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SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, November 23, 2000

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

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  • ACKER, RICHARD GEORGE, 83, of Inverness, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000). Born in North Royalton, Ohio, he came here 28 years ago from Brecksville, Ohio. He was a carpenter and member of the Inverness Church of God. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Rae Hinckley Acker; two sons, Bert R., Berea, Ohio, and Thomas H., Asheville; two daughters, Joy A. Kanter, Inverness, and Deborah A. Starner, Hernando; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • BRACKETT, EMMA M., 79, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000). Born in Bowling Green, Ky., she came here 27 years ago from Brownsburg, Ind., and was a parts inspector for a heavy equipment manufacturer. She was Protestant and a member of the Hernando Civic Club, the New Hope Circle, the Phi Beta Chi sorority, and was an avid crocheter and handcrafter. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Virgil E.; two daughters, Barbara Stern, Glendale, Ariz., and Nancy Rubino, Las Vegas; a sister, Elizabeth Belcher, Monrovia, Ind.; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • HERRMANN, EDWARD F., 86, of Homosassa Springs, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000). Born in New York City, he came here 20 years ago from Ridgewood, N.J. He was a retired replenishment manager for Montgomery Ward & Co. with 37 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the West Citrus Elks Lodge and the Homosassa Lions Club. Survivors include a son, Ronald D., Ridgewood; a sister, Thea Lyttle, New York; and two grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • LANE, VIVIAN V., 79, of Dunellon, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she came here 23 years ago from Hightstown, N.J., and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Albert White, Pine Ridge. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • LEWIS, DONALD E., 80, of Inverness, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at home. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, he came here 14 years ago from Arizona. He was the retired owner of Metro Trenching and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include two brothers, Lawrence and Mervin Jr.; and three sisters, Evelyn Nolan, Judith Kaltenbach and Sheri Lewis. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • LOCURTO, JOSEPHINE MARGARET, 92, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000). Born in Brooklyn, she came here 20 years ago from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. She was a retired waitress and member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Survivors include a son, Wayne W., Westport, Conn.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
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  • BODE, SECUNDINO JR., 92, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. He owned Bode Mechanic Shop in Tampa for 50 years and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Clementina; a daughter, Delores Cobb, Oviedo; a son, Daniel Bode, Tampa; two stepdaughters, Charlotte Damsey-Daubenspeck, Butler, Pa., and Ena McDonald, Tampa; a brother, Robert, Tampa; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • BRIDGE, HARRY R. JR., 74, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home. He was born in Wauchula and moved to Tarpon Springs in 1964 from Tampa. He was a carpenter and a cabinetmaker and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a sister, Daphne Spoto, Tampa; and two nieces, Gena Robey, Land O'Lakes, and Sophia Methosh, Tampa. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
  • BROWN, MARY E., 60, of Riverview, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000). Born in Fort Covington, N.Y., she came here in 1967. She was a homemaker and was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Archie; two sons, Charles, Riverview, and Richard Earl, Lakeland; two daughters, Carol Mossholder, Riverview, and Cindy Royals, Douglas, Ga.; a brother, Edward Barse, Riverview; two sisters, Joan Bryant, Lakeland, and Lorna McNulty, Massachusetts; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • CANN, TAIYANA V., infant daughter of Shanda Pettus and Alton Cann, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) in Tampa. She was born in Tampa. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • DENSON, WENDELL B., 75, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. He was a retired barber shop owner, a retired custodian for the Pinellas County school system, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Faith Memorial Missionary Baptist Church and the Brotherhood, and president of the Male Chorus. Survivors include an aunt, Inez Rodriguez, Tampa; and 13 cousins. Everett-Derr & Anderson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • DONNELLY, ROBERT WALTER, 58, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Stanford, Conn., he came here in 1986. He was a retired tool designer and was Roman Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Linda; a daughter, Sara; and a son, Sean. All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Tampa.
  • HARDEE, MARTHA CLAY, 89, of Bristol, Va., formerly of Plant City, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) in Bristol. Born in Lake City, she lived most of her life in Plant City. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Stephen P. Clay, Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Joyce Hagy, Bristol, and Jane Collins, Geneva, Fla.; two brothers, James Porter, Zephyrhills, and Robert Porter, Plant City; a sister, Margaret Gramling, Tampa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • HARRIS, CHARLES, 100, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Harrisburg, Pa., he came here 22 years ago from Atlantic City, N.J. He was a retired Merchant Marine seaman, a 33rd-degree Mason of Prince Hall of Atlantic City, and was a member of Bay City Elks Lodge No. 268. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Christine, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Essie Mae Williams, Atlantic City; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HATCHELL, BARBARA FOURACKER, 64, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000). She was born in Jacksonville. She was a food server for public schools and was a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Francis; and a sister, Betty Bogumil, Gulfport. Hamilton Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MARTIN, AGUSTIN C., 95, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000). He was born in Cuba. He was owner of an office supply company and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Aida; a daughter, Mercy Martin-Crouse; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • MASSARO, LUISA S., 89, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Glen Oaks of Clearwater. She was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. She was a cigarmaker and was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Tony, South Carolina, and Frank, Clearwater; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.
  • MILLER, JAMES A., 44, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Vencor Hospital. Born in Chattahoochee, he came here in 1967 from Quincy. He was a cook and a member of Northside M.B. Church. Survivors include his mother, Gertrude Porter Miller, Tampa; his father, Arthur Miller, Tampa; a son, Damien, Tampa; two sisters, Helen Walker and Marilyn Miller, both of Tampa; four brothers, Raymond Koonce, Jerome Miller and Ricky Miller, all of Tampa, and Alvin Sweet, Newark, N.J.; his grandmother, Estelle Miller, Tampa; and a grandchild. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MILLS, DONNA GAIL, 53, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at home. Born in Louisville, Ky., she came here 28 years ago. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Larry E.; three sisters, Joyce Ann Sims, Nancy Cruse and Thelma Hilton, all of Louisville; and two brothers, Harold N. Hammond, Brooks, Ky., and Larry Hammond, Carrollton, Ky. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • ORTIZ, ANTHONY, 27, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. He was born in New York City. He was a motorcycle detailer and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife, Michele; a son, Anthony Jr., Tampa; a daughter, Meghan Ortiz, Tampa; his mother, Mildy Ortiz, Tampa; his father, Victor Ortiz, Tampa; and two brothers, Jason and Jaydee, both of Tampa. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • PERRY, ELIA F., 86, of Crystal River, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Tampa, she moved to Crystal River 40 years ago. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of First United Methodist Church, Homosassa. Survivors include a daughter, Renee Duffy, Crystal River; a brother, Hector D.E. Fuentes, San Carlos, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • PRICE, DONNA, 66, of Thonotosassa, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000). She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Tammy O'Neal; and two sons, Thomas O'Neal and Daniel Price. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • REESER, ERNEST "FELIX," 69, of Lakeland, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) in Lakeland. He was a Lakeland native and a lifelong resident. He was a superintendent for Rail Car Repair, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Fin & Feather Club for 30 years and a lifetime member of VFW. Survivors include his wife, Donna; five daughters, Yvonne Daniels and Marcia Tafe, both of Plant City, Kathleen McCullough, Mulberry, Melody Cundiff, Dover, and Amy Milam, Fort Lee, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • REINECK, JAMES I., 72, of Palmetto, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000). He was born in Ohio. He was a freight truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Betsy; three daughters, Patricia Robinson and Wendy Schonager, both of Arizona, and Penny Whitcum, Ohio; his mother, Louise Melcer, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • ROSS, LOIS M., 76, of Riverview, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in New Castle, Ind., she came here in 1994 from Woodstock, Ga. She was a homemaker, a former public school teacher and a member of the choir at Bell Shoals Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Jeff K., Mattawan, Mich.; two daughters, Karen M. Ross-Hetzel, Chicago, and Dru Cooney, Riverview; and eight grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
  • SCOTT, RUBY, 88, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Danielsville, Ga., she came here in 1954. She was a homemaker, a member of the Pastor's Aide Board, the Willing Workers, Young-at-Heart and Choir No. 1. She was a former member of Metropolitan Chorus and Lady Esther No. 27 Order and Easter Star. She was a member of St. Luke AME Church. Survivors include her husband, Hershel; two sons, Hall Scott and Paul Scott; two daughters, Dorothy Harris and Darlene Stevens; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SMITH, SAMUEL, 57, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Coffeyville, Kan., he came here more than 18 years ago from Victorville, Calif. He was an electrician technician for Semiconductor Diagnostics Inc., a retired master sergeant for the Air Force after 20 years of honorable service and a member of Without Walls International Church. Survivors include his wife, Eloise; a son, Leontes B., Murrieta, Calif.; three daughters, Karen B. Smith-Gumbs, Tampa, Yvette C. Allen, Tacoma, Wash., and Christine M. Vargas, Yuma, Ariz.; a brother, Wayne G., Parkville, Mich.; a sister, Norma J. Huddelstone, Flint, Mich.; and 9 grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SOHLES, LEROY PHILLIP, 91, of Sun City Center, died Friday (Oct. 27, 2000) at home. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio. He specialized in machine design for Morse Twist Drill and Machine Co., New Bedford, Mass., when he was appointed chief product engineer and became director of research and development in 1950. He wrote for the industrial press, was a member of the American Society of Tool and Mechanical Engineers and served as chairman of committees for the American Standards Association and Metal Cutting Tool Institution. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Winkelmayer, Ocean Pines, Md.; a son, Stephen G., Marshfield, Mass.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
  • TANZER, ELEANOR, 77, of Plant City, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) in Plant City. Born in Paterson, N.J., she came here in 1974. She was a secretary for a cosmetic manufacturer and was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Plant City. Survivors include a sister, Josephine Giannini, Hammonton, N.J.; and two brothers, Frank Zeitler, Brandon, and Randolph T. Zeitler, Hammonton. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • TOROK, JAMES EMERY JR., 60, of Seffner, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Newport News, Va., he came here 25 years ago. He was a truck driver, a Navy veteran and a member of First Baptist Church of Seffner. Survivors include his wife, Glenda; two sons, Craig and Kevin, both of Seffner; and two sisters, Betty Hughes, Kirkland, Wash., and Boots Ibach, Stephens City, Va. Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • WATERFORD, JESSICA, 8, of Brandon, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000). Born in Georgia, she came here in 1994. Survivors include her parents, Albert and Kathleen; a brother, Alexander; and a sister, Camille. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • WYNN, NORVANA AJA, 21, of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) in Kissimmee. He was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. She was a telemarketer for Honor Creditors and was a Hillsborough Community College student. Survivors include a daughter, Sierra Freeman; her parents, Geraldine Bevel and Glen Paul Wynn; two sisters, Senita James and Olivia Wynn; three brothers, Samuel James, Brandon James and Stephen Wynn; and her grandmother, Nell St. Clair. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • YOUNG, ANGEL WILKS, infant daughter of Cheryl Wilks and Alvin Young Jr., Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) in Tampa. She was born in Tampa. Survivors include grandparents. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
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  • BABINECZ, MARY, 100, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2000) at Tandem Healthcare, New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here seven years ago from New Jersey and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Arthur Hotaling, Garfield, N.J.; two daughters, Rosemary Hornedo, New Port Richey, and Elizabeth Neumann, Spring Hill; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • BUBANOVICH, EDWARD EUGENE, 78, of Port Richey, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at home. Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., he came here 11 years ago from St. Petersburg. He retired as an engineer from the Department of Defense Headquarters, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill., with 25 years of service. He was Lutheran and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Lillian A.; and a son, Stephen P., Granger, Ind. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • CRANE, WILLIAM A., 83, of Holiday, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home. Born in Decatur, Ill., he came here 30 years ago from Utica, Mich. He was a federal employee and Navy veteran of World War II. He was Protestant and a member of the VFW Post 10167 and the American Legion, both in Holiday. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy "Jean;" a son, William A. Jr., Hudson; three daughters, Jeanette Mallard, Dade City, Mary Beth Goolsby, Hindsboro, Ill., and Susan Crane, Madison, Wis.; a brother, Everett B., New Port Richey; a sister, Alice Buck, Fort Lauderdale; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • DHALIWAL, DAVINDER K., 70, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000) at home. Born in India, she came here five years ago from New York City. She was a principal of a public high school. Survivors include a son, Dr. Gunwant S. Dhaliwal, New Port Richey; two daughters, Sukhpinder K. Dhillon, Chester, Va., and Gobinder K. Kang, India; two brothers, Kuldip S. Sidhu, Herndon, Va., and Manjit S. Sidhu, India; and seven grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson Avenue Chapel, Hudson.
  • FEOLA, MARK L., 30, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at home. He came here 17 years ago from his native Rochester, N.Y., and was a carpet installer. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Carol Feola; and a brother, Dean, both of New Port Richey. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • HACKNEY, MONA LUELLA, 89, of New Port Richey, formerly of Dunedin, Elfers, and Lake Panasoffkee, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Palm Harbor, then known as Southerland, she lived in Dunedin from birth until moving to Elfers in 1964, then to Lake Panasoffkee in 1968, and to New Port Richey in 1977. She retired as a fruit packer for Barber Temple Citrus Co., Clearwater. She was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Malcolm Keith, New Port Richey; three daughters, Shirley Turner, Clearwater, Norma Crane, Lake Panasoffkee, and Linda D. South, New Port Richey; a sister, Joyce Hunt, Bell; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • HANAFORD, LOREN KEITH, 79, of Flat Rock, Mich., formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at home. Born in Detroit, he came here 14 years ago from Lincoln Park, Mich., and moved to Flat Rock four years ago. He was a maintenance technician for Wolverine Aluminum Co., Detroit. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Zulewski, Flat Rock; a brother, Woodrow, Payson, Ariz.; a sister, Oleta Hix, Ocala; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • HINES, BESS VANDERPOOL, 81, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She came here from her native Terry Township, Pa., and was a dry cleaning manager. She was Methodist and past officer and member of the OES Round Hill Lodge 104, past president of the Hightstown Area Chapter of Deborah Hospital and the Lakewood Community Club, and past officer of the Eagles 1432 Ladies Auxiliary, New Port Richey. Survivors include a son, James, Owego, N.Y.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her companion, Clarence Fisher, New Port Richey. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • RASINS, LEO JOSEPH, 82, of Tucson, Ariz, formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (Nov. 13,2000). Born in Chicago Heights, Ill., he came here 33 years ago and moved to Tucson 13 years ago. He was the owner and operator of Gulf Oil Station on U.S. 19 and retired from the Pasco School Bus Garage in 1986. He was a member of the New Port Richey Eagles and an avid bowler. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Rosemary; a son, Curt Tringler, Frostburg, Md.; a daughter, Janet Farrell, Port Richey; a brother, Carl, Phoenix; a sister, Eve, Warren, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  • RINEER, JENNIE, 85, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000). She came here 25 years ago from Conklin, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Jesse, Roselle Park, N.J. Trinity Memorial Gardens, Holiday.
  • SALGADO, ANA D., 66, of Hudson, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000). She came here 24 years ago from her native Puerto Rico and was a medical technician. She was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and volunteer for the Tampa AIDS Network and the American Cancer Society. Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Candelaria; and a brother, John, both of Lutz. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • TODD, EDNAMAE FRANCES, 77, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., she came here 24 years ago from Rome, N.Y. She was a licensed practical nurse for Hernando-Pasco Hospice and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Richard B. Bradley, Aurora, N.Y., and Rocco J. Coriale, Camden, N.Y.; two daughters, Teisha M. Johnston, New Port Richey, and Cheryl A. Bond, Farmington, N.Y.; a brother, Harold Dahl, Throop, N.Y.; three sisters, Carolyn Boehler and Norma Ratkowski, both of Auburn, N.Y., and Evelyn May, Boynton Beach; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • VAUGHN, HERMAN D., 65, of Holiday, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home. Born in Cleveland, Tenn., he came here eight years ago from Roseville, Mich. He was a transportation superintendent for Southeastern Michigan Authority Regional Transportation and an Army veteran. He was Baptist and past member of the Clearwater and New Port Richey Shuffle Board clubs. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; and a brother, Carl, Nashville, Tenn. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • WILLIAMS, JACK, 95, of Lacoochee, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Pasco Community Hospital, Dade City. Born in Thomasville, Ga., he came here 15 years ago from Groveland. He was a retired construction laborer. Survivors include several nephews and nieces. Community Funeral & Service, Brooksville.
  • WISNIEWSKI, ALPHONSO, 90, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at home. Born in Butler, Pa., he came here eight years ago from Rochester, N.Y. He was a welder. Survivors include a son, Richard, Holcomb, N.Y.; and a daughter, Lorraine Nelson, Rochester. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
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    Belleair Beach

    • PEETOOM, GERTRUDE A., 85, of Belleair Beach, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. She was born in Hoboken, N.J., and came here in 1976 from Saugerties, N.Y., where she retired as a schoolteacher. She was a member since 1954 of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the New York State Teachers Association. Survivors include a son, William A., Belleair Beach; and two grandsons, Jeffrey G. Peetoom and William A. Peetoom, both of Saugerties, N.Y. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Garden Chapel, Largo.

    Clearwater

    • COSTA, JOSEPH JR., 65, of Inverness, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. He was born in Fall River, Mass., and moved to Inverness in 1999 from Clearwater. He worked for Catalina, Largo. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Claudia; two sons, Joseph, Apopka, and Greg, Clearwater; two daughters, Susan, Largo, and Samantha, Safety Harbor; a sister, Marie Silva, Fall River; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
    • GAERTNER, ANTHONY, 88, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. He was born in Milwaukee and came here in 1992 from Glendale, Wis. He was a self-employed manufacturer's representative and president of A.J. Gaertner Associates, Milwaukee. He was a former member of Ozaukee Country Club, Mequon, Wis. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Kushel, Palm Harbor, and Sandra Collins, Muskego, Wis.; a sister, Addie Lindeman, Milwaukee; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • GIVENS, CHARLES, 98, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in New York City and came here in 1972 from Rochester, N.Y., where he retired after 30 years as an accountant for the Internal Revenue Service, and also was an accounting instructor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of Accountants. Survivors include a son, Robert D., Iowa City, Iowa; a daughter, Diane R. Givens, Canton, Mass., and two grandchildren, Anna and Jason Givens. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HANDY, OLA DEMARIS HAYES, 95, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. She was born in Briceville, Tenn. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, William H. Pryor, Seminole, and Ronald D. Kinney, Lutz; a sister, Estelle Norris, Tampa; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
    • MIX, EDWARD T. JR., a seasonal resident of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in New Jersey and had been a seasonal resident since 1985. He worked as supervisor of accounts payable in the finance department of General Motors Overseas Operations in New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Doris. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • MURRAY, PETER A., 43, of New Port Richey, formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2000). He was born in Fort Lauderdale and moved to New Port Richey in 1996 from Clearwater. He worked as a tool and die maker for Texaco Oil Company. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Justin, Clearwater; and his companion, Catherine Hovanec, New Port Richey. Prevatt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Bayonet Point/Hudson.
    • O'BOYLE, THOMAS J., 78, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here from his native Scranton, Pa., and retired as a railroad engineer. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and served in northern France. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a stepson, Eugene Kish, Clarksville, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ROOKS, JOHN E., 59, of Bradenton, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) in Bradenton. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., came to Clearwater in 1991 and moved several months ago to Bradenton. He was a Marine veteran. Survivors include a son, David P., Bradenton; a daughter, Robyn S. Rooks-Pelszynski, Holiday; and two grandchildren. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, Bradenton.
    • TRAGOS, E. PETER, 81, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1955 from his native Chicago, and owned and operated the former Sea Spire Restaurant on Island Estates and the King's Inn Restaurant. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater, Order of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, the Masonic Lodge and Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include his wife, Eugenia; a son, George E., Clearwater; and three grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • WALKER, MARGARET F., 86, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Integrated Health Services of Clearwater. She was born in Keene, N.H., and came here in 1970 from Center Harbor, N.H. She retired as a nurses aide for Kelly Services of Clearwater. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo, and a former member of Wick Was Lake Grange, Meredith Center, N.H. Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor Dunn, Dunedin, and Shirley Johnson, Chicago; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • JAMES, MARY F.R., 89, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Piscataway Township, N.J., and came here in 1945 from Patuxent Naval Air Test Center, Md. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret J. Smith, Silver Spring, Md.; and two nieces and a nephew. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • SWENTZEL, MARY E., 88, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She came here in 1951 from her native Columbus, Ohio, and worked as a clerk at Mound Park Hospital, Dunedin. She was a member of Alliance Church of Dunedin. There are no known survivors. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • ANTONOWICZ, STANLEY, 67, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at home. He was born in Cambridge, Mass., and was a retired mechanical engineer. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a brother, Benny, Boothwyn, Pa. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • BIVOLCIC, ALICE H., 84, of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She came here in 1973 from her native Buffalo, N.Y. She retired as a payroll accountant and was a member of Harvest Temple Church, Largo. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Tober, Seminole, and Diane Crawford, Rochester, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Jason Tober, Seminole, Audra Bonneau, St. Petersburg, and Stephanie, Rochester; and a great-grandchild. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • COOK, BILLY J., 63, of Largo, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Paulding, Miss., and came here in 1984 from Detroit. He worked as a cook and was an Army veteran. Survivors include four sons, Joe, Scott and Isaac, all of Largo, and Derek of Michigan; three daughters, Cindy, Largo, and Michelle and Violet of Michigan; and a sister, Bobbi of Mississippi. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.
    • LaRUSSA, AURORA M., 95, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at the Nurses Loving Heart Facility, Largo. She came here in 1972 from her native New York City, where she retired as a teacher after 36 years. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and the Martha Mary Guild, Largo, the New York City Teachers Retirement System and the United Federation of Teachers. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Donna Davis, Sarasota, and Covant Carr of New Mexico. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • POLTROCK, W.H. "BILL," 86, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1983 from Marathon, where he retired as a restaurant owner. Survivors include his wife, Etta; a son, John Rivrud, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Linda Rabito, Marathon; three grandchildren, Elaine Rivrud and Tammy Rabito, both of Marathon, and Tiffany Baro, Orlando; and a great-grandchild. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • WALTON, WOODIE C., 87, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Jefferson, Ga., came to St. Petersburg in 1955 from Chattanooga, Tenn., and in 1988 moved to Largo. She retired as a clerk at Bruce Watters Jewelry, St. Petersburg. She was a member of Old Northside Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

    Palm Harbor

    • LINDBOM, JOSEPH, 86, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was born in New York City and came here in 1985 from Jamaica, N.Y. He retired as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and also worked as a messenger driver for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. Survivors include his wife, Jean Lund; a daughter, Stara Wickes, Floral Park, N.Y.; a stepson, John E. Lund, Tampa; a stepdaughter, Sherron Newberg Willis, Santa Anna, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MARTIN, EWALD, 92, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home. He was born in the Ukraine and came here in 1976 from Wisconsin, where he worked 40 years as an assembler for Chrysler in Milwaukee. He was Protestant and a member of Moose Lodge 1429, Tarpon Springs, and Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Airie 3153, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Helen; several brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Seminole

    • JOHNSON, VIVIAN E., 92, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born in Sac County, Iowa, and came here in 1957 from Marathon, Iowa, where she retired as a postmaster. She was a member of First Christian Church of Largo, the Order of the Eastern Star, Iowa, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include four nieces and four nephews. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • MULLEN, EDWARD T., 92, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at home. He was born in Boston and came here in 1972 from Eastchester, N.Y., where he retired as a customer service representative for Consolidated Edison. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. Survivors include his wife, Mary K.; four sons, Thomas, New Rochelle, N.Y., Richard, East Wenatchee, Wash., Harry, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Chris, Eastchester; and three grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • PIPES, SHIRLEY, 59, of Seminole, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. Shewas born in Malden, Mass., and came here in 1982 from Belleview, Ky. She retired as a bookkeeper in a bank. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Raymond; her father and a sister, Connie Quawaski, both of Sun City Center, Ariz. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.
    • PETERSON, ANNEMARIE, 64, of Seminole, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000) at Valley Hospital, Las Vegas. She was born in Germany, came to the United States in 1958, and moved here in 1974 from Rochester, N.H. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener and cook. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, James; four daughters, Tammy A. Peterson, Seminole, Debbie M. Brown, Clermont, Carol A. Leisner, Mount Pleasant, Wis., and Cindy L. Brown, Las Vegas; a son, Fred Sichert of Germany; two brothers and two sisters, all of Germany; and nine grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • STEWART, ROBERT, 91, of Seminole, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Ireland and came here in 1972 from New York City. He worked in sales for 30 years with Exxon, Brooklyn, N.Y. He was Presbyterian, a Mason and a member of the Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa. Survivors include a daughter, Doreen Newiger, Largo; two sons, Raymond, Granbury, Texas, and Wendell, Clay, N.Y.; two sisters, Charlotte "May," Largo, and Annie Woods, Ontario; three sisters and two brothers in northern Ireland; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

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    Pinellas Park

    • BERDAR, GEORGE, 80, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) in the emergency room at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. Born in New Salem, Pa., he came here in 1980 from Detroit, where he was a manager for Montgomery Ward & Co. Locally, he was a teller-recruiter for Florida Blood Services for 17 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pinellas Park, where he served as a deacon and taught a fifth-grade boys Sunday school class. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Karen L. Peterson, Northville, Mich., and Terry E. Merritt, Novi, Mich.; three grandchildren, Scott Peterson, Krista Terwin and Dawn Theisen and three great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • BRATCHER, JOYCE MARIE, 74, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Nov. 20, 3000) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Muskegon, Mich., she came here in 1964 from Pontiac, Mich. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Lester, St. Petersburg, Wendy Wassemiller, Lansing, Mich., and Mary Lynne Reynolds, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Robert Lester, Gainesville, and Kelsey Reynolds, Ohio. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • VANOVER, AMALENE "OMA," 60, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. Born in Neon, Ky., she came here 23 years ago from Indiana. She was Baptist and a member of VFW and American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Willie, St. Petersburg, and Chris Willie, Cooper Hill, Va.; a brother, Curt Wood Vanover, Lakeland; a sister, Mary Jane Wilson, Los Angeles; and two grandsons. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • VEST, MILDRED K. HEALY, 48, of Ball Ground, Ga., formerly of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Nov. 3, 2000) in Ball Ground of a gunshot wound. Born in Patterson, N.J., she came to Pinellas Park as an infant and later moved to Ball Ground. She graduated from Dixie Hollins High School in 1970. She was an owner of a septic tank service. Survivors include her daughter, Alicia Vest, Canton, Ga.; her parents, Clinton and Barbara Healy, Pinellas Park; two sisters, Kathy Spaanstra, Pinellas Park, and Janice Healy, St. Petersburg; a brother, William Healy, Clearwater; three stepsons; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Huey Funeral Home, Canton, Ga.

    Redington Shores

    • KING, JAMES E., 84, of Redington Shores, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here 15 years ago from his native Chicago. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Norma J.; a stepson, Ronald Gorenk, Minnesota; and a sister, Dude Mears, Texas. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, Largo.

    St. Pete Beach

    • BAKUTIS, STANLEY, 91, of St. Pete Beach, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Lithuania, he came here in 1973 from Chicago. He was an assistant director for the forestry department. He was a member of St. Casimers Mission, St. Pete Beach; American Lithuanian Club; Balfas Club; and Atlas Club. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Elena. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    St. Petersburg

    • ANTLEY, ROBERT LEE, 71, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Henry County, Ala., he was a longtime resident of the area. He served in the Army and was a truck driver for a construction company. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Zera Mae; five sisters, Florence Gatherighd and Ann O'Neal, both of West Palm Beach, Florence Johnson, Warner Robins, Ga., Mary Burton, Fort Lauderdale, and Sara Boykins, Tampa; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
    • BAILEY, IDELL A., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000). Born in Cross City, she came here in 1970 from Camp LeJeune, N.C. She was a homemaker and a member of the OES, White Shrine. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Oliver W. "Bud" Jr., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Patricia "Bailey" McLeod, St. Petersburg and Janatha Bailey-Bruch, Norway, Maine; a sister, Pollye Renney, St. Petersburg; and four grandsons, James W. McLeod, St. Petersburg, and Kurt O. Bruch, Charles H. Bruch and Simon A. Bruch, all of Norway. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BRACCIO, ROBERT W., 43, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home. Born in Abington, Pa., he came here in 1970 from Italy and later moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1980. He was a disabled Army veteran and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was a 1976 graduate of Boca Ciega High School and graduated from the University of South Florida. Survivors include his wife, Kitt; his mother and father, Joan and Francis, Treasure Island; a son, Boe, a daughter, Trisha Braccio, and two brothers, Mike and Joe, all of St. Petersburg; four sisters, Angela Pitts, St. Petersburg, Lois Ream, Pinellas Park, Joann Braccio, California, and Mary Jane Glebe, Columbus, Ga.; his maternal grandmother, Genevieve Smith, Philadelphia; and a granddaughter. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • BUZAK, ROSE J., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • CHAPMAN, BILLY RAY, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000). Born in Milton, W.Va., he came here in 1975 from Rockford, Ill. He served in the Air Force and was Protestant. He was a paint contractor. Survivors include three daughters, Sandy Wesenberg, Parrish, Andrea Berggren, Clearwater, and Ellen Arno, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and 17 grandchildren.
    • LOVETT, GEORGE "PRUNE" JR., 56, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Waynesboro, Ga., he came here as a child. He was a self-employed plasterer and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Mary; a son, George Lovett III, Tampa; two daughters, Marilyn Jeanette Young, Dublin, Ga., and Teresa Michelle Lovett, St. Petersburg; a brother, William Lovett, and three sisters, Gloria Smith, Jane Dickey and Constance Williams, all of St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GOLDING, ISABEL J., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Clay, N.Y., she came here in 1958 from Syracuse, N.Y. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mark's Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Gerald; two sons, Richard, St. Petersburg, and Glenn, Wilmington, N.C.; two sisters, Jessie Craig and Marguerite Hall, both of St. Petersburg; and a brother, John Caldwell, Norwich, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • GREENLEE, RICKY LEON, 34, of Old Town, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2000) in Old Town from injuries in an automobile accident. He came here in 1968 from his native San Jose, Calif. He moved to Old Town five years ago. He was a heavy equipment operator and was Protestant. Survivors include his mother and father, Sharon and Robert Greenlee, and two sons, Garrett and Ricky, all of Old Town; three brothers, Robert and Randy, both of Old Town, and Raymond, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Robin Jacobsen, Clearwater, and Ronda Mish, St. Petersburg; and his grandmother, Vera Jacob, St. Petersburg. Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City.
    • HALL, RONALD, 57, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HOFFMEISTER, ALICE B., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Indianapolis, she came here in 1969 from Philadelphia, where she was a bookkeeper for AM Ellis Theatres. Locally, she was a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and its women's guild. Survivors include a daughter, Helen H. Goodwin, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Helen Clark, Philadelphia, and Katherine Leheay, Drexel Hill, Pa.; a grandson, David Goodwin, St. Petersburg; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • HOLTON, JOHN W. JR., 63, of Indianapolis, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) in Indianapolis. Born in Pittsburgh, he came here in 1973 from Indianapolis and returned to Indianapolis in 1992. He served in the Air Force. He was a field inspector for C&S Contract Services, Martinsville, Ind., and had been a private yacht captain in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his mother, Nell E. Wyatt Holton, Greenwood, Ind.; a daughter, Kikki Handy, Indianapolis; two sisters, Elaine Rothwell, St. Petersburg, and Barbara Fulkerson, Indianapolis; a companion, Sharon Brooks, Indianapolis; and a grandchild. Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home, Indianapolis.
    • 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 Electra 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.
    • HUSIK, MADELINE B., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000). Born in Clark Summit, Pa., she came here in 1955 from Havertown, Pa. She was a retired cosmetics salesperson. She was a volunteer for American Red Cross and St. Jude's Catholic Church. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a niece, Lurene Conrad of Lancaster, Pa. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • LEWIS, KEIL REICHERT, 18, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at home. A native of St. Petersburg, he was a lifelong area resident. He graduated with distinction in June from Dunedin High School and was Protestant. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Katha and Mark Abels, Lantana; a brother, Shaun Abels, Dunedin; a sister, Kari Lewis, Clearwater; his paternal grandparents, Shirley and Ronald Lewis, Apopka and an aunt, Rhonda Harper, all of Apopka; and an uncle, Peter Wechter, New York City. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LIVINGSTON, ALFRED M., 83, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2000). Born in Duquesne, Pa., he moved to St. Petersburg in 1936 before moving to Tampa. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served as a pier officer for the Army Transportation Corp in San Francisco and Guadalcanal. He retired after 40 years as a passenger service agent with Seaboard Airlines Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Lily; a daughter, Dorothy Lee Cromer, Birmingham, Ala.; a son, Edward, Tampa; two grandchildren; and a step-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
    • MITCHELL, ELAINE A., 53, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at home under hospice care. Born in Palatka, she came here 20 years ago from Fort Myers. She was a school bus driver for Pinellas County Schools. She was a member of Campbell Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Willie Mitchell Jr.; two sons, Willie III, St. Petersburg, and Anthony Mitchell, Tampa; three daughters, Cynthia Lane and Anita Addison, both of St. Petersburg, and Valerie Kelly, Fort Myers; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. All County Funeral Home, Lake Worth.
    • MOOERS, MARY, 70, of Bradenton, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Born in Egg Harbor, N.J., she came here in 1957 from Syracuse, N.Y. She moved to Bradenton in 1995. She owned and operated a drapery business and she was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Taylor, Bradenton, and Carol Mooers, Tampa; a son, William Jeffrey, Lakemont, Ga.; two sisters, Connie Wysock, Seminole, and Nina Conahan, Spring Hill; a brother, Nicholas Casciano, Egg Harbor; and three grandchildren. Neptune Society of Palm Harbor.
    • SHIELDS, WALTER ALEXANDER, 65, of Hortense, Ga., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2000) in Georgia. Born in Tallahassee, he came here as a child. He graduated in 1953 from St. Petersburg High School and was a retired electrician. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 98. He was Methodist. Survivors include a sister, Barbara Sue Butts, St. Petersburg; and a niece, Catherine Sue Hagberg, Perry. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • TAYLOR, VELVIA L., 91, of Flemington, W.Va., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2000) in Philippi, W.Va. Born in Harrison County, W.Va., she came here 24 years ago from West Virginia, where she returned in April. She was a tailor and seamstress and worked for 20 years as a hairdresser. She was a member of Pinellas Park 234 OES, Beta Sigma Phi sorority and Glad Tidings Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include two daughters, Gladys M. Boylen, Flemington, and Ruth M. Myers, St. Petersburg; a brother, Homer F. Bell, Owings, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nices and nephews. Wright Funeral Home, Philippi, W.Va.
    • THOMAS, WALTER "ROOSTER," 86, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Alachua, he came here in the early 1940s from Lakeland. He retired as a landscaper. He was a member of a local quartet in St. Petersburg and was Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Laverne Thomas, Miami; a son, Jerome Thomas; three nephews, Albert Thomas Jr., St. Petersburg, Bobby Clark, East Orange, N.J., and Carl Clark, Detroit; and three nieces, Dana Thomas and Cassandra Thomas, both of St. Petersburg, and Gail Clark, Detroit. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • WALTON, WOODIE C., 87, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2000) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Jefferson, Ga., and came to St. Petersburg in 1955 from Chattanooga, Tenn. She moved to Largo in 1988 after retiring as a clerk at Bruce Watters Jewelry, St. Petersburg. She was a member of Old Northside Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
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