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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

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

Citrus| Hernando | Hillsborough | Pasco
North Pinellas | South Pinellas

Citrus County Back to top

  • MACK, JOHN THOMAS JR., 69, of Homosassa, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000). Born in Lexington, Ky., he came here 13 years ago from Lebanon, Tenn. He was a retired truck driver and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Janice; three sons, Faron, Lecanto, Herbert and Douglas, both of Homosassa; a daughter, Penny Verdone, Homosassa; three brothers, Charles, Florida, Tony, Indiana, and James, Ohio; eight sisters, Lorraine, Mary, and Della, all of Indiana, Helen, Arkansas, Sarah and Betty, both of Missouri, Barbara, Virginia, and Sandy, Tennessee; and 11 grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • SMITH, OWEN W., of Lecanto, formerly of Largo, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Springfield, Ohio, he came here 10 years ago from Largo and was a retired tax accountant. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and member of the VFW Post 10094, Indian Rocks Beach, and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Survivors include a son, Ronald O., Largo; a daughter, Bonnie Rybolt, South Vienna, Ohio; a brother, Walter, Springfield; a sister, Ellen Jones, Largo; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his companion, Gladys DuBois, Lecanto. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • WILSON, WILLIAM L. "BILL," 64, of Chassahowitzka, died Friday (Oct 13, 2000). Born in Rockingham, N.C., he came here from Ohio. He was a vendor at Howard's Flea Market, Homosassa. There are no known survivors. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • Hernando County Back to top

  • BRATICHAK, MICHAEL PETER, 54, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. He came here 20 years ago from his native Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a retired postal worker. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Antone M., Long Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Michelle Payton, Hudson; a brother, John, Brooklyn; and three grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • CIARAVINO, PHILIP "PHIL," 68, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here seven years ago from New York. He was a retired technical writer for the Defense Department and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene; a son, Philip, New York; two daughters, Christine Byrnes, New Jersey, and Irene Northrop, New York; two brothers, James and Charles, both of New York; a sister, Minnie Bilello, Florida; and six grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hill.
  • DANIELS, MARK EDWARD, 43, of Spring Hill, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) at home. He came here 17 years ago from his native Fairborn, Ohio, and was a Florida state certified contractor. Survivors include two sisters, Vicki Miller, Fairborn, and Donna Lay, Knoxville, Tenn. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • HEAGNEY, VICTORIA RUTH, 70, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) at home. She came here nine years ago from her native Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Edward; a son, Robert, Staten Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Estahelle Fabozzi, Brooklyn; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • SMITH, ZELMA M. "BYRD," 70, of Brooksville, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. She came here 38 years ago from her native Neely, Miss. She was the former owner/operator of Kathy's Restaurant, Brooksville. She was Methodist. Survivors include a son, David Byrd, Hammond, La.; a daughter, Diane Hagert, Brooksville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • TOKOS, ETHEL, 73, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. Born in Bucks County, Pa., she came here 20 years ago from Binghamton, N.Y. She was a retired farmer and a volunteer at the Evergreen Rehab Center, Brooksville. Survivors include three sons, Robert Conner, Amherst, Colo., Darid Connor, Norwich, N.Y., and Jay Conner, Spring Hill; and five grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • VENABLE, HERBERT "RAY," 93, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at his daughter's home in Tampa. Born in Green Hall, Ky., he came here 29 years ago from Chattanooga, Tenn. He retired from Ohio Crankshaft Co., Cleveland, after 32 years as a machine operator, and worked for Wilkerson's Service Station, Brooksville, for 20 years. He was a member of the Brooksville Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include a son, Darrell, Congress, Ohio; three daughters, Lovenia Jefferson, Tampa, Lora Moses and Nora Machmer, both of Fort Payne, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • VETRI, JOSEPHINE, 88, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. Born in Italy, she came here three years ago from Garfield, N.J., and was a retired seamstress. She was Catholic. Survivors include several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Turner Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • Hillsborough County Back to top

  • BOLLES, MARY RUTH F., 94, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000). Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she moved to Clearwater in 1995 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Tampa. Survivors include two daughters, Betty B. McCoy, Tampa, and Alice B. Carey, Clearwater; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • BRANNEN, GLADYS N., 88, of Plant City, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000). Born in Quitman, Ga., she came here in 1925. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include a daughter, LaVon Dudley, Plant City; four sisters, Grace McCoy, Lorrine Johnson, and Louise Yancey, all of Plant City, and Betty Arnold, Zephyrhills; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • BRYAN, WILLIE RAY "WILL," 62, of Brandon, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in White Springs, he came here in 1969 from Jacksonville. He worked in welding supply sales, was a member of American Welding Society and First United Methodist Church of Brandon. Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Wynn; a daughter, Lynn C. Bryan, Chicago; and three sisters, Betty Jean Crews, Lake City, Marjorie Tompkins, Interlachen, and Diana McGauley, Jasper. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • CLEMENS, DIANE, 43, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000). She was a Tampa native and lived in Clearwater from 1978 to 1989 before coming back to Tampa. She was a graphic design artist, a member of United Methodist Women and Temple Terrace United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lee; a son, Morgan, Tampa; her mother, Frankie Crumpton, Tampa; two brothers, Charles Jr. and Jim, both of Tampa; and a sister, Carolyn Meyer, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • CUMBIE, WILMA, 62, of Plant City, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000). She was a Plant City native and a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Dwight L. Ryals Jr., Dover, and George A., Polk City; two daughters, Kathy Conner and Wando Yeoman, both of Slocomb, Ala.; her mother, Fulee Lee Glisson, Plant City; two brothers, Keith, Lakeland, and Lamar, Plant City; two sisters, Earlene Smith, Plant City, and Earnestine Rey, Valrico. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HAUGAN, ROBERT D., 77, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, he moved to Brooksville 17 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 99 and VFW Post 8713, both of Brooksville. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Virginia M.; a son, James A., Johnstown, Pa.; a daughter, Mary L. Haugan, Johnstown; a brother, Joseph W., Sidney, Neb.; and one grandchild. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.
  • HUNTER, LUTHER A., 94, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000). Born in Pickens, S.C., he came here in 1926. He worked at Tampa Wholesale Produce Market for several years and was a member of West Hillsborough Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Essie; a daughter, Evelyn Smith; two sons, Douglas and Donald; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • POWELL, WILLIAM LAWRENCE, 68, of Brandon, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a plumber for Lau Plumbing Co., a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lee; two sons, William "Butch" C., Bradenton, and William Davis, Merrimack, N.H.; his mother, Martha Huffman Wright, Brandon; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • TENNIES, JOSEPH B., 87, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. Born in Sparta, Wis., he came here in 1952 from Green Bay, Wis. He was an automobile salesman, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Dora H.; a son, Joseph A., Clearwater; and a daughter, Mary Tennies, Tampa. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • TIX, PATRICIA ANN, infant daughter of Munson H. III "T.J." and Sharon, of Gibsonton, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth and Jaculyne, both of Gibsonton; paternal grandparents, Linda and Lloyd Rogers, Ridge Manor; paternal grandfather, Munson H. Jr., Houston; maternal grandparents, Roy and Patricia Slate, Tampa; and her maternal grandmother, Karen Lumley, St. Petersburg. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • TOSI, SERGIO ANDRE, 14, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in San Jose, Calif., he came here in 1994. He was a student at Greco Middle School and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his father, Alexander, Tampa; his mother, Marta, Orlando; a brother, Joseph, Tampa; a sister, Kesia Cedeno, Tampa; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary LouTosi, Costa Rica; and maternal grandfather, Jose Cascante, Costa Rica. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • UMPLEBY, GERALDINE N., 81, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Town & Country Hospital. Born in Lincoln, Neb., she came here in 1968 from Japan. She was a retired elementary school teacher for the military and public school systems for more than 30 years, a member of Florida Retired Educators Association, Hillsborough County Teacher's Association, Dana Shores Women's Club, AARP, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society, World Wildlife Federation, and Lutheran Church of Our Savior. Survivors include her husband, Col. Arthur N. Umpleby; and a daughter, Laura K. Davidson, New Port Richey. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Springs.
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  • BREEDEN, REBA, 87, of Clay Sink, formerly of Lacoochee, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) at home. A lifelong area resident, she worked for many years at Hardy's Department Store, Dade City. She was a member of Lacoochee Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Thomas, Crossville, Tenn., Larry, Lake City, and Garry, Bushnell; a daughter, Betty Boyett, Clay Sink; three sisters, Geneva Huffstutler, Katherine Tinsley and Mildred Rosier, all of Dade City; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • CRISSON, CHARLES E., 82, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at La Casa Grande, New Port Richey. He came here 27 years ago from his native Staten Island, N.Y., and he was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, Staten Island. He was Episcopalian, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Embassy Hills Civic Association, Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Charles E., Port Richey, William R., Brooksville; a daughter, Barbara E. Millington, Hudson; four brothers, Robert, Staten Island, Edgar, St. Petersburg, Copeland, Pensacola, and Edwin, Beverly Hills; a sister, Eleanor Mewhort, Melbourne; and six grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
  • FONTAINE, PAUL L., 84, of Holiday, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Windson Woods Convalescent Center, Hudson. Born in Burlington, Vt., he came here 29 years ago from Chicopee Falls, Mass. He was the owner/operator of the Holiday Oaks Mobile Home Park, Holiday, and a Realtor. He was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Port Richey, and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Anita A.; a son, Paul L., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Gloria J. LeMay, New Port Richey; two sisters, Anita Maffucio, Pittsfield, Mass., and Theresa Roberts, Dalton, Mass.; and three grandsons. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • GASKILL, JUDITH C., 56, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Mount Holly, N.J., she came here 12 years ago from Willingboro, N.J. She worked in file management for the Pasco County court clerk and was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Port Richey. Survivors include a son, Wayne H., Port Richey; and three sisters, Patricia Gaskill, Port Richey, Ruth Hahn, Galveston, Texas, and Barbara Parra, Spring Hill. Arlington Funeral Home, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • HALL, ELAINE M., 44,, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. Born in Louisville, Ky., she came here 25 years ago from California. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, James N. Jr.; a son, Tony Cole; her parents, Marvin and Dolly Hair; three brothers, Homer, Donny and Marvin Hair Jr.; and two sisters, Beverly Boles and Janes Hair, all of New Port Richey. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • HURST, WILLIAM C., 53, of Lutz, died Sunday (Oct 15, 2000) at home. Born in Dade City, he was a lifelong resident of this area. He recently retired from GTE. after 28 years of service and was an Army veteran. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Linda Owens Hurst; two sons, Rick O., Lutz, and Ronnie C., Winter Haven; his mother, Mildred M. Hurst, Zephyrhills; a sister, Barbara Jean Lawrence, Zephyrhills; a brother, Fred, Auburndale; and one grandson. Coleman & Ferguson Funeral Homes, Dade City.
  • JURANKO, ANTHONY, 85, of Oldsmar, formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Ironwood, Mich., and moved to Oldsmar in 1998 from New Port Richey. He owned and operated a florist shop and two golf courses. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, and a member and commissioner for the Head Hunter Association of East Lake Woodland Country Club, Oldsmar. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Rosemary Zverina, Rocky River, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • McBRIDE, FRANK J., 78, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 15 years ago from Sheepshead Bay, N.Y. He was a motion picture studio mechanic and a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey, the Local 52 IATSE, and the Gulf Harbors Civic Association. Survivors include a son, Francis J. Jr., Brooklyn; two daughters, Maureen Tillelli, Warwick, R.I., and Kathleen Leo, Parsippany, N.J.; a sister, Vivian McBride, Brooklyn; and four grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • PAPP, DANIEL J., 80, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Oct. 7, 2000) at Harborside Health Care. Born in Cleveland, he came here 34 years ago from New Jersey and was a district restaurant manager. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; four sons; one sister; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
  • RISCH, HAROLD A., 79, of Dade City, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. He came here 27 years ago from Montgomery, Ala., and was a carnival electrician and member of the Tampa and Gibsonton Showman's Clubs. He was Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Harold, Dade City, and Dwight, Wesley Chapel; a daughter, Dorothy Arendt, Wesley Chapel; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • SCHAFF, LILLIAN, 80, of Hudson, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Wayne County, Mich., she came here 15 years ago from Sterling Heights, Mich., and was a homemaker. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a son, James Federoff, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Pamela L. Remboski, University Place, Wash.; a brother, Al Wojtovich, Michigan; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • VAUTIER, ROBERT ALLEN, 77, of San Antonio, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at Heritage Park Nursing Home. Born in Montpelier, Vt., he came here 15 years ago from Titusville and was a tire salesman. He was Catholic, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and member of the Dade City VFW. Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Bloxom, San Antonio, Barbara Hamrick, St. Petersburg, and Wendy Tangen, Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Eleanor Izbicki; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • WOOD, ALEXANDRA, 86, of Brooksville, formerly of Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Heartland of Brooksville. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here seven years ago from Port Richey. She was a packer for Lilly Tulip Paper Products. Survivors include two grandsons, Robert, Spring Hill, and Michael, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two granddaughters, Cheryl Whittaker, Brooksville, and Dorothy Kearney, Staten Island, N.Y. Bell Funeral Home, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
  • ZABLOCKI, ANTHONY J., 91, of Dunedin, formerly of Holiday, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) at home. Born in Hazleton, Pa., he came here one year ago from Holiday. He was a retired tug boat captain for the U.S. government in the Panama Canal Zone and a former member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. He was a member fo Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, the Panama Canal Zone Society, the Polish-American Pulaski Association, Holiday, Polish American Club Miami, Moose Lodge 1429, Tarpon Springs, Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council 6476, Holiday, the University of Tampa Polish Heritage Foundation, Tampa. Survivors include a stepson, Richard Malone, Statesboro, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Jean M. Hunter, Dunedin; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
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  • CHILDERS, CHARLENE ROSE, 70, of Belleair, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. She was born in Oak Park, Ill., and came here from Hoffman Estates, Ill. Survivors include three daughters, Tami Smith, Marcia Chrobak and Susan Childers; a son, Laurence Mead; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz,
  • HOLMES, ALBERT J., 30, of Belleair, formerly of St. Petersburg, died unexpectedly Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000). He was born in St. Petersburg and was a lifelong area resident. He was a cook and Christian and received the "Yes I Can" award presented by the state of Florida to exceptional students. Survivors include a brother, LeDarrell Holmes, and three sisters, Alice Holmes, Sandra Holmes and Tracey Holmes Greeen, all of St. Petersburg; and 13 nieces and nephews. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • Clearwater

    • BENNETT, CATHERINE P., 77, of Clearwater, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here from Stony Brook, N.Y., after she retired in 1980. Locally she worked at the Junior League Thrift Shop in Clearwater and for Ginger Jar Antiques, Belleair Bluffs. She was Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Patricia C. Kelly, Clearwater, and Janice L. Giardini and Laura J. Burns, both of New Port Richey; two brothers, John Fletcher, New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Raymond Fletcher, Louisville, Ky.; three sisters, Margaret Springer, St. James, N.Y., Florence Gyger, Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Agnes Rogers, Brooklyn; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • BOLLES, MARY RUTH F., 94, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) at home. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and came to Clearwater in 1995 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Tampa. Survivors include two daughters, Alice B. Carey, Clearwater, and Betty B. McCoy, Tampa; five grandchildren, Mark E. McCoy, Sue M. Keating, June M. Phillips, Matthew S. Carey and Rachel C. Pagano; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
    • DRAPER, CHARLES N., 96, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Oct. 12, 2000) at the Hadlow Center, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville. He was born in Canton, Mass., and came here from Venice, Fla. He retired as a farmer and businessman in Cornish, Maine, and had a summer residence in Harpswell, Maine. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. He was a 60-year member of Greenleaf Lodge 117 F&AM, Cornish. Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Jean; three daughters, Claire Butler, Jacksonville, Diane Weidemeyer, Clearwater, and Priscilla Draper, Sarasota; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Eternity Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
    • HOUSER, MAX S., 65, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Roanoke, Ind., and came here in 1975 from Huntington, Ind., where he worked as an automotive supply sales associate. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; three sons, Michael, Bradenton, Philip Quinones, Bradenton, and Richard Quinones, Tampa; two daughters, Roseanne Kosofsky and Theresa Quinones, both of Clearwater; a brother, Ed, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Connie Kindler, Huntington, Ind.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • KEYSER, JOHN JACOB, 91, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. He was born in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone, and came here in 1973 from Arlington, Va. He worked 42 years for the federal government in the U.S. Weather Bureau and the Navy Weather Service. He graduated from Washington State University in Pullman. He was working as a weather bureau chief in Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served as a weather officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wake Island. While working as comptroller and technical assistant to the officer in charge of the Navy Weather Service, he was instrumental in combining the Navy Yard Credit Union with the Navy Federal Credit Union and was a member of the board until he retired. He was a member of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Avis; two sons, Dr. J.J., Summit, N.J., and William, Arlington, Va.; a sister, Adeline Mott, Spokane, Wash.; and four grandchildren, John Malcolm, Elizabeth, Kristina and Sarah. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • LONG, ALICE B., 58, of Marianna, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (Oct. 12, 2000) at Jackson County Hospital, Marianna. She was born in Lee County, Ala., came to Clearwater in 1968 from Hurstboro, Ala., and owned and operated Long's Assisted Living Facility in Clearwater until she retired in 1995 and moved to Marianna. She was a member of Buckhorn Baptist Church, Marianna, where she sang in Choirs 1 and 2. Survivors include her husband, James O.; a daughter, Dana Thompson, Clearwater; two sisters, Betty Buck, Clearwater, and Peggy Gill, Phenix City, Ala.; four grandchildren. Cooper Funeral Home, Chipley, Fla.
    • LYNCH, GERALD J. "JERRY," 65, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in New York City, was a seasonal visitor since 1983, and in 1998 moved here after he retired as a technical director of research and development in the food technology industry. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and St. Louis Masonic Lodge F&AM. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Miro; a daughter, Lisa Lynch; a son, Kevin; and four grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • OLSON, LEOLA ELEANORE, 85, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Escanaba, Mich., and came here in 1995 from Fenton, Mich., where she retired as a director of nursing in a nursing home. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, G. Edward Kaake Jr., Carmel, Ind.; and a sister, Marjorie Filipski, Greensboro, N.C. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ROSA, SILVERO, 78, of Clearwater, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Glen Oaks Health Care Center, Clearwater. He came here from his native Puerto Rico and was a migrant worker. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • STUCKEY, GERALDINE E., 83, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Dunedin Care Center. She came here in 1960 from her native Bradford, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Clearwater. Survivors include two daughters, Thelma Mendenhall, Clearwater, and Molly Brown, New Port Richey; a sister, Bernice Peasley, Dunedin; and three grandsons, Matthew and Rick Mendenhall and Chuck Mizell. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.
    • WHITE, GERALD THOMAS, 38, of Orlando, a native of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at home. He was born in Clearwater and moved to Orlando in 1988. He worked as a hotel front desk clerk and was a Navy medical corpsman. Survivors include his mother, Stephanie White, Palm Harbor; his father, Chester B., a brother, Michael Stephen, and a sister, Mary Lynn Johnson, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two aunts, Ollie Twist and Ann Trifilett, both of Buffalo, N.Y. Volusia County Cremation Society, Orlando.

    Dunedin

    • COLE, JOHN SCOTT "THE COLONEL," 88, of Dunedin, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., and came here in 1969 from Hawaii, where he retired from the Army with the rank of colonel. He was a member of Dunedin Country Club, the Clearwater Power Squadron and the Third Infantry Society. Survivors include a daughter, Lynne Wortman, Waynesville, N.C.; his companion, Helen Matzie; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • NEWHALL, WILLIAM R., 70, of Dunedin, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1971 from Fort Wayne, Ind., where he retired as an agricultural products salesman. He was an Army veteran with the rank of staff sergeant. Survivors include his wife, Lois King; two daughters, Nancy Jean Troio, Tarpon Springs, and Kathryn Barker, Lakeland; a son, Kenneth George, New Port Richey; and four grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • RHOAD, LEONA J., 88, of Dunedin, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at the home of a daughter in Dunedin under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Oak Park, Ill., and came here in 1981 from Westchester, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bible Truth Gospel Center, Dunedin. Survivors include a son, Thomas S.; three daughters, Joan M. Loucks and Barbara J. Kirberger, both of Dunedin, and Carol A. Eldon, Wheaton, Ill.; a brother, Robert Butler, Portland, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ZABLOCKI, ANTHONY J., 91, of Dunedin, formerly of Holiday, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) at home. He was born in Hazleton, Pa., and moved to Dunedin in 1999 from Holiday. He retired after 33 years as a tugboat captain for the federal government in the Panama Canal Zone. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, Moose Lodge 1429, Tarpon Springs, University of Tampa Polish Heritage Foundation, Tampa, Polish American Club, Miami, the Panama Canal Zone Society, the Polish American Pulaski Association, Holiday, the Father Farrell Council 6476 Knights of Columbus, Holiday, and a former member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Jean M. Hunter, Dunedin; a stepson, Richard Malone, Statesboro, Ga.; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.

    Largo

    • ANTHONY, JOSEPH "JOE," 68, of Largo, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Largo Medical Center.He was born in Uniontown, Pa., and came here in 1985 from Irwin, Pa., where he owned and operated Norwin Printing Co. Locally, he worked 10 years for Woody's Printing and currently worked three years at a Walgreens drugstore in Seminole. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He graduated from Carnegie Tech for Printing, Pittsburgh. He was a member and deacon of United Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, the Elks Lodge and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, all in Irwin. Survivors include four daughters, Dee A. Thomas, Laurie L. Satterly and Nikki J. Anthony, all of Largo, and Tami Anthony, Dunedin; four sons, Bruce, Largo, John, North Huntingdon, Pa., Charles, Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Brian, Milford, Ohio; a brother, Edwin "Bo," of Irwin; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • BASCO, LUCILLE P., 89, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of Largo and Milwaukee, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) in a nursing home in Norfolk. She was born in Canton, Ill., and lived here several years before moving to Norfolk. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine L. George, Largo; two sons, David R., Norfolk, and Carl L., Menomonee Falls, Wis.; a sister, Frances Basco, Marion, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Cremation Society of Virginia, Norfolk, Va.
    • DuFORD, DONALD J., 84, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and came here in 1973 from Michigan. He was a drywall contractor. Survivors include his wife, Edna; and a daughter, Carole Yost, Michigan. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • HOLTE, SESSION A. JR., 56, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Dawson, Ga., came to Largo in 1958 from Sylvester, Ga., moved to Palmetto in 1985 and recently moved to St. Petersburg. He worked as a bus driver for the St. Petersburg Transit Authority and was a self-employed auto mechanic. He worked in Palmetto as an agricultural supervisor. He was a member of St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, Largo. Survivors include nine sons, Darryon Green, Andre Holte and Session Holte, all of St. Petersburg, Terrence Holte, Fort Dix, N.J., Michael Holte, California, John Holte, David Holte and Alexander Holte, all of Palmetto, and Michael Trueblood, Clearwater; two daughters, Vanessa Holte, Coleman, and Sharonda Trueblood, Clearwater; four brothers, Leon Tukes, Willie Holley and Chester Holley, all of St. Petersburg, and Reginald Holte, Tampa; 10 sisters, Rosie Boatwright and Raybelle McAffee, both of Largo, Jessie Mae Johnson, Betty Holte and Earlene Holte, all of St. Petersburg, Luci Davis, Clearwater, Patricia Holley, Juanita Holley and Linda Holley, all of New York, and LaVonne Barnaby, Lakeland; and 10 grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • NEWBURGER, FRANK WILLIAM, 84, of Largo, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1974 from his native Chicago, where he retired as a loan officer with the Veterans Administration. He was also a geologist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, the American Legion, Toastmasters of Clearwater, was a past commander of the Third District Chicago National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), a past president of the South Commission in Chicago, and a member of AA. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Ehrlich, and two grandchildren, Maureen and Daniel Ehrlich, all of Houston; and a companion, Evelyn Fisher, Largo. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • SHERWOOD, CYRIL T., 88, of Largo, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. He came here in 1980 from his native Detroit, where he retired as a commercial photographer. He was a founding member of the SNARKS Club of Detroit. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane; a son, Douglas T., of California; two granddaughters, Pamela Brown, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Kathleen Skara, Long Beach, Calif.; three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • WATSON, JAMES ALLEN, 76, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2000) at the home of his daughterin Largo under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Columbia, Tenn., and came here in 1955 from North Carolina. He retired from Pinellas County, where he was a maintenance worker, and he was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Christian and a member of Augustus Ruser Jr. American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife, Margaret, a daughter, Donna M. Sizemore, two grandchildren, Michael A. Sizemore and Candace L. Natereli, all of Largo; and four great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WIEDEMANN, SARAH P., 93, of Largo and formerly of Dunedin, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1955 from Plymouth Meeting, Pa. She was a newspaper columnist and wrote under the pen name of Sally Wilde. She was the third female graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, and during World War II worked with the Red Cross at Valley Forge General Hospital, Valley Forge, Pa. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Dunedin, the Order of the Eastern Star, Norristown, Pa., National League of American Pen Women and the National Ikebana Flower Design Organization. Survivors include a son, Theodore, Tucson, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Mike, Falls Church, Va., Martha Wiedemann, Pearl City, Oahu, Hawaii, and Amy Wiedemann, Westminster, Colo. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Oldsmar

    • CAREY, LAURA IRENE, 93, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. She was born in Bancroft, Kan., and came here in 1981 from Omaha, Neb. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Countryside Baptist Church and the China Painters Club. Survivors include a sister, Mary Straw, Huntsville, Ark.; and a granddaughter. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Safety Harbor

    • JOHNSON, CARL F., 97, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. He was born in Minnesota and came here in 1974 from Sheldon, Iowa, where he owned and operated Johnson Farm Service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sheldon. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Lillian; a daughter, Darlene D. Dean, Safety Harbor; a son, Clayton D., Worthington, Minn.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • DIENES, ALICE, 82, of Seminole, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Sydney Mines, Canada, and came here in 1976 from Massachusetts. She was a homemaker and Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Andrew; a daughter, Esther M. Vitale, Largo; two sisters, Mary Reslow and Lena McMakun, both of Seminole; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • FRIEDEL, VIRGINIA I., 87, of Seminole, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She was born in Burnsville, W.Va., and came here in 1957 from St. Clairesville, Ohio. She worked in hotel management and attended Seminole United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, John W.; and a brother, Richard T. Lynch, Seaford, Del. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • HYMAN, FREDA "FRITZI," 96, of Seminole, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Russia and came here in 1997 from Chicago, where she retired as an executive secretary for a baking company. Survivors include three nephews, Michael Ross, Pinellas Park, James Hyman, Arlington Heights, Ill., and Bruce Hyman, Los Gatos, Calif.; and a niece, Joyce Gidwitz, Highland Park, Ill. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Tarpon Springs

    • SHIRLEY, BILLY JOE, 73, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. He was born in Oneonta, Ala., and came here in 1988 from Nashville, Tenn., where he was a contractor for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years and was veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Baptist and a member of Tarpon Springs Golf Club. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; a son, Todd, Old Hickory, Tenn.; two daughters, Rhonda Greenberg, Coppel, Texas, and Marsha Leone, Baltimore; three brothers, Bobby, Milton and Houston, all of Oneonta; a sister, Effie Ridgeway, Anniston, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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  • FRIEDLANDER, DR. HERBERT N., 78, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Chicago Heights, Ill., he came here in 1984 from Dayton, Ohio. He was a research chemist for the Monsanto Corp. in North Carolina. From 1944 to 1946 he did radiochemical research with the Manhattan Project, which created the atomic bomb, and worked on atomic weapon design and testing. He was a graduate of the University of Chicago, which awarded him a doctorate in physical-organic chemistry in 1947. He was granted 17 patents. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa and the United States Sailing Association. Locally, he was a member of Congregation B'nai Israel. He was in the Ivrit l'Hadassah, a Hebrew language program. He was an associate of Hadassah and a member of the Pinellas County Jewish Federation's speakers bureau. He was a past commodore of the Pasadena Yacht Club. Survivors include his wife, Sophie; two sons, Dr. Carl, Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Dr. Ira, Akron, Ohio; a daughter, Dr. Miriam Weiss, Lyndhurst, Ohio; a sister, Estyr Jacobs, South Holland, Ill.; and eight grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • Kenneth City

    • SCHWERTSEGER, LORRAINE H., 87, of Kenneth City, died Thursday (Oct. 12, 2000) at Bon Secour Maria Manor. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1970 from McHenry, Ill. She was a retired office manager. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • FERRARI, JOSEPH G., 67, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Bard, Italy, he came here in 1982 from Temple, Texas. He retired as a captain after 28 years with the Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received a Purple Heart during the Korean War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Kazuko; a son, John, Islamorada; two daughters, Kathy A. Sheltra, St. Petersburg, and Elaine Ramos, Temple; a sister, Catherine Duran, Clearwater; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PUSKAS, JOSEPH S. JR., 58, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. Born in Hartford, Conn., he came here in 1995 from East Hartford, Conn. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired after 25 years as a programmer for Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford. Locally, he worked for Molex Co., Pinellas Park. He was a member of the Elks, East Hartford. Survivors include his wife, Pamela A.; a brother, John E., Conifer, Colo.; four nieces and a nephew. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 62nd Avenue S Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ANTHONY, DAVID JOHN III, 45, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 8, 2000) at home. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1984 from Ypsilanti, Mich. He was an Army veteran and worked at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth, Largo; four brothers, Darrel, Wolverine Lake, Mich., Terrance and James, both of Garden City, Mich., and Thomas, Norfolk, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. John N. Santieu and Son, Garden City, Mich.
    • BEAUDRY, PAUL, 72, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Greenbrook Nursing Center. He came here several years ago from his native Quebec. He was a mechanic and was Catholic. There are no known survivors. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • BEST, ELIZABETH "BESSIE," 89, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1970 from her native Yonkers, N.Y. She was an administrator for Westminster Shores, St. Petersburg. She was a member of Bay Pointe Christian Church and Rebekah Lodge-Bay Pointe where she was a past noble grand. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Gourley, Beaverton, Ore., and Philippa Best, Fishkill, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • BRAWNER, FRANCES G., 60, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at home. Born in Charleston, Mo., she came here in 1986 from Granite City, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Fred; three sons, Carl Hozian, Frank Nolen and Norman Fulkerson, all of Granite City; five daughters, Alexis Brown and Lou Etta McGovern, both of Granite City, Connie Mize, Covert, Mich., Glenda Fulkerson, Madison, Ill., and Joy Humphrey, Dickson, Tenn.; her mother, Verna Nolan, Granite City; three sisters, Louise Howland, St. Petersburg, Beverly Inman, Ironton, Mo., and Phyllis Madison, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, James Nolan, Alton, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BURQUE, PAUL E., 69, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000). He came here 22 years ago from his native Worcester, Mass. He was a Naval Air Corps veteran of the Korean War. He retired after 38 years as an equipment technician for Northeast Telephone Co. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Leicester, Mass.; Elks, Wareham, Mass.; American Legion, Madeira Beach; and Telephone Pioneers. An avid golfer, he recently shot a hole-in-one at Holly Ridge Golf Course, Massachusetts. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine T. Monette; two daughters, Michele Eldredge, West Dennis, Mass., and Pamela McMahon, Duxbury, Mass.; three sons, Paul E. II, Milford, Mass., Robert, Fort Lauderdale, and Philip, San Jose, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Cremation Society of Massachusetts, Quincy, Mass.
    • KERRIGAN, BERNARD J. "BERNIE," 70, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at home. Born in New York City, he came here in 1978 from Hoffman Estates, Ill. He retired as a consumer affairs inspector for the Department of Agriculture in the Division of Weights and Measures for the state of Florida. He was a member of the National Scalemen's Association. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include three sons, John P., Rhinebeck, N.Y., Dennis E., St. Petersburg, and Timothy J., Chester, Va.; two daughters, Gloria S. Beazley, St. Petersburg, and Maureen R. Horning, Jacksonville; and 14 grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • MILLIKEN, CHARLOTTE, 96, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at the Health and Rehabilitation Centre at Dolphins View, South Pasadena. She came here in 1976 from her native Canandaigua, N.Y., and was a retired laboratory technician for a medical research company. Survivors include a niece, Ann Houser, Houston. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • MULLEN, AGNES E., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) under hospice care. Born in Homestead, Pa., she came here in 1970 from Kent, Ohio. She was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Jonas, Gulfport, and Sharon Villafane, California; three sons, David Jr., Clearwater, Thomas, Kenneth City, and Daniel, St. Petersburg; a sister, Hazel Hageman, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • PASSIGLIA, ALLISON LANEY "ALLI," infant daughter of Sherri R. and Tony C. Passiglia, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at All Children's Hospital. Other survivors include a sister, Addison Riley Passiglia; her maternal grandmother, Carolyn Cowan, and her maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Bruce and Barb Cowan, all of Braymer, Mo.; her paternal grandmother, Linda Roberts, Houston; her paternal grandfather, John Passiglia, Overland Park, Kan.; her paternal stepgrandparents, Jay and Jackie Roberts, Kansas City, Mo.; her maternal great-grandparents, Frank and Bertha Little, Victorville, Calif.; her paternal great-grandparents, Sam and Tina Passiglia, Kansas City; and her paternal stepgreat-grandmother, Billie Roberts, Grandview, Mo. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PAYTON, GEORGE X., 51, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Detroit, he came here this year from Treasure Island. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired as a supervisor from the Rawsonville, Mich., plant of Ford Motor Co. and was Catholic. He was a member of United Auto Workers and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Madeira Beach Post. Survivors include his wife, Linda; a son, Stephen M., Auburn, Wash.; two stepsons, Russell Drevitson, St. Petersburg, and Mark Bowles, Augusta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Michelle Drevitson, St. Petersburg; three brothers, Robert, Romulus, Mich., Joseph, Birmingham, Mich., and Kenneth, Canton, Mich.; a sister, Clare Barnes, Commerce Township, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; a grandchild; and two stepgrandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • SHADE, RUTH F., 96, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at Concordia Manor. Born in Easton, Pa., she came here in 1978 from Oley, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn R. Howe-Dyke, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • STEPHENS, IRMA HUCK, 100, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she came here in 1960 from Hillside, N.J. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. There are no known survivors. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SWEAZIE, HILDA R., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1918 from her native Monticello. She retired as a secretary for the Pinellas County School Board and was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Sweazie Norwood, Bloomington, Ind., and Nancy McClellan, St. Petersburg; two granddaughters, Stacy Valant and Haley Norwood, both of Fishers, Ind.; and a grandson, Mark Allen Sweazie, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TULLY, CECELIA G., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2000) at Vencor Hospital. She came here in 1947 from her native Brooklyn, New York. She was a waitress at Maas Brothers' restaurant for 27 years. There are no known survivors. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    South Pasadena

    • POSTMAN, EVELYN D., 83, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (Oct. 15, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Union City, N.J., she came here in 1978 from Weehawken, N.J. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn E. Contey, St. Petersburg; and a grandson, Mark Contey, and two great-grandsons, Bryan R. Contey and Matthew J. Contey, all of Chicago. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

    Treasure Island

    • WHITE, DONALD E., 79, of Treasure Island, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, Ohio, he came here in 1970 from Kaneohe, Hawaii. He was an air conditioning engineer for the city of St. Petersburg and a communications officer in the military. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served in the Army. He was a member of Christ Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge 57, both in Lancaster. He was a lifetime member of the Retired Officers Association and the Pearl Harbor Survivors. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mozelle; two sons, Donald A., St. Petersburg, and William R., Gainesville; a daughter, Lynda W. Red Fox, Seattle; and four grandchildren, Ricki Jean Red Fox, Natalie Lynn White, Midori A. White and Ole John White. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
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