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NORTH PINELLAS ABERT, WILLIAM W., 76, of Seminole, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was born in Alhambra, Ill., and came here in 1956 from Alton, Ill. He was a tool and die maker for 20 years with Ora Visual, St. Petersburg. He was a Protestant and a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge 25 AF&AM, Alton. Survivors include his wife, Flavia M. Abert. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

ACTON, ANNA MARGARET, 83, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at Country Place of Clearwater. She came here in 1948 from her native Lancaster, Ohio. She was a partner for 20 years in Hall's Wholesale Floral Co., Tampa, and a former co-owner of Acton Floral Co., Lancaster. She was a member of Ohio Rainbow Veterans Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary, both in Lancaster. Survivors include her husband, William M.; a daughter, Nancy A. Thomas, Tampa; a brother, Albert Brenstuhl, Lancaster; and a granddaughter, Cathy A. Ireland, Paris. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

BACKS, THOMAS L., 77, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Tallahassee Regional Medical Center. He was born in Cincinnati and came here in 1971 from Glendora, Calif. He was a real estate broker. Survivors include his wife, Arthurine; a son, Chris, Tallahassee; a brother, William Backs, Cincinnati; and a sister, Betty Sargent, Leavenworth, Kan. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee.

BEACHLER, DONALD G., 64, of Largo, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. He came here in 1939 from his native Hackensack, N.J. He was a structural engineer for 20 years with the city of Clearwater and was the project engineer for construction of the Phillies training complex and Clearwater Executive Airpark. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Public Works Association, the National Rifle Association, a life member of Skyway Rod and Gun Club, St. Petersburg, and the Wyoming Antelope Club, St. Petersburg. He also was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Genevieve; three sons, Douglas, St. Petersburg, Michael, Marietta, Ga., and Kenneth, Largo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

DUFF, EDWARD HOOVER, 70, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1976 from Cincinnati. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Carlouel Yacht Club, U.S. Power Squadron and Sons of the American Revolution, all in Clearwater. He also was a member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; two sons, John, New Jersey, and David, Massachusetts; two daughters, Susan Edson, Orlando, and Marsha Duff, Massachusetts; a sister, Jean Moseley, Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

GOEHRING, JACOB "JAKE," 91, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at Mease Hospital-Dunedin. He was born in Turtle Lake, N.D., and came here in 1962 from Detroit, where he was an electrician with the city. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Clearwater, and Modern Woodmen of America. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; a son, Norman, Detroit; a daughter, Evelyn Combs, Traverse City, Mich.; a stepson; two stepdaughters; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

HENSEL, EARL J., 76, of Largo, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Barry, Minn., and came here in 1970 from Union Lake, Mich. He was a sales manager with Sears, Roebuck and Co., Pontiac, Mich., and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Louise; a son, David L., Branch, Mich.; two daughters, Constance M. John, Clarkston, Mich., and Lorraine Newkirk, Union Lake, Mich.; four sisters, Mary Rosbach and Dorothy Wiggand, both of Hot Springs, Ark., Margaret Determan, Sisseton, S.D., and Theresa Ferrero, Virden, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

LAY, JAMES KENNETH, 77, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. He was born in Golconda, Ill., and came here in 1958 from Paducah, Ky. He worked as a watchmaker at Sears, Roebuck and Co., Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Beatrice Ann Lay, Nashville, Tenn.; and an uncle, E. T. "Andy" Lay, Largo. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

LEAVY, GLADYS M., 89, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Mease Hospital-Dunedin. She was born in Gibson City, Ill., and came here in 1980 from New Port Richey. She was a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service, Port Clinton, Ohio. She was a past president of Jasmine Heights Civic Association, New Port Richey, a past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 598, New Port Richey, and a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Ohio. She was a member of Asbury United Church, Elfers. Survivors include a son, Tom, Clearwater; a daughter, Patsy Reid, Clearwater; four nieces; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

NORDBERG, HARRY OTTO, 87, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Mease Hospital-Dunedin. He was born in St. Louis and came here in 1966 from Weston Springs, Ill. He was a purchasing director with the Kellogg Switchboard division of ITT, Chicago. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and its Gofers Association, Clearwater. He was a member of the Pinellas Community Orchestra and Clearwater Coin Club. Survivors include his wife, Alice M.; a son, Gordon H., Dallas; a daughter, Norma J. Smith, Moline, Ill.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

RING, LUCILLE L., 80, of Seminole, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at Pasadena Manor Nursing Home, South Pasadena. She was born in Wilsonville, Ala., and came here in 1983 from Belen, N.M. She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Ekren, Seminole; a grandson, Adam Ekren, Seminole; and a granddaughter, Michelle Ekren, Seminole. R. Lee Williams and Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

ROBERTS, ARTHUR G., 78, of Belleair, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at HCA Largo Medical Center. He was born in Gaspi, Canada, and came here in 1977 from Harrisburg, Pa. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Valerie; a daughter, Penelope Jones, Chicago; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

SCOTT, JOHN GRAHAM R., 72, of Hernando, formerly of Seminole, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at home. He was born in Graham, Texas, and moved to Hernando in 1984 from Seminole. He worked at Early Brown Volkswagen for 10 years. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Seminole. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Catherine; a son, John Peter, Hemet, Calif.; and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Scott, Glenview, Ill. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.

SNYDER, WALTER J., 88, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 1990) at Bruce Manor Nursing Home, Clearwater. He was born in Oneida, N.Y., and came here in 1971 from Syracuse, N.Y. He was a claims adjuster with Utica Mutual Insurance Co. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunedin, and was a life member of the Elks, Oneida. Survivors include his wife, Laura M.; three sisters, Rose Carmolla, Marcella Carmolla and Anna Snyder, all of Oneida. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

SWOPE, MARSHA L., 70, of Largo, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at home. She was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1978 from Annapolis, Md. She was self-employed and sold retail ceramics. She was a Presbyterian and member of Baypointe Golf Club, Seminole, and Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club. Survivors include a brother, Robert L. Swope, Galesville, Md. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

TISDALE, WILLIAM J., 81, of Dunedin, died Monday (Oct. 29, 1990) at home. He was born in Carthage, Tenn., and came here in 1975 from Tennessee. He was a house painter and an Army veteran of World War II. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

WEBER, BERNARD E., 75, of Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (Oct. 30, 1990) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1971 from Roscommon, Mich. He was a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Fenton, Mich. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion and National Association of Letter Carriers. He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Marie; a son, Donald, Tokyo; a daughter, Carol Borski, Fenton; and three grandchildren. North Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

SOUTH PINELLAS

AUBREY, HATTIE MAE, 76, of 2258 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at home. She came here in 1919 from her native Jennings. She was a baker at the 16th Street Middle School cafeteria and a member of Bethel AME Church. Survivors include her husband, Allan; a daughter, Evelyn Farr; and three sisters, Bertha Turner and Mahalia Green, both of St. Petersburg, and Lula Royster, Cleveland. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BARTON, LORETTA D., 79, of 5090 Bay St. NE, St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1972 from her native Dunkirk, N.Y. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Schmidt, St. Petersburg; a son, Richard J., Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, Jack Johnson, California; a sister, Dorothy Thompson, Dunkirk; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BRENNAN, NAN C., 79, of 250 58th St. N, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 1990) at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and came here in 1970 from Washington, D.C., where she was a clerk and translator for the State Department. During World War II, she served in the Women's Army Corps. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a brother, William Yanovitch, Annapolis, Md.; and two sisters, Margaret Giannell, Amityville, N.Y., and Kathryn Massoni, Carmichael, Calif. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

COLLARD, TILLIE HELEN, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Humana Hospital-Northside. She was born in Poland and came here in 1957 from Hartford, Conn. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a former member of Catholic Daughters of America. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Collard, St. Petersburg. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

FARTHING, SIDNEY J., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at Humana Hospital-Northside. He was born in Canterbury, England, and came here in 1988 from Binghamton, N.Y., where he retired as an upholsterer for Krahler Manufacturing Co. Locally, he was member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Cora; two stepdaughters, Sally Coyle and Jean Bockstahler, both of St. Petersburg; a sister, Violet Holdridge, Cooperstown, N.Y.; a stepsister, Grace Muss, Montrose, Pa.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

GERDEL, IRVING FAREST, 85, of South Pasadena, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1935 from his native St. Louis. He co-owned Service Auto Supply, retiring after 30 years. He was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a daughter, Ann Timmons, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and two grandsons. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

HUTCHINSON, HOPE K., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Cummington, Mass., and came here in 1952 from Northampton, Mass. She was a Methodist and a member of Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Judith Logan, St. Petersburg. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

IRISH, CARRIE, 88, of Lake Mary and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 29, 1990) at Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs. She was born in Jellico, Tenn., and lived here before moving to Lake Mary in 1988. She was a registered nurse for the Veterans Administration. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Van Zant, Lake Mary; a sister, Hazel Noe, Kingston, Mich.; and a granddaughter, Carolyn Van Zant. Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.

JUDGE, EUGENE B., 72, of Gulfport, Miss., and formerly of Treasure Island, died Monday (Oct. 22, 1990) in Gulfport, Miss. He was born in Georgia and practiced law in Washington, D.C., before coming to Treasure Island, where he taught school. During World War II, he served in the Marines and received the Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Crain, Fairfax, Va. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes, Gulfport, Miss.

LIVINGSTON, DOUGLASS S., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at home. He came here in 1961 from his native Narberth, Pa. He was a bridge tender on the former Corey Causeway, St. Petersburg Beach. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He was a life member and past commander of Holiday Isles Veterans of Foreign Wars 4256 and a member of the Military Order of the Cootie, Gator 18 and American Legion Post 252 in Largo. Survivors include two sons, Douglass S. Jr., Lititz, Pa., and Richard, Medford, N.J.; a companion, Iris E. Dotson, St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. Raymond M. Hook & Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

McCLAIN, MARGUERITE B., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Oct. 29, 1990) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Minneapolis and came here in 1972 from Los Angeles. A free-lance writer and instructor for Writer's Digest Correspondence School in Cincinnati, she had published more than 1,000 short stories in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including the St. Petersburg Times. In the late 1970s, she was an instructor at the Suncoast Writing Conference at the University of South Florida and later taught short-story writing at St. Petersburg Junior College. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Meredith R.; a daughter, Laura Ann Kennedy, St. Petersburg; and a son, Meredith R. Jr., Hurleyville, N.Y.; two sisters, Audrey Swanson, Richfield, Minn., and Patricia Laing, Bloomington, Minn.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

NICKEL, JACK B., 69, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 1990) at home. He was born in Lorain, Ohio, and came here in 1973 from Gary, Ind., where he retired as a supervisor at U.S. Steel. During World War II and the Korean War, he served as a lieutenant commander in the Navy. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and a graduate of Miami University. Survivors include his wife, Julie; three daughters, Polly and Tracy Nickel, both of St. Petersburg, and Jill Butler, Tallahassee. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

NIXON, NANCY LOUISE, 54, of New York and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 1990) in Jamaica, N.Y. She was a nursing assistant. Survivors include three brothers, George and Timothy Nixon and Bryon Owens, all of St. Petersburg; and two sisters, Willie Daisy Barth, Clyde, N.Y, and Penny Owens Hall, New York City. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

ROSEN, WILLIAM, 81, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Humana Hospital-Northside. He was born in Baltimore and came here in 1975 from Margate, N.J. He was a lawyer. During World War II, he served in the Army. Survivors include his wife, Esther; a son, Kenneth, Swedesboro, N.J.; two sisters, Hilda Flink, Sarasota, and Sylvia Paul, Pennsylvania; and a granddaughter. Beth David Chapel, Jewish Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

SCHNEIDER, AUGUST G., 87, of 172 131st Ave., Madeira Beach, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Humana Hospital-St. Petersburg. He was born in Greece, N.Y., and came here in the 1950s from Rochester, N.Y., where he was a member of the Humboldt Lodge of Oddfellows. He was an electrician. Survivors include two nieces, Mable Schneider, Honeoye, N.Y., and Ernestina Thomann, Rochester; and a nephew, Donald Schneider, Honeoye. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

SHEETS, MARTHA J., 65, of 115 22nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. She was born in West Virginia and came here in 1972 from Jacksonville. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Audubon Society and the Nature Conservancy. Survivors include two daughters, Jayne Fiocca, Bermuda, and Shirlene Pace, Orange Park; and two grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

STAHL, GOLDIA, 82, of 7880 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 31, 1990) at Pasadena Manor. She was born in West Frankfort, Ill., and came here in 1980 from Miami. She was a retired buyer for Sears, Roebuck and Co. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Pinellas Park. Survivors include her husband, Dana Murphy; a son, Lowell Stahl, Northbrook, Ill.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

TANSEY, PEARL I., 93, of South Pasadena, died Friday (Oct. 26, 1990) at Majestic Towers Health Center. She came here in 1960 from her native Chicago. She was a long-distance supervisor for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Survivors include two nieces, Dorothy Lloyd, Texas, and Mabel Detrain, Illinois. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

TRUESDALE, ROY NELSON, 36, of 5924 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 1990) in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He was born in Salem, Ala., and came here here in 1987 from Montgomery, Ala. He was a truck driver for 15 years and later was co-owner and operator of Molly's Family Hair Care and Roy and Molly's Lawn and Tree Maintenance. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include his parents, Bill and Frances Truesdale, and two sisters, Michele Pratt and Alison Perkins, all of Montgomery; a brother, Neal, Billingsly, Ala.; and a companion, Marlena Faith Nickerson, St. Petersburg. Leak-Memory Chapel, Montgomery, Ala.

VAN DEUSEN, SOPHIA H., 93, of 3710 38th St. N, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 1990) at Sunshine Village Nursing Home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1988 from Brevard, N.C. She was a schoolteacher in New York City. Survivors include a niece, Adelaide Eberhardt, Glastonbury, Conn.; and five nephews, Roy Heyen, Estes Park, Colo., George and William Heyen, both of St. Petersburg, Aloys Heyen, Columbia, Pa., and John Heyen, Seattle. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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