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November 14, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

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

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  • COHEN, WILLIAM, 76, of Ocala, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Ocala. Born in Cleveland, he came here eight years ago from Fort Lauderdale. He was a social worker and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the National Association of Social Workers. He devoted his professional life to working for the State of Israel Bonds and the Jewish Federation. He was a member of the Congregation Beth Shalom of Beverly Hills. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine C.; a son, Julian L., San Francisco; two daughters, Helen Winoker, St. Louis Park, Minn., and Janet Cohen, Atlanta; a brother, Samuel, Sun City, Ariz.; six nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • CONNELLY, THOMAS JOSEPH, 59, of Hernando, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home. Born in Boston. He retired as a special agent for the Treasury Department Alcohol, Tobacco (and) Firearms. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Citrus County Sierra Club, Natures Conservancy and Democratic Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine P.; a son, Lt. Eric T. Connelly, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; two daughters, Capt. Amy B. Hernke, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Jennifer L. Connelly, Hernando; and his stepmother, Eva Connelly, Quincy, Mass. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • LEWIS, HAROLD E. JR. "WHITIE," 70, of Crystal River, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) in Crystal River. Born in Indianapolis, he retired from the Marine Corps six years ago from Beaufort, S.C. He served in the Korean War and served three tours during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Gulf To Lake Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jerry Ann; two sons, Martin E., Crystal River, and Riley E., Bluffton, S.C.; two daughters, Ann M. Krieger, Hubert, N.C., and Pamela K. Roper, Seabrook, S.C.; and a sister, Patricia Leonard, Indianapolis. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • RAUSCH, ELIZABETH ROSEANNE "BET," 47, of Homosassa, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home. Born in Olympia, Wash., she came here in 1991 from Fort Plain, N.Y. She was a certified plant specialist for Scotty's in Brooksville and a graduate of Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyo. She was a member of Citrus County Cruisers and a breeder of German shepherd dogs. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Richard Edward; her mother and stepfather, Betsy and Jim Balsdon, Inverness; her father and stepmother, Gene and Joanna Knoll, Reading, Pa.; a brother, Gene Knoll Jr., Sarasota; a sister, Holly Knoll, Canajoharie, N.Y.; her paternal grandmother, Virginia Knoll, Salem, Ore.; two uncles, Al Hillman, Lafayette, Calif., and Richard Knoll, Salem; several cousins including Janet Plank, Binghamton, N.Y.; two nephews; and a niece. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • RIFFEL, WILLIAM H., 79, of Hernando, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Danville, Pa., he came here nine years ago from Harrisburg, Pa. He was a furniture store salesman and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Rifle Association and an avid hunter. He attended the Heritage Baptist Church of Beverly Hills. Survivors include his wife, Alma K.; a son, Tom, Arizona; and a sister, Jean Kahl, Pennsylvania. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • ROWAN, SAMUEL M., 88, of Inglis, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River. He came here in the 1970s from his native Atlanta. He was a retired nurseryman and enjoyed working outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Melba; and a sister, Alice Oats, Miami. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • SILVA, GEORGE "SONNY," 66, of Inverness, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Surrey Place in Lecanto. Born in Boston, he came here in 1992 from Wilmington, Mass. He retired as a jet engine inspector employed by General Electric and was Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Mary Gavin, and three nephews, Ed, Greg and Chris, all of Hanson, Mass. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
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  • CAMPBELL, ROBERT S., 33, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) in Treasure Island. Born in Okinawa, Japan, he came here three years ago from Tampa. He was a construction industry contractor and was Baptist. Survivors include his parents, Robert C. Jr. and Katherine Campbell, Brooksville; a brother, David, Tampa; and a sister, Teresa Corbin, Ithaca, N.Y. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • CODY, RAYMOND T., 69, of Spring Hill, Hernando County, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at home. Born in Astoria, N.Y., he came here 24 years ago from Farmingdale, N.Y. He was a retired police officer for the city of New York and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; two sons, Raymond, Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael, Spring Hill; three daughters, Robin Ann Murtha and Marie Torlincasi, both of Farmingdale, and Carolyn LaCoste, Virginia Beach, Va.; his mother, Caroline Cody, Astoria; and 13 grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • EBRIGHT, PAUL JEREMIAH, 81, of Brooksville, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at the Brooksville Health Care Center. Born in West Carrollton, Ohio, he came here seven years ago from Frankfort, Ind. He was a retired Wesleyan minister and an Army veteran of World War II. He was past district superintendent and past president of the Ministerial Association, and past president of the Youth Association, all of the Kentucky District. He was a member of the Brooksville Wesleyan Church. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; and two brothers, Joseph and Phillip, both of Dayton, Ohio. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • LIEDKE, DONALD A., 74, of Brooksville, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Born in Maywood, Ill., he came here 13 years ago from Bellwood, Ill. He retired as a specification analyst employed by International Harvester, formerly known as American Harvester, with 34 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. His memberships included the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2193 of Maywood, Ill., American Legion Post 99 of Brooksville, Korean War Veterans Association, 191st and 778th Tank Battalion Association, Association of U.S. Army and the U.S. Constabulary Association. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta; three sons, Donald A. Jr., Morton Grove, Ill., Michael W., Bensonville, Ill., and Bruce W., Des Plaines, Ill.; three daughters, Diana Lynn, Huntington, Ind., Laurie B., Mundelein, Ill., and Dawn M., Glendale Heights, Ill.; a sister, Ruth Warner, Delray Beach; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville.
  • MATTHEWS, SYBIL, 71, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at home. Born in La Grange, Ga., she came here 23 years ago from Tampa. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Eugene L.; two sons, Rudy, Tampa, and Ron, Brooksville; a daughter, Rita Newman, Brandon; two brothers, William Todd Jr., Atlanta, and Charles Todd, St. Petersburg; a sister, Ruth DeKeno, Brandon; and five grandchildren. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • SCHORR, ELIZABETH, 91, of Brooksville, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Eastbrooke Health Care Center in Brooksville. Born in Bolanden, Germany, she came here eight years ago from Albuquerque, N.M., and was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Van Wagner, Spring Hill; and three grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Spring Hill.
  • SCHRADER, ROBERT E. II, 53, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at home. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., he came here 10 years ago from New York. He was a long distance truck driver and Methodist. Survivors include a son, Michael R., Fayetteville, N.C.; two daughters, Terri A. Culverwell, Apex, N.C., and Tammy L. McKernan, Albany, N.Y.; two sisters, Jackie Carroll and Jill Skinner, both of Windsor, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and companion, Cheryl Alcorn. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
  • WELLS, BRUCE D., 41, of Spring Hill, Hernando County, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Hudson. He came to Spring Hill six years ago from his native Clearwater. He was a mechanic for Cox Lumber for many years. Survivors include his wife, Brenda; a daughter, Amanda Marie, Spring Hill; his parents, William and Geraldine Wells, Spring Hill; four sisters, Donna Conley, Weeki Wachee, Beverly Sharp, Port Richey, Jannie Gartan, Orlando, and Debbie Muzey, Spring Hill; and his grandmother, Ethel Floyd, Clearwater. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills.
  • WHITE, ALICE Y., 76, of Brooksville, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Salem, Mass., she came here 14 years ago from Peabody, Mass. She was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Paul, Peabody; a daughter, Ann Foley, Gloucester, Mass.; three brothers, Francis Massero, Salem, George "Ted" Massero, Peabody, and Richard Massero, Davenport; two sisters, Theresa Thibault, Lynn, Mass., and Louise Glynn, Portland, Maine; and four grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
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  • ALLISON, RONALD PAUL, 66, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. Born in Indianapolis, he came here in 1980 from New Orleans, La. He was a professor at Saint Leo University for five years, and member of the Jesuits. Survivors include his companion of 20 years, Mark Cohen; a cousin, Joanne Metzger, Hatboro, Pa.; and many friends and colleagues. At-Peace Cremation Services, Inc., Sarasota.
  • BISHOP, MARY JESSIE, 98, of Brandon, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Hawthorne Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Valdosta, Ga., she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Dorene Grant, Brandon; a son, William F. Bishop Jr., Plant City; a brother, James Edward Wilkinson, Turkey Creek; two sisters, Ilene Dobson and Corena Rebik; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • BYMAN, PHILLIP ARTHUR, 66, of Riverview, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came to the Tampa area 44 years ago from Brooklyn. He was a professor at Hillsborough Community College, and a Korean War veteran who served in the Marine Corps and Air Force. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Carole Byman; two daughters, Elaine Stolt, Tokyo, and Debbie Kassalias, Lithia; his father, Floyd Byman, Santa Rosa, Calif.; a sister, Phyllis Spivey, Roseville, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • CHILSON, CANDICE LYNN, 18, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) in a traffic accident. She was a lifelong resident of Tampa, and worked for T.J. Maxx. Survivors include her mother, Wendy Lou Chilson, Tampa; a sister, Aziza A. Karteron, Tampa; and her grandparents, Ronald L. and Elizabeth Chilson, Tampa. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HARRISON, IRENE ALMA, 60, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Erie, Pa., she came here in 1983 from Pennsylvania. She was a newspaper staffer. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Shubart, Erie, Pa. and Candie Hudson, Tampa; two sons, Michael Harrison, Mulberry and Gerald Harrison, Tampa; two brothers, John Beck, Springfield, Pa. and Lloyd Beck, Erie, Pa.; three sisters, Jerri Taylor and Leona Beck, both of Springfield, Pa., and Sara Covey, Geneva, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • MAHONEY, JAMES ROBERT "BOB," 80, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) in the Virgin Islands. Born in Jacksonville, he came here in 1988 from Orange Park. He was a radar navigator and past lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, member of the St. Matthew's Anglican Church and past executive director of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Survivors include two daughters, Toni Knie, Petersburg, Tenn. and Sharon M. Stringfellow, Valrico; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Marsicano - B. Marion Reed - Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • OGDEN, KIM WILLIAM, 49, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home. Born in Montana, he lived in Florida for 10 years coming from Michigan. He was a salesman. Survivors include his mother, Grace Ogden, Ocala; his father, Bill Ogden, Ocala; and two brothers, Randy and Jerry. Marsicano - B. Marion Reed - Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PETERSON, GLORIA F., 70, of Gibsonton, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Sunbury, Pa., she lived in the Tampa area for most of her life. She was a homemaker and attended Gibsonton United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Ingram and Sheila Griffin, both of Riverview; three sons, Jimmy Peterson and Jason Peterson, both of Gibsonton, and Victor W. Fields Jr., Riverview; two brothers, Grant Bostian, Sunbury, Pa. and Richard Hunt, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Gladys Anderson, Bernice Ross, and Betty Wise, all of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • RICCIO, ESTHER B., 87, of Safety Harbor, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., came here in 1982 from Deer Park, N.Y., and moved in 1996 to Safety Harbor. She was a retired waitress and attended St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Archie; a son, Paul, Brandon; two sisters, Sue Gaitano, Zephyrhills, and Tobias Montelbano, Westbury, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • STENSTROM, JOE V., 65, of Brooksville, formerly of Thonotosassa and Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Sanford, he moved to Brooksville 17 years ago from Tampa. He was a small business entrepreneur, a Navy veteran and a foster parent in Hernando County. He was United Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Iver, Brooksville, and Stanley, Spring Hill; a sister, Ina Powell, Valrico; and three grandsons. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • STEWART, MILDRED, 89, of Plant City, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Plant City. She was a Plant City native and lifelong resident. She was a teacher, a member of Women's Club and the Garden Club, and of First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include a son, H.M. Stewart Jr., Plant City; a sister, Caroline Eskridge Raboy, Orlando; a brother, John C. Eskridge II, Tampa; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • WHITTIER, ANNETTA, 52, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Trinidad, she came here several years ago from New York City. She was a nanny. She is survived by her husband, Augusta Whittier. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
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  • BELLINGTON, EUNICE R., 72, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home. Born in Flemington, N.J., she came here 20 years ago from Baton Rouge, La. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Elmer; three sons, Tom, New Jersey; John, Louisiana; and Joe, Washington; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Arlington Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • BREWER, RUTH K., 83, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Southern Pines Nursing Home in New Port Richey. Born in Tulsa, Okla., she came here in July 2001 from Olathe, Kansas. She was a retired reading teacher employed by the Arlington County School District with 20 years of service. She was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Aurora, Colo., and Charles, Arlington, Va.; two daughters, Margaret Van Sant, New Port Richey, and Dorothy Stewart, Westminster, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • DEL GAUDIO, ENRICO J., 80, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Hudson. Born in Trenton, N.J., he came here in 1986 from Uniondale, N.Y. He was a retired water management clerk in New York City and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Antionette Stella; a daughter, Barbara Ferrante, Tampa; a son, Frank, Milwaukee; a brother, Dino, Queens, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • DiROSA, VINCENT, 88, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Atria Windsor Woods ALF in Hudson. Born in Italy, he came here in 1978 from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a carpenter employed by Staten Island Hospital and a member of the United Hospital Workers Union. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 400 of New Port Richey. He was a member of the Italian American Club of Hudson. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church and a member of its Ushers Club. Survivors include three daughters, Joanne Avella, Tucson, Ariz.; Terri Barchuk, Dallas; and Josephine "JoJo" DiGennaro, New Port Richey; two brothers, Frank, Waymart, Pa., and Ciero; and two sisters, Maria Castaldi and Tina Verusio, all of Torre Del Greco, Italy; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • GARCEAU, GLADYS A., 88, of Hudson, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Crown Pointe ALF in Spring Hill. Born in Georges Run, Ohio, she came here in 1987 from Kettering, Ohio. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include two sons, Vernon "Don," Hudson, and Gary "Dale," Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Lois Girieman, Kettering; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • SABATINI, PATRICK E., 80, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was born in Hazleton, Pa. He was a vice president of SEC Manufacturing Co. and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Laskowski, New Port Richey; four sons, Francis P., Granby, Conn.; Richard J., North Granby, Conn.; Steven T., Warwick, N.Y.; and Paul A., Ridgewood, N.J.; two sisters, Leonora O'Halloran, East Norwich, N.Y., and Erma Lappas, Ozone Park, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • SPENCER, MICHAEL, 58, of Lutz, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 2001) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa. Born in Westley, R.I., he came here several years ago. He was an over-the-road driver and an Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Michael Spencer Jr., Groton, Conn., and Benjamin Spencer, Belfast, Maine; three brothers, Kenneth Spencer, Massachusetts; Russell Foster, Groton; and Rodger Foster, Brooks, Maine; and a sister, Roberta Foster, Corinna, Maine. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
  • VanHOOK, DONALD W., 69, of Holiday, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. He came here in 1978 from his native Dayton, Ohio, and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
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  • BATES, DR. STANLEY R., 62, of Gainesville, a native of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at North Florida Regional Hospital, Gainesville, after a brief illness. He was born in Clearwater and was a professor for 40 years at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he received bachelor's and master's degrees, and a doctorate. He was a Navy veteran and a former director of a major analytical instrumentation center. Survivors include his wife, Dixie; two sons, Stan, Jacksonville, and Clayton, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a daughter, Kailah Bates, Jacksonville; his mother, Evelyn Gertrude Bates Harper, Gainesville, Ga.; and two sisters, Ginger Moore, Gainesville, Ga., and Betty Morris, Seminole. Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville.
  • CULVER, EUGENE E., 82, of Clearwater, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Juneau, Wis., and came here in 1985 from Milwaukee, where he was a teacher and guidance director in the public school system. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Luella; two sons, Dr. Paul G., Brookfield, Wis., and John S., West Allis, Wis.; a sister, Evelyn Eisele, Las Vegas; a brother, George, Prairie du Sac, Wis.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street North Chapel, St. Petersburg.
  • McGUIRE, MARION L., 66, of Clearwater, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Scotland and came here in 1995 from Trenton, Mich. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge 2205, and an Auxiliary member of the Forgotten Korean War Veterans: Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Thomas; a son, William, Lincoln Park, Mich.; a daughter, Marion McDonnell, Holland, Mich.; two brothers, Ian Galloway, Scotland, and Alex Galloway, England; a sister, Irene Mitchell, England; and two grandchildren, Shane and Kelly. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • MILLER, GUY BLAIR, 70, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 3, 2001) at home. He was born in Ironwood, Mich., and came here in 1989 from New Hope, Pa. He retired as the eastern regional manager after 25 years with the New York Times Magazine Group and locally worked 10 years for Pinellas County in the personnel department. He graduated from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, Dunellen, N.J. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Melissa; two sons, Lawrence, Dunellen, and Guy Jr., Millersville, Pa.; a daughter, Barbara Unger, Midlothian, Va.; a brother, Lawrence, Lombard, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • OSTERMANN, PATRICIA A., 40, of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home. She worked as a sales clerk. Survivors include a son, Chase, and a daughter, Cassie Ostermann, both of Clearwater; a stepdaughter, Angel Ostermann, Largo; a stepson, Shawn Ostermann, Seminole; two brothers, Edgar George, Saco, Maine; a brother, Allen Lee Satterfield, Melbourne; two sisters, Monique McCorvey, Miami, and Mary Lou Henriot, Metz, France; four stepgrandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
  • VEVIER, FREDERICK A., 45, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1959. He was disabled and prior to his disability worked for his father as a salesman for an aluminum construction company in Safety Harbor. He was a member of First Christian Church, Clearwater, and an avid science fiction reader. Survivors include a daughter, Rachael, and a son, Jimmy,; his mother, Alice, Clearwater; his father and stepmother, Paul E. and Faye, Kissimmee; a sister, Vickie Hardy, Safety Harbor; a brother, Ken, Clearwater; his maternal grandfather, Russell Magaw, Barberton, Ohio; an uncle, Garry Russell Magaw, Barberton; and several nieces and a nephew. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • WATSON, GRACE E., 83, of Burlington, N.J., formerly of Clearwater Beach, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at the Masonic Home of New Jersey, Burlington. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here in 1972. She co-owned and operated a motel on Clearwater Beach for many years. She was Presbyterian and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, Ronald, Safety Harbor, and Dennis, Palm Harbor; two daughters, Diane Blazure, Dallas, Pa., and Janet Hostrub, Red Bank, N.J.; a sister, Marion Huffness, Cape Cod, Mass.; and two brothers, Jack Busch, Elizabeth, and Dale Busch, Shrewsbury, N.J.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Peppler Funeral Home, Burlington, N.J.
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    • HALE, VIOLA S., 95, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Milwaukee and came here in 1970 from Cranford, N.J. She retired as assistant registrar at University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dunedin, a past president of the church's Women's Guild, and in New Jersey, she was active in several Methodist women's clubs, the Cranford College Club, and a past president of the Cranford Garden Club. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Hale, Palatine, Ill. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

    Largo

    • CAMERON, ELIZABETH NONA, 80, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Duxbury, Mass., and came here in 1982 from Worcester, Mass., where she retired as an administrative assistant at Becker Junior College. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Robert; a daughter, Carol M. LaPrade, Westboro, Mass.; a son, M. Brian Chandler, Plymouth, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Sandra D. Gentelloti, Holden, Mass.; and a stepson, James R. Cameron, Minnesota. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
    • CARMICHAEL, DANIEL E., 98, of Liverpool, N.Y., formerly of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Van Duyn Home & Hospital, Liverpool. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and came here after he retired in 1968 from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., where he worked 44 years. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Brady; a son, Daniel, Inlet, N.Y.; two daughters, Meredith Blewett, Camillus, N.Y., and Carol Vollmer, Fairmount, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Frasier-Shepardson Funeral Home, Syracuse, N.Y.
    • CRISPELL, PAUL J., 93, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Luzerne, Pa., and came here in 1966 from southern California. He worked as an insurance agent in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include a son, Art, Rescue, Calif.; a brother, Albert, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren, Dr. Kathy Crispell and Rick Crispell, both of Clackamas, Ore., Jacoui McGee, Norco, Calif., and Julie Fox, Newport Beach, Calif.; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • JOHNSON, PHILOMENA ROSE LARKIN, 61, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Tierra Pines Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Flint, Mich., and came here in 2000 from Mount Morris, Mich. She worked as a caregiver in private homes and hospitals. She was a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, Michael, Clearwater; a daughter, Tina Johnson, Flint; six brothers, Leo and Aaron Larkin, both of Largo, Bruce W. Larkin, Fort Myers, Elwin Larkin, Reese, Mich., the Rev. Ron Larkin, San Bernardino, Calif., and James Larkin, West Branch, Mich.; four sisters, Hope DeLa Vergne, Largo, Faith Corcoran and Gloria LaVigne, both of Mount Morris, and Charity Fournier, Goodrich, Mich.; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • KRATSAS, CLAUDIA N., 73, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in New York City and came here in 2000 from Long Island, N.Y. She worked as a restaurateur, a furrier, a real estate agent, a singer and dancer on Broadway, and a teacher in a ceramic studio. She was a member of the Icarian Club. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Nick; four sons, Galen, Panama City, Fla., Kirk and George, both of Monroeville, Pa., and Jonathon, Ingomar, Pa.; a sister, Sylvia Johnson, Tarpon Springs; and seven grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • NEWKIRK, BENNIE L., 61, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1943 from his native Dawson, Ga. He retired as an assembler with Honeywell, Largo, and was a member and associate minister of the Apostolic Church of Jesus. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; two sons, Bennie L. III, Largo, and Corey Davis, Clearwater; three daughters, Cynthia Newkirk and Shawnda Newkirk, both of Largo, and Latasha Swain, St. Petersburg; his mother, Mary L. Perry, Largo; two brothers, Robert L. Perry, Atlanta, and Kenneth Newkirk, Tifton, Ga.; and four grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • NORRIS, JOHN VICTOR, 84, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. He was born in Blanford, Ind., and came here in 1974 from Grand Rapids, Mich., where he retired from General Motors. Survivors include a brother, Ben, Largo; a sister, Helen Kreger, Dearborn, Mich.; a nephew, Roderic Kreger, Melbourne Beach, and a niece, Janet Kreger, East Lansing, Mich. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Oldsmar

    • SMITH, LILLIAN M., 85, of Oldsmar, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She came here in 1969 from El Paso, Texas. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include three sons, William, Oldsmar, George, Bradenton, and Dan, Worcester, Mass; a daughter, Mildred Comforti, El Paso; and 11 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Palm Harbor

    • MURPHY, MARGARET, 71, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1988 from Deer Park, N.Y. She worked as a legal secretary. She was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, the Grumman Retirees and Highland Lakes Community, Palm Harbor. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a daughter, Patricia M. Heinlein, Longwood; three sons, Robert M., Central Islip, N.Y., Thomas W., Franklin Square, N.Y., and Glenn C., San Diego; three brothers, Wiliam Beaton, Homosassa Springs, Robert Beaton, Hallendale, and James Beatgon, Deer Park; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

    Safety Harbor

    • FINSTEIN, MARVIN "MIKE," 67, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Cambridge, Mass. He worked in commercial real estate and owned several Sears franchises nationwide. He was an Army veteran and graduated from Boston University. He was Jewish and a member of the Clearwater Sertoma Club. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Marge; a daughter, Suzanne Petresky, Tampa; a son, Mark, Atlanta; a sister, Virginia Freedberg, Denver; and two grandsons, Michael and Kevin Petresky, both of Tampa. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

    Tarpon Springs

    • BROWN, A. CLARKE, 86, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1974 from Hackensack, N.J. He retired after 20 years as a sales manager for Arnold Engineering, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. During World War II he worked as an engineer for Sperry Gyroscope, Brooklyn and Great Neck, N.Y., where he worked on bomb site and automatic pilot projects. He graduated in 1938 from Drexel Institute of Technology. He was a member of Unity Church. Survivors include his wife, Teresa; a son, Richard, Palo Alto, Calif.; a daughter, Linda Gaebel, Vienna, Va.; and a grandson. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
    • BROWN, DONALD J., 80, of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1989 from his native New York City, where he retired as a detective with the New York Police Department and retired as director of security at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the 1013 Club and the 369th Regiment. Survivors include his wife, Adella; three sons, Donald Jr., Richard and Charles; two daughters, Nan and Janine; five sisters, Edith, Dorothy, Lorraine, Frances and Bernice; six grandchildren, Donald III, Jason, Julienne, Lamar, Nikita and Brittanyh; and two great-grandsons. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • NOCERINO, CAROLYN B., 55, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. She was born in New York City and came here in 1990 from Norwalk, Conn. She was a licensed practical nurse and retired after 12 years at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn. She attended All Saints Episcopal Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include a daughter, Tara Halladay, and her father, Joseph "Joe" Hisler, both of Tarpon Springs. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

    Seminole

    • MORRISON, MARY E., 81, of Seminole, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in Indianapolis, she came here in the 1970s from Honolulu. She worked for many years in administration for the postal service in Honolulu. She was an Army veteran of World War II. She was a Christian. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • NIZZA, JOSEPH, 88, of Seminole, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1978 from Ozone Park, N.Y. He was a bricklayer for 50 years in New York City. He was a Catholic. He was a volunteer for the Pinellas County Deaf Center and was president of the Pelican Club in New York City. He was the bricklayers union steward in Long Island City, N.Y., and was president and former treasurer of the Hearing Impaired Lions Club in Pinellas Park. He also was a member of the Rainbow Connection in Hudson. Survivors include a brother, Vincent Nizza, Long Island City. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.

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  • CAMERON, ELIZABETH NONA, 80, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Duxbury, Mass., and came here in 1982 from Worcester, Mass., where she retired as an administrative assistant at Becker Junior College. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Robert; a daughter, Carol M. LaPrade, Westboro, Mass.; a son, M. Brian Chandler, Plymouth, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Sandra D. Gentelloti, Holden, Mass.; and a stepson, James R. Cameron, Minnesota. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.
  • CARMICHAEL, DANIEL E., 98, of Liverpool, N.Y., formerly of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Van Duyn Home & Hospital, Liverpool. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and came here after he retired in 1968 from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., where he worked 44 years. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Brady; a son, Daniel, Inlet, N.Y.; two daughters, Meredith Blewett, Camillus, N.Y., and Carol Vollmer, Fairmount, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Frasier-Shepardson Funeral Home, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • CRISPELL, PAUL J., 93, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Luzerne, Pa., and came here in 1966 from southern California. He worked as an insurance agent in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include a son, Art, Rescue, Calif.; a brother, Albert, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren, Dr. Kathy Crispell and Rick Crispell, both of Clackamas, Ore., Jacoui McGee, Norco, Calif., and Julie Fox, Newport Beach, Calif.; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, Largo.
  • JOHNSON, PHILOMENA ROSE LARKIN, 61, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Tierra Pines Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Flint, Mich., and came here in 2000 from Mount Morris, Mich. She worked as a caregiver in private homes and hospitals. She was a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, Michael, Clearwater; a daughter, Tina Johnson, Flint; six brothers, Leo and Aaron Larkin, both of Largo, Bruce W. Larkin, Fort Myers, Elwin Larkin, Reese, Mich., the Rev. Ron Larkin, San Bernardino, Calif., and James Larkin, West Branch, Mich.; four sisters, Hope DeLa Vergne, Largo, Faith Corcoran and Gloria LaVigne, both of Mount Morris, and Charity Fournier, Goodrich, Mich.; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
  • KRATSAS, CLAUDIA N., 73, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in New York City and came here in 2000 from Long Island, N.Y. She worked as a restaurateur, a furrier, a real estate agent, a singer and dancer on Broadway, and a teacher in a ceramic studio. She was a member of the Icarian Club. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Nick; four sons, Galen, Panama City, Fla., Kirk and George, both of Monroeville, Pa., and Jonathon, Ingomar, Pa.; a sister, Sylvia Johnson, Tarpon Springs; and seven grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
  • NEWKIRK, BENNIE L., 61, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1943 from his native Dawson, Ga. He retired as an assembler with Honeywell, Largo, and was a member and associate minister of the Apostolic Church of Jesus. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; two sons, Bennie L. III, Largo, and Corey Davis, Clearwater; three daughters, Cynthia Newkirk and Shawnda Newkirk, both of Largo, and Latasha Swain, St. Petersburg; his mother, Mary L. Perry, Largo; two brothers, Robert L. Perry, Atlanta, and Kenneth Newkirk, Tifton, Ga.; and four grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • NORRIS, JOHN VICTOR, 84, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. He was born in Blanford, Ind., and came here in 1974 from Grand Rapids, Mich., where he retired from General Motors. Survivors include a brother, Ben, Largo; a sister, Helen Kreger, Dearborn, Mich.; a nephew, Roderic Kreger, Melbourne Beach, and a niece, Janet Kreger, East Lansing, Mich. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • Pinellas Park

    • BRUNET, RAYMOND R., 72, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home under hospice care. He came here in 1980 from his native Lowell, Mass., where he was a foreman for W.R. Grace Chemical Manufacturing and a member of the Centerville Social Club. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Clearwater, American Legion Post 104 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9272, both in Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife, Jane T.; a stepson, Paul McManus, Derry, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Maryjane Fisher, St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • MONFORTE, ANTHONY JOSEPH "TONY," 72, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Union City, he came here in September from North Fort Myers. He was a retired lawyer. He was an Army corporal in the Korean War. He was a Catholic. Survivors include three brothers, Frank, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Eugene, Little Ferry, N.J., and John, New Jersey. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • NIELSEN, CLARENCE W. JR., 68, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in Crookston, Minn., he came here in 1970 from Little Rock, Ark. He was a retired Air Force technical sergeant, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a Lutheran and a member of American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4364, AMVETS Post 7467, the Air Force Sergeants Association and Eagles Aerie 4013, all in Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Janet; two daughters, Karen Tyler, Grand Forks, N.D., and Patricia Nielsen, St. Cloud; a son, Martin J., Pinellas Park; four brothers, Leroy, Alamo, Texas, Andrew, Oakview, Calif., Richard, Newnan, Ga., and Lester, Plymouth, Minn.; three sisters, Elaine Ditlovson, Jacksonville, Lavonne Armundson, Superior, Wis., and Elsie Rees-Hagen, Lakeville, Minn.; and two granddaughters, Erin Nielsen and Nicole Nielson, both of St. Cloud. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • SPECK, DELMAR WILLIAM, 77, of Inverness, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Citrus Health & Rehabilitation Center in Inverness. Born in Jennings County, Ind., he moved to Inverness in 1991 from Pinellas Park, where he had lived for 35 years. He was a construction framing carpenter and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Clara; three daughters, Peggy Speck, Inverness, Joan Bennett, St. Petersburg, and Deanna Burkett, South Carolina; three sons, Richard, Pinellas Park, Dennis, Texas, and Larry, Fort Myers; a sister, Audrey Colvin, Indiana; and six grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.
    • WOOD, CHRISTOPHER ANDREW "MOOSE," infant son of Tiffany M. and Stephen J. Wood, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001). Other survivors include a brother, Michael G., and two sisters, Angela Kathleen Wood and Amber Nichole Wood, all of Pinellas Park; his maternal grandparents, Marti and Greg Wood, and his paternal grandmother, Sarah Davis, all of St. Petersburg; his paternal grandfather, Steve J. Bors, Deltona Lakes; his maternal great-grandmother, Agnes Wood, St. Petersburg; and his paternal great-grandmother, Marvel Davis, Tampa. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WYSOCKI, STANLEY A., 86, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Greenfield, Mass., he came here in 1982 from North Hampton, Mass. He retired as a postal worker in 1972. He was a Catholic. He operated a small-engine repair business before moving to Florida in 1982. He worked in the U.S. Armory during World War II and was a Navy veteran. He enjoyed fishing and shuffleboard. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; a son, David, North Hampton; a daughter, Cynthia Hassell, Framingham, Mass.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ANTOINE, BETTY OWENS, 53, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. Born in St. Petersburg she lived in Allentown, Pa., for 10 years and returned here in 1978. She worked for Contour Medical in Clearwater and was a member of Genesis Worship Center Church. Survivors include her husband, Derrick; three daughters, Janice McKnight, Michelle McKnight and Sonya Pole, all of St. Petersburg; her father, Lawrence Dallas, Chicago; four sisters, Carolyn Cosby, Henrietta Dallas-Johnson, Brenda Baker and Belinda Dallas, and three brothers, Johnny Dallas, Bernard Dallas and Jerome Powell, all of St. Petersburg; six grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • BURNS, GENEVIEVE M., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at the Laurels Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Massachusetts, she came here 25 years ago from Coventry, Conn. She was a Protestant and was the first president of American Legion Post 357 Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Hubert A., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Jennifer Nunez, Ocala; a brother, James Pelchat, Raddick; and a sister, Joan Kearny, Zephyrhills. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • CRATER, MARY R., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Gracewood Nursing Center, Pinellas Park. Born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, she came here in 1970 from Ohio. She was a cosmetologist and owned a salon in Ohio and in St. Petersburg on Central Avenue. She later did cosmetology work in various nursing homes until she retired. She was a member of OES and AMVETS Post 8 Auxiliary in St. Petersburg and was a Salvation Army volunteer. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling. Survivors include six nieces, including Donna Devlin and Carol Matthews, both of St. Petersburg; and two nephews, George Boyce, Sarasota, and Robert Boyce, Orlando. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
    • HADLEY, JOHN J., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. A native of Decatur County, Ga., he moved here a month ago from Trenton, N.J., where he worked as a plasterer and construction worker. He was a member of the Greater African Episcopal Church and member of the Order of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge 55. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Hadley, Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Pearl Reed, St. Petersburg; a brother, Leron Hoover, Campbellton; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HILLERICH, MARGARET, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at IHS of St. Petersburg. Born in Tennessee, she came here in 1971 from Louisville, Ky. She was a cook at Campbell's Nursing Home in St. Petersburg. She was a Catholic. Survivors include two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • HOUNDJI, NOEL, 20, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) in an automobile accident. He came here in 2000 from his native Cotonu, Benin. He was a dishwasher at Silas Dent's Restaurant on St. Pete Beach and was a Catholic. Survivors include his parents, Augustin and Elise, and a brother, Hippolyte Houndji, all of St. Petersburg; his maternal grandmother, Danssou Felicite, Cotonu; and his paternal grandfather, Sato Houndji, Tori-Bossito, Benin. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KOENING, RUTH E., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Lytle, Ohio, and came here several years ago from Waynesville, Ohio. She was an interior decorator. Survivors include a son, Francis Cutler, Eatontown, N.J. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
    • LAMAR, JOHN LEE "COWBOY," 37, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Greystone Greenbrook Nursing Center, St. Petersburg. He came here in the 1970s from his native Lake Worth. He owned Johnny's Amazing Tree Service. Survivors include his mother, Connie, Palm Harbor; a son, Andy, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Theresa Cooley and Lachelle Carpenter, St. Petersburg, and Dawn Arrant, Bristol; brother, Richard DeBra, Hollywood, Fla.; and his grandmother, Rose Lamar, Fruitland Park. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • MATHIS, CURSTCHINE HUDSON, 63, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Blakley, Ga., she came here in 1961 from Quincy. She was a retired presser with Sterling Cleaners in Tampa. She was a former member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Lester, Milton, and Tony, St. Petersburg; three daughters, Josephine Hudson Dennard and Mary Mathis, both of St. Petersburg, and Linda Clark, Sacramento, Calif.; four brothers, L.J. Hudson and Robert Dennard, both of Quincy, and Walter Reddick, St. Petersburg, and Wallace Reddick, Tallahassee; a sister, Barbara Ann Cox, Quincy; and four grandchildren. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • MONTGOMERY, RALEIGH THOMAS "WHITEY," 87, of Niles, Ohio, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Shepherd of the Valley, Niles. He was born in Follansbe, W.Va. He owned Montgomery Insurance Agency for 40 years in Newton Falls, Ohio, retiring in 1977. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Newton Falls. He was an avid golfer and bowler and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Josephine A.; three daughters, Linda Bailey and Barbara Chapman, both of Newton Falls, and Nora Mazur, Champion, Ohio; a brother, Eugene, St. Petersburg; and a sister, Dorothy Jones, Paris, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Crown Hill Selby-Cole Funeral Home, Vienna, Ohio.
    • PETERSON, DONALD SIDNEY, 92, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home. Born in Farmington, N.H., he came here in 1950 from Rochester, N.H. He was co-owner of a freight company. Locally, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Elinor Reiffarth, Taunton, Mass.; four grandchildren, Norman Peterson III, Susan Troccolo, Peter Peterson and Sharon Price, all of Massachusetts; 15 great-grandchildren; and a companion, Eleanor Warren, St. Petersburg. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • REED, PATTY D. DAVIS, 42, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. A native of St. Petersburg, she was a 1977 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and worked for the city of St. Petersburg at the Mirror Lake Public Library. Survivors include a son, Aaron Reed; and a sister, Karen Davis, St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • SHARPNACK, ESTELLA, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Cumberland Township, Pa., she came here in 1980 from Carmichaels, Pa. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sisters, Millie Jensen, Carmichaels, and Bessie Kennedy, St. Petersburg; and a brother, Wilber Ross, Carmichaels. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WATSON, HARRY W., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He came here in 1953 from his native Jersey City, N.J. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the data processing department at the St. Petersburg Times in 1993. He was a past president of the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg and was active in the Neighborhood Crime Watch. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and a member of the choir. He was an avid gardener. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marjorie J.; two daughters, Janet W. Jones and Leslie J. Marsh, and four grandchildren, Lauren K. Jones, Makenzie L. Marsh, Colby E. Marsh and Cailey M. Marsh, all of St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WOODARD, DIANNA M., 50, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Houston, she came here in 2000 from Bradenton. She was a homemaker and singer. She was a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Allen R., St. Petersburg, and Chris, Vista, Calif.; a daughter, Carla D. Monroe, Bradenton; a sister, Linda Jasper, California; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
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