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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

WELCH, EDITH E., 86, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Rockford, Ill., and came here in 1955 from Janesville, Wis. She was a journalist for the Janesville Gazette newspaper and worked for Parker Pen Co., Janesville. She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Clearwater. Survivors include a nephew, Leon McCabe, Janesville; two nieces; and several great-nieces. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

WILKE, WILLIAM, 62, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at home. He was born in Chicago and came here several years ago from Elmhurst, Ill. He was a masonry contractor. Survivors include a brother, Richard, Wheaton, Ill. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

Dunedin

GRIOUX, HELEN K., 86, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at home. She was born in Southbridge, Mass., and came here in 1965 from Frederick, Md. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunedin. Survivors include a daughter, Judith Berry, Southbridge; a stepson, Joseph A. Giroux Jr., Oakton, Va.; two stepdaughters, Patricia Botvin, Newport, R.I., and Margaret Janikies, East Greenwich, R.I.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

WICKS, ANNABEL G., 83, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Spanish Gardens Nursing Center, Dunedin. She came here in 1973 from her native Chicago. She was a dietitian and a Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband, Cyril; a daughter, Phyllis Ann Lake, Holiday; two sisters, Edith Kraas, Arizona, and Joan Fraser, Texas; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

Largo

HARGREAVES, WILLIAM E., 78, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at home. He was born in Bolton, England, and came here in 1972 from Rochester, N.Y. He worked as a maintenance foreman for Eastman Kodak, Rochester. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary; a son, William C., Largo; a daughter, Marge Callan, Rochester; a sister, Arlene Norton, Fayetteville, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

JOHNSON, LILLIAN O., 80, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Clearwater Community Hospital. She came here in 1976 from her native Boston. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include her husband, Elmer T.; a son, Howard, Bolinas, Calif.; two daughters, Nancy Anderson, Colchester, Conn., and Beverly Krainin, Dedham, Mass.; a sister, Alice Kent, Needham, Mass.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

TOUCHTON, WILBUR, 42, of Largo, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came here in 1956 from his native Live Oak. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; three daughters, Vivian Maynes, Ruth Touchton and Melinda Touchton, all of Largo; his father, Tommie Touchton, Clearwater; five brothers, Calvin Touchton, Allen Touchton and Marvin Rowe, all of Inglis, Harvey Touchton, Georgia, and David Biddle, Tallahassee; and six sisters, Betty Davis, Inglis, Shirley Price and Barbara Price, both of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., Ruth Heckman, Vero Beach, Charlotte Thompson, Cottonwood, Ala., and Brenda Norcross, Ocala. Atlantis Cremation Services, Indian Rocks Beach.

Palm Harbor

WALKER, MILDRED G., 83, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. She was born in Homosassa and came to Pinellas County in 1922. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Rainbow Girls and a charter member of First Baptist Church of Ozona-Palm Harbor. Survivors include two sons, Henry, Marietta, Ga., and Donald, Las Vegas; a brother, William Black, Largo; a sister, Louise G. King, Palm Harbor; several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

Seminole

COCHRAN, JOHN I., 89, of Seminole, died Wednesday (June 9, 1993) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and came here in 1977 from Ocean Grove, N.J. He was a hotel owner and a Presbyterian. Survivors include a stepson, Edward Welch, Clifton, N.J. National Cremation Society, Largo.

GRANATA, CHARLES H., 90, of Southern Pines, N.C., formerly of Seminole, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) in Southern Pines. He moved to Seminole in 1965 from his native Rochester, N.Y. He moved to Southern Pines in 1990. He was a dog trainer and handler in New York and owned V. Granata & Sons Hardware Store. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Anna; a daughter, Marian Adams, Pinehurst, N.C.; a sister, Sarah Falcone, Colchester, Conn.; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey Adams, Eastwood, N.C., and Christine Oakes, Tampa. National Cremation Society, Largo.

MILLER, EDWARD PAUL, 85, of Seminole, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1971 from Elmwood Park, Ill. He worked 41 years as a driver for a wholesale bakery. He was a Catholic and a member of Moose Lodge 1030, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Nora A.; a daughter, Nancy A. Fletcher, Marietta, Ga.; a nephew, Robert Geis; three grandsons, Michael Fletcher, Marietta, Richard Fletcher and Kenneth Fletcher, both of Livonia, Mich.; and four great-grandchildren. Christian Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg

ALDEN, HELEN T., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Suncoast Manor Health Center. Born in Adamsville, Ohio, she came here in 1965 from Pittsburgh, where she was a high school art and music teacher. She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Survivors include a nephew, Joe D. Tritipo, Athens, Ohio; and a cousin, William O. Roland, Seven Lakes, N.C. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

ALLEN, DOROTHY, 47, of 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. in Hillsborough County. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Henry and Mamie Watkins of St. Petersburg; six sisters, Ernestine Bush, Patricia Williams, Darlene Fairfax, and Angelique and Dina Watkins, all of St. Petersburg, and Valeria Smith, Los Angeles; and three brothers, her twin, Donald Lumpkins, Neptune, N.J., and Henry Jr. and Darryl Watkins, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

EVANS, 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 grand nephew; and three grand nieces. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

FEENEY, CATHERINE E., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., and came here in 1972 from Dallas. She was a former secretary at Home Insurance Co. of New York. In St. Petersburg, she was a member of Church of the Transfiguration. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

FRENDZEL, EDWARD H., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at the Alhambra. He was born in East Pittsburgh, Pa., and came here in 1973 from North Braddock, Pa. He was a merchant marine seaman for more than 20 years. Survivors include a brother, Otto C., and a sister, Eleanor Frendzel, both of St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

LEATHERMAN, DANIEL C., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 11, 1993) at Northside Hospital. Born in Seattle, he came here in 1967 from Miami and was a machinist. Locally, he was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Daniel LaMantain Leatherman, Perris, Calif., and John LaMantain, Diamond Bar, Calif.; a brother, John Best, Richmond, Calif.; two sisters, Patricia Dornan, Fort Lauderdale, and Margaret Moore, Tustin, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. All Faiths Funeral Home & Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

MacARTHUR, LESTER STANLEY, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 14, 1993) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here in 1965 from his native Waltham, Mass., where he owned and operated MacArthur Music Co. A graduate of Longy School of Music in Boston, with a major in baritone and French horns, he was a school music director for several years in Massachusetts. He was also a former leader of the Lexington (Mass.) Concert Band and Arlington (Mass.) American Legion Marine Band. Locally, he was director of Sunshine Wind Ensemble, playing at local events, senior citizens halls and nursing homes. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Atlantic on a mine sweeper. Survivors include his wife, Laurie E.; two daughters, Sabra M. Beahn, St. Petersburg, and Lauren M. Goodwin, West Paris, Maine, and Georgetown, Del.; a son, Leith C., Cranston, R.I.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Richard E. Sorensen, Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

MAIER, KATHLEEN O., 72, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here in 1972 from Union, N.J., where she was librarian at Newark State College, now Kean College. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, William C.; a son, William C. Jr., Doraville, Ga.; a daughter, Audrey L. Magin, Largo; a sister, Dorothy Riggio, Somerset, Va.; three grandchildren; and 14 nieces and nephews. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

MILLER, MARY L. WOODS, 98, of 2708 14th St. S, St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Valdosta, Ga., and came here in 1945 from Miami. A member of Greater Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, she served as church Mother and sang in Choirs 1 and 2. Survivors include three daughters, Avanel Patterson, Hazel Williams and Eloise Mullan, all of St. Petersburg; a son, Norvell Morehead, Lakeland, Ga.; six sisters, Carrie Lou Graham, Sophia Mae Woods, Genesie Woods, Heneretta Ervin and Armettia and Fronnie Woods, and two brothers, Eulie and William Woods, all of Valdosta; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

RICHARDS, GENEVIEVE M., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Gulf Coast Hospital & Orthopaedic Institute. She was born in Vandergrift, Pa., and came here in 1958 from China Lake, Calif. She was a Presbyterian. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl McCorkle, Naples; a son, Dick, NATO Air Base, Geilenkirchen, Germany; three sisters, Lucille Gehrke, St. Petersburg, Eleanor Erdei, Salt Lake City, and Helen Kosowski, Blasdell, N.Y.; a brother, Donald Davis, Ocala; and four grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SAVAGE, SUSAN M., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at home. She was born in Collinsville, Ala., and came here in 1971 from San Jose, Calif. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Steven and Donald E. Jones, Greenville, S.C.; three daughters, Gwen Ball, Pinellas Park, Linda Mattson, Panama City, and Diann Dourthy, Pensacola; four brothers, John N. and Ordinal L. Cole, Boaz, Ala., and Dorthan J. and Robert Cole, Gadsden, Ala.; two sisters, Eloise Locke, Largo, and Louise Watson, Hudson; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

UTZINGER, CHARLES W., 83, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Edward White Hospital. He came here in 1972 from his native Norwalk, Conn., where he was a mechanical/electrical assembler at Perkin-Elmer Corp. Survivors include his wife, Aline; three daughters, Charlene Taylor, Hampton, Ga., Linda Dew, Auburn, Calif., and Kathie Spahr, Dade City; a sister, Ada DeBoer, Norwalk; and four grandchildren. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

WILLIAMS, EDDIE, 58, of LaGrange, Ga., and a visitor to St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Northside Hospital. A native of LaGrange, he came here last week to attend his son's wedding and became fatally ill. In LaGrange, he was a member of Threat Grove Baptist Church and Sons of LaGrange Lodge 537, F & A M. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Hattie M.; three sons, Eddie F. II, La Grange, Frederick R., Clearwater, and Gerald G., Atlanta; three daughters, Cassandra M. Crum, Lithonia, Ga., Vickie L. Freedmon, LaGrange, and Andrea D. Lester, St. Petersburg; three brothers, Amos, Montgomery, Ala., Horace, LaGrange, and Henry, Decatur, Ga.; six sisters, Annie Lue Williams, Ruth Middlebooks, Ethel B. Wilson and Shirley Williams, all of Atlanta, Christine Dunson, LaGrange, and Martha Philpot, St. Petersburg; and eight grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

South Pasadena

ERDMAN, ELSIE H., 91, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Morningside Sanatorium. She came here in 1970 from her native Chicago, where she retired as a secretary. She was a Christian Scientist. Survivors include a cousin, Vera Unverzagt, Largo. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

Tarpon Springs

KLOSS, SEANNA LYNN, 23, of Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (June 9, 1993) in Kitzingen, Germany. She came to this area in 1989 from her native Wheeling, W.Va., and moved to Tarpon Springs three months ago. She was an Army specialist stationed with the 212th Military Police Company in Kitzingen. She was a Methodist. Survivors include her mother, Connie J. Kloss, Tarpon Springs; her father, John D. Kloss, Wheeling; a brother, Nathan Kloss, Tarpon Springs; two sisters, Christy R. Kloss and Eva Mae Smith, both of Tarpon Springs; paternal grandparents, James and Norma Kloss, Wheeling; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Leona Mituzas, Wheeling; and paternal great-grandfather, Roy Kloss, Wheeling. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

O'CONNOR, THOMAS J., 79, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1979 from Angola, N.Y. He worked 30 years as an administrative officer at the Pittsburgh Veterans Administration and 10 years at the Pennsylvania State Department. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Catholic and a member of Tarpon Springs Golf Club. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three daughters, Erin O'Connor, Seattle, Margaret O'Connor, Arlington, Wash., and Jane O'Connor, Austin, Texas; three stepchildren; four brothers, William, John, Francis and James, all of Pittsburgh; four sisters, Rosemary Mahoney, Lincoln, Neb., Rita Fallon and Florence Hall, both of Pittsburgh, and Jean Beattie, Birmingham, Ala.; and eight grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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