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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

Di DOMINECK, ANTHONY R. "TONY," 79, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at home. He was born in Vitulszio, Italy, and came here in 1978 from Seneca Falls, N.Y. He worked as a water pump technician for 48 years for Gould Pumps Inc., Seneca Falls. He was a 50-year member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Seneca Falls, and was a member and past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 992, Seneca Falls. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Edith; a son, Anthony R. Jr., Largo; two daughters, Sylvia Dawson, Galax, Va., and Joyce Wertman, Union Springs, N.Y.; three brothers, Mario, Seneca Falls, John, Fulton, N.Y., and Vincent Dee, Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Madeline DeJohn, Seneca Falls; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

KOTOPOULIS, IRENE, 86, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at Country Place of Clearwater. She was born in Greece and came here in 1954 from Asbury Park, N.J. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater. She was a member and past district governor of Daughters of Penelope and the Philoptchous Society, and past officer of Armos Court 5, Largo, and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 18, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include two sons, Dino, Clearwater, and Harry Rozes, Providence, R.I; a daughter, Mabel Rozes, Clearwater; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

PESETTI, INES, 93, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1994) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. She was born in Pietrasanta, Italy, and came here in 1988 from the Bronx, N.Y. She was a Catholic and a member of Columbia Club and the New York-New Jersey Club at Top of the World, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Ornella Giacoia, Clearwater; a brother, Dino Vivaldi, Italy; two sisters, Dina Cosci and Linda del Corto, both of Italy; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

WELKIE, DAN A., 74, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at Palm Gardens of Pinellas, Largo. He was born in Wanatah, Ind., and came here in 1968 from La Porte, Ind. He was an accountant. Survivors include a brother, Charles, Old Town. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

WIEST, KATHERYN R., 86, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at Central Park Lodge Nursing Home, Clearwater. She was born in Louisburg, Pa., and came here in 1969 from York, Pa. She was a secretary for the U.S. Treasury and Justice departments. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater. She was a 63-year member of the Eastern Star and a member of Queen Esther Chapter 4, Clearwater, a member of the National Association of Federal Employees, and Top of the World Press Association, and member and historian of Top of the World Choir. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Nancy Harrison and Mary Ann Thurston, both of Sadsbury, Pa. Jenney Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Dunedin

CEFALDO, GRACE MADELINE, 85, of Dunedin, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She was born in Maryland and came here in 1976 from Washington, D.C. She was a waitress and a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Palm Harbor. Survivors include her husband, Martin M.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Detry, New York; a nephew; a granddaughter, Linda Martin, New York; and three great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

PEREZ, HILDA M., 79, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at the home of her son in Clinton Township, N.J. She was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and came here in 1984 from Bloomfield, N.J. She had been an elementary school teacher in Cuba and, later, she and her husband owned a variety store in New York City. She was a member of the Jesus Salvador Prayer Group of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Isadoro M.; her son, Isadoro J.; three brothers, Emilio Canal, Havana, Carlos Canal, Miami, and Mario Canal, Tampa; two sisters, Teresita Gomez, Palm Harbor, and Lilia Canal, Cuba; and two grandchildren. Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington, N.J.

Largo

DITTMANN, MARIE, 80, of Largo, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) in Largo. She was born in Hartford, Conn., and came here from West Hartford, Conn., in 1992. Survivors include her husband, Walter H.; a sister, Jean Merriman, East Hartford, Conn.; a son, Walter Jr., Manchester, Conn.; four daughters, Nancy Warner, Simsbury, Conn., Joyce Procaccini, West Hartford, Debra Warner, San Diego, and Sandra Mendes, Seal Beach, Calif.; and 17 grandchildren. Molloy Funeral Home, West Hartford, Conn.

FUCHS, THERESA C., 92, of Largo, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Baltimore and came here in 1965 from Baltimore. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred A. Williams, Largo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

JENKS, MARY JANET, 71, of Largo, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1994) at Central Park Lodge, Pinellas Park. She was born in Boston and came here in 1972. She was a homemaker and a life member of the Legion of Mary, Windsor, Conn. Survivors include her husband, Bob; three sons, James, Maui, Hawaii, Stephen, W., Largo, and Mark H., Hollandsville, Conn; a daughter, Mary Johnson, Glastonbury, Conn; a brother, Charlie Curran, Milton, Mass.; a sister, Barbara A. Curley, Boston; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

SPENCER, ALBERT JR., 85, of Largo, died Friday (Feb, 25, 1994) at Bon Secours Maria Manor, St. Petersburg. He came here in 1970 from his native Philadelphia, where he was assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank with 48 years of service. He was a member of Seminole United Methodist Church and was a Coast Guard veteran. He was a member of St. Peters Boys Choir, Phildelphia, and a graduate of its school. Survivors include a sister, Ethel Stepp, Aldan, Pa. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Oldsmar

VIRGA, FRANK, 91, of Oldsmar, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. He was born in Italy and came here in 1986 from New Port Richey. He owned a barber shop in Garden City, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Anne E. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Pinellas Park

BILLINGS, WILLIAM L., 88, The Mainlands Unit 3, Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at Northside Hospital. Born in Oconto, Wis., he came here in 1970 from Milwaukee, where he was a claims examiner for Sentry Insurance Co. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, past president of Mainlands Home Owners Association, and former member of the Mainlands Lions Club and the city of Pinellas Park Citizens Planning Advisory Board. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle E.; a daughter, Patricia Enright, Green Bay, Wis.; a brother, Gerald Billings, Palm Harbor; a sister, Bessie Bunting, Fort Myers; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

St. Petersburg

BOUDREAU, DONALD D., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1994) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. A native of Martinton, Ill., he came here in 1972 from Countryside, Ill., and was a machine operator for a printing company. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Gene Pierre, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Barbara Jean Pryor, Countryside; three sisters, Wilma Altmyer and Edith Laurent of Clifton, Ill., and Irene Smith, Bradley, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Alan R. McLeod Funeral Directors, St. Petersburg.

DURR, JEANNE, 73, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at Palm Shores Nursing Home. Born in Preston County, W. Va., she came here in 1980 from Alexandria, Va., and was a registered nurse for the American Red Cross. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg. Survivors include a nephew, James G. Durr, Naperville, Ill.; and a niece, Margaret Ellen Lang, Lisle, Ill. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

GEISBERGER, PAULINE, 89, of Neptune, N.J., and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at home. Born in Germany, she came 1978 from Teaneck, N.J., and moved to Neptune a year ago. She was a member of Unity Church of St. Petersburg. Survivors include two grandchildren, Jeffrey Groesinger, Neptune, and Sue Bartolotti, Tampa; and three great-grandchildren. Ely Funeral Home, Neptune, N.J.

GILBERT, ROBERT C., 65, of Homosassa, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994). Born in Paris, Tenn., he came here 22 years ago and was a retired electrical inspector for Citrus County, a member of West Citrus Elks Lodge 2693 and a Protestant. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4252, Hernando. Survivors include a son, Ernest Clint, Atlanta; a daughter, Gail Lofton, Nashville, Tenn., and a half brother, William S. Haynes, Bowling Green, Ky. Hooper Funeral Home, Homosassa.

JETMORE, MARY ELIZABETH, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at home. Born in Niles, Mich., she came here in 1963 from Fayetteville, N.C., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Clifford; two sons, Danny, Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies, and James M., Pinellas Park; two daughters, Mary Ann Kelly, Brooksville, and Christine Lee, El Cajon, Calif.; a sister, Joan Black, Tarpon Springs; and five grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

KILGORE, WILLIAM B., 48, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at home. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he was music teacher at Long Ridge School in Connecticut for two years. Survivors include his parents, William and Mary Ellen Kilgore of St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

NOVAK, JACOB P. JR., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at Northside Hospital. Born in Gilbert, Minn., he came here in 1969 from Barberton, Ohio, where he was owner of Novak's Home Delivery. Survivors include his wife, Evalene; a son, Jacob III, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Evalene Mary Strother, Pinellas Park, and Frances Frye, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Anthony and William of Barberton; two sisters, Ann Klein, Phoenix, and Mary Tenyak, Barberton; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

REMSEN, GLADYS A., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at William & Mary Nursing Home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she came here in 1966 from Darien, Conn., and was retired from McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a sister, Eleanore Mehling, Brevard, N.C.; a nephew, Frederick H. Mehling, Middlebury, Conn.; and a niece, Jill M. Stump, Cincinnati. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

RICHARDSON, BRIAN "SCOTT," 38, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at home. Born in Bartow, he came here in 1984 from Gainesville. He was a unit secretary in the emergency room at Bayfront Medical Center and attended MCC King of Peace. Survivors include his parents, Ivan E. and Glenda M. Richardson, Bartow; a brother, Doug, Apopka; two sisters, Patricia Billings, Tallahassee, and Nancy Davis, Bartow; and a companion, Paul Watkins, St. Petersburg. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

RHYMES, ELIZABETH, 78, of 1800 46th St. S, St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here more than 40 years ago from her native Archer, and was a member of Lily White Lodge 64 and First Baptist Institutional Church, where she served on the Usher Board. Survivors include a son, Arthur Sr., St. Petersburg; five sisters, Mary Lee Mobley, Leona Eagle and Victoria Hawkins, all of St. Petersburg, Gertrude Murrell, Tampa, and Amy Lee Cook, Tarpon Springs; two brothers, Ransom Miles Jr., Cocoa, and Lumar Miles, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SCHOEDLER, ALETHA P., 95, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1994) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She came here in 1983 from her native Tampa, where she was a fourth-generation member of a pioneer family and a charter member of Bayshore Baptist Church. She was past president of American Legion Auxiliary Post 5. Survivors include a son, Ray Jr., Bradenton; a daughter, Joy Blew, St. Petersburg; a brother, T.C. Fisher Jr., Tallahassee; a granddaughter, Linda Murr, St. Petersburg; and three great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, West Chapel, St. Petersburg.

STORY, CALVIN, 36, of 2109 26th St. S, St. Petersburg, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Detroit, he came here as a small child and was a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. He was a cook at Benningan's and Outback Steak House for more than eight years. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors include two sons, Alexander and Dennis Story, and a companion, Arnold Mayweather, all of Spartanburg, S.C.; and his father, Willie G. Rayford, two brothers, Douglas and Rodney, and two sisters, Yvonne and Yvette Rayford, all of St. Petersburg. Sanchez & Son Funeral Directors.

St. Petersburg Beach

REA, MARY ELIZABETH, 90, of St. Petersburg Beach, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 1994) at home. Born in Nashville, Tenn., she came here in 1965 from Takoma Park, Md., and was a secretary for the federal government. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, St. Petersburg Beach. Survivors include a brother, Arthur J. Rea, Rochester, N.H.; several nieces and nephews; and a companion, Mary B. Theisen, St. Petersburg Beach. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

TOPPER, FELICE, 69, of St. Petersburg Beach, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 1994) at Crown Nursing Home. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she came here from Nanuet, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was Jewish. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Robert; two daughters, Deborah Segal, Orangeburg, N.Y., and Terese Stone, Palm Harbor; a brother, Monroe Schiffman, New York City; and five grandsons. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

Seminole

TOKES, RUTH PIERCE, 80, of Seminole, died Friday (Feb. 25, 1994) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1976 from Muskegon, Mich., where she was a regional district manager for Tupperware. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4256, Madeira Beach, and American Legion Post 252, Seminole. Survivors include her husband, Russell F.; a son, the Rev. Glenn A. Arsnoe, Dublin, Va.; a daughter, Louise E. Diem, St. Petersburg; a stepson, William R. Stokes, Rochester, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Madeline G. Love, Largo, and Barbara V. Williams, Pensacola; a sister, Dorothy Houghtaling, Hart, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Tarpon Springs

SMITH, ELIZABETH MAE "LIZZIE," 89, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (Feb. 22, 1994) at Tarpon Springs Convalescent Center. She was born in Pasco County and came here in 1933 from Wauchula. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Herman Riggs and Emmanuel Mahalis, both of Tarpon Springs; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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