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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, September 12, 2000

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

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  • GRAHAM, RICHARD E. "DICK," 67, of Inverness, formerly of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000). Born in Jamestown, N.Y., he came here 23 years ago from Largo. He retired from Honeywell after 17 years of service as a production coordinator and worked for the Citrus County Chronicle as a mail clerk for seven years. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Bettye Webb Graham; a son, Curtis M., Dallas; two daughters, Deborah Webb, Lee, and Nancy M. Graham, Inverness; two adopted daughters, Beverly Moose, Inverness, and Linda Anderson, Hernando; a brother, Lee R., Pisgah Forest, N.C.; three sisters, Muriel Duffy, Englewood, Dorothy Christensen, Roanoke, Va., and Susan Yothers, Manhattan, Kan.; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • THURMAN, ARTHUR LOUIS, 92, of Inverness, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Born in Rudolph, Ohio, he came here 22 years ago from Toledo, Ohio, and retired from the civil service as a missile electronics technician. He was Protestant and a member and past president of the Inverness Shuffleboard Club, a 32nd degree Mason, and member of the Weston Masonic Lodge, Weston, Ohio. He was an amateur radio operator and active in community affairs and its city council. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Rose Adams Thurman; a daughter, Linda J. Braithwaite, Apopka; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • WISE, EDNA L. WASON, 67, of Crystal River, died Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at home. She came here 19 years ago from her native Bartow and was a member of Living Word of Faith Church, Inglis. Survivors include her husband, B.J.; four sons, Harry Brogen, Brandon, James Brogen, Auburndale, Bobbie Ray Foster, Crystal River, and Marty Keen, Day; three daughters, Ann Mitchell, Bartow, Betty Picha, Astatula, and Marie Burnette, Mulberry; a brother, Edward Watson, Bartow; two sisters, Elaine Clanton and Elizabeth Williamson, both of Bowling Green; 24 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
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  • CAREY, DORENA E., 73, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Manitowoc, Wis., she came here 26 years ago from North Dighton, Mass. She was a homemaker and member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, John M.; five daughters, Jo-Ann Boudreau, New Port Richey, Jeannette Whitacre, Port Richey, Barbara Hinzy, Battle Ground, Wash., Patricia Emsley, Snoqualmie, Wash., and Laura Schmidt, Truro, Mass.; five brothers, Leonard, Robert and George Schuh, all of Wisconsin, and Gregory and Anthony Schuh, both of California; a sister, Betty Krutzik, Wisconsin; and 10 grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • KASPER, MARIE, 70, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Hospice House. Born in Sudlersville, Md., she came here one year ago from Port Charlotte. She was a retired clerk in the retail industry and member of Nature Coast Community Church. Survivors include three daughters, Katherine Toth and Paula Adams, both of Hialeah, and Genieve Cheeks, Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • MENNELLA, ROSE, 72, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. She came here 12 years ago from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a retired payroll supervisor for the New York City Transit Authority and member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include a son, Joseph J., Randallstown, Md.; a daughter, Andrea Spinelli, Brooklyn; and two grandchildren. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • PALOMBO, JOSEPHINE, 93, of Spring Hill, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center. Born in New York City, she came to Florida 22 years ago from Staten Island, N.Y. and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Thomas, Spring Hill; a daughter, Marcella Cassidy, Winston-Salem, N.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • ROBISHAW, EDWARD H. "EDDIE RYAN," 81, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Eastbrooke Health Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Providence, R.I., he came here 21 years ago from Wickford, R.I., and was a retired musician. He was a member of the All Saints Parish, Spring Hill, and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Davis Robishaw; a daughter, Linda Nudi, Florida; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • SNYDER, BONNIE SUE, 36, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at home. Born in Carlsbad, N.M., she came here four years ago from Zion, Ill. She was a bakery clerk for Winn Dixie and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include her father, Gerald Snyder, Brooksville; her mother, Betty Snyder, Garland, Texas; three brothers, Jim, Farmersville, Texas, Stewart, Dallas, and Joel, Garland; three sisters, Carleen O'Mera, Phoenix, Marilyn Lam, Brooksville, and Sharon Hamilton, Garland; and her companion, Charles Munn Jr., Brooksville. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
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  • BARRY, JOE, 51, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Baltimore, he came here 12 years ago from Fort Myers. He was a retired courier, Navy veteran and was Catholic. Survivors include two brothers, George, Tampa and Jesse, Safety Harbor. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • BOND, ELLA G., 96, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at South Tampa Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Kissimmee, she came here in 1920. She was an elementary school teacher, a member of Port Tampa Women's Club, the Retired Teachers Association, First Baptist Church of Port Tampa, and she was a volunteer for the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels. Survivors include a granddaughter, Christine Doll, Tampa; and a grandson, Tom Gambrell, Tampa. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • COMBEST, WAYNE, 56, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Flint, Mich., he came here in 1995 from Kentucky. He was a bartender and Army veteran. Survivors include longtime companion, Marge Hewitt; a daughter, Brooke Combest, Phoenix; two sisters, Peggy, Studio City, Calif., and Pam, Redlands, Calif.; and a grandchild. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • DURST, KENNETH "KENNY," 63, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000). Born in Oakland, Va., he came here 13 years ago from Maryland. He was a retired superintendent for road construction, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a Christian. Survivors include his wife, Sandy L.; five sons, Danny and Chris Steinke, both of Jacksonville, Edward and Frank, both of West Virginia, and Rick, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Renata Robinette and Brandi Johnson, both of Tampa, and Jenny Ongirski, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Steve and Fred, West Virginia; three sisters, Judy Burgess and Joy Wagner, both of West Virginia, and Phyllis Russell, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ELLIOTT, GLORIA E., 69, of Seffner, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Brandon Hospital. She was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. She retired from the Postal Service in 1983 and was a Christian. Survivors include her husband, Samuel; four sons, William Earl Todd Jr., Oregon, Michael Todd, Levittown, Pa., Patrick Todd, Arkansas, and Eric Todd, Tampa; two stepsons, Mark and Jeff Elliott, both of Marion, N.C.; four daughters, Rhonda Bunner and Bonnie Parker, both of Seffner, Glenda Chaconas, Lutz, and Tammy Smallwood, Brandon; three brothers, O.D. "Slim" Whitman, Middleburg, Armand Whitman, Brandon, and Robert Whitman, Sebring; a sister, Dorothy Kee, Tampa; 34 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • FAIRCHILD, HAZEL BROWN, 78, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She lived in Tampa from 1947 to 1998. She was an accountant for a wholesale liquor distributor and member of Alders Gate United Methodist Church in Seminole. Survivors include a son, Bruce, Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Mary F. Smith, Arlington, Texas; three brothers, Major Brown, Huntington, W.Va., Richard Brown, Franklin, N.C., and Philip Brown, Tampa; four sisters, Belle Martin, Huntington, W.Va., Josephine Dunn, Winter Haven, Dale Harris, Florida, and Claudia Petersen, Pinellas Park; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FELIX, LEONIDES SR., 76, of Brandon, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000). Born in Puerto Rico, he came here 24 years ago from Connecticut. He was a postal clerk and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Celia; three sons, Jose and Stephen, both of Tampa, and Leonides Jr., Haines City; two daughters, Juanita Rivera and Victoria Gonzalez, both of Brandon; a brother, Angel, Jersey City, N.J.; two sisters, Maria Luna, Valrico, and Avelina Baldi, Ocoee; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • FERNANDEZ, MARGUERITE, 81, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000). Born in Anmoore, W. Va., she came here 74 years ago. She was a homemaker, member of Catholic Women's Club and Circle Four and Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivor includes a son, Tom, Valrico. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • GIVENS, MARION J., 64, of Lithia, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Alabama, he was a longtime Tampa area resident. He was owner and operator of a tropical fish farm and member of First Baptist Church of Ruskin. Survivors include two sons, Joseph M., Ruskin, and Ronald E., Lithia; two daughters, Wanda D. Holland, Ruskin and Betty Jo Harrell, Lithia; two brothers, Ralph and Billy, both of Ruskin; two sisters, Freddie Tidwell and Katherine Avery, both of Ruskin; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • GOURLIE, FREDERIC C., 87, of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was owner of Lester & Gourlie Furniture Co. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Loa M.; four daughters, Lane Dubroff, Pinole, Calif., Lynda Gourlie-Case, Homosassa, Jessie Gourlie, Evergreen, Colo., and Marilyn Costello, Tampa; a sister, Margaret "Mickey" Harleman, Carson City, Nev.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Town & Country Chapel, Tampa.
  • HORST, OTTO A. III, 26, of Lutz, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000). Born in Memphis, he came here in 1995. He was an insurance agent and member of Idlewild Baptist Church. Survivors include parents, Art and Linda Horst, Lutz; two brothers, Todd, Pittsburgh, and Thad, Lutz; a sister, Trisha Horst, Lutz; and maternal grandparents, Bill and Doris Vick, Bartlett, Tenn. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • INGRAM, JIMMIE JR., 89, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Brooksville, he came here more than 50 years ago. He was a custodian for Tampa Jai Alai and owner and automotive mechanic at Auto Mechanic Shop. He was a member of Hood Temple AME Zion Church. Survivors include an adopted daughter, Sadie Stevens, Tampa; a brother, J.D. Ingram, Brooksville; a sister, Elizabeth Packer, Tampa; and a grandchild. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • KNOWLES, WILLIAM J. "BILL," 58, of Tampa, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000). Born in Penns Grove, N.J., he came here in 1960. He was a corporal at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, an ordained minister at Wesley Chapel Church, and member of the Hillsborough County Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include his wife, Panavota "Penny," Tampa; three sons, William D. "Billy," Lawrence M. "Larry," and Jeffrey P. "Jeff," all of Valrico; and a stepson, Danton Carballa, Tampa. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • KOUWE, PETER JACOB JR., 87, of Port Orange, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at Hospice Care Center. Born in Holland, he moved to Port Orange in 1979 from Newark, N.J. He was a retired real estate agent, past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge in Newark, and member of the United Church of Christ in Port Orange. Survivors include his wife, Belle; two sons, Richard and Robert, both of Tampa; two daughters, Marcia Brown, Newark, and Maureen Kouwe, Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Linwood, Newark, and Raymond, Titus, Ala.; two sisters, Elizabeth DiGenero, Scottsville, N.Y., and Marie Sitterly, Port Orange; and five grandchildren. Volusia County Cremation, Daytona Beach.
  • MORGAN, JOHN L., 69, of Riverview, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Rainelle, W.Va., he came here 45 years ago. He was an ironworker for over 30 years and a member of Ironworker's Local No. 397. Survivors include his companion, Gloria Slusmeyer, Riverview; three sons, Michael and Grady, both of Tampa, and Johnny, Riverview; eight daughters, Brenda Burch, Angel Langer and Haley Hudgins, all of Gibsonton, Betty Sweeney, Brandon, Janice F. Ragland, Fort Lonesome, Sheila Bradbury, Jacksonville, Inga Morgan, Tampa, and Sandra Bradford, Asheville, N.C.; two sisters, Shirley Lucas, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Eva Thompson, Plant City; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • NEW, JAMES ALBERT SR., 89, of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Born in Lyons, Ga., he came here more than 50 years ago from Jacksonville. He spent 35 years in the life insurance business, retiring as a manager. He was a Navy veteran of World War II Navy, a member of Egypt Temple Shrine, a Mason of Hillsborough Lodge No. 25 F&AM, Tampa Scottish Rite Bodies, and member of Christian Missionary Alliance. Survivors include his wife, Selma W.; a son, James Albert Jr., Seffner; two brothers, Clark, Jacksonville, and Paul, Callahan; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SLAUGHTER, CHARLES H. SR., 65, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at home. Born in Chambers County, Ala., he came here in 1971 from Houston. He was a security guard for Seaboard Terminal Co., a Korean War veteran and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Irene; a son, Chuck, Tampa; a daughter, Angela Bailey, Seffner; a brother, David, Lanett, Ala.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SMITH, JULIA K., 77, of Brandon, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Born in Quakertown, Pa., she came here in 1947 from Mount Vernon, N.Y. She was a manager for Lykes Brothers Federal Credit Union and was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Hilton H.; a stepdaughter, Louise Brown, Yazoo City, Miss.; a brother, Alexander Kowal, St. Petersburg; a sister, Helen Schenk, South River, N.J.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • TETZLAFF, FLORENCE C., 94, of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000). Born in Alvarado, Texas, she came here in 1976 from Jupiter. She was a homemaker and was Methodist. She is survived by her companion, Eva Papas, Thonotosassa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
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  • BRINEGAR, LAUREN ASHLEY, 5 months, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. She was born in Tarpon Springs. Survivors include her father, Eric Heelan, Spring Hill; her mother, Rebecca Brinegar, New Port Richey; her paternal grandparents, James and Genevieve Heelan, Spring Hill; and her maternal grandparents, Jim and Stevie Brinegar, New Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • D'ALESSANDRO, ARTHUR JR., 67, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here two years ago from Costa Rica and was a grounds maintenance worker for Belmont Race Track. He was a member of the New Life Family Church. Survivors include his wife, Lillian; a son, Steven, Olathe, Kan.; two daughters, Lisa Marie Alvarado, LaHabra, Calif., and Deborah Ann Henderson, Hudson; his mother, Anna D'Alessandro, Brooklyn; two brothers, Robert, Staten Island, N.Y., and Richard, Brooklyn; a sister, Marilyn DiBiase, Bethpage, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Homeand Cremation Services, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • DIXON, HILDA V., 87, of Land O'Lakes, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. Born in Wayne, Ind., she lived in Tampa for 79 years before moving to Land O'Lakes. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include a son, Lawrence U. Castro, Tampa; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Marsitano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GAVIE, V. RUTH, 60, of Bayonet Point, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home. Born in Manchester, Tenn., she came here 15 years ago from Brighton, Mich. She was a retired owner/operator of Headmasters Barber Shop, Hamburg, Mich., and member of the First Baptist Church, Hudson. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth J. Streeter Jr., New Port Richey, Michael W. Streeter, White House, Tenn., and Ronald L. Streeter, Hudson; a daughter, Sherri L. Mariles, Allen Park, Mich.; her mother, Elsie Allred, Boca Raton; two brothers, Archie Allred, Mobile, Ala., and Ray Allred, Boca Raton; and nine grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • GOODIN, MARTHA, 73, of Port Richey, died Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital. Born in Shelbyville, Ky., she came here 15 years ago from Louisville, Ky. She was a bookkeeper/clerk for the state of Kentucky Housing and Urban Development. Survivors include a daughter, Sherri Oliver-Hacker, Hudson; two sisters, Elizabeth Cravens, Eminence, Ky., and Patricia Worrell, Louisville; and one granddaughter. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • HALL, CHARLES F., 80, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at home. Born in Aurora, Ill., he came here 15 years ago from Milwaukee and was the director of the Young American Bowling Alliance. He was a member of the board of the Florida Bowling Hall of Fame, past member of the Kiwanis Club, Wisconsin, and member of the Salvation Army and the Junior Bowling Hall of Fame, Florida. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; a son, Lawrence; a brother, Albert, Aurora; two sisters, Evelyn Watkins, Saginaw, Mich., and Marlene Womack, Centralia, Ill.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • KNOBLAUCH, JULIET JORDAN, 89, of Bayonet Point, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Whitehall, Md., she came here eight years ago from Jamesburg, N.J. She was a teacher and Episcopalian. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Jordan Baker, Silver Spring, Md., and Helen Jordan Fauber, York, Pa.; and one grandchild. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • MUHLER, MAGDA, 88, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Leeste, Germany, she came here 24 years ago from New York. She was a restaurant owner, member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Port Richey, and past president of Fritz Reuter Damen Verien Womens Club. Survivors include two grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • POLIS, RUTH M., 105, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Oakview Terrace. She came here 25 years ago from her native Ticonderoga, N.Y. She was a self-employed real estate investor and member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, New Port Richey. There are no known survivors. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • BARTALINO PATRICK "POTATO PAT," 50, of Clearwater, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1972. He was in the roofing business and a member of the Citizens Band Radio Operator Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Caleb, Pinellas Park; four brothers, Jay, Largo, Nunzio, Tampa, Dennis, Naples, and David, Spring Hill; four sisters, Maryann Hutson, and Teresa, Carolyn and Brenda Sanders, all of Largo. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
    • BROWN, ROBERTS N., 76, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Tierra Pines Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Clearwater and lived for many years in Clearwater and Belleair. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a part of the Normandy Invasion, fought throughout Europe and at the Battle of the Bulge. He graduated from Texas A&M University and earned his doctorate at University of South Carolina. He was a retired American history teacher and a track and field coach. He taught at Clearwater High School from 1948 to 1960 and at Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, N.C., from 1960 to 1967. He was an advanced-placement history teacher at Dunedin High School from 1967 until he retired in 1986 and moved to Gainesville. He returned here in 1997. From 1968 to 1975, he was assistant track coach at University of South Carolina. He was nominated to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Michael Newton Brown, St. Petersburg. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • CHIAPETTA, ALICE BARNES, 85, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Arbors at Safety Harbor nursing home. She was born in Marion, N.C., and came here in 1952 from Greenwich, Conn. She was a homemaker and Episcopalian. Survivors include a daughter, Candace C. Wiseman, Clearwater; a sister, Virginia B. Miller, Marion; and three granddaughters, Allison W. Clark, and April and Alma Wiseman, all of Clearwater. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • COSTA, JANET G., 79, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home. She was born in Scotland and came here in 1987 from Taunton, Mass., where she retired as an executive with Coppercraft. She was a member of Bayside Community Church of God, Safety Harbor, and the Rosecroyx Chapter OES, Taunton. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Dr. Walter J.; a niece, Marilyn Smith, Waldorf, Md.; and several cousins in New Zealand. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • HAFNER, TERESA H., 89, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Wayland, Mo., and came here in 1972 from Royal Oak, Mich. She worked as a secretary. She was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Women's Guild, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Edward L., Crystal River; a daughter, Elizabeth Grimmett, Royal Oak; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • MARRA, SALVATORE G., 66, of Clearwater, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at home. He came here in 1979 from his native Chicago and worked as a maintenance supervisor. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Carol A.; two sons, Salvatore G. Jr., Elk Grove, Ill., and Michael, Chicago; a daughter, Deborah Mulay, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; two stepsons, Anthony Green, Clearwater, and Vincent Green, Palm Harbor; two brothers, Alfredo, Clearwater, and Louis, Chicago; a sister, Rose Kruger, Fort Lewis, Wash.; and 15 grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • MILLER, CLARA D., "CLAIRE," 74, of Clearwater, and Osage Beach, Mo., died Sunday (Sept. 3, 2000) at the home of a daughter in Kansas City, Mo. She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and grew up in Bronx, N.Y. She had been a winter resident for several years, coming from Osage Beach with her late husband, the Rev. William Shannon Miller, who died in May. She worked as a court reporter and executive secretary and then was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Chery Newell, Kansas City, Cindy Pritchett, Lenexa, Kan., and Cary Miller, Liberty, Mo.; a brother, Gino J. D'Orazio, Kansas City; two grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Carson Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Kansas City.
    • PETCHAKOS, EMANUEL A. "PETE," 71, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) in Icaria, Greece. He was born in Chicago, and came here in 1957 after being discharged with the rank of senior warrant officer with the Illinois National Guard, where he served 10 years as a permanent duty administrative assistant. Locally, he owned and operated the Carib Coffee Shop in downtown Clearwater for more than 20 years with his wife, Anita. He and his wife also owned and operated Smalley's Pit Bar-B-Que in Pinellas Park from 1985 to 1992. He was a member and a past vice president of Clearwater Jaycees, and a member and past president of Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce. He was a charter member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and a president for three years of the Parish Council. He was a member of the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood, and served as president of the local chapter and the national lodge. He was a member of the Greater Clearwater Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors since 1959. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Andreson and Amy Hall; and eight grandchildren, Tia Gibson, Garry Hall Jr., James and Jacob Andreson, and Amanda, Peter, Taylor and Makayla Hall, all of Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Crystal Beach

    • WALTER, GAIL, 63, of Crystal Beach, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Fairview, N.C., and came here in 1979 from Okoboji, Iowa. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked 18 years for Anclote Manor, Tarpon Springs. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include two sons, Jeff Kirstein, Virginia Beach, Va., and Rodney Kirstein, Dalton, Ala.; a sister, Tomasaine Kirstein, Fairview; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
    • WALTER, JOHN EDWIN, 60, of Crystal Beach, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and moved in 1975 to Crystal Beach from Chicago. He was a musician, played 19 instruments and specialized in the trumpet. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his mother, Loretta Winters, Holiday; and a brother, Charles Franklin Walter, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday

    Dunedin

    • GRANAHAN, KEVIN E., 47, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) in Clearwater. He was born in Quincy, Mass., and came here in 1978 from Orlando. He worked as a painter and carpenter and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Grace H.; a brother, Lt. Michael J., Quincy; and several nieces and nephews. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MILLAR, EVELYN Y., 92, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in New York City and came here in 1968 from Scarsdale, N.Y. She retired after 20 years as an executive secretary at Freeport Sulphur Co., New York City. She was Protestant. Survivors include a brother, John W. Young, Dunedin; and three nieces, Claudia Bringe and Diana Kimmell, both of Marietta, Ga., and Barbara Corcoran, Deer Park, N.Y. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Largo

    • HERBEIN, DONALD E., 60, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Reading, Pa., and came here in 1994 from Pennsylvania. He worked as a criminal justice specialist for two years for the Sheriff's Department at the Pinellas County Jail. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Methodist and a member of the Butterwick Marine Corps League, Reading. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; four daughters, Cindy Strausburger, Wyomissing, Pa., Hillary Murdoch, Gilbertsville, Pa., Linette Canto, Blandon, Pa., and Sherry Folk, Fleetwood, Pa.; two sisters, Shirley Frey and Betty Wunder, both of Reading; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • MOSES, THOMAS H., 97, of Largo, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Carroll County, Ohio, and came here in 1965 from Roanoke, Va. He worked 30 years as a criminal investigator for the U.S. Treasury Department in the Cleveland area. He was an avid traveler and bridge player. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Creger, Ann Arbor, Mich.; a son, Thomas H. Jr., Bellingham, Wash.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • PRAHL, ROBERT L., 88, of Largo, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Denver and came here in 1985 from Knoxville, Tenn. He retired after 30 years in the Army, where he was a supply manager and veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Survivors include his wife, Eileen C.; three sons, Donald R., Largo, and Kenneth and Jerome, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Mary Jean Prahl, New York City; and five grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
    • SAVAGE, BARBARA A., 66, of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1998 from Libertyville, Ill. She was a retired accountant. Survivors include four daughters, Beth Tassillo, Clearwater, Brenda Andrews, Largo, Barbara Krah, Oak Park, Ill., and Bonnie Hoekstra, Pflugerville, Texas; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.

    Oldsmar

    • BARRY, JAMES R. "JIM," 77, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at an adult living facility in Oldsmar. He moved here in 1978 from his native Bradford, Pa. He worked as a construction cement finisher and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; a son, John William, Lampasas, Texas; a daughter, Joan Padilla, Falls Curch, Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • DREW, HOMER L., 75, of Oldsmar, died Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at home. He was born in Mayfield, Ky., and came here in 1995 from Lexington, Ky., where he retired as vice president and executive trust officer for First Security Bank and Bank One. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean; a son, John, Tampa, and formerly of Oldsmar; three daughters, Jo Ellen Hunter, Oldsmar, Jackie Scinta and Amy Hahn, both of Tarpon Springs; a brother, Auzy, Mayfield; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

    Palm Harbor

    • GLADDEN, MATTHEW DAVID, 25, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on U.S. 19 in Largo. He was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1998 from Erie, Pa. He worked as a supervisor for Camden Development Corp. He was a Marine and a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Erie. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Carol and Keith Kaufman, Palm Harbor; a brother, Richard A. Jr., Erie; two sisters, Tracy Kaufman, Columbus, Ohio, and Sherry Burns, Pittsburgh; and his grandmothers, Ellen A. Zaus, Englewood, and Helen M. Kaufman, Oakmont, Pa.; a niece; and a nephew. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • GRANDY, BRAD E., 59, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in New Haven, Conn., and came here in 1960 from West Haven, Conn. He retired after 30 years as a real estate broker and worked locally for Realty Executives, Palm Harbor. He was a member of Caladesi Yacht Club and the Greater Clearwater Association of Realtors. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Judy; two sons, Todd, Tampa, and Craig, Largo; a stepdaughter, Lisa Henderson, Lutz; a sister, Carol Kunkzmann, Burdett, N.Y.; and a granddaughter, Hailey Henderson, Lutz. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • CAREY, CHARLES E., 53, of Seminole, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in St. Petersburg and moved in 1970 to Seminole from Washington. He worked as a service writer for Dayton Andrews Chrysler Plymouth, Clearwater, and was Protestant. Survivors include his father, Charles, Washington; his mother and stepfather, Jeanne E. and Charles Thompson, Seminole. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • MYERS, KAREN A., 57, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at home. She came to St. Petersburg in 1964 from her native Toledo, Ohio, and recently moved to Seminole. She worked for GTE Yellow Pages. Survivors include a sister, Janice L. Cooper, St. Petersburg; and two nieces, Natalie C. Kobran, Seminole, and Tracey Griffith, St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • OLSEN, MARY JUNE, 70, of Seminole, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in New Jersey and came here in 1985 from Fairview, N.J., where she retired as a secretary for an insurance company. She was a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include three sons, John C., Centreville, Va., Richard, Strongsville, Ohio, and Thomas M., Toronto, Canada; a daughter, Patricia Olsen, St. Augustine; a sister, Patricia Wagner, Bergenfield, N.J.; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • WEBER, JIM, 56, of Seminole, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He came here in 1958 from his native Pittsburgh. He owned and operated SWS Environmental First Response, a contracting company that cleaned up major oil spills throughout this area and in other locations. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, active in Seminole youth programs and a member of Feather Sound Country CLub. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Peggy; two daughters, Jane DeKorte and Chris McKenna, both of Seminole; a son, Jim Jr., Panama City, Fla.; his mother, Margaret Weber, and a brother, Joe P. "Skip" Jr., both of Seminole; two sisters, Dorothy "Dottie" Witt, Jacksonville, and Janet Roland, San Diego; and six grandchildren, Lyndsey and Logan McKenna and Bo and Parker DeKorte, all of Seminole, and James John Weber II and Daniel Weber, both of Panama City. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Tarpon Springs

    • ZUMWALT, JOHN BRYAN JR., 80, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and came here in 1992 from Danielson, Conn. He retired from the Rogers Corp., Rogers, Conn. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor and member of the 599th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion. He was a member of First Congregational Church of Killingly, Conn. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Isabel O.; two sons, John B. III, Palm Harbor, and Peter T., West Palm Beach; his mother, Pearl F. Thebodean, San Mateo, Calif.; two brothers, William, Encino, Calif., and Robert, Hollywood, Fla.; four sisters, Alice Finan, St. Petersburg, Mary Ann Zumwalt, Orlando, Betty Horne, Concord, Mass., and Nina Clark, Wareham, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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  • BROWN, ROBERTS N., 76, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Tierra Pines Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Clearwater and lived for many years in Clearwater and Belleair. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a part of the Normandy Invasion. He graduated from Texas A&M University and earned his doctorate at University of South Carolina. He was a retired American History teacher and a track and field coach. He taught at Clearwater High School from 1948-1960 and at Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, N.C., from 1960-1967. He was an advanced-placement history teacher at Dunedin High School from 1976 until he retired in 1986 and moved to Gainesville. He returned here in 1997. From 1968-1975, he was assistant track coach at University of South Carolina. He was nominated to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Survivors include a son, Michael Newton Brown, St. Petersburg. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
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    Pinellas Park

    • DAUBS, BERNEITA M., 79, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at home. Born in Oakland, Calif., she came here in 1981 from San Diego. She was a homemaker and was a member of Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah D. Moody, Pinellas Park; a son, James F. Daubs Jr., LaGrange, Ga.; a sister, Yvonne Opsal, San Diego; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • GIACOLETTI, JESSIE MARGARET, 80, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Graniteville, Vt., she came here in 1958 from Waterbury, Conn. She was a bookkeeper at Montgomery Wards in St. Petersburg, retiring after 25 years of service. She was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church, Seminole, and Park Royale Shuffleboard Club, Pinellas Park. Survivors include a son, William R. Grey, Seminole; two daughters, Jeannie Petsch, Pinellas Park, and Margaret Townsend, Topeka, Kan.; a stepson, John Giacoletti, Largo; a brother, Edward Brown, Wolcott, Conn.; two sisters, Jeannie Lavalette, Wallingford, Conn., and Chris Edwards, Leesburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • KERANS, DOROTHY L., 93, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. A Boston native, she came here in 1972 from Braintree, Mass. She was an insurance broker for several insurance companies. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinellas Park, and was a past president of the National Secretaries Association. Survivors include a sister, Barbara Stalker, Yarmouth, Mass. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

    South Pasadena

    • BOST, SYLVIA T., 76, of South Pasadena, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Warren, Mich., and lived in North Carolina for many years before moving to Sarasota in 1980. She came here in 1992 from Sarasota. She was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg, the Episcopal Church Women and the Triangles. She was the chairperson for the Church Periodical Club and a member of Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club. Survivors include a son, Robert D. Gordon, Asheville, N.C.; two daughters, Paula Gordon Jones, Charlotte, N.C., and Beth S. Gordon, Treasure Island; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Pete Beach

    • SAAD, LOU V., 59, of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home. A native of Greenville, S.C., she came here in 1963 from Clemson, S.C. She and her husband, Charles, were owners of Charles E. Saad Oriental Rug Gallery on Fourth Street for many years. The family business went back at least three generations to Mr. Saad's grandfather, who had a rug import business in Beirut, Lebanon, then the trade crossroads of the Middle East. Mrs. Saad was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Greenville, the Tampa Bay Ski Club, the Cheryl Lee Showstoppers Dance Group, the American Retail Association and the American Business Women's Association. Survivors include a stepson, Charles Saad; her mother, Nell B. Baker, and her brother, Jack Roddy, both of Greenville; two nieces, Tara Jackson, Kimberton, Pa., and Rhonda Asper, Denver; and a granddaughter, Brooke Saad, Charleston. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • BEIGEL, ORRILL E., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in New City, N.Y., she came here in 1973 from Long Island, N.Y., where she was a clerk at the local telephone company. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Seminole. Survivors include three sons, Robert, Maryland, David, Kansas, and Richard, Nevada; two daughters, Joyce Goldhammer, New York, and Arline Rosener, New Jersey; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • BOWMAN, GRACE E., 96, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at IHS of St. Petersburg. Born in Cochransville, Ohio, she came here in 1959 from Canton, Ohio. She worked in sales. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was active in the choir. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and was a member of the OES for more than 50 years. Survivors include a brother, Ronald Litman, Canton; and many nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • COLEMAN, ROBERT "BOB LEE," 70, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 7, 2000) in Broomfield, Colo. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, moved to Tallahassee in 1979 from Colorado and moved here from Tallahassee. He played with the Air Force Band and retired from IBM after 30 years of service. He was active in the Pinellas Park Symphony Orchestra, the Masonic Home Band, the Second Time Arounders and various other musical groups. He was a member of Nitram Masonic Lodge, St. Petersburg, and the Scottish Rite, Tampa. Survivors include his mother, Louise Hood, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Vickie Wilson, and two sons, Michael Coleman and Steve Coleman, all of Denver; three sisters, Josie Campisano, Cincinnati, and Mae Butler and Bonnie Rohrbaugh, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Bob Hood, Tampa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Denver, Colo.
    • DiMICHELE, SUSIE M., 37, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Port Chester, N.Y., she came here in 1988 from Norwalk, Conn. She was a bartender at the Green Olive Lounge, Pinellas Park, and the Busch Lounge, St. Petersburg. She was Protestant and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors include her father, Gustav "Gus" Moeller, Bryceville; her mother, Marcella Calimer, Saint Cloud; two sons, Nicholas DiMichele and Patsy DiMichele, and a daughter, Patricia DiMichele, all of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Marcella Mace, New Milford, Conn., and Cindy Arndt, Watson, Calif. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • DIXON, WESLEY, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Palm Shores Retirement Center. Born in Hudson, Pa., he came here in 1980 from Valley Forge, Pa. He was a graduate of Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, both in Pittsburgh. He served American Baptist congregations in Pennsylvania, and later served as the executive director of the American Baptist Extension Corp. for 20 years. He was a volunteer at local hospitals, and served as president of the board at Palm Shores Retirement Center. He was active at the American Baptist Church of the Beatitudes, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Ralph; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • ESTEY, WILMA R., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 6, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1974 from her native Jackson, Mich. She was a homemaker and was Christian. Survivors include her husband, Roy, Brooklyn, Mich.; two daughters, Mary Ellen Miller, St. Petersburg, and Doris Rossi, Pembroke Pines; two sons, David, St. Petersburg, and Craig, Grass Lake, Mich.; two sisters, JoAnn Finton, Grass Lake, and Eva Foster, Arkansas; two grandsons; six granddaughters; five nieces; and a nephew and two adopted daughters, Rene Alequin, Clearwater, and Karen Newman, St. Petersburg. American Burial & Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • FRANZ, HELEN M., of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Barrington Terrace under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Hungary, she came here in 1964 from North Olmsted, Ohio, where she retired as an office manager after 37 years of service with Motor Rim Manufacturing. She was a practitioner in Christian Science for over 50 years. She was a member of the Second Church of Christ Scientist, St. Petersburg, and the Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club. She was a benefactor of the St. Petersburg Little Theater. Survivors include three nephews, Frank Fialko, Seminole, John Harayda, Pinellas Park, and Martin Harayda, North Olmsted; two nieces, Dorothy Malinski, Largo, and Phyllis Barnes, Pinellas Park; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews; 14 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and two great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LOEWEN, JOHN SPENCE, 71, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) of cancer. Born in Merced, Calif., he came here in 1968 from Pensacola. He was an Army veteran who served for 12 years. He was a drywall contractor. He was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program for 10 years and was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge 1224, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Lorraine; two sons, John, Walnut Hill, and Michael, Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Neptune Society of Palm Harbor.
    • MYERS, KAREN A., 57, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at home. She came to St. Petersburg in 1964 from her native Toledo, Ohio, and recently moved to Seminole. She worked for GTE Yellow Pages. Survivors include a sister, Janice L. Cooper, St. Petersburg; and two nieces, Natalie C. Kobran, Seminole, and Tracey Griffith, St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • RHYNE, CECIL, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2000) at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville, N.C. A native of Marianna, he came here four years ago from Tallahassee. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He was a research scientist for General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y. With his brother, Jeff Rhyne, he co-founded The Rhyne Co., a furniture factory with nationwide distribution, in Marianna. He was active in community affairs. After his retirement, he studied history at Georgia State University, Atlanta. He transcribed, organized and wrote commentaries on his extensive collection of Florida anecdotes and facts and family geneaology. Survivors include his wife, Winifred K.; two daughters, Kathleen "Kathy" Goodman, St. Petersburg, and Carol Whelan, Foster City, Calif.; two sons, William, Kennesaw, Ga., and James, Pineola, N.C.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon, Knoxville, Tenn.; and six grandchildren. Bass-Smith Funeral Home Cremation Services, Hickory, N.C.
    • WEIDEMAN, ORVILLE DEAN, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He was a longtime resident here and was a retired restaurant manager. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include a son, Randy, and a daughter, Renee Weideman, both of Boise, Idaho; a brother, Robert, Phoenix; and a sister, Geraldine Francis, Jacksonville. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • WIGGINS, KATHERYN, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at Suncoast Hospital. Born in Bainbridge, Ga., she came here in 1968 from Perry. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 4147, Seminole, and the Moose Lodge, Largo. Survivors include a son, Roger W. O'Quinn, St. Petersburg; four daughters, Carolyn Arnold, Maud Notro and Nancy Wiggins, all of St. Petersburg, and Mary Ann Grubbs, Old Town; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • WILLIAMS, HERBERT GEORGE, 64, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 8, 2000) at University Medical Center, Cincinnati. He was born in Bellevue, Ky. and lived here for many years. Survivors include three daughters, Valerie Davis, Newport, Ky., Leslie Mowbraw, Miami, and Mina Cherry, Pinellas Park; a son, Herbert George Jr., Cincinnati; four sisters, Nancy Gaboury, Pinellas Park, Juanita Stamper, Erlanger, Ky., Judy Geisen, Independence, Ky., and Brenda Willis, Dayton, Ky.; three brothers, Michael and Russell, both of Pinellas Park, and Patrick, Newport; and 10 grandchildren. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes, Newport, Ky.
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