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December 29, 2000
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Friday, December 29, 2000

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

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  • BOWMAN, EVELYN M., 82, of Hernando, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000). Born in Trenton, N.J., she moved to Hernando 26 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker, Protestant, an avid bingo player and member of the O.E.S., St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, William K.; a son, James, Pinellas Park; three daughters, Lucinda Hughes, Judith Williams and Rebecca Duff, all of Hernando; a brother, Burt Morris Jr., St. Petersburg; a sister, Virginia Taylor, St. Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • BREEZE, MERRIAM C., 87, of Homosassa, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) under the care of Hospice of Citrus County and her caregiver. Born in Scioto County, Ohio, she came here 12 years ago from Anderson, Ind., and was a retired beautician. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Guy Hopkins, Homosassa; a daughter, Judy Reasoner, Anderson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Homosassa.
  • BRZESKI, MARY LOUISE, 93, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000). Born in Uniontown, Pa., she came here 17 years ago from Bedford, Ohio. She was a meat cutter and member of St. Pius Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Cylak, Fort Myers; two sisters, Helen Waligura and Jennie McKinney, both of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.
  • GWALTNEY, GEORGE THOMAS III, 53, of Inverness, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at home. Born in Newport News, Va., he was an Army veteran and electrical installer for Pro Line Boats. Survivors include a son, Gerald Wayne, Richmond, Va.; his parents, George and Gloria Gwaltney, Newport News; and a sister, Joyce Aikens, Gloucester, Va. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
  • KWASNEY, BENJAMIN THOMAS, 81, of Inverness, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Massena, N.Y., where he retired from Alcoa Aluminium after 39 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, the American Legion, the Massena Golf and Country Club, life member of the Elks Lodge and a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus 6391, Inverness. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the Army engineers. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Alexina; two sons, Richard, Berea, Ohio, and Paul, Massena; a sister, Helen Bukozski, Massena. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • LEGGETT, the REV. R.F. "BUD," 89, of Homosassa, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Cypress Cove Care Center. Born in Columbus, Ga., he came here 36 years ago from Killeen, Texas. He retired as a master sergeant after serving 27 years in the Army and retired as a minister after serving 30 years in the ministry. He was a member of Suncoast Baptist Church, Homosassa, and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Mary Olds Leggett; two stepsons, Edward Olds, Palm Bay, and William Olds, Nesbit, Miss.; and four grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • UTSEY, BARBARA G., 64, of Crystal River, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000). Born in Waterbury, Conn., she came here 21 years ago from Southbury, Conn. She retired from United Airlines as a flight attendant and was co-owner ofHuffman's Health Food Store, Crystal River. She was an active member of Crystal River United Methodist Church and volunteered in the church office. She was a member of the Crystal River Pilot Club, the board of directors for the Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association, secretary for the non-profit Florida Low Income Housing Board, and she was a tireless community volunteer. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Thomas A.; a son, James, Inglis; two daughters, Lisa Utsey, DeBary, and Jeanine Utsey, Naples; her mother, Victoria Gilroy, Waterbury; two brothers, James Gilroy, Crystal River, and John Gilroy, Southbury; and two sisters, Mary Kelley and Elizabeth Kaisse, both of Waterbury. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
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  • BADOVINAC, CLARE M., 77, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at Brooksville Nursing Manor. She came here 20 years ago from her native New Haven, Conn. She was a retired accountant and member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, John S., Sterling Heights, Mich.; a daughter, Janice VonGrabe, Fraser, Mich.; and a sister, Ella Velardi, Phoenix. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • COLON, WILLIAM O., 64, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Puerto Rico, he came here nine years ago from Fort Lauderdale and was a retired factory worker. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Rivera Colon; two stepsons, Angel Torres, Spring Hill, and Danny Olivo, New York City; four stepdaughters, Evelyn Matos and Carmen Maldonado, both of Spring Hill, Maria Gonzalez, Bronx, N.Y., and Diana Olivo, Astoria, N.Y.; a sister, Rita Ortiz, Puerto Rico; and two brothers, Fido Colon Ortiz and Raul Colon Ortiz, both of Puerto Rico. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.
  • HOWLETT, VIRGIL M., 83, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Brooksville Health Care Center. Born in Prophetstown, Ill., he came here 13 years ago from Illinois. He was a retired mechanic and the owner/operator of an auto sales and repair dealership. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Weeki Wachee, and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sisters, Peg Green, Bradley, Fla., and Vera Longbons. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Spring Hill Chapel, U.S. 19.
  • MALICOATE, BRANDON, 6 weeks old, of Brooksville, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 2000). He was born in Spring Hill. Survivors include his parents, George and Heather Malicoate, Brooksville; three sisters, Tammy, Britany and Tasha Malicoate, all of Brooksville; his paternal grandparents, Robert Malicoate, Brooksville, and Barbara Winn, Masaryktown; his maternal grandparents, Orville Hearn, Weeki Wachee, and Tina Caplan, Spring Hill; and maternal great-grandmother, Joyce Sheeks, Brooksville. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • POLLARD, MARILYN JUNE, 59, of Fanning Springs, formerly of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville. She was born in Yakima, Wash., and was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Charles; a son, Jeffrey Scott Silver, Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters, Charlotte Goodwin, Spokane, Wash.; Linda Torrez, Georgetown, Texas, and Tammy Silver, Fort Lauderdale; two brothers, Alvin Dean and William Scheuffele, both of Seattle; two sisters, Joan Scheuffele and Julie McClurr, both of Seattle; and four grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.
  • REDES, ANTHONY, 83, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he came here six months ago from Baldwin, N.Y. He retired as service manager for General Motors, Manhattan, attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill, and was an Army veteran, attaining the rank of master sergeant. Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sons, Steven, Clinton, Conn., and Thomas, Freeport, N.Y.; a daughter, Janet Broccoli, Baldwin; a brother, Joseph, Hicksville, N.Y.; a sister, Yolanda Grigg, Richfield, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel.
  • STENHOLM, JAMES THEODORE, 70, of Brooksville, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at home. Born in Brooksville, he was a Realtor and an Air Force veteran. He was a former Hernando County commissioner, member of the Brooksville Rotary Club and former member of the Brooksville Sertoma Club. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a son, Ted, Brooksville; a daughter, Cindy Lee, Brooksville; and three grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.
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  • BAKER, GEORGINA H., 75, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Vencor Hospital -- Central Tampa. She moved to Brooksville 34 years ago from her native Tampa and was a library technician for Saint Leo College. She was Catholic and an avid bowler and golfer. Survivors include two sons, Robert E. and Marcus E. Jr., both of Brooksville; three daughters, Irene Horine, Kissimmee, Lorna Lowe, Brooksville, and Rowena Flanders, Orlando; a brother, George Hernandez, Tampa; four sisters, Olga Martinez, Brooksville, and Dalia Fojaco, Pura Estevez and Margaret Miranda, all of Tampa; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.
  • BELKNAP, ATHENA "TONY," 64, of Dover, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) in Brandon. Born in Birch River, W.Va., she came here 25 years ago from Newberry, Ohio. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Frank; a daughter, Donna Bailey, Plant City; a sister, Myrna Perry, Seffner; a brother, Claude Criss, Birch River; and a grandchild. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • BOOKER, IRMA LEE, 69, of Tampa, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000). She was a Tampa native and a lifelong resident. She was a retired housekeeper for W.T. Edwards and was Baptist. Survivors include three daughters, Teresa, Brenda and Barbara, all of Tampa; three sons, James Jr., Everett Sr. and Terry, all of Tampa; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CARDIN, DORIS MARGARET, 78, of Plant City, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Rochester, N.H., she came to the Tampa area 14 years ago. She was a homemaker, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, the V.F.W. and St. Clement Catholic Church. She was a lifelong volunteer in many charitable and church activities. Survivors include her husband, Raoul; two daughters, Ann Marie Staples, Rochester, and Lt. Col. Susan Cardin-Hoffdahl, Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sisters, Sister Rita Dutilly, Manchester, N.H., and Sister Lucille Dutilly, St. Albans, Vt.; and a grandchild. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • DAGHER, ABRAHAM VINCENT, 18, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) in Tampa. He was born in Manchester, N.H. He was a student. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Cedars, he was involved with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a judge with the "Kids the Heroes" program and also with the "Jerry's Journey" organization. Survivors include his parents, Jamil and Rosemonde Dagher; and two brothers, Jamil Jr. and Alexas. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • DELAPENHA, GENE, 75, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) in Tampa. Born in Minneapolis, he came here in 1959. He was a general aviation pilot, and he was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Linda; two daughters, Nancy Chango, Tampa, and Judy George, Guthrie, Okla.; a sister, Ann Forseman, Hackensack, Minn.; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • FERNANDEZ, FRANCES N., 88, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a Tampa native. She was a baker for the Hillsborough County School System, a member of Centro Asturiano Club and was active in the Eastern Star. Survivor includes three sisters, Caroline Cagnina, V. Jennie Ciaravella and Rose Ferlita. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • GEORGE, ERNESTINE B., 96, of Lutz, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) in Tampa. She was born in Georgia. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Lutz. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
  • ISAAC, JUNE MARIE, 76, of Temple Terrace, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) in Temple Terrace. She was born in Big Sandy, Tenn. She was a teacher and a member of First United Methodist Church of Tampa. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Moody Neal, Temple Terrace, and Judith Jane Moody Oehler, Arlington, Texas; a sister, Polyanna Lindsey Askew, Big Sandy; and two grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • LaBARR, DAISEY A. "TONI," 75, of Holiday and a former winter resident of Tampa, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. She was a winter resident of Tampa from her native Liberty, N.Y., from 1980 to 1983, when she moved to Holiday. She was a retired clerk of courts in Liberty and had 10 years of service. She was Lutheran. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, William D. "Bill;" a son, Dane C., Tampa; a brother, Roe W. Johnson, Neversink, N.Y.; and a sister, Jane Merkel, Holiday. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • RHODES, GRACE B., 89, of Valrico, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) in Thonotosassa. Born in Lyndonville, N.Y., she came here in 1982 from Buffalo, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Albone, Lockport, N.Y., Carol Licinio, Wilson, N.Y., and Marcia Redmond Jones, Tampa; three sons, Richard, Brandon, Robert, Williamsville, N.Y., and John, Atlanta; a brother, Warren Hutchison, Fort Belvoir, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.
  • SOLER, EVA L., 84, of Lutz, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) in Lutz. Born in Cuba, she came to the Tampa area in 1961. She was a pediatric nurse. Survivors include a son, Rafael N., Tampa; two daughters, Eva Perez, Lutz, and Lucy Suarez, Tampa; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • WARD, THERESA MOORE, 85, of Plant City, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. She was a Plant City native and a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Nettie Jean Sloan, Plant City; two sons, Langford and Autry, both of Plant City; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • WEIMER, ROY G. "JOE," 86, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000). Born in Waterford, Pa., he came here in 1957 from Macon, Ga. He was a hydraulic equipment mechanic and worked for Asplundh Expert Tree Co. He was a member of Christ Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Ida Virginia; a daughter, Janet Altman, Tampa; two sons, Roy, Dacula, Ga., and Michael, Byron, Ga.; a sister, Blanche Ullery, Stahlstown, Pa.; and five grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • WELDON, JACK, 76, of Plant City, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) in Plant City. Born in Hahira, Ga., he was a longtime resident of the Tampa area. He was owner and operator of Weldon's Body Shop in Plant City, he was an Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post No. 26 and was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Onez; two daughters, Jackie Yon and Jolene Poppell, both of Lakeland; a sister, Hazel Mead, St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
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  • BLOOM, HERMAN, 69, of Port Richey, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He came here six years ago from his native Kenosha, Wis., and retired from American Motors as an assembler. He was Catholic, an Air Force veteran and member of the United Auto Workers union. Survivors include a sister, Jennifer Haubrich, Tulsa, Okla. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • COLEMAN, JUDY "HOLLY," 26, of Hudson, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000) at Hernando Pasco Hospice House. She came here one year ago from her native Marion, Ohio. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Darell Jr.; three sons, Thomas Hadberg, Ohio, Brandon and Darell Coleman, both of Hudson; a daughter, Brittiney Coleman, Hudson; her mother, Judy Mosley, Ohio; three brothers, Walter and Tim Call, both of Ohio, and Jon Call, Georgia; two sisters, Carol Muessman, Ormond Beach, and Lacie Hampton, Massachusetts; and her maternal grandmother, Irene Holcomb, Port Richey. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • COOK, EUGENE FRED, 94, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Dec. 25, 200) at home. Born in Berkeley, Calif., he came here 31 years ago from Chicago. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holiday. Survivors include one niece. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • COX, WILBUR P. "WIB," 76, of Holiday, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at home. Born in Rossville, Ill., he came here four years ago from Crawfordsville, Ind., where he retired from Raybestos Corp. after 31 years of service. He was Protestant and a member of the United Commercial Travelers, Columbus, Ohio, the Modern Woodmen of America Camp 16738, New Port Richey, and the Holiday Garden's Civic Association, Holiday. Survivors include his wife, Wanda M.; a son, Steve P., Ladoga, Ind.; three stepsons, Lowell Seaton, Sadorus, Ill., Kenneth and Gary Seaton, both of St. Joseph, Ill.; a daughter, Brenda J. Foster, Crawfordsville; a stepdaughter, Barbara Fox, Underwood, Iowa; and seven grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • DIMAGGIO, FRANK J., 76, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. He came here 16 years ago from his native Glen Cove, N.Y. He was a retired welder for Republic Aviation, Long Island, N.Y., and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic and a member of the VFW Post 7987 and the American Legion Post 79, both in New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; and a sister, Frances Torronto, New Port Richey. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • GRECCO, BETTY H., 81, of Zephyrhills, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000) at home. She came here 21 years ago from her native Johnstown, N.Y. She was a schoolteacher and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, John, Blue Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Joan Kyle, St. Petersburg; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HARROD, MAX E. "BARNEY," 78, of Zephyrhills, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Barker, N.Y., he was a winter resident for the past five years from Three Mile Bay, N.Y., and was a truck driver. Survivors include two brothers, Howard and Ed; and two sisters, Blanche Greene and Dorothy Wells. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • HESSON, RICHARD MICHAEL, 50, of Hudson, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000). He came here five years ago from his native Niagara Falls, N.Y. He was a self-employed boat repairman. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hudson, and the American Paraboating Association. Survivors include his wife, Lori; a stepson, Joseph, North Tonawanda, N.Y.; a daughter, Cari Hesson, Orlando; his mother, Betty Hesson, Tampa; three brothers, Billy, Niagara Falls, Jimmy, Polk, Pa., and Patrick, Tampa; and four sisters, Donna Hesson, Debby McGee and Betty Ann Mello, all of Tampa, and Diane Piwowarczyk, Largo. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • JOHNSTON, KENNETH B., 87, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Whitman, Mass., he came here 15 years ago from North Kingstown, R.I. He was a salesman for Elsbury-Vellieux Men's Clothing Store and Wm. B. Henry Sporting Goods. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Rita; three sons, Kenneth, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Paul, Enfield, Conn., and Phillip, Foster, R.I.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • KNEISL, JOHN, 91, of Port Richey, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at Holyoke Soldiers Home, Holyoke, Mass. Born in New York City, he was a corrections officer for the state of New York at the Woodbourne Facility for Juvenile Delinquents and the Elmira Reformatory, retiring in 1971. He was a Navy veteran of World War II serving as a shore patrol specialist. Survivors include two sons, John Frederick, Marina, Calif., and Edward J., Naples; a daughter, Astrid Elliott, Northampton, Mass.; seven grandchildren including Ingrid Elliott, Palm Harbor; and six great-grandchildren. Messier Funeral Home, Holyoke, Mass.
  • LERCH, HARRY F., 72, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Heather Hills Nursing Home, New Port Richey. Born in New York City, he came here 13 years ago from West Islip, N.Y. He was an underwriting supervisor for Continental Insurance Co. and a Boy Scout leader for many years in New York. He was Episcopalian and a member of the Elks Lodge, New Port Richey, and the Granite Lodge F&AM, New York. Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, Thomas, Winter Park, and Allen, Deer Park, N.Y.; a brother, Robert, Malverne, N.Y.; a sister, Muriel Mayn, New Port Richey; and five grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • MASSEY, EMMA ANN, 76, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Bristol, Conn., she came here 14 years ago from Wolcott, Conn., and was a press operator for General Motors, Bristol. She was Catholic and a member of the Indian League of the Americas, New York City, and the Caboose Lady-Railroaders of Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin J.; a daughter, Patricia A. Jones, New Port Richey; a brother, Alfred Ruggerid, West Hartford, Conn.; two sisters, Marie Perdue, New Port Richey, and Rosely Strasburg, Bristol; and four grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey
  • MYERS, ALICE, 83, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Heartland of Zephyrhills. Born in Warwick, R.I., she came here 17 years ago from Woodbury, N.J., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Marty; a son, John Michael Hardin, Airway Heights, Wash.; a daughter, Margaret Jean Rosson, Bullhead City, Ariz.; a sister, Virginia Behlmer, Zephyrhills; and three grandchildren. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • PECHINEY, AURELIA MILLER, 70, of Dade City, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Pasco Regional Medical Center. Born in Louisville, Ky., she came here one year ago from Sarasota. She was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, San Antonio. Survivors include three sons, Tom and Paul, both of Sarasota, and Joe, Nokesville, Va.; three daughters, Cathy Martin, Tampa, Angela Stewart, Gainesville, and Mary Beth Budz, San Antonio; and 11 grandchildren. Loyless Funeral Home, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel.
  • PETRELLO, JOSEPH, 82, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He came here 21 years ago from his native Brooklyn, N.Y., and was an automobile mechanic for the New York Transit Authority. He was Catholic, an Army veteran of World War II and member of the Chester McKay VFW Post 7987, New Port Richey. Survivors include a stepson, Larry Rosenberg, New York City; a daughter, Nora Petrello, White Plains, N.Y.; and a brother, Jim, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • REIFSTECK, GLEN E., 72, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. Born in Mokane, Mo., he came here 10 years ago from St. Louis and was a procurement representative in the aircraft industry. He was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, former member of the Knights of Columbus and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Glen L., Orlando, and Mark, St. Louis; three daughters, Barbara Morris, Dallas, Patricia Feltman, Trinity, and Susan Gearhart, St. Louis; and four grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • TAMBLING, GERTRUDE M., 94, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Richey Manor. Born in Detroit, she came here 15 years ago from Algonac, Mich., and was a homemaker. She was Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, Bill Erdmann, Algonac, and Don Erdmann, Longview, Texas; a daughter, Joan Kreig, New Port Richey; a sister, Betty Hughes, Pasco, Wash.; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • THOMAS, VIRGINIA D., 74, of Dade City, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Pasco Regional Medical Center. Born in Boonville, Ind., she came here 14 years ago from Ohio and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include seven daughters, Sherry Coleman, Vicki Lamb, Carol Miller, Cindy Costine, Linda Barr, Theresa Elliott and Dona Dorman; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • TREE, FRANK L., 88, of New Port Richey, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Richey Manor Care Center. Born in Boston, he came here 25 years ago from Greenland, N.H., and was a retired shop foreman for Sylvania Electric Co., Ipswich, Mass. He was Episcopalian. Survivors include two sons, Donald, Westtown, Pa., and Frank L. III, Bisbee, Ariz.; a sister, Irene Coonrod, Ossipee, N.H.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • VILLAFANE, JUAN, 88, of Zephyrhills, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Hospice House, Dade City. Born in Puerto Rico, he moved to Zephyrhills 20 years ago from Tampa and was a retired postal worker. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Emma; a daughter, Emma Zell, Jacksonville; two brothers, Ramon and Herminio, both of Puerto Rico; a sister, Amparo Villafane, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and one grandson. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • WILLIAMS, RAYMOND A., 79, of Zephyrhills, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills. Born in Stillwell, Ind., he came here 29 years ago from Walkerton, Ind. He was a carpenter and an Army veteran of World War II. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; four sons, Wayne and Frederick, both of Walkerton, Glendon, Plymouth, Ind., and Paul, Wesley Chapel; three daughters, Sharon Williams and Kathie Keller, both of Zephyrhills, and Diana Sobeck, Kissimmee; a sister, Lavone Lange, Rolling Prairie, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
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    Clearwater

    • ARDIZZONE, JOSEPHINE, 85, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She came here in 1961 from her native Tampa. She worked for several years as a seamstress for Dillard's department store. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, where she was a member of Weslyan Guild. Survivors include, a son, Phillip, Ocala; a daughter, Jo Ann Macpherson, Belleair; four brothers, Daniel and George Estevez, both of Chicago, and Aubrey and Robert Estevez, both of Tampa; a sister, Mercedes McDonald, Thomaston, Ga.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • CADWELL, PRISCILLA WARD, 82, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Princeton, N.J., and came here in 1950 from Boonton, N.J. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Skycrest United Methodist Church, Clearwater, and the Penwomen Club of Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Roy; two daughters, Pamela Blackman, East Hampton, N.Y., and Joanne Cope, Franklin, N.C.; two brothers, Ralph J. Jones, Clearwater, and Everett W. Jones, New Port Richey; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • DOMINIQUE, STOLAN "NOEL," 77, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Quebec and came here more than 30 years ago from Michigan. He owned and operated two Mister Donut shops, Largo and Pinellas Park. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and served in the civil air patrol. Survivors include a brother, Joseph, Southgate, Mich.; a sister, Roberta Hineman, Bedford, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • GUIFFRE, BARNEY F., 82, of Clearwater, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Milwaukee and came here in 1956 from Brookfield, Wis. He was a master carpenter. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Dunedin. Survivors include two sons, Wayne, Clearwater, and Gary, Sunnyvale, Calif.; two daughters, Kathy Port, Anchorage, Alaska, and Janine Funk, New Port Richey; and four grandchildren, Anna, Misha and Kristina Guiffre, and Karissa Smith. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • HANKWITZ, CHARLOTTE C., 89, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Kingston, Wis., and came here in 1972 . She was a registered nurse and a longtime member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Cockerham, Fort Lauderdale; and a brother, Hugo Warnke, Oregon. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
    • HENRY, JOHN J., 76, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and came here in 1959 from Manchester, Conn. He worked as a prosthetic technician for Winkley Prosthetics, Fort Lauderdale. He was a World War II veteran. He was Protestant and a member of the DAV. Survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, Michael, Sean, and Terrence, all of Largo; a daughter, Patricia Fisher, Clearwater; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.
    • MILLER, EVAN S., 85, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Reading, Pa., and came here in 1983 from Albany, N.Y., where he worked for 18 years as a property manager for Albert & Kirsh & Massary Tri-City Rentals. He served as a Merchant Marine lieutenant commander. He was an Episcopalian and a member of the Elks lodge, Colony, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Arline; a daughter, Lynn Hofstetter, Largo; a son, Thomas, Los Altos, Calif.; two grandsons, Michael Hofstetter, Largo, and Scott Hofstetter, Ocala; and a great-granddaughter, Largo. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • MILNE, ALICE MAE, 75, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1974 from Hickory Hills, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. She was a graduate of St. Xavier College, Chicago. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Robert M.; two daughters, Mary McElroy-Nabozny and Denise McElroy, both of Clearwater; and two grandsons, John Nabozny and Kyle Watkins, both of Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • ROETHLEIN, ELIZABETH A., 89, of Bethlehem, Pa., formerly of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem, Pa. She was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. She was a member of Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church, Bethlehem, and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Dino. P. Cantelmi Funeral Home, Fountain Hill, Pa.

    Largo

    • ANDREN, GRACE WATERS, 96, of Largo, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She came here in 1980 from her native Austin, Minn. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Ginger Andren, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a sister, Louise Konz, Minneapolis; and several nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ESHLEMAN, IVAN, 91, of Largo, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at the Inn at Freedom Square, Seminole. He was born in Orrville, Ohio, and came here in 1971 from Columbus, Ohio. He was an accountant and former auditor for the Ohio State Highway Department. He was a member of First Christian Church of Largo. He was a member of the Lions Club, Seminole, Masonic Lodge, Ohio, and Shriners, Ohio and Tampa. Survivors include a daughter, Lynda, Reilly, Largo. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • HOFFMAN, EMMA W., 98, of Largo, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Brookfield, Wis., and came here in 1977 from Sarasota. She worked as church secretary. She was an active member of Grace Bible Fellowship. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth M. Bates, North Oaks, Minn.; a son, David G. Hoffman, Largo; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • WHITTALL, AUDLEY EDWARD, 92, of Largo, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1971 from his native Rockford, Mich. He was an insurance agent. Survivors include two daughters, Audlane Pedley, Belmont, Mich., and Suzanne Sonke, Tyler, Texas; four stepsons, all of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.

    Safety Harbor

    • LIDEN, MARTHA, 87, of Safety Harbor, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Arbors at Safety Harbor. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • BAUMERT, ERNEST C., 91, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Arbors at St. Petersburg, Seminole. He was born in Waldenburg, Germany, and came here in 1984 from Fort Lauderdale. He was a motion-picture technician in Long Island, N.Y. He was a Lutheran. Survivors include his niece, Barbara Hooper, Fernandina Beach. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • BIERHANZEL, HELEN, 94, of Seminole, died Thursday (Dec. 21, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Chicago, Ill. She was a bookkeeper for a telephone company. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • CARVER, JOYCE ELEANOR LOMBARDO, 52, of Maysville, Ga., formerly of Seminole, died Friday (Dec. 1, 2000) at the Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center, Commerce, Ga. She was born in Paterson, N.J., and lived in Seminole for many years before she moved to Maysville, where she worked in the food service department of Chateau Elan. She was former co-owner of Curly's Heating and Air Conditioning. She was Catholic, a past president of the Seminole Garden Club, and vice president of the Maysville Community Club. Survivors include three sons, Siman Jason Carver, Nicholas Vizaro and Victor Vizaro, all of Seminole; her mother, Gloria Peaaresi Lombardo, Commerce and Seminole; two brothers, Alex Lombardo, Seminole, and Tim Lombardo, Jefferson, Ga.; a sister, Gloria Gene Carolson, Jefferson; and three grandchildren, Victor and Christian Vizaro and Jacob Carver, all of Seminole. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • EGURROLA, CONCEPCION PONCE DE LEON, 76, of Seminole, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at home. She was born in Cuyo, Palawan, Philippines, and came here in 1995 from Eatontown, N.J. She owned and operated a retail store. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Richardson, Carol Stream, Ill., and Margie Vitan, Seminole; two sons, Jesse, Los Angeles, and Joseph, Ocean Township, N.J.; a sister, Aurelia Carreon, Los Angeles; and a grandchild. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • MARTELLO, KAREN D., 41, of Seminole, died Friday (Dec. 22, 2000) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and came here in 1966 from Joppatowne, Md. She was Christian Scientist and member of the Moose Lodge, Bradenton. Survivors include her mother, Janet Rogers, Seminole; her stepfather, Leonard Rogers, Seminole; a son, Donald Martello Jr., Seminole; two brothers, Leonard Davis, Seminole, and Dennis Davis, Jacksonville; and a grandmother, Luella Wagner, Seminole. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Service, Largo.

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    Gulfport

    • SMITH, HOWARD A., 85, of Gulfport, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Lawrenceville, Ill., he came here in 1999 from Seattle, where he was the owner and operator of the Ranger Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Co., building power and sail boats. He was an Army Air Forces fighter pilot in World War II. He was shot down and spent the remainder of the war in a German prison camp. He retired as a captain. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of five years, Martha. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • WARE, BEATRICE L., 91, of Gulfport, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Fostoria, Mich., she came here in 1966 from Troy, Mich. Survivors include three sons, James "Jim" Sikes, Tarpon Springs, and Gerald "Jerry" Sikes and Charles "Chuck" Ware, both of Gulfport; and two grandsons, Jason Ware, St. Petersburg, and Phillip Sikes, Tarpon Springs. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • ALEXANDER, KATHRYN G., 74, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000). A native of Washington, D.C., she came here in 1988 from Takoma Park, Md. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Francis D. II; two sons, Francis D. III, Pinellas Park, and Michael W., Takoma Park; a daughter, Lea A. Greve, Columbia, Md.; two brothers, Andrew T. Gleeson, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Bernard Gleeson, Johnson City, Tenn.; a grandson, Michael W. Alexander, College Park, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • BRENNAN, TERRANCE, 52, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital emergency room. Born in Grosse Pointe, Mich., he came here eight years ago from Warren, Mich. He was a produce manager at Joe's Quality Produce. Survivors include his fiancee, Helenjean Daugherty, Pinellas Park; a son, Brian, Warren; a daughter, Carrie Bostic, Center Line, Mich.; his mother, Dolores Hovis, Pinellas Park; three brothers, Timothy, Sterling Heights, Mich., Gary, Warren, and Lawrence, Pinellas Park; two sisters, Cynthia Dolney, Sterling Heights, and Beverly Dzuirda, Rochester Hills, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation and Burial Society, Largo.
    • GEBICKI, HENRY, 85, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • GWIN, ROBERT D., 70, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at home. Born in Kansas City, Kan., he came here in 1975 from Pueblo, Colo. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Selia P.; a son, Randy Sarte, Pinellas Park; two daughters, Annette Sarte, Tarpon Springs, and Julie Ann Sarte, Pinellas Park; two sisters, June Johnson, Kansas City, and Betty Hawkins, Topeka, Kan.; and four grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • DUNGAN, JAMES G., 57, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Hospice Villas, Pinellas Park. He was born in East Orange, N.J.., and came here more than 30 years ago. He graduated from New Castle (Pa.) College and was a Navy veteran. He was a food service supervisor for Bayfront Medical Center. Survivors include a son, James, Clearwater; a daughter, Dawn Grove, Pinellas Park; his mother, Florence Dietze, and a brother, Rick, both of Plant City; a companion, John Hawkins, Clearwater; and two grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • HAWK, CAROLINE, 76, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Passaic, N.J., she came here 22 years ago from Clifton, N.J. She was the former owner of a bait and tackle shop at John's Pass Village. She was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Norman Hawk, Piercy, Calif., and Bernard Hawk, Florida; two daughters, Deborah Tauber, Clifton, and Karen McClain, Seminole; six sisters, Josephine Guinta, Clearwater, Laura LiCastro and Christina Vinchkoski, both of West Palm Beach, Helen Harnick, North Carolina, Eleanor Triolo, Passaic, and Dorothy Knapp, Clifton; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation and Burial Society, Largo.
    • KLAIBOR, CASMER DANIEL, 93, of North Royalton, Ohio, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Patrician Nursing Home, Ohio. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1974 from Ohio, where he moved back to in 1998. He was the owner of Klaibor's Deli in Parma, Ohio, and was Catholic. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Pinellas Park, and was a member of the Pinellas Park Senior Citizen Center. Survivors include four daughters, Dolores Friedl, Seminole, Carol Kilburn and Rosemarie Shenyey-Kitchen, both of Parma, and Donna Koberstein, Polk, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.
    • NICKELL, ROGER L. SR., 58, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at home. Born in Mount Nebo, W.Va., he came here in 1964 from West Virginia. He worked for 13 years as a yard supervisor for Interbay Marine. He was an avid race fan. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Roger L. "Bo" Jr. and Jim, both of Pinellas Park; five daughters, Susan Lynn Cook, Fort Pierce, Kelli M. Wiles, Pinellas Park, Julie Ann Dungan, Ingleside, Texas, Terri Lynn Nickell, Nebo, N.C., and Betsy Smith, St. Petersburg; and 12 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    St. Petersburg

    • BENNETT, BEN R., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Trinidad, Colo., he came here in 1996 from Steamboat Springs, Colo., where he owned a National Car Rental franchise. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and received a bachelor's degree in banking from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Steamboat Springs. Survivors include a son, Robert J., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Cheryl M. Bennett, Lakewood, Ohio; a sister, Gertrude Butterbaugh, Grand Junction, Colo; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • BURNS, PRISCILLA, 70, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at home. Born in Boston, she came to Florida in 1981 from Cape Cod, Mass. She did clerical work for Raymond James, St. Petersburg, for several years. She was Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Lynne Jerome, Gulfport, Laura Rodriguez, St. Petersburg, and Joan O'Leary, Groveland, Mass.; two sons, Michael Burns and John Burns, both of St. Petersburg; two brothers, John Cunningham, Largo, and Martin Cunningham, Whitman, Mass.; a sister, Joan Wallace, St. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CHAMBERS, MARGOT, 63, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at Coquina Key Health and Rehabilitation. Born in Germany, she was a homemaker. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • CHERRINGTON, DOROTHY HEISTON, 89, of Tallahassee, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000). Born in Turtle Creek, Pa., she moved to St. Petersburg in the early 1960s before moving to Tallahassee in 1993. She was a retired bookkeeper for the city of St. Petersburg and was a former member of Emmanual Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Millington, Tallahassee; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Chapel, Tallahassee.
    • CORLEY, KATHERINE RITA, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at Manor Care of St. Petersburg. Born in Boston, she came here in 1953 from Lowell, Mass. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include two sons, John R. Henry Sr., St. Petersburg, and George D. Henry, Fanning Springs; a daughter, Patricia A. Hagstrom, St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary Livingston, Ocala; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • DEAL, DENNIS A., 60, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 2000). Survivors include three sons, Steven A., Tampa, Daniel, Palm Harbor, and Richard, Leesburg; his mother, Marion, St. Petersburg; a brother, James, Tampa; a sister, Linda Godown, Atlanta; and four grandchildren. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.
    • FULLARTON, GREGORY BOBBY, infant son of Robert G. and Mary Jane Fullarton, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 14, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. Other survivors include a sister, Madison Jane Fullarton, and a stepsister, Valerie S. Fullarton, both of St. Petersburg; his maternal grandparents, Ted and Lorraine Cotton, DeLand; and his paternal grandmother, Diane Fullarton, Darien, Conn. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • KRAUSE, MARGARET A., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000) at North Rehabilitation Center. She came here in 1983 from her native Philadelphia. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, George E. Krause, Magnolia, Texas; two daughters, Carol M. Lake, Montrose, Pa., and Arlene Suttell, St. Petersburg; a sister, Mildred VanZanmbt, Philadelphia; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • LaPOINTE, ARTHUR E., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Auburn, Maine, and came here in 1994 from Park Ridge, N.J. He was a lab technician at Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, N.J., retiring after 35 years of service. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. He was a member of the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, the Navy League of the U.S. and the U.S. Naval Institute. He was a volunteer at Suncoast Manor Health Center. Survivors include two sisters, Carmen Pontbriand, Auburn, and Irene Padgett, Spring Hill; two nephews; and six nieces. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.
    • MILLER, FLORENCE, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000) at home. She came here in 1958 from her native Valdosta, Ga. She retired after working for 15 years in the housekeeping department at All Children's Hospital. She was a member of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother Board, the Deaconess' Board and the Missionary Board. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Clarence W.; seven daughters, Carolyn Anderson, Patricia Smiley, Geneva Robinson, Christell Williams, Angela Hamilton, Vernell White and Geraldine White, three sons, Robert L., Daniel and Joe L., all of St. Petersburg; three sisters, Gertrude Miller and Edna Jordan, both of St. Petersburg, and Ruthie Mae Houston, Valdosta; five brothers, Emmanuel Williams and Nathaniel Williams, both of Valdosta, Willie Williams and Theodis Williams, both of Youngstown, Ohio, and Madison Williams, Detroit; five stepsisters, Rosie Lee Robinson, Lakeland, Ga., Carrie Mae Ferguson and Earma Jean Kelly, both of Valdosta, Jeanette Kelly, New York City, and Bernice Houston, St. Petersburg; five stepbrothers, James Kelly Jr., St. Petersburg, Earl Kelly, Tampa, Charles Kelly, Gainesville, Bill Kelly, Clearwater, and Louis Kelly, Fayetteville, N.C.; 37 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • NOWAK, EUGENE A., 67, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 20, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He came here in 1989 from his native Chicago, where he retired as a Cook County deputy sheriff. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include two daughters, Denise Shreve and Laura Harding, and a son, Gene, all of Pinellas Park; two brothers, Arthur and Longine, both of Chicago; and five grandchildren, Steven, Christopher, Mitchell and Jenny, all of St. Petersburg, and Jackie, Freeport, Ill. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services.
    • SCHRAMM, JOSEPH J. SR., 89, of Pisgah Forest, N.C., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Brian Care Center in Hendersonville, N.C. He was born in West Hoboken, N.J., and was a carpenter for Orville Grounds Properties in St. Petersburg for many years. He moved to Pisgah Forest in 1995. He was a member of the Largo Alliance Church and the First Alliance Church, Hendersonville. Survivors include a son, Joseph J. Jr., Pisgah Forest; two stepsons, James Benjamin, Indianola, Iowa, and Harold Benjamin, Pascagoula, Miss.; two stepdaughters, Beverly Heavener, Port Charlotte, and Joyce Smith, Seminole; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Schramm and Jennifer Schramm, both of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Scott Schramm, Altamonte Springs. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • STEELE, ALTON E. "AL," 72, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Reading, Mass., he came here in 1962 from Orlando. He was a retired certified public accountant and earned an accounting degree from the University of South Florida, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He was a 1951 graduate of Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 139, St. Petersburg, and was a past president of Sunshine City Kiwanis and a lifetime member of Kiwanis International. He was a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Council, a master Mason of the 32nd degree, a Shriner with Valley of Tampa, and a member of the National Audubon Society. He was a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Rhode Island Historic Society. He was an Eagle Scout, a senior master of the American Contract Bridge League and a former vice president of Stockton, Whatley & Davin Insurance. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a cryptologist with the Navy. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Charlotte H.; two daughters, Alison Steele and Roberta S. Wall, both of St. Petersburg; three sons, David Steele, Sterling, Va., and Gary Steele and Bruce Steele, both of Reno, Nev.; two stepdaughters, Marilyn McKenney, Stafford, Va., and Michele Downs, St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Alison Towle, Sudbury, Mass., Madelyn Hunt, North Andover, Mass., and Joan Howley, Westwood, Mass.; a brother, Bradley Steele, Reading; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • TARAPCHAK, MARY B., 97, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Colonial Care Center. Born in Hungary, she came here 48 years ago from Cleveland. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration. Survivors include a son, John Tarapchak, Englewood; and a granddaughter, Janis Bryant, Gainesville. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • VANDERVLIET, MARGARET, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Concordia Manor. She came here in 1960 from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, George; and several nieces and nephews. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WARD, DANIEL FREDRICK, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Dec. 25, 2000) at the Arbors of St. Petersburg. Born in Cumberland, Md., he came here in 1987 from Millers, Md. He retired as a maintenance mechanic for the state of Maryland. He was a Merchant Marine and Navy veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Edith; six sons, Daniel L. Ward and Jerry E. Ward, both of Cumberland, Gary F. Ward, Kittanning, Pa., Clifford P. Ward, St. Petersburg, Roger A. Palmer, Jacksonville, and Rodney A. Palmer, Millers; two daughters, Dawn E. Ward, Millers, and Loriann L. Talley, Lively, Va.; a brother, Phillip, Cumberland; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WHIRLE, HAROLD GORDON, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He came here in 1924 from his native Morgantown, W.Va. He retired in 1982, after working 27 years as a transport driver for Chevron Oil Co. in Port Tampa. He was a Navy veteran, serving as a ship's cook 3rd class during World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Sunshine City Chapter 9. Survivors include a son, Wayne, a brother, Marvin Whirle; and three grandchildren, Nicole Whirle, Crystal Whirle and Steven Whirle, all of St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • WILSON, CHARLES J., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside. He was born in New Castle, Pa., he came here 30 years ago from Chicago. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Rheba; two sons, John P., St. Petersburg, and Charles J. Jr., North Riverside, Ill.; a sister, Ethel M. French, New Castle; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

    Treasure Island

    • RYAN, JAMES G., 73, of Treasure Island, died Wednesday (Dec. 20, 2000) at home. He was born in Philadelphia and was a fire protection specialist. There are no known survivors. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    St. Pete Beach

    • NICHOLSON, CARLY A., 18, of St. Pete Beach, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) in St. Pete Beach as the result of an auto accident. A St. Petersburg native and lifelong resident, she was a 2000 graduate of Lakewood High School. She attended St. Petersburg Junior College and worked at Dolphin Landings Charter Boat. She was an accomplished equestrian and was a member of the BAHA Horse Association and the Quarter Horse Association. Survivors include her parents, Art and Nina Nicholson, and a brother, Taylor, all of St. Petersburg; a half sister, Michelle Nicholson, Chicago; her maternal grandmother, Annette Holliman, Largo; and her paternal grandmother, Dixie Nicholson, Fort Walton Beach. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
    • PAULIUS, PRANE, 95, of St. Pete Beach, died Thursday (Dec. 28, 2000) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Lithuania, she came here in 1977 from Englewood, N.J. She was a member of St. Casimir's Mission, St. Pete Beach, and Lithuanian Daughters of America. Survivors include a son, Vytautas, Palm Beach Gardens; a daughter, Jane Staskus, Seminole; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

    South Pasadena

    • CLARK, ROSALIE EVELYN, 86, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (Dec. 26, 2000) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She came here in 1946 from her native Bedford, Ind. She attended National Park Seminary in Maryland and earned a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University. She was a schoolteacher in Indiana and taught at Disston Junior High School until 1964. She was a member of Pasadena Community Church and its Friendship Circle. She was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, the St. Petersburg Panhellenic Association and the Pasadena Women's Club. She was a lifetime member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a member of the South Pinellas County Retired Educators Association and a former member of the Women's Service League. Survivors include a stepson, Seth Clark, Lancaster, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Marjorie Kruger, Lancaster, and Charlotte Richards, Davisburg, Mich.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Beach Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
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    • SELLERS, ROBERT G., 70, of Tierra Verde, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at home. Born in Lima, Ohio, he came here in 1995 from Dayton, Ohio. He was a food broker and was the operator of R.G. Sellers Co. for 39 years. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was a member of the National Food Brokers Association, the Masonic Lodge and the Kenton Methodist Church, both in Kenton. He was inducted into the World Carting Association's Racing Hall of Fame in 1995. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; three sons, Ronald W., Douglas B. and Thomas K., all of Dayton; a daughter, Cynthia L. Sellers, Tierra Verde; his mother, Virl D. Sellers, and a sister, Sharon Kelly, both of Findlay, Ohio; a brother, William F., Sterling, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
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