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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Belleair

GROVE, TYLER JEFFREY, infant, of Belleair, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was a member of Anona United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include his parents, Dr. Jeffrey and Karen Grove, Belleair; his maternal grandmother, Virginia L. Hardy, Acton, Mass.; his maternal grandfather, Albert W. Hanlon, Treasure Island; and his paternal grandparents, Dr. Ronald E. and Delores A. Grove, Oldsmar. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Clearwater

BROWN, LUCILLE H., 95, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at Oak Cove Nursing Unit, Clearwater. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1962 from Wheaton, Ill. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. Survivors include three sons, Keith, Hot Springs Village, Ark., Ralph L., River Forest, Ill., and Richard W., St. Louis; a sister, Ruth H. Kennedy, Chicago; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

CONDON, RUTH R., 85, of Clearwater , died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1947 from her native San Francisco. She was a homemaker, a past president of Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin and a volunteer at Morton Plant Hospital. Her memberships included St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Clearwater, Morton Plant Hospital board of directors, American Red Cross board of directors, city of Clearwater Health Facilities Authority, Donald Roebling Society, Pinellas County and Clearwater historical societies, Belleair Women's Republican Club, Island Estates Civic Club and Carlouel Yacht Club. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine C. Nail, Clearwater; a son, Reynolds J., Houston; and a granddaughter, Gina Condon, Houston. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

FITZPATRICK, VERNA L., 87, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1929 from Jersey City, N.J. She worked as a switchboard operator for St. Anthony's Hospital and Rutland's Department Store, both in St. Petersburg. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clearwater, and a longtime resident of Mobile Americana, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Slone, St. Petersburg; a son, James Church, Plant City; a stepson, Eugene Fitzpatrick, St. Petersburg; a foster son, Carl Meinhardt, Pinellas Park; a sister, Margaret Schroeder, Tallahassee; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

HOSKINS, MILDRED DANCE, 75, of Clearwater, died Monday (Feb. 21, 1994) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1980 from her native Tennessee. She was a real estate broker and a Methodist. Survivors include a son, Charles, Clearwater. Pearson-Woody Funeral Home, Clearwater.

SHUMATE, ESTELLE MAUDE, 60, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at home. She was born in Garwood, N.J., and came here in 1983 from Grove City, Ohio. She worked as an accounting clerk for Jack Eckerd Corp., Largo. She was a member of St. Matthias Lutheran Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Danneman, Palm Harbor; two sons, John P. Sr., Worthington, Ohio, and James P. Jr., Grove City; a companion, Luis R. Pinto, Clearwater; and six grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

Dunedin

DONALDSON, STEWART, 86, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in Rosyln, N.Y., and came here in 1970 from Islip, N.Y. He was an electrical engineer and worked for Long Island Lighting Co. He was a Methodist, a graduate of Pratt Institute, New York City, and a member of Matinecock Lodge 806 F&AM, Oyster Bay, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; and a son, William S., New Windsor, N.Y. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

MURRAY, JOHN C., 22, of Dunedin , died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was a native of Dunedin. He attended Countryside Christian Center, Clearwater. Survivors include his mother, Linda Campbell, Dunedin; his father, John J., Spring Hill; a brother, Timothy, Okinawa, Japan; a stepbrother, Shawn Campbell, New Port Richey; a sister, Tara Murray, Dunedin; a stepsister, Melissa Ashby, Dunedin; a great-grandmother, Sarah Sarnago, Dunedin; his maternal grandparents, Ethel and Louis Sarnago, Dunedin; his paternal grandparents, Ann and Richard Murray, Spring Hill; a stepgrandmother, Mary Campbell, Dunedin; several aunts and uncles; and several cousins. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

WILSON, JEAN M., 89, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She was born in Midland, Ontario, and came here in 1964 from Bay City, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Science Church. Survivors include a son, Richard P. McElroy, Ossineke, Mich.; a daughter, Marie B. White, Dunedin; a sister, Marie Reid, Davison, Mich.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Largo

BECCUE, KARL R., 82, of Largo, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Lockport, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from Buffalo, N.Y., where he worked more than 25 years as a purchasing director for Ferguson Electric Construction. His memberships included First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, Belleview Biltmore Country Club, Belleair, Clearwater Lions Club, Brookfield Country Club, Clarence, N.Y., and Snyder Volunteer Fire Department, Snyder, N.Y. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Irene N.; a daughter, Diane M. Smith, Safety Harbor; and six grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

JANKS, JOSEPH J., 74, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at home. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1984 from Pennsauken, N.J. He was a pressman and worked 40 years for Clinton Press, Philadelphia. He was a Navy veteran and a Catholic. He was a Notre Dame alumni sponsor and a member of Graphic Communications International Union. Survivors include a daughter, Joane Tillman, Largo; a son, Christopher, Los Angeles; a brother, Robert, Cherry Hill, N.J.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Largo.

WALL, THOMAS F., 87, of Largo, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at East Bay Nursing Center, Largo. He came here in 1982 from his native Philadelphia. He worked 40 years as a research development supervisor for Merck and Co., West Point, Pa. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, Artisans Mutual Order Protectors, Philadelphia, and Holy Name societies in Pennsylvania and Florida. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Catherine M.; two sons, Thomas F. III, Seminole, and Edward J., Philadelphia; two daughters, Margaret M. O'Hare, Indian Rocks Beach, and Katherine M. Robertson, Philadelphia; a brother, Edward, New Port Richey; three sisters, Kathryn English, Clearwater, Louise G. Owen, Spring Hill, and Marie G. Kawalic, Hendersonville, N.C; several nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Oldsmar

FOTOPULOS, CHRIS PETER, 74, of Oldsmar, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa. He was born in Detroit and came here last year from Grosse Point Park, Mich. He owned Wholesale Food Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Eastern Orthodox Church. Survivors include a brother, George, Grosse Point Park. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

Palm Harbor

FLETCHER, PATRICIA H., 68, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Feb. 22, 1994) at home. She was born in Cadillac, Mich., and moved to Safety Harbor in 1984 from Pittsburgh. Survivors include her husband, Philip; two daughters, Cynthia A. Goebel, Clearwater, and Judith M. Fletcher, Parker, Colo.; two sisters, Jeanne Gotts, Safety Harbor, and Elizabeth Warren, Brown City, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Bayside Funeral Home, Safety Harbor.

GUTHRIE, VERLE C., 74, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at Stratford Court of Palm Harbor. She was born in Lexington, N.C., and came here in 1981 from Upper Marlboro, Md. She was a teacher and taught elementary school in Greenville, S.C. She was a graduate of Harding College, Searcy, Ark., and a member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and its Episcopal Church Women group, Safety Harbor. Survivors include three sons, John C., Largo, Mark C., Oldsmar, and David E., Greenville; a brother, Burke Craver, Fernandina Beach; a sister, Lake Finley, Hanover, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel.

HEFNER, FRANCIS X., 64, of Palm Harbor, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in Queens, N.Y., and came here in 1990 from Mineola, N.Y. He worked as a stage hand for Metropolitan Opera House in the Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts, New York City. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Maureen; a son, Francis Stephen, Queens; two daughters, Theresa Murray, Largo, and Maureen Froehling, Williston Park, N.Y.; two brothers, George, Arizona, and Jack, Esperance, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

Seminole

CUTTER, BERNICE ANNA, 66, of Inverness and formerly of Seminole, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at home. Born in Hartford, Conn., she lived in Seminole before moving to Inverness in 1983. She worked in the bookkeeping department of Brannen Banks. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Platt, Clearwater, and Doreen Brett, Largo; a brother, Ernest F. Peck, Oceanside, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.

St. Petersburg

BATKE, LEONARD, 66, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 20, 1994) at Gulf Coast Hospital & Orthopaedic Institute. Bay Pines Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

GASTER, MAYME A., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 22, 1994) at Gulf Coast Hospital & Orthopaedic Institute. She came here in 1956 from her native Youngstown, Ohio. For 12 years she was an employee for the state of Florida at All Children's Hospital when it was on Lakeview Avenue S and known as American Legion Hospital. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a nephew, Howard W. Black, Bowling Green, Ohio, and a niece, Lillian L. Bamberger, Lenexa, Kan. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

GUAY, ALICE E., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at Edward White Hospital. She was born in Vermont and came here in 1977 from White Plains, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Charles F. Bohl, Deltona; four sisters, Claire Ort and Mae McLouth, both of Glens Falls, N.Y, Burniece Culver, North Argyle, N.Y., and Janice Harsha, Greenwich, N.Y.; a brother, Edward Porter, Argyle, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

HADLOCK, BERNADINE M., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at William & Mary. Born in Waltham, Mass., she came here in 1955 from Quincy, Mass. Survivors include two sons, Charles A., Tarpon Springs, and Clyde B., Sarasota; a daughter, Janet Radigan, De Bary; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel.

ROSE, DENNIS MITCHELL, 37, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at home. Born in Linton, Ind., he came here in 1980 from Crawfordsville, Ind. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a data clerk. Locally, he was a member of Apostolic United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his mother, Joan Rose, and a brother, Chris, both of St. Petersburg. All Faiths Funeral Home and Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

SCHULTZ, BETTY, 61, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Feb. 22, 1994) at Suncoast Hospital, Largo. She was born in West Virginia. Bay Pines Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SMITH, MARTIN L. JR., 40, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at home. He came here in 1958 from his native Charlotte, N.C., and was a former maintenance worker for an apartment complex. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jackie, a son, Christopher Michael Smith, and his mother, Mary Smith, all of St. Petersburg. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

South Pasadena

JOHNSON, BETTY M., 86, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (Feb. 22, 1994) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Traverse City, Mich., she came here in 1974 from Tampa and was a medical stenographer. She attended Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a sister, Janet Nethercott, Winter Haven, and a niece, Norma Ann Krieger, Grand Rapids, Mich. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Tarpon Springs

KROUSKOS, KATINA, 90, of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at home. She came here in 1914 from her native Kalimnos, Greece. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include three sons, Nicholas and Michael, both of Tarpon Springs, and Pete, Clearwater; a daughter, Sevasti Sievert, Clearwater; two brothers, John Koulianos and Mike Koulianos, both of Tarpon Springs; a sister, Irene Tsataros, Tarpon Springs; several nieces and nephews; five grandsons; and two great-grandsons. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

Treasure Island

HAHN, SYDELLE R., 69, of Treasure Island, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1958 from New York City. She was a director of food services for several local hospitals. She was a member of ORD, and Congregation B'nai Israel and its Sisterhood, and a life member and past president of the Golda Meir Chapter of Hadassah. Survivors include a son, Steven, Treasure Island; a daughter, Meryl Light, St. Petersburg; a sister, Judith Schneider, Hewlett, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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