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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

DIETZ, JESSIE, 75, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1970 from Cloverhill, N.J. She was a Protestant and a member of Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Millard; four sons, Millard Jr., Howard and Robert, all of Clearwater, and Richard, Conroe, Texas; a daughter, Diane Whitcher, Clearwater; and seven grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

GINSBERG, MOLLIE, 88, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. She was born in Romania and came here in 1981 from Buffalo, N.Y. She was a member of Golda Meir Center, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Sheldon, Clearwater; and two grandchildren, Barrett Ginsberg and Dana Ginsberg, both of Clearwater. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

GOYER, GENEVIEVE F. "JANE," 99, of Worcester, Mass., formerly of Clearwater, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at home. She was born in Worcester and was a winter resident here for 25 years. She wrote poetry and feature stories for several magazines and her novel So Dear to My Heart was published three years ago. She was a life member of National League of American Pen Women and a member of its Clearwater branch and the Worcester Poetry Association. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women. Survivors include a son, David V., Somerset, Mass.; two daughters, Jacqueline D. Hitchcock, Sterling, Mass., and Frances M. Milstead, West Boylston, Mass.; two brothers, Edgar Fournier, Shrewsbury, Mass., and Frederick Fournier, Worcester; a sister, Beatrice M. Strandberg, Worcester; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Caswell-King Funeral Directors, Holden, Mass.

HEISLER, RUBY H., 86, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at home. She came here in 1925 from her native Montezuma, Ga. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Largo. Survivors include four sons, William E. and James E., both of Clearwater, Herbert H., Safety Harbor, and John G., Homosassa; two daughters, Amy Leff, Clearwater, and Mary Jewett, Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Florence C. Jones, Clearwater; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

MULLENS, GEORGE E., 87, of Clearwater, died of lung cancer Saturday (June 12, 1993) in St. Charles, Ill. He was born in Orleans, Ill. He worked for Harry Davis Molding Co., Chicago. Survivors include a son, Tony, St. Charles; two sisters; two brothers, Andrew, Jacksonville, and William, Springfield, Ill.; a niece and nephew; and three grandchildren. Norris Funeral Home, St. Charles, Ill.

NORINSKY, EVA A., 90, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. She was born in Russia and came here in 1972 from Newburg, N.Y. She was Jewish. Survivors include two sons, Marvin, Vallejo, Calif., and Sidney, Long Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

STRUBLE, RONALD R., 37, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1991 from his native Hackettstown, N.J. He was a member of Elks Lodge 2331, Hackettstown. Survivors include his parents, Robert F. and Roberta Struble, Clearwater; two brothers, David R., Coral Springs, and Robert C., Hackettstown; maternal grandmother, Martha Hendershot, Oxford, N.J.; four nieces; and a companion, Karen Wiseman, Clearwater. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater..

TACKETT, JEFFERY W., 28, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) in Belleair at the scene of a shooting where he had arrested a burglary suspect. He came here in 1973 from his native Marion, Ind. He was a Belleair police officer and had been with the department for nearly five years. Before that, he worked a year as a Tarpon Springs police officer. He was a 1983 graduate of Largo High School and a graduate of the Pinellas County Police Academy. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo. He was a Police Benevolent Association board member and Belleair Police Department representative. Survivors include his wife, Alice M.; a brother, Kenneth E. Tackett, Elgin, Ill.; his mother, Fredia Warren Tackett, Largo; his father, Bobby Ray Tackett, Lusby, Md.; paternal grandmother, Artie McCormick, Palm Harbor; and maternal grandfather, Nesbitt Warren, Marion. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

WAGNER, ELEANOR P., 67, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in St. Joseph, Mo., and came here in 1944 from New York. She was a Catholic. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Gulfport

SKORNIAKOV, VICTOR, 81, of Gulfport, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Poland, he came here in 1982 from New York, where he was a printer for a publishing company. He attended St. Andrews Russian Orthodox Church. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home, Gulfport.

Largo

HAWKINSON, DURWOOD KEEHR, 73, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Largo, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) in Reno. He was born in Saskatchewan and moved from Largo to Reno in 1986. He was an insurance agent and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; a daughter, Debra Davis, Largo; his mother, Della Hayes, Largo; two brothers, James, Largo, and Evan, Minneapolis; a sister, Vera Hawkinson-Dahl-Larsen, Minneapolis; and a grandchild. O'Brien-Rogers & Crosby Funeral Home, Reno, Nev.

WALWORTH, WILLIAM F., 68, of Largo, died Monday (June 7, 1993) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Groveville, N.J., and came here in 1990 from Mystic Islands, N.J. He worked as a plant manager for Hooker Chemical, Burlington, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Angela; two daughters, Susan Reed, Madeira Beach, and Patricia Gilbert, Oakland, Ark.; a son, Michael, Johns Island, S.C.; and five grandchildren. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

Palm Harbor

HURAK, ANTHONY "TONY," 69, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in Castalia, Ohio, and came here in 1978 from South Bend, Ind. He worked 31 years for Montgomery Ward & Co. and retired in 1982. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and a 1946 graduate of Ohio State University. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Rosemary; three sons, Thomas, Palm Harbor, James, Englewood, Ohio, and John, Lexington, Ky.; three brothers, Joseph A. Hurak and Louis J. Orshoski, both of Sandusky, Ohio, and Steve Hurak, Indiana; three sisters, Ann Daigle, Houston, Helen Hessler, Sandusky, and Betty Olson, Cleveland; several nieces and nephews; and eight grandchildren. Groff Funeral Homes, Perkins Chapel, Sandusky, Ohio.

THOMAS, NICHOLAS, infant, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. Survivors include his mother, Melissa Ann Thomas, Palm Harbor; maternal grandparents, Stuart and Sandra Trawinski, Palm Harbor; and maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Dorothy Smith, Bradenton. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.

Pinellas Park

SEIBEL, THERESA PATTI, 81, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, Wis. She was born in Sheldon, Iowa, and was a supervising instructor at Constance Beauty School, Oshkosh, Wis., for 10 years. She was a 35-year member of the Wisconsin Cosmetology Association and active in many social groups at the Mainlands. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac. Survivors include her husband, Robert A.; two sons, Richard Patti, Greendale, Wis., and Daniel Patti, West Allis, Wis.; a daughter, Gerri Raddatz, Oshkosh; two stepdaughters, Mary Jo Seibel, Sheboygan, Wis., and Patricia Miller, Augusta, Ga.; a stepson, Robert E. Seibel, Floyd, Va.; nine brothers; three sisters; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, Fond du Lac, Wis.

St. Petersburg

ALLEN, DOROTHY, 47, of 942 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at home. A native of St. Petersburg, she lived in Tampa 25 years before returning here last year. She was a custodian for American Building Maintenance Co., Hillsborough County. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Henry and Mamie Watkins, St. Petersburg; six sisters, Darlene Fairfex, Patricia Williams, Ernestine Bush, and Angelique and Dina Watkins, all of St. Petersburg, and Valeria Smith, Los Angeles; and three brothers, her twin, Donald Watkins, Neptune, N.J., and Henry Jr. and Darry Harris, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BARRY, JOSEPH W., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he came here in 1982 from Springfield, Mass., where he was a driver for Easco Tool Co. for 27 years. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II in the European and African campaigns. Survivors include his wife, Mary E.; two daughters, Marybeth Bergeron, Longmeadow, Mass., and Sheila Peters, Ware, Mass.; a sister, Katherine Leydon, Springfield; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

BIGGS, DESMOND L., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here in 1953 from his native Des Moines, Iowa. He was a former meat cutter at the Winn-Dixie Store at 34th Street and 22nd Avenue N. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

CONLIN, SARAH R., 98, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993). She came here in 1925 from her native New York City. Beginning in 1937, she was co-owner and operator of the Lighthouse Restaurant, St. Petersburg, retiring at age 77. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include a son, Ken B. Jr., Williston; a sister, Alice Russell, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

EVANO, EUGENE M. "GENE," 72, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at home. He was born in Falmouth, Mass., and came here in 1956 from New York. He retired as a ticket agent from Eastern Airlines and also worked at Hertz Rent-A-Car. He was a member of Eastern Airlines Retirement Club. Survivors include a sister, Lorraine Willoughby, St. Petersburg; a niece, Patricia Gordon, Clearwater; a nephew, Eugene Misner, Tampa; a grandnephew; and three grandnieces. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

FAUVRE, MAURYNE S., of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at home. She was born in Texas and came here in 1952 from Decatur, Ill. She was a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, the Bath Club, Museum of Fine Arts and All Children's Hospital Guild. She belonged to First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a grandniece, Jennifer Christ, St. Petersburg. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

FULLER, DOROTHY M., 72, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Lawrence, Mass., she came here in 1982 from Methuen, Mass., where she was a former member of Gill Avenue Associates. Survivors include two sons, William III and James, Kauai, Hawaii; two daughters, Patricia Tanguay, Largo, and Kathleen Laliberte, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Cyril Lemay, Methuen, and Walter Lemay, Manchester, Mass.; two sisters, Mary Beaumont, Methuen, and Genevieve Ritchie, Kingston, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.

GARBETT, ESTHER ELIZABETH, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Whitehall, N.Y., and came here in 1967 from Hawthorne, N.J. She was assistant manager of a golf course in New Jersey. She was a Methodist. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

GOYETTE, ALBERT J., 98, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Cohoes, N.Y., and came here in 1965. He was a former salesman in the wholesale grocery industry and a member of the Bath Club. Survivors include his wife, Edna; three nieces, Alice Jacobson and Rhoda Goyette, New York, and Betty Berke, New Jersey; and two nephews, Alfred Saunders, New Jersey, and Jeffry Berke, North Carolina. Mathews-Palms Memorial Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

HELLYER, DOROTHY MAE, 61, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was a native of St. Petersburg and a homemaker. She was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Harlan; and a son, Douglas, her mother, E. Louise Vandervort, and two grandchildren, Carrie Ann and Kimberly Mae Hellyer, all of St. Petersburg. All Faiths Funeral Home & Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

LAURIAULT, MELVA J., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Gulf Coast Hospital & Orthopaedic Institute. She was born in Utah and came here in 1982 from Las Vegas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia C. Scholle, Somis, Calif.; two sisters, Goldie Fostie, Idaho, and Mauranda Delcoro, California; three granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

LUTTINEN, NAOMI M., 76, of Tampa and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Brian Center, Tampa. Born in Millville, she lived here before moving to Tampa in 1944. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and worked in several nursing homes and hospitals. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 424 and the Church of God in Tampa. Survivors include a son, Otis Baker, Napa, Idaho; a daughter, Violet Luttinen, Tennessee; a sister, Helen Schenk, Tampa; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. C.

E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

McARTHUR, DONALD, 68, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at North Horizon Health Care Center. He was born in Montreal and came here in 1971 from Canada. He was a carpenter for many years for various construction companies in Canada and St. Petersburg. He was a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the Canadian Legion. Locally, he was a member of the Moose and Elks lodges. Survivors include his wife, Marie A.; two brothers, Gordon, Canada, and Norman, Canada and Florida; and many nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

McCRAY, HELEN, 65, of 4024 11th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Edward White Hospital. A native of St. Petersburg, she was a member of Northwest Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Arthur, a son, Ray Brown, and a sister, Wilma Green, all of St. Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

McLEAN, WILLIAM, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at home. He came here in 1970 from his native New York City. He was a postal worker. A veteran of World War II, he was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6827 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 91. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Eileen; a daughter, Carol Grant, New York; six stepchildren; and three grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

MUELLER, MARION J., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She came here in 1952 from her native Long Island, N.Y., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Earl, St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

RAINEY, DAVID, 88, of 800 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at home. He was born in Timmonsville, Ga., and came here in 1973 from Jersey City, N.J. He was a former truck driver and a self-employed tailor. Survivors include four brothers, Walter and the Rev. Martin, St. Petersburg, William, San Bernadino, Calif., and Simeon, San Diego; and a niece and several nephews. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SAFFORD, JAMES SR., 69, of 1440 13th St. S, St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1946 from his native Millen, Ga. He retired as maintenance supervisor in 1992 from Grayline Bus Tours after 46 years. He was a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee; four daughters, Lillie B. Bell, Mary A. Parker, Laura Safford and Rosalyn Hill, and a son, James Safford Jr., all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Robert Sr., Augusta, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SMITH, DONALD J., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at home. He came here in 1958 from his native Springfield, Ill. In St. Petersburg, he was owner/operator of Bayside Body Shop for 19 years and was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy; a son, William, St. Petersburg; a brother, Allen, Ruskin; a sister, Mary Lou Lauchner, Springfield; and a grandson, Neil Smith, Hendersonville, Tenn. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

WILSON, AMY E., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at home. She was born in Bell and came here in 1983 from Tallahassee. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include a son, Fredrick F., Atlanta; a brother, James M. Everett Jr., Redington Shores; and two sisters, Helen Stevenson, North Carolina, and Marian Everett, Texas. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

YARBROUGH, LEILA B., 97, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at home. She came here in 1914 from her native Durant, Okla. She was a Methodist. Survivors include a son, William C., San Francisco; and a niece, Jane Surratt, Linden, Texas. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

DENMAN, EDNA H., 99, of Seminole, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo. She was born in Chatham, N.J., and came here in 1957 from Madison, N.J. She was a homemaker, a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole, and a past matron of Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, William R., Largo; a daughter, Rose E. Hay, Largo; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

VANEK, WILLIAM J. "BILL," 70, of Seminole, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He came here in 1976 from his native Bridgeport, Conn. He was a fire captain with the Bridgeport Fire Department. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Therese's Catholic Church-Byzantine Rite, St. Petersburg, Retired Policemen's and Firemen's Association, Bridgeport, and the Elks. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Evelyn K.; a sister, Rose Filakousky, Trumbull, Conn.; two nieces; and a nephew. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Treasure Island

BIHN, GEORGE F. JR., 85, of Paradise Island Towers, Treasure Island, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He came here in 1976 from his native Philadelphia. He was a retired building supply salesman and an Army veteran of World War II. Locally, he was a member of Gulfbeach Lodge 291, F&AM, Madeira Beach, York Rite Bodies, St. Petersburg, Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Holiday Isles Shrine Club and Treasure Island Action Club. He belonged to Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Edna; a son, George F. III, Blue Bell, Pa.; a brother, Robert H., Erdenheim, Pa.; and two grandchildren, George F. IV, and Elizabeth Wells Bihn. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

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