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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

ARROYO, ARMANDO, 74, of Tampa, died Monday (March 7, 1994) at home. He was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and came here 43 years ago from Puerto Rico. He was a sanitation truck driver for the city of Tampa. He was a Pentecostal. Survivors include his wife, Luz; a daughter, Rose Sheets, Tampa; two sons, Mario, Brooksville, and Armando Jr., Tampa; four brothers, Raymond, George, and Miguel, all of Tampa, and Ismael, Puerto Rico; two sisters, Anna Guerrero, Tampa, and Gladys Arroyo, Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

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BOCCOTTI, BROTHER FRANCIS, S.D.B., 82, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Milan, Italy, and came here in 1946 from Newton, N.J. He was a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco and was groundskeeper at Mary Help of Christians School since 1946. He entered the novitiate in 1937 and made his perpetual profession in 1944 in Newton. Survivors include two brothers, Mario and Augusto, and two sisters, Teresa and Carolina, all of Italy. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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CATER, SUSAN B., 44, of Tampa, died Saturday (March 5, 1994) at home. She was born in Tacoma, Wash., and came here eight years ago from Clearwater. She was a student at the University of South Florida. Survivors include her husband, Robert B.; her mother, Mildred Boucher, Tampa; a son, Bradley Forrest, Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Catherine Forrest, Portland; and a sister, Sharon Coward, Tampa. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

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EWING, JAMES MILTON, 89, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) in Tampa under the care of Hospice of Hillsborough. He was born in Fairland, Ill., and came here three years ago from Orlando. He was retired owner and operator of Eola Coffee Service in Orlando and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Sportsman Club of Orlando and the Old Timers Athletic League. He was a coach for the Orlando school system at Orlando Senior High School and Memorial Junior High. Survivors include a daughter, Judy M. Mattucci, Tampa; and two grandsons, Michael and Mark Mattucci. Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

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GANSCHOW, MARY ALICE, 73, of Valrico, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She was born in Escanaba, Mich., and came here three years ago from Antioch, Ill. She was a technician for a hospital laboratory and a Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Bob, Michigan, Tommy, Sioux Falls, N.D., and Billy, Las Vegas; three daughters, Mary George Wamack, Weidman, Mich., Helen Margaret Knoth, Grand Junction, Colo., and Patricia Ann Jaimes, Valrico; a sister, Jeanne Damp, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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GLINKA, MARIE, 48, of Ocala, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) in Ocala. She was born in Newark, N.J., and came to Tampa 16 years ago. She moved to Ocala two months ago. She was employed by Barnett Bank since 1981 and was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Thomas, Tampa; her mother, Marie Carcich, Ocala; a sister, Judith Hagin, Ocala; and a grandchild. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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HUMPHREYS, MARY H., 55, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. She was born in Okmulgee, Okla., and came here 12 years ago from Dover, Del. She was a secretary at James A. Haley VA Hospital and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Episcopal Church Women and the Altar Guild. Survivors include her husband, Harris E. Jr.; a son, Harris E. III, Tampa; and a daughter, Shannon L., Tampa. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

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KAGAN, HELEN Z., 84, of Valrico, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at Reliance Health Care of Thonotosassa. She was born in Glastonbury, Conn., and came here in 1957 from Hartford, Conn. She was a cook for Morrison's Cafeteria for 20 years. She was a Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Thomas Jr., Ocala, Joseph, Tampa, and John, Valrico; two daughters, Mariam Ferreia, Mesa, Ariz., and Joan Mortenson, Windsor Locks, Conn.; a brother, Edmund Zimmerman, West Lancaster, Calif.; a sister, Wanda Doering, Sun City, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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KUHNE, DORIS MARIE, 73, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at University Village Nursing Home. She was born in Indiana and came here 17 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. She was a retired parts maker for a phone company. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 9857 in Columbus and Disabled American Veterans Post 4 in Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Richard R. Sr.; a son, Richard R. Jr., Lewisburg, Tenn.; a daughter, Theresa Jarrell, Columbus; two sisters, Lois Conarroe, Lebanon, Ind., and Phyllis Lacy, Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

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MEYER, DONALD "RED," 79, of Plant City, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) at home. He was born in Lutz and moved to Plant City in 1937. He was an equipment operator for TECO for 37 years and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Malinda Aleen; a son, Steven, Plant City; two brothers, Earnest Meyer, Plant City, and Ray Gold, Houston; three sisters, Mildred Roberts and Dorothy Smith, both of Plant City, and Thelma Obern, Bonair, Ga.; and a grandchild. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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MILLER, LOIS G., 71, of Tampa, died Monday (March 7, 1994) in Tampa. She was born in Tampa and retired from Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Co. after 29 years as a cigar maker. She was a Baptist. She is survived by a sister, Virginia E. Jones, Tampa. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.

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RODRIGUES, JOHN J. III, 39, of Ruskin, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) of injuries sustained in an auto accident in Ruskin. He was born in Fall River, Mass., and was a forklift operator in a tomato-packing house. He was Catholic. Survivors include his father, John Jr., Ruskin; a son, John IV, Louisiana; and three sisters, Dorothy Vieiro, Patricia Menoche and Deborah Hacking. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.

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RUPPEL, RUTH M., 70, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) in Tampa. She was born in Paterson, N.J., and came here in 1976. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Charles, Oakland, N.J., and Richard, Tampa; a daughter, Morgan Emiroglu, Tampa; three sisters, Doris Raabe, Rutherford, N.J., Evelyn Heister, Zephyrhills, and Ethel Cuneo, Totowa, N.J.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

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SALE, VIRGINIA SPENCER, 84, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) in Tampa. She was born in Tampa and was a retired Hillsborough County schoolteacher. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tampa, where she was a member of the Aurora Class. She was a volunteer and past board member of Metropolitan Ministries. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Professional Honorary Society and Chi Omega sorority. Survivors include a son, James Lee Jr., Tampa; a daughter, Mary Virginia Sale Wilson, Tampa; a sister, Pauline Spencer Woodward, Tampa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curry & Son Funeral Home, Tampa.

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SEELEY, MARGARET L., 76, of Tampa, died Monday (March 7, 1994) in Tampa. She was born in Petoskey, Mich., and came here in 1955. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Myles O.; two sons, David M., Indonesia, and Gary M., Odessa; three daughters, Joan M. Babb, Land O'Lakes, Jane M. Dormany, Tampa, and Jean M. Adum, Antioch; two brothers, Julius Krussell and Raymond Krussell, both of Petoskey; four sisters, Isabella Hoffman, Marian Cowan and Eleanor Kalchek, all of Petoskey, and Virginia Croff, Alanson, Mich; and 15 grandchildren. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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VALENTI, JAMES "JIMMY," 80, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 6, 1994) in Tampa. He was born in Tampa and was a retired carpenter for the Hillsborough County School Board. Survivors include a son, James Jr., Tampa; two daughters, Marian Esser, Tampa, and Shirley Farrell, Brandon; three brothers, Attilio, Sam and Thomas, all of Tampa; four sisters, Lucy Buggica, Carmen Pendino and Lilly Gatto, all of Tampa, and Mary Ellis, Dunedin; and four grandchildren. Garden of Memories-Myrtle Hill Funeral Home.

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