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SOUTH PINELLAS BORDEN, ROY A., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor. He was born in Beardstown, Ill., and came here in 1968 from Silvis, Ill. He was an electrician for Rock Island Railroad for 25 years. During World War II, he served in the Navy on the USS Cleveland. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a son, Richard C., San Dimas, Calif.; a brother, George, Davenport, Iowa; two sisters, Edra Rittenhouse, St. Louis, and Edna Walsh, Davenport; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

BRUTON, THOMAS F., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at Sunshine Village Nursing Home, Pinellas Park. He was born in Trenton, N.J., and came here in 1968 from Waretown, N.J. He was a retired conductor for the Penn Central Railroad. He was a member of the Palastein Lodge 111, Princeton, N.J. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mildred P. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

BRUTSCHY, GLADYS IRENE, 88, of South Pasadena, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in Birmingham, England, and came here in 1956 from New Rochelle, N.Y. Locally, she retired as a sales clerk for the Little Dutch Bakery in St. Petersburg Beach, and was a member of Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Anna Hovanec, St. Petersburg Beach; a nephew, Stanley Sleeman, Toronto; and two nieces, Evelyn Cousins, Scarborough, Ontario, and Gladys Hopper, Edmonton, Alberta. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

CAMPBELL, JAMES N., 55, of 8895 56th St. N, Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Oct. 14, 1990) as a result of an accidental electric shock at his place of business. He was born in Huron, S.D. He was a neon sign maker. Survivors include a brother, Francis Campbell, Huron; and a sister, Rosemary Mason, Alice, Texas. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

DAMM, RAYMOND, 75, of 7700 66th St. N, Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990). He was born in Vineland, N.J., and came here in 1975 from New Bedford, Mass., where he was an eyelet maker for the Atlas Co. of Fairhaven, Mass., for 35 years. During World War II, he served in the Army. Locally, he was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and Holy Cross Social Club. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary; two sons, Raymond, Acushnet, Mass., and Henry, Maryland; a daughter, Mary Ann Demers, Maryland; two brothers, Eugene, New Bedford, and Henry, Arizona; two sisters, Yvonne and Jennie Damm, both of St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

DEGUIRE, SUSAN L., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 19, 1990) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in St. Petersburg and was a nurse's aide. Survivors include two sons, Henry, Largo, and Robert, Galena, Alaska; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Kenfield-Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

DIMES, NETTIE SUMMERS, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 1990) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in Port Jervis, N.Y., and came here in 1964 from Asbury Park, N.J. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Albert; and two sisters, Florence Elmore, St. Petersburg, and Jemima Reid, Mountain City, Tenn. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

DVORACSEK, ANTON, 90,of 8067 34th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at The Laurels Nursing Home. He was born in Romania and came here in 1952 from Philadelphia where he was an owner-operator in the restaurant-bar business. Survivors include his wife, Millie; two sons, Anthony Coltsneck, N.J., and Joseph, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Terry Whitaker, St. Petersburg; a sister, Anna, Mexico City, Mexico; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

FREDERICK, THEODORE W. "FRITZ," 82, of 3740 58th St. N, St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Rock Point, Md., and came here in 1964 from Arlington, Va., where he was the county sheriff from 1948 to 1963 and a member of the Elks Club. During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Agnes; two sisters, Virginia Corro and Elizabeth Villanueva, both of Washington, D.C.; several nieces and nephews including John Merkle, St. Petersburg, and Jean Truman, Arlington, Va. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home, Gulfport.

FRENO, JOHN A. SR., 94, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born in Chicago, and came here in 1976 from Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was an electrician. Survivors include his wife, Martha; a son, John Jr.; a daughter, Mary Frances Kosik, Panama City Beach. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

HIGLEY, ELMER S., 77, of 6713 31st Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Humana Hospital-St. Petersburg. He came here in 1957 from his native Davenport, Iowa. Locally, he was a clerk in the stores department of ECI for 21 years and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, where he was past president of the Methodist Men, head usher for seven years, longtime board member and past president of the Senior Citizens group and was a volunteer at Humana Hospital-St. Petersburg. He also was past president of Local 298 UAW and chairman of their retirees chapter for 10 years. He was a former scout master for several troops of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of National Campers and Hikers Association of America. Survivors include his wife, Rose M.; three daughters, Betty J. Forbes, Minneapolis, Maryann Hamilton, Madeira Beach, and Marlis Massey, St. Petersburg; a sister, Hazel Teeter, Huntsville, Ala.; and three grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

HOFFMON, IRVIN H., 89, of Madeira Beach, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Brookville, Pa., and came here in 1970 from Des Plaines, Ill., where he was a bowling alley manager and a 40-year member of Des Plaines Elks Lodge. He was a Methodist. Locally, he was a charter member of the Seminole Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; a son, Paul, Madeira Beach; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

KALMEN, LULU B., of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Lima, Wis., and came here in 1960 from Columbus, Ohio. She was a graduate of Whitewaters (Wis.) Teachers College and a member of Minneiska OES Chapter 149, Whitewaters. Locally, she was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Survivors include several nieces. John S. Rhodes, West Chapel, St. Petersburg.

McCULLOUGH, PATSY ANN, 48, of 1834 Auburn St. S, St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at Clinch Memorial Hospital, Homerville, Ga. She was born in St. Petersburg. She attended Gibbs High School and was a member of Bethel Community Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jake; five daughters, Velacia Wells, Orynthia Smith, Angelia and Andrea McCullough, all of St. Petersburg, and Pamela McCullough, Boston; two sons, Alton Derrick and Broderick McCullough, her mother, Matilda Selmon, and two sisters, Betty Dixon and Barbara Edwards, all of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Clifford Williams, St. Petersburg, and George Selmon, Boston; and 14 grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

McGRAW, RICHARD T. SR., 80, of 5544 Sixth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Gulfport Convalescent Center. He was born in Chester, Pa., and came here in 1964 from Annapolis, Md. He was an office manager for the U.S. Treasury Department. Locally, he was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude, the Apostle. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Richard T. Jr., Annapolis; a brother, James, Chester; and four grandchildren. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

RIDHOLLS, MYRTLE, 85, of The Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at University General Hospital, Seminole. She came here in 1971 from her native Detroit. Locally, she was a member of the Mainlands Women's Club of Unit 3 and First United Methodist Church, Pinellas Park and was a former volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Survivors include her husband, Douglas H.; a sister, Audrey Mitts, Pinellas Park; a nephew and several nieces. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

RYAN, VERNON, 83, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at home. He was born in Oconto Falls, Wis., and came here in 1970 from Milwaukee, where he was an interior decorator. Locally, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Dennis, Milwaukee; two daughters, Kathleen, Tampa, and Jane Molter, Nashotah, Wis.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

SEDGELEY, JENNIE BOWDEN, 93, of 540 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 9, 1990) at Bangor, Maine. She was born in Orrington, Maine, and came here in 1946 from Bangor. She was co-owner of hotels for 50 years. Locally, she was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert, Herman, Maine; a daughter, Helen Ames, Bangor; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Brookings-Smith, Bangor, Maine.

SIMPSON, GORDON RICHARDSON, 93, of St. Petersburg, and formerly of Pinellas Park, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Humana Hospital-Northside. He was born in Toronto and came here in 1962 from Cleveland, where he was a statistical clerk for White Motor Co. and a member of Woodward Masonic Lodge. He was a Protestant. Survivors include three daughters, Bonita Kaltenstein, Cleveland, Kathleen Kelly, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Hilda MacDonald, Arizona. All Faiths Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

VAUGHN, GERTRUDE A., 60, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at Shore Acres Nursing Home. She was born in Pittsburg, Kan., and came here in 1984 from Yakima, Wash. She was a Catholic and homemaker. Survivors include a son, Gregory, Washington; a daughter, Melody Hoffman, Escondido, Calif.; her mother, Pearl G. Clark, Reidsville, Ga.; four brothers, Bill Clark, St. Petersburg, Larry Clark, Springfield, Mo., James Clark, Grandview, Mo., and Marvin Clark, Seattle; and a sister, Kay Elliott, Reidsville. All Faiths Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

WHEELER, KENNETH ELDON, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 19, 1990) at home. He was born in Huron County, Ohio, he came here in 1944 from Toledo, Ohio. He was a retired aircraft mechanic and was a Methodist. Survivors include a brother, Claude, Monroeville, Ohio; four sisters, Alice Brinker, Willard, Ohio, Harriette Roderick, Plant City, Phyllis Montgomery, Plymouth, Ohio, and Ada Farnham, Nobleton; 25 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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BLAKELY, IVA N., 84, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. She was born in Amsterdam, Ohio, and came here this year from Toronto, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Bauer, Treasure Island; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

BROWN, DAVID C. "BUD," 86, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in Lansing, Mich., and came here in 1975 from Ferndale, Mich., where he was a recreation director for the Ferndale Board of Education. He was a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Wayne State University, Detroit. He was a secretary of the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association and a past president of the Ferndale Exchange Club. Survivors include his wife, Harriette; a daughter, Sue Anne Brown, Columbia, Md.; a brother, Charles Brown, Pasadena, Texas; two sisters, Gertrude Grindle and Patience Van Peenen, both of Lansing; and a grandchild. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

COBB, GEORGE C., 53, of Clearwater, died Sunday, (Oct. 21, 1990) at home. He was born in East Ararat, Pa., and came here in 1966 from Greene, N.Y. He was a supervisor with Honeywell in Clearwater. He was an Army veteran and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the Blue Angels, the 94th Aero Squadronand New Testament Baptist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Cathy L.; two sons, George C. Jr., Susquehanna, Pa., and David W., Clearwater; three daughters, Doris Kuenzli, Vestal, N.Y., and April Cobb and Jessica Cobb, both of Clearwater; four sisters, Gloria Dayton, Greene, Geraldine Hall and Joann Shofkom, both of Susquehanna, and Betty Harrison, Woodinville, Wash.; and six grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

COBB, TRAVON PRESTON, 3 months, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 1990) at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was born in Clearwater. Survivors include his parents, Sebrina Tate and Louis J. Sr.; two brothers, Louis Jr., Clearwater, and Leauntae, St. Petersburg; paternal grandparents, Laura J. and Ellis Huewitt, Clearwater; maternal grandparents, Walter and Virginia A. Tate, Clearwater; maternal great-grandfather, Posie Pierson, Summersfield; and maternal great-grandparents, James and Estella Tate, Ocala. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

COLLAR, ELVA M., 85, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Oct. 19, 1990) in Amherst, Mass. She came here in 1962 from her native Philadelphia, where she worked as a secretary. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Tarpon Springs, St. James Episcopal Church, Port Charlotte, and Order of Eastern Star 295, Philadelphia. Survivors include a longtime friend, Caroline Tinney, Palm Harbor. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

CRIBBS, HATTIE MAE, 82, of Clearwater, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1924 from her native Moultrie, Ga. She was a private duty nurse's aide and a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Jack and Jimmy, both of Clearwater; two daughters, Geraline Padgett, Clearwater, and Jean Acker, Milwaukee; three sisters, Minnie Hunt and Linie Lovell, both of Dundee, and Aline Lyle, Avon Park; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel.

DOUBEK, GEORGE F., 77, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1969 from Ludington, Mich. He was a superintendent with ITT Corp. in Chicago. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, and the Elks. Survivors include his wife, Adela. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

DOW, RAYMOND, 77, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 19, 1990) in Glendale, Ariz. He came here in 1973 from his native Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he was a factory worker. He was a member of Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, Clearwater, and the Fireman's Association, Red Oak Mills, N.Y. Survivors include a son, Ronald, Glendale; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

DOWNEY, JAMES J., 82, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 19, 1990) at home. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., and came here in 1979 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a foreman with the highway department of Hempstead, N.Y., and was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Ann; a son, James J., Long Island; two daughters, Ruth Ann Coffas and Kathleen Miller, both of Columbia, S.C.; a sister, Mary Bunzalik, New York; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

FALCONE, THERESE D., 59, of Seminole, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at home. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1984 from Folcroft, Pa. She was a homemaker and member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. Survivors include her husband, Jack E.; a son, Daniel G., Folcroft; a daughter, Ronnie McGowan, Largo; and a grandchild. Christian Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

JOHNSON, FLORENCE, 76, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 1990) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She was born in Providence, R.I., and came here in 1984 from Ellenton. She was a bookkeeper and secretary for 30 years at A.T. Wall Co. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Warwick, R.I., and an associate member of Emmanuel Community Church, Palm Harbor. She was a former member of Order of Eastern Star in West Warwick, R.I. Survivors include her husband, Nimrod A.; a nephew; and a niece. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

KENNEDY, MARGARET M., 77, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Wausau, Wis., and came here in 1972 from Danvers, Mass. She was a member of Largo Alliance Church. Survivors include her husband, William B.; a son, Bryce S., Landsdale, Pa.; a brother, Richard I. Thackray, Oklahoma City; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

KREIN, VINCENT THOMAS, 66, of Largo, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 1990) in Tampa. He was born in Beverly, N.J., and came here in 1982 from Arlington, Va. He was an Army sergeant and a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His memberships included Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9272, American Legion Post 252, Army Navy Union Garrison 3697 and Elks Lodge 1224, all in Largo. In St. Petersburg, he was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post 91, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4364 and American Legion Post 104. He also was a member of the Eagles, Pinellas County. Survivors include a son, Vincent, Gray, Tenn.; a daughter, Mary Krein, Buffalo, N.Y.; and a sister, Mary Jane Smith, Levittown, Pa. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

KRUMEL, EARL F., 72, of Clearwater and Fort Wayne, Ind., died Thursday (Oct. 18, 1990) in Fort Wayne. He was born in Nebraska and was a winter resident of Clearwater. He was an electrician at the VA Medical Center and had worked 10 years at the Falstaff Brewery, both in Fort Wayne. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Mildred L., Fort Wayne; a brother, Raymond J. Krumel, Seattle; two sisters, Margaret Chiarbos and Delores Buhrman, both of Grand Island, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews. D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Wayne.

LINK, ANDREW H., 89, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1968 from Valley Stream, N.Y. He was a traffic manager at Pennick and Ford Food Distributors. He was a Methodist, a member of Valley Stream Volunteer Fire Department and a life member of Fern Brook Lodge 898 AF&AM, Yonkers, N.Y. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Deats, Corning, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

MILLER, LORENA P., 96, of Ozona, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 1990) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Cincinnati and came here in 1972 from Lynchburg, Ohio. She was a clerk typist and a Seventh-day Adventist. Survivors include a grandson, Donald Miller, Georgia; and three granddaughters, Kathy Cole, Placerville, Calif., Linda Kraemer, New Richmond, Ohio, and Debra Goldman, Columbia, Md. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

POUMAKIS, PENELOPE, 90, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at home. She was born in Greece and came here in 1977 from Port Jefferson, N.Y. She was a homemaker, a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater, and Port Jefferson Philoptochos Society. Survivors include a son, George, Clearwater; a grandson, Billy Poumakis, Clearwater; and a granddaughter, Penelope Poumakis, Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

SCOTT, ELIZABETH P., 69, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 1990) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Scotland and came here in 1987 from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a sister, Nancy Gowans, Scotland; and a nephew, Graham Gowans, Scotland. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

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