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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, November 10, 2000

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

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  • ARCHER, GENEVA L., 76, of Homosassa, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. Born in Cheboygen, Mich., she came here 28 years ago from Key West and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Cecil Pelham, Homosassa Springs; three brothers, Joe Kelley, Pensacola, Franklin Kelley, Sparr, and Ollie Kelley, Homosassa; three sisters, Lucille Cannon, Perry, Pearl Leffler, Inverness, and Darlene Kelley, Louisiana; four grandsons; and three stepgranddaughters. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • CHRISTIANSEN, GENEVIEVE RITA, 84, of Inverness, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Surrey Place Convalescent Center, Lecanto, under the loving care of her husband and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she came here 14 years ago from East Brunswick, N.J. She was a retired shipping clerk and member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and the Highland Surveillance Watch. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Norman; two sons, Edward Houghton, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Francis Houghton, Inverness; two stepsons, William Lobel Christiansen, Laguna Beach, Calif., and Douglas Lobel Christiansen, Dallas; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • HILL, HARRY R., 84, of Inverness, formerly of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he came here from Zephyrhills and was a retired maintenance mechanic for General Electric Corp., Pittsfield, in the Naval Ordinance Division. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and the Inverness Shuffleboard Club. Survivors include a son, Richard, Adams, Mass.; a daughter, Marilyn Viner, Ashfield, Mass.; a sister, Mary Zuccaro, Pittsfield; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • KLEIHAUER, EDWARD, 71, of Homosassa, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He came here 18 years ago from his native Chicago and worked in building maintenance for Brinks Armored Car Corp. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and member of the VFW Post 6863, Summit, Ill. Survivors include a son, Edward, Denver; and two daughters, Judy Hansen, Little Rock, Ark., and Josephine Goetzfried, Evergreen, Colo. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • STRAUSS, RUDOLPH ANTON, 73, of Dunnellon, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000). Born in Detroit, he came here 16 years ago from St. Petersburg. He retired in 1983 from Meinser Marine Construction as a purchasing manager after 18 years of service. He was Presbyterian and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Jeffrey J., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Beverly A. Johnson, St. Petersburg; a sister, Hilda Vasselion, Inverness; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • VAILLANCOURT, RONALD J., 67, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000). Born in New York City, he came here 13 years ago from Front Royal, Va. He was a retired electrical engineer for NOAA with 27 years of service and was the author of Simple Earth Solutions. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, and a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Diane Calesa Vaillancourt; a daughter, Laure Vaillancourt, Westernport, Md.; his mother, Ann Vaillancourt, Inverness; a sister, Barbara Arangio, New Rochelle, N.Y.; and one grandson. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
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  • BEHRENT, WILLIAM "BILL," 82, of Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home. Born in Nanticoke, Pa., he came here 31 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a retired retail store manager and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Smoot, Brooksville; and one grandson. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
  • BURD, GEORGE EDWIN, 75, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at home. Born in Orviston, Pa., he came here 20 years ago from Trenton, Ill. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne M.; a daughter, Susan Brougdon, Tucson, Ariz.; and a sister, Christine Whitman, Bellefonte, Pa. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
  • CRANE, SANDRA, 39, of Masaryktown, died Sunday (Nov. 5, 2000) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Cyprus, she came here four years ago from Charleston, Mo. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Glass, Masaryktown, and Kenneth Bailey, Anniston, Mo. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • DAMBACK, ANNABELLE C.,80, of Weeki Wachee, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she came here 30 years ago from Paterson, N.J., and was a saleswoman for a clothing store. She was Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, Eugene and John R., both of Wingdale, N.Y.; three daughters, Jean Harper, Weeki Wachee, Carol Lehman, New Port Richey, and Lisa Kasberg, Brooksville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
  • DUMORE, HERBERT, 83, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home. Born in Worchester, Mass., he came here 21 years ago from Oxford, Mass. and was an optical technician. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Rose; two sons, Donald Farguhar, Richland, Wash., and Herbert Jr., Spencer, Mass.; two daughters, Donna Dumore and Janet Dumore, both of Spencer; a brother, Richard, New Hampshire; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • RETTEN, PETER CHARLES, 82, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at home. Born in Lincoln, Il., he came here 15 years ago from Arlington Heights, Ill. He was an inspector in the construction industry and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and the Heather Golf & Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Edna; three daughters, Janet Purcell, Algonquin, Ill., Christine Brown, Schaumburg, Ill., and Linda Grosch, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; a brother, Thomas Rettenbacher, Elk Grove, Ill.; a sister, Ellen Blackburn, Hebo, Ore.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
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  • CROFTON, CLARA G., 74, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at University Community Hospital. Born in Palmetto, she came here in 1995. She was a Hillsborough County school system employee and a member of First Pentecostal Tabernacle. Survivors include a son, Randy, Tampa; and three grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • DUNNE, WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL," 80, of Thonotosassa, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Quincy, Mass., he came here in 1954 from Boston. He was a PABX technician with General Telephone Co. for 30 years, an Army veteran of World War II, coached at East Point and North Brandon Little League, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; three sons, Mike, Jacksonville, Patrick, Thonotosassa, and Steven, Brandon; a stepmother, Rose Dunne, Boston; five brothers, Martin, Paul, Vincent, and George, all of Boston, and James, New Smyrna Beach; two sisters, Rose Francis, Tampa, and Rosemary Byrne, Boston; and two grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • EASON, CLARENCE G., 68, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Wendell, N.C., he came here 38 years ago from Hampton, Va. He was a post office clerk, and he served in the Air Force for 20 years including service in the Vietnam War and Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Jean; a daughter, Linda Eason-McLawhorne, Tampa; a son, Steven, Tampa; a sister, Doris Eason Clair, Chesapeake, Va.; and seven grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • GARCIA, VICTOR, 87, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) in Plant City. Born in Mexico, he came here three years ago. He was a field worker and was Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Rebeca Garcia Solis and Sara Garcia Solis; and four sons, Hilario Samuel Garcia Solis, Yzaias Garcia Solis, Victor Garcia Solis, and David Garcia Solis. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • McCOY, CECIL A., 74, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Moultrie, Ga., he came here in 1954. He was a carpenter and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Whalen, San Antonio, Fla., and Kathy Pratt, Dayton, Ohio; three sons, David and James, both of Tampa, and Daniel, Spring Hill; two sisters, Evelyn Howell, Tampa, and Elanor McKellar, Bartow; two brothers, William, Wesley Chapel, and Carl, Antioch; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • McKAY, CHARLES A., 72, of Seffner, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident of the area. He was a heavy-equipment operator and was Presbyterian. Survivors include a stepson, Donald Wayne Jernigan, Tampa; and two sisters, Marion Carstens, Tampa, and Mary C. Hild, Mount Dora. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • MONTURO, A. RICHARD, 64, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2000) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Manhattan, he came here 57 years ago. He was a welder for Ford Motor Co. and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • PIERSON, JUDITH "JUDY," 56, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Town & Country Hospital. Born in Melbourne, Australia, she came here 40 years ago from Jacksonville. She was a homemaker, a member of American Legion Post No. 152, American Legion Auxiliary for 19 years, Directorette for Shriners, volunteer for American Legion's Children and Youth Program, Special Olympics, and Boy's State. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Don; two sons, Robby, Chicago, and Chris, Atlanta; four brothers, Richard, Danny, Steve and Kenny; two sisters, Kathy McElemmary and Vicky Irby; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, West Hillsborough Chapel, Tampa.
  • RILEY, THOMAS FLOYD, 88, of Plant City, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) in Plant City. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he came here in 1942. He was a foreman for Hardee Manufacturing Co., and a member of F&AM Turkey Creek Lodge and Midway Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Fields, Tampa; five sons, William "Bill," Turkey Creek, Thomas E., Zephyrhills, John Robert, Hawaii, Jack, Valrico, and Butch, Plant City; 29 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • WESTON, SUSAN, 63, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Spring Valley, Calif., she came here in 1970 from Chester, Pa. She was a history teacher at USF, a former high school teacher in Alaska, and a member of Bits and Pieces Puppet Theater and the Universal Unitarian Church of Tampa. Survivors include her caregiver, Carol A. King, Dunedin; two daughters, Tobi Beck, San Francisco, and Robin Kimmel; two sons, Alex Cooley, Orlando, and Jeff Kimmel; mother, Louise Martin, and a sister, Ann Kerr Weston, both of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; a brother, Richard Henry Watson, British Columbia; and three grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • WULF, NELSON HERMAN "BUZZ," 72, of Valrico, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Cattaraugus, N.Y., he came here a year ago. He was an industrial mechanic, an Army veteran of the Korean War and was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Doris; three daughters, Vicki Mrowka, Cattaraugus, Cindy Brown, Brandon, and Bobbie Jo Heim, Clover, S.C.; a son, Todd, Cattaraugus; two sisters, Anna Ives, West Valley, N.Y., and Wanda Dry, Little Valley, N.Y.; three brothers, Alvin, Cattaraugus, James, Little Valley, and Robert, Springville, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
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  • BURR, THELMA GERTRUDE, 91, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2000) at home. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she came here several years ago from Xenia, Ohio. She was an office manager for the Internal Revenue Service. Survivors include a sister, Florence Steiln, New Port Richey. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • CONGROVE, DANIEL E., 79, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home. Born in Longbottom, Ohio, he came here 17 years ago from Whitehall, Ohio, where he was a maintenance worker for that city. He was Baptist, an Army veteran of World War II, recipient of the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and lifetime member of the VFW Post 7631, Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Betty A.; two sons, Bob Congrove, Carrollton, Texas, and Chuck Levi, Newark, Ohio; two daughters, Carol Wilkes, Gahanna, Ohio, and Marilyn Figlestahler, Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • CREA, NATALE "NAT," 85, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home. He came here 20 years ago from Westport, Conn. He was a carpenter in the construction industry and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a sister, Jean Marafiote, Sun City Center; and many nephews and nieces. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • EISENMENGER, MELVIN JOSEPH, 68, of Ontario, Canada, and Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Ontario, he was a seasonal resident here from Wallenstein, Ontario, for several years. He was a shipper for a brewery. Survivors include his wife, Anne Marlene Eisenmenger. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • LAZARUS, HELANE T., 76, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Lackawanna, N.Y., she came here 14 years ago from Hamburg, N.Y., where she retired from teaching for Hamburg Central Schools after 32 years of service. She was Protestant and a member of the OES, Hamburg. Survivors include a daughter, Jill H. Weller, New Port Richey; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • MARTIN-CULET, FREDERICK W., 49, of Tampa, formerly of Lutz/Land O'Lakes, died Monday (Nov. 6, 2000). Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he came here 26 years ago from Austintown, Ohio. He was project manager for Southern Equipment, a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church, and coach for Lutz Little League. Survivors include a son, Michael, Lutz; a daughter, Renee, Lutz; his father, Fred Bierdeman, Youngstown; a brother, Billy, Asheville, N.C.; a sister, Bonnie Martin-Culet, Asheville; and his former wife, Liz, Lutz. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
  • MAUPAI, WILLIAM C. SR., 87, of Bayonet Point, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 19 years ago from Albany, N.Y., and was special agent in charge at the FBI. He attended the University of Virginia and New York University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree, then attended Brooklyn Law School and Lawrence University, receiving a bachelor of law degree, and was subsequently awarded a degree of juris doctor by the Brooklyn Law School and admitted to the New York Bar in 1940. He was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, its church council, postmaster of Cypress Hills Masonic Lodge 1064 F&AM and Ridgewood Hills Masonic Lodge 710 F&AM, member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Tampa, past president of West Pasco Shrine Club, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, member of the Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, past president of the Bayonet Point High 12, past president of Albany, N.Y., Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and current member of its Suncoast and Nature Coast Chapters, Tampa and Hernando County, member of the Order of the Moose, Tarpon Springs, Order of the Eagles, Hudson, the Beacon Woods Golf Club, Bayonet Point. Survivors include a son, William C. Jr., Bayonet Point; a daughter, Carol Dunham, Millersville, Md.; and two grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
  • MORRIS, BRUCE R., 91, of Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Wednesday (Nov. 1, 2000). He was born in Girard, Ohio, and moved to Port Richey in 1981 from Largo. He retired as an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts and was a member of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Bayonet Point. Survivors include his wife, Edna; three daughters, Janet Stahl, Potsdam, N.Y., Alice Morris, Manchester, N.H., and Karen Morris, Lagrange, Maine; and a grandchild. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hudson/Spring Hill.
  • MORTON, RAYMOND L., 75, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 28 years ago from Levittown, Pa. He was a machinist for Trak Microwave and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Drum & Bugle Corps, Philadelphia. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Jane; four sons, Raymond L. Jr., Brooksville, Frank and Thomas, both of New Port Richey, and Michael, Holiday; two daughters, Edna Hackett, Hudson, and Patricia Lawrence, Holiday; two brothers, Frank, Doylestown, Pa., and Herb, Philadelphia; a sister, Edna Boyd, Glenside, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
  • PINKHAM, ALFRED D. SR., 74, of Zephyrhills and Waldoboro, Maine, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home. Born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine he has been a winter resident for 10 years from Waldoboro. He worked in the maintenance department for the U.S. Postal Service and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, June R.; a son, Alfred Jr., Silverdale, Wash.; two sisters, Jeanette Achorn, Waldoboro, Maine, and Suzanne Blanchard, Auburn, Maine; two brothers, Roscoe, Belmont, Maine, and David, Vernon, Conn; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • SILVANI, RICHARD, 72, of Holiday, died Friday (Nov. 3, 2000) at home. Born in Bayonne, N.J., he came here 11 years ago from Costa Rica. He was chief inspector with Continental Can Co. and a member of the Spirit of Life Metropolitan Community Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include two sisters, Virginia Greenberg and Juanita Walther. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • STOEBER, LINDA DORAN, 85, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She came here 14 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, John R., New Port Richey; two daughters, Deanna Moyer and Kathleen Gill, both of Hoffmann Estates, Ill.; a sister, Frances Herzig, Arcadia, Calif.; and 15 grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
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    Belleair

    • MYER, LOUISE S., 72, of West Chester, Pa., a winter resident of Belleair, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Chester County Hospital, Pa. She had been a winter resident since 1985, coming here annually from her native West Chester. She was a retired Registered Nurse and was active in the American Cancer Society, the Women's Auxiliary of Chester County Hospital and an avid golfer at Radley Run. She was a member of United Methodist Church of West Chester and the Philadelphia Golf Association. Survivors include her husband, Harold K.; a daughter, Susan M. Ness, York, Pa.; a son, Harold K. Jr. "Chip," West Chester; two sisters, Frances Ann Schwartz, Syracuse, N.Y., and Margaret S. Duttenhoffer, Sunset Beach, N.C.; her twin brother, Frank C. Seaboldt Jr., Sunset Beach, N.C.; and three grandchildren. DellaVecchia, Reilly & Smith Funeral Home, West Chester, Pa.

    Clearwater

    • BURKE, SAMUEL J., 88, of Clearwater, formerly of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Regency Oaks Nursing Center, Clearwater. He was born in Danbury, Conn., and came to this area in 1970 from Bristol, Conn. He retired as manager of NorthEast Utilities Co., Hartford, Conn. He was Catholic, a ham radio operator for 60 years and member of several ham clubs in Colorado and Florida, and a past president of the Bristol Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Dorothy; two daughters, Barbara B. Staveski, Spring Hill, and Kathleen Self, Orlando; two sons, Warren Burke, Longview, Wash., and Robert Burke, Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Josephine Miller, Fairhope, Ala., and May Holmes, Lillian, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • DeWITT, DOROTHY L. "DOT," 92, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Worcester, Mass., and came here in 1974 from Old Town, Maine. She was a homemaker. Locally, she attended Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and was a member of the Road Runners Antique Car Club, the Fort Harrison Questers and the Clearwater Community Women's Club. In Old Town, she was a member of the United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Omega Club. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Kenneth; four daughters, Barbara DeCastro, Belleair; Joyce Smith, Forest Lake, Maine; Betty Emery, Newburg, Maine and Deborah Hambright, Warsaw, Ind.; two sons, Richard Leahy, Old Town, and James DeWitt, Ellsworth, Maine; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • JAGUS, LORETTA V., 79, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Beverly Healthcare of Largo. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1999 from Ocala. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Joseph P.; a son, Kenneth, Wonder Lake, Ill.; a daughter, Bonnie Gash, Clearwater; a sister, Jean Rusinek, Mount Prospect, Ill.; three grandchildren, Dean Gash, Clearwater; Cindy Gash, Safety Harbor and Duane Gash, Pace. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • NELSON, ALFRED H., 85, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home. He was born in Port Jefferson, N.Y., and came here recently from Edgewater. He retired after 45 years as a draftsman for the Hazeltine Corp., Little Neck, N.Y. He was also a musician and played violin and trumpet, and was a member of Sons of Norway Lodge, Port Orange. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ruth, and a son, Philip, Clearwater; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • SIMPSON, DEBORAH ANN, 47, of Clearwater, died Monday (Nov. 6Rochester, N.Y., attended local schools and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Lucius; two sons, Lucius III and Gabriel Jackson, all of Clearwater; her mother, Myrtle Shaw, Hightown, N.J.; two brothers, Josh Adams, Hightown and Kenneth Turner, Tampa; a sister, Angela Adams, Hightown; and several grandchildren. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • NICHOLS, DAVID LEE, 46, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1976 from his native Trenton, N.J. and worked as a deli manager. He was a member of High Point United Methodist Church and High Point Community Pride. Survivors include his wife, Vita M.; a daughter, Lorraine Nichols, Morrisville, Pa.; two sons, Charles, Clearwater and David, North Carolina; a stepson, Salvador Stuto; his mother, Josephine, and two brothers, Charles and Chris, all of Clearwater; a sister, Helen Hardifer, Trenton; five grandchildren; two nieces; and a great-nephew. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

    Largo

    • BASCO, LUCILLE P., 89, of Norfolk, Va., and formerly of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2000) in a Norfolk nursing home. She was born in Canton, Ill., and came to Largo from Milwaukee. 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.
    • FRANKLIN, GLENN, 82, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Howard County, Ind., and came here in 1983 from Indianapolis. He retired after 34 years as executive general manager of the Indiana Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, and prior to World War II, he worked for the Department of Agriculture. He graduated from South Bend College of Commerce, and did graduate work at Purdue University, Indiana University, Indiana Central University and Harvard University. He lectured and conducted case studies at Harvard Business College, and in 1978, he was one of 28 men invited to tour China under the auspices of the Agricultural Commission of the People's Republic of China. He attended Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Merle; a son, Randy L., Indianapolis; a sister, Mary Lois St. Clair, Galveston, Ind.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • MANSFIELD, BENNIE W., 51, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 6, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1951 from his native Dawson, Ga., and worked as a handyman. He was an avid fisherman. Survivors include three sons, Dwayne, Bennie Jr. and Johnnie, and a daughter, Shirley Mansfield, all of St. Petersburg; his mother, Queenie Martin, and a sister, Mary Byrd, both of Largo; four brothers, Logan Mansfield, Safety Harbor and Henry, Charles and Robert Martin, all of Largo; his companion, Wylene Johnson, Largo; and three granddaughters. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MILLER, ALICE S., 76, of Largo, formerly of Treasure Island, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Huntington, W.Va., came to Treasure Island in 1959 from Nitro, W.Va., and moved in 1989 to Largo. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Lukes United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. She enjoyed traveling, oil painting and dancing. She performed at the grand opening of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Carlton L.; three sons, Stephen, Utah, Michael, St. Petersburg, and Daniel, Utah; daughter, LeAnne Gerhart, Largo; a brother, Phillip Sansom; and 10 grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • PHILLIPS, JOHN D. "JACK," 75, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in South Boston and came here in 1997 from East Orleans, Mass. He retired as president of Technipower Inc., Danbury, Conn., and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Dorothy B. "Dot;" a son, Stephen D., and a daughter, Anne P. Talluto, both of Seminole; a sister, Brenda Phillips, Miami; a brother, Richard B., Virginia; and a grandson, Christopher Talluto, Seminole. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • REICHERT, FRANK J. SR., 76, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 6, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1989 from Sumneytown, Pa. He retired as an assembly man of recorders for industrial systems after 34 years with Leeds Northrup, North Wales, Pa. He was also a volunteer fireman and a member of the Green Lane Fire Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sumneytown, Heisler-Johnson American Legion Post 119 and the VFW, both of Largo. He was a genealogist and a former Boy Scouts leader. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jennie; three sons, Frank Jr. and Howard, both of Largo, and Owen, Delaware, Okla.; four daughters, Florence Reichert, Largo, DorisJane Reichert and Barbara Kweder, both of Sumneytown, and Pauline Reichert, Richlandtown, Pa.; a sister, Caroline Howell, Absecon, N.J.; six grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • LUCAS, MARGARET RYAN, 81, of Seminole, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1979 from her native Chicago where she retired as a secretary. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo, and was an avid bridge player. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Shannon, Tampa; a son, Donald, Chicago; three sisters, Sister Lorraine Ryan, St. Louis; Mary Fitzpatrick, Chicago and Thyra Ryan, Teton, Idaho; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • McKEE, WARDE BURWELL, 61, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at home. He was born in Burbank, Calif., and came here in 1985 from Berwyn, Ill. He retired as a substitute teacher and a handyman. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, the Moose Lodge and active for many years in Boy Scouts. Survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, Matthew, St. Petersburg; Brett, Tampa and Shawn, Seminole; two daughters, Lisa Foster and Brenda McKee, both of Seminole; a brother, Michael, California; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SCHLOTTERBECK, PAUL JOHN, 90, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. He was born in Naperville, Ill., and came here in 1995 from Findlay, Ohio, where he retired after 55 years as a vocational-agricultural teacher. He was also a woodcarver. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, achieving the of lieutenant. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo, American Legion of Hamler Ohio, and the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty; a daughter, Kristin E., Largo; a son, James Paul, Shelbyville, Ky.; and eight grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • Bay Pines
    • PAMPERIN, ROBERT A., 54, of Bay Pines, died Monday (Oct. 30, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Davenport, Iowa. He was a construction worker and an Army veteran. Survivors include a cousin, Nancy Whitcomb, Iowa. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

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  • PAMPERIN, ROBERT A., 54, of Bay Pines, died Monday (Oct. 30, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Davenport, Iowa. He was a construction worker and an Army veteran. Survivors include a cousin, Nancy Whitcomb, Iowa. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • Gulfport

    • MAUSKOPF, HELEN S., 86, of Gulfport, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at Menorah Manor. Born in Poland, she came here in 1970 from Brookline, Mass. She was a homemaker and a member of Congregation Beth Sholom, Gulfport, and its Women's Club. Survivors include two daughters, Shellie Arcaro, West Chester, Pa., and Linda Mauskopf, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; three sisters, Harriet Weis, Mildred Erps and Sylvia Melnick; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • CABRA, ALBERT, 65, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in New York City, he came here in 1968 from Puerto Rico. He was a retired tug boat captain and a Catholic. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Newel, Lancaster, Ohio; two brothers, William Sahara, Puerto Rico, and Frank Capra; and a companion, Maryjane Wilkinson, Pinellas Park. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • HARNEY, BEATRICE, 81, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Pinellas Park. Born in Beverly, Mass., she came here in 1957 from Lynn, Mass. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • HOPPE, OSCAR ARTHUR, 82, of Seminole, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Nov. 2, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1974 from his native Chicago, where he retired as a machine shop superintendent for a dairy. Survivors include his wife, Doris; two stepsons, Walter C. Figge, Chapin, S.C., and Erwin E. Figge, Denver; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • WATERS, C. WILLIAM "BILL," 72, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Pasadena Manor. Born in Clarksburg, W.Va., he came here in 1983 from Lewiston, N.Y. He retired as an engineer for Union Carbide, Niagara Falls, N.Y. after 30 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was Methodist. Survivors include a son, William K., Moscow, Idaho; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Cudzilo, Agate, Colo., and Susan Leigh Seiler, Miami; a sister, Maxine Hatmaker, South Pasadena; a brother, Stuart Waters, Clarksburg; and a granddaughter, Savannah Cudzilo, Agate. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • BRANDENBURG, ROXANNE, 47, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 2000) at home after a long illness. Born in Connersville, Ind., she came here from Tampa. She was a member of Hanna's Creek Christian Church, Union County, Ind. Survivors include her parents, Doyne and Gwen Wildman, Liberty, Ind.; three brothers, Rick Brandenburg, Ted Wildman and Tom Wildman; and two sisters, Christine Allison and Tresa Garcia. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Liberty, Ind.
    • CHILDS, CLIFFORD H., 93, of Casselberry, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2000). Born in Providence, R.I., he came here in 1971 from Detroit, where he was a retired silver solderer for 34 years with Chrysler Corp. Locally he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Kenneth, Spring Valley, Calif.; three daughters, Barbara Jerome, Warren, Mich., Janet Lamiman, Lansing, Mich., and Judith Giannopolous, Casselberry; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • CLOSNER, GOLDIE, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Menorah Manor. Born in Montreal, she came here in 1980 from California. She was Jewish and a homemaker. Survivors include a stepson, Chazzan Elfman, Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Anne Nickerson, Montreal; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hudson.
    • GROTKE, HELEN AUGUSTA, 96, of Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she moved to Brooksville two years ago from St. Petersburg and was a homemaker. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a brother, Herbert Wolfgruber, Spring Hill. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
    • KUSNETSOFF, ILJA, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Russia, he came here in 1973 from New York state. He was a member of St. Andrew's Russian Orthodox Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include brothers and sisters in Russia. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • LEDFORD, JEFFREY "JEFF," 40, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1965 from his native Battle Creek, Mich. He worked 17 years for Equifax Corp. He was an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan and enjoyed NASCAR events. Survivors include his mother, Janet, a brother, Nick, and his maternal grandmother, Verna Osgood, all of St. Petersburg; six aunts; and three uncles. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MacKINLAY, DANIEL H., 98, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1956. He was a retired structural engineer. He was a life member of Masonic Blue Lodge, Palestine Lodge 357, F&AM in Detroit and Westgate Hi-Twelve in St. Petersburg. He was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Frances E.; a daughter, Mary Gaiefsky, St. Petersburg; a sister, Millicent Schenhoff, Lake Orion, Mich.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MULVIHILL, THOMAS F., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Concordia Manor, St. Petersburg. He was born in Pittsburgh. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • NEMETH, JOSEPH J., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. Born in Northampton, Pa., he came here in 1978 from the New York/New Jersey area. He was a retired designer and mechanical draftsman for Gibson-Cox Marine Designers, New York. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary T.; a daughter, Pamela Koerner, Lincolndale, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • ROSS, ARCHIBALD, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at the Seminole Nursing Pavilion, Seminole. Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he came here in 1982 from Mamaroneck, N.Y., where he was the clerk of the village court. He was a graduate of Washington Square College of New York University. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole, and the Patriotic Sons of America. Survivors include a niece, Amelia Duncan, Arizona; and three cousins. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

    Treasure Island

    • MILLER, ALICE S., 76, of Largo, formerly of Treasure Island, died Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Huntington, W.Va., she came to Treasure Island in 1959 from Nitro, W.Va., and lived there for 30 years before moving to Largo. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. She enjoyed traveling, oil painting and dancing. She performed at the grand opening of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Carlton L.; three sons, Stephen, Utah; Michael, St. Petersburg and Daniel, Utah; a daughter, LeAnne Gerhart, Largo; a brother, Phillip Sansom; and 10 grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Woodlawn Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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