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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, October 26, 2000

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

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  • CLARK, VIOLA M., 90, of Inverness, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000). Born in Canaan, N.Y., she came here two months ago from Pittsfield, Mass., and was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Bruce, Inverness, and Roger, Palmer, Mass.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • COOK, MARY A. "MAY," 91, of Hernando, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Pittsburgh, she came here six years ago from the Coral Springs area, where she lived since 1956. She was an executive secretary until her retirement at age 75 and attended First United Methodist Church, Inverness. Survivors include a son, Edward; and a daughter, Lois Cook, both of Hernando. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • FICKEN, GEORGE E., 73, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000). Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 11 years ago from Farmingdale, N.Y., and was a retired aircraft supervisor. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Theresia Wukovits Fricken; two sons, Cliff G., Farmingdale, and Eric P., Wake Forest, N.Y.; a brother, Charles, Seaford, N.Y.; two sisters, Florence Kane, Palm Coast, and Kathleen Braciszewki, East Northport, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • MORIN, STELLA, 67, of Orlando, formerly of Homosassa, died Friday (Oct. 20, 2000). Born in Tallahassee, she came here from Panama City and moved to Orlando approximately two years ago. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Ronald, Orlando; a brother, Tommy Dominguez, Lexington, S.C.; and one grandchild. Affordable Cremation Options, Orlando.
  • RITTER, VERNON A., 87, of Brooksville, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000). Born in Manchester, Tenn., he came here eight years ago from Inverness and was a retired plumber. He was Methodist, an Army veteran of World War II and life member of the Local 107 Plumbers Union. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara J. Hannon, Jeffersontown, Ky., and Betty J. Ritter, Raklaw, Texas; two stepsons, Curtis A. Shirley, Land O'Lakes, and Ronald R. Shirley, Brooksville; a stepdaughter, Joyce L. Cook, Alamogordo, N.M.; two grandchildren; many stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • SAMARJIA, GEORGE, 78, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Duquesne, Pa., he came here 11 years ago from Utica, Mich. Survivors include a son, Darryl, Spring Hill; a brother, Steve, Orlando; three sisters, Mildred Vusick, Beverly Hills, Delores Wright and Betty Samarjia, both of Michigan. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hill Chapel.
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  • BLAIR, ULYSSE, 73, of Brooksville, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Harlan County, Ky., he came here 28 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Davis, Brooksville; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • FRANCOIS, TERRY L., 50, of Brooksville, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Flint, Mich., he was a resident of this area for the past 15 years and was a warehouse and delivery person for Consolidated Electric. He was Catholic and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Roni D.; a son, Josh D., Orlando; a daughter, Heather F. Francois, Brooksville; his mother, Mary Bush, Grand Blanc, Mich.; two brothers, Arthur, Flint, and Frank, Fenton, Mich.; a sister, Kathy LeClair, Flint; and one granddaughter. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
  • HANES, THOMAS J., 69, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at home. Born in Chicago, he came here 20 years ago from Denver. He was Lutheran, a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a lifetime member of the VFW, Mount Morris, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; a son, Michael, Eolia, Mo.; a daughter, Patricia A. Henson, Navarre; two brothers, Robert, Mesa, Ariz., and Denny, Cincinnati; two sisters, Betty Corbett, Mount Morris, and Dorie Holmann, Avondale, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • MAYER, SUSAN M., 98, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000). Born in Nagy Kikinda, Hungary, she came here 14 years ago from Philadelphia. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Cordero, Spring Hill, and Elizabeth Rorke, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • MONOKOSKI, STANLEY F., 90, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Du Bois, Pa., he came here 29 years ago from Chicago and was the owner/operator of a nightclub. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, the Suncoast Concerting Club, the Lions Club, Spring Hill, the Polish-American Club, Holiday, and the Illinois Retail Liquor Dealers Association. Survivors include his wife, Helene; a son, "Gibby," Chicago; four daughters, Linda Ruberto, Clearwater, Carole Drust and Beverly Lezaj, both of Atlanta, and Dolores Nelson, Chicago; a brother, Julius "Caesar," Spring Hill; a sister, Louise Rutkowski, Du Bois; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • SHANLIN, EUGENE FRANKLIN, 69, of Dunnellon, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 2000) at Nature Coast Regional Hospital, Williston. Born in New York City, he came here 13 years ago from New Hampshire. He was a retired police officer for many years with the New York City Police Department and later with the Dunnellon Police Department. He was a Marine Corps veteran and member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, Dunnellon. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Overton, San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Richard, Dunnellon; and three grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Dunnellon.
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  • BALDWIN, LAWRENCE, 62, of Plant City, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000). Survivors include his wife, Eunice, and several relatives. Florida Mortuary Funeral and Cremation Services, Tampa.
  • BELLUCCIO, ANGIE, 74, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She was a seamstress for Tropical Garment Co. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Maryann Ragan, Tampa; a brother, Dominic Baio, Tampa; three sisters, Theresa Pozzouli, Mamie Miller and Mary Ferrara, all of Tampa; and two grandsons. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • BOSIO, THE REV. AUGUST, 82, of Italy and Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) in Santena, Italy, after a short illness. Born in Cambiano, Italy, he came here in 1939 from Newton, N.J. He was a Salesian priest and author. He was assigned to Mary Help of Christians School from 1939 to 1942 and reassigned as director from 1956 to 1961. He returned in 1992 and has remained since. He entered the Noviate in 1935 and was ordained in 1946. He also served in several other Salesian assignments throughout the United States. Survivors include several nieces. Funeral arrangements made in Italy.
  • BURCHETTE, CLARICE, 94, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) at the Home Association. Born in Florida, she lived here most of her life. She was a cook at Union Station and was Baptist. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CONRAD, OPAL W., 96, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Commercial Point, Ohio, she came here several years ago. She was a piece worker for the textile industry and was Lutheran. Survivors include a niece, Joy Hickel, Roswell, Ga.; and several great-nieces. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • CORRAO, JOSEPH "POPPY," 82, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1988. He was a glazier for a mirror manufacturing company. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; a son, Theodore, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Ann Kenny, Tampa; two brothers, Vincent Corrao, California, and Salvatore Corrao, Brooklyn; a sister, Pasqualina "Lee" Camiano, Staten Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • DeVANE, GERALD "BERT" JR., 40, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) in Lakeland. Born in Plant City, he lived here all his life. He was a maintenance mechanic for Nitran in Gibsonton and was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church. Survivors include his fiancee, Michelle Adams, Plant City; three sons, Cory Michael DeVane, Bradley Kyle Adams and Carey Dylan Adams, all of Plant City; his mother, Carolyn DeVane, Plant City; and three brothers, Kevin DeVane and Craig DeVane, both of Plant City, and Kyle DeVane, Frostproof. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • FRETWELL, GIPSIE L., 79, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Kerdsville, W.Va., she came here several years ago. She was a salesperson in a department store. Survivors include a son, John C., Alexandria, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • HANCOCK, SHIRLEY L., of Lutz, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) in Germany. Born in Tampa, she lived here all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Assembly of God. Survivors include her husband, Melvin J.; two sons, Melvin J. Jr. and Darrell Hancock, Tampa; a daughter, Sandra Hancock Phillips, Tampa; two brothers, David Halbrook, Atlanta, and Samuel Halbrook, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • HOGUE, MICHAEL ALAN, 49, of Plant City, died Saturday (Oct. 14, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Miami, he lived here for several years. He worked in security for Sykes Security. Survivors include his mother, Mary Jane Waddle, Plant City; and three brothers, Joseph C., Indian Shores, and Robert C. II and Thomas A., both of Tampa. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MESSICK, L.C., 70, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) in Plant City. Born in Opp, Ala., he came here in 1951. He was a longshoreman for 37 years and a Sunday school teacher in the youth department and a choir member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Shannon; a daughter, Wanda Holman, Plant City; a brother, Huey B., Lakeland; his mother, Pearl Messick, Plant City; four sisters, Voncille Carroll and Mattie Taylor, both of Plant City, Jensie Sasser, Opp, and Della Bowman, Enterprise, Ala.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • MONROE, ANAKIN JAMES CAGLE, infant son of James Lynn Monroe and Kelly Lynn Cagle, of Plant City, died Friday (Oct. 20, 2000) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandparents, Terry and Marsha Cagle, Seffner; his paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Sandra Monroe, Plant City; and his great-grandmothers, Montie L. Broadwell, Tampa, and Barbara J. Hicks, Brandon. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • MORGAN, HELEN K., 88, of Altamonte Springs, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Tamden Health Care of Altamonte Springs. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she lived in Tampa since 1984 before moving to Altamonte Springs two months ago. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Albert R. Sparks, Orlando; two sisters, Lelia Blankenship, Odenville, Ala., and Louise Davies, Bayshore, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • TART, LORENA M., 65, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Angel City, she moved to New Port Richey 32 years ago from Tampa and was the owner/operator of the former F&M Auto Electric Co., Port Richey. She was Protestant and past trustee and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3153 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Paradise Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary, both in New Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Wayne D. and Kenneth J., both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Ron Cothron, Key West; a sister, Mildred Weaver, Crossville, Tenn.; and her companion, Larry Baxter, New Port Richey. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • TAYLOR, BEULAH M., 76, of Inverness, formerly of Plant City, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000). Born in Mabscott, W.Va., she moved to Inverness five years ago. She was a retired health service coordinator for the state of Florida and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Plant City. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Hitson, Inverness, and Gene Hitson, Plant City; a daughter, Margaret Murphy, Burnsville, N.C.; a sister, Hazel Erikson, Tampa; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel, Inverness.
  • TEMPLEMAN, SHERMAN H., 83, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Cortland, N.Y., he came here 42 years ago from Jacksonville. He was a retired manager for Soman S. Smith Automotive Paint Co., was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Temple Terrace Lions Club and American Legion Post 111. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta; a son, Keith, Temple Terrace; two daughters, Ann Blosfield and Myra Newcomer, both of Tampa; a sister, Carolina T. Sommer, Floral City; and four grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • VALDES, MARY ENRIQUEZ, 87, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- Central Tampa. Born in Coama, Puerto Rico, she came here 18 years ago. She worked for a toy manufacturer and was a member of Incarnation Counsel of Catholic Women and Senior Day Care. Survivors include a sister, Mary D. Larkin, Tampa; two nieces; and three nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
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  • SCHUTZE, CATHERINE M., 83, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at home. Born in Philadelphia, she came here 22 years ago from Bucks County, Pa. She was a homemaker and member of Anclote Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Holiday, and the Fenton Glass Club, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine T. Hurff, New Port Richey; two brothers, Peter and Anton Bittenbinder, both of Philadelphia; two sisters, Freda Neuhaus and Theresa Cihak, both of New Port Richey; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BARBER, MARY LOU HOSSLER, 90, of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at home. She came here from her native Flint, Mich., and was a retired bookkeeper for DuPont. Survivors include a daughter, Linda B. Philbrick, Fayetteville; four granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters. Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
  • BEGLEY, BENTON KNUDSON, 67, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) at Pasco Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Wooton, Ky., he was a truck driver. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen, Kissimmee; his mother, Myrtle Marie Begley, Winamac, Ind,; three brothers, Dan, Oklawaha, Charles and Russell, both of North Judson, Ind.; and three sisters, Christine Lehemen, Westville, Ind., Jean Allen, Knox, Ind., and Marge Deli, LaPorte, Ind. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • COX, FREDERICK JOHN, 48, of Land O'Lakes, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. He came here 23 years ago from his native Lansing, Mich. He was a race car driver and owner of DeVille Dragsters, Pinellas Park, and a member of the National Hot Rod Association and the International Hot Rod Association. Survivors include two daughters, Jordine Zapata, Land O'Lakes, and Tanya Ward, Childersburg, Ala.; a brother, Shane F., Clearwater; three sisters, Jordine Szewczyk and Joy Cox, both of Clearwater, and Diana Janka, Safety Harbor; and three grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • DONNELLY, EDWARD J., 67, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2000) at home. Born in Peekskill, N.Y., he came here two months ago from Northbrook, Ill. He was a manufacturer's sales representative and Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; five sons, Mark E., Littleton, Colo., Steven J., Northbrook, Tim G., Santiago, Chile, Matthew S. and John P., both of Chicago; a brother, Roy, Houston; and six grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • EDELMAN, HERBERT J., 79, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. He came here 17 years ago from his native Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a retired public health inspector for the New York City Department of Health. He was a member of the Jewish Community Center, Port Richey, the Jewish War Veterans, the Edelman Order, the Men's Auxiliary of Beth Shalom, the Lakes of Regency Park Civic Association, and a union representative for Local Union Dittrie Council 37. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Carimalis and Reba Moustafa, both of Brooklyn; two brothers, Albert, New Port Richey, and Bernard, Rockville, Md.; and four grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Hudson/Bayonet Point.
  • GRIM, CAROLYN TRENKAMP, 68, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 2000) at home. Born in Baltimore, she came here 12 years ago from North Miami Beach. She was a homemaker and member of St. Mary Episcopal Church, Dade City, and the Thursday Morning Bible Study. Survivors include her husband, Paul; two sons, Walter Judd, Fort Pierce, and Stephen L. Judd, Montevallo, Ala.; two stepsons, Mark, Woodsfield, Ohio, and Donald, Erie, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Gissy, Chicago; a grandchild; and five stepgrandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • MARTEL, ALBERT, 96, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at home. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., he came here 17 years ago from North Smithfield, R.I. He was a weave room supervisor at Hanora Mills and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hudson. Survivors include a daughter, Helene Tosches, Port Richey; a brother, Dorile, Woonsocket; two sisters, Irene Harvieux, Blackstone, Mass., and Florence Charron, Woonsocket; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Oakley Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • ONUFER, MILDRED IRENE, 85, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 2000) at Hospice House, Hudson. Born in Pennsylvania, she came here 40 years ago from Aripeka. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Walter Howman, Sierra Vista, Ariz. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SIEGEL, JOSEPH FELIX, 75, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Oct. 20, 2000) at home. Born in Solon Township, Mich., he was an inspector for an automobile manufacturer. He was Catholic, president of the Pinecrest Mobile Home Park Association and a Salvation Army bell ringer. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served at the Normandy invasion. Survivors include his wife, Irene; two sons, Laurence, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Gregory, Fremont, Mich.; two daughters, Jorrene Tobin and Margaret Rundle, both of Grand Rapids; four brothers; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • SPERBER, AMOS W., 87, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1997 from New Port Richey. He was a tool and die maker and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Protestant and a member of Pearl of the West Masonic Lodge 146, New Port Richey. There are no known survivors. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • SQUIRES, MARGARET M., 91, of Hudson, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in New York City, she came here 30 years ago from Paramus, N.J., and was a telephone operator. She was Christian. Survivors include a son, Fred, New Jersey; a brother, Raymond Marsh, Port Richey; and a grandchild. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SUNDLING, HAROLD O., 83, of Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Brockton, Mass., he came here 11 years ago from Wareham, Mass. He worked in shipping & receiving for A.F. German Co., Brockton, with 10 years af service. He was a well-known dance band piano player for many years. He was a member and choir member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Port Richey, past president of the Bayonet Point High 12 Club 511, member of the West Pasco Shrine Club, the Baalis Sanford Masonic Lodge, Brockton, the Scottish Rite Consistory, the Egypt Temple, both of Tampa, and the Senate Manor Men's Club. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; a son, Alan, Holbrook, Mass.; a daughter, Roberta Nelson, Spruce Pine, N.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • VALLELUNGA, ANTHONY J., 85, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Brooksville, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Watertown, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Brooksville and was a taxi cab owner. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy E. Brown Vallelunga; two stepsons, Clellan Vore, Tampa, and Jerry Vore, Spring Hill; a stepdaughter, Linda Touhimaa, Lapeer, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • WYANT, RICHARD E., 80, of Zephyrhills, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at home. He came here 19years ago from his native Findlay, Ohio. He was a maintenance worker for an oil company in Indiana and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Hope; a daughter, Saundra Bedingfield, Springfield, Ohio; a brother, Charles, Fostoria, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
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  • BLAND, WILLIAMS, 56, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here several years ago from his native Trenton, N.J. Survivors include a son, Evers Maxie, a daughter, Diane Maxie; four grandchildren, Zonita Maxie, Ja'Vontae, Evers III and Terry Maxie, all of Clearwater. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • DAILY, HARRY JAMES, 83, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Burlington, Vt., and came here in 1969 from Lake Charles, La. He retired as a supervisor at Lockheed Aircraft. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theaters with the 3rd U.S. Army 753rd Tank Battalion. He received a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Croix de Guerre for his action in the libration of France. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Clearwater, the Disabled American Veterans and the Purple Heart Association. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Virginia Superfine; four daughters, Patricia Giacoma, Clearwater, Diane Bourdage, Vancouver, Wash., Danice King, Fort Edward, N.Y., and Sybil Kessler, Cibolo, Texas; two sons, Patrick H., Safety Harbor, and Harry Jr., Natchitoches, La.; a brother, George, Rose, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • FIGG, CLARENCE T., 69, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Stanford, Ky., and came here in August from Cincinnati. He worked as a security guard and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Protestant. Survivors include a son, James, Texas; two nephews, Barry J. Gerlach, Clearwater, and Gary Simpson, Rineyville, Ky.; and two grandsons. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • GUINUP, DOROTHY COMER, 89, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. She was born in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and came here in 1955 from Bay City, Mich. She retired from Continental Optical Co., Clearwater. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater, taught Sunday School and sang in church choirs for more than 50 years. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Floyd Sr.; two sons, Floyd C. Jr., Clearwater, and Rodney K., Fletcher, N.C.; a daughter, Roxanne Berger, Clearwater; a sister, Margaret Eleanor Webb, Bay City; a brother, William Comer, Clare, Mich.; five granddaughters, Lori Guinup Gasper, Colorado Springs, Colo., Lana Guinup Harrison, DeBary, Lisa Guinup Helton, Bartlett, Tenn., Tracie Guinup Lucero, Palm Harbor, and Cindy Berger Chapman, Daphne, Ala.; a grandson, Ron Berger, Jacksonville; and four nephews and three nieces. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • HANNUM, EARL RICHARD, 84, of Clearwater, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at home. He was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1989 from Eastpointe, Mich., where he worked as a grinder in an automobile company. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Methodist and a member of VFW Post 6782, Eastpointe. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Luanna Hannum, Clearwater; four daughters, Barbara Rice, Dunedin, Kathy Hannum, Washington, D.C., Cynthia Hannum Eastpointe, and Susan Morrison, Newark, Ohio; a son, Richard, Eastpointe; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • HORCH, CHARLES, 88, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1972 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y., where he retired after 50 years as a crane operator for the Brooklyn Union Gas Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church and Turner Brandon Post 7 American Legion, both of Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Olive; three stepsons, Charles Stockwell, Beamsville, Ontario, Robert Stockwell, Stoney Creek, Ontario, and Ronald Stockwell, New Market, Ontario; a stepdaughter, Margaret Pitts, Dunnville, Ontario; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
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    • STINSON, GLENDA M., 62, of Indian Rocks Beach, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000) at home. She wasborn in Gadsden, Ala., and came here in 1986 from Orlando. She was a professional musician and played piano for 11 years at Pat O'Briens in New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Laura Stinson Williams, Tampa. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

    Largo

    • BARNEY, ELOISE C., 91, of Largo, died Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2000) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She came here in 1960 from her native Ashland, Ky. She retired after 33 years as a teacher in Ashland and locally at High Point Elementary School. She was Methodist. Survivors include a brother, Warren S. Clark, Cattlesburg, Ky.; and several nephews and nieces including William A. Horne Jr., Largo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • BOLES, JAMES E., 68, of Opp, Ala., formerly of Largo and Pinellas Park, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at home. He was born in Lebanon, Tenn., came to Pinellas Park in 1972 from Tennessee, moved in 1986 to Largo and in 1996 to Alabama. He worked as a bus driver for 10 years with 1st Class Bus Tours. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He attended Christian Fellowship Church of Largo. Survivors include his wife of four years, Lillian; five stepsons, Norman Troutt Hudson, Danny and Ronald Floyd, both of Dunedin, Paul Floyd, Largo, and Donny Floyd, Barre, Vt.; four stepdaughters, Sandra Martin, Clearwater, Penny Jones, Longwood, Peggy Classion, Gibraltar, Mich., and Shirley Czuchia, Roaming Shores, Ohio; two sisters, Velma "Peggy" Powel, Goodspring, Tenn., and Dean Benn, Minor Hill, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • CHARETTE, HENRY E. "HANK," 54, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke, Mass., and came here in 1970 from Chicopee, Mass. He worked as the utility specialist for Raytheon Corp., Largo. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, and two daughters, Renee Thomas and Lisa Greagrey, and his mother, Rejane Charette, all of Ridge Manor; a brother, Jacques Halupniczak, and a sister, Gail Halupniczak, both of Augusta, Ga.; and four grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • DEEMER, FRED E., 70, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Horton, Mich., and came here in 1981 from Detroit, where he retired as a machine shop supervisor for a pharmaceutical company. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mutsumi; seven sons, Bud Deemer, Royal Oak, Mich., Dave Deemer, Roseville, Mich., Jim Deemer, Lansing, Mich., Greg O. Jaks, Detroit, John L. Jaks, Miami, Jeff A. Jaks, Largo, and Gordy P. Jaks, Bellevue, Neb.; three daughters, Debra Whipple, Flint, Mich., Janice Daniels, Troy, Mich., and Laura Slusher, Sterling Heights, Mich.; a sister, Florence Lettington, Shell Knob, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • HEBBEL, HENRY E., 80, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. He was born in Baltimore and came here in 1980 from Broomall, Pa., where he retired as a division manager for a manufacturing company. Survivors include his daughter-in-law caregiver, Kathy Hebbel, Seminole. Turner Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
    • HOUSEL, LAUREN B., 83, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Williamsburg, Iowa, and came here in 1984 from Springfield, Ill. He worked as a vocational consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education in marketing and civil rights. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served seven months in China. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Margaret; two sons, David F., Tarpon Springs, and Lauren R., Fort Walton Beach; a daughter, Linda L. Jones, Alachua; two stepsons, William J. Boyer, Venice, Fla., and Charles Boyer, Jackson, Miss.; a stepdaughter, Gayle Olson, Palo Alto, Calif.; three brothers, Floyd E. Jr., Lexington, Neb., C. Wayne, Fort Lauderdale, and Dean R., Rialto, Calif.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • NIXDORFF, JAMES BARR, 82, of Destrehan, La., formerly of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000)in Warrenton, Va., under the care of Hospice Support of Fanquier, Warrenton. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, came to Largo in 1972 and moved in 1998 to Destrehan. He retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel after 22 years in the Army and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include three sons, Charles L., Destrehan, James B. Jr., Warrenton, Va., and Michael M., Kenner, La.; and two grandchildren, Brian and Danny Nixdorff. Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, Va.

    Safety Harbor

    • LYMAN, DEAN EDWARD, 45, of Safety Harbor, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. He came here in 1980 from his native Cleveland. He was a mathematician and worked as a records statistician at the Pinellas County Court House. He was a humorist, a master chess player and won numerous awards for chess and for long distance running. He was a member Faith United Church of Christ, Clearwater, and MENSA. Survivors include his mother, Eleanor Lyman, Safety Harbor; four sisters, his twin, Cheryl Lyman Cline, Arkansas, Sally Lyman Fredrich Carney, Cleveland, Joyce "J.J." Lyman, Safety Harbor, and Connie Ballas, Chicago; two brothers, Russell, Cleveland, and Allen; 14 nieces and nephews, and several cousins and aunts and uncles. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • HERNANDEZ, OLGA M., 71, of Seminole and formerly of Oldsmar, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at home. She was born in Puerto Rico and moved in 1987 to Seminole from Oldsmar. She was a homemaker and a volunteer at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, a community support group and the DAV Auxiliary. Survivors include a niece, Eloise McDonough, Pembroke Pines. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Madeira Beach

    • BOUTON, RUTH C., 81, of Madeira Beach, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1960 from Chicago. She owned and operated the Hook and Needle Shop in Madeira Beach and Peter Pan Children's Clothing in Treasure Island from 1965 to 1982. She also taught school in Long Island, N.Y., and was a volunteer for 10 years at Azalea Elementary School. She was a founding member of Friendship Community Church in Treasure Island. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Dross, St. Petersburg; a son, Harold, of Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter, Amanda Dross, St. Petersburg; and a grandson, Matthew Dross, St. Petersburg. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Pinellas Park

    • CLOUTIER, LEO J., 79, of Pinellas Park, formerly of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 2000) at home. Born in Lewiston, Maine, he moved to New Port Richey 18 years ago from Dracut, Mass., and moved to Pinellas Park two years ago. He was a federal police officer with the Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Mass., and an auxiliary police officer with the Bedford Police Department. He was Catholic and a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 78, Bedford, and the Chester McKay VFW Post 7987, New Port Richey. He was a Seabees veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife,, Madeline; three sons, Leo J. Jr. "Lee," Chlemsford, Mass., and Patrick and Steven, both of Lowell, Mass.; four stepsons, Paul Emond, Atkinson, N.H., Mark and John Emond, both of New Port Richey, and David Emond, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Ruth Dubey, Lowell; two stepdaughters, Joan Ingalls and Annette Emond, both of New Port Richey; three brothers, Bill, Ray and Robert, all of Lowell; three sisters, Sister Cecile Cloutier, Lowell, Doris Carbonneau, Titusville, and Lorraine Thibeault, Hudson; several grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

    St. Petersburg

    • BRADBURY, LOUISE MAE, 64, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Philadelphia, she came here in 1964 from Maple Shade, N.J. She was a packer for Southern Apparel Co., Largo. Survivors include her husband, Ronald; three sons, Kent, Brad and Scott; a daughter, Joyce, all of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Warren Wood, Thomas Wood and Barry Wood; and three grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • BRYANT, DOROTHY, 85, of Groveland, Mass., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Penacook Place, Haverhill, Mass. She was born in Salisbury, Mass., and worked as a school lunch manager at Groveland Elementary School for many years. She was a volunteer for the Sunshine Center in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Celeste A. McCarthy, Groveland; a stepdaughter, Lois Randall, Manchester, N.H.; a stepson, David Bryant, Reading, Mass.; a sister, Mildred Nahigian, Greenville, R.I.; a grandson; four stepgrandsons; a stepgranddaughter; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two nieces; and a nephew. National Cremation Service, Quincy, Mass.
    • CILIENNE, JOSEPH, 60, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Edward White Hospital. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • BRYANT, VERNON M. "VERN," 65, of Seminole, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 22, 2000). He was born in Newnan, Ga., grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and came here in 1966 from Calexico, Calif. He moved to St. Petersburg and retired after more than 30 years as a teacher at Dixie Hollins and Gibbs high schools. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State College and served in the Air Force. He taught school in California before moving here. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Cockrell; three daughters, Allison Bryant, St. Petersburg, Valerie Bryant Stroud, Conover, N.C., and Andrea Bryant, New York City; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Cockrell, Seminole; two stepsons, Bernard Cockrell II, Tampa, and Guy Cockrell, Howey-in-the-Hills; his mother, Allena Kelly, Seminole; and six grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CROWLEY, RUTH A., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 21, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Milltown, New Brunswick, she came here in 1977 from Avon, Mass. She was a high school secretary. Survivors include a son, Joseph, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • DOOLY, JOAN S., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at home. She was a St. Petersburg native. She was a 1947 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and attended Florida Southern University. She was an administrative assistant for Modern Talking Pictures, and previously worked at Milton Roy, both in St. Petersburg. She was a member of the Golden Girls Book Club. Survivors include a daughter, Linda G. Marotto, St. Petersburg; two sons, Jeffrey W., Seminole, and Robert R., Chambley, Ga.; and six grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • EDWARDS, EDWIN LEE, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Gloucester, Mass., he came here in 1963 from Washington, D.C. He worked for the tool and die department of the U.S. Navy gun factory in Washington, D.C., and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Protestant. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and was a volunteer for many years at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Survivors include his wife, Marie F.; two daughters, Carol Lynn Heald and Susan Elaine Edwards, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, William E. Edwards, Sarasota; and two grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FEELEY, JOHN R., 59, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here seven years ago from Queens, N.Y. He was a maintenance man with Tropicana Co. in New York. He was Catholic. He was a member of AMVETS No. 7647, Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife, Rita; two sons, John, Phoenix, and Daniel, Bronx, N.Y.; a daughter, Kim Ouellette, Port St. Lucie; two brothers, Victor, Arizona, and Charles, South Carolina; and nine grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KYSER, ANNA LOUISE, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at College Harbor after a six-month battle with cancer. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she came here in 1965 from Warren, Ohio. Locally, she worked at Franklin Templeton Funds and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Meacham, St. Petersburg, Marlene Ochs, Dallas, and Pam Gholson, Cedar Hill, Texas; a stepbrother, Charles Marx Jr., Warren, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • RUSSELL, JOHN RICHARD, 67, of Bell, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He came here in 1953 from his native Rockford, Ill., and moved to Bell 11 years ago. He retired as a St. Petersburg firefighter after 25 years and was a member of the Bell Volunteer Fire Department. He also was a 911 dispatcher for Gilchrist County. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Margaret Delorey and Patricia Morse, both of St. Petersburg; and two brothers, William Russell, Gainesville, and Michael Russell, Arlington, Texas. Yates-Gooding Funeral Home, Trenton.
    • TETREAULT, FRANCIS D., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. He came here in 1946 from his native Norwich, Conn. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk. Survivors include three nephews, Alfred G. Tetreault and Robert N. Tetreault, both of Norwich, and William B. Tetreault, Oakdale, Conn.; and a niece, Noreen Eiden, Norwich. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • VONDERAU, KATHRYN E., 84, of Fort Wayne, Ind., a seasonal resident of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Regency Place Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne and was a homemaker. She was a past matron of EOS Shiloh Chapter and was a member of the Faith Shrine No. 29 order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Survivors include three sons, Donald C., Convoy, Ohio, Jon P., Woodburn, Ind., and Lon "Butch" E., New Haven, Ind. Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Fort Wayne Street Chapel, Fort Wayne, Ind.
    • WICK, MARGARET, 43, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- St. Petersburg. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • WOOTEN, ELIJAH JAMES, 56, of Leesburg, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 23, 2000) at Leesburg Regional Hospital. He moved to Leesburg several years ago from his native St. Petersburg. He was a former presser for Vogue Cleaners. Survivors include a daughter, LaShawn Wooten, and a son, Mario Wooten, both of St. Petersburg; four brothers, Walter, Fort McCall, and Gene, Nathaniel and Jack, all of St. Petersburg; and three sisters, Daisy Kelley, Cara Savage and Elizabeth Kelley, all of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • YOUNG, ALBERTA ALLEN, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was a St. Petersburg native and retired in 1972 as a teacher from 16th Street Middle School. She also taught at Jordan Elementary School. She was a 1930 graduate of Gibbs High School. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida A&M University. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority, the President's Council of the Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church, where she served on the hospitality committee and many other committees and was a missionary. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Henderson, Tampa; and a companion, "Boogie." Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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  • BOUTON, RUTH C., 81, of Madeira Beach, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1960 from Chicago. She owned and operated the Hook and Needle Shop in Madeira Beach and Peter Pan Children's Clothing in Treasure Island from 1965 to 1982. She also taught school in Long Island, N.Y., and was a volunteer for 10 years at Azalea Elementary School. She was a founding member of Friendship Community Church in Treasure Island. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Dross, St. Petersburg; a son, Harold, of Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter, Amanda Dross, St. Petersburg; and a grandson, Matthew Dross, St. Petersburg. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
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    • GOLDMAN, PAULA, 85, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She came here many years ago from her native New York City. She was a homemaker. She was Jewish and a life member of Hadassah. Survivors include a nephew, Jay Goldman, Atlanta, and a niece, Marilyn Goldman, Chicago. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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