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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, November 21, 2000

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

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  • BARROW, ERIC B., 80, of Inverness, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000). Born in Largo, he came here four years ago from Clearwater. He was a retired major in the Army Air Forces and veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Marjorie; a son, Scott M., Nashville, Tenn.; and a sister, Margaret Faye Barrow, West Palm Beach. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • CARCHIA, ALTON REED "ZIGGY," 55, of Floral City, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Mariner Health of Inverness. Born in Massachusetts, he came here 22 years ago from Brockton, Mass., and was a produce salesman. He was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Foti, Massachusetts; four brothers, Robert Carchia, Brockton, Antonio Carchia, Paul Varca and Eugene Fisher, all of Inverness; four sisters, Rose Piche, Brockton, Susan Phillips, Floral City, Karen Lloyd, Inverness, and Dyzett Waller, Haines City; three grandchildren; and his companion, Deborah Edwards, Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • GABERTOVICH, ALBINA A., 87, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Throop, Pa., she came here 29 years ago from Kenilworth, N.J. She was a retired telephone operator for Jersey Bell and member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, and life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include a brother, William Kumsky, Matawan, N.J. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • HESS, DUDLEY JR., 75, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here 12 years ago from Massapequa Park, N.Y., and was a retired sales engineer. He was a member of Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, the New York State Club, both in Spring Hill, the Cada-Haddon Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67, Brooksville, and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey J., Medford, N.Y., Timothy S., Inverness; a daughter, Jean Bruno, Patchogue, N.Y.; a sister, Gloria MacRae, Summit, N.J.; and seven grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • MANBECK, EDNA MAE, 77, of Crystal River, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000). Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, she came here 30 years ago from Cadiz, Ohio. She was a retired nurse's aide and member of the First Presbyterian Church, Crystal River. Survivors include two brothers, George William Haynes, Newcomerstown, Ohio, and Ronald Kenneth Haynes, Wintersville, Ohio; and two sisters, Dorothy Nicholson and Shirley Haynes, both of Crystal River. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • McGLAMERY, MERRILL HART SR., 75, of Dunnellon, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born in Tampa, where he lived for some time before moving to Florence, Colo., and came here 15 years ago from there. He retired from General Electric as an electronics engineer. He was an Army and Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving for six years. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Julia Galloway McGlamery; a son, Dr. Merrill Hart McGlamery Jr., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Thom, Florence, Colo.; five sisters, Holly Lee Gary, Belva Goodwin, Betty Rose Abdoe, Mona Whitley and Jean Claire Davenport; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
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  • ALEXANDER, FLORENCE M., 84, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she came here 21 years ago from Bay Port, N.Y. She was a retired beautician and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Dottie Alexander, Spring Hill; a sister, Alice Farkas, Spring Hill; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • ALLWARD, MARY JANE, 78, of Brooksville and Ypsilanti, Mich., died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000). Born in Denver, she was a winter resident here for 20 years from Ypsilanti. She was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti and a founding member of the Forty Diners. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Dean; four sons, Dennis Allward, Ferguson, Mo., the Rev. Gary Allward, Burton, Mich., Lance Allward, Commerce Township, Mich., and Kirk Allward, Ypsilanti; and seven grandchildren. Stark Funeral Service, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  • ANGELO, DOMINIC, 69, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Clay Township, Pa., he came here nine years ago from New York City and was the owner of a cleaning service. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Catherine; two sons, Christopher and Richard, both of Pearl River, N.Y.; two daughters, Jean Marie Angelo, New York City, and Patricia Passaglia, Wayne, N.J.; a brother, Joseph Angelucci, New Jersey; three sisters, Violet Mooney and Margaret Maltese, both of New York, and Katherine Guarascio, Bronx, N.Y.; and three grandsons. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hil Chapel (US 19).
  • BORGESANO, NICHOLAS, 80, of Spring Hill, formerly of Holiday, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he came here 10 years ago from Holiday and retired from Local 6-A Cement and Concrete Workers after 53 years of service. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, the VFW 10167, Holiday, and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife Henrietta; a son, Frank, New Port Richey; three daughters, Ann Caldarelli, Palm Harbor, Mary Ellen Balestrieri, New Port Richey, and Nancy Savelli, Spring Hill; a brother, Bennie, Long Island, N.Y.; six sisters, Jean Sturiano, Spring Hill, Rosie Licari, New Port Richey, Katie Stissi and Yolanda Agnello, both of Long Island, Millie Muzzucca and Frances Hentchel, both of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.
  • COSTELLO, JEAN DOLORES, 68, of Spring Hill, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home under the care of her family and Hospice of Hernando County. She came to the area 13 years ago from Laconia, N.H. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, playing golf and knitting. Survivors include her husband, Lou; a son, Karl Frank, Encino, Ca.; two daughters, Beverly Klemenc, Port St. Lucie, and Susan Frank, Swampscott, Mass.; four sisters, Viola Volpe, Palm Harbor, Betty Rutherford, Jupiter, Gail Francesco, Warren, N.J., and Joan Vandermark, Clinton, Maine; and two grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • DOUGLASS, CRAWFORD MILLER, 98, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Atria Hernando, Brooksville. Born in Chateaugay, N.Y., he came here 26 years ago from Massachusetts. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Marion; a son, Donald, Merritt Island; two daughters, Barbara Robinson, Pittsfield, Mass., and Carol Sykes, Anaheim, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville.
  • GROSSENHEIDER, WALTER J., 75, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at home. He came here eight years ago from his native St. Louis. He was a retired truck driver for Teamsters and member of Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L.; five sons, David, William, Michael, John and Mark, all of St. Louis; a daughter, Diane McKay, St. Louis; five stepchildren; two sisters, Elaine Leopold and Lois Peek, both of St. Louis; and several grandchildren. Turner Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
  • PREWITT, JOE CRAWFORD, 84, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Hernando Pasco Hospice House. Born in Dallas, he came here nine years ago from Puerto Rico and was retired from the Army. He was a member of the Brooksville Assembly of God and the Army M.A.R.S. Survivors include his wife, Esther; three sons, Joe C. Jr., Guatemala, James, Dale City, Va., and Buster, State College, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Yvonne Gutierrez and Ann Rivera, both of Spring Hill; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • SEELY, TRULA B., 80, of Brooksville, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. Born in Clinton, Iowa, she came here 26 years ago from Palm Harbor. She was a member of the Forest Oaks Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, James; and a son, Woody Hall, Live Oak, Calif. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.
  • WYSOCKI, ANNE, 90, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Forest Oaks Care Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here five years ago from Long Island, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Edward, Spring Hill; and a brother, Stanley Nieby, Bradenton. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.
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  • ALVAREZ, RUTH A., 90, of Melrose, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Empire, Ga., she moved to Melrose in 1993 from Tampa. She was a homemaker and a member of Tampa Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Donald, Fort McCoy, Kenneth, Homosassa, and Jerry, Melrose; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • EBRA, HORTENSE, 91, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000). She was a Key West native and lifelong Tampa resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include a granddaughter, Carla Ebra Wells, Tampa; and four grandsons, Kevin, Bryan and Sean Ebra, all of Marietta, Ohio, and Michael Ebra, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • FABIAN, VIRGILIO SR., 92, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2000) at home. He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. He was self-employed, an Army veteran of World War II and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Estella; a son, Virgilio Jr., Tampa; two daughters, Nilba F. Rice and Nancy J. Diaz, both of Tampa; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • KNOPKE, ROBERT E., 85, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000). He was an Illinois native and came to Florida in 1931. He was an entertainer in New York and throughout the Midwest. Prior to World War II, he had a daily radio show on WGN in Chicago. He served in the Navy, and he spent two years at the West Coast Sound School in San Diego where he was in charge of entertainment. He was vice president of the family-owned Garden of Memories Cemetery before retiring in 1972. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a daughter, Merrill Blau; two brothers, Ray C. and William C.; a stepsister, Jean Barker, Fruitland, Md.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • LICHTENSTEIN, JOSEPH, 88, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at University Community Hospital in Carrollwood. Born in Warsaw, Poland, he came here in 1980 from Long Island, N.Y. He was an architect. Survivors include two sons, Bernard, La Verne, Calif., and Henry, New York City; and a grandchild. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.
  • MARTIN, MILDRED L., 80, of Plant City, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Born in Pendleton, Ore., she came here in 1995. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Plant City. Survivors include her husband, Arlet L.; two sons, Kyle Blevins, Plant City, and Jerry L. Blevins, Oregon; and two grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MITCHELL, GENEVIEVE A., 80, of Plant City, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) in Plant City. Born in West Terre Haute, Ind., she came here in 1989 from La Plata, Md. She was a secretary, and she was a member of the Women's Fellowship in First Church of God, Country Meadows Women's Club and was active in arts and crafts, specifically quilting. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Posey, La Plata, and Janice Niblett, Plant City; a son, Roy E. Mitchell Jr., Houston; three sisters, Wanda Knight and Frances Niblett, both of West Terre Haute, and Loren Barnhart, Huntsville, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • RICE, KEITH F., 44, of Riverview, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) in Riverview. Born in Chicago, he came here three years ago from Wisconsin. He was a hotel manager and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; two sons, Murphy and Hayden, both of Riverview; his mother, Dorothy Rice, Pompano Beach; two brothers, Daniel Rice, Albuquerque, N.M., and Raymond Rice, Minnesota; and three sisters, Trisha Reinsch, Spokane, Wash., Sheila Cole, Coral Springs, and Jennifer Borchardt, Garland, Texas. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • THABET, RUTH DIBBS, 91, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000). Born in Conneaut, Ohio, she came here in 1972 from Charleston, W.Va. She was a homemaker, a member of Tampa Women's Club and Village Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Norman, Spencer, N.C.; a son, Dr. Raymond Thabet, Tampa; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • SHIMEK, JOHN LYLE, 86, of Lutz, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Weimar, Texas, he came here in 1975 from Arizona. He was a retired direct-mail copywriter and a member of Unitarian Universalist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; a daughter, Pattie Scaglione, Tampa; two sons, J. Neal Shimek, Phoenix, and David Fox, Tampa; two brothers, George Dean and Charles Roy, both of Texas; and six grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • VARGAS, EMMA, 66, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 13, 2000) at home. Born in Lima, Peru, she came here in 1992 from New York City. She was an accountant and a member of Primgra Iglesia Methodista Libre Hispana de Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Raymond E.; a daughter, Lissette Vargas-Lindo, Tampa; two brothers, Luis Vargas and Alfredo Vargas; and six sisters, Felicitas, Esperanza, Matilde, Adela, Rosa Cardenas and Margarita. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • TIBERIA, JESSIE, 85, of Temple Terrace, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at University Community Hospital in Carrollwood. Born in Orange, N.J., she came here in 1956. She was a food purchaser for St. Anthony's Hospital and was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Scobie, Temple Terrace; two sons, Frank Jr., Rincon, Ga., and Bob, Tampa; two sisters, Florence Grasso, Garden Grove, Calif., and Angelina Jannicelli, Toms River, N.J.; three brothers, Cosmo Lasalle, Toms River, Gus LaSalle, Township, N.J., and Francis LaSalle, San Diego; and five grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Land O'Lakes.
  • SALSGIVER, LESTER MERLE JR., 69, of Plant City, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home. Born in Revloc, Pa., he came here 17 years ago. He was a business owner in the trucking industry, a member of Masonic Blue Lodge in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Judith; a daughter, Patricia Lepovich, Eastlake, Ohio; three sons, David, Perrysburg, Ohio, Scott, Willoughby, Ohio, and Mark, Cleveland; four sisters, Virginia Keith, Woodstock, Ga., Shirley Zaucha, Eastlake, Elsie Wolf, Greer, S.C., and Judy Ann Handley, Fayetteville, Ga.; and three brothers, James, Sanford and Duane, Eastlake, Ohio, and Alexander, Fairburn, Ga. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • WHITTEMORE, JAMES DRAPER, 75, of Temple Terrace, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Westfield, Mass., he came here 32 years ago. He worked for Whittemore Properties Inc., was a real estate broker and was a member of Temple Terrace City Council and Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Dot; three sons, Jim and Don, both of Temple Terrace, and Kent, St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • ZAFERIS, MARY L., 58, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at University Community Hospital in Carrollwood. Survivors include four sons, Jeffery and John Zaferis Ferris, both of Tampa, Nicholas, Philadelphia, and Frederick, Valrico; three daughters, Tina Drake, Mary Manis and Jackie Fleer, all of Tampa; her mother, Florence Carr, Philadelphia; a brother, Thomas, Philadelphia; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
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  • AVELLINO, FRANCES, 89, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Intergrated Healthcare, Tarpon Springs. Born in Trenton, N.J., she came here 30 years ago from Bay Shore, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include three daughters, Josephine Washington, New Port Richey, Carol Privetere, Fredonia, N.Y., and Frances King, Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • BECK, HERBERT V., 86, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Rochester, Ind., he came here 24 years ago from Indianapolis, where he was a machinist with 23 years of service at Detroit Diesel Allison. He was Methodist. He was a member of the Orange Blossom Moose Lodge, Tarpon Springs, and the CBI Group and the American Legion Post 79, both of New Port Richey. He was an Army veteran of World War II, participating in the China-Burma-India Campaign. Survivors include his wife, Margaret E.; a daughter, Suzanne Corter, Palm Harbor; two stepdaughters, Carol Ann Mazza, Middle Village, N.Y., and Diana Lynn Nippins, Burlington, N.J.; a sister, Esther Hopkins, Springerville, Ariz.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • CORR, GEORGE J., 50, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000). Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here seven years ago from Port Jervis, N.Y., and was a commercial fisherman. He was Catholic and a Merchant Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include two daughters, Ashley Corr, New Port Richey, and Jessie Corr, Ohio; his parents, Bernard and Kathryn Corr, New Port Richey; two brothers, Bernard Jr., New York, and Gerard, Clearwater; three sisters, Dorothy Corr, New York, Carol McCarthy, Florida, and Alice Mott, New Port Richey; and one granddaughter. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • FODOR, ELSIE M., 88, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at home. Born in Philadelphia, she came here 32 years ago from Paulsboro, N.J. She was a retired manager of the luncheonette at Woolworth's, Woodbury, N.J. She was a charter member of the Nefertiti Court 84, New Port Richey, and a life member of the Beacon Square Civic Association and the Gardens of Beacon Square. Survivors include a daughter, Claire L. Campbell, Hudson; two brothers, Louis Malissa, Rydal, Pa., and Carl Malissa, Elkins Park, Pa.; a sister, Bertha Kanes, Philadelphia; and one grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • GROBECK, MICHAEL L., 80, of Hudson, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 10 years ago from Monticello, N.Y., and was a mechanic for Grumman Aircraft. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Grumman Retirement Association. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Michele Oestreicher, Long Island, N.Y., and Diane Porter, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
  • HART, JAMES WARREN, 64, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at home. Born in Monessen, Pa., he came here 10 years ago from Montrose, Colo. He was a former truck driver for Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., and an Air Force veteran. Survivors include two brothers, Robert K., Brooksville, and Thomas L., Richmond, Ind.; a sister, April D. Harrison, Toledo, Ohio; several nephews and nieces, including Dale, Tampa; and his companion, Patsy Downing, Naples, Fla. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • HUTCHISON, HELEN MARY, 97, of Orlando, formerly of Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Health Care Center of Windermere, Orlando. Born in Lowell, Mass., she moved to Orlando two years ago from Port Richey. She was a member of St. Steven's Episcopal Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Hodgson, Kissimmee, and David Hodgson, Sun City, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • KARTSOUNAS, KONSTANTINE, 86, of Holiday, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. Born in Salonika, Greece, he came here six years ago from Jersey City, N.J., where he was the owner and operator of a deli and liquor store. He was Greek Orthodox. Survivors include his wife, Sophia, Athens, Greece; two sons, Demetrios, Tarpon Springs, and Anthony, Athens; a daughter, Valeria Apostolopoulos, Holiday; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
  • RAUBUNAS, BENJAMIN G., 85, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Hospice House, New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 20 years ago from Elmont, N.Y. He retired as a dispatcher for Texaco, Bronx, N.Y., after 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the American Legion Paradise Post 79, both in New Port Richey, and the Aripeka Elks 2520. He was a fourth-degree knight at the Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council 6476. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Constance W. "Connie." Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • REITHER, JOSEPH J. JR., 86, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Trenton, N.J., he came here 22 years ago from New Jersey and was a retired automobile mechanic. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, New Port Richey, and the American Legion Post 2000, Trenton. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ella; a daughter, Ella Pepito, New Port Richey; a brother, John, Levittown, Pa.; a sister, Catherine Wharten, Lawrenceville, N.J.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • SMITH, VIOLET A., 98, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home. Born in Chicago, she came here 32 years ago from Lakeland. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. Survivors include a son, James E. Dunn, Hudson; a brother, Gordon Knott, Fresno, Calif.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • WINTHROP, ELLA MAE, 76, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of New Port Richey, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She came to New Port Richey 64 years ago from her native Macon, Ga., and moved to Tarpon Springs six years ago. She was a housemaid in private homes and a member of the Union Missionary Baptist Church, Port Richey. Survivors include five sons, Herman, New Port Richey, Burman, Port Richey, Larry and Courtney, both of Tarpon Springs, and David, Tampa; five daughters, Leola Smart, Dorothy Woods, Linda Winthrop and Bonnie Jones, all of Tarpon Springs, and Janice Linton, South Bend, Ind.; 46 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
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  • BOWERS, RYAN DOUGLAS, 24, of Belleair, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at home. He came here in 1983 from his native Peoria, Ill., and attended St. Petersburg Junior College. Survivors include his parents, Lauren Bowers-Platte and David E. Platte, and a brother, Andrew "Drew" Jerad Bowers, all of Belleair; his maternal grandmother, Juanita Odle, Largo; and his paternal grandparents, Helen and Dr. Harlan Platte, Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
  • Clearwater

    • CALDWELL, MARY KATHERINE McMULLEN, 76, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Arbors at Safety Harbor nursing home. She was a lifelong Clearwater resident. She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Sarah Katherine McMullen, descendant of a pioneer Pinellas family. She was a homemaker and a member of Northwood Presbyterian Church of Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, William B. Jr.; a son, William B. III, Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Katherine Calt, Miami Springs, and Nancy Logue, Grapevine, Texas; six grandchildren, Robert and Jenny Logue and Amy Blagg, all of Grapevine, Russel Logue, Euless, Texas, Layla Lewis, Brattleboro, Vt., and Sandy Caldwell, Raleigh; and a great-granddaughter, Kiana Lewis, Brattleboro. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • CAPRERA, DOMINICK F., 85, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. He came here in 1991 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y., where he retired after 45 years as an upholsterer for M.G.M. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rose; a daughter, Vivian Grillasca, Clearwater; a son, Frank, Tabernacle, N.J.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
    • COBB, KAREN K., 44, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. She was born in Hastings, Mich., and came here in 1998 from Mason, Mich. She worked as a claims adjuster for 10 years with Delta Dental Insurance, Okemos, Mich. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dunedin. Survivors include her husband, Charles W. Sr.; a son, Lance Cpl. Christopher, Cherry Point, N.C.; a daughter, Jennifer, Mason; her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Bob Bauer, Lansing, Mich.; two brothers, Ken Ketchum, Lansing, and Dale Ketchum, Mason; and a sister, Debbie Richards, Lansing. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • COULOMBE, LOUIS PHILIP, 80, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2000) at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in Minot, Maine, and came here in 1967 from New York. He worked as a machinist for Paradyne Corp., Largo. He was Catholic and a member of VFW Post 9272, Seminole. Survivors include a daughter, Lu Ann Luther, Clearwater; three sons, Martin, St. Petersburg, Richard, El Dorado Hills, Calif., and William, Reno, Nev.; a brother, Gerald, Zephyrhills; and a sister, Jeanette Stanton of Maine; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • HILDEBRANT, ARNOLD, 81, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1988 from New Castle, Del. He was a coppersmith and worked for General Foods, Dover, Del. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Lee, Clearwater; a daughter, Kay Steinbeiser, Newark, Del.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.
    • McDONALD, MARY W., 79, of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000). She was born in Aurora, Ill., and came here in 1976 from Akron, Ohio. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Clearwater, and organizations at On Top of the World, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, B. Norval; a son, John; a daughter, Mary Ann Petri; a sister, Kathy Riplinger; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Schermesser Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio.

    Largo

    • KARNER, JANET, 72, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Pinecrest Place, Largo. She was born in Greenland, N.H., and came here in 1969 from Niles, Ill. She worked for Sun Coast Hospital, Largo, and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include two sons, Frank, Indian Rocks Beach, and Michael, Libertyville, Ill.; a daughter, Susan Lyneis, West Dundee, Ill.; five brothers; six sisters; and seven grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • DIXON, LETHA, of Largo, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (Nov. 13, 2000) at Aurora Manor Adult Congregate Living Facility, St. Petersburg. She came to Clearwater in 1929 from her native McIntosh, and in 1997 moved to Largo from New York City, where she retired as a nanny and housekeeper after 32 with the Ravitch family and 18 years with the Chilawicks family. She was a member of Convent Avenue Baptist Church, New York City. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, and her great-niece and caregiver, Rayshall Poinsette, Largo. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • NUNES, HENRY A., 92, of Largo, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at home. He was born in Madeira, Portugal, and came here in 1973 from East Berlin, Conn. He worked as a machinist for the Fafnir Bearing Co., New Britain, Conn. He was Episcopalian and a member of the Shrine. Survivors include a son, Henry L., Middletown, Conn.; two daughters, Lorraine Pepen, Bristol, Conn., and Eleanor Curley, Orlando; seven grandchildren; and 14-great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • ROBERTS, ERNEST, 78, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Fairfax, S.C., and moved here in 1960 from St. Petersburg. He retired as a courier for the former Southeast Bank in Seminole. He was a member of Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Mattie; two stepsons, Thomas Breedlove and Charlie Holloway Jr., both of Largo; three stepdaughters, Elmira Breedlove, Largo, Willie Pearl Brye, Clearwater, and Lovonne Holloway, U.S. Army in Korea; two brothers, Jencle, Leesburg, and Palma, High Point, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • ROBERTS, MARY, 66, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Kenvir, Ky., and came here in 1967 from Williamsburg, Ky., where she graduated from Cumberland College with a bachelor's degree in arts and education. She retired as a second grade teacher from Skycrest Elementary School after 29 years with the Pinellas County School Board. She was an active member of Northwood Community Church, Clearwater, and she was a former Sunday school teacher. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Marvin James; a son, James "Jim," Largo; five brothers, James Edward and Michael T. Somers, both of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Robert L. Somers, Bonaire, Ga., Gerald R. Somers, Kenvir, and John Patrick Somers, Red Oak, Texas; and a granddaughter, Ashlei Roberts, Largo. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • TENAGLIA, GEORGE C., 63, of Largo, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1970 from his native Cleveland and retired as a journeyman carpenter after more than 13 years with the Pinellas County School Board. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Largo, and a 10-year member of Bricklayers Union 3, Tampa. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Jude Pytlik; a sister, Jean N. McNeeley, and a nephew, Bill McNeeley, both of Spring Hill; a niece, Tracy Ketchum, Brooksville; and two grandchildren, Eric Vanderham, Homosassa, and Jason Dailey of Missouri. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • WILKES, ROBERTA E., 86, of Live Oak, formerly of Largo, died after a short illness Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Trinity Community Hospital, Jasper. She came as a child to Largo from her native Cody, Wyo., and moved to Live Oak in September. She was a homemaker and a member of the Friends of the Deaf Service Center and the Senior Deaf Association, both in Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, Joseph, Pinellas Park, and Terry, Live Oak; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Daniels Funeral Home, Live Oak.

    Safety Harbor

    • BUSH, VIVIAN, 87, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000), at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. She was born in Buras, La., and came here in 1946 from Honduras. She was Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Frances Mailhot, Safety Harbor, Doris Boyer, Largo, and Olga Schmidt, Warner Robins, Ga.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Seminole

    • BECHTEL, DONALD H., 85, of Seminole, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He came here in 1952 from his native Cadillac, Mich., and retired as foreman in the building and maintenance department after 24 years with Florida Power. He was a veteran of World War II and served in Australia, New Guinnea and the Philippines. He earned two Bronze Stars. He was Protestant and a member of Augustus Ruser Jr. American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach, Elks Lodge 2519, Seminole, and Florida Power Retirees Association. He was an avid traveler and had visited 49 states and 36 countries. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Laval; two daughters, Linda K. Capeci and Gavin J. Sakhleh, both of Seminole; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Capeci and Jihad and Ziad Sakhleh, all of Seminole, Andrew Capeci, St. Petersburg, and Angel Capeci, Orlando. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SMYRNAKIS, ALKMINY, 86, of Seminole, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000). She was born in Haverhill, Mass., and came here in 1995 from Marston Mills, Mass. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include three daughters, Beatrice Tanes, Seminole, Dorothea Ocnos, Framingham, Mass., and Aphrodite Grevelis, Marston Mills; two sisters, Athena Pappas, Sarasota, and Mary Choban, Framingham; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • STRIANO, LOUIS C., 89, of Seminole, formerly of Redington Beach, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2000) at Freedom Square Nursing Center, Seminole. He was born in Italy and came to Pinellas County in 1971 from Washington, D.C., and moved to Seminole in 1996 from Redington Beach. He worked as a field supervisor for the Veterans Administration. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Robert, Tarpon Springs; two sisters, Jeanette Marvo, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mary Matera, Fort Lauderdale; and two granddaughters, Monica Botimer, Houston, and Monique Striano, Tarpon Springs. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

    Pinellas Park

    • MARTINEZ, JUAN FLORES, 72, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, he came here in 1979 from Lorain, Ohio. He was a molder for Steel Pipe Manufacturing. He was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration, St. Petersburg, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel Cursillista, the Knights of Columbus James Martin Council 637, the St. John Assembly Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society, AMVETS Post 58, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, all of Lorain, Ohio. He was a member of Pardrino y Compadres de Todos of Pinellas County and Lorain, Ohio. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Maria R. Flores Martinez; two sons, William Flores, Lakeland, and Johnny Flores, Millersville, Md.; three daughters, Lillian Flores, Cleveland, and Margarita Martinez and Maria Ramos, both of Pinellas Park; three brothers, Anibal and Rene, both of Lorain, and Eladio, Manhattan, N.Y.; three sisters, Maria Salato, Mount Pocono, Pa., Christina Velazquez, Lorain, and Angela Acosta, Daytona Beach; and eight grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • MUNRO, ELIZABETH O., 84, of the Mainlands Unit 1, Pinellas Park, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. Born in Forest Hills, Conn., she came here in 1971 from Long Island, N.Y. She was Methodist. She was a member of the Pinellas Art Society, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, Dunedin, and the Unit 1 Women's Club. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, William H.; a niece, Linda Titcomb, Honolulu; and a nephew, Dr. John Titcomb, Huntington, N.Y. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • TURNER, CHARLES, 93, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. He was born in Norristown, Pa., and came here in 1956 from Pennsylvania. He was an auxiliary policeman for RCA, Lancaster, Pa., and was a truck driver for Montgomery Ward, St. Petersburg. He was a member of the American Federation of Police, the Lealman Volunteer Fire Department and Lealman United Methodist Church, Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, James H., Willow Street, Pa., and Richard L., Pinellas Park; a daughter, Jacqueline M. Connolly, St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
    • VANCE, JAMES F. "SPARKY," 97, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Parkway Nursing Home. Born in Le Roy, Ill., he came here in 1979 from Chicago. He was retired and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Mildred; a son, James L., Lombard, Ill.; a daughter, Geraldine V. Huston, Pinellas Park; a brother, Donald, Le Roy; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ANDRES, ALLAN A., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A native of St. Louis, he came here in 1948 from Branson, Mo. He was a former engineering aide for E-Systems, now Raytheon Systems Co., retiring after 25 years. He was a 1947 graduate of Western Military Academy prep school, Missouri, attended Washington College and St. Petersburg Junior College. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He was a member of the Sertoma Club and the Silver Sam's Club, both in St. Petersburg. He served in the Army Reserve. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mona V.; a son, Steve, North Palm Beach; two stepsons, Wayne Markham, Cape Coral, and Ray Markham, Terra Ceia; and three grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • BROVAGE, LELA MAE, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at North Rehabilitation Center. Born in Homer, Mich., she came here in 1967 from Paw Paw, Mich. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Quinette, St. Petersburg, and Judy Westlake, Waterford, Mich.; a son, Don Dittmer, Toledo, Ohio; and several grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CLAIRMONT, LEILA ANN, 42, of Port Charlotte, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and moved to St. Petersburg many years ago before moving to Port Charlotte 16 years ago. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Robert "Bob" T.; a son, John David, Orlando; a daughter, Heather Lee Clairmont, Tampa; her mother and stepfather, Anna L. Ledford-McKay and Clifford McKay, Crystal River; a brother, Gordon M. Ledford, St. Petersburg; a sister, Deborah Paradise, Arnold, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Charlotte.
    • FOYE, EILEENE, 85, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at home. She was born in Thomasville, Ga., and came here in 1960 from Wiscasset, Maine, where she was the owner of Kozy Korner Restaurant. She was Methodist. Survivors include a son, John L. Leighton, Washington, Maine; and a sister, Arvilla Ames, Wiscasset. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FULLER, ERROLL LA' GARIA, 38, of Bronx, N.Y., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. A St. Petersburg native, he was a 1979 graduate of Boca Ciega High School. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College, and was a graduate of Morehouse College, Atlanta. He was a retail clothing clerk and a member of Beulah Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga. Survivors include his mother, Connie Fuller, and his father, Ernest, four brothers, Gerald, Antonio "Tony," Ernest R. and Ernest Jr., all of St. Petersburg; four sisters, Falicia Fuller, Rosalyn Fuller and Kedra Fuller, all of St. Petersburg, and Yolanda Lambert, Jonesboro, Ga.; three aunts, LeVota Fuller, Grand Rapids, Josephine Stovall, Pittsburgh, and Gloria Fuller, St. Petersburg; and 13 nieces. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GRESH, CAMERON G., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Conshohocken, Pa., and came here in 1948 from Norristown, Pa. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service, and was a member of the local National Association of Letter Carriers. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church for 50 years, and was a member of its chancel choir. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Winifred; a son, Frank, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Peggy Simpson, Homosassa Springs; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Neptune Society, Palm Harbor.
    • HOOD, ZELMA LOUISE, 85, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at home. Born in Franklin, Texas, she came here in 1965 from Washington, D.C. She retired from the Department of the Navy. She was a past matron of OES Electa Chapter, Washington, D.C., and was a past high priestess of LOSNA Tahuti Court 44, St. Petersburg. She was a member of Daughters of the Nile, and was a volunteer at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, and the Shriner's Hospital, Tampa, for many years. She was a charter member of Lutheran Church of the Cross. Survivors include three daughters, Josie Campisano, Cincinnati, and Mae Butler and Bonnie Rohrbaugh, both of St. Petersburg; a son, Robert, Tampa; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • KALA, JULIETTE L., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. Born in Rapla, Estonia, she came here in 1971 from Boston. She was a homemaker and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include two sons, Richard Kala, Riverside, R.I., and Robert Kala, Palm Bay; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • MIKLES, RUBY M., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2000). Born in Jackson County, Ind., she came here in 1978 from Fairborn, Ohio. She was a telephone supervisor and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Mikles, Houston; a son, Larry A., Fairborn; two sisters, Carolyn Lemmons, Tampa, and Nora E. Shaw, Lebanon, Ind. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • NOCELLA, JOSEPH J. SR., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Greenwich Village, N.Y., he came here in 1973 from Edison, N.J. He was a taxi owner and driver in New York City for 28 years and was a member of the United Taxi Owners Guild. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and attended St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Angelina M.; three sons, Tony and Joseph J. Jr., both of St. Petersburg, and Ronald, Edison; a daughter, Mildred Martin, North Brunswick, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ROSENBAUM, ELSIE, 100, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1958 from Jamaica, N.Y., where she was a bookkeeper for a plumbing supply company. Survivors include a daughter, Minna R. Hess, and two grandchildren, David Hess and Karen S. Hart, all of St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ROBINSON, RAYMOND C. "RAY," 83, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 13, 2000). Born in Pittsburgh, he came here in 1958 from Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La. He was a retired captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving for 20 years in both World War II and the Korean War. He was Catholic. He was founder and past president of the Suncoast Archaeological and Paleontological Society and past director of the Florida Paleontological Society. He was a member of the Science Center of Pinellas County, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, VFW, American Legion, a life member of the Retired Officers Association and a retired member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Nelly A.; a niece, Anita Knight, a nephew, George C. Glasser, and two grandnephews, Thomas Weismann and Ross Raymond Trow, all of St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WATTS, MAURICE R., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Concord, N.H., he came here in 1985 from Warwick, R.I. He was a used-car salesman. He was Baptist, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include a daughter, Debra A. Reilly, North Kingstown, R.I.; a sister, Barbara Brennan, North Palm Beach; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • WIDMAN, JOY ANN, 42, of Tallahassee, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2000) at a Panama City hospital. She was born in Ruislip, England. She attended Canterbury School in St. Petersburg and graduated from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., with an associate of arts degree in theater. She attended the University of South Florida program for gifted children. She recorded with the Ocean Opry in Panama City Beach and sang in many places. She owned the Calhoun Street Cafe in the Barnett Building in Tallahassee. Survivors include her parents, Walter F. and Norma Rodgers, Franklin, N.C.; her sister, Daryl Lee Pakkala, Riverside, Calif.; two nephews, Staff Sgt. Kevin Pakkala, Las Vegas, and Jason Pakkala, Temecula, Calif.; and a niece, Jennifer E. Pakkala, Riverside. Southerland Family Funeral Home, Panama City, Fla.

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  • MARTINEZ, JUAN FLORES, 72, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, he came here in 1979 from Lorain, Ohio. He was a molder for Steel Pipe Manufacturing. He was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration, St. Petersburg, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel Cursillista, the Knights of Columbus James Martin Council 637, the St. John Assembly Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society, AMVETS Post 58, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, all of Lorain, Ohio. He was a member of Pardrino y Compadres de Todos of Pinellas County and Lorain, Ohio. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Maria R. Flores Martinez; two sons, William Flores, Lakeland, and Johnny Flores, Millersville, Md.; three daughters, Lillian Flores, Cleveland, and Margarita Martinez and Maria Ramos, both of Pinellas Park; three brothers, Anibal and Rene, both of Lorain, and Eladio, Manhattan, N.Y.; three sisters, Maria Salato, Mount Pocono, Pa., Christina Velazquez, Lorain, and Angela Acosta, Daytona Beach; and eight grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
  • MUNRO, ELIZABETH O., 84, of the Mainlands Unit 1, Pinellas Park, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Carrington Place Convalescent Center. Born in Forest Hills, Conn., she came here in 1971 from Long Island, N.Y. She was Methodist. She was a member of the Pinellas Art Society, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, Dunedin, and the Unit 1 Women's Club. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, William H.; a niece, Linda Titcomb, Honolulu; and a nephew, Dr. John Titcomb, Huntington, N.Y. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
  • TURNER, CHARLES, 93, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. He was born in Norristown, Pa., and came here in 1956 from Pennsylvania. He was an auxiliary policeman for RCA, Lancaster, Pa., and was a truck driver for Montgomery Ward, St. Petersburg. He was a member of the American Federation of Police, the Lealman Volunteer Fire Department and Lealman United Methodist Church, Pinellas Park. Survivors include two sons, James H., Willow Street, Pa., and Richard L., Pinellas Park; a daughter, Jacqueline M. Connolly, St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.
  • VANCE, JAMES F. "SPARKY," 97, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Parkway Nursing Home. Born in Le Roy, Ill., he came here in 1979 from Chicago. He was retired and was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Mildred; a son, James L., Lombard, Ill.; a daughter, Geraldine V. Huston, Pinellas Park; a brother, Donald, Le Roy; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
  • South Pasadena

    • JOHNSON, AILEEN M., 78, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home under the care of hospice. Born in New Bedford, Mass., she was a seasonal resident since 1945, and lived in Hendersonville, N.C., from 1983 until 1998, when she moved to South Pasadena. She was a homemaker, and an officer and producer at the St. Pete Little Theater, where she was a member for 15 years. She was a St. Petersburg Volunteer of the Month in 1982. She was a volunteer librarian and instrumental in establishing the Edneyville Branch Library in Edneyville, N.C., and the North Shore Pool, St. Petersburg, where she taught an Aqua Dynamics course. She was a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. She was an expediter for several local construction companies, working on sites such as the John Knox Apartments and the Pinellas County Court Building. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Nels "Johnny" Jr.; two sons, Peter, Marietta, Ga., and Nels III, Largo; two daughters, Annie Sprague, St. Petersburg, and Margaret "Kip" Mitchell, St. Petersburg; a brother, Ramon Carrier, North Dartmouth, Mass.; two sisters, Jeanne Carrier, North Dartmouth, and Barbara Roderick, Mattapoisett, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
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