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Clearwater

ELDERKIN, JOHN D., 60, of Sarasota, formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (June 7, 1993) in Boothbay, Maine. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1962 from Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He owned Holiday Ranch Mobile Home Park and Hillcrest Mobile Home Park, both in Clearwater, and Colonial Mobile Home Park, Venice, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; a son, William "Jed," Falmouth, Maine; two daughters, Laurie Dowling, Sarasota, and Susan Elderkin, East Harpswell, Maine; a sister, Janet Azzoni, Englewood; and four grandchildren. Simmons & Harrington Funeral Home, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

MANN, OTTO, 82, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Central Park Lodge Nursing Center, Clearwater. He was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1970 form Amityville, N.Y. He was a Methodist. His memberships included Acacia High Twelve No. 496, Seminole, Highland Lakes High Twelve, Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, and East Gate Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Lillian; a son, Richard O., Mount Kisco, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Melinda Mann, Brookline, Mass., Susan Whitten, Northborough, Mass., and Carolyn Cunningham, Danbury, Conn.; and a great-grandson. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Dunedin

APOTHEKER, VIOLA M., 87, of Dunedin, died Thursday (June 10, 1993) in Freehold, N.J. She was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1971 from New Jersey. She worked 23 years as a clerk at International Telephone & Telegraph Co., Nutley, N.J. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunedin. Survivors include a nephew, George R. Heim, Freehold; and a niece, Marilyn Heim Linden, Clifton, N.J. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

JEREMIAS, MURIEL STORK, 87, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (June 9, 1993) at Clearwater Community Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1968 from Plymouth Meeting, Pa. She was a registered nurse and a member of German Town Medical Alumni, Philadelphia. Survivors include a son, Carl A., San Jose, Calif.; three granddaughters, Tracy Nols, Clearwater, and Donna Vickers, and Dianne Steuvel, both of New Jersey; and a great-granddaughter, Brie Nols. Curlew Hills Crematory, Palm Harbor.

MENDEL, LAWRENCE F., 86, of Victory, N.Y., formerly of Dunedin, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at home. He was born in Fair Haven, N.Y. He worked at Hood Citrus, Dunedin. He was a member of Crystal Beach Community Church, Crystal Beach. Survivors include a son, Harold D., New York; a daughter, Grace E. Parker, Martville, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

Gulfport

BRUNO, ELEANOR, 73, of Gulfport, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Northside Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, she came here in 1973 from Marine Park, N.Y. Locally, she was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, Catholic Daughters of America Court St. John and Sons of Italy 2427. Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Mary Anne Peterson, Chicago, and Alexa Ross, Atlanta; two sons, John, Alexandria, Va., and Ernest, Great Neck, N.Y.; a sister, Mimi Augello, St. Petersburg Beach; and five grandchildren. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

WOODBURY, WILLIAM H. "WOODIE," 85, of Gulfport, died of cancer Saturday (June 12, 1993) at home. Born in Rahway, N.J., he came here in 1946 from Philadelphia, where he was a golf pro at the Philadelphia Crickett Club from 1928 to 1943. He was manager of Gulfshore Sports Store at Ninth Street and Central Avenue in St. Petersburg from 1946 to 1976. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, where he was an usher in the 11 a.m. Mass for more than 25 years. During World War II, he served in the Army as a heavy equipment operator under Patton's Red Ball Express in the Rhineland, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Central Europe. Among his honors were the Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars. Active in political, social and service organizations, he was a member of the Gulfport Planning and Zoning Board and was active in the Gulfport Senior Citizens Advisory Committee. One of the founders of the Gulfport Little League, he also was an organizer of the Majors Little League of St. Petersburg since 1946. He was a member of the Gulfport Lions Club, serving as chairman and caller of its bingo games and its treasurer for 30 years. He received the Lions Melvin Jones Award. He was co-chairman and caller of the Holy Name Bingo group for more than 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Milldean "Melody"; three daughters, Robin Pearl, Lutz, Sharon Dickey Maxwell, Longwood, and Jessalyn Dickey Folsom, Gulfport; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home, Gulfport.

Largo

HINRICHS, FLORENCE M., 91, of Largo, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She came here in 1979 from her native St. Louis. She was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and a volunteer at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. Survivors include two sons, Donald, Harbor Bluffs, and Russell, St. Louis; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

RICH, MARY DOROTHY, 85, of Largo, died Thursday (June 10, 1993) at Greenville Memorial Medical Center, Greenville, S.C. She came here in 1963 from her native Chicago. She was a proofreader at Check Chart Co., Chicago. Jones-Brashier Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C.

ROBERTS, MARVIN SCOTT, 65, of Largo, died Wednesday (June 9, 1993) at Southern Hills Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. He came here several years ago from his native Tampa. He worked for the Gulfport public works department. He was a co-manager of Florida Trailer Storage, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Lola; a son, Marvin J., St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren, James S. Roberts, Heather Roberts and Holly Roberts, all of St. Petersburg. Woodbine Funeral Home, Nashville, Tenn.

Oldsmar

GUENTHER, PATTI, 47, of Oldsmar, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at home. She came here in 1973 from her native Clinton, Mass. She owned Patti's Distinctive Designs flower shops, Palm Harbor and Oldsmar. She attended St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. She was a volunteer at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, and a member of East Lake Woodlands Country Club and its women's golf association. Survivors include her husband, Nyle; a stepson, David Guenther, Florida; a stepdaughter, Colleen Brassfield, Towanda, Pa.; her mother, Emma Pupecki, Clinton; a brother, Bill Pupecki, Clinton; a sister, Rosalie Dorazio, Clinton; and two step-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Palm Harbor

BARNARD, GERTRUDE L., 65, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at home. She was born in Allegheny, Pa., and came here in 1967 from Pittsburgh. She worked as a server at St. Mark's Village, Palm Harbor. She was a Roman Catholic. Survivors include a son, Lloyd M., Lake City; a daughter, Mary Barnard, Palm Harbor; a brother, A.

S. Michaels, Fayetteville, N.C.; and five sisters, Bertha Chiodo, Elizabeth Bosko, and Mary Visokay, all of Pittsburgh, Anna Hostutler, Hutchinson, Kan., and Evelyn Tener, Homestead, Pa. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

Pinellas Park

KAISER, OPAL M., 83, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (June 10, 1993) at Metropolitan General Hospital, Pinellas Park. Born in Grantsburg, Wis., she came here in 1970 from Racine, Wis. She was a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, William, Austin, Texas, and Thomas, Racine; and five grandchildren. All Faiths Funeral Home and Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg

BARRETT, HELEN SIMON, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Lawrence, Mass., she came here in 1962 from Andover, Mass., and was an interviewer and field inspector for the state of Massachusetts. Locally, she was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include three nieces, Dr. Kathryn A. McCarthy, Cambridge, Mass., Theresa Greenlaw, Severna Park, Md., and Emily Simon Hall, Methuen, Mass.; and two nephews, Joseph A. McCarthy, East Orleans, Mass., and Fred Simon, Salem, N.H. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

GOOD, B. FAY, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 10,1993) at Gulfport Convalescent Center. Born in Luray, Va., she came here in 1973 from District Heights, Md. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Cleo V. Farr and Margaret J. Osborne; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

LARSON, CARL L., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1961 from his native Hammond, Wis., where he was co-owner of J. Larson & Sons Farm Implement Dealers for 45 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; two brothers, Willoughby, Brainerd, Minn., and John, Hammond; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

LOEHR, CLARENCE B., 94, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 8, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1968 from his native Quincy, Ill., where he was a tailor, salesman for Prudential Insurance Co. for 20 years and a real estate salesman for Perry Real Estate for 14 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 39 for 56 years and American Legion Post 37. During World War I, he served in the Navy on the battleship Kansas. In St. Petersburg, he was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ for 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Alice L.; two stepdaughters, Connie Gray, Bronx, N.Y., and Gladys Ehrhand, Sarasota; and a granddaughter, Christine Kyte, Sarasota. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

MANGRAM, ANNIE RUTH, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Adel, Ga., she came here in 1950 from Lakeland and was a laundry worker. She was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Ella Mae Varner and Rutha Mae Sanders, and a companion, Stonewall Byron, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Arthur Lee Roberts, and two sisters, Frances Walker and Katie Lou Willis, all of Miami; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

MORRIS, BEATRICE, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Newton, Ga., she came here in 1960 from Thomasville, Ga. She was a member of Grace Mary Missionary Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, where she served as Mother of the church. Survivors include two sons, Johnnie Morris and Dennis Spann of St. Petersburg; four daughters, Laura Facyson, Veola Wisdom and Emma Walker, all of St. Petersburg, and Lillie Mae Mitchell, Philadelphia; a sister, Betty Anderson, Newark, N.J.; 46 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

REDISH, STEPHEN, 71, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 12, 1993). He came here in 1954 from his native Weirton, W.

Va. He retired as an outboard mechanic for Johns Pass Marina and was a member of Central Christian Church. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a submarine tender in the South Pacific and a member of VFW Pinellas Park Post 4364 and DAV Sunshine City Post 9. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Dorothy Vance; two daughters, Deborah Vance and Dorothy Bowman of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Charles and George of Weirton, and Michael, Fort Lauderdale; four sisters, Mary Kuzma, Kate Mohnacky and Sophia Olenick, all of Weirton, and Ann Criss, Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Christopher Kuss, and Johnny and Stephen Bowman, all of St. Petersburg. John S. Rhodes, West Chapel, St. Petersburg.

REYNOLDS, WILLIAM C., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at home. Born in Gadsden, Ala., he came here in 1990 from Clewiston. He was a school bus driver. Survivors include four daughters, Linda Johnson and Nancy Ledbetter of St. Petersburg, Patricia Walker, Pensacola, and Connie West, Belle Glade; three brothers, Johnny, Arcadia, Elbert, Clewiston, and Clyde, Glencoe, Ala.; a companion, Virginia Van Hoose, St. Petersburg; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

FOX, IRIS ELMA, 84, of Seminole, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at University General Hospital, Seminole. She was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1970 from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She was a piano and organ teacher and a member of Miller Avenue Evangelical and Reformed Church, Akron. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Ganyu, Seminole, and Barbara Jean Syx, Canfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-grandson. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

Treasure Island

TAFT, JESSE WARREN, 67, of Treasure Island, died Monday (May 31, 1993)in Putignano, Italy. Born in Gillette, Wyo., he came here in 1974 from Dayton, Ohio. He was employed by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. He was a member of Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club, Club Corps of America and Phi Beta Kappa. He was a graduate of University of Southern California, George Washington University and National War College, Washington, D.C., and University of Dayton. A retired Navy captain, he commanded the aircraft carrier Forrestal and was a commander of NERTZ, Photo Intelligence Command, in Suitland, Md., where he retired in 1970. Survivors include his wife, Theresa "Terri"; a son, Robert, Orlando; two daughters, Vicki Anderson, Manassas, Va.; and Sheila Kelle, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Emmett R., Santa Clara, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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