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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

ALI, BEGUM AZIZUNNISA, 58, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Gulf Coast Hospital & Orthopaedic Institute, St. Petersburg. She was born in India. She was a homemaker and Muslim. Survivors include four sons, Mohammed A. Gazi, Clearwater, Mohammed I. Ali, Brooksville, Mohammed Z. Ali, St. Petersburg, and Mohammed I. Ali, Virginia; two daughters, Qammerunnisa Begum and Mahmood A. Begum, both of India; a brother, Mohammed V. Niazi, Pakistan; a sister, Lateefunisa Begum, India; and five grandchildren. F.

T. Blount Homes, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

DWYER, DAVID J. "PETE," 90, of Milford, Ind., formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) in Milford. He moved to Clearwater in 1964 from his native Marion, Ind. He moved from Clearwater to Indiana in 1991. He retired in 1964 as a superintendent from the Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Marion. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, Ind., Knights of Columbus and the Elks. Survivors include a son, Paul D., Warsaw; a brother, Robert, Rutland, Vt.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Ind.

EWEN, VIOLET I., 88, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at Countryside Health Care Center, Clearwater. She was born in New Milford, N.J., and came here in 1985 from Hackensack, N.J. She was a registered nurse and a Presbyterian. Survivors include two daughters, Elsie Ewen, Clearwater, and Phyllis Lambert, Warwick, N.Y.; a sister, Beulah Phillips, Edison, N.J.; and a granddaughter, Suzanne Lambert, Denville, N.J. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

HAVENS, ARTHUR R., 83, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at home. He was born in Van Wert, Ohio, and came here in 1973 from Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors include a son, J. Lee, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Ruth Shaunnessy, Clearwater; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

SCHMIDGALL, HERMANN, 68, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 10, 1993) at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was born in Germany and came here in 1974 from Chicago. He was a jeweler and a master watchmaker. Survivors include his wife, Doris L.; a daughter, Inge Agrifoglio, Crystal Lake, Ill.; a brother, Fritz, Germany; and two grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SORENSEN, EDWIN, 79, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1984 from Abingdon, Va. He worked for Pan American World Airways and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was an elder at Central Presbyterian Church, Summit, N.J., a past president of Northeast Chapter of International Aviation Consultants and a founder and co-chairman of International Aviation Show Symposium. He was a member of Rotary International and American Association of Airport Executives. Survivors include his wife, Jean; a daughter, Karen S. Wilson, Monterey, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

Gulfport

SCHEETZ, MARY V., 82, of Gulfport, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at home. Born in Homestead, Pa., she came here in 1970 from Pittsburgh, where she was a switchboard operator at Gimble's Department Store. In Gulfport, she was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and its women's club. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Ann Rick, Aurora, Colo.; a brother, William Glas, Pittsburgh; three nieces, Margaret Salay, Phylis Yanvovich, and Dorothy Kanyk, all of Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home, Gulfport.

Largo

KOENIG, WILLIAM, 89, of Largo, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at East Bay Nursing Center, Largo. He was born in Goodrich, N.D., and came here in 1967 from Chicago. He worked as a tool and die maker for a farming machine company. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1429, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Grace; a son, William A., Largo; and three sisters, Emma Leichner and Esther Keller, both of North Dakota, and Adeline Roth, California. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday.

Oldsmar

EPTING, KATHRYN LOUISE, 87, of Tampa, formerly of Oldsmar, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at home. She had been a winter resident here since 1983. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Ryan, Tampa, and Marguerite Chadwick, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

Palm Harbor

BERTCH, GRACE E., 89, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor. She was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1976 from Rochester, N.Y. She was a Lutheran and a 50-year member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include a son, Edmund Cornwell, Dunedin; a daughter, Joanne B. Ingersoll, Flowery Branch, Ga.; a brother, Albert F. Eisenhart, Fort Myers; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

BOCK, JOHN K., 93, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (June 10, 1993) at home. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, and came here in 1977 from Beaverdam Lake, N.Y. He was an accountant and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Highland Lakes New England Club, Organ Club and Yacht Club, Survivors include a stepson, Frederick Christensen, Stuart; a sister, Kate Wagner, Hamburg; and a nephew, George Mann, Hudson. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

HINTON, ANNA GUY, 73, of Hampton, Va., formerly of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) in Newport News, Va. She was born in Phoebus, Va., and had been a winter resident here until 1991. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Floanne Hicks, Hampton; four sons, Rosser G., Palm Harbor, Roy C., Midlothian, Va., Ray H., Norfolk, Va., and Hud, Issaquah, Wash.; a sister, Polly M. Perlman, Indialantic; a niece; and 10 grandchildren. R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton, Va.

KURTH, JAMES A., 70, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Bay Tree Nursing Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in Jeannette, Pa., and came here in 1986 from Silver Spring, Md. He was an engineer and worked for the Naval Ordnance Weapons Center. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a Catholic and a member of Highland Lakes Men's Club. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; a son, Randy, Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Sherry Henry, Silver Spring; a brother, John, Greensburg, Pa.; a sister, Elizabeth Kurth, Clearwater; and three grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

SCHUH, ANNA LOUISE, 78, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at home. She was born in Queens County, N.Y., and came here in 1980 from Ozone Park, N.Y. She worked as a secretary and a church organist. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Dunedin, and American Guild of Organists. Survivors include two sisters, Ruth J. Schuh, Palm Harbor, and Helen C. Slade, Holiday; a niece, Carol R. Slade, Fort Myers; and a nephew, William V. Slade, Greenburgh, N.Y. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Pinellas Park

BROPHY, JAMES S., 77, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Northside Hospital. Born in New York City, he came here in 1979 from Franklin Square, N.Y., where he was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Elmer O. Smith Lodge 307, F&AM, Pinellas Park, Egypt Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite, Mainlands Unit 1 Men's Club and Sons of Norway. He belonged to Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Edith; a son, J. Stephen, Burke, Va.; a daughter, Judith M. Stoller, East Amherst, N.Y.; two brothers, William, Charleston, S.C., and Ronald, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Doris Burke, Shirley, N.Y., and Alice Mullen, Charleston; and four grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

TARBOX, DOROTHY P., 68, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Pennsylvania and came here in 1960 from Canton, Pa. Survivors include two sons, William C., Pinellas Park, and Kenneth N., Clearwater; two daughters, Karen Seagert, Pinellas Park, and Kayla Tarbox Held, Tennessee; and 11 grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

Redington Shores

KNOTH, PEGGY A., 58, of Redington Shores, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She came here in 1988 from her native Franklin, N.C. Locally, she attended the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Robert "Bob" K.; a daughter, Cydnee Crabtree, Tampa; her mother, Nobi Solesbee, Franklin; three brothers, John and Bill Solesbee of Franklin, and David Solesbee, Virginia; and three grandsons, Jeffrey, Jonathan and Brett Crabtree, all of Tampa. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

ZILKOWSKI, JOSEPH F., 77, of Seminole, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He was born in Owendale, Mich., and came here in 1959 from Coloma, Mich. He worked 20 years as a service technician for Krauss Air Conditioning, St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His memberships included Blessed Sacrament Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9272, both in Seminole, and Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 111. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Bernice; five daughters, JoAnne Good, Seminole, Phyllis Searles, St. Petersburg, Marilyn Purcell, Port Charlotte, Cheryl Robbins, Orlando, and Janet Turnage, Eau Claire, Mich.; three sisters, Natasha Igert, Port Richey, Stella Keller, St. Joseph, Mich., and Frances Yakel, Benton Harbor, Mich.; and nine grandchildren. Raymond M. Hook & Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

St. Petersburg

CONLAN, VIOLA, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Hospice House of Clearwater. She was born in Washington, D.C., and came here in 1965 from Pennsylvania. A registered nurse, she retired as a captain in the Army Nurse Corps and served during World War II. Locally, she was a volunteer at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

DAVIS, ROSEMARY L., 54, of Falls Church, Va., and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Fairfax (Va.) Hospital. She was born in Weirton, W.Va., and came here from Falls Church. She retired as an Army major after 25 years. Survivors include a sister, Michelle Jessee, St. Petersburg; and a nephew, Jeffrey M. Melby, St. Petersburg. Raymond M. Hook & Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

HARRIS, JAMES C., 43, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at home. Survivors include his mother, Thelma Harris Rogers, and a sister, Betty Clemens, both of California. William Semple Co. Funeral Directors, Tarpon Springs.

LETTAU, DORETTA, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 4, 1993) at St. Anthony's Hospital. William Semple Co. Funeral Directors, Tarpon Springs.

MANNING, ELIZABETH, 90, of Champaign, Ill., and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Americana Health Care Center, Champaign. She came here from her native Urbana, Ill. Locally, she retired as a wholesale meat distributor. A member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, she belonged to Catholic Daughters of America, St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary and Business and Professional Women's Club. Survivors include two sisters, Kathleen Freehill, Bloomington, Ill., and Dorothy M. Lierman, Champaign. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

ROTH, KATHRYN, 94, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at William & Mary Nursing Center. She was born in Germany and came here in 1964 from Mount Ephraim, N.J. She was a secretary for a utility company in Germany. Locally, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include a niece, Elisabeth Uffelmann, Germany. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

STRAWHECKER, SANDRA SILEO, 42, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at St. Anthony's Hospital of cancer. She came here in 1964 from her native Vineland, N.J. A 1969 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School, she worked in the lab office at St. Anthony's Hospital for 12 years. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Robert, a daughter, Tracy Strawhecker, and her mother, Julia Sileo, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Robert J., Tampa; two sisters, Mildred Scavelli and Marlene Garbarino of Vineland; four nieces; and a nephew. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

WOLFSON, FAYE P., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Lithuania and came here in 1967 from Detroit. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Survivors include a son, Saul, and a brother, David Zussman, both of St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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