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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Belleair

JEFFERY, ALLEN C., 87, of Belleair, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at Clearwater Community Hospital. He was born in Allston, Mass., and came here in 1968 from Chicago. He worked for General Motors. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a graduate of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass, a member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater, and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Ernestine; a brother, Robert, Ocala; and a sister, Grace Jeffery, Belmont, Mass. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

KISS, S. FRANK, 83, of Menlo Park, Calif., formerly of Belleair, died Saturday (June 19, 1993) in Menlo Park. He was born in Chicago and lived in Belleair for 15 years before moving to Menlo Park. He worked as a personnel director for Methode Electronics. He was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, and the Belleview Biltmore Country Club, Belleair. Survivors include two daughters, Dolores Foley, Menlo Park, and Susan Russo, New York City; a son, S. Frank Jr., Saratoga, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Lima Family Sunnyvale Mortuary, Sunnyvale, Calif.

Clearwater

FENNELL, BERNADINE ROSE "BERNIE," 87, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Central Park Lodge, Clearwater. She came here in 1988 from her native Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two sons, Thomas C., Clearwater, and Patrick J., California; and four grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.

GREEN, REBA EMILY, 92, of Tallahassee, formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 23, 1993) in Apopka. She was born in West Palm Beach and lived in Clearwater from 1920 to 1952. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Tallahassee, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Colonial Dames. Survivors include a son, Raymond E. Jr., Tallahassee; a daughter, Marylou Madigan, Tallahassee; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

KNOWLTON, DON VANCE, 59, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1990 from Canton, Ohio. He worked in painting and maintenance at Rockwell International, Akron. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a Protestant. His memberships included Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Painters Union. Survivors include a son, Don V. Jr., Akron; two daughters, Linda Kay Knowlton-Lawrence, Clearwater, and Dee Meir, Akron; his mother, Mildred L. Knowlton, Dunedin; two sisters, Joanne Tenney, Dunedin, and Joyce McClellan, Oldsmar; and five grandchildren. Affordable Dignified Funerals, Clearwater.

RICH, GLENN A., 90, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at Clearwater Community Hospital. He was born in Fairmount, Ind., and came here in 1976 from Columbus, Ohio. He worked as a director of elementary and secondary education for the Ohio Department of Education. He received a doctorate degree in education from Central College, Xenia, Ohio. He was a member of First Christian Church of Clearwater and New England Masonic Lodge, Worthington, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a son, Dave, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Earl, Port Charlotte; several nieces and nephews; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

RUGGIANO, CATHERINE A., 73, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. She was born in Quincy, Mass., and came here in 1979 from Weymouth, Mass. She worked 25 years for Raytheon Electronics. She was a member of the Jesters and Organ clubs at Top of the World, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a son, Joel, Hanover, Mass.; a brother, Anthony Zaccadelli, Ocala; and two grandchildren, David Ruggiano and Stephanie Ruggiano, both of Hanover. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

STARLING, JAMES E. "BUD," 67, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Clearwater Community Hospital. He was born in Sarasota and moved to Clearwater in 1986 from Tampa. He had been a plumber since 1955 with Local 624, Tampa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Paul Williams and James J. Starling, both of Indianapolis; two daughters, April Allen, Virginia Beach, Va., and Rebecca Hurlburt, Middleburg; a sister, Gloria Helener, Tampa; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.

THOMPSON, WILLIAM G., 92, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. He was born in Cannonsburg, Pa., and came here in 1985 from Millvale, Pa. He was a general practice physician and a surgeon for 52 years in Pittsburgh and Millvale. He was a staff member of Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, and a Presbyterian. His memberships included Corinth Masonic Lodge 573, Millvale, Scottish Rite and the national and Pittsburgh chapters of the Flying Physicians Association. Survivors include two sons, William G. Jr., Clearwater, and David M., Naples; a daughter, Jean Lackey, Seminole; a stepdaughter, Barb Nightingale, Key Largo; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

Dunedin

ELLERTON, OLIVE, 89, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Mease Continuing Care, Dunedin. She was born in Mooers Forks, N.Y., and came here in 1970 from Rensselaer, N.Y. She was a registered nurse and a member of the Kirk of Dunedin. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Clark, Dunedin, and Patricia Duffie, Madison, Wis.; two brothers, Norman Davison, Mooers Forks, and Casper Davison, Berkshire, N.Y.; two sisters, Stella Hitchcock, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Gladys Anderson, Fayetteville, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

Largo

LAWSON, ELLA V., 83, of Largo, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at Clearwater Community Hospital. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1979 from Rockford, Ill. She was a member of Centennial Methodist Church and Black Hawk Trails Club, both in Rockford. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Harold; a son, Thomas C., Burlington, Iowa; and three granddaughters. National Cremation Society, Largo.

POWER, LOIS E., 75, of Largo, died Wednesday (June 23, 1993) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1969 from her native Pittsburgh. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, Ron Eichelman, Seminole; a stepdaughter, Dorothy McMillan, Freehold, N.J.; a brother, Wesley Schellhaus, Pittsburgh; three sisters, Dorothy Montgomery and Betty Foster, both of Pittsburgh, and Wilma Muskie, Sarasota; a granddaughter; and two step-granddaughters. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

RINELLA, ALBERT PAUL, 86, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1976 from Costa Rica. He worked from 1940 to 1970 as a heavy construction equipment specialist with the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads in Costa Rica. He attended St Patrick's Catholic Church and was a member of Pinecrest Country Club, both in Largo. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Kathryn; a son, James R., Palm Desert, Calif.; four grandchildren, Joe Torres, Cathedral City, Calif., John Torres and Patricia Burd, both of Houston, and Joanne Torres, Miami; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

USCHOLD, JEROME C., 55, of Largo, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at home. He came here in 1987 from his native Buffalo, N.Y. He was a police officer for the Kenmore Police Department, New York. He was a member of Kenmore Police Benevolent Association and Fraternal Order of Police, Buffalo. Survivors include his wife, Susan; three sons, Jerome and David, both of Tonawanda, N.Y., and Michael, Kenmore; a daughter, Judi Uschold, Tonawanda; his mother, Helen Uschold, Amherst, N.Y.; a brother, James W., Buffalo; and three grandchildren. Sanctuary Funeral Home & Garden Sanctuary Cemetery, Seminole.

Palm Harbor

BURKHARDT, AMY M., 92, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor. She was born in St. Louis and came here in 1979 from Greenville, Ill. She worked for Weigel-Burkhardt shoe stores, Staunton, Ill. She was a member of Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church and Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Harold L.; and a sister, Virginia Weigel, Palm Harbor. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

HACKER, LYDA, 84, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (June 20, 1993) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Kentucky and came here several years ago from Hazard, Ky. She was a teacher and a merchant. Survivors include her husband, E.W. Hacker. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

JACKLE, KATE, 85, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at Bay Tree Nursing Center, Palm Harbor. She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany, and came here in 1977 from Millerton, N.Y. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Clearwater, Steuben Society, New Port Richey, and German-American clubs in New Port Richey and Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Richard Brunc, Yellowstone, Wyo.; a daughter, Ruth Rivard, Light House Point; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, Holiday Chapel.

Pinellas Park

PHIPPS, TOM L., 76, of Pinellas Park, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at home. He was born in Paducah, Ky., and came here in 1980 from Brewster, N.Y. He retired as a mechanic for Ford Motor Co. and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a stepson, Frank Neary, New York; and a companion, Margaret Boyer, Pinellas Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg

BARNES, FLORENCE E., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 20, 1993) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She came here in 1968 from her native Chicago. She was a Presbyterian. Survivors include two cousins, Elsie D'Alessandro, St. Petersburg, and Robert O'Brien, New Lenox, Ill. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BLAKE, MARGARET ROUX, 81, of Walnut Grove, Ga., and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 23, 1993) at home. Born in Fernandina Beach, she lived here from 1925 to 1945 and was a cosmetic department manager at Webb's City, Walgreens and Rutland stores. Survivors include two daughters, Marion Devilin, Charlotte, N.C., and Lila Horn, Walnut Grove; two brothers, Clifton Roux, Boynton Beach, and George "Flip" Roux, St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Mann & Walden Funeral Home, Conyers, Ga.

BOVE, ANTHONY M. JR. "TONY," 63, of Brandon, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at Brandon Hospital. He was born in Wilmington, Del., and came to the Tampa Bay area in 1978 from Dover, Del. He was a sales representative for Victor Distributors of St. Petersburg. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post 278, Brandon. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor E.; two sons, Anthony M. III, Brandon, and Robert P., Tampa; two brothers, Paul R., Clearwater, and Vincent, Wilmington; a sister, Barbara Dorso, Claymont, Del.; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

BRANSON, MARION J., 100, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She came here in 1954 from her native Selinsgrove, Pa. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a grandson, Douglas Moore, Dallas; a niece, Anna Barthold, St. Petersburg; and a great-granddaughter. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

CERVONE, IRENE C., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Palm Garden of Clearwater. She came to the bay area in 1945 from her native Pittsburgh. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Tampa. Survivors include a son, William, Gainesville; six daughters, Donna Cervone and Charlene Zent, Tampa, Cherie Nowak, Bakersville, N.C., and Janice, Karen and Danielle Cervone, all of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Howard Truxell, Hudson, and Willian and Melvin Truxell, Pittsburgh; a sister, Shirley O'Conner, Pittsburgh; and six grandchildren. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

ECKELBERGER, MARY A., 70, of Hudson and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 23, 1993) at home. Born in Batavia, N.Y., she came here in 1969 from Ransomville, N.Y., and moved to Hudson in 1972. She was a food preparer for Pasco County public school cafeterias. She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Youngstown, N.Y., Women of the Moose Lodge 925, New Port Richey, and Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch. Survivors include her husband, Harry; three daughters, June Giguere, Susan Branham and Linda Quinn, all of St. Petersburg; five brothers, Nicholas Gravanda, Fort Myers, Frederick Gravanda, Albion, N.Y., Anthony Gravanda, Las Vegas, Nev., John Gravanda, Batavia, and James Gravanda, LeRoy, N.Y.; six sisters, Catherine Zaccarella, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Ida Spiota, Constance Di'Antino, Philomena Gravanda, Irene Lillis and Barbara Adams, all of Batavia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sanctuary Funeral Home & Sanctuary Garden Cemetery, Seminole.

HADDEN EUGENE "HONEY," 61, of Jacksonville and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 19, 1993) at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist. Survivors include a cousin, Jewel E. Lovett, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

HEMPEL, ALETA E., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at the Abbey Nursing Home. She was born in Elton, N.Y., and came here in 1923 from Kalamazoo, Mich. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Arthur E. Jr., St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

LAWSON, KENNETH S., 19, of 3520 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Altadena, Calif., and came here in 1992 from Spokane, Wash. Survivors include his mother, Carol Lawson, St. Petersburg; four sisters, Coletta Lee and Melanie T. Lawson, St. Petersburg, and Julene T. and Kathy L. Lawson, Los Angeles; and a brother, Daniel S. Lawson, and maternal grandparents, Betty and Dave Klien, all of Los Angeles. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

ODEKIRK, LILLIAN DOROTHEA, 87, of South Point, Ohio, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 12, 1993) at Lawrence County Medical Center, Ironton, Ohio. She was born in Lansing, Iowa, and lived in St. Petersburg about 30 years, before moving to South Point in 1991. Locally, she was a member of Albright United Methodist Church and was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross. Survivors include a son, Richard A., South Point; a sister, Helen Williams, Maquoketa, Iowa; a brother, Clarence Logas, Davenport, Iowa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, Ironton, Ohio.

STEVENSON, MICHALENE R., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 23, 1993) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born in Homestead, Pa., and came here in 1974 from Pittsburgh. She was a sales clerk in a bakery. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Martha S. Sabo, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Ann Kaye, Avon, Conn., and Isabel P. Newsome, Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Joseph L. Rodgers, Gibsonia, Pa., and Vincent P. Rodgers, Munhall, Pa.; and a grandson, John A. Sabo, St. Petersburg. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

THOMPSON, THOMAS J., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at the Alhambra. He was born in Scranton, Pa., and came here in 1962 from Syracuse, N.Y. He was a conductor for DL&W Railroad and an Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Bay Pines Holiday Isles Chapter 13, American Legion 273, Madeira Beach, and National Order of Trench Rats 446, St. Petersburg. He was a former chairman of the political committee of AFL-CIO and Railroad Brotherhood. He belonged to Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Alma B.; three sons, Thomas C. Thompson, Syracuse, the Rev. Dennis A. Wilkinson, Commerce, Texas, and William G. Wilkinson, Floral City; a daughter, Marjorie J. Hook, Hudson; two brothers, Eugene and Edward, Syracuse; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Richard E. Sorensen, Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

VIERLING, CLARENCE G., 85, of Kinston, N.C., and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at home. He was born in Shakopee, Minn., and lived here from 1972 to 1980. He was a former member of Church of the Transfiguration and was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Helen; four sons, Douglas, Harlan, Jon and Harry, all of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Mary Ellen Steinhoff, Glyndon, Minn.; a sister, Harriette Stein, and a brother, Robert, both of Shakopee; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

WRIGHT, CHARLES C., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1973 from his native Indianapolis, where he was owner of Wright Printing from 1955 to 1973. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic CHurch. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary; and several nieces and nephews. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg Beach

BECKMAN, VESTA B., 70, of St. Petersburg Beach, died Monday (June 21, 1993). She was born in Jeannette, Pa., and came here in 1987 from Cincinnati. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Leonard J.; a son, Robert Topp, Pittsboro, N.C.; a daughter, Marilou Mortis, San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Ed Foster, South Pasadena; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

Seminole

CVITKOVICH, PETER FRANK, 61, of Seminole, died Monday (June 21, 1993) at Majestic Towers, South Pasadena. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1990 from Traverse City, Mich. He was a painter and an Episcopalian. Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Salerno, Seminole; two brothers, Bob, Bellerose, N.Y., and John, Wisconsin; a sister, Bellerose; and three grandchildren. All Faiths Funeral Home & Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

ZDRAHAL, MIROSLAV, 97, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Seminole, died Tuesday (June 22, 1993) at Union Printers Home, Colorado Springs. He was born in Czechoslovakia and moved to Seminole in 1962 from Chicago. He moved from Seminole to Colorado Springs in 1986. He worked as a printer for the Chicago Sun. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole. Survivors include a niece, Lillian Martinek, Largo; and two nephews, Russell Litzau and William Clarke, both of St. Petersburg. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

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