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December 18, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

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

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  • BLACK, LEONARD W., 90, of Inverness, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Chicago, he had resided here 22 years. He was a devout member of the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Mowen, Chicago; a son, Thomas, Fort Myers; a stepdaughter, Terri Sue Hagie, Jamestown, N.C.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
  • ENCINIA, JOSE M., 69, of Crystal River, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Crystal River Health & Rehabilitation. Born in Karnea City, Texas, he came here from Pontiac, Ill., and was a railroad worker. He was Catholic. Survivors five sons, Eddie, Joe, Rudy and Jerry, all of Pontiac, and Rubin, Floral City; two daughters, Esmeralda Juanez and Norma Encinia, both of Crystal River; two sisters, Mickey Encinia, Chillicothe, Texas, and Lupe Rodriguez, Vernon, Texas; a brother, Marcello, Chillicothe; and 13 grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.
  • MAXWELL, OLGA M., 82, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) in Lecanto. She was born in Jersey City, N.J. and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Our Lady of Grace Church. Survivors include two sons, Thomas H., Beverly Hills, and Gerald J., Mahwah, N.J.; and a brother, Walter Miko, Florida. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • MEWES, BERNADETTE, 86, of Beverly Hills, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) in Hernando. Born in County Down, Ireland, she came here 23 years ago from Queens, N.Y. She was a homemaker and member of the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. She served in home defense in London during the blitz of World War II and extinguished fire bombs. Survivors include her husband, David; a son, David, Long Island, N.Y.; and two grandsons. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • SMITH, FRANCES, 69, of Homosassa, formerly of Port Richey, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) at Citrus Health Center in Inverness. Born in Cambellton, New Brunswick, she came here in 1995 from Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Aubrey, Homosassa; three sons, Gordon, Douglas and Howard Arnold, and a sister, Gloria McFarlane, all of Ontario; and several grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
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  • ALPERT, SOPHIE, 97, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) in Brooksville. Born in New York City, she came here from North Miami, where she had resided for 35 years, to be with her daughter. She was a retired bookkeeper with King Arthur Yarn in Manhattan, N.Y. She was a volunteer at Villa Maria Nursing Home in North Miami, the Lighthouse for the Blind and North Miami Senior Citizen Foundation. In 1999, she was honored as Volunteer of the Year for North Miami. At age 95, she successfully completed a course in Conversational Spanish to better serve people. She had been legally blind for the past 30 years. Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Colletti, Spring Hill, and Beverly Carroll, Brooklyn; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • BORROR, CAROLINE L., 71, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Oberlin, Pa., she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Northcliffe Baptist Church and member of the Ladies Sunday School Class. Survivors include her husband, Dale Borror Sr.; a son, Dale Borror Jr., Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Diana Hinson, Lawton, Okla., Virginia Gaultney, Orlando, Betty Borror, Canoga Park, Calif., and Cheryl Steffen, Michigan; her mother, Minerva Kitner, Harrisburg, Pa.; a brother, Martin Kitner, Columbus; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills.
  • DILULLO, JEAN C., 81, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at home. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Youngstown. Survivors include a brother, Orlando, Youngstown; a niece, Dr. Donna DeBlasio, Boardman, Ohio; two nephews, Guy Dilullo, Cleveland, and Vito Dilullo, Portland, Ore.; and a companion, Ralph Connor. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
  • GREEN, CLARK THOMAS, 81, of Hernando, died Monday (Dec. 10, 2001) at the Gainesville VA Medical Center. Born in Numedia, Pa., he came here 19 years ago from Altoona, Pa. He was a retired cabinetmaking teacher at a vocational school. He was an Army veteran, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. Survivors include a daughter, Gretchen Lingenfelter, Holidaysburg, Pa.; a son, Clark T. Green Jr., Altoona; two sisters, Ida Woll, Danville, Pa., and Emily Moyer, Wernersville, Pa.; a brother, William Green, Danville; and a granddaughter. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
  • MANGIERI, WILLIAM ANTHONY, 82, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in New York City, he came here nine years ago from Queens, N.Y. He retired from McLean Trucking as a platform worker. He was known as "Grandpa Bauldi." Survivors include his wife, Mickey; a son, William, and a daughter, Ellen Mills, all of Spring Hill; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills.
  • MARINO, ROBERT A., 80, of Brooksville, formerly of Dunnellon, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco in Brooksville. Born in Marlboro, Mass., he came here four years ago from Dunnellon. He was a self-employed contractor and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; two sons, Robert, Framingham, Mass., and Joseph, Mendon, Mass.; a daughter, Rosemarie Ginsberg, and a sister, Helen McKinnon, both of Framingham, Mass.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.
  • MURRELL, RODNEY G., of Spring Hill, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) in Brooksville. Born in Rochester, N.Y. He was a dispatcher employed by the B&O Railroad and was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. After his retirement, he was a part-time bus driver and a security guard in a gated community. He was a member of the Elks. Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Jansen); three sons, Stan, Ray, and Ken; two daughters, Shelley Murrell and Christen Jansen; two stepsons, Glen and Richard Jansen; two stepdaughters, Jan Sisco and Tammy Vicino; several cousins, nephews and nieces; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • ORMANIAN, SUSAN GRACE, 59, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Plymouth, Mich., she came here four years ago from Lewiston, Mich. and was a homemaker. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Aram; two sons, Matthew Werstine, Ankeny, Iowa, and Michael Werstine, Taylor, Mich.; two daughters, Karen Werstine, Alpena, Mich., and Deidre Hartsoe, Taylor, Mich.; a stepson, Aram S. Ormanian, Spring Hill; two stepdaughters, Debra Bennett, Taylor, and Pamela Matternowski, Hudson; four sisters, Gloria, Peggy, Johanna and Pam, and a brother, Peter, all of Michigan; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • THORNTON, JOHN W., 91, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at CORE Nursing Center in Evansville, Ind. Born in Toronto, he came here from Detroit. He was a graduate of Ford Trade and Apprentice School. He worked as a tool and die maker in the automotive industry employed by American Motors, and he worked 12 years in Argentina manufacturing Jeeps. He was a member of the Low Vision Group of the Evansville Blind Association. Survivors include two sons, Thomas R., Evansville, and John, Dallas; two grandsons; four granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. Alexander Funeral Home, Evansville, Ind.
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  • ALFONSO, TONY J., 48, of Tampa, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001). Born in Havana, Cuba, he was a longtime Tampa resident. He was a brewer for Anheuser Busch and member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Lilly Alfonso; a daughter, Barbara Alfonso; two sons, Joey Alfonso and Danny Alfonso; and a brother, Daniel Alfonso. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CHANCEY, GEORGE EDWARD, 70, of Plant City, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at home. Born in Live Oak, he came to the Tampa area over a year ago from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He was owner and operator of Raines of St. Croix, a clothing store. He was a Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Helen L. Chancey "Raine"; two sisters, Peggy Cagnina, Tampa and Ruby Ham, Dover; and two brothers, Benny Chancey, Plant City and Ashley Chancey, Valrico. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • EATON, CLAUDE W., 77, of Dover, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Dawson, Ga., he came to the Tampa area over 50 years ago from Georgia. He was a retired owner and operator of Eaton Garage, which he established in 1959. It is still in the same location and is family run as C&C Automotive. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include three sons, Clifford Eaton, Dover, Claude A. Eaton, Lithia, and Roy Richard Eaton, Plant City; five daughters, Margaret Sweat and Katrina Weaver, both of Dover, Linda Lukas, Tampa, Elizabeth Morrow, Ashford, Ala., and Claudia Alderman, Plant City; two sisters, Jewell Miller, Macon, Ga. and Beulah Mae Bower, Dawson, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • GREEN, R. KIRK, 37, of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Florida Hospital, Orlando. Born in Defiance, Ohio, he moved to Largo in 1972 from Winder, Ga., and came to Tampa eight years ago. He was a sales representative for LaFarge Corp, Tampa and was Presbyterian. Survivors include his mother and father, James and Frances, Largo; and a brother, J. Craig, Jacksonville. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • JAMES, DANA GAIL, 58, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Huntsville, Ala., she moved to Brooksville 25 years ago from Tampa. She was a member of Masaryktown Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Howard; a son, Jerry Sands, Land O'Lakes; three daughters, Cindy Parker, Spring Hill, Joy Kirby, Masaryktown, and Rebekah Henderson, St. Augustine; a brother, Jim Frame, Zephyrhills; and six grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.
  • ROLLINS, HUGH O., 81, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. Born in Port Tampa, he moved to Brooksville 51 years ago from Tampa and was retired from Seaboard Coastline Railroad. He was Baptist. He was a Marine Corps veteran and served in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Hernando Masonic Lodge 97, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 76, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and the Brooksville Golf & Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; a son, Hugh O. Rollins Jr., Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; a stepson, Christopher Dudley Thames III, League City, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Stoner, Fuquay-Varina, and Ernestine Thompson, Tampa; a brother, Clinton, Redington Beach; a sister, Norma Hackney, Jacksonville Beach; numerous grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.
  • SHORT, OLIVER EDWARD, 64, of Tampa, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001). He was a Tampa native and lifelong resident. He was a retired Tampa City firefighter, an Air Force veteran, a member of DAV and the Silver Dollar Trap Club, a life member of Skyway Gun Club, winner of many trapshooting championships, member of the American Trapshooting Association, member and past president of the Florida Trapshooting Association, member of "Strawberry Traveler," Camping Square Dance Club, member of the "Temple Twirlers" Square Dance Club, and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Sharon Crandall Short; five sons, Lance Edward Short, Brady Douglas Short, Rolland Tanner, Edridge Parks, and Floyd Parks; a sister, Gayle E. Short; and five grandchildren. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • SIKES, PEGGY SPIVEY, 64, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2001) in Dade City. Born in Wauchula, she was a longtime resident of the Tampa area. She was a homemaker and member of Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Tracey Hoff, Lakeland, Kathryn Wentz, Plant City, and Lisa Still, Waycross, Ga.; four sons, Daryl Bellflower and Gregory Allen Sikes, both of Lakeland, Gary Bellflower, Plant City, and James Mike Bellflower, Winder, Ga.; a sister, Barbara Kitson, Plant City; a brother, Dennis Spivey, Plant City; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • STARLING, ALICE N., 83, of Tampa, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001). Born in Georgia, she came here 63 years ago. Survivors include a son, Jerry Starling; two daughters, Janice McElhaney and Barbara Linville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • THURBER, FRANCES SHIRLEY, 91, of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001). Born in Duval, Okla., she moved to Temple Terrace in 1975 from Washington, D.C., and has resided at University Village for the past 12 years. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Rogers, Temple Terrace; a son, Bert Thurber, Windsor, Conn.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tampa.
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  • ANGUS, NATHAN ERNEST "NATE," 85, of New Port Richey, formerly of Tarpon Springs and Holiday, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Pittston, Pa., he moved to Holiday in 1987 from Tarpon Springs, then moved to New Port Richey in 1992. He retired as superintendent of systems and procedures for the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE) Railroad with more than 20 years of service. He was a member of the Crescent Oak Country Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margaret E.; two sons, James R., Collinsville, Miss., and John R., Burke, Va.; a daughter, Alice M. Purifoy, New Bern, N.C.; a brother, Raymond, Tallahassee; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Springs.
  • BENGE, RUBY, 76, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Virginia, she came here 33 years ago from Dayton, Ohio, and retired from Dynamo Repair. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Carl. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • BOLUCH, ARTHUR S., 75, of Bayonet Point, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Dearborn, Mich., he came here 17 years ago from Trenton, Mich. He was vice president of marketing for National City Corp. and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a son, Kirk, Woodhaven, Mich.; a daughter, Dana Selis, Birmingham, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • BUCHBINDER, LUCILLE, 87, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She came here 20 years ago from her native Buffalo, N.Y. She retired from William Hengerer Co., Buffalo, and was a member St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Norman, New Port Richey; and a daughter, Barbara Jones, Tonawanda, N.Y. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • CLAY, JOHN M., 76, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Haverhill, Mass., he came here 14 years ago from Groveland, Mass. He was a retired truck driver and a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a gunner on the USS Fanshaw. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Groveland Fire Department with 25 years of service. He was member and past commander of the American Legion for 39 years and the Elks Lodge of Haverhill for 26 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Nancy Kreis, Sandisfield, Mass., and Cindy Cawthron, Trinidad, Colo.; two sisters, Barbara Rosinski, Conway, N.H., and Linda Adams, Moorehead, Mich.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • CRUM, ALEX SR., 85, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at Heartland of Zephyrhills. Born in Banner, Ky., he came here in 1984 from Grayling, Mich., and was the owner of an automobile body shop. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Clara; two sons, Gary B., Westland, Mich., and Alex Crum Jr., Redford, Mich.; a daughter, Sandra Kea, Grayling; a sister, Ruth Gay Pitts, Hanover, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • DOMBROWSKI, JULIA, 87, of Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. She came here 22 years ago from her native Chicago. She was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Heineman, Hudson; a sister, Matilda Naggy, Chicago; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • ERICKSON, JERRY MILAN, 71, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Traverse City, Mich., he came here in 1992 from Michigan. He was a forklift truck operator in a factory and was an Air Force veteran. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Carman; two daughters, Ruth Berklich and Cynthia Erickson; two brothers, Leonard and John; a sister, Marie Lemmer; and a grandson. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • FABIANO, FRANK, 85, of Port Richey, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2001) in Fort Pierce. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here 22 years ago from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. He was a truck driver for the New York Fruit Market and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of DAV Post 78 of New Port Richey, VFW Post 4412 of Hudson and the Knights of Columbus, Father Felix Ulrich Council. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Survivors include four sons, Frank Jr. and Charles, both of Fort Pierce, Albert, Vero Beach, and Carl, Port Richey; a brother, Salvatore, Port Richey; and seven grandchildren. Bell Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • GIARDINA, CAROLINE, 71, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) in New Port Richey. Born in Calabria, Italy, she came here in 1971 from Deer Park, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Vincent C.; two sons, Vincent C. Jr., Las Vegas, and Robert J., Edison, N.J.; a daughter, Diane Giardina, Edison, N.J.; a sister, Renata Ferguson, New Port Richey; and five grandchildren. North/Meadowland Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • HELD, FREDERICK, 78, of Land O'Lakes, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he came here 20 years ago from Woodbury, N.J. He was a retired machinist for DuPont and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include a son, Frederick, Fort Lauderdale; three daughters, Elaine Connelly, Naples, Ellen Marie Pino, Pitman, N.J., and Beth Ann Frizell, Philadelphia; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Service, New Port Richey.
  • HODGERNEY, ROSE MARIE, 66, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Worcester, Mass., she came here in 1991 from Spencer, Mass., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Bill Hodgerney Sr.; a son, Bill Hadgerney Jr., Spring Hill; three daughters, Charlene Walker, Montana, and Wendy Braman and Bonnie Swett, both of Massachusetts; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • KIRKEBY, EDWARD T., 74, of Hudson, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Whispering Pines Nursing Center in New Port Richey. Born in Pensacola, he moved to Hudson in 1992 from Madison, Conn. He was an actuary for Cigna Insurance and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Joane; two sons, Marc, New York City, and Cortland, Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Patricia, New York City; and a grandson. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.
  • KROLL, ANTHONY JOSEPH, 89, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a county government foreman. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Gabriella; a son, Michael A., Angola, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • LINES, CARL, 86, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at home. Born in Attica, Ind., he came here this year from DeLand. He was a customer engineer for IBM. Survivors include his wife, Dorothea; three sons, Carl Thomas, Nashville, Ind., Douglas Alan, New Port Richey, and John Edward, Clarkston, Mich.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • LOOP, IVAH A., 90, of Holiday, formerly of Largo, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) in Tarpon Springs. Born in Flushing, Mich., she came here in 1989 from Largo. She was a finishing artist and a member of Living Word Church of New Port Richey. She was a member of Forest Hills Women's Club and its Hobby Club. Survivors include a brother, Edwin Larkin, Port Richey; and a sister, Amy Riehl, Holiday. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • MILES, CHARLOTTE L., 79, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2001) at home. She came here in 1951 from her native Altoona, Pa. She was a homemaker and worked for the Office of Price Administration during World War II. She was a member of Living Word Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, George A.; a son, George A., Brooksville; two daughters, Priscilla L. McConnell, Fort McCoy, and Linda D. Nichols, New Port Richey; three sisters, Geraldine Hollen, Altoona, Susan Irwin, Silver Spring, Md., and Joan Grissinger, Hernando; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, New Port Richey.
  • MORGAN, GLADYS C., 81, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. Born in Geneva, Ohio, she came here 24 years ago from Kirtland, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star 202 in Willoughby, Ohio, for 25 years. She was a member of Community Congregational Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include her husband, Frederick; a son, Ken, Chardon, Ohio; a daughter, Carol Gatzke, Sparta, Wis.; a brother, Clayton Bodemer, Mentor, Ohio; two sisters, Mildred Wheeler, Wickliffe, Ohio, and Margaret Bunsey, Largo; and four grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • REGNIER, HORACE E., 96, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Aug. 27, 2001) at Florence Nursing Home in Marengo, Ill. Born in Beaverville, Ill., he came here from Lombard, Ill., and moved from New Port Richey this year to Marengo to be with his son. He was a retired mechanic employed by the Chicago Transit Authority and was a retired farmer. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd and Brian; two daughters, Jan Boulds and Cheri Wall; a brother, Earl; a sister, Stella Coleman; 30 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Marengo-Union Funeral Home, Marengo, Ill.
  • VOLPE, JOHN PAUL, 80, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here seven years ago from Hornell, N.Y. He was a retired sheet metal worker and an Army and Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, John Francis, Spring Hill; a daughter, Bella Maria Sulzer, Farmingville, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
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    Clearwater

    • ASHENBACK, ANNABELLE GARDNER, 85, of Clearwater died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at Curlew Care Home, Dunedin. She was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1999 from Stuart. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine "Lanie" Hepburn, Clearwater; a son, H. Jack, Stuart; two sisters, Harriet Riker, Jacksonville, and Charlotte Talmage, New Bern, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Coastal Cremation Services, Palm Harbor.
    • DAILY, DONN, 72, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Dec. 13, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Joplin, Mo., and came here in 1999 from San Jose, Costa Rico, where he worked as a salesman for the Tico Times. He was an Army veteran with the rank of Tech 5. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Santander; three sons, Matthew, Denver, John, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., and Peter, River Edge, N.J.; his mother, Suzanne Daily, Twin Harbors, Minn.; and a grandchild. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • GIBSON, JOSEPH W., 89, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. He was born in Old Fort, N.C., and came here in 1949 from Tacoma Park, Md. He retired from Prudential Insurance after 30 years as a chartered life underwriter. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Lions Club for many years and was a past participant in the city of St. Petersburg Committee of 100. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Geraldine Gibson; a daughter, Cynthia Stiffler, Cary, N.C.; a son, Jim, Seminole; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KELLEY, JUDITH A. "JUDY," 60, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at home. She was born in Massena, N.Y., and came here in 1990 from New Haven, Conn. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Marie Johns, Fairfield, Conn., and Brenda K. Powell, North Haven, Conn.; her mother, Rosemarie Archambeault, New Port Richey; and four grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • LEMAIRE, HENRY E., 86, of Clearwater, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. He was born in Fall River, Mass., and came here in 1983 from Southington, Conn., where he retired from the maintenance department of a bank. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Muriel G.; a brother, Joseph, Newport, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MAY, HERMAN J., 64, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Far Hills, N.J., and came here after he retired from Anheuser-Busch Brewing Co., Newark, N.J., where he had worked 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Antonietta Miele-May, Clearwater; a son, John Paul, and a daughter, Michelle May, both of Bridgewater, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Angelina Surowiec and Jo Ann Miele, both of Clearwater; a stepson, Anthony Miele, Batavia, Ill.; his twin brother, Harold, and a sister, Charlotte Byrd, both of New Jersey. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MASEL, DOROTHY, 75, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1983 from New York. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Schierle, East Meadow, N.Y.; two sons, William and Steven, both of Quarryville, Pa.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • RICHARDSON, ARTHUR H. "HAROLD," of Clearwater, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. He was born in Clark County, Ohio, and came here in 1988 from Springfield, Ohio, where he retired from the city after 37 years as a surveying engineer. He was managing trustee of the Union Club for nine years. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Kathryn (Ridder); two daughters, Carmen Beyer, Tarpon Springs, and Pamela Albers, Huber Heights, Ohio; a sister, LaVonne Kennedy, Springfield, three brothers, Ralph and Darrell, both of Springfield, and Glendon, Texas; and four grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • ROGERS, CARTER EDWARD, 63, of Clearwater, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at home. He was born in Frankfort, Ky., and came here in 1987 from Lexington, Ky. He worked as an insurance adjustor and was an Air Force veteran. He was Christian. Survivors include his guardian, Pamela P. Rogers, Clearwater; and a nephew. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • SPINELLO, JOSEPH ROCCO, 59, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1985 from Cranford, N.J. He was an investment banker. He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church, Clearwater, and a past president of the Seville Resident Owners Association. Survivors include his wife, Christina Marie; a son, Joseph Paul, Orlando; a daughter, Phyllis D. Cruz, Riverview; two sisters, Mary Ann Kelly, Clearwater, and Josephine Parra, Linden, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Peter Jonathon Cruz and Philip Marshall Cruz, both of Riverview. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • STANLEY, LOLA L. "HON," 58, of Clearwater, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) at home. She was born in Berkley Springs, W. Va., and came here in November from Amelia, Va., where she worked as a waiter. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Edward, Richmond, Va.; two sons, J.D. Jackson and Roy M. "Rick" Jackson Jr., both of Clearwater; three brothers, Gary Beddow and Harvey Beddow, both of Berkley Springs, and Jimmy Beddow, Bryans Road, Md.; four sisters, Donna Jean and Phyllis Jackson, both of Berkley Springs, Patty Nolan, Mount Airy, Md., and Marna Cokley, Martinsburg, W. Va.; and six grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • YOUNG, WILLIE JR., of Clearwater, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Gulf Coast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He came here in the early 1920s from his native Montezuma, Ga. He retired as a school bus driver for the Pinellas County schools and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, Clearwater, where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. Survivors include his companion, Annie B. Willbright, and three cousins, Mary Young Denson, Gloria C. Jones and Barbara C. Williams, all of Clearwater. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Dunedin

    • RAY, GERALDINE L., 89, of Warren, Ohio, a winter resident of Dunedin, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Community Skilled Nursing Centre, Warren, under the care of Hospice of the Valley, Youngstown, Ohio. She was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, and came here many winters from Warren. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Second Christian Church, Warren, and active in programs at West Wind Mobile Home Park, Dunedin, where she enjoyed playing the piano and organ, crafts and cards. Survivors include a daughter, Shirlee Shafer Fritz, Champion, Ohio; a half brother, Phillip Gardner, Rogersville, Tenn.; a half sister, Marilyn Davis, Radford, Va.; two grandchildren, including Dr. David Fritz, Palm Harbor; and four great-grandchildren. Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren, Ohio.

    Largo

    • BEALLER, HELEN E., 83, of Largo, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1971 from Greenlawn, N.Y. She worked as a sales person at Macy's Department Store in New York City and locally for Wilcox Florist, Largo. She was a member of Merrick (N.Y.) Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Pat McMullen, Largo; a son, Wayne McMullen, Lantana; two brothers, Robert and Ben Townend, both of Lantana; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • BELLICOURT, EDITH CATHERINE, 82, of Largo, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Hernando Pasco Hospice Care, New Port Richey. She was born in Hoboken, N.J., and came here in 1970 from Parsippany, N.J., where she worked as a sales representative for W.T. Grant's department store, and locally, she worked as a custodial engineer at Pioneer Western Insurance Corp., Largo. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, and an active member of Council 4892 Knights of Columbus, Largo. Her hobbies included painting, ceramics and crocheting. Survivors include a daughter, Carol A. Hoffmann, Spring Hill; three sons, Peter C., Seminole, John R., Largo, and Kenneth, San Diego; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • BRADBURY, EVELYN A., 89, of Largo, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Wright's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Largo. She was born in New York City and came here in 1973 from Plainfield, N.J. She was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include; three daughters, Dolores Zanga, Largo, Diane Campbell, New Jersey, and Della Anderson, Pennsylvania; two sons, Donald, New Jersey, and Daniel, Indiana; 18 grandchildren; and 28great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • BRENNER, HARRY E., 81, of Largo, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Tandem Health Care of St. Petersburg at Seminole. He was born in Shamokin, Pa., and came here in 1969 from Philadelpia. He retired as a home delivery milkman for Hood's Dairy. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Largo, a third-degree member of Father Lopez Council 5737 Knights of Columbus and fourth degree member of Frank J. Lewis Council Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Florence; a sister, Ruth Scoz, Mount Carmel, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • FISHER, ROBERT A., 77, of Largo, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Newark, Ohio, and came here in 1985 from Cincinnati. He retired as a traffic manager for a trucking company and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Nazarene and a member of the Kiwanis and the Foremen's Club, both of Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margaret; two sons, Donald, Largo, and Robert, Ferris, Texas; a sister, Laura Conroy, Columbus; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • KOUNTOUPIS, HELEN, 73, of Holiday, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. She was born in Detroit and came here to Largo in 1971 and moved in 1973 to Holiday. She was a homemaker and Greek Orthodox. Survivors include a son, Sarantos "Randy," Redington Shores, two daughters, Maria Papa, St. Petersburg, and Epthalia "Cookie'" Smith, New Port Richey; three sisters, Mary Adams, Clearwater, Athena Tsarnas, Holiday, and Georgia Alberty, Mount Lebanon, Pa.; and five grandchildren. Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • MEYER, FANNY E., 84, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came to St. Petersburg in 1924 from her native Auburn, N.Y., and moved in 1962 to Largo. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Rickey, Largo; a brother, David S. Jones, Bushnell; two grandchildren, Paul Rickey, Largo, and Linda Rickey, St. Petersburg; and a great-granddaughter. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MILNOR, JOHN L., 87, of Largo, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo nursing home. He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, and came here in 1986 from San Jose, Calif., where he worked as a production manager for Food Management Corp. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pinellas Park, and a 71-year member of Lodge 112 F&AM, Bowling Green. Survivors include six nephews, Don and Bill Milnor, both of Long Island, Va., Jerry Milnor and Bob Lance, both of Bowling Green, John Lance, Perrysville, Ohio, and Bill Lehman, Houston; four nieces, Donna Lehman Knaggs, North Baltimore, Ohio, Lois Lance Kidd, Fayetteville, N.C., Joyce Milnor Blair, Napoleon, Ohio, and Patricia Milnor Clauss, Ormond Beach. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • MORGAN, EVELYN B., 88, of Lakeland, formerly of Largo, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Tandem Health Care of Lakeland. She came here in 1969 from her native Chicago where she retired as a supervisor after 37 years with International Harvester. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include a sister, Edna Moller, and two nephews James Gerrard and Rosann Gerrard, all of Lakeland. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • SPENCE, LOUISE, 99, of Largo, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo. She was born in West Frankfort, Ill., came to Fort Lauderdale in 1958 and moved here in 1992 from Pompano, Beach. She retired in 1958 as the owner and operator of an automotive supply business. She attended McMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach, a life member of OES and a member of the White Shrine. Survivors include a stepson, Donald, Indianapolis; a stepdaughter, Betty Adkinson, Balboa, Calif.; and a sister, Maxine Tucker, Largo. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • TURNER, MAXINE E., 84, of Largo, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Sweetwater Assisted Living Facility, Largo. She was born in Mars Hill, Maine, and came here in 1997 from Brockton, Mass. She retired after 35 years as an X-ray technician in a doctor's office in Fairfield, Conn. She was Baptist, Survivors include two sisters, Laura Lollis, Largo, and Irma Corns, Buena Park, Calif.; and a brother, Raymond Cullins, Easton, Maine. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Oldsmar

    • PISANO, THOMAS JOSEPH, 76, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from New Jersey. He was a structural engineer and retired from the Brisco Construction Co. of New York. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and the East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Ernestine V.; five children; a sister and four nieces Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Palm Harbor

    • GRAHAM, GERALD "GERRY," 77, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) as the result of an automobile accident. He was born in Spring Lake, N.J., and came here in 1969 from North Bay, Canada, after he retired from the Air Force. He was a decorated fighter pilot with more than 20 years of active service including 35 missions in World War II as an aeriel gunnr/flight engineer with the 455th Bomb Group and 100 combat missions during the Korean War. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, five Air Medals and a Purple Heart. He attended Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and was a member of the US Air Force Pilot's Association, the Quiet Birdmen Assocation, The Retired Officers Assocation and the Order of the Daedalians. Survivors include his wife, Pat; five sons, Gerald "Sandy," Graham, Orlando; E. Lee Graham, Great Mills, Md., J. Scott Graham, Montgomery, Ala., Kevin D'Amico, Oldsmar, and Brian D'Amico, Palm Harbor; and 12 grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

    Tarpon Springs

    • DAWSON, WILLIAM DONALD, 70, of Cartersville, Ga., formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at home. He was born in Old Hickory, Tenn., came here in 1974 from Atlanta and in 1984 moved to Georgia. He held professional engineering licenses in Georgia and Florida. He retired after 18 years with Lockheed Martin Corp. and worked several years for Honeywell, Largo. He was an Air Force veteran and a 1962 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering. He was an avid golfer and a boater. Survivors include his wife, Jean Tolmie; a son, Michael Alan, Cartersville; a daughter, Carol Dawson Manning, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Dorothy Lovelady, Vienna, W. Va., and Carolyn Hayford, Charleston, W. Va.; four grandchildren, Mathew A. Manning, Michael W. Manning, Ashley N. Dawson and Robert D. Dawson; and several nieces and nephews. Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cartersville, Ga.
    • HARVEY, JACK J., 86, of Tarpon Springs, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at home. He came here in 1972 from his native Rockaway Beach, N.Y., where he was a self-employed commercial fisherman. He was a Naval Reserve veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion and Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Louise; a stepson, Bill Brumfield, Spring Hill; two stepdaughters, Patricia Young, New Port Richey, and Alese Strickler, Fort Gay, W. Va.; a stepson, Bill Brumfield, Spring Hill.; and eight grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • RUGGIERO, BARBARA J., 83, of Tarpon Springs, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) as the result of an automobile accident in Hastings, Mich. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio, and came here six months ago from Austin, Texas. She worked 20 years as a sales representative for the Raven Co., Hastings, Mich. She attended St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include her mother, Shirley A. Cramer, Tarpon Springs; her father, Victor Ruggiero, Kent, Ohio; a brother, Michael, New Haven, Conn.; three sisters, Deborah Ruggiero and Catherine Ruggiero, both of Tarpon Springs, and Patricia Ruggiero, Akron, Ohio; and her companion, Lyman Bristol, Hastings. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

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    Pinellas Park

    • DELP, ROXY P. "ROXANNA," 95, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at IHS of Pinellas Park. Born in Birchwood, Wis., she came here in 1942 from Tiskilwa, Ill. She was the co-owner and co-operator, with her husband, of Delp's Grocery and Sunoco Gas Station on Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park in the 1940s and 1950s. She was Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Donald G. Delp, Roanoke, Va.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two nieces; and a nephew. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MICHAELS, EVANGELINE BOOTH, 91, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. She came here in 1997 from her native Altoona, Pa. Locally, she was a member of the Salvation Army. Survivors include two sons, Maj. Ralph Michaels, Georgetown, Ky., and Dennis Michaels, Columbus, Ohio; seven daughters, Della Michaels, Phyllis Michaels and Beatrice Hoffman, all of St. Petersburg, Maj. Ruby Zanders, New York City, Edith Hayes, New Castle, Del., Betty Jeirles, Lock Haven, Pa., and Cora Brantner, Bamberg, S.C.; 28 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ROGERS, ESTHER M., 98, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Beverly Healthcare of Largo. She came here in 1967 from her native Chicago. She was a retired nurse and was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Congregation, Pinellas Park. Survivors include two nieces, Sharon Johns and Mary Lou Cowen; a nephew, Kenneth Bryon; and a caregiver, Jane O'Neill, Crystal River. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHMALZ, GEORGE J., 78, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2001) at home. He was a native of Chicago and came here in 1990 from Ohio. He was a retired engineer for AT&T and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was Catholic. Survivors include a son, James G. "Jay," Medina, Ohio; three daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" Bragg, Powell, Ohio, Margaret "Peggy" Valence, Springfield, Va., and Joanna "Jo" Schmalz, Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Christine Neumeier, Pinellas Park; and three granddaughters. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.

    St. Petersburg

    • BAKER, WILLIAM RUSSELL "BILL," 74, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at Golfview Nursing Home under the care of hospice. He was a construction superintendent and contractor in Pinellas County. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, and came here in 1959 from Ohio. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Guam. Survivors include a son, John W. Baker, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Dunedin.
    • BROWN, GLADYS HOWELL, 80, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2001) at home. Born in Powersville, Ga., she moved to Tampa at an early age, moved to Asbury Park, N.J., in 1978 and moved to St. Petersburg in 1998. She was a member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, its No. 2 Choir and other church auxiliaries, Tampa. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Cato Gutherie, Tallahassee; three sisters, Mattie Smalls, Tampa, Lillar Thomas, Asbury Park, and Nellie Ruth Walker, Detroit; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • BUCKLEY, NANNIE S., 79 of St. Petersburg died Sunday (December 16, 2001). She came here in 1923 from her native Fountain City, Tenn. She was a 1940 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. She was a sales clerk for the downtown Maas Brothers department store and was a member of China Post 1. Survivors include two sons, Patrick Buckley and Terry Buckley, both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Sandra Buckley, Inverness; a brother, Harry Tillette, Yellville, Ark.; and a niece, Mary Whitaker, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CHANEY, MARK C., 50, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) in New Orleans as the result of an auto accident. He came here in 1955 from his native Lafayette, Ind. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include a brother, Thomas, St. Petersburg. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • DAVIS, EDWARD J., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Arnold, Pa., and came here in 1976 from Passaic, N.J., where he was a foreman for a wholesale drug company. An Army veteran of World War II, he participated in the invasion of Normandy and earned two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He was a member of the DAV. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Eliezer, South Pasadena, and Jacqueline Hudson, St. Petersburg; a brother, Herbert "Gene" Davis, Naples; two sisters, Amy "Emily" Kelly Freier, Leesburg, Va., and Sherry Ruffing, Clairton, Pa.; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; four nieces; and five nephews. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • COLIC, TIM, 67, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside. He came here in 1983 from Gurnee, Ill. He was a lathe hand machinist for Johnson Motors in Illinois. He was Serbian Orthodox and was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Republican National Committee. Survivors include a son, Alexander Colic, York, Pa.; a stepson, John Colic, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Ilinka Brookshire, Kenosha, Wis., and Spomanka Jovanov, Gurnee, Ill.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • DUCHOW, FREDERICK W. 78, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines under the care of hospice. A Milwaukee native, he came here in 1972 from Beloit, Wis., where he was a member of First Congregational Church. He worked in the banking industry for many years, first serving as a bank officer in Beloit and Brodhead, Wis. He was a founding vice president of the former Rutland Central Bank and was a vice president of the former Florida National Bank of St. Petersburg. He taught banking courses at St. Petersburg Junior College and was involved in various banking organizations. He was a licensed amateur radio operator. He was a past master of the Masonic Lodge and was a past commander of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, both in Wisconsin. He was a World War II veteran and served in the South Pacific and Okinawa, Japan. Survivors include his wife Delores V. "Dee"; and two daughters, Catherine J. Duchow, St. Petersburg, and Kathleen Condon, Brodhead. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • EDWARDS, WILLIE MAE, 65, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at home. She came here in 1960 from her native Spartanburg, S.C. She worked for the former Softwater Laundry and the Laurels Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include her husband, Ira Sr.; five sons, Jimmy Bridges, Virginia, Frank Edwards, Clim Edwards, Billy Joe Edwards and Ira Edwards Jr., all of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Wille Mae Edwards, Sharon Edwards and Jennifer Edwards, her mother, Ola Bridges, and three sisters, Doris Bridges, Mary Frances Williams and Ola B. Odom, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Arthur Lee Bridges, Chicago; and seven grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • GAINER, EDNA F. "BOOGIE," 89, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Born in Moline, Ill., she came here in 1984 from Panama City. She retired 17 years ago from the Council of the Aged, where she worked for several years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Larry A. Waters, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, all of Gulfport. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • GIBSON, JOSEPH W., 89, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. Born in Old Fort, N.C., he came here in 1949 from Tacoma Park, Md. He retired from Prudential Insurance after 30 years of service as a chartered life underwriter. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Lions Club for many years and was a past participant in the city of St. Petersburg Committee of 100. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Geraldine Gibson; a daughter, Cynthia Stiffler, Cary, N.C.; a son, Jim, Seminole; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HULSE, EVELYN S., 84 of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Crisfield, Md., and came here in 1960 from Silver Spring, Md. She was the former co-owner, with her late husband Donald E. Hulse, of Charles Chips of the Suncoast for 32 years. She was a member of Central Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Paul M. Thompson, and a daughter, Deborah Lynn Hulse DeHaven, both of St. Petersburg; five brothers, Charles E. Sterling, Rockville, Md., Gilbert G. Sterling and Austin W. Sterling, both of St. Petersburg, the Rev. Elijah W. Sterling, Centerville, Md., and David M. Sterling, Baltimore; three sisters, Dorothy L. Ammons, Baltimore, Mary Elizabeth Sterling, Laurel, Del., and Nancy L. Van Alstine, St. Petersburg; and two grandsons, Sean Thompson and Paul Thompson, both of St. Petersburg. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • LARKIN, WILLIAM E. JR. "BILL," 43, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He was born in New Haven, Conn., and came here in 1970 from Huntington, Conn. He was the owner of Goode Landscaping and Maintenance. He was Catholic. Survivors include his mother, Shirlee Larkin, South Pasadena; his father, William E. Sr., St. Petersburg; two sisters, Lauren Kruysman, Derby, Conn., and Karen Larkin, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Patrick and Sean, both of San Diego; his maternal grandmother, Ann Horbal, Huntington; a companion, Rosanne Hanks, St. Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.
    • LARSON, FLORA MARTHA, 80, of Lakeland, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Ellaville, Ga., she came here as a child and moved from here to Lakeland 10 years ago. She retired in 1986 as a custodian at Lakewood High School. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Mary Martha Circle, the Bob Canterbury Sunday School, and where she served as the pianist and church organist for 15 years. Survivors include three sisters, Geneva B. Buchwald, Lakeland, Nellie Schultz, Hudson, and Mary Rhodes, Chino Valley, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. Lakeland Funeral Home, Lakeland, Fla.
    • PROVENZANO, ZELDA, 72, of Philadelphia, a seasonal visitor to St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 13, 2001) in Philadelphia. A Philadelphia native, she was an English professor at Drexel University. She was a graduate of Girls High School, Philadelphia, Beaver College, Glenside, Pa., and Penn State University School of Education. She was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Lamda Delta Alpha. She was a member of the National Council of English Teachers, the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the Smithsonian Institution. Survivors include a son, Samuel Provenzano, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Dr. Rebeccca Mercuri, Lawrenceville, N.J., and Adrienne Povenzano, Indianapolis; a brother, Allen Boxman, Houston; and a sister, Marlene Lamnin, San Leandro, Calif. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.
    • VanOVERSCHELDE, GEORGE, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Highmore, S.D., and came here many years ago. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1979 as a maintenence engineer at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars of St. Petersburg and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Rita; a son, William Klejment, St. Petersburg; a grandson, Jason Klejment, Puyallup, Wash.; two great-granddaughters, Alana Klejment and Rebecca Klejment, both of Puyallup; a sister, Helen Rothermel, St. Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Seminole

    • DANIELSON, MARY M., 51, of Seminole, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Marinette, Wis., and came here in 1974 from Milwaukee. She was a registered nurse for more than 30 years and worked in several local hospital recovery rooms, most recently at Largo Medical Center. She was Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a son, Nicholas M. Smith, Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Richard Pedersen, Wausau, Wis.; her parents, Robert and Janet Pedersen, Marinette; a granddaughter, Alissa Smith, Baton Rouge; and several nieces and nephews. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • HARTMANN, RAYMOND, 84, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2001) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion of natural causes. A New York City native, he came here several years ago from West Haven, Conn. He was a physical education teacher. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.
    • KAPP, JAMIE LEE JEAN, 22, of Seminole, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at home. She was a Seminole native and lifelong resident. She attended Madeira Beach Middle School, Dixie Hollins High School and St. Petersburg College. She was a waiter and was a member of First Christian Church of Seminole. Survivors include her father, Richard E. Kapp, her mother, Terri K. Kapp, a son, Kole Allan Kapp, a brother, Ricky K. Kapp, and her maternal grandparents, Joe and Glenna Crowe, all of Seminole. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • VONFELDT, JAMES, 53, of Seminole, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. A Denver native, he came here earlier this year from Kansas. He was a Navy veteran and a self-employed electrician. He was Catholic. Survivors include his father, Vic, Kansas; his mother, Delores Sloat, California; a brother, Donald R. Hein, Seminole; and a sister, Vickie Gottlob, Nebraska. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • ZURWELL, ROBERT L. JR., 72, of Seminole, died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2001) at home. He came here in 1989 from his native Richmond, Ind. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a dispatcher for Belden Manufacturing. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; a son, Danny, New Paris, Ohio; a daughter, Patti Zurwell, Richmond; and a brother, Jimmy, Kissimmee. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.

    Treasure Island

    • QUATKEMEYER, JOSEPH "JOE Q," 77, of Treasure Island, died Monday (Dec. 17, 2001) at home. He came here in 1957 from his native Cincinnati. He was a general contractor and was president of Allied General Contractors and High Tech Engineering and Development. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach, Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Treasure Island Business Association, and the Treasure Island zoning board. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Carole; a daughter, Jana Carpenter, Clearwater; two stepdaughters, Cindy Trudell, Clearwater, and Carmen Kelly, New Hampshire; a stepson, Tony Walker, Largo; three sisters, Connie Hensley and Dorothy Fox, both of Cincinnati, and Jean Lyons, Pittsburgh; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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