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February 1, 2001
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Thursday, February 1, 2001

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

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  • BOOTH, MARY LOU WELLS, 66, of Crystal River, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at home. Born in Uniontown, Pa., she came here 30 years ago from Clearwater. She was Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband, Richard; two sons, William McGregor Wells, Homosassa Springs, and Robert McGregor Wells, Crystal River; a daughter, Nancy Wells Kolinski, Colorado; two sisters, Lois Elaine Scott, Inverness, and Sandra Lee McAdams, Clearwater; and five grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • HORBARENKO, OLGA M., 77, of Citrus Springs, died Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2001). Born in Lwow, Poland, she came here 23 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. She was a retired nurse and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Citrus Springs. Survivors include a son, Steven, Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Christine Rodzevik, Manassas, Va.; a sister, Maria Pito, Lviv, Ukraine; and three grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Beverly Hills Chapel.
  • KAYE, CLARA K., 93, of Brooksville, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at Brooksville Health Care Center. Born in Mexico, N.Y., she came here two years ago from Lakeland and was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; two sons, David, Pinellas Park, and Bruce, Floral City; two daughters, Eleanor McLaughlin, Brooksville, and Thelma Allman, Ashland, Ill.; a brother, Earle Newmiller, Brooksville; a sister, Dorothy Peterson, Geneva, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.
  • KOMARA, STEVE R., 79, of Crystal River, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. Born in Gahagan, Pa., he came here 15 years ago from Midland, Pa. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and from the Crucible Steel Co., Midland, and he played professional baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Crystal River, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Anthony's Club. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include six sons, Stephen, Seminole, John, Ruidoso, N.M., Thomas, Springfield, Va., Bernard, Crystal River, Raymond, Ormand Beach, and William, Hendersonville, N.C.; a daughter, Pauline Sheey, Bellevue, Ky.; a brother, John Komara, Bayshore, N.Y.; three sisters, Jean Jenario, Hollis, N.Y., Frances Feltington, Bayside, N.Y., and Esther Pekarick, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River/Lecanto.
  • SCARILL, LETA M., 90, of Citrus Springs, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001). Born in West Point, Ind., she came here 30 years ago from Madison, Wis. She was a contracting officer for Truex Field Air Force Base, Madison, with 27 years of service. She was a charter member and pianist, as well as a member of the altar guild and service committee at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Citrus Springs. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include a nephew, a niece and several cousins. Fero Funeral Home with Crematory, Dunnellon.
  • STAIR, TINA, 80, of Homosassa, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Cypress Cove Care Center. Born in Inez, Ky., she came here 19 years ago from Kansas City, Kan. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her husband, Murl J.; a son, George Lewis, Kansas City; five daughters, Patricia Vidauri, Edwardsville, Kan., Peggy Carter, Olathe, Kan., Irene Barker, Kansas City, Ilene LeMaster, Mansfield, Ohio, and Mary Thompson, Mound City, Kan.; a brother, Lloyd Sumpter, Clinton, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • WAKEFIELD, WILLIAM J., 95, of Scotia, N.Y., formerly of Citrus Springs, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001). Born in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., he was a resident here for 20 years, moving from Montclair, N.J. He was a banker with Chase-Manhattan Bank, New York City. He was a member of the Order of the Elks and a member of the volunteer Fire Company, both in Citrus Springs. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth W. Kelsey, Lake George, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Glenville Funeral Home, Scotia-Glenville, N.Y.
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  • BETTENCOURT, CHARLES RONALD, 67, of Brooksville, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Brooksville Health Care Center's Hospice Unit. Born in Taunton, Mass., he came here 12 years ago from Wareham, Mass. He was a retired testman for the phone company, and was a member of the NRA and the Hernando Sportsman's Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; four sons, John, Houston, Troy and Richard, both of Artesia, N.M., and David, Yarmouth, Mass.; two daughters, Vicki Clemmons, Dexter, N.M., and Christine Powell, Brooksville; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • HAMLETT, ALLIE ELIZABETH, 70, of Citra, Okla., formerly of Brooksville, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at Cancer Treatment Center of America, Oklahoma. She was born in Moultrie, Ga., and was a chef for the school district. She was Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Charles, Tulsa, Okla., and David, Dover, Tenn.; five daughters, Shirley Sowers, Brooksville, Mary Ann Day and Sarah Swinehast, both of Ocala, Vicky Klemm, Hudson, and Cindy Rios, Alabama; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville Chapel.
  • HARING, LOUISE M., 93, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Bayonet Point Health & Rehabilitation Center, Hudson. Born in Baltimore, she came here five years ago from Vero Beach. She was a retired manager for Francis Brewster Shops, Vero Beach, with 20 years of service. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Donald, Spring Hill; a daughter, Margary Iles, Vero Beach; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
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  • BROWNING, THOMAS M. "BUDDY," 72, of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at home. Born in West Pelzer, S.C., he came here in 1928. He was retired as an Air Force chief master sergeant, serving more than 21 years of active duty. He was retired from civil service. He was a former pastor of Westgate Christian Church for 15 years. He was an active Mason, past master of Port Tampa Lodge No. 153, past district deputy grand master of the 20th West Masonic District, past worthy patron of Port Tampa No. 178 O.E.S., and Tampa York Rite Bodies. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Consuelo "Faye" Villareal; his daughter, Rita Beth Copeland, King George, Va.; his sister, Margaret Browning Pierce, Somerset, Ky.; two brothers, Wesley C. Browning Jr., Bossier City, La., and M. Donald Browning, Los Angeles; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • BUCKWALTER, DALE W., 72, of Lebanon, Pa., a winter resident of Plant City, died Friday (Jan. 26, 2001) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. He was born in Lancaster, Pa. He worked for 43 years at Buckwalter Construction Co. and retired in 1988 as part owner. He was a member of Plant City Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Arlene M.; his daughter, Darlene Wentzel, Lititz, Pa.; two sons, Dale I., Lewes, Del., and Dennis C., Lancaster; his brother, Raymond R., Lancaster; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • BUNDRUM, EARL, 69, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. He was a lifelong Florida resident. He was a feed mill foreman was Protestant. Survivors include his mother, Annie, Kissimmee; two daughters, Susan, Tallahassee, and Debra, Valrico; two sons, David, Virginia, and Robert, Oklahoma; two sisters, Linda, Plant City, and Peggy, Georgia; two brothers, Ed, Kissimmee, and R.C., Tampa; and five grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • CARR, STELLA MARGARET, 83, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. She was a lifelong Tampa resident. She was an advertising saleswoman for the Tampa Tribune for more than 45 years. She was a graduate of the University of Tampa and was Catholic. Survivors include two sisters, Otilia Rogers and Florence Hurn. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • CLEMENTI, DARLYN, 57, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001). She was a lifelong Tampa resident. She was a computer programmer and was Christian. Survivors include her daughter, Wendy Rempert, Tampa; two sons, Brigham Clementi and Cliff Clementi, both of Tampa; her brother, Johnny Ferguson, Chelmsford, Mass.; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
  • FRIEDMAN, VILMA M., 73, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) in Tampa. Born in New York City, she came here in 1956 from New York. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Alonzo, Tampa, and Russell Alonzo, Lutz; her brother, Gabriel Tirado, San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.
  • FORSYTH, JOHN, 82, of Tampa, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1968. He was a salesman and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Alice; two sons, John "Jack" D. and Kevin S.; his sister, Eleanor Hillard; and a grandson. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • JONES, NICOLE ROSLYN, 30, of Eglin Air Force Base, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2001) in Pensacola. Born at Weathersfield Air Force Base in England, she lived here during the 1970s and moved to Pensacola in the 1990s. She was a personal trainer and was Pentecostal. Survivors include her husband, Willie Jones Jr.; her son, Jamal D. Jones, Pensacola; two daughters, Latrice Jones and Ashley Jones, both of Pensacola; three sisters, Delores and Emma, both of Tampa, and Yvonne, Miami; two brothers, Roscoe and Leroy Jr., both of Tampa; and grandparents, Preston Robinson and Johnny Robinson, both of Tampa, and Claudia Berry, Gainesville. Wilson Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MASON, DON A., 73, of La Plata, Mo., a winter resident of Odessa, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. Born in La Plata, he had been a Tampa area winter resident since 1996. He was a farmer, a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of La Plata Lodge No. 237 F&AM and La Plata United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary M.; two daughters, Lisa Lene, Odessa, and Sandy Elliott, Clearwater; two sisters, Martha Phillips, Las Vegas, and Joanne Page, Mexico, Mo.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
  • KINCER, JEANETTE, 71, of Plant City, died Friday (Jan. 26, 2001) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, she came here 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and was Pentecostal. Survivors include three sons, Russell and Craig, both of Plant City, and Steve, Hamilton; five daughters, Brenda Raymond, Pamela Kincer and Linda Hubbard, all of Plant City, Sheila Gray, Dunedin, and Janet Kincer, Hamilton; three sisters, Pearl Gooch and Florence Brickles, Hamilton, and Geneva Rice, Fairfield, Ohio; three brothers, Jim Marcum, Farris Marcum and Charles Marcum Jr., all of Hamilton; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.
  • LAWSON, MARTHA RUTH, 84, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at University Community Hospital. She was born in Jellico, Ky. She was a hotel housekeeper and a member of Tampa Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Rosa Marie Mitchell, Cincinnati, and Alice Mitchell, Williamsburg, Ky. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • MILLETT, WALTER J., 79, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at home. Survivors include his wife, Naomi; and his stepdaughter, Deanna Dolinar. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • MORRIS, THE REV. WILLIAM F., 87, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Suncoast Hospital. Born in Crisfield, Md., he moved to Largo in 1964 from Tampa. He was a retired pastor for the All Church of God in Sulphur Springs, Harrisburg, Pa., Acosta, Pa., Johnstown, Pa., Williamsport, Md., and Easton, Md. Survivors include his daughter, Alva Jean M. Chesser, Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Dick H., Indian Rocks Beach, and Gary K., Charlotte, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • MORTON, SHERRIE LYNN, 44, of Odessa, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) in Odessa. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she came here 21 years ago. She was an administrative assistant. Survivors include her husband, Paul; her daughter, Angela Morton, St. Petersburg; her mother, Anna Martin, Huber Heights, Ohio; her sister, Susie Horner, Huber Heights; and her brother, Michael Martin, Huber Heights. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.
  • PETRANTONI, JOSEPH F., 64, of Odessa, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he came to the Tampa area in 1991 from Tarpon Springs. He was a retired owner and operator of Trand State Mining Co. in Hudson and Clearwater and was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, David J., Palm Harbor, and Mark J., Odessa; two stepdaughters, Anastasia Klimis and Joanna Gentile, both of Palm Harbor; two brothers, Michael Peters, Clearwater, and Samuel Petrano, Safety Harbor; and six grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
  • SCOTTO, MERANDA, 99, of Lutz, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) in Dade City. Born in New York City, she came to the Tampa area in 1973 from Corona, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Marie Schipano, Lutz; her son, Anthony Scotto, Lutz; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.
  • WEBB, HELEN OKLAHOMA, 84, of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 26, 2001) at South Tampa Health and Rehabilitation under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Tulsa, Okla., she came to Florida 18 years ago. She was a dispatcher for the Topeka, Kan., Police Department. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary No. 334, Women of the Moose Chapter 1371, Ladies Auxiliary VFW No. 1650 and Society of Military Widows Chapter SMW35. Survivors include her stepdaughter, Lorene Sprouse, Kansas. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Chapel, Tampa.
  • WHITE, JOE C., 83, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001). He was a Plant City native and a lifelong resident. He worked for TECO and was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Olin S. Wright Masonic Lodge No. 79 F&AM and First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include his wife, Eva Kirkland; his son, Charles S., Brandon; and four grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
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  • BIGELOW, WILLIAM E., 81, of Hudson, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at James Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He came here 60 years ago from his native Philadelphia and was the owner and operator of Bigelow Electric, Hudson. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the New Life Ministries. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Rebecca Smith, Chambersburg, Pa.; a brother, Daniel Bigelow, Vineland, N.J.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • COBB, MELVIN A., 79, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at East Pasco Medical Center. Born in Tripoli, Iowa, he came here 20 years ago from Stone Park, Ill., and was a steel welder. He was Protestant. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Pearl Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three sons, Michael, Medford, Ore., Patrick, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Dennis, Solon, Iowa; two daughters, Sharon Hamrell, Tampa, and Laurie Guyette, Zephyrhills; a sister, Reva Rice, Dubuque, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • CORNELL, MARGARET E., 81, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was a winter resident for 32 years from his native Hamilton, Canada. He was a clerk in the travel bureau with the Canadian government in Ottawa, with 25 years of service. He was a member of the United Church of Canada and a member of the New Port Richey Shuffle Board Club. Survivors include a son, Peter Alexander, Toronto; a daughter, Barbara Collins-Williams, Toronto; one grandchild; and four stepchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • DAVENPORT, LENNIE B., 76, of Dade City, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. Born in Oneida, Tenn., she came here 61 years ago from Plant City and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Garden Club, and a member of the First Baptist Church, both in Dade City. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette Hatfield, Dade City; two sons, Jack and Duncan, both of Dade City; two brothers, Edison Terry, Plant City, and Nigel Thornton, Brandon; three sisters, Nixola Atkinson, Suwanee, Ga., Edith Dobbs, Baxley, Ga., and Imogene Davenport, Brevard, N.C.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • DIEHL, OLGA M., 86, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Bear Creek Nursing Center. Born in Passaic, N.J., she came here three years ago from New Jersey. She was a homemaker, and a member of Hope Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Joseph, Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Barbara Brennen, Port Richey; two brothers, John Smolinski, Florida, and Walter Smolinski, New Jersey; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • DODDIE, A. JAMES, 85, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. Born in Hopedale, Ohio, he came here 22 years ago from Detroit, Mich. He was a representative with United Auto Workers, Detroit, with 42 years of service. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, Richard, Spring Hill, and Jack, Livonia, Mich.; a daughter, Sylvia Hetke, Brooklyn, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • FLAGG, JOHN F., 75, of Halifax, Mass., formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at North Bay Medical Center. Born in Newton, Mass., he has been a winter resident here for 12 years. He was a truck driver for St. Johnsbury Trucking Co. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; two sons, Colin, San Jose, Calif., and Clayton, Denali, Alaska; a stepson, Daren Lund, Rockland, Mass.; a daughter, Karen Weiner, Denali; a stepdaughter, Andrea Lund, Elliot, Maine; and five grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Congress Street Chapel, New Port Richey.
  • GREENWOOD, JEAN D., 80, of Holiday, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. Born in South Bend, Ind., she came here two years ago from Lake Worth. She was an executive secretary, and a member of Christian Church, Holiday. Survivors include her husband, James; three sons, Robert J. Kokomo, Ind., John M., Columbus, Ohio, and Michael E., Dublin, Ohio; two daughters, Carol L. Selby, Galveston, Texas, and Mary L. Greenwood, Brandon; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.
  • HAMILTON, RICHARD ROLAND, 72, of Spring Hill, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at home. Born in Houghton, N.Y., he came here 11 years ago from Bryan, Ohio. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Shady Hills. Survivors include a wife, Betty; three sons, Edward Mitchell, Bryan, Larry Mowbray, Valparaiso, Ind., and William Kratina, Little Rock, Ark.; four daughters, Bonnie Strickland, North Carolina, Cindy Gilbert, Conneticut, Lori Farkas, Buffalo, N.Y., and Helena Severeid, Spring Hill; a sister, Rachel Cromwell, Buffalo; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.
  • HUBBARD, VIRGINIA, 71, of Zephyrhills, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. Born in Irwin County, Ga., she came here 40 years ago from Birmingham, Ala., and was a factory worker in the agriculture industry. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Larry Miller, Tampa; a daughter, Gege Pattie, Dover; a brother, Bennie Taylor, Homerville, Ga.; a sister, Connie Chewning, Homerville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • KENYON, INEZ, 88, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Vermontville, N.Y., she came here 19 years ago from Syracuse, N.Y. She was a retired schoolteacher. Survivors include her husband, Walter; two sons, William Greer, Syracuse, and John Greer, Fort Pierce; a daughter, Virginia DiDomenico, Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.
  • MARTINKOVIC, MARGUERITE, 82, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Tandem Health Care, New Port Richey. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she came here 32 years ago from Plainfield, N.J., and was a bookkeeper for Barnett Bank, New Port Richey. She was Protestant. Survivors include her husband, John; two sons, Kenneth Riddle, Spring Hill, and John Martinkovic Jr., Edison, N.J.; two daughters, Linda Pitcox, Plainview, Texas, and Lois Quinlan, Cliffwood Beach, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • McDONOUGH, ROBERT J., 63, of Bayonet Point, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at home. Born in Mohawk, N.Y., he came here from Schenectady, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was retired from the engineering department of St. Clare's Hospital, Schenectady. He was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Celeste; two sons, Paul and Robert; a daughter, Kristine McDonough, Bayonet Point; two brothers, Daniel, Rotterdam, N.Y., and William, Scotia, N.Y.; a sister, Daune Winslow, Guilderland, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • McMORRIS, VERNON W., 86, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Martinsville, Ind., he came here 33 years ago from Indianapolis. He was a retired railroad maintenance man with the Pennsylvania Railroad and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Christian. There were no immediate survivors. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.
  • MULLIS, WILLIAM H. SR., 60, of Hudson, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Gainesville, he came here 14 years ago from Holiday. He was a retired sonar technician with the U.S. Navy, and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Catholic. He was a member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hudson, and a member of the Moose Lodge 1747. Survivors include his wife, Margaret "Maggie"; three sons, Buzz E., Spring Hill, William H. and Shawn A., both of New Port Richey; a brother, David Mullis, Springdale, Tenn.; and three grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.
  • NEUBAUM, JOHN LEROY, 93, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Southern Pines Nursing Center. Born in Steelton, Pa., he came here 32 years ago from Bressler, Pa. He was a retired foundry worker with the Bethlehem Steel Co. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1429, Holiday, and was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Robert Viera, Longs, S.C.; a daughter, Norma V. Oliva, New Port Richey; two brothers, Clifford Neubaum, Galesburg, Ill., and Charles Neubaum, Granville, Ill.; four sisters, Mary Vishnauski and Ethel Walton, both of Granville, Elsie Rettko, Spring Valley, Ill., and Louise Lund, Tonica, Ill.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. North Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • SCHEELER, MARGERY "MAGGIE" W., 83, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at home. Born in Philadelphia, she came here one year ago from Holiday. She was a volunteer at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs, and a past officer of its auxiliary, and a member and volunteer at All Saints Episcopal Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Ruth, Ardmore, Pa., and Polly Stewart, Lansdale, Pa.; a stepson, Roger A. Ruth, Rehoboth Beach, Del.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey.
  • VADA, LYNN K., 86, of Holiday, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at home. Born in Middletown, Va., she came here from Arlington, Va. She was a dietary cook at Community Hospital, New Port Richey. She was Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Nora Martineau, Albany, Ga.; two brothers, Gary Ritter, Winchester, Va., and Arthur Ritter, Edgewater; two sisters, Rhoda Baker, Berwyn, Md., and Madge Adams, Winchester; and four grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Port Richey.
  • WAGNER, CAROLYN A., 63, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at home. Born in Toledo, Ohio, she came here three years ago from Ruskin. She was a dispatcher for the city of Toledo, and a member of the Eagles Club there. She was Catholic. Surivors include two sons, George and Frank, both of Toledo; two daughters, Mary Sharp, New Port Richey, and Chris Wagner, Toledo; a brother, Frank Winker, Arlington, Texas; and five grandchildren. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
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  • LUBE, SHIRLEY CATHERINE, 72, of Belleair Bluffs, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Hights-town, N.J., and came here in 1965 from Neptune, N.J. She and her late husband co-owned and operated Freddie's Italian Restaurant in Largo from 1966-1977, and she was a registered nurse and worked for 10 years in the Witt Wing of Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Largo, where she served as a greeter, a Sunday School teacher for the junior high youth and a member of the United Methodist Woman's Group, and drove the bus for church senior citizens. She was also a volunteer at Religious Community Services' Food Pantry and a member of the Pampered Campers Club of Tampa. Survivors include a son, Fred W. III, a brother, William Charles Green, and two grandsons, Billy and Michael, all of Largo; and several nieces and nephews. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
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    • CORSINI, ANGELINE LOUISE, 94, of Clearwater, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center, Clearwater. She was born in Norwich, Conn., and came here in 1980 from New York. She was a homemaker, a volunteer at Morton Plant Hospital and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, August, Millbrook, N.Y. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • ELOFSON, RALPH R., 79, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. He was born in Grove City, Minn., and came here in 1982 from Anoka, Minn. He owned and operated a real estate business and was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Doris; a daughter, Kari Zappini, Indian Rocks Beach; two sons, Randy and Todd, both of Anoka; a sister, Harriett, Everett, Wash.; and five grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • GANURIE, JENNIE VISHNEAU, 89, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Alhambra Nursing Center, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1969 from her native St. Louis, where she retired as a teacher. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, James; a son, Charles Vishneau, Seminole; a daughter, Margaret Vishneau, Atlanta; two sisters, Alice Guhl and Hazel Kesting, both of St. Louis; and a grandson, C.J. Vishneau, Seminole. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • GOLDMAN, DORIS THORNER, 83, of Clearwater Beach, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. She was born in New York City and came here in 1984 from Montgomery County, Md., where she retired as a school principal in the Montgomery County School System. She was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel, Hadassah and the Temple Sisterhood, Clearwater, the Guardian Ad Litem program, and Brandeis University Women's Club. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Hunter College and Vallejo College. Survivors include a son, Steve Silverman, Rockville, Md.; a daughter, Carol Novick, Houston; and two grandchildren, Michael and Julie Novick. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • LUTFY, EVELYN J., 94, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. She was born in Worcester, Mass., and came here in 1983 from Milford, Pa. She was a lingerie designer and Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Dr. Joseph J. Jacobs, Pasadena, Calif.; a sister-in-law and caregiver, Mary Jacobs, Clearwater; and several nieces and nephews including David Malhame, Longboat Key. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.
    • NOTARANGELO, JOSEPH A. SR., 93, of Clearwater, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Chrome, N.J., and came here in 1986 from Washington Township, N.J. He retired in 1976 after 35 years as a stock order clerk with Paine Webber, New York City. He previously worked for Mitchell Hutchins and Equitable Life Association, New York City. He was a member and usher at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. He was a former member of the New York-New Jersey Club of Top of the World, Clearwater, and of St. Anthony of Padua, the St. Anthony's Holy Name Society and the Anthonians, the Elks Club of Robbinsville and the Republican Club of Bergenfield, all in New Jersey. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Andrews, Hightstown, N.J.; two sons, Joseph A. Jr., Clearwater, and Robert J., Lakewood, Colo.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Glackin/Saul Funeral Home, Hightstown, N.J.
    • RUEGER, CHARLES A., 70, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1991 from his native Cleveland, where he retired as an electrical technician for the NASA Lewis Research Center. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; and two daughters, Susan Rueger and Linda Giblin, and two grandsons, James and Thomas Giblin, all of Broadview Heights, Ohio. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
    • THARP, JANET M., 81, of Orlando, formerly of Clearwater and Homosassa, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at home. She was born in Slocomb, Ala., and moved to Orlando in 1984. She was a retired real estate broker and a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando. Survivors include two sons, Philip A., Orlando, and Larry G., Grand Cayman, British West Indies; two sisters, Marguerita Crews, Geneva, Ala., and Myra Grady, Enterprise, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.
    • THERIAULT, VALERIE, 48, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Boston and came here in 1979 from Colorado. She was a home health care nurse. She was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and American Legion Post 238 Auxiliary, Safety Harbor. Survivors include her husband, William J. Oberle; two sons, Eli Shagoury, Shady Hills, and Justus Shagoury, Holiday; her mother, Theresa Theriault, Largo; a brother, George Theriault, Pinellas Park; two sisters, Michelle Sperlich, Bellingham, Mass., and Cheryl Smith of New Jersey; and three grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • TRIPODIS, PETER S., 90, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Isle of Ikaria, Greece, and came here in 1970 from Chicago, where he owned and operated Rainbow Electric Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater, and the Order of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, a member and past supreme president of the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Chicago. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Clara P.; two sons, Dr. Stanton, Clearwater, and Chris P., Atlanta; a daughter, Dr. Linda Murray, St. Petersburg; a brother, Chris and a sister, Kalliope Kavourias, both of Greece; and eight grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

    Largo

    • BURDICK, VICTORIA JOANNE, 56, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Kendallville, Ind., and came here in 1980 from Lake Worth. She was a beautician and owned and operated Styles by JoAnne, Largo. She was a member of Central Church of Christ, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Bruce O.; two sons, Stacey, Largo, and Bruce H., Hudson; her mother, Virginia Eades, and a brother, James Eades Jr., both of Largo; five sisters, Alice Beaty, Clearwater, Rebecca Tankersley, Largo, Betty Brown, Lakeland, Pat Grostic, Howell, Mich., and Marsha DeRosa, Alger, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • ITTER, HERSCHEL DALE, 72, of Largo, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Bay City, Mich., and came here in 1980 from Jacksonville. He retired as a grocery store manager and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his stepmother, Betty Itter, Bay City; a brother, Robert, Adrian, Mich.; three sisters, Jane Mosher and Norma Young, both of Bay City, and Betty Erway, Gladwin, Mich.; and three stepsisters, Carol Couture and Marcie Itter, both of Bay City, and Mary Blimbo, Marathon. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.
    • MORRIS, THE REV. WILLIAM F., 87, of Largo, formerly of Tampa where he pastored University Church of God (formerly Sulphur Springs Church of God), died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Crisfield, Md., came to Tampa in 1956 and in 1964 moved here. He was a retired minister and in 1943 was appointed as overseer of Churches of God for the New England states. He founded churches in Pittsfield and Thomaston, Maine, and Newbury, N.H., and pastored churches in Harrisburg, Acosta and Johnstown, all in Pennsylvania, and Williamsport and Easton, both in Maryland. He served as chaplain at Pinecrest Place, Largo, and conducted a Bible class and vesper service. He was a member and elder emeritus of Woodlawn Church of God. Survivors include two sons, Dick H., Indian Rocks Beach, and Gary K., Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Alva Jean M. Chesser, Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
    • OLSON, EVELYN A., 92, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Wright's Nursing Home, Largo. She came to St. Petersburg in 1974 from her native Verona, N.J., and moved in 1993 to Largo. She retired after 32 years as a public school teacher in New Jersey. She graduated from Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, N.J., and Rutgers University, Newark, N.J. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church of Seminole and First Presbyterian Church of Verona. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Steel, Ellicott City, Md.; a sister-in-law and caregiver, Florence Crankshaw, Largo; and two nephews, Henry Steel, Towson City, Md., and Russell Steel, Roswell, Ga. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SOLSBERG, BERNICE MARIE, 77, of Inverness, formerly of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at the Citrus Health & Rehabilitation Center, Inverness. She was born in Tupper Lake, N.Y., and moved to Inverness in 1978 from Largo. She was a retired waitress and Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Harold Gosline, Vallejo, Calif., and Jody H. Gosline, Belleville, Ill.; a daughter, Linda Wilson; and a grandchild. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
    • VICKERS, LUCILE, 82, of Belmont, Mich., a winter resident of Largo, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at Breton Manor Hospice. She was a winter visitor for several years from Michigan. She was a member of First Congregational Church of Rockford, Mich., and active in programs at Leisure Village, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Burt. Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford, Mich.

    Safety Harbor

    • NUREK, MARTHA E., 80, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001). She came here from Pontiac, Mich., where she retired after 20 years with Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Survivors include a sister, Helen Marie Buckles of Texas; a grandson, Ron French of Colorado; and three great-grandchildren. Sherman Wilk Funeral Home, Ortonville, Mich.
    • SALGAN, FRANK S., 78, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1992 from his native Chicago, where he retired after 18 years as a sales executive with Berlin Press. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war. He was a member of American Legion Post 238, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Josephine; a daughter, Kimberly Decanini, Safety Harbor; two sons, Dr. Steven, Lansing, Ill., and Scott, Lake Forest, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
    • TRABACK, DOROTHY B., 81, of Safety Harbor, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at West Suburban Hospital while visiting her daughter in Oak Park, Ill. She was born in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and came here in 1976 from Middleburg Heights, Ohio. She worked for the Rev. Lloyd Voll at the United Church of Christ and retired from St. Paul United Church of Christ, both in Parma, Ohio. She was a member of Northwood Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and active in bowling and other programs at Bays End Manor. Survivors include a son, Harry J. Jr., Danville, Calif.; a daughter, Sandra D. Traback, Oak Park; a sister, Evelyn S. Lohr, Excelsior, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Kelly Paniagua and Tony Traback, both of Danville, and Santina J. "Tina" Grant, Oak Park. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

    Seminole

    • KREIZL, FRANK JOHN, 82, of Seminole, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at Golfview Nursing Home, St. Petersburg. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1974 from Maple Heights, Ohio. He retired after 25 years as a patternmaker in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. He was Protestant and an avid kite flier. Survivors include a son, Terry, Seminole. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • STAFIDAS, LOIS M., 88, of Seminole, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. She was born in Leominster, Mass., and came here in 1978 from Hartford, Conn., where she worked 19 years as a cafeteria manager for Hartford Hospital. She was Baptist. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

    Kenneth City

    • BUTT, AVALON B. "LON," 75, of Kenneth City, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) at Nurses Helping Hands of Pinellas. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here in 1980. He retired after 28 years in management with New York Telephone Co. in New York City. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and Telephone Pioneers. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Frances J.; two daughters, Ava L. Englund, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Jane Rayleigh, East Brunswick, N.J.; and two cousins, Catherine Fuchs, Brooklyn, and Audrey Clark, Long Island, N.Y. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    Pinellas Park

    • LONERGAN, LORETTA, 90, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she came here in 1975 from Rockaway, N.J. She was formerly a clerk at a dry cleaners and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park. Survivors include three sons, James M., Beachwood, N.J, Robert J., Pinellas Park, and Richard J. Sr., South Pasadena; a sister, Hilda Kunz, Winnabow, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • MATHEWS, CHARLES H. "CHUCK," 97, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Bon Secours Maria Manor. He came here in 1980 from his native Ligonier, Pa. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Washington and Jefferson College and a master of education degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953. He taught social studies and languages at Ligonier Valley High School for 36 years. He also taught at Holy Trinity School. He was a lifetime member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Ligonier and was the organist/choirmaster at Trinity Lutheran Church in Latrobe, Pa., for 20 years, the organist/choirmaster at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Ligonier for 20 years and an organist at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg for 13 years. Survivors include four sons, Ellis J., Palm City, Charles H. Jr., Scranton, Pa., Thomas A., St. Petersburg, and Richard K., Pinellas Park; two daughters, Ellen Mathews, Palm Springs, Calif., and Rose Anne Smith, Fort Worth, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

    St. Petersburg

    • ALBERS, HAZEL C., 97, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Egret Cove Center. Born in Cincinnati, she came here in 1978 from Englewood. She was a bookkeeper for the family business, a realty company in Fort Myers, for 20 years. She also worked for the Salvation Army, making clothing for migrant children. In Englewood, she volunteered with Meals on Wheels. In St. Petersburg, she was a St. Petersburg Hospital gift shop volunteer. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen Brinker, St. Petersburg; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ALCALA, OPAL MARTHA, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Johnstown, Neb., she came here in 1958 from Indianapolis. She was a day care mother for the state Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services for 30 years. She was a poet and gardener and enjoyed sewing. She was Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Charles E. Weaver and Armando Alcala, both of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Juanita A. Bordeaux and Candice J. Bordeaux, both of St. Petersburg, and Dianne Opal Falgione, Palm Harbor; two brothers, Lewis Lambrecht, Phoenix, and Jack Lambrecht, Indianola, Wash.; two sisters, Bernice Fredrickson, Scottsbluff, Neb., and Mary Rose Nicolaus, Johnstown, Neb.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • ANTLE, GLENROY, 79, of Columbus, Ohio, and St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Jan. 25, 2001) at Echo Manor Nursing Center. He attended Madison Christian Church and was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Ralph R. Rickly Lodge 670, F&AM, and VFW Post 495. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Willeen; three sons, Gary and Glenn, both of Florida, and Joseph, Millersport, Ohio; a sister, Addie Yates; five grandsons; and two granddaughters; and a niece, Ann Rice. Graumlich & Son Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio.
    • AVERY, LELA MAE, 79, of Oak Hill, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at home. Born in Oak Hill, she came here in the 1950s and returned to Oak Hill in 1976. She was a homemaker and owned a 10-acre trailer park, Avery Acres. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oak Hill, where she taught Sunday school. She also was a member of the Oak Hill Garden Club. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, James D.; a son, David, Oak Hill; a daughter, Lori Avery, Falkville, Ala.; three sisters, Margaret Robinson and Irene Howland, both of Oak Hill, and Jean Pittman, Perry; a brother, Ellis Howland, New Smyrna Beach; and two grandchildren. Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.
    • BRAWNER, FRED, 57, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at home. Born in Piggott, Ark., he came here in 1986 from Granite City, Ill. He was a factory worker and a Baptist. Survivors include three brothers, Daniel, Frankfort, Ky., and Paul and Charlie, both of Chicago; and a sister, Mary Hopple, St. Francis, Ark. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • CALLAHAN, GEORGE, 63, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001). Born in Cincinnati, he moved to Inverness four years ago from St. Petersburg. He was a Navy and Coast Guard veteran. He was a member of American Legion 104, Pinellas Park, and American Legion 155, Inverness. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of Eagles 3992, Inverness, and the American Military Society. Survivors include his wife, Shirley A.; a son, Charles, St. Petersburg; four daughters, Tammy Winiecki, Lynn Simmons, Teresa Oates and Nicole Morris, all of St. Petersburg; four brothers, John, Cincinnati, James, East Amherst, N.Y., Walter Buente, Columbus, Ohio, and Allen Robert Buente, Minster, Ohio; two sisters, Margaret Burke, Minster, and Maureen "Pat" Hilton, Casselberry; and four grandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.
    • CARLON, EVA, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at College Harbor. Born in Germany, she came here in 1970 from Morristown, N.J. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include a niece, Joan Oberg, South Windsor, Conn. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.
    • DAVENPORT, ELEANOR STATON, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at home. Born in St. Petersburg, she was a 1944 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and a 1948 graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College. She was a homemaker and volunteered at North Shore Elementary School. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. Survivors include a son, Michael, Lake Helen; two daughters, Patricia Davenport, St. Petersburg, and Margaret Brommelsiek, Santa Fe, N.M.; a brother, David Staton, Seattle; a sister, Marilyn Hapsis-Hugo, Jacksonville; and a grandson. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • DUDEK, MARY BONDAR, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1995 from her native Philadelphia. She was a clerical worker for a transportation company and was a former ballroom dancer, competing in Philadelphia, New York City and Atlantic City. Survivors include a son, Joseph, St. Petersburg; a brother, William Bondar, Ohio; and a sister, Vera Valenti, Pennsylvania. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • HOGAN, ELLEN DUDLEY, 52, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1952 from her native Dade City. She was Baptist. Survivors include three daughters, Carilla Parker, Tammie Pierce and Endia Hogan, all of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Maggie Dudley and Ethel Clark, St. Petersburg; four brothers, Johnnie Dudley, Hartford, Conn., and Timothy Dudley, Cain Dudley and Clarence Dudley, all of St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • HORNER, GEORGE FRENCH, 78, of Mary Esther, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) in Mary Esther. Born in Enid, Okla., he came here in the 1950s and moved to Mary Esther 24 years ago. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Elks Club 1795 of Fort Walton Beach. He was past president of the Fort Walton Beach Community Chorus and the Emerald Coast Concert Association. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, rising to the rank of staff sergeant and receiving six battle stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star. Survivors include his wife, Ida D.; two sons, George F. Jr., Los Angeles, and Donald Baxley, Mary Esther; two daughters, Llyn C. French, St. Petersburg, and Annette Horner, Brooksville; and six grandchildren. McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach.
    • KOEHLER, ROBERT GEORGE, 64, of Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001). Born in Mineola, N.Y., he moved to Homosassa 16 years ago from St. Petersburg. He was in real estate and industrial advertising. He was an Army veteran. He was a real estate agent for ERA of America, Homosassa. He was a member of the ADT Team, the Crystal River Development Agency, and the Citrus County Board of Realtors. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; and three brothers, Charles, Cumming, Ga., Henry, Massapaqua Park, N.Y., and John, Buffton, S.C. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
    • PETERSON, HELEN J., 89, of Chesterfield, Va., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Jan. 25, 2001) at Lucy Corr Village, Chesterfield. A Cincinnati native, she came to St. Petersburg in 1977 from Miles, Ill., where she retired as an executive secretary at Crane Packing Co. She moved to Richmond, Va., in 1997. In St. Petersburg, she was a member of Central Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Miller, Chester, Va.; and three grandchildren, Kevin, Benjamin and Kelley. Cremation Society of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
    • LaPLANT, MARY LU, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001). Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., she came here in 1961 from Ann Arbor. She was a homemaker and an avid reader and enjoyed sewing. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and was an Episcopalian. Survivors include two sons, Terry L. Davis, Port Orange, and Tracy Davis, St. Petersburg; and four daughters, Pamela Bristle, Ann Arbor, Lyn Davis and Marlu Hobbs, both of St. Petersburg, and Patricia Christiansen, Largo. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • MULLIN, LYNN R., 52, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2001) at home under hospice care. She came here 17 years ago from her native Lansing, Mich. She was a former general manager of Ollie's Cork & Bottle Grille, St. Petersburg. She was Southern Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Mark Deas and John Braynt, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, John Mullin, Lansing; a sister, Kim Vandecar, Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren; seven nieces; and a nephew. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • MYRICK, JUDY L., 57, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Born in St. Petersburg, she was a city crossing guard for 25 years and a member of Clearview Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 25 years. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Everett S.; four sons, Michael "Tony" and Tim, both of Spring Hill, and Randy and Rick, both of St. Petersburg; her mother, Ruth Browning, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Delores J. Morris, Frankfort, Ind., and Beverly Joan Ware, Pinellas Park; two brothers, Robert Edward Browning, Tierra Verde, and David Mark Browning, Seminole; and seven grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • SAITIS, CAROL A., 64, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at Cypress Cove Care Center, Crystal River. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved to Inverness 20 years ago from St. Petersburg and Queens, N.Y. She was a retired licensed practical nurse with Citrus Memorial Hospital, Avante Nursing Home, and Surrey Place Convalescent Center. Survivors include four sons, Dennis Perry, Texas, Kevin Perry, St. Petersburg, Kenneth Perry, Crystal River, and Sakis Saitis, Citrus Springs; four daughters, Deborah Zabala, Oceanside, N.Y., Donna and Denise Perry, both of Crystal River, and Maria Larsen, Miami; three sisters, Jeannie Feit, Inverness, Anna Timmins, Brooklyn, and Lillian Kelly, Beverly Hills; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
    • SERINO, PASQUALE V., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Peekskill, N.Y. He owned Hobo Hoagie and Par's Steakhouse restaurants and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Mary V. Miller, Springfield, Ill. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

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  • KRESS, VIRGINIA, 77, of Gulfport, died Thursday (Jan. 18, 2001) in Sewickley, Pa. She was born in Pittsburgh and was a member of St. Alphonso Church in Wexford, Pa. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and was a partner in the Kress Pattern Co. She played piano in various musical groups in Florida and Pittsburgh and was a member of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College. Survivors include two daughters, Patrice Bircher and Kristina M. Kress, and a son, Raymond A., all of Pattsford, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Healy-Hahn Funeral Home, Pittsburgh.
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    • CLARY, JOAN, 80, of South Pasadena, formerly of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at home. Born in Canada, she came here in 1996 from St. Pete Beach. She was a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Church and a longtime member of the YMCA. Survivors include four daughters, Christine Clary, Maryville, Tenn., Patricia Berrier, Knoxville, Tenn., Elizabeth Newberry, St. Petersburg, and Erin Johnson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and a grandson. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
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