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September 15, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Saturday, September 15, 2001

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

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  • CARLSON, BERTIL CLIFFORD, 79, of Sugarmill Woods, died Friday (Sept. 14, 2001) in Crystal River. He came here 12 years ago from his native Fairfield, Conn. He was retired after 20 years as a machinist for Bridgeport Machines & Bullard Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a machinist mate first class aboard the USS Patuxent and USS Ajax and was involved in the battle, capture and defense of Guadalcanal. He also served in the Korean War. He was active in the Sugarmill Woods Stage Crafters, the Crystal River Moose Lodge 2013 and the American Legion. He was also a commissioned colonel on the staff of the governor of Kentucky. He was a member of the St. Timothy's Lutheran Church of Crystal River. Survivors include his wife, Helen (Nesemann); a daughter, Brooke Carlson-Mayoussier, Bridgeport; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • CLARKE, JACKIE, 57, of Clearwater, formerly of Homosassa, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and moved to Clearwater in 1997 from the Crystal River-Homosassa area and was a retired self-employed bookkeeper. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Clarke, Largo, and Carol Evancho, Atlanta; a brother, Jimmy Fitzgerald and a sister, Brenda Widener, both of Homosassa. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
  • KOCH, DOROTHY I., 93, of Citrus Springs, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Pompano Beach. Born in Massachusetts, she came here from Fitchburg, Mass., and was a homemaker. She was Protestant. She was a founding member of First Congregational Church of Citrus Springs. Survivors include a niece, Gerda Creelman, Deerfield Beach. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • RYAN, ROBERT FRANCIS, 72, of Homosassa, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at home. Born in Rockaway, N.J., he came here in 1994 from Southington, Conn. He was a salesman and was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. His memberships included the Elks Lodge and past exalted ruler, Moose Club, Lion's Club, Irish Club, all of East Hartford, Conn. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Jean (Arendt); three daughters, Laurie, Patty and Jacquelyn, all of Connecticut; three brothers, James, New Jersey, Jack, Texas, and Dick, Colorado; two sisters, Kay Mitchko and Ella Doland, both of New Jersey; and seven grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
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  • BUDA, GRACE M., 90, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Sept. 14, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Born in Santa DePalco, Italy, she came here in 1974 from Rochester, N.Y. She was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church of Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; three daughters, Julianne Scott, Rochester, Susan Nutt, Spencer, N.Y., and Doreen Kirk, Alamonte Springs; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • DAVIS, FAWN, 43, of Spring Hill, formerly of Wesley Chapel, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Woburn, Mass., she came here to this area in 1998 from Sunnyvale, Calif. She was a homemaker, member of Cowboys for Christ and attended the Victorious Life Church. Survivors include her husband, Bob; three sons, Patrick McKinley, Norfolk, Va., Kenney Tate, Hudson, and Adam Davis, Spring Hill; a daughter, Amanda Santos, Spring Hill; her mother and stepfather, Maria and Brad Kuentz, Hudson; her father, Roger McKinley, Palm Harbor; a brother, Kevin Scott, Orlando; and a sister, Sandra Turner, Odessa, Texas. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • DAY, JOSEPHINE AUGUSTA "FLORENCE," 70, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. She was born in New Sweden, Maine. Survivors include a daughter, Melodie Drago, Naples; and three sisters, Dahlia Aiello, Wilton Manors, Astrid Pisano, Northford, Conn., and Eleanor Sandstrom, Brooksville. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills.
  • HENRICH, KENNETH EUGENE, 81, of Glen Lakes in Brooksville, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., he came here 10 years ago from Erie, Pa. He was an owner/operator of American Tool & Gage in Erie, Niagara Manufacturing Co., Erie, and Armoloy of New York, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and member of the Nativity Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Martha; two sons, Kenneth H., Buffalo, and Douglas E., Brooklyn; a daughter, Valerie Greeley, Hackettstown, N.J.; a brother, Russell, Meadville, Pa.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, U.S. 19 Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • KNOTT, RALPH H., 88, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Born in Grafton, Mass., he came here in 1978 from Westborough, Mass. He was a retired sales manager for Babcock & Wilcox Co. in Barberton, Ohio. He was Baptist. Survivors include a sister, Gertrude Airgood, Fort Myers; a niece, Karen Kern, Hudson; and a cousin, Walter DeMelle, Arsland, Mass. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • MILLER, RUTH JEANETTE, 90, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at home. Born inMorristown, Tenn., she came here one month ago from Cleveland and was a retired registered nurse. She was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Jesse, Brooksville; a daughter, Lori Glomb, California; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • O'CONNOR, KEVIN DENNIS, 42, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at home. Born in Irvington, N.J., he came here 23 years ago from New Jersey. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Diana, San Antonio; two sons, Kevin Jr. and Jamie, both of San Antonio; a daughter, Patricia Denise O'Connor, Spring Hill; his mother, Betty, Spring Hill; two brothers, Pat, New Jersey, and Bobby, Canada; two sisters, Elizabeth, Arkansas, and Catherine, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • OSTERHOUDT, DWAYNE QUENTIN, 40, of Quincy, Ohio, and Spring Hill, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at his home in Quincy. Born in Bethesda, Md., he came to Spring Hill four years ago from Jessup, Ga. He served in the Navy from 1980 to 1984. He was Protestant. Survivors include his parents, John and Leona, Spring Hill; two sons, Wesley and Nicholas, both of Jessup, Ga.; two brothers, Michael, Elizabethtown, N.Y., and Eric, Spring Hill; and two sisters, Tracie Beane, Malone, N.Y., and Tammy Carron, Peru, N.Y. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills.
  • THOENY, JOHN, 79, of Brooksville, died Friday (Sept. 14, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Valzeina, Switzerland, he came here 18 years ago from New Brighton, Minn. He was a retired truck driver for the J.L. Shiely Co. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 724 in New Brighton and member of the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Valeria; a daughter, Roxanne, Minneapolis; a son, Glenn, Circle Pines, Minn.; five brothers, William, Ogilvie, Minn., Matt, Great Falls, Mont., Henry, Winnemucca, Nev., Fred, Miles City, Mont. and Simeon, Circle, Mont.; a sister, Anna Vine, Circle, Mont.; and two granddaughters. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville.
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  • BOGGS, BERNICE, 72, of Thonotosassa, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at Tampa General Hospital. She was born in Plant City. Survivors include a son, Albert Moore, Thonotosassa; five brothers, Calbert Moore and Mason Moore, both of Las Vegas, Albert Moore, Panama City, Ralph Moore, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Lawrence Moore, Sacramento, Calif. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • ESTEVEZ, SYLVIA, 75, of Tampa, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001). She was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Benny Estevez; a son, Pete Estevez; two daughters, Frances Andux and Peggy Pricher; a sister, Dolores "Lola" Collera; a caregiver, Sylvester Harris; and two grandsons. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FLUMERFELT, GEORGE S., 92, of Dunedin, formerly of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. He was born in Fremont, Ohio, and moved to Dunedin in 1989 from Sun City Center. He worked as an accountant for the DuPont Co., and was a Mason and Boy Scout leader. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Florence M.; a daughter, Marcia Woodward, Blue Bell, Pa.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
  • FORTNER, LLOYD D. "SAM," 72, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. He was a Plant City native and a lifelong resident. She retired in 1991 from CSX Railroad. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of Oak Park Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret J. Fortner; a son, Horace Fortner, Tampa; two daughters, Patricia Wilson, Palmetto, and Robin Fortner, Edgewater; a brother, Eugene Fortner, Sanford; two sisters, Betty Welborn, Lake Wales, and Ellen Richter, Crystal River; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • GYORY, FRED ROBERT SR., 81, of Riverview, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Oakwood Park Su Casa. Born in Pittsburgh, he came to the Tampa area in 1972 from Pittsburgh. He was an auto mechanic and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Gyory; two daughters, Lana Jackomin, Port Charlotte, and Ouita Saffold, Wimauma; three sons, Fred Jr., Carl and Charles, all of Riverview; a stepson, Mark; a brother, Karl Gyory, Phoenix; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • KILDREN, HARRY, 70, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001). The Rockaway, N.J., native was a carpenter for Hercules Gun Powder Inc. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Valarie Kildren; two sons, Bobby F. Kildren and John E. Kildren, Tampa; two brothers, William and Charles, both of New Jersey; and two grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
  • TOMES, JEAN I., 81, of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001). Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Heasty; two sons, Timothy and Michael; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Zipperer's Funeral Home & Crematory, Ruskin.
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  • ARENA, SALVATORE, 84, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center in New Port Richey. Born in New York City, he came here 26 years ago from Staten Island, N.Y. He was the retired owner of a furniture store and was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, Richard, Naples, and Leonard, Sarasota; two daughters, Barbara Piliego, New Port Richey, and Linda Sorrentino, Manalapan, N.J.; two brothers, Charles, Orlando, and Valentino, Long Island, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BARTOS, CHARLES, 91, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Heather Hill Nursing Center in New Port Richey. Born in Sunderland, Mass., he came here 29 years ago from Huntington Station, N.Y. He was the owner/operator of Gerard's Catering Service and was an Army veteran of World War II. His memberships included the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 184, American Legion Paradise Post 79, Polish American Club of Hudson and the Aripeka Elks Club. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a daughter, Dorothy Candis Kampfer, Middle Island, N.Y.; two brothers, Bronich, Rahway, N.J., and Roger, Greenfield, Mass.; a sister, Jean Ripka, Brooksville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BOUDREAU, JOSEPH N., 81, of Hudson, died Friday (Sept. 14, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Fiskdale, Mass., he came here in 1979 from Belcher Town, Mass., and was the owner/operator of Cold Spring Auto Body. He was Catholic. He was an Army veteran and a prisoner of war during World War II. His memberships included the American Legion Paradise Post 79, Disabled American Veterans Post 75 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8428 in Massachusetts. Survivors include his wife, Florence; four sons, Leonard, Aripeka, George, Ware, Mass., David, New Port Richey, and Larry, Hudson; two daughters, Gloria Ohnesorge and Laura Anderson, both of New Port Richey; four brothers, John, Palmer, Mass., Jimmy, Zephyrhills, Alfred, Three Rivers, Mass., and Leon, Illinois; a sister, Irene Garnety, Port Richey; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hudson.
  • DAVIDSON, DWAYNE HORACE, 38, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at home. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he came here in 1996 from Tampa. He was a foreman with Jake's Tree Service and a member of Calvary Chapel Worship Center, both in New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Christine; a son, Dwayne, and a daughter, Desir'e, all of New Port Richey; five brothers, William, New Port Richey, James, John, Johantan and Jeremiah, and a sister, Cathalina Davison, all of Buffalo. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • DAVIS, FAWN, 43, of Spring Hill, formerly of Wesley Chapel, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at home. Born in Woburn, Mass., she came here to this area in 1998 from Sunnyvale, Calif. She was a homemaker a member of Cowboys for Christ, and attended the Victorious Life Church. Survivors include her husband, Bob; three sons, Patrick McKinley, Norfolk, Va., Kenney Tate, Hudson, and Adam Davis, Spring Hill; a daughter, Amanda Santos, Spring Hill; her mother and stepfather, Maria and Brad Kuentz, Hudson; her father, Roger McKinley, Palm Harbor; a brother, Kevin Scott, Orlando; and a sister, Sandra Turner, Odessa, Texas. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • DOWNS, RICHARD, 80, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at his daughter's home in Cazenovla, N.Y., after a short illness. Born in Brightwater, N.Y., he came here from Franklin, N.Y. He was a cattle breeder retired from the Eastern Cooperative. He was an active member of the West Pasco Model Railroad Association, a member of the Franklin Board of Education, the Franklin Rotary and he was a Scout master in Franklin. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Franklin. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Schoenfeld, Cazenovia, and Jeanette Dunivan, Humble, Texas; two sons, David, Bradford, Pa., and Paul, Spring, Texas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Service, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • ENGLERT, BARBARA, 84, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at Madison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation in New Port Richey. Born in Fargo, N.D., she came here in 1979 from Royal Oak, Mich. She was a member of the Timber Oaks Civic Association. She was a member and eucharistic minister at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Kudla, Sarasota; a sister, Elizabeth Martin, Wyndotte, Mich.; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • GROTKOWSKI, WALTER A., 82, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center in New Port Richey. He came here 23 years ago from his native Cleveland. He was a retired railroad blacksmith and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was a member of Hacienda Village Association. Survivors include his wife, Dale; a daughter, Veronica Murzan, Mineral Ridge, Ohio; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • JAMES, GEORGE WILLIAM, 45, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at Hospice of Pasco, New Port Richey. He was born in Clearwater and in 1981 moved to New Port Richey, where he was a roofer and worked with Baillie Roofing & Construction Inc., Holiday. He was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Tyra L. James, Clearwater; two brothers, Johnny Lloyd Horton and Michael Allen Burroughs;, and three sisters, Wanda Jean Clark, Pauline F. Thurman and Kathleen L. Quick, all of New Port Richey; and two grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • JENKINS, GALEN WHITFORD, 80, of Hudson, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at home. Born in Morrison, Ill., he came here in August from Cerro Gordo, Ill. He retired as a supervisor for Mueller Casting Co., Decatur, Ill., with 30 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 117, the Lions Club and the Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church, all in Cerro Gordo. He was a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau. Survivors include two sons, Terry L., Decatur, and David A., Spring Hill; a daughter, Gayle A. Wetz, Lakeland; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • MAYS, ARVEL L., 83, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at the East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. Born in Foster, Ohio, he came here 22 years ago from Minnesota. He was in sales in the automobile industry and was a Navy Seabee veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge and former member of the Eagles, both in Zephyrhills. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Lillian; two sons, Nick, South Carolina, and Phillip, Ohio; two daughters, Judy Baker and Phyllis Mays, both of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Earl, Zephyrhills; two sisters, Opal Calico, Dayton, and Ruth Johnson, Zephyrhills; several nieces and nephews; and several grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Richey Chapel, Zephyrhills.
  • RASCH, ANNA M., 88, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, she moved from New Port Richey four years ago to Bloomington. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, William W. Rasch Jr., Bloomington; a daughter, Ingrid Rasch, Quincy, Mass; and two granddaughters. Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ind.
  • ROSS, SAMUEL JAY, 86, of Tampa, formerly of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at home. Born in Thane, Alaska, he came to Florida 23 years ago from Roanoke, Va. He was a production manager for IT&T's fiber optics division and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the 17th Airborne Division Association and Clan Ross. Survivors include two sons, Jack, New Jersey, and Samuel J. Jr., Chicago; two daughters, Nancy Ade, New Jersey, and Patricia Mabe, Tampa; and two sisters, Alpha Albano and Dolly Super, both of New Jersey. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
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    Belleair Bluffs

    • QUINN, THOMAS D., 86, of Belleair Bluffs, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Marine Health of Belleair. He came here in 1974 from his native Brookline, Mass. He was an accountant and worked for the IRS and Small Business Administration. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5880, Boston, and Pelican Golf Club, Belleair. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marie; a brother, Joseph, Brookline; several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

    Clearwater

    • CARABELAS, EVANGELINE "KIKI," 89, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She came here in 1969 from her native Chicago, where she owned and operated Keke 200 Restaurant. She was a 31-year member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater, a volunteer for many of the church's organizations, a charter member of Homer Chapter 98, Daughters of Penelope and a volunteer at On top of the World, Clearwater. She helped reorganize Pelias Chapter 185, Clearwater. In Chicago, she helped organize the Sunday school at Assumption Church of Chicago, where she served as secretary for many years and was assistant to the principal of Plato School. Survivors include a brother, Luis G. Sak, Atlanta; and five nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Kenneth City

    • HALEY, JOHN CHESTER JR., 65, of Kenneth City, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001). He recently came here from his native Plattsburgh, N.Y. He was an air traffic controller for 32 years in Watertown, N.Y., and St. Petersburg. He was Protestant. Survivors include his mother, Ethel Haley, Plattsburgh; a daughter, Tamara Vashon, Kenneth City; a brother, Joseph Haley, Severn, Md.; and his companion, Florence Bach, Watertown. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Largo

    • BANKS, GLADYS M., 89, of Largo, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Evansville, Ind., and came here in 1972 from Holland, Mich. She was a silk screen artist and worked for a vitamin company. She attended Calvary Chapel of St. Petersburg and was a former member of Bay Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and family activities. Survivors include two daughters, Harriet Beck, Largo, and Georgiana Buckley, Lapeer, Mich.; a sister, Marian Bradfield, Interlochen, Mich; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • GENUNG, DONALD S., 84, of Largo, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Norwich, N.Y. He was educated in the Teaneck, N.J., public schools and St. Petersburg High School. He joined the Clearwater Police Department in 1946 and was assistant chief in 1953 when he left to join the Pinellas Sheriff's Office. He was Pinellas County Sheriff from 1958 to 1975. He was a glider pilot and intelligence officer in the Army Air Corps during World War II and a retired colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He was a 33rd degree Mason of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite Masons, Washington, D.C. He was a founder of the Florida Sheriff's Boy's Ranch and the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch. He was a recipient of the National Recognition Award and the George Washington Honor Medal given by the Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa. He was elected to the National Police Hall of Fame in 1960 and appointed by President John Kennedy to the president's Counsel on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime. He was awarded the J. Edgar Hoover Gold Medal Award for being the outstanding law enforcement office in the nation in 1967. He was one of two sheriffs in the nation appointed by Hoover to serve on the first 14-man Advisory Policy Board of the FBI National Crime Information Center in Washington, D.C. He received the Liberty Bell Award from the Clearwater Bar Association in 1975 and the St. Petersburg Bar Association in 1977 and the Bilgore Award for community service from the City of Clearwater. He was a past president of the Florida Sheriff's Association, past chairman of the board of directors of the Florida Sheriff's Boy's Ranch and Florida Sheriff's Girls Villa. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Florence; a daughter Donna Blackbear, Dunedin; and a sister, Rebecca Stutchin, Dunedin. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • ROWE, MARY E., 71, of Largo, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at home. She was born in Brookline, Mass., and came here in 1976 from Mass. She was a retired secretary and worked for Par Associates in Atlanta. She was a Protestant. Survivors include three sons, Lloyd R. Jr., Fort Collins, Colo., Mark A., Sarasota, and Leland D., Largo; two daughters, Candace S. Williams, Sarasota, and Sarah E. Diskin, Amherst, N.H.; a brother, Leland B. Holmes, Redington Shores; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Madeira Beach

    • BOYER, WILDAN BALDWIN, 66, of Brandon, formerly of Madeira Beach, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Shreveport, La., he moved to Brandon five years ago from Madeira Beach. He was a retired cleaner for ABC Sign Co. and a member of Egypt Shrine Temple in Tampa. Survivors include a daughter, Anne Adams, Dunnellon; his mother, Eloise Miller, Bagley, Minn.; a sister, Mildred Boyer, Birmingham, Ala.; a stepbrother, Cloise Franklin Miller, Minneapolis; and two stepsisters, Maudry Lou Acdin and Gail Johanes, both of Minneapolis. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

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    Pinellas Park

    • DePAPPA, DONALD P. SR., 69, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. Born in Walworth, N.Y., he came here in 1961 from Rochester, N.Y. He was the owner and operator of the former D and D Landscaping and Sod of Pinellas Park. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post 104, Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Margaret J.; a son, Donald P. Jr., Sharon, Ga.; four daughters, Sharon Woosley, Barbara Wall and Elizabeth DePappa, all of Pinellas Park, and Marjorie Kinsel, Indian Rocks Beach; a sister, Mary Lyons, Homosassa; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • FENNELL, ANDREW C. "ANDY," 52, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Greenville, S.C., he came to Florida in 1954 and moved to Pinellas Park in 1968. He was the owner of Miller Distributors, a baked goods company, for 18 years. He was known to many as the "Honey Bun Man." He was a former service manager for 15 years, and the store manager for five years, at the Goodyear Service Center in Pinellas Park. He was a 1968 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School. He was a graduate of the National Automotive Institute of Ohio and the National Automotive Air Conditioning Institute of Ohio. He was a baseball coach and umpire for the Pinellas Park Little League, and was a team father and assistant coach for the Pinellas Park T-Birds Football Team. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Bonnie; a son, Andrew J. "Drew," Pinellas Park; three daughters, Kim Hazelton, Lutz, and Kristine Fennell and Bonita Fennell, both of Pinellas Park; a sister, Barbara Olds, New Port Richey; and a grandson, Justin Andrew Hazelton, Lutz. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • MARKHAM, MARION D., 80, of the Mainlands Unit 4, Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in St. Joseph, Mich., she came here in 1978 from Memphis, Tenn., where she was a secretary and teller in the banking industry. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, William E. Jr.; a son, W. Ellis III, Milford, Va.; a daughter, Carolyn M. Craig, Somerville, Tenn.; three brothers, Charles C. Dombrowski, New Port Richey, Raymond L. Dombrowski, Hudson, and George A. Dombrowski, San Jose, Calif.; two grandsons; and a great-grandson. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

    St. Petersburg

    • ADAMS, GIESELA T., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. She was born in Germany and came here in 1965 from New York City, where she was a sales representative for Bloomingdales. She was Protestant. Survivors include a cousin, Marie Louise Harnisch, Germany. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • BRICKLEY, JAMES M. "JIM," 61, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001). He came here in 1951 from his native Mount Sterling, Ky. He began practicing law in St. Petersburg in 1966 and formed his current practice, the law office of James M. Brickley, in 1979. He was a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. He had served as general counsel for the Presbytery of Tampa Bay since 1971. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Pamela Neet Brickley; a son, Taylor W., Baltimore; a brother, Lon C., Greenville, Tenn.; and a nephew, L. Crawford Brickley, Singapore. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CLARK, ROY C., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Danforth, Maine, he came here in 1994 from Virginia Beach, Va. He was a retired aviation ordnance master chief in the Navy for 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Tampa, a Masonic lodge in Rhode Island, the Aviation Ordnance Association and the Fleet Reserve Association. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Helen; two daughters, Sandy Heineman, Lexington Park, Md., and Carol Stoy, Virginia Beach; a son, Roy, Jacksonville; four grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HAZLEY, LOIS, 70, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) in Atlanta. She was a St. Petersburg native and a 1948 graduate of Gibbs High School. She was a retired schoolteacher at Fairmount Park, Childs Park and Campbell Park elementary schools. She was a member of First Baptist Institutional Church and its missionary society and usher board. She also was a pastor's aide, P.A. James matron, tutorial program director, Sunday school teacher and former superintendent. She was a member of OES. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Johnson, Atlanta, and Denise Hazley, Tallahassee; two sons, Clarence Hazley and Michael Hazley, both of Atlanta; two sisters, Doris Rogers and Emma Hines, both of St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HORUZY, CHARLES D., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. A native of Sackets Harbor, N.Y., he came here in 1979 from Long Branch, N.J. He was retired from Bausch and Lomb Pharmaceutical Co. of Tampa. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Patricia; a son, Francis, St. Petersburg; a granddaughter, Jacki, Pinellas Park; and two brothers, Bob Weaver, St. Petersburg, and Edward Weaver, Buffalo, N.Y. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • JOHNSON, LEON, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at home under the care of hospice. Born in Elyria, Ohio, he came here in 1987 from Holly Hill, where he was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II who served in Europe and North Africa. He was Episcopal. Survivors include two daughters, Dottie Hirvela, St. Petersburg, and Trudy Barberie, Daytona Beach; two sons, Leon, San Antonio, Texas, and John, Cabot, Ark.; two sisters, Anna Mae Harner, New London, Ohio, and Jean Robinson, Dayton, Tenn.; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • NUSBAUM, MARVIN G., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he came here in 2000 from Delray Beach. He was a civil servant for the U.S. Army, where he worked as a mechanical and electrical engineer for 40 years. He was Jewish. Survivors include a son, David H. Nusbaum, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Gloria S. Harris, Canoga Park, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • REAGAN, GROVER, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Lafayette, La., and came here in 1981 from Teaneck, N.J. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his caregivers, John and Tina Murphy, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • SIMS, RADAK JR., 56, of Blountstown, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 28, 2001). He lived in St. Petersburg for more than 35 years. He worked for Sims Gas and Service Station in St. Petersburg, and for Big River Mills of Blountstown. Survivors include his mother, Essie Mae Dudley, Blountstown; his father, Radak Sims Sr., St. Petersburg; a son, Terrance, Blountstown; a daughter, LaShawn Toni Lewis, St. Petersburg; three brothers, M.C. Dudley, Blountstown, and Cornell Sims and Dale R. Ferdick, both of St. Petersburg; a sister, Everline Sims Brown, Chattahoochee; his paternal grandmother, Edna Sims, Pensacola; and two grandsons. Vann Funeral Home, Blountstown, Fla.
    • STEELE, ROBERT E. III, 81, of Sanibel, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) from injuries suffered in an alligator attack on Sanibel Island. Born in Richmond, Va., he moved from St. Petersburg to Sanibel in 1989. He had a 50-year career in public relations and journalism. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1941 from Washington and Lee universities. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a deck and communications officer, and was a retired Naval Reserve commander. In 1961, he became director of public relations and advertising for ECI in St. Petersburg and was assistant to the president until 1976. He retired as E-Systems' public relations director for Florida in 1989. He was a past member of the executive board of the Committee of 100 and the board of governors of the Science Center of Pinellas County. He was a former district vice chairman of the Pinellas Area Council and a four-year member of the biracial St. Petersburg Community Alliance. He was a member of the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America and past president of the society's Central Florida chapter. He was a member of the Overseas Press Club of America and Sigma Delta Chi, the professional journalism society. He also was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity, Boy Scouts of America and a former Boy Scout troop committee chairman. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ellen; a daughter, Dr. Janet Ellen Steele, Washington, D.C.; a son, Charles Bayard Steele, Clearwater; a sister, Alice Viverette, Richmond, Va.; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Fort Myers.
    • TRZINSKI, JOSEPH G. "JOE," 54, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at home. He came here in 1983 from his native Chicago. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, MaryAnn; two sons, Christopher and Mario, both of Chicago; three brothers, Gerald, Hudson, James, Du Quoin, Ill., and Robert, Berwyn, Ill.; and two sisters, Nancy Chamberlain, Old Town, and Janice Haase, Lemont, Ill. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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    • KUEHN, RICHARD FREDERICK, 75, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at home. He was born in Manchester, N.H., and came here in 1970 form Lexington, Mass. He was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Survivors include several cousins. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
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