight of Knights of Columbus Council, Chicago. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Phyllis; a daughter, Catherine Gonzalez, Santa Barbara, Calif., four sisters, Catherine Kelly, Oak Brook, Ill., Winifred Blaha, Lombard, Ill., and two sisters, Patricia Collins and Bernadette Redmond, both of Lombard, Ill.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SCHNESE, ALVIN J., 93, of Clearwater, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. He came here from Chicago, where he retired as a salesman with Moore Business Forms. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Harborside Christian Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; a son, Kent, Venice, Fla.; a daughter, Janice Lippert, Schaumburg, Ill.; and six grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • ATHANASSION, VASILI, 87, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. He was born in New Britain, Conn., and came here in 1968 from Connecticut. He worked as a foreman in a machine repair company and was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a sister, Agatha Kerassites, Clearwater; four grandchildren, Christine Paul, East Setauket, N.Y., William Kosch and Lori Nash, both of Mount Sinai, N.Y.; and Katherine Leone, Long Island, N.Y.; and and several great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • ANDERSON, ELLEN E., 91, of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1965 from Harrington Park, N.J. She worked many years as a secretary at U.S. Steel, Chicago. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Largo South Congregation. Survivors include a son, Ralph W., Largo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • BUCARIA, JOSEPH, 84, of Largo, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1987 from Fort Myers. He worked as a truck driver and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic and a member of Teamsters Union Local 138, Brooklyn. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a daughter, Louise Chenis, Pinellas Park; a sister, Lena Lampasona of New York; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • CHAPIN, ANDREW G., 57, of Largo, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1978 from his native Boston. He was a self-employed welder and a member of First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks and the Handyman Club of America. There are no known survivors. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • FENTON, MARY E., 87, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Connersville, Ind., and came here in 1981 from Brookfield, Ill. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include a daughter, Beth Scott, Plainfield, Ill.; a sister, Martha Callaway, Columbus, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • LeFEVER, LOUIS M., 96, of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Beacon, N.Y., and came here in 1980 from Dexter, N.Y. He retired as a motorcycle police officer with the New York City Police Department and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Episcopalian. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; two daughters, Mary Lou Chant, Dexter, N.Y., and Katherine Raynor, Jamesburg, N.J.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MIKSIS, VICTOR J., 85, of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He came here in 1980 from his native Chicago, where he worked as credit manager for Richmond Brothers and 10 years as a security guard at Holy Cross Hospital. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church and Moose Lodge 1030, both of Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Jane; two sons, Thomas, Chicago, and Kenneth, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a stepson, Frank Tesina, LaGrange, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Charmaine Jankowski, Clearwater; three sisters, Euphrasia Drabik, Clearwater, Sister Mary Margaret and Sister Mary Teresita, both of Chicago; a grandson; eight stepgrandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • PARK, MILDRED ELIZABETH, 88, of Hendersonville, N.C., a Largo resident for 30 years, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Pardee Memorial Hospital, Hendersonville. She was born in Queens, N.Y., and retired as a switchboard operator for AT&T. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Cameron, Hendersonville; three grandsons, James Cameron, Largo, Steve Cameron, Manvel, Texas, and Donald Cameron, Houston; and three great-granddaughters. Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory, Hendersonville, N.C.
    • ZICKEFOOSE, GERALD "JERRY," 80, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at home. He was born in Alton, W. Va., and came here in 1985 from Glen Burnie, Md. He retired after 30 years with Westinghouse Corp., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Seminole Christian Fellowship, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of Augustus Ruser Jr. American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Imogene; three daughters, Delores Childress, St. Petersburg, Gloria Streeter, the Villages, and Donna Smith, Fort Hood, Texas; a son, Delmas, the Villages; four brothers, Lewis, Lake City, Sterling, Florida, Creed, Indiana, and Donald, Oklahoma; three sisters, Opal Jowiet, Kissimmee, Anita Haines, Missouri, and Christina Mayo, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • BYNUM, ANNA L., 78, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Terre Haute, Ind., and came here in 1962 from Camden, S.C. She retired as a secretary for DuPont Industries and was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Ezell, Palm Harbor; a son, Richard, Clearwater; and four grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • KELLY, MARGARET M., of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Sept. 5, 2001) at Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, N.Y., following a brief illness. She came to Palm Harbor from Brightwater, N.Y., where she taught from 1950 to 1976 at Bayshore School and retired as chairperson of the Home Economics Department. Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Saranac Lake, N.Y.

    Seminole

    • LUCE, KEVIN DUANE SR., 34, of Hagerstown, Md., a seasonal visitor to Seminole, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Hartland, Maine. Survivors include his wife, Brenda L. Winfrey Luce; a daughter, Alison Noel Luce, and a son, Kevin Duane Luce Jr., both of Bainbridge, Pa.; his mother, Carolyn Ann Clark, Seminole; a sister, Lillian Swartz, Bangor, Maine; and two brothers, Larry C. Jordan, Aurora, Colo., and Perry Jordan, Arlington, Texas. Rest Haven Funeral Home, Hagerstown, Md.
    • STASI, JOHN J., 83, of Seminole, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. He was born in Ladd, Ill., and came here in 1999 from Newton, Ill. He was self-employed in the electronics industry. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 20, Newton. Survivors include a son, Dominic Stasi, Seminole; a daughter, Joyce Hohn, Walsenburg, Colo.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Tarpon Springs

    • GREENLEAF, EDWARD TAYLOR JR., 74, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He came here in 1998 from his native Vinalhaven, Maine. He retired after 22 years in the Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel and was a veteran of the Korean and the Vietnam Wars. He was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Edward T. III, Kenner, La.; a daughter, Dawn Schiess, Dover, Mass.; a sister, Midge Bogus, East Hartford, Conn.; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
    • KNAUFF, FRANCES C., 78, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Omaha, Neb., and came here in 1998 from Indianola, Neb. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, David, Tarpon Springs; two daughters, Donna, Indianola, and Cathy, Denver; a sister, Emily, Omaha; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

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    Pinellas Park

    • ASTON, THOMAS EDWARD, 40, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. He came here 18 years ago from his native Detroit. He was a building and air conditioning mechanical designer. Survivors include two sons, Daniel and Brandon, both of Kenneth City; his father, Harry, St. Petersburg; his mother, Barbara Aston, Northville, Mich.; a brother, Richard, Brea, Calif.; and four sisters, Deborah Aston, Brighton, Mich., Cynthia Overfield, Novi, Mich., Nancy Harrigan, Holland, Mich., and Susan Hamlett, Howell, Mich. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • PUGH, JAMES L. "JIM," 65, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was a native of Floyd, Va., and came here in 1981 from Tucson, Ariz. He retired as a senior master sergeant in the Air Force after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association of Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Shelba W.; two daughters, Robin Gugliotta, Tuscon, and Dawn Shanahan, Lutz; a brother, Fred, Vinton, Va.; a sister, Lena Leighton, Christiansburg, Va.; a grandson, Nick Shanahan, and a granddaughter, Kelli Shanahan, both of Lutz. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHLOSSER, SANDRA L. "SANDY," 60, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at home. She came here in 1985 from her native Brook Park, Ohio. She was a sales associate for Pampered Kids in Kenneth City. She was a past president of American Legion Auxiliary 610, Brook Park, and a past chapeau of Salon 172, Eight & Forty, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She was a member of Tahutti Court 44 Ladies of the Oriental Shrine and Daughters of the Nile, both in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Charles; two daughters, Susan Zwick, St. Petersburg, and Barbara Hill, Brook Park; two sons, David Schlosser, Knoxville, Tenn., and Lon Schlosser, Brunswick, Ohio; two sisters, Nancy Dinardis, Brook Park, and Carol Miller, Middleburg Heights, Ohio; a brother, James Churko, Sedona, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WILSON, HARRY A. JR., 23, of Tampa, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) in Tampa. He came to the Tampa Bay area in 1980 from his native Philadelphia. He was a student and a waiter in Tampa. Survivors include his mother, Linda M. Nicks, Schaumburg, Ill.; his father, Harry A. Sr.; a sister, Sherry Kelly, St. Petersburg; a brother, Geoffrey Wilson, and his stepfather, Carl Nicks Jr., both of Schaumburg; a stepsister, Carolyn Nicks, and a stepbrother, Carl Nicks III, both of St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BROWN, HATTIE MAE, 49, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at IHS of St. Petersburg at William and Mary. She came here at an early age from her native Waynesboro, Ga. She was a 1970 graduate of Gibbs High School. She was a cook at several restaurants and nursing homes. She attended St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Kandi Y. Scott, Atlanta; a son, Garrick D. Scott, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Channie W. Burns and Edna Dixon, both of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Paul W. Wilson and Eugene T. Mabrey, both of St. Petersburg, and Roosevelt Webb, Fort Lauderdale; and four grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • CHAMP, EARLE DAVID, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Boston, he came here many years ago from the Boston area. He was an engineering technician for the U.S. government. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Steve, Tampa; and a daughter, Cynthia Holbrook. Florida Mortuary Funeral and Cremation Services, Tampa.
    • DENSON, WILLIAM EUGENE, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. An Atlanta native, he came here in 1980 from Decatur, Ga. He was a truck driver and was Baptist. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 728, Atlanta. He was the former manager of Century Mobile Manor. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Connie M.; two sons, Allen, St. Petersburg, and Ronnie E., Conyers, Ga.; two granddaughters, Kelly Denson and Niki Denson; and a great-granddaughter. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DODDS, WILLIAM R., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at the Masonic Home of Florida. Born in Myrtle, Miss., he came here in 1976 from Memphis, Tenn. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a U.S. postal worker and a member of the Northside Masonic Lodge No. 283. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Christine Dodds; and a niece, JoAnn Gwin, Peachtree City, Ga. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DOROTA, NADIA ROZALIA, 100, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Bon Secours Maria Manor. She was born in Stena, Ukraine, and came here in 1981 from New Jersey. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Michael Dorota, Kinnelon, N.J., and Roman Dorota, Ukraine; and a daughter, Elizabeth O. Kazymyra, Saskatchewan, Canada; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HAWKINS, WILL "UNCLE WILL," 78, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at Coquina Key Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Oak Hill, and came here in 1994 from West Palm Beach. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Dominion Worship Center Church of God. Survivors include a niece and guardian, Brenda Flournoy, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Louise Odom, St. Petersburg, and Nancy Ricks, Oak Hill; and several nieces and nephews. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HERRING, WILLIAM G. "BILL," 79, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Egret Cove Center. Born in Chicago, he moved to Largo from Riverside, Ill., in 1951 and later moved to St. Petersburg. He worked for Aldens, a mail order business, and was a member of Moody Memorial Church, both in Chicago. In St. Petersburg, he was active at Central Bible Church. He was an avid collector of miniature cars. Survivors include a sister, Mary Jane Brown, St. Petersburg; two nieces, Sue Hampton, St. Petersburg, and Robin King, Winston-Salem, N.C.; three great nieces; a great nephew; and a great great-nephew. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • HULBERT, KENNETH G., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Morristown, N.J., he came here in 1972 from Parsippany, N.J. He was a Navy veteran. He was a music teacher and he retired from Al Havener's Music Land in St. Petersburg in 1994. He formerly worked for Wright Music Co. and Fletcher Music Co. He was a member of the Music Educators Association in New Jersey, and the American Federation of Musicians. He was a member and former chaplain of the American Legion in Morristown. He was a member of King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church, where he served as an organist for 18 years. Survivors include a son, Keith G., St. Petersburg; his mother, Madalyn Hulbert, Zephyrhills; a sister, Barbara H. Hickman, Bonita Springs; two grandchildren; and his companion of 27 years, Arthur W. Pass, St. Petersburg. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MANSFIELD, BARBARA ANN (SKELLY), 62, of Exton, Pa., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Chester County (Pa.) Hospital. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., lived most of her life in Fort Lee, N.J., and lived in St. Petersburg for a few years before moving to Exton. She was a graduate of Stella Maris High School in New York. She was a graduate of the St. Catherine School of Nursing in New York. She received her bachelor's degree from Jersey City State College in New Jersey, and her master's degree from New York University. She was a hospital administrator and worked for Brookdale Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital, Bronx P.S.R.O. and Mount Sinai Hospital, all in New York. She was a member of Saints Philip and James Catholic Church in Exton and was a former member of Madonna Roman Catholic Church in Fort Lee. Survivors include a son, Dr. Richard J. Mansfield Jr., West Chester, Pa.; a sister, Joan Skelly Florio, Queens, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. James J. Terry Funeral Home, Downingtown, Pa.
    • JONES, ELEANOR CLARA TYLER, 89, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Seminole, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. A Seminole native, she was a 1929 graduate of Clearwater High School and a 1931 graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College, where she was in the Spanish Club and was on the rifle team and the basketball team. She was a lifelong resident of Pinellas County, and was a member of the pioneer Tyler and Campbell families who helped to settle this area in the 1860s. Her grandfather built the first school house in Pinellas County. She was a former teacher at Seminole Elementary School and was a former member of the Norwood Elementary School PTA. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg, where she was a member of the "Highlander" Sunday school class. Survivors include two sons, Jared "Robert" Jones, Portland, Ore., and John Paul Jones, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Peggy Saucier and Barbara Crockett, both of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • MERRIEWETHER, MARY V., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, and came here in 1994 from Sturgis, Mich. She was a retired teacher from Marshall Elementary School in Detroit. She attended Wayne State University, Detroit, where she received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Thomas; a son, Thomas Merriewether Jr., Largo; a daughter, Tujuana J. Merriewether, Jersey City, N.J.; and a sister, Alice Slate, and a granddaughter, Jessica M. Merriewether, both of Detroit. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MILLER, STEVEN EDWARD SR., 56, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Allentown, Pa., he came here in 1982 from Oley, Pa. Locally, he was a former maintenance technician for the Pinellas County Sewer Department. He was a former police officer for the Oley Township Police Department and was a former constable for the county of Berks, Pa. He was a former volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Fleetwood, Pa., and Oley Fire Departments. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Paltalk. He was Catholic. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, discharged as a specialist four (E-4) military police company. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Virginia A.; three daughters, Diane A. Niemi, Mulberry, Deena M. Updegrove, Boyertown, Pa., and Stephanie A. Williams, Pinellas Park; two sons, Thomas R., Reading, Pa., and Steven E. Jr., St. Petersburg; two sisters, Dorothy Grosch, New York City, and Audrey Curlo, Mine Hill, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • POELLEIN, JOHN A., 67, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Orlando, he came here in 1985 from Storrs, Conn. He retired in 1983 as a professor emeritus of music at the University of Connecticut. He was an Army veteran and was a member of the American Choral Directors Association and St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Roberta M.; three daughters, Cecelia Poellein Buss, Seattle, Gretchen Ginnerty, McLean, Va., and Marilyn Swan, St. Petersburg; a sister, Claire Robinson, Orlando; seven grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • REDDICK, JOHNNIE, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. He came here in 1945 from Camp Blanding. He was a military veteran of World War II and was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church. He was the former operator of Reddick's Seafood Market and was a former security guard at the Pinellas County Criminal Court Complex. He was a former baker at the Chatter Box Restaurant and Orange Blossom Restaurant and Catering. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Zelma C.; and a daughter, Adrienne S. Reddick, Bradenton. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • ROMANELLO, PETER, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Colonial Care Center, Kenneth City. Born in New York City, he came here in 1941 from New Jersey. He was a retired sales director for Goodwill Industries. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Etta; a son, Michael, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Bea Eschenfelder, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SAXAUER, BEA E., 99, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Sept. 4, 2001) at Shore Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Dallas County, Iowa, and came here in 1972 from Johnston, Iowa. She was a homemaker and was Christian. Survivors include a daughter, Sally Van Horne, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • WILSON, ROBERTA, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at her daughter's home, under the care of hospice. She came here in 1946 from her native Marietta, Ga. She was a retired domestic worker and was a member of 20th Street Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Mack Wilson, Modesto, Calif., and Franklin Wilson, Hilmar, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Gilbert, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Myrtle Nickles and Ruby Grogan, both of Marietta; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Treasure Island

    • LORENSEN, PATRICIA, 55, of Treasure Island, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
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