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October 18, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, October 18, 2001

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

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  • CHAFFIN, ELIZABETH ANNE, 64, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Hudson, Mich., she came here in 1990 from Houston. She was a registered nurse, a member of the Michigan Club and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lecanto. Survivors include her husband, Charles Jr.; a son, Andrew, and a brother, Gerald Bradley Jr., all of Inverness; a sister, Edna Mae Gregory, Belleville, Mich.; a grandson; and a stepgranddaughter. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • DURFEY, ROBERT EARL, 63, of Beverly Hills, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Surrey Place in Lecanto. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was a retired painter in the construction industry. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife, Doris A. (Justice). Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • WILLIAMS, JAMES LIONEL JR., 51, of Crystal River, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. He came here 30 years ago from his native Jacksonville. He was a retired veterinary assistant at Citrus Animal Clinic and a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Survivors include his son, Jerry, Jacksonville; four daughters, Terri Temblay, Crystal River, Sherri Zentz, Atlanta, Lori Malkowski, Detroit, and Lisa McMillan, Inverness; a brother, Paul Williams, Orange Park; two aunts, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; a great-nephew; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
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  • BROEGMAN, FLORENCE, 81, of Brooksville, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) in Spring Hill. Born in Royal Oak, Mich, she came here 21 years ago from Hamburg, Mich. She was a member of St. Stevens Episcopal Church in Hamburg. Survivors include her husband, Clifford; a niece; and five nephews. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills.
  • BROWN, ELSIE HELEN, 87, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Born in Philadelphia, she came here six years ago from New Jersey and was a homemaker. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Bim, Spring Hill; a daughter, Doris Miller, Fredericksburg, Va.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills.
  • HOHL, LIESELOTTE JUTTNER, 76, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Born in Leipzig, Germany, she came here 18 years ago from Hollywood and was a homemaker. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Elton H. Turner Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • JOHNSTON, DUNCAN M. JR., 76, of Brookridge, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. He came here 14 years ago from his native Syracuse, N.Y. He retired after 30 years as a tool and die maker for Pass & Seymour Manufacturing and was a retired Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 400. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two daughters, Karen Shadduck, Clermont, and Kathleen Kobraski, Syracuse; five sisters, Paulette Johnston, Syracuse, Agnes Schaffer, Crofton, Md., Mary Jane Pope, Evergreen, Ala., Jean Newberry, Pensacola, and Patricia Sims, Brewerton, N.Y.; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville.
  • LEWANDOWSKI, FLOYD W., 76, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at Evergreen Woods Health Care in Spring Hill. Born in New Lisbon, Wis., he came here in 1980 from Mauston, Wis. He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, Floyd and John, both of Brooksville; a daughter, Charlotte A. Pellegrini, Mauston; a sister, Virginia Badee, Mauston; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • McKINLEY, DONALD LLOYD, 64, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Born in Hartford City, Ind., he came here in 1981 from his native state. He was a school teacher in Hernando County and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Douglas, Aurora, Ill., and Derek, Spring Hill; two daughters, Denitta Schille, Spring Hill, and Penny Neil, Powell, Ohio; two brothers, Frederick, Hartford City, and William, Carmel, Ind.; a sister, Penny Conn, Muncie, Ind.; six grandsons; and four granddaughters. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • VAZQUEZ, ANTONIO, 80, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, he came here 16 years ago from New York City and was a retired building inspector. He was Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Gilbert, New York City; a daughter, Virginia Correa, Spring Hill; two brothers, Gilberto, Spring Hill, and Julio, Puerto Rico; a sister, Edith, Puerto Rico; an uncle, Blas, St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
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  • BAILEY, BONNIE, 62, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was a Tampa native and lifelong resident of the Bay area. She was a homemaker, active in Sertoma International and other service organizations with her husband. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Donnie; three daughters, Debra Ann Alexander, Clearwater, Deanna Lee Gainey, Zephyrhills, and Donna Kay Garrels, Spring, Texas; and five grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • BUGGS, KELVIN, 43, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) in Tampa. He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He assisted handicapped children getting off and on buses for Hillsborough County Schools. He was Protestant. Survivors include three children, Natasha Reid, Kawanna Buggs, and Kelvina Buggs, all of Tampa; his mother, Catherine Buggs, Tampa; two sisters, Lori Brown, Loughman, and Kimberly Buggs, Tampa; three brothers, Anthony, David, and Reginald, all of Tampa. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CONEY, TIMOTHY QUINTON, 34, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) in Tampa. Born in West Palm Beach, he came here several years ago from West Palm Beach. He was a construction worker and member of Triumphant Church of Fellowship. Survivors include his parents, Carrie and James Coney; two sons, Timothy Jr. and Tevin Coney; three sisters, Karen C. Hare, Cynthia A. Coney, and Anita L. Bailey; and a brother, James W. Coney Jr. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • COOK, FRANCES, 71, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Born in Baltimore, she came to the Tampa area 35 years ago from Baltimore. She was a homemaker and member of Timber Ridge Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert Cooper, Baltimore; three daughters, Kathy Martin, Melbourne, Gerrie Jones, Baltimore, and Wendy Bradford, Riverview; a sister, Norma Wagner, Sanford; a brother, Herman O'Dair, Orange City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • EUBANKS, CLAIRE H., 83, of Largo, formerly of Sun City Center, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born in Richmond, Va., and moved to Largo in 1992 from Sun City Center. She was a homemaker and Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Debra Elizabeth Mangold, Largo, and Judith Anne Donald, Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • FARMER, WILLARD, 76, of Zephyrhills, a native of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center. He was a truck driver and member of East Chelsea Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Farmer; a daughter, Phyllis Hancock, Land O'Lakes; a stepdaughter, Donna Lewis, Bean Station, Tenn.; a sister, Flora Farmer, St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • FUENTE, MARIE, 88, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) in Plant City. Born in Dover, she was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. She was a clerk for Magnolia Pharmacy, member of Eastern Star of Turkey Creek, a poll worker at the election booth in Dover, and member of First Baptist Church of Dover. Survivors include a daughter, Ophelia Lewis, Longwood; a son, James Reed, Dover; a brother, George Williams, Okeechobee; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • GRIMM, LUCILLE "LUCY" PARKER, 69, of Seffner, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Cleveland, she came to the Tampa area in 1949. She was a restaurant worker for Picadilly Cafeteria for 12 years. Survivors include her husband, John Joseph Grimm; a daughter, Ramona L. Howe, Seffner; two sisters, Midge Solavak, Sagamore Hills, Ohio and Rose Minton, Tampa; three brothers, Clarence Parker and Warner Parker, both of Tampa, and Robert Parker, Parma Heights, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • LANE, LAVON V., 77, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at home. The Chicago native was a homemaker and member of Assembly of God. Survivors include three daughters, Fran Ivie, Roswell, Ga., Pat A. Criswell, Tampa, and Tami Cortez, Albany, Ga.; a brother, Joseph Lane, Tampa; and 10 grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LAWRENCE, CATHERINE, 74, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 8, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Sebring, she came here several years ago from Sebring. She was retired as a self-employed cosmetologist, member of New Hope M.B. Church where she served on the usher board, adult choir, and was senior mission department vice president. Survivors include a brother, Nathaniel Crawford, California; two sisters, Flora Bennett, Rochester, N.Y. and Melissa Bass, Daytona Beach; a granddaughter; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • LESLIE, ESSIE "MOM," 65, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001). Survivors include her husband, Willie Stevenson; two sons, Iv Paterson, Tampa, and Andra Stevenson, Charlottesville, Va.; three daughters, Thelma Simmons, Linda Mathis, and Sandra Knighton, all of Tampa; a brother, Robert Stanley, Syracuse, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • MARCINKO, KATHRYN L., 87, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001). She was born in Seanor, Pa. Survivors include two sons, Ron Marcinko, Ballwin, Mo. and Michael Marcinko, Irvine, Calif.; three daughters, Joanne Laird, Falls Church, Va., Eileen Miller, Tampa, and Kathy Zichi, Lutz; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MEEKS, RICHARD A., 41, of Brandon, died Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) in Leon, Mexico. He was born in St. Petersburg and was a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area. He was a procurement manager for Bechtel Corp. He attended the Baylife Church and was a member of Teamsters Union Locals Tampa No. 79, Orlando No. 385, and Miami No. 769. Survivors include his fiancee, Soledad Gonzalez; a daughter, Rachael Mariana Meeks; his parents, Robert and Marilyn Meeks, Brandon; a sister, Beth Slay, Geneva, Ala.; and three brothers, Keith, Gibsonton, Randy, Seffner, and Mike, Geneva, Ala. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MOORE, GRACE, 67, of Tampa, died Thursday (Oct. 11, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Phoenix City, Ala., she came here in 1953 from Phoenix City. She was a retired hospital administrative assistant, member of Mount Zion M.B. Church where she served on the Benevolent Board, Pulpit Aid Board, Choir No. 2, usher board, co-founder of the drill team, and trustee board. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Albert Moore; her mother, Marie M. Butler; eight children, Synthia Foster, Albert Moore, Marie James, Kaye Moore, Vivian Moore, Michael Moore, Darryl Williams, and Barbara Tillman; two brothers, Henry N. Chester Jr., and Ernest Reese; 23 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • QUINTANA, ANTONIA "CHONA," 80, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) in Miami. Survivors include a daughter, Ana Perez; a son, Eduardo "Eddie" Gonzalez; a brother, Delfin Quesada; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • RODRIGUEZ, EUGENE "GENE" A., 69, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001). He was a salesman, worked for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office, and was involved with the Little League for 13 years. Survivors include his wife, Elina S. Rodriguez; three sons, Gene A. Rodriguez Jr., Edward A. Rodriguez Sr., and Ernest A. Rodriguez; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SEANEY, HERBERT "GENE," 73, of Sun City Center, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001). Born in Flat Rock, Ill., he came to the Tampa area in 1984 from Clyde, Ohio. He was an accountant for Whirlpool in Evansville, Ind., and Clyde, Ohio, for 28 years, member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years, deacon and elder for the First Christian Church of Evansville, Ind., for 30 years, and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jeannine; a daughter, Rebecca Nichols, Gouldsboro, Maine; and a granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • SIRMANS, ABNER JR., 71, of Brandon, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) in Brandon. Born in Nashville, Ga., he came to the Tampa area in 1965. He was an automotive mechanic, Korean Conflict Army veteran, and Baptist. Survivors include three daughters, Livia Q. McCaffity, Melissa McDaniel, and Terena Anders; three sons, Abner K. Sirmans, David W. Sirmans, and Tony A. Sirmans; a brother, Lucious J. Sirmans; three sisters, Alfa Swain, Ruth Norris, and Marie Connell; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • SMITH, ALICE ARETTA WARD, 77, of Trinity, N.C., formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) in High Point, N.C. Born in DeFuniak Springs, she moved to North Carolina two years ago from Tampa. She was a homemaker and member of Albertson Road Baptist Church in High Point. Survivors include a daughter, Nita Vaughn, Sophia, N.C.; two sons, Rocky Smith, Bonifay, and Roy Smith, Plant City; two brothers, Robert Ward, Andalusia, Ala. and Willie Ward, Apalachicola; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • STEWART, JANIE MAE, 81, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Monticello, she came here over 50 years ago from Monticello. She was a retired housekeeper, and member of Beulah Baptist Institutional Church where she was a former choir member. Survivors include a daughter, Viola Sampson, Daytona Beach; two grandchildren, Dr. Coretta Murphy, Long Beach, N.J., and Vernard Green, Pembroke Pines; and three great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa. Pasco County
  • CHORBA, JOSEPH W., 88, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here 28 years ago from his native Trenton, N.J. He was an assembly line worker for General Motors and member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include four sisters, Verna Mueller and Margaret Richter, both of Trenton, Elizabeth Capria, Edgewater, and Sister Christopher, Staten Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • CLEARY, JOHN E., 74, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Newington, Ga., he came here five years ago from Lakeland. He was a machine operator for Kraft Food Products in Lakeland and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Minnie; a daughter, Cynthia Kay, New Port Richey; a son, Steven H., Jacksonville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • CONTOIS, JEANIE ELOISE, 76, of Branford, formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Lowell, Mass., she moved to Branford in 1983 from New Port Richey. She retired as a registered nurse, working in various nursing homes in Stoughton, Mass., Hollywood, and New Port Richey. She was a member of the Women's Ministry Unit of the Baptist Association of Lafayette County, Fla., and a member of the Mount Paran Baptist Church in Branford. Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Leo A. Contois, Jr.; four sons, Richard and Franklin Forsyth, both of New Port Richey, Joseph Macari, Pennsylvania, and Wayne Macari, Massachusetts; and a daughter, Cynthia Macari, Seffner. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • DONOHUE, JOHN J. SR., 73, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. Born in East Newark, N.J., he came here four years ago from New Jersey. He was a chemical operator with Hoffman LaRoche and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, John Jr., New Port Richey, and Albert, Port Richey; a daughter, Kathleen M., New Port Richey; a brother, Paul, Westfield, N.J.; two sisters, Marian Torchia, Nutley, N.J., and Margaret Davis, Homosassa Springs; and a companion, Beatrice Carnevale, New Port Richey. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • FARMER, WILLARD, 76, of Zephyrhills, native of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center. He was a truck driver and member of East Chelsea Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Farmer; a daughter, Phyllis Hancock, Land O'Lakes; a stepdaughter, Donna Lewis, Bean Station, Tenn.; a sister, Flora Farmer, St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HARK, BLANCHE, 88, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at home. Born in Ohio, she came here 32 years ago from Cleveland. She was a waitress at Aloha Gardens and attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Raymond, Mentor, Ohio, Phillip, New Port Richey, and William, Crystal River; and four grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • JUTROWSKI, TEOFIL, 77, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at home. Born in Poland, he came here in 1984 from Rochester, N.Y. He retired from the production plant of Xerox in Rochester with 28 years of service and was a portrait artist. He served in the Polish Army during World War II and was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Henryka M.; three sons, Zdzislaw, Rochester, Mario and Andrzej, both of Fort Myers; two daughters, Halina Roth, New Port Richey, and Ania Hanes, Hudson; a sister, Karoda Kalinowska, Poland; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • McKIERNAN, NORA H., 90, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at Windsor Woods Convalescent Center in Hudson. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came here 20 years ago from New York City. She was a secretary for Equitable Insurance Co. and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Frank. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • MERCER, MARGARET M., 81, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Southern Pines Nursing Center in New Port Richey. She came here in 1971 from her native Chicago. She retired as a teacher from Gulf High School in New Port Richey. She was a graduate of Northeastern Illinois State University with a master's in English Literature and was an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, George Barkes, Webbers Falls, Okla.; two daughters, Dorothy Kathan, McHenry, Ill., and Susan Huju, Bigfork, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • NEWHILL, MARY, 83, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) at Heather Hill Nursing Home in New Port Richey. Born in Glen Rock, N.J., she came here from Oradell, N.J. She was a sales clerk for Sears and a volunteer for the Head Start Program and at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Sullivan, Allentown, Pa.; a sister, Julie Hancock, Englewood, N.J.; and three grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • NICHOLS, ANGELA L., 80, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Oct. 11, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. She came here 13 years ago from her native Cleveland and was a structural engineer. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Andrew; a sister, Carmella Buchinski, and a brother, Tony Ezzo, both of Cleveland. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • SZYMCZAK, FRANK J., 86, of Hudson, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at home. Born in Poland, he came here 52 years ago from Germany. He was employed by Schlegel Corp., Rochester, N.Y. and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Stefania; three daughters, Donna DeMeco, Spring Hill, Christine Fields, Garland, Texas, and Irene Laird, Krum, Texas; a son, Victor, Spring Hill; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills.
  • UNGER, ALFRED JOSEPH, 80, of Holiday, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at home. He came here in 1982 from his native New York City, where he retired as human resources manager for Halcon International with 23 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Moose Lodge of Holiday and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Kathleen "Catherine;" a son, Robert, Chicago; a daughter, Patricia Orlando, Palm Harbor; and two granddaughters. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Springs.
  • VINING, FRANCES I., 85, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) at home. She came here 31 years ago from her native Lexington, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Barrentine, Zephyrhills, and Paula R. Roberson, Albany, N.Y.; two brothers, Paul Cross, Hendersonville, N.C., and Raymond Cross, Alpharetta, Ga.; two sisters, Ida Cummings, Panama City, and Leah Lobdell, Middleburg, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • WELCH, RAYMOND "RAY," 59, of Wesley Chapel, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills. Born in Saint Leo, he came here 17 years ago. He was a service director for Zephyrhills Correctional Institution and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart along with Silver and Bronze stars. Survivors include his wife, Vilna "Joan;" a stepson, Bryan Simmons; two stepdaughters, Vilna Bobb and Janice Pray; his father and stepmother, Curtis and Katherine; two brothers, Robert and James; three sisters, Myrojean Smith, Barbara Jean Culpepper and Nancy Welch; and two grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • WILLIAMS, CLYDE H., 84, of Hudson, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at home. Born in Deepwater, Mo., he came here in 1986 from Warrenton, Mo. He was a carpenter and member of First Baptist Church of Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Jane; a son, Roger C., St. Louis County, Mo.; two daughters, Susan Jane Peters, Wellsville, Mo., and Peggy Jean Heins, St. Louis; two sisters, Avis Stopke, Florida, and Betty Bakula, Denver; and five grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
  • WISNESKI, TESSIE-CHESTERINE, 88, of Hudson, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Plymouth, Pa., she came here 40 years from Hunlock Creek, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include four daughters, Marie Daniels, New Port Richey, Carolyn Naugle, Pikes Creek, Pa., Babe Runion, Hudson, and Eleanor Shimko, Bear Creek, Pa.; a son, Anthony, Hunlock Creek; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
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  • HINMAN, EMORIE H., 93, of Belleair, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1965 from her native Evanston, Ill. She graduated in 1931 from Northwestern University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a volunteer at Morton Plant Hospital. Survivors include a son, Ken, Picayune, Miss.; a daughter, Stevie Haller, Bridgeport, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Pam Finnell, Cleveland, Tenn., Connie Steele, Bridgeport, Sheila Chimento, Destrehan, La., and Dennis Hinman, Virginia Beach, Va.; and eight great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
  • Clearwater

    • BERNHARDY, ADELE MARIE, 22, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at the home of a friend in Largo. She was born in McKeesport, Pa. She worked as a salesperson for a hair salon. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • LANGLEY, ANGELA GENELLE, 45, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at her home. She was born in Donalsonville, Ga., and came here as a toddler from Marianna. She attended local schools and was a member of St. James Baptist Church of Safety Harbor. Survivors include her father, the Rev. Phillip Smith, Clearwater; three brothers, Raymond Golden and Qubit Jackson, both of Clearwater, and Jimmy Golden, East Orange, N.J.; and six sisters, Barbara Pitts, Patricia Harrison and Mary Lee Keith, all of Clearwater, Shirley Mobley, Largo, Gloria Terry, Tampa, and Joann Roberson, St. Petersburg. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • ROTH, ALLAN JEROME, 65, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1972 from Ferndale, Mich. He was a reservation salesman for Northwest Airlines. Survivors include a sister, Sandra Collins, Lathrup Village, Mich.; and two nieces, Marla Raboi, Tiftin, Iowa, and Eden Collins, Chicago. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.

    Largo

    • BABYAR, EVELYN HELEN, 93, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Clearwater Center nursing home. She came here in 1972 from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and Christian. Survivors include a nephew, Michael Woynerowski, Chicago. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • KNOCH, SHIRLEY D., 69, of Largo, died Saturday (Oct. 6, 2001) at home. She was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1969 from Belleview, Pa. She was a homemaker. She was Pentecostal and a member of Feed the Children, Oklahoma City. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert; two daughters, Karen Wetzel, Pittsburgh, and Vicky Harper, Palm Bay; a sister, Lois Braun, Dunedin; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • OCAMPO, EVANGELINA PRESA, 74, of Largo, died Sunday (Oct. 14, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in the Philippines and came here in 1987 from Cavite, Philippines. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include three daughters, Nenita Llauget, Largo; Maria Luisa Ruth Ocampo, Manila, and Lucina Garaobo, Guam; four sons, Danilo, Efren and Julito, all of the Philippines, and Felixberto, California; two sisters, Victoria Lozares and Aying Campagna, both of the Philippines. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • RUTSCHOW, PHILIP Z. SR., 88, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Helena, Ohio, and came here in 1978 from Jamaica, where he worked 18 years as an engineer for the Kaiser Bauxite Co. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a 1934 graduate of Virginia Military Institute. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lee; a son, Philip Z. Jr., Modesto, Calif.; a daughter, Martha Smith, Anchorage, Alaska; a half brother, Roger, Charlottesville, Va.; a half sister, Mary Abrahams, Spanish Fork, Utah; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Pinellas Park

    • SKILLEN, ROY SR., 73, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Paterson, N.J., he came here in 1966 from Hawthorne, N.J. He was a trooper for the New Jersey Highway Patrol and an officer for the Paterson Police Department. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 104 and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Rose; three daughters, Rosemarie Dapice and Cathleen S. Rettinger, both of St. Petersburg, and Betty Jane Skillen Bowman, Dunedin; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • ZELINA, MARIA ANNA, 72, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Palm Garden of Largo. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, she came here in 1967 from Minneapolis. She was a production worker for Dixie Playmates Co. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Michael, Virginia; and two sisters, Gretel Magersuppe and Lori Weiss, both of Heidelberg. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • ECCELLENTE, VIVIAN J. "ABBIE," 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in East Lyme, Conn., she came here in 1988 from Fort Lauderdale. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Dale Eccellente, a granddaughter, Lisa Lynne Wiggins, and a grandson, Joseph Allan Spilatro, all of Clearwater; and two great-granddaughters. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • FREY, ANN, 70, of Lakeland, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) at Lakeland Regional Hospital. Born in West Palm Beach, she moved to Lakeland in 1988 from St. Petersburg. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Robert, Lakeland; a son, John Harwell, St. Petersburg; two stepsons, Mike Frey, Chicago, and Jim Frey, Waynesville, N.C.; a daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Brodeur, Clearwater; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Frey, Lakeland; a sister, Marie Thompson, West Palm Beach; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four nieces; and three nephews. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • FUCHS, DANIEL J. SR., 56, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg. Born in Pittsburgh, he came here in 1978 from Pennsylvania. He was a water treatment plant operator for the city of St. Petersburg. He was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Steven, St. Petersburg, and Daniel Jr., Ocala; a daughter, Dawn Smith, North Carolina; a brother, Bob, Freemont, Ohio; a sister, Bea Derenzo, Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GIBSON, GEOFFREY, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Liverpool, England, he came here in 1969 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a manager for a boat manufacturer and was a member of the British navy throughout World War II. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elva; and a brother, James Gibson, Lancashire County, England. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • LaMARCA, ELTHERA M., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Sept. 30, 2001) at home. She was born in Rohrsburg, Pa., and came here 43 years ago from Bronxville, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. She was a volunteer for many years at Humana Hospital in St. Petersburg. She was a member of the Opera Guild of St. Petersburg and the Sons of Italy. Survivors include three daughters, Gail A. Kain, Pearl River, N.Y., Thyrra LaMarca, San Diego, and Margi Tanner-Geilke, Coulterville, Calif.; a brother, Samuel Mather, Rohrsburg; a granddaughter, Jerryl Lynn Kain, Orlando; and a grandson, Jeffrey Kain, Pearl River. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.
    • LEWIS, GEORGE J., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Port Jervis, N.Y., he came here in 1981 from the Bronx, N.Y. He was a foreman for Pepsi Cola Co. in Long Island, N.Y., retiring in 1973 after 35 years. He was a member of the soft drink workers union for 35 years and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, George J. Lewis Jr., Montgomery, N.Y.; a daughter, Marian J. Strempel, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Sophie Urban, Deltona, and Mary Benedetto and Christine Chiercho, both of New City, N.Y.; a grandson; and a great-grandson. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MEYER, MARY HICKEY, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 10, 2001) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor. Born in Boston, she came here in 1968 from Needham, Mass. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Charles; and three nephews, Stephen St. Clair, Pembroke, Mass., David St. Clair, Weymouth, Mass., and George St. Clair, Nassau, Bahamas. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • MILLER, MYRON C. "KARL," 88, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Milwaukee, came to St. Petersburg in 1958 from San Jose, Calif., and moved in 1967 to Clearwater. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received a master's degree in education from San Jose State College. In 1962 he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Goethe-Institute in Germany. He taught at St. Petersburg High School, Northeast High School and Chamberlain High School. For 12 years he was professor of German technical writing at Polk Community College, Winter Haven. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart medal. He was president of the Pinellas County Foreign Language Teachers Association and a member of Phi Delta Kappa. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Frederick E., St. Petersburg, and Thomas C., Warner Robins, Ga.; and a sister, Bette Schapekahm, Milwaukee. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • ROTHFUSS, ERNEST A., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at Tandem Health Care of St. Petersburg. Born in New York City, he came here in 1980 from Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine for 60 years and was a member of the National Maritime Union. Survivors include a nephew, Louis J. Beaudean III, and a niece, Norma R. Simoneaux, both of Metairie, La. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TACKLEY, CHERYL ANN, 54, of Webster, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She came here in 1962 from her native Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Webster in 1994. She was a self-employed hairdresser. Survivors include a daughter, Jacqui Swanston; two sisters, Debbie Garcia and Gail Milton; and a companion, Earl Lynch. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TRAUSCHT, FRANK XAVIER III, 48, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Evanston, Ill., he came here recently from Tucson, Ariz. He was a master carpenter and an Army veteran. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Leon Duda, Gainesville; two brothers, Peter, St. Petersburg, and Thomas, Mundelein, Ill.; and a sister, Cathy Olson, Lake in the Hills, Ill. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • WHITE, JOHN L., 79, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Kings Point Academy and was a captain in the U.S. Merchant Marine. He served for 40 years, including World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Survivors include his wife, Sofia; three sisters, Margaret Nally, Largo, Anne M. White, St. Pete Beach, and Kathryn M. Collins, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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  • COOK, GARRET R., 50, of Gulfport, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born in Rockville Center, N.Y., he came here in 1996 from Boston, where he was a professional pianist and drummer. Locally, he was the manager of the photo department at Walgreens in Gulfport. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Lisa Leppek and Sheryl Vazquez-Rousseau, both of Boston; and a brother, Joseph J. Cook II, San Ramon, Calif. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
  • HILLER, JOSEPH J. JR., 89, of Gulfport, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) in Atlanta. Born in Philadelphia, he came here in 1987 from Albany, N.Y. He was a retired printer, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Joseph J. III, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Richard R., Round Lake, N.Y.; two brothers, Harry, Albuquerque, N.M., and David, Philadelphia; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
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    • BALL, CHARLES O. JR., 88, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1983 from Brighton, Mich. He was a Congregationalist. He was a retired building manager for Manufacturers National Bank in Detroit. He was a life master of the American Contract Bridge League and a member of the Pasadena Card Club. He was an avid golfer and a life member of Lakelands Golf Club in Brighton. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Alice; a son, John D., Lauden, Tenn.; two daughters, Beverly Jean Byron, Harbor Springs, Mich., and Alice Marilyn Pendorf, Ann Arbor, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
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