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METCALF, WALTER B., 75, of Belleair and Long Grove, Ill., died Thursday (June 17, 1993) in Barrington, Ill. He was born in Chicago and had been a winter resident here for several years. He was a chairman of the board at Retail Steel Sales and Family Holding Co., both in Illinois. His memberships included Rotary International, Kiwanis International, American Lung Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Park Ridge Masonic Lodge and Shriners. He served as a deacon and an elder at First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Ill. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Shirley Louise; four sons, Parker R., Clearwater, Walter B. III, Long Grove, Jonathan P., La Grange Highlands, Ill., and Thomas W., Tucson, Ariz.; five daughters, Patricia L. Kelly, Lutz, Cynthia A. Metcalf, Murray, Utah, Janette A. Scheer, Western Springs, Ill., Suzanne M. Niedrich, Hawthorn Woods, Ill., and Mary E. Metcalf, Edgerton, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren. Stirlen Pieper Funeral Home, Barrington, Ill.

Belleair Bluffs

HUBBELL, CLIFFORD L., 94, of Belleair Bluffs, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Bruce Manor Nursing Home, Clearwater. He was born in Delaware, Ohio, and came here in 1947 from Takoma Park, Md. He was a real estate and insurance broker and a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Gerald B.; two granddaughters, Melissa Hubbell Davis, Clearwater, and Melinda Hubbell Ferm, Belleair Bluffs; a grandson, Gerald C. Hubbell, Belleair Bluffs; and two great-grandsons. Hubbell Funeral Homes, Belleair Bluffs.


HART, HELENE DESIRE, 87, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at home. She was born in Newmanstown, Pa., and came here in 1953 from Old Westbury, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Humane Society of North Pinellas, Clearwater, and Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Indian Shores. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, John Cyril "Cy"; a son, Peter, Clearwater; a daughter, Marjery Hart, Clearwater; a granddaughter, Helen Desire Osman, Matthews, N.C.; a great-grandson, Matthew Osman, Matthews; and a great-granddaughter, Lacey Osman, Matthews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

MOLT, FLORENCE B., 88, of Clearwater, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) in Clearwater. She was born in Neenah, Wis., and came here in 1969 from Chicago. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Largo. Survivors include a son, John F., Carmel, Ind.; a brother, John Bylow, Neenah; two sisters, Lydia Darnold, Largo, and Jeanette B. George, Enumclaw, Wash.; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

MOORE, MOSES N., 77, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1919 from his native Boston, Ga. He was a police officer in Clearwater and Dunedin and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Kathriene; two sons, Aaron, Clearwater, and Moses Jr., Tempe, Ariz.; three daughters, Margie Saunders, Clearwater, Katherine Lewis, Tampa, and Idella Gudger, Norwalk, Conn.; a brother, Albert, Clearwater; three sisters, Emma Spencer, Clearwater, and Jennie Cannon and Florence Franklin, both of Newark, N.J.; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

VIGNA, CONSTANCE V., 82, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at home. She was born in Danvers, Mass., and came here two years ago from Warsaw, Ind. She was a homemaker, a volunteer for 19 years at Methodist Hospital, Gary, Ind., and a member of Assemblies of God, Dunedin. Survivors include her husband, Anthony; two daughters, Jean DeGaetano, Warsaw, Ind., and Mary Ann Olkoski, Hobart, Ind.; two sons, David, Portage, Ind., and Norman, La Habra, Calif.; two brothers, David Wight, Berlin, Mass., and Norman Wight, Meriden, Conn.; a sister, Jean Endresen, Montana; several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.


LATHAM, CLAIR S., 82, of Dunedin, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Spanish Gardens Nursing and Convalescent Center, Dunedin. He was born in Kenton, Ohio, and came here last year from Eustis. He worked as a mechanic at the Department of Corrections, Marion, Ohio. He attended Hopewell Church, Harden County, Ohio. He was a 55-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Kenton. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mae; a son, Clair S. Jr., Kenton; a daughter, Marilyn Muir, Safety Harbor; five grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Kenneth City

CALLACE, MARIE GRACE, 35, of Kenneth City, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here two months ago from Queens, N.Y., where she was a waitress. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Leonard Harry Callace Jr., Kenneth City; three brothers, Kenneth Hossley, Pinellas Park, Joseph Dellarotta, Virginia Beach, Va., and Henry Hossley, Kenneth City; two sisters, Charlene Marinacci, North Bellemore, N.Y., and Rose Marie Hossley, Howard Beach, N.Y. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.


HARPER, CLYDE MERKLE, 78, of Largo, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Water Valley, Ky., and came here in 1977 from Clawson, Mich. He worked as an assembler for Ford Motor Co. and Fisher Body, both in Pontiac, Mich. He was a member of Metropolitan Club, Birmingham, Mich. Survivors include his wife, Lillian C.; a son, Charles T., Largo; a daughter, Barbara H. Aho, Clearwater; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

McCULLA, DOROTHY SMITH, 85, of Largo, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Mobile, Ala., and came here in 1968 from Cape Cod, Mass. She attended Christ Presbyterian Church, Largo. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Gulls of Clearwater Yacht Club and Pan Hellenic Federation of Florida. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Survivors include her husband, William L.; a son, William L. Jr., Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Jean Riggs, Belleville, Ill.; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

Palm Harbor

KODISCH, HENRY F., 73, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (June 19, 1993) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1975 from his native Rochester, N.Y., where he worked for the post office. He was a Catholic and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sisters, Marie Schlaffer and Helen Kodisch, both of Rochester; and a companion, Mary J. Bessell, Palm Harbor. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

Pinellas Park

JONES, NINA J., 79, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at Colonial Care Center. Born in Coolville, Ohio, she came here in 1973 from Vincent, Ohio, and was a production worker with B.F. Goodrich Tire Co. in Marietta, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, Roger N., Pinellas Park, and Gary, Switzerland; a daughter, Nina M. Knost, Marietta; a brother, Carl Nestor, Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

Safety Harbor

SMITH, NOAH, 77, of Safety Harbor, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at home. He came here in 1983 from his native Tampa. He worked as a driver for J. C. Valenti, Tampa. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; and two sisters, Lucille Chaney and Luemma McDaniel, both of Tampa. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

St. Petersburg

COYNE, ELEANOR M., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at Gulf Coast Hospital & Orthopaedic Institute. She was born in Springfield, Mass., and came here in 1985 from Malden, Mass., where she was an assembler at Armitron for several years. She was a Catholic and a member of AMVETS 5. Survivors include three sons, John, Marquette, Mich., Patrick, Woburn, Mass., and Philip, Malden; three daughters, Mary Lauzon, Bedford, Mass., Katherine Hanelt, Plymouth, Mass., and Margaret Hoffman, Newburyport, Mass.; a sister, Evelyn Devino, Gulfport; 12 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

DESFORGES, BEULAH, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at College Harbor Nursing Center. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., she came here in 1978 from Port Chester, N.Y., and was a former member of the Globe Church in Woonsocket. She was a schoolteacher. Locally, she was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, Henry; three nieces, Cynthia Thompson, Rochester Hills, Mich., Judith Borzumato, Kingston, N.Y., and Patricia Vogel, Woodland Hills, Calif.; and a nephew, William Searle, California. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

DRUSCHEL, RUTH S., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Shelby, Ohio, she came here in 1978 from New Brighton, Pa. She was a legal secretary and a Lutheran. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Taylor, Millersburg, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth D. Anderson, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

KOCHER, PATRICIA MAE, 60, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at National Health Care. A native of St. Petersburg, she was a member of PARC. Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Nicks, St. Petersburg, and Elizabeth Rose Steele, Whittier, Calif. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

LOEHR, ALICE L., 82, of Town Apartments North, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident earlier this month in which her husband, Clarance, also died. A native of Bayonne, N.J., she came here in 1972 from Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was a supervisor for the New York Telephone Co. Locally, she was a member of the Women's Club, Shuffleboard Club, Dance Club and Hobby Club, all of Church Town Apartments North, and a 20-year member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Ehrhard, Sarasota, and Connie Gray, Bronx, N.Y.; and a granddaughter, Christine Kyte, Sarasota. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

SIM, LAURA B., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at Bay Pointe Nursing Pavillion. She lived at John Knox Apartments before entering the nursing home. Born in Chicago, she came here in 1965 from Niles, Ill., and was a member of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Robert E. Sr., and a daughter, Darlene S. Anderson, both of St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

THOMPSON, CHARLOTTE E., 64, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at home. Born in Washington, D.C., she came here in 1971 from Bladensburg, Md. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Bert M., St. Petersburg; four daughters, Brenda L. Seibert, St. Petersburg, Linda M. James, Swannanoa, N.C., Kathleen N. Handrahan, Hudson, Mass., and Sarah I. Cornelius, Tyler, Texas; a son, William G., Pass Christian, Miss.; a stepson, Bert M., Harwood, Md.; two sisters, Betty Talbert, Stuart, and Dorothy Carpenter, Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.


BOLLES, ALEXANDER, 87, of Seminole, died Monday (June 7, 1993) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here several years ago from his native Wellesley, Mass. He worked as an operating manager for Mobil Oil Co. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, a past commander of the American Legion in Howe, Mass., and a volunteer at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. His memberships included Gulf Beaches Masonic Lodge No. 291 F&AM, Apollo Temple Shriners, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13, American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach, Air Force Sergeants Association and Florida Sheriffs Association. Survivors include his wife, Marie L. Foot-Bolles; three brothers, Dexter, Howard and Herbert, all of Wellesley; and two sisters, Margaret Parmenter, Millis, Mass., and Muriel Mikoluk, Natick, Mass. George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Wellesley.