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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, September 26, 2000

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

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  • ANDREPONT, EDITH H., 62, of Homosassa, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at home. Born in Taurage, Lithuania, she came here five years ago from Lumberton, N.J., and was a cashier for Shop-Rite Supermarket, Mount Holly, N.J. She was Lutheran and a member of the Crystal River Moose Lodge. Survivors include her husband, Joseph H.; a daughter, Regina Cuthbert, Richmond, Va.; four brothers, Evaldas Ambozaitis, Hainesport, N.J., Mike Ambozaitis, Mount Holly, Irving Ambozaitis, Blackwood, N.J., and Tom Ambozaitis, Lecanto; and one grandson. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • DALLAIRE, JOANNE, 69, of Brooksville, formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000). Born in Owosso, Mich., she came here 20 years ago from New Port Richey. She was the owner of Cameo Chocolates and Dallaire Lighting, New Port Richey and Lecanto. She was Protestant. Survivors include three sons, Gary, Brooksville, Leslie Brandow, Laguna Hills, Calif., and John, Homosassa; three daughters, Michelle L. Rintz, New Port Richey, Janet Mitch, Crystal River, and Barbara Campbell, Land O'Lakes; a brother, Richard Jurges, Rockford, Mich.; a sister, Barbara Rohner, New Port Richey; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • DAVIS, ROBERT E., 84, of Crystal River, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at home. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he came here 11 years ago from Coconut Creek. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and was an advertising copywriter and creative director for several major advertising agencies in New York City. He was listed in World Who's Who in Commerce and Industry and Who's Who in the East. In 1968, he moved to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and founded and was president of the largest advertising agency on the islands, Davis-Heyne Inc. He was a member of Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club and a former member of the Seminole Club. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth McGill Davis; two sons, Neil Harlan, Malvern, Pa., and Roger Alan, Solana Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Leslie Davis Brown, Baltimore; and seven grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • EBERHARDT, E. EDWARD, 59, of Lecanto, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at home. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he came here 20 years ago from Tamarac. He was a cable technician for Time Warner Communications of Citrus County and a former police officer in Tamarac. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Inverness, a former member of the Sertoma, the O-SHOT-CAW Lodge 265, Tamarac, and assistant district commissioner of the Boy Scouts-Gulf Ridge Council. Survivors include his wife, Emma L.; a stepson, Victor Goodrich, Battle Creek, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Debbie Pearsall, Battle Creek; his mother and stepfather, Virginia and Donald Sears, Spring Hill; and four grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • HAIGHT, FRANK E., 87, of Hernando, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000). He came here 23 years ago from his native Rockford, Ill. He was a retired truck driver and member of the IAM Spaceworkers Local 1553, Rockford. He was Protestant and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Randi D., Rockford; three brothers, John and Russell, both of Rockford, and Donald, Barrington, Ill.; a sister, May O'Brien, Fort Lauderdale; and two grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • MacNEILL, NANCY NICOLL, 71, of Crystal River, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at home. Born in Concord, N.H., she came here nine years ago from Gaithersburg, Md., and retired from NCR-Comten as a regional administrator. She was Protestant and former president of Tom Pond Protective Association, co-commissioner of Clan MacNeil Association of America for New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, and den mother for the Cub Scouts of America. She received a certificate of recognition from the New Hampshire Volunteer Lake Assessment Program and an award for outstanding community service. Survivors include her husband, Charles E.; three sons, Peter E., Crystal River, Philip E., Bethesda, Md., and Paul D., Brunswick, Md.; and three grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • McQUILKIN, JEAN M., 85, of Floral City, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000). Born in Glen Ridge, N.J., she came here 30 years ago from Stanhope, N.J. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include a sister, Sandy Sandola, New Jersey; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • REYNOLDS, WILLARD L. "JACK," 75, of Homosassa , died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at home. Born in Westwood, Ky., he came here 20 years ago from Detroit. He was a retired sheet metal machinist and welder and millwright for Ford Motor Co., Monroe, Mich. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Masonic Lodge, and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Ruby E. Mullins Reynolds; three daughters, Debbie Knapp, Trish Ciniello and Denise Fuqua, all of Homosassa; a sister, Ruth O'Brien, Trenton, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • VENEZIA, ALBERT LAWRENCE, 81, of Lecanto, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000). Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a retired New York policeman and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was Catholic and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Winifred Gault Venezia; three sons, William Lawrence, Marlton, N.J., Joseph, Long Island, N.Y., and James, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Marie Lambo, Inverness; and seven grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • ZITO, FRANK T., 90, of Beverly Hills, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000). Born in New York City, he came here 31 years ago from Flushing, N.Y. He was an automobile mechanic and a private pilot for 20 years. He was the leader of the Melody Makers for 14 years and volunteered his time for 10 years playing the organ for various nursing homes. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills and the Italian American Social Club, and was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6168. Survivors include his wife, Aurora; a daughter, Grace DiMartino, Flushing; and three grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • ZULLINGER, ROBERT DORAN JR., 76, of Inverness, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000). Born in Spangler, Pa., he came here two years ago from Immokalee. He was a retired dock builder, a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Baptist and a member of the New York District Council of Carpenters Builders Union, the Southwest Florida Chapter Merchant Marine Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Central New Jersey Musicians Union Local 204-373, and an avid saxophone and clarinet player. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Wright Zullinger; a son, Robert D. III, Gold Hill, N.C.; three daughters, Debra White, Dunnellon, JoAnne Boesecker, Brant Beach, N.J., and Mary Karagianakis, Brick, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
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  • ALLEN, JEAN LORETTA, 81, of Brooksville, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she came here 39 years ago from Perrysburg,Ohio. She was a homemaker and former cashier and clerk at Touchton's Drug Store, Brooksville, and formerly employed at Auto Lite, Toledo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member and past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 76, both in Brooksville. Survivors include a stepson, Benjamin, Richmond, Va.; two stepdaughters, Phyllis Pazicky, Matthews, N.C., and Alicia Levesque, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas; and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • FARRINGTON, WILLARD HARRISON, 74, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Sept., 23, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he came here 14 years ago from Branford, Conn., and was a retired carpenter. He was Episcopal and a member and past master of Widow Son Lodge 66 AF & AM Masonic Lodge, Branford. Survivors include his wife, Rita; and his mother, Dorothy Farrington, Lenox, Conn. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • FLACHEK, ALEX, 75, of Hernando Beach, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at home. Born in Clark Township, N.J., he came here 13 years ago from Irvington, N.J., and was a retired pressman for a printing company. He was Catholic and a member of the Elks in New Jersey. Survivors include his wife, Louise; and a brother, Steven, Melbourne. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • JACKSON, JAMES C., 78, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at home. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he came here 18 years ago from Buffalo, N.Y. He was a retired communications foreman for the New York Telephone Co. and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, its Mens Club, the Telephone Pioneers, and the American Legion Post 108. Survivors include his wife, Jean Sally Jackson; three sons, James C. Jr. and Paul, both of East Aurora, N.Y., and Michael, British Columbia; four daughters, Laurie Licher, Pittsburgh, Christine Cleary, Buffalo, Judith Guth, Rochester, N.Y., and Sally Collins, Lakeland; three brothers, Donald, Orchard Park, N.Y., Robert, Marilla, N.Y., and Joseph, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Sister Mary Julianna, Buffalo; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • JUSTICE, JOHN F., 68, of Lakeland, formerly of Brooksville, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) at home. Born in Phenix City, Ala., he came here 18 years ago from Daytona Beach and relocated to Lakeland in 1989. He was a manager for an electronics manufacturing company and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Mary Dee; four sons, Douglas, Tulsa, Okla., Jeffrey, Springfield, Ill., Jeffrey Danchinson, Hawaii, and Kevin Danchinson, Atlanta; a daughter, Sandra Kolazinski, West Linn, Ore.; and eight grandchildren. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.
  • MARTINEZ, LEODORA R., 97, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at home. Born in Quebradi, Puerto Rico, she came here five years ago from Bronx, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Asuncion Arroyo, Spring Hill; a brother, Eladio Rodriguez, Puerto Rico; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • MILLER, FLORENCE G., 82, of Brooksville, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) at a foster care home. Born in Chicago, she came here 19 years ago from Clearwater. She was a retired switchboard operator for Crane Plumbing Manufacturing Co. and was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star Mapel Chapter 90, Oak Lawn, Ill. Survivors include a nephew, Lenn Riebel, Lockport, Ill. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • MUELLER, LISA L., 85, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at home. Born in Germany, she came here 15 years ago from Canaseraga, N.Y. She was a retired solderer for a sewing machine manufacturer. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Bonhamer, Brooksville; and one granddaughter. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • WHALEY, PAUL A., 78, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital. He came here five years ago from Troy, Ohio, where he retired from Hobart Brothers Co., with 32 years of service. He was an active member and officer of the Troy Country Club and was recently involved with St. Andrews Episcopal Church in various capacities. Survivors include a son, Jim, Ridgewood, N.J.; two daughters, JoAnn Howell, Troy, and Lisa Whaley, Denver; and four grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • WHITING, RAYMOND FRANCIS, 82, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Sunday (Sept. 4, 2000) at home. Born in Rockland, Mass., he came here three years ago from Martha's Vineyard, Mass. He was a retired schoolteacher. Survivors include his wife, Eileen T.; two daughters, Nancy Bradford Pappathan, Northfield, Vt., and Maureen Edith Whiting, Denver; a brother, Bradford, Hanson, Mass.; and two sisters, Dorothy Vinton and Edith Burbine, both of Halifax, Mass. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
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  • ALDAY, GORDON EMMETT, 51, of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) at home. Born in Paterson, N.J., he came here 40 years ago. He was a hair stylist. Survivors include parents, Robert W. and Marion J. Walch, Tampa. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • BAYHA, EVELYN OSLUND, 97, of Levering, Mich., a former seasonal resident of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) at the Cheboygan Medical Care Center, Cheboygan, Mich. She was born in Cabot, Vt. She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Cheboygan, and an associate member of Lutheran Church of the Cross, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Elsa Lamont, New Port Richey; and a son, Norman Oslund, Mackinaw City, Mich.; eight grandchildren, including, Diane Gerber, Clearwater, and Edward Brown, Dunedin; 13 great-grandchildren, including Jennifer Gerber, Tarpon Springs, and Timothy Gerber, Tampa; and four great-great-grandchildren. Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord, Mich.
  • BRADLEY, KENT PALMER JR, 33, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000). Born in Indianapolis, he moved to Tampa in 1973 and later moved to St. Petersburg before returning to Tampa. He was a graduate of Chamberlain High School, Tampa, and was a recording artist with MCA Records, formerly performing with the Sugarspoon group. Survivors include his mother, Darbra Adair, Wesley Chapel; a sister, Kim Dumas, Dade City; and an uncle, Dr. James L. Bradley, Pine Island. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • CATE, BARRY J. JR., 33, of Ruskin, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) at home. Born in Haverhill, Mass., he came here 15 years ago from Waycross, Ga. He was an assistant manager for Quality Control TV and member of First Apostolic Church. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda; parents, Richard and Shirley Chadwick; maternal grandparents, Heniz and Irene Kolb; a brother, Michael; and two sisters, Heidi Lewis and Katrina Witte. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.
  • DAWKINS, ADELL, 80, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Alabama, she came here in 1966. She was a homemaker, a care giver for many years, and member of Peace Progressive M.B. Church. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GOMEZ, ALICIA, 90, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000). Born in Colombia, she came here five years ago from Cape Coral. She was a retired bank secretary and was Catholic. She is survived by her sister, Rosa Gomez, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • KAPICA, EDMUND J., 72, of Brandon, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at Tandem Health Care in Brandon. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y. He was a self-employed carpenter, World War II Army and Navy veteran, and was Roman Catholic. Survivors include a son, Charles, Glen Burnie, Md.; a daughter, Carol Cohen, Seffner; a brother, Stanley, Armonk, N.Y.; a sister, Phyllis Drap, Thornton, Pa.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • PASSAVANT, EUGENE H., 92, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000). He lived here for 84 years. Survivors include his wife, Roma Joyce; three daughters, Romagene Vaccara and Yvonne Deming, both of Tampa, and Nicolette Geiger, Zephyrhills; and eight grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • TRUJILLO, ANTERO ROBERTO "EL TIGRE," 77, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Cuba, he came here in 1956. He was a tile setter and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Georgina; two daughters, Darlene Mauch and Karen Saltz, both of Tampa. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
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  • BAYHA, EVELYN OSLUND, 97, of Levering, Mich., a former seasonal resident of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) at the Cheboygan Medical Care Center, Cheboygan, Mich. She was born in Cabot, Vt. She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Cheboygan, and an associate member of Lutheran Church of the Cross, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Elsa Lamont, New Port Richey; and a son, Norman Oslund, Mackinaw City, Mich.; eight grandchildren, including Diane Gerber, Clearwater, and Edward Brown, Dunedin; 13 great-grandchildren, including Jennifer Gerber, Tarpon Springs, and Timothy Gerber, Tampa; four great-great-grandchildren; and 20 nieces and nephews. Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord, Mich.
  • FOX, RUTH L. "EAUS," 79, of Bayonet Point, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at National Health Care, Hudson. Born in Tamms, Ill., she came here 17 years ago from Redford Township, Mich., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Gulfview Grace Brethren Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Redford Township. Survivors include a daughter, Denise Randall, Livonia, Mich.; three brothers, Donald Enright, Branson, Mo., Daniel Enright, Illinois, and Robert Enright, Elgin, Ill.; three sisters, Naomi Moore, Arizona, Anna-Mae Hielman, Marion, Ill., and Edith Jones, California; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • GORTON, HELEN F., 89, of North Falmouth, Mass., formerly of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at Royal Megansett Nursing Home, North Falmouth. Born in Worcester, Mass, she came to New Port Richey 41 years ago, moved to Port Richey three years ago and recently relocated to North Falmouth. She worked for many years as a paymaster for Vellumoid in Worcester and later owned and operated Gorton's Trailer Park in Auburn, Mass. She was a member of a local bowling league. There are no known immediate survivors. National Cremation Society, Quincy, Mass.
  • GRANGER, CARMELLA, 69, of Dade City, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000). She came here 44 years ago from her native Pittsburgh. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church, Dade City. Survivors include a son, Arthur J., Hernando; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • HORNING, C. AGNES, 91, of Hudson, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) at West Pasco Retirement Center. Born in Great Neck, N.Y., she came here 14 years ago from San Diego, where she was a unit control clerk for Montgomery Ward and a member of St. Catherine La Boure Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Mary Pittiganno, Elmsford, N.Y. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • HUNTER, BENNY PAUL, 54, of Land O'Lakes, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. Born in Lebanon, Ind., he came here 48 years ago from Indiana and was a telephone communications supervisor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lutz, and a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Betty; three sons, Richard, Spring Hill, Benjamin, Land O'Lakes, and Kevin Wood, Alexandria, Va.; his father and stepmother, Benny and June Hunter, Lutz; his mother, Louise Goertz, Halstead, Kan.; two brothers, Steve, Lutz, and Michael, Tampa; two sisters, Linda Judway, Thonotosassa, and Naomi McAdow, Halstead; and six grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel.
  • KOESSEL, CLARA M., 98, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in St. Louis, she came here 42 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Neb. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth E. Roe, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Barbara Ann Holmes, Anchorage, Alaska; and a sister, Matilda Heideman, Roanoke, Ind. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • LANG, EDWARD JOHN, 72, of Hudson, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) at home. Born in Northampton, Pa., he came here 20 years ago from Ozone Park, N.Y. He was a printer for Echo Blueprint, Hudson, and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Nina; two sons, Edward Lucky, Tampa, and Frank Richard, Hudson; two daughters, Christina Russo, Hudson, and Cynthia Citriniti, Odessa; a brother, Rudolph, Hawthorne, N.Y.; a sister, Theresa Maches, Peach Bottom, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
  • RETHERFORD, CHESTER DALE, 71, of Zephyrhills, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at Hospice House of Pasco, Dade City. Born in Vernon, Ind., he came here 22 years ago from Dayton, Ohio, and was a retired delivery person for Home Medical of America. He was Lutheran and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a son, Kevin, McDonough, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Angie Hammer, Schaumburg, Ill., and Patricia Powers, Zephyrhills; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
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    Clearwater

    • BUSH, GLORIA J. "GLO," 46, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1956 from her native Gretna, and graduated in 1972 from Clearwater High School. She worked for 28 years as a customer service representative for GTE in Clearwater, now Verizon. She was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Clearwater, where she served on the Senior Usher Board and the Young Women Mission and sang in the C.H. Mobley Choir. She and her husband were actively involved with youth football, and she coordinated the Greenwood Panther Cheerleaders. Survivors include her husband, Ira T. Jr.; three sons, Jamie, Clearwater, and Ira T. III and Christopher, both of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Judy Robinson, Priscilla Bush and Charlene Bush, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Mark R. Edmonds, Clearwater; and four sisters, Elouise Edmonds, Gloria Hunter and Robin Edmonds, all of Clearwater, and Marilyn Edmonds, Johnstown, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • CADWELL, KAYE ELLIS, 53, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at home. She came here from her native Watertown, N.Y., and worked as an X-ray technician. Survivors include a son, Jason, Tallahassee; two sisters, Janice Perry, Boonville, N.Y., and Jean Nantz, Morganton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews, including Charlie, Kippy, Dawn, Jay and Shawn. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • FALICON, LEON, 81, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) at Clearwater Center Genesis Elder Care. He was born in East Rutherford, N.J., and came here in 1966 from New Jersey. He worked as a printer and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Olga; and three sons, Tom, Clearwater, Brett, Tallahassee, and Ronald of Arizona. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.
    • FRASER, HENRY L., 77, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at home. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, and came here in 1994 from Locust Valley, N.Y., where he retired as a sheet metal mechanic. He was a British veteran of World War II, a member of the Free and Accepted Masonic Order, the Independent Order of Foresters, the Scottish Clan and the Scottish American Society of Dunedin. Survivors include his wife, Caroline; two daughters, June Crilly, Cold Spring, N.Y., and Carl-Lyn Kotsopoulos, Manhasset, N.Y.; two sons, Harry C., Downingtown, Pa., and Robert B., Milwaukee; two sisters, Ruby George, Dundee, and Ella Vause, Birmingham, England; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • GOLDSTEIN, SAM, 79, of Clearwater, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and came here in 1977 from Queens, N.Y., where he retired as a shipping clerk for an electronics company. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Betty; two daughters, Susan G. Pernas, Clearwater, and Renie Goldstein, St. Petersburg; a son, Kalman, Virginia Beach, Va.; seven stepdaughters; a sister, Eva Blau, Hudson; two grandsons; and eight step-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • ISENBERG, B.G. "B0B," 76, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at home. He was born in Chillicothe, Ill., and came here after he retired in 1977. He worked 31 years as an inventory analyst with Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II with the rank of seaman first class. He was a member of First Christian Church, Pekin, Ill. Survivors include two sons, Robert H., Clearwater, and William H., Pekin; a brother, Richard, Clearwater; two grandchildren, Tyler Isenberg, Clearwater, and Tara Isenberg Mills, Pekin; a great-grandson; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • NATALE, MARY DOLORES, 88, of Clearwater, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at Melony Place, an assisted living facility in Safety Harbor. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1968 from East Lansdowne, Pa., where she co-owned and operated a beverage distributing company. She was Methodist and an avid bowler and shuffleboard player. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou Dinkelman, Drexel Hill, Pa.; a sister, Grace Moore, Brookhaven, Pa.; five grandchildren, Steven, Robert and David Natale, Michele Sheridan and Eric Dinkelman; and nine great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • RAKE, MARSHALL E. JR., 65, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) at home. He was born in Evanston, Ill., and came here in 1987 from Northfield, Ill. He was a salesman and an Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Marshall E. III, Northfield, and John W., Bellevue, Wash.; a sister, Virginia Mock, Wheeling, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • ROBERTS, WILLIAM JR., 74, of Clearwater, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at home. He was born in Lexington, Ky., and came here in 1979 from Fort Wayne, Ind. He retired as director of education at Newcastle State Hospital, Newcastle, Ind. Locally, he was assistant director of the Council on Aging, a part of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Commission. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity at University of Kentucky. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater, and a past president of both the Newcastle and the Fort Wayne Optimist Clubs. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Irene; three daughters, Barbara Webb, Woodlands, Texas, and Melinda Cole and Amy Suciu, both of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • SNYDER, ADA T., 79, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Robinette, W.Va., and came here in 1974 from Walled Lake, Mich. She was a retired floral designer and home care volunteer. She was Lutheran. Survivors include three sons, Victor A. Bridgers, Lauderhill, Michael L. Bridgers, Linden, Mich., and Gary E. Bridgers, Hartland, Mich.; a daughter, Judith L. Kane, Huntingtown, Md.; and nine grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SPARKS, CLIFFORD SHAW, 86, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Star, Ind., and came here in 1921 from Dayton, Tenn. He retired after many years as a sales representative with D.P.I. Quality Paints. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church of Clearwater, Masonic Lodge 127, Clearwater, and VFW Post 2550, Dunedin. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Margaret; a daughter, Priscilla Haley, Dunedin; three sisters, Mildred Hitchcock, Esma Cole and Leila Short, all of Clearwater; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • FULTON, ROBERT O., 80, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Everett, Mass., and came here in 1984 from Philadelphia. He was an electrical engineer and retired after 30 years with General Electric in Collingdale, Pa. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Dunedin Senior Citizens and an avid bridge player. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; two daughters, Marjorie Govinda, Dunedin, and Dorothy Friccia, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • NIGELS, ELLA, 93, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was a descendant of the pioneer Dixon family and was born in Tarpon Springs. She was a lifelong resident of Dunedin and a member of First Baptist Church of Dunedin and OES Lodge 132, Dunedin. Survivors include a son, Ronald "Ron," and two daughters, Doris Mann and Ida Rose Thomas, all of Dunedin; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • FITZGERALD, DAVID L., 36, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Barnesville, Ohio, and came here in 1994 from Jacksonville. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a Navy veteran and Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Candace Fitzgerald, Houston; his parents, Kathryn and David Fitzgerald, Gates, N.C.; two sisters, Dana Fitzgerald, Columbus, Ohio, and Tammy Hill, Largo; and two brothers, Darrin and Donald, both of Columbus. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • GEORGE, MARY K., 79, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 16, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Gary, Ind., and came here in 1975 from Joliet, Ill., where she worked for the railroad. She was a member of Ladies of the Elks Lodge 2519, Seminole, Ladies of Masonic Lodge 174, Joliet, and Shrine Ladies of Hammond, Ind. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon M. Johnston, Carmel Valley, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • HILLIARD, ALBERT EUGENE "GENE," 68, of Largo, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at home. He came here in 1969 from his native Memphis, Tenn. He owned and operated Hilliard Machinery Inc., Largo, and he was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Carol M.; three sons, Kyle, St. Petersburg, Steven, Boca Raton, and Walter, Walls, Miss.; three daughters, Carolyn J. Heckman, Tampa, Catherine Iannotti, Jensen Beach, and Anna Bokamper, Memphis; his mother, Alice Hilliard, Memphis; and 10 grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • HOWLAND, MARY WATERBURY "MOLLY," 101 of Skaneateles, N.Y., a former winter resident of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Finger Lakes Center for Living, Auburn, N.Y. She was born in Oriskany, N.Y., lived in Skaneateles for 90 years and was a winter resident here for many years. Survivors include her daughter-in-law and caregiver, Joan Howland, Skaneateles; and three grandchildren, Jonathan Howland, Loudonville, N.Y., Lance Howland, Delmar, N.Y., and Martha Howland Smith, Syracuse, N.Y. Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.
    • SNYDER, ALICE W., 88, of Largo, died Monday (Sept. 18, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1956 from her native Greensburg, Pa. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Ax, Middleburg, Pa., and Isabel Entrekin, Marshall, N.C. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WALTERS, DEIATHRA J., 40, of Largo, died Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2000) at home. She was born in Wellsville, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from Coudersport, Pa. She worked as a waitress and was an artist and Presbyterian. Survivors include her mother, Madeline Walters; a brother, Gaylon Chip Walters, Seminole; and a sister, Dorothy Jean Shultz, Largo. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WHEELER, BETTE J., 77, of Largo, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1999 from her native Binghamton, N.Y., and retired as a draperymaker for a New York company. Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Anderson, Largo, and Gail P. Dobransky-Warner, Seminole; a brother, Nathan Martin, Binghamton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • ALESSI, JILL LYNNE, 42, of Odessa, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Pasadena, Texas, came to Palm Harbor in 1984 from El Segunda, Calif., and in 1998 moved to Tampa. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal church. Survivors include her husband, Mark; a daughter, Ashleigh Lynne Alessi, Odessa; her mother and stepfather, Linda and Rick Schou, Palm Harbor; and four brothers, Jerry Johnson, Hico, Texas, Dennis Johnson and Kurt Schou, both of Tacoma, Wash., and Eric Schou, Palm Harbor. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • CHLEBUS, JOSEPH J., 69, of Palm Harbor and St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He came here in 1967 from his native Jackson, Mich. He owned and operated Summitt Tool & Die, Clearwater and St. Petersburg, and was a past co-owner of Tarpon Woods Golf & Country Club. He was Catholic and a member of the Tool and Die Association. Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie; two sons, James, Seminole, and Marc, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Diane Wells, Wilder, Vt.; a brother, Gerald, Wolcottville, Ind.; and a grandson, Paul. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • FRANKE, JAMES F., 49, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Passaic, N.J., and came here in 1989 from Collingswood, N.J. He worked as an appliance repairman and was an active airplane pilot and water skier. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Collingswood. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Franke, Palm Harbor; and a sister, Kathy Franke, Silver Spring, Md. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Safety Harbor

    • STANFIELD, JAMES W., 94, of Safety Harbor, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Harborside Healthcare of Tampa Bay, Oldsmar. He was born in Hillsdale, Mich., and came here in 1978 from Kalamazoo, Mich., where he owned and operated Stanfield Construction Co. for 30 years. He was a member of First Christian Church of Clearwater, and a lifetime member and past master of Masonic Lodge 217, Richland, Mich. He was an avid trap and skeet shooter, a member of the Silver Dollar Gun Club of Florida and a member of the Briar Creek Bowling League. Survivors include two daughters, Joan Miller and Judy Nickerson, both of Safety Harbor; a sister, Ruth Johnson, Hillsdale; four grandchildren, James Nickerson Jr., Aurora, Colo., Julie Lentz, Delton, Mich., Jennifer Downs, Edwards, Colo., and Mark Miller, Alexandria, La.; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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    Gulfport

    • ISTARABADI, SAGIDA, 77, of Gulfport, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. A native of Baghdad, Iraq, she came here in 1979 from Bloomington, Ind. She was Islamic, and was a schoolteacher in Iraq. Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Layla Thulesius, Gulfport; and a brother, Rasoul Istarabadi, Bloomington. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • ZIERES, ELMER M., 82, of Gulfport, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at home under the care of hospice. He came here in 1953 from his native Rochester, N.Y. He was a retired real estate broker, working for many years for Rutenberg Homes and other local realty companies. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a volunteer at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines and the Florida International Museum. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Audre; two daughters, Victoria Pharis, Cairo, Ga., and Christine Zieres, Cape Canaveral; a son, Mark, Laramie, Wyo.; a brother, George, Jamestown, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

    Pinellas Park

    • BRACHER, GENEVIEVE FRANCES, 55, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at home under the care of family and hospice. She came here in 1969 from her native St. Louis. She was a computer operator, working for General Electric for seven years. She was a member of Rogate Lutheran Church, Largo, and was a volunteer at the Pregnancy Center in Pinellas Park. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Raymond F.; two sons, Raymond F. Jr., Fort Myers, and Mark Steven, Pinellas Park; a daughter, Mary Catherine Duncan, St. Petersburg; a brother, Lawrence Joseph Hadley, and a sister, Rachel C. Wegman, both of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Tia Nicole Duncan and Joseph Wayne Duncan "In the Whole Wide World", Kyle Steven Bracher, Jacob Daniel Bracher and Coleman Michael Bracher, all of Pinellas Park. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • McKAY, JOHN, 74, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) after a long illness. Born in Merrick, N.Y., he came here in 1969 from Deer Park, N.Y. He was a maintenance supervisor for the Florida Department of Transportation. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was part of the first unit in occupied Japan. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marilyn; three daughters, Jeanne Buckstein, Largo, Sharon Anne Howard, St. Petersburg, and Jonnie Lee McKay, Pinellas Park; a brother, Charles, Crystal River; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BRADLEY, KENT PALMER JR., 33, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000). Born in Indianapolis, he moved to Tampa in 1973 and later moved to St. Petersburg before returning to Tampa. A graduate of Chamberlain High School in Tampa, he was a recording artist with MCA Records, formerly performing with the Sugarspoon group. Survivors include his mother, Darbra Adair, Wesley Chapel; a sister, Kim Dumas, Dade City; and an uncle, Dr. James L. Bradley, Pine Island. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CHLEBUS, JOSEPH J., 69, of Palm Harbor and St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He came to Palm Harbor in 1967 from his native Jackson, Mich. He owned and operated Summitt Tool & Die, Clearwater and St. Petersburg, and was a past co-owner of Tarpon Woods Golf & Country Club. He was Catholic and a member of the Tool and Die Association. Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie; two sons, James, Seminole, and Marc, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Diane Wells, Wilder, Vt.; a brother, Gerald, Wolcotteville, Ind.; and a grandson, Paul. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • DUNCAN, WAYNE, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) at home. He came here in 1956 from his native Henderson, W.Va. He was a cabinetmaker and an avid boater. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff W. and Mary C. Duncan, and two grandchildren, Tia Duncan and Joey Duncan, both of St. Petersburg; and four nieces and five nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HALE, THELMA L., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she came here in 1969 from the Virgin Islands. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a nephew, Trion Franchier, Arlington, Va. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • KING, EDITH H., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Paterson, N.J., she came here in 1960 from Miami. She was a private duty nurse and a volunteer at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. She was Catholic. She was a member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4364 and the American Legion Post 125, both in St. Petersburg, and American Legion Post 104 in Pinellas Park. Survivors include three daughters, Maryann Twamley, Nancy Jo Cloud and Kathy Twamley, and a son, Joe G. King, all of St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • McKLVEEN, BERT SR., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Sept. 25, 2000) at home. Born in Pennsylvania, he moved here in 1950. He was a sales representative for Swift & Co., Tampa, and was Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Lobaugh, and a son, Bert Jr., both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Bill, Brooksville; a sister, Peg Beegle, Pinellas Park; three grandsons, Rod Lobaugh, Hinesville, Ga., Brad Lobaugh, Jasper, and Nathan McKlveen, St. Petersburg; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah King, Jasper. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WELLING, ROXIE E., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Bradfordsville, Ky., and came here this year from Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include three daughters, Gerline Mattingly, St. Petersburg, Rosemary Johnson, Hudson, Ky., and Jeanette Speers, Lynwood, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Margie Green, and a stepson, Eugene Woffell, both of Cincinnati; a sister, Mattie Allen, Bradfordsville; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • JANKOWSKI, ALEXANDRA R., 97, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2000) at home. She came here 25 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach. She was a member of the Bay Island Bridge Club. Survivors include a son, Myron J. Jans; a daughter, Diana A. Carlson, Clearwater; and five grandchildren. Forest Lawn Cremation, Port Charlotte.
    • MARTIN, HELEN L., 85, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1945 from her native Kenton, Ohio. She was the owner of a gift shop. She was a member of Pasadena Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, was a member of the Woman's Missionary Union and the Maranatha Class. Survivors include nieces and nephews. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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