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NORTH PINELLAS BAILEY, ERNEST WILLIAM "DUKE," 62, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 19, 1990) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was a lifelong resident of Clearwater and a shipping clerk at Gayfers Department Store. He was a member of Bethany Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Clearwater, and a minister of music at many local churches. Survivors include a sister, Alice Dudley, Bronx, N.Y.; an uncle; and several nieces and nephews. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

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BASH, HARRIS MITCHELL JR., 89, of Clearwater, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at home. He was born in Tennille, Ga., and came here in 1960 from Atlanta. He was a founder of American Finance Co. in Savannah, Ga., and Atlanta. He was a co-owner of a car dealership in Atlanta and was associated with Lokey Motors and Stone Buick, both in Clearwater. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Lodge 256 AF&AM, Tennille, and a life member of Yaarb Temple, Atlanta. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Clearwater and Clearwater Yacht Club. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, Harris M. III, Holiday; a daughter, Elaine Glandon, Coral Springs; four grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

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BATES, MARY ELLEN, 83, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Morgansville, Ohio, and came here in 1957 from Ohio. She was an assembly worker with the Aerosonic Corp. and a member of Seminole United Methodist Church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Lodge 111, Malta, Ohio, and Women of the Moose Lodge 11, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include a stepson, Edwin Bond, New Port Richey; two stepdaughters, Jean Ross, Indianapolis, and Geneva Geswein, California; a brother, Herman Perry, Stockport, Ohio; a sister, Freda Ross, Columbus; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

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BEAHAN, FRIEDA, 84, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. She came here in 1965 from her native Chicago. She was a homemaker and member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a sister, Seena Krause, Largo; a niece; and a nephew. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

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CONBOY, FLORENCE B. "TOOTSIE," 86, of Largo, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1975 from Freeport, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include two sons, Richard O., Brooksville, and Paul T., Cramerton, N.C.; two daughters, Peggy L. Walsh, Largo, and Elizabeth A. Neustadt, Doraville, Ga.; a sister, Betty Branin, New York City; and seven grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

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DeANGELIS, ANIELLO, 85, of Clearwater, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Clearwater Community Hospital. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., and came here in 1977 from Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a house painter and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Anna M.; three sons, Thomas, Saddle River, N.J., Leo, Brooklyn, and Ronald, Valley Stream, N.Y.; a daughter, Sophie Columbo, Clearwater; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

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GEECK, DONALD C., 60, of Clearwater, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Lake Orion, Mich., and came here in 1978 from Pontiac, Mich., where he was an area supervisor with Western Union. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a Protestant. He was a member of American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7 and a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473, both in Clearwater, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Clearwater and Waterford, Mich. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda J. Geeck, Clearwater Beach; his mother, Olive Geeck, Pontiac; and two brothers, Robert Geeck and Vern Geeck, both of Pontiac. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

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HERRICK, RICHARD ARTHUR, 83, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 19, 1990) at Clearwater Community Hospital. He was born in Salem, Mass., and came here in 1959 from Euclid, Ohio. He was a credit manager at Maas Brothers and a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Richard A., Mayfield Village, Ohio; a daughter, Judith E. Harper, Chatham, N.J.; a brother, Martin L. Herrick, Manchester, Mass.; and a sister, Eileen H. Corning, Bronxville, N.Y. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

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KEATING, WILLIAM THOMAS III, 85, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at home. He was born in New York City and came here in 1976 from Cooperstown, N.Y. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Kirk of Dunedin. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, William Thomas IV, Fly Creek, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

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LUDENIA, FLORENCE "HEDY," 75, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at home. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1973 from Minneapolis, where she worked for Napco Automotive Parts. She was a past matron of Order of Eastern Star Southtown, in Chicago, a past royal matron of Mary C. Taylor Court and a past worthy high priestess and Gethsemane, in Minneapolis. Survivors include a son, James A. Rice, Jacksonville; a daughter, Diane E. Zgodava, Burnsville, Minn.; two sisters, Irene Pucher and Margaret Wilkens, both of Chicago; and four grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

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MARCEAU, GEORGE JOEL, 72, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Chicopee, Mass., and came here in 1985 from the Panama Canal Zone, where he was a restaurant and hotel manager. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Elks Club and Panama Canal Society of Florida. He was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, and was a past grand knight of Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Cecile G.; a daughter, Cecilia Marceau, Palm Harbor; and a sister, Rita Papach, Gettysburg, Pa. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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SEBALD, BURT W., 75, of Clearwater, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Cicero, Ill., and came here in 1968 from Chicago, where he was a high school teacher. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a sister, Irene Sebald, Clearwater. Baty Funeral Home, Safety Harbor.

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STACY, VIOLET MARIE, 88, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at Central Park Lodge, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Tazewell, Va., and came here in 1976 from Wilmington, Del. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Josephine Griffin, Wilmington, and Lois Stacy, Tarpon Springs; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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STEINER, ESTHER W., 87, of Clearwater Beach, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) in Tampa. She came here in 1969 from her native New York City, where she worked as a bookkeeper at Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. Survivors include a brother, John A. Willbergh, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and two sisters, Edith Larsen, New Jersey, and Mildred Andersen, Arizona. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

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STROUPE, GORDON F., 50, of Dunedin, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in St. Petersburg and had been a lifelong area resident. He worked at Farm Stores in Dunedin and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his fiance, Dianne Mole, Dunedin. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

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WHALEY, MARGARET S., 76, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 1990) at home. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and came here this year from Hudson. She was a registered nurse and a medical secretary. Survivors include her husband, Harold; and several nieces and nephews. North Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

SOUTH PINELLAS

BORRESEN, DOROTHY, 70, of St. Petersburg Beach, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at home. She was born in New Castle, Pa., and came here in 1973 from Pittsburgh. Survivors include her mother, Lillian Hartman, St. Petersburg Beach. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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CARLTON, SARAH OPHELIA, 95, of South Pasadena, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Pasadena Manor. She was born in Coldwater, Ky., and came here in 1963 from Murray, Ky. She was a member of the First Unity Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include three sons, Edward, St. Petersburg, James, Indianapolis, and Robert, Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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CASON, LEWIS JAMES SR., 48, of 2900 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Oct. 18, 1990) at home. He came here in 1966 from his native Quitman, Ga. Locally, he was a tractor operator for L. Bryant Landscaping Inc. He was a Baptist. Survivors include five sons, Michael and Willie Cason of St. Petersburg, James Cason, Thomasville, Ga., Spec. 4 Lewis Cason, Germany, and Seaman David Cason, Norfolk, Va.; five sisters, Lillie Mae Bryant and Marie Gross of St. Petersburg, and Eberneza and Shirley Cannady and Betty Dasher, all of Dixie, Ga.; seven brothers, Willie and Horace Cason Jr. of St. Petersburg, Willie Thomas and J. C. and Ernest Williams, all of Quitman, Thomas Cason, Pavo, Ga., and Wallace Cason, Boston; paternal grandmother, Mary Cason, Mayo; three grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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COHEN, DOROTHY, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1951 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. Locally, she was a retired cosmetologist for Maas Brothers and a member of the OES. She also was a member of John Paul Lodge 1-2427 and Sons of Italy of America and was a Protestant. There are no known survivors. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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DEAN, HARLAN K., 80, 5915 18th St. N, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Bayfront Medical Center. A native of New Brighton, Pa., he came here in 1968 from Milford, Del. He was a retired mechanic-foreman for General Foods Corp. An Army veteran, he was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Gateway Lodge 127, St. Petersburg. He also was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Town Apartments Men's Club and Billards Club. Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Gaw, Springfield, Mass; two brothers, John, Greenville, Pa., and Paul, Sharpsville, Pa.; a sister, Helen Campbell, Grove City, Pa.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

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DeLUISI, THEODORE W. "TED," 51, of 1540 53rd St. N, St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at his residence. He came here in 1978 from his native Little Falls, N.Y. He was a Catholic. Survivors include three sisters, Vinnie Skukalek and Gilda Soccio of St. Petersburg, and Nancy DeLuisi, Herkimer, N.Y.; a brother, John, Boulder, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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EDMONDS, SANFORD D., 86, of Tangerine Mobile Home Park, St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at the Laurels Rehab and Center. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and came here in 1952 from Bay City, Mich. Locally, he was a used car sales representative for Grant Ford for 25 years. He was a Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Katarina Barnard, St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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HARRER, DAISY V., 81, of 3160 36th St. N, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in York, Pa., and came here in 1970 from Baltimore, where she was a seamstress and a member of the Moose. Locally, she was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two daughters, Catherine L. Hartman, St. Petersburg, and Madeliene Murphy, Millersville, Md.; four sons, Leo A. O'Dea Jr., Arnold, Md., Thomas J. O'Dea, Laurel, Md., Richard H. O'Dea, Elk Ridge, Md., and Patrick M. O'Dea, Pasadena, Md.; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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HARRIS, ELINOR, 76, of 1713 Bayou Grande Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 1990) at her residence. Born in Haverhill, Mass., she came here a month ago from Orlando. She was a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Paul D., St. Petersburg, and Philip D., Sarasota; two brothers, Frank Pingree, Haverhill, and Merrill Pingree, Georgetown, Mass.; three sisters, Elaine Adams, Needham, Mass., Mary Ross, Hot Springs, Ariz., and Edith Beal, Jonesport, Maine; and four grandchildren. Vaccaro Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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HOAG, DOROTHY M., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1960 from Pittsfield, Mass. She was a bookkeeper. Survivors include a brother, James Burns, Pittsfield; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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JOHNSTON, ELIZABETH, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 1990) at Pasadena Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Scotland, and came here in 1965 from New Jersey. Locally, she was a member of the Church of Brethren and the Amaranth. Survivors include a niece, Violet Christie, Scotland. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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McKENZIE, LUTHER C., 42, of 7210 14th St. N, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Metropolitan General Hospital, Pinellas Park. He was born in Nunez, Ga., and came here in 1962 from Swainsboro, Ga. He was a cabinet maker and a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Luther C., Midville, Ga., and Scottie, Swainsboro; four brothers, Bobby, James and Leon, all of Swainsboro, and Paul, Winter Haven; two sisters, Lora Wilkerson and Ethel Utley, both of St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren. All Faiths Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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MURPHY, HELEN, 73, of 216 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Kiev, Russia, and came here a year ago from New York City. She was a Russian Orthodox. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Murphy, St. Petersburg. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home, Gulfport.

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REED, MARTIN JR., 73, of Sarasota, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at home. He was born in East Orange, N.J., and came to Florida in 1965 from Maryland. He was a self-employed financial consultant. In New Jersey, he was a graduate of Rutgers University and was a founder and past commander of the Lackawanna Power Squadron in Morristown. He also was a member of the Sarasota Power Squadron. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Grohmann, Pinellas Park, Susan Lenihan and Marcia Wilson, both of Sebring; a companion, Judie Wood, Sarasota; five grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Sarasota.

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SWEETLAND, HILDA E., 96, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 1990) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in Michigan and came here in 1967 from Mount Vernon, N.Y. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Clayton Sweetland, Seminole; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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THOMPSON, ROSE ANN, 75, of 6201 34th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Humana Hospital-St. Petersburg. She was born in New York City, and came here in 1975 from Miami. Locally, she was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude, the Apostle. Survivors include a son, William, Teaneck, N.J.; two daughters, Rosemary Ferrante, Hollywood, Fla., and Theresa Smith, St. Petersburg; a sister, Theresa Kenny, Fairlawn, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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WHITCOMB, ALAN E., 60, of St. Petersburg Beach, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 1990) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1936 from his native Orono, Maine. An Army master sergeant, he retired after 26 years and served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite, his mother, Marjorie Whitcomb, and two sons, Brian and Steven, all of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Robert, Seminole, and John, St. Petersburg; a sister, Nancy Jennings, St. Petersburg. John S. Rhodes, West Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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YOUNG, HERBERT S., 72, of 7401 Bay Island Drive, South Pasadena, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and came here in 1988 from Pittsburgh, where he was a motor truck sales representative. During World War II he served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; three daughters, Brenda Custer, Littleton, Colo., Sally Young, Alaska, and Alecia Manion, State College, Pa.; a brother, James, and a sister, Harriet Esther Young, both of Cleveland; and five grandchildren. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

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