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OBITUARIES

NORTH PINELLAS

AUSTIN, FRANCES A., 91, of Dunedin, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Spanish Gardens Nursing and Convalescent Center, Dunedin. She was born in Ottawa, Ill., and came here in 1980 from Kalamazoo, Mich. She worked for Hawthorne Paper Co. and Kalamazoo Paper Co., both in Kalamazoo. She was a Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Arthur E., Dunedin, and Richard, Sugar Land, Texas; a sister, Margaret, California; six grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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BAKER, HOWARD E., 77, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Clearwater Community Hospital. He was born in Ashley, Mich., and came here in 1969 from Kalamazoo, Mich. He was a carpenter. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Carpenters Union, Moose Lodge 1030 and American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, both in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Nellie; two sons, Gary W. and Steve C., both of Clearwater; a sister, Eleanore Baker, Kalamazoo; and a grandchild, Mollie D. Baker, Clearwater. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

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BOWMAN, LINDA LOUISE, 48, of Lakeland, formerly of Seminole, died Sunday (Feb. 9, 1992) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She came here in 1967 from her native Rochester, N.Y., and moved to Lakeland in 1988 from Seminole. She worked in the security department at Florida Southern College, Lakeland. Survivors include two sons, Jody, Rochester, and Tony, Madeira Beach; a daughter, Mary Ann Bowman, Seminole; and a niece, Bonnie Ware, Lakeland. Sanctuary Funeral Home & Garden Sanctuary Cemetery, Seminole.

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CARA, LESLIE JOHN, 87, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1972 from Ohio. He worked as a linotype operator. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo, and Akron Typographical Union 182. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; and a niece, Louise Koroknay, Mansfield, Ohio. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

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COLLINS, EVELYN S., 78, of Seminole, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at home. She came here in 1948 from her native Gettysburg, Pa. She was a member of the Pinellas County Retirees Association. Survivors include a son, Sam Neely, Seminole; and three grandchildren. Bay Pines Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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COTTER, HELEN A., of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 1992) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., and came here in 1975 from New York City. She was a member of the Bethlehem Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Richard, New Port Richey; a daughter, Dorlene Gugel, Islip Terrace, N.Y.; and two grandsons. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

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GONZALEZ, GEORGE, 35, of Odessa, formerly of Dunedin, died Sunday (Feb. 9, 1992) at home. He moved to Dunedin in 1988 from his native New York City. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunedin, and Wheelchair Basketball Association. He was a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Laura J.; a son, G. Michael, Odessa; his parents, Harry and Maria Gonzalez, New York City; a brother, Henry, Albany, N.Y.; a sister, Janet Gonzalez, San Francisco; and paternal grandmother, Jesefina Gonzalez, New York City. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

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KENNEDY, JENNIE GALLANT, 88, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Clearwater. She was born in Charlotte, N.C., and came here in 1925 from High Point, N.C. She attended Due West College (now Erskine College), Due West, S.C. She was a teacher and taught in High Point, N.C. Her memberships included Daughters of the American Revolution, Rotary Ann's, American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, Clearwater Garden Club and Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, where she was a chairwoman of its Circle group and a president of its women's group. She was an adviser to Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Morton Plant Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Jennie Caulkins, North Carolina; two sons, Guy L. Jr. and Hayes L., both of Clearwater; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

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KERR, JOHN WILLARD, 87, of Belleair, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Callao, Mo., and came here in 1975 from Wilmette, Ill. He was a civil engineer and a chief executive officer at Brown & Kerr Inc. Wheeling, Ill. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri. He was a member of Carlouel Yacht Club, Clearwater, Belleair Country Club, North Shore Country Club and Medinah Shrine Temple, both in Chicago, and Scottish Rite F&AM 524, Evanston, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, Spencer, Bothell, Wash.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

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LITTLE, PAUL, 77, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Central Park Lodge Nursing Center, Clearwater. He was born in Switzerland County, Ind., and came here in 1952 from Columbus, Ind. He was a veterinarian and operated the Little Veterinary Hospital in Largo for many years. He was a member of Largo Rotary Club. He was a veterinarian for the Clearwater Kennel Club and St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Association dog shows. All Faiths Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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MAYER, GEORGE, 96, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Feb. 9, 1992) at Clearwater Community Hospital. He was born in York, Pa., and came here from Baltimore. He was a machinist and worked at a Navy shipyard. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Maas, Largo. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

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MERRIAM, MAYBELLE LEAH, 83, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 1992) at University General Hospital, Seminole. She came here in 1971 from her native Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked as a manager at Lin/Bro, Brooklyn. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Edward, Hauppauge, N.Y.; a daughter, Judith Kearney, Clearwater; a sister, Beatrice Phelan, Clearwater; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

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MICHAUD, MILFORD L., 76, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 1992) at home. He was born in Plaisted, Maine, and came here in 1984 from Michigan. He worked as a clerk for General Motors, Oldsmobile division, Lansing, Mich. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Catholic and a member of the Holiday Moose. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite; a daughter, Patricia Kumiega, Springfield, Mass.; three brothers, Earl, New Port Richey, Henry, Boulder City, Nev., and Willard, Plaisted; a sister, Jean Pulice, Lansing; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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NORUM, LILLIAN EDITH, 93, of Clearwater, died Friday (Feb. 7, 1992) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Hastings, Minn., and came here in 1967 from St. Paul, Minn. She worked as a secretary for the American Red Cross. She was a Presbyterian and a member of Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include several cousins, including Donald Carlson. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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PAGEL, LAURAL ANNE, 34, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 1992) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. She was born in Watertown, Wis., and came here in 1990 from Madison, Wis. She was a Lutheran. Survivors include her father, Foster Pagel, Aripeka; her mother, Joan Taylor, Palmetto; a brother, Jim, Clearwater; a sister, Andrea Krueger, Palm Bay; a niece; and three nephews. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

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PATERA, RICHARD F., 59, of Largo, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 1992) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Oak Park, Ill., and came here in 1984 from Fort Lauderdale. He worked as a carpenter and a painter. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; a daughter, Christine Angulo, Largo; his mother, Florence M. Patera, Largo; and three grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

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PELLETIER, M. ELOISE, 65, of Largo, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at home. She was born in Conway, Ark., and came here in 1970 from Detroit. She worked as a secretary at Pinellas Technical Education Centers, Largo. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinellas Park. Survivors include three sons, Michael, Highland, Mich., Patrick, Key West, and Mark, Pinellas Park; two stepsons, Fred, Houghton Lake, Mich., and Robert, Loma Linda, Calif.; three daughters, Kim Linkewitz and Monica Pelletier, both of Largo, and Veronica Eaton, Safety Harbor; a stepdaughter, Delores Berry, Flynt, Mich.; two brothers; three sisters; and 10 grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

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RIDER, JOHN MORRIS, 70, of Seminole, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He was born in Rhinelander, Wis., and came here in 1983 from Kentland, Ind. He was a real estate salesman, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a Protestant. Survivors include a son, John Jr., Racine, Wis.; two daughters, Chris Aballa, Sanibel, and Nancy Rider, Boston; and a sister, Grace Rider, Seminole. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

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SMITH, RAMONA E., 93, of Largo, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Rosedale Manor, St. Petersburg. She was born in Robinson, Ill., and came here in 1971 from Chicago. She was a member of First Christian Church of Largo. Survivors include a son, Frank A., Georgetown, Ill.; a daughter, Evelyn J. Smith, Largo; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

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TURNER, MARVIN E., 47, of Tampa, formerly of Clearwater, died Friday (Feb. 7, 1992) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Clearwater and moved to Tampa in 1979. He worked as a produce manager for Grand Union Supermarket, Clearwater. He was an usher board member and a trustee at Loveland Church of God in Christ, Tampa. He was a physical education and athletic department volunteer at Loveland Church of God in Christ School. Survivors include his wife, Dahryl E.; a daughter, Deneen E. Williams, Tampa; his mother, Hettie L. Payne, Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Ralph Payne Jr., Detroit, William Turner, Eddie Turner and Aaron Turner, all of Clearwater; a sister, Carolyn Jones, Memphis; and two granddaughters. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

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WALKER, DAIL R., 73, of Orlando, formerly of Dunedin, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 1992) at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa. He was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., and came to Dunedin here in 1956. He worked as a structural mechanic for Martin-Marietta. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His memberships included United Auto Worker's Union, American Ex-POW's, American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7 and the Moose, both in Clearwater, and Pine Hills Methodist Church, Orlando. Survivors include his wife, Helen; three daughters, Judith Mills, Casselberry, Judy Liss, Union City, Ind., and Rachel Savage, Farmland, Ind.; two sons, Russell and Richard, both of Orlando; two sisters, Alice Hall, Clarksburg, and Esther Baroun, Toronto, Ohio; two brothers, Virgil, Steubenville, Ohio, and Maynard, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.

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WITCHURCH, ROY HAROLD, 77, of Belleville, Mich., formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (Feb. 4, 1992) in Farmington Hills, Mich. He was born in Detroit. He worked as a chemical transport truck driver. He was a member of Belleville United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 2159, Largo, and Zion Lodge 1 F&AM, Detroit. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marian "Pat"; three daughters, Marjorie Elfman, Alexandria, Va., Judith Witchurch, Houston, and Nancy Zelek, Canton, Mich.; a sister, Marybelle Robinson, Port Huron, Mich.; and five grandchildren. David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville, Mich.

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YANCAR, VINCENT D. "RIN," 25, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Largo, died Thursday (Feb. 6, 1992) in Evansville, Ind., in an Air National Guard plane crash. He was born in Clearwater. He was a first lieutenant in the Air National Guard and was a pilot qualified to fly T-37s, T-38s and C-130s. He was a Presbyterian. He attended St. Paul's Episcopal School in Largo and received the Snibbe Award for academic, social and athletic excellence. He was a 1984 graduate of Largo High School and was student athlete of the year in 1984. He graduated from Florida State University, Tallahassee, with a business degree. He attended Officers' Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and pilot's training at Williams Air Force Base, Mesa, Ariz. Survivors include his wife, Anne Gustin Yancar, Louisville; his mother, Carol Yancar, Largo; his father and stepmother, Vincent and Sue Yancar, Clearwater; a brother, Greg, North Redington Beach; a sister, Kori Yancar, Clearwater; paternal grandmother, Catherine Yancar, Clearwater; maternal grandfather, Donald Airey, Dallas; and maternal grandmother, Esther Airey, Fernandina Beach. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

SOUTH PINELLAS

BROCK, MABEL, 88, of Houston, since 1989 and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Jan. 4, 1992) at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Hospice Unit. She came here in 1940 from her native Cincinnati. She and her late husband, Jack, designed and built many small red brick houses near where they lived at 2531 Fifth Ave. N. She was an artist. Survivors include a niece, Rose Sarbeck, St. Petersburg; and a nephew, Tom Sarbeck, San Francisco. National Funeral Home, Houston, Texas.

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BURDEN, RUTH A., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at home. She came here in 1964 from her native Wolcott, N.Y. and was a secretary in a real estate business. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Warrington, St. Petersburg, and Mildred Brothers, Greece, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

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CAMERON, KATHRYN J., 57, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at The Laurels and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Stillwater, Minn., she came here in 1981 from Hudson, Wis. She was a receptionist for a drapery manufacturer and was a Lutheran. Survivors include a son, Bradley, Hudson, Wis.; four daughters, Lisa Lubick, Seminole, Terri Cameron, Hudson, and Tracy Seefert and Kimberly Cameron of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Roy, John and James Johnson, all of Forest Lake, Minn.; a sister, Jeanette Osburn, St. Petersburg; a companion, Len Hymen, St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren. All Faiths Funeral Home and Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

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CARROLL, RUTH HENNIG, 81, of Tampa, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 9, 1992) at University Village Nursing Center, Tampa. Born in Paterson, N.J., she came here in 1977 from Dennisville, N.J., where she was a school teacher for many years and the church organist and choir director for 15 years at the United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of New Jersey State College, Mount Clair, N.J. During World War II, she drove an ambulance for the Red Cross and did volunteer work with heart and cancer programs. Locally, she was a member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Harold Wagner, Tampa; a daughter, Judith Campbell, Gladwyne, Pa.; a stepson, Bruce Carroll, Columbia, S.C.; a stepsister, Cynthia Van Roden, Timonium, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

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CERWONKA, KATHRYN L., 54, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at her home in Westminster, Md., after a three-year battle with cancer. Born in Cumberland, Md., she lived in Westminster for eight years, where she was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and a volunteer for several organizations there, including teaching a religious education program. In addition to living in St. Petersburg, she had lived in Alaska, Glen Burnie, Md., and West Germany. While in St. Petersburg, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; three daughters, Carolyn Cerwonka, Tampa, Julie Brust, Westminster, and Susan Guckenberger, St. Petersburg; three sons, Michael, Laurel, Md., Christopher, who is in the Marine Corps in Pensacola, and David, Westminster; her father, Joseph P. Haselberger Sr., Cumberland, Md.; five sisters, Mary Will, Helen Thomas, Judith Haselberger and Margaret Thomas, all of Cumberland, Md., and Sister Ann Thomas, Newport, N.C.; a brother, Joseph P. Haselberger Jr., Cumberland; and six grandchildren. Pritts Funeral Home, Westminster, Md.

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COHEN, MURIEL M., 74, of Tierra Verde, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 1992) at Town and Country Hospital, Tampa. Born in New York City, she came here in 1982 from Tampa, where she lived several years. She was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary of Abe Adar Post 246. Survivors include her husband, Harold; two sons, Drew H. Sterling, Tampa, and Peter Sterling, New York City; a daughter, Martha Lott, Simsbury, Conn.; and two grandchildren. Beth David Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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DICKINSON, DWIGHT, S., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 7, 1992) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Agawam, Mass., he came here in 1974 from Springfield, Mass., where he was a steam engineer for the Shriners Hospital for 20 years. Locally, he was a member of the Moose Lodge. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Rose; two daughters, Dorothy Ann Dickinson, Westminster, Calif., and Sandra Medalle, Bristol, Conn.; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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DONEL, CORNELIA R., 83, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 1992) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born Pennsylvania, she came here in 1959 from Washington, Pa. She was a member of Pasadena Community Church. Survivors include three daughters, Lois Keener, Pinellas Park, Virginia M. Donel, St. Petersburg, and Nancy J. Eakin, Orlando; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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FITZPATRICK, RUTH S., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at William & Mary Nursing Center. She came here in 1950 from her native Middletown, Ohio. She was a sales clerk for the former Webb's City and a member of St. James United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a nephew, Paul Shartle, Centerville, Ohio; a niece, Eleanor Bertram, Middletown; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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GILCHRIST, THOMAS McBRIDE, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 1992) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Newmilns, Scotland, he came here in 1952 from Evanston, Ill. He was a retired bank teller for Sun Bank, St. Petersburg, and earlier worked for First National Bank. He attended Christ United Methodist Church, was a 30-year member of St. Petersburg Men's Chorus and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. During World War II, he served in the Army. Survivors include two sisters, Jean Richmond, Wynyard, Canada, and Janet C. Gilchrist, Hendersonville, N.C. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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HAAS, JACOB B., 84 of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Humana Hospital-Northside. Born in Danville, Ill., he came here in 1969 from South Bend, Ind., where he was traffic manager for Bendix Corp. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Methodist. Survivors include a son, Robert L., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Gertrude Oswald, South Bend; a sister, Maxine Norkus, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Ferris, San Marino, Calif., and Robert, Arcadia, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

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HEINS, HAROLD H., 80, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (Feb. 9, 1992) at Majestic Towers. Born in Roseville, Mich., he came here in 1972 from Detroit and was a corporate attorney for Standard Oil. In St. Petersburg, he was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Richard, East Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Leila Barnes, Mount Clemens, Mich., and Elvira Toepfer, East Detroit; and five grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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HUGHES, VERA, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 9, 1992) at Colonial Care Center. Born in Yugoslavia, she came here in 1972 from Chicago. Survivors include two nieces in Chicago. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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KELBEL, STEPHEN J., 86, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at St. Anthony's Hospital. A native of Czechoslovakia, he came here in 1972 from New York City and was an aircraft machinist. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and the Epiphany of Our Lord-Ukrainian Catholic Church, both in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Karolina; and a brother, Martin, Czechoslovakia. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

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MATTHEWS, CECELA, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Menorah Manor. Born in Canada, she came here in 1986 from her native Canada. Survivors include a son, Ted, Quebec. Beth David Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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MILLER, WILSON L., 90, of South Pasadena, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 1992) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Cape May, N.J., he came here in 1951 from Rahway, N.J., where he was a dentist for many years. He was a Navy veteran. There are no known survivors. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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REVY, EMERY JAMES "JIM," 98, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Sun Bay Medical Center, St. Petersburg, after a short illness. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he came here in 1976 from North Brunswick, N.J. He was a tool and die maker for Sikorsky Aircraft. He was on the team that built the first practical single-rotor helicopter in the United States; it was first flown in 1939. He was a member of Sunlit Shores Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Julia; a daughter, Lillian Lengyel, Elkton, Md.; a son, Emery Joseph, North Brunswick; a brother, Allison G., Trenton, N.J.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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SMOLTZ, STANLEY A., 85, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (Feb. 9, 1992) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1972 from Cicero, Ill. He was a barber. Survivors include a niece, Gloria Elmore, Flossmoor, Ill.; and a nephew, Robert Kosatka, Chicago. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

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SOFTLEY, AIMEE J., 88, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 1992) at Majestic Towers Health Center. Born in Preston, Ontario, she came here in 1973 from Dearborn, Mich., where she was a member of the Michigan Federation of Music Club. Locally, she was a member of Garden Crest Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Carol Coakley, Suttons Bay, Mich.; and a sister, Dorothy Kingerley, St. Petersburg. John S. Rhodes, West Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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THOMPSON, JACOB, 56, of 1258 Jordan Park St. S, St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here more than 45 years ago from his native, Statesboro, Ga. He was a former heavy equipment driver for Ed Green Paving and Asphalt Co. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a stepdaughter, Theresa Rhaney, St. Petersburg; a sister, Helen Williams, Miami; three brothers, the Rev. Calvin, Cleveland, and Marvin and Robert of St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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TOWNSEND, FORREST K., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Concord, N.H., he moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1982 from New Hampshire and was a hotel manager. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a brother, Paul, Concord, N.Y.; and a sister, Martha French, Phoenix, Ariz. National Cremation Society, Tampa.

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TYSON, MICHAEL DAVID, 29, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Feb. 7, 1992) at home of an aneurysm. Born in Emporia, Kan., he came here in 1979 from Madison, Kan., where he was a member of the United Methodist Church and had attended Madison High School. He finished his senior year at Northeast High School in St. Petersburg. He was a salesman in charge of contractor sales for Home Depot at 1725 34th St. N, where he had worked for five years. He attended New Covenant Church in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of eight years, Bonnie Kaye; his mother and stepfather, Connie and Bob Garrett, Dunedin; his father, Ernest Tyson, Madison; two sisters, Jackie Lou Williams, Emporia, and Barbara Sue King, St. Petersburg; a stepsister, Marilyn Sue DeRosa, Virginia Beach, Va.; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Steen, Emporia; and his maternal grandfather, Clifton Wayne Cole, Eureka, Kan. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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VOGEL, LOIS HODGES, 85, of New York, and formerly of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Feb. 7, 1992) at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, N.Y., after a short illness. Born in Minnesota, she moved to New York in 1986. She was a past matron of Freeport Chapter 586 OES, Baldwin, N.Y., a member of Blim Temple 76, Daughters of the Nile, Tampa, Tahuti Court 44 Ladies Oriental Shrine, St. Petersburg, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem 23, Largo, Pinellas Park Chapter 234 Order of the Eastern Star and honorary life member of the Parents Teachers Association in Albany, N.Y. Survivors include two sons, Glen A. Hodges, Rochester, N.Y., and Robert H. Hodges, Albany, N.Y.; a daughter, Donna J. Campbell, Peterborough, N.H.; a brother, Loren Gilbert, Venice; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

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WEIMER, GLADYS G., 84, of Madeira Beach, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Atlantic City, N.J., she came here in 1980 from Philadelphia. She was a telephone operator with Bell of Pennsylvania. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, St. Petersburg Beach. Survivors include two nephews, John F. Kilgariff, Linwood, N.J., and Joseph C. Kilgariff, Pennsauken, N.J. Raymond M. Hook & Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

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WINGATE, JOSEPH E., 78, of New York City and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Jan. 17, 1992). He came to St. Petersburg in 1919 from his native Camilla, Ga. He was a 1935 graduate of St. Petersburg High School. Survivors include a sister, Montine W. Lane, Sebring. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

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WOODS, GEORGE A., 62, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 10, 1992) at Humana Hospital-St. Petersburg. He came here from his native Pittsburgh, where he was vice president of a supply company. Survivors include his wife, Rita Woods. Beth David Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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