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Briana Foley, popular music teacher, dies


Briana Foley, popular music teacher, dies

Longtime Garrison-Jones Elementary School music teacher Briana Foley died Wednesday (June 18, 2008) after a six-year battle with cancer. Last month, friends, colleagues and former students held a benefit concert that raised $21,000 for Mrs. Foley's family. This year's Pinellas County Music Educator of the Year, Mrs. Foley is survived by her husband, Greg Foley, and their daughter, Liz Foley, 18. Visitation is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Curlew Hills Funeral Home Chapel at 1750 Curlew Road in Palm Harbor. The funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 750 San Salvador Drive in Dunedin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Briana Foley Trust Fund 740 Sandy Hook Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 or to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.


Two-lesson boat safety course set

The Clearwater flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boating safety course 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28 and 29 at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., on Sand Key. This is a two-lesson program designed for youth and adult boaters who do not have time for a comprehensive boating course. The fee is $30. Call (727) 469-8895 or visit

AARP seeks voter input on issues

If the issues of health care and financial security get you jazzed during this campaign season, then the AARP invites you to record a message on those topics at its Champmobile. The 57-foot-long wired-up trailer will make an appearance today at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, where AARP CEO Bill Novelli is scheduled to speak to the Social Marketing in Public Health Conference. The AARP is using the vehicle to promote its Divided We Fail initiative, which seeks to give voice to citizens who want bipartisan solutions to health care and lifetime financial security issues.

Pinellas deaths

Cartwright, Alice M.

Cox, Gale Niles

Curry, Beverly S.

Erickson, Margaret Adele

Gause, Robert P.

Gunter, Jerry W.

Hardin, Benton M. "Ben"

Hudson, Eva Lee

Jacobson, Bradley A.

Hill, James W.

Leszzak, William D.

Moyer, Jane M.

Mullin, Fritzie

Snedeker, Robert "Bob"

Torbert, Joseph Leonard Jr.

Vavous, Ella

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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