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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BOSTWICK, LOUIS EGBERT, 75, of Valrico, died Monday (Feb. 28, 1994) at home. He was born in Troy, N.Y., and came here 10 months ago from Friendswood, Texas. He was a chemical engineer for M.

W. Kellogg, retiring after 15 years of service. He had several patents for chemical processes and was a licensed professional chemical engineer. He served as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a bronze star. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Ruth M.; two sons, Douglass L., Brandon, and Gene L., Irian Jaya, New Guinea; and six grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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BROSSEAU, ROBERT S., 85, of Riverview, died Monday (Feb. 28, 1994) at Brandon Humana Hospital. He was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., and was a 20-year winter resident. He was a retired retail sales manager and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Rhea; a son, James R., Winter Haven; a daughter, June Avaro, Pine Island; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.

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CALMBACHER, ANN, 79, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 28, 1994) at Transitional Hospital of Tampa. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and came here in 1984 from Edison, N.J. She was a supervisor for Revlon Co. and a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, George Simatos; a son, William, Tampa; and four grandchildren. Duval Funeral Home, Tampa.

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CUMMINS, GENE, 69, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1994) at home. He was born in Tampa and retired from Fogarty Van Lines after 40 years. He as an Army veteran and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Drena Fredland, Tampa; four stepsons, Larry Guagliardo, Seffner, Ronnie Highsmith, Orlando, Bruce Highsmith, North Carolina, and Gary Highsmith, Atlanta; five stepdaughters, Rosina Flynn, Joyce Whitehead and Dorothy Eddy, all of Tampa, Connie Smith, Lutz, and Diane Gilroy, Bradenton; two brothers, Bill, Riverview, and Walter, Tampa; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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HERNANDEZ, SAMUEL, 35, of Tampa, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Camden, N.J., and came here 15 years ago from Pennsylvania. He was a foreman for Nuair Aluminum Windows & Doors Co. He was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Samuel R. Jr., Puerto Rico; two daughters, Dali E. Hernandez, Tampa, and Angie L. Hernandez, Tulsa, Okla.; his parents, the Rev. Gregorio and Josefina Hernandez, Puerto Rico; five brothers, Angelo, Lebanon, Pa., Gregorio Jr. and David, both of Tampa, and Frank and Freddy, both of Puerto Rico; four sisters, Lucy Padillas and Naomi Hernandez, both of Lebanon, Esther Martinez, Tampa, and Evelyn Hernandez, Puerto Rico; and his maternal grandmother, Petra Ortiz, Puerto Rico. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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JACKSON, RAYMOND M., 88, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 28, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1957. He was the proprietor of North Tampa Furniture Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 424. He is survived by a nephew, William Osburn, Tampa. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

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MARTINEZ, CHARLES S., 63, of Gibsonton, died Monday (Feb. 28, 1994) in Brandon. He was born in Denver, Colo., and came here 20 years ago. He was an operator for a phosphate company. Survivors include his wife, Rose M.; two stepsons, Mark Hetzel, Gibsonton, and Albert Hetzel, Ocala; eight stepdaughters, Ruth Ann Smith, Gibsonton, Mary Hunt, Ocala, Fay Thompson, Irene Burke and Helen Hetzel, all of Land O'Lakes, Carol Garrett, St. Petersburg, Cathy Love, Wisconsin, and Frances Lee Parson, Gainesville; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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MONDRAGON, HERMILIO AGUILAR, 31, of Wimauma, died Monday (Feb. 28, 1994) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Luvianos, Mexico, and came here seven years ago. He was a farm worker and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Rafaela; two sons; two daughters; five brothers; four sisters; and his parents, Moises and Ofelia, Mexico. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.

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MULLEN, EDYTHE "WEZE," 67, of Plant City, died Monday (Feb. 28, 1994) at home under the care of Hospice of Hillsborough. She was born in Greensboro, N.C., and was a retired medical records technician. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include a son, Jack III, Plant City; two daughters, Patricia Peacock McGrath, Plant City, and Linda Bagley, Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Thomas Matlock II, Greensboro; a sister, O. C. Waynick, Greensboro; and six grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

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SOLARES, ISMARA, 53, of Tampa, died Monday (Feb. 28, 1994) in Tampa. She was born in Pilon-Oriente, Cuba, and came here in 1975 from Miami. She was a fashion model and a teacher for Barbizon School of Modeling. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Westshore Congregation. Survivors include her husband, Alberto; her mother, Caridad Perez, Miami; a brother, Manuel Rodriguez, Glendale, Calif.; and two sisters, Cari Hansson, Miami, and Sumatra Harpe, Miami. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Palma Ceia Chapel, Tampa.

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WARGO, ERNEST, 82, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 1, 1994) at home under the care of Hospice of Hillsborough. He was born in Linden, N.J., and came here in 1914. He was a retired owner of Wargo's Garage and a member of the Tampa Audubon Society. He was a member of A. W. Windhorst Lodge 185 F & AM, and Egypt Shrine Temple. He was known as "Mr. Ernie" at the Learning Gate. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a son, Ernie, Tampa; three daughters, Ethel Chastain, Patricia Girard and Sandra Moore, all of Tampa; two sisters, Helen Anderson, Naples, Fla., and Rita Kamper, Winter Park; and nine grandchildren. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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