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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

AMMERMAN, THE REV. ROY E., 87, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1964 from Dublin, Ga. He was a minister. Survivors include his wife, Leila; a daughter, Garnette Humphreys, Plant City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation Society, Largo.

GERVAIS, WINIFRED PETER, 90, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Clearwater, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 1994) at Randol Mill Manor Nursing Home, Arlington. He was born in Hubbell, Mich., and came here in 1968 from Toledo, Ohio. He moved this year from Clearwater to Arlington. He worked as a furniture buyer. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and the Elks. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Arlington, and William W., Toledo; two sisters, Bern Gormsen, Port Charlotte, and Theresa Meeker, Dearborn, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Guardian Cremation Society, Fort Worth, Texas.

LYDDON, FRANCES, 88, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 1994) at Oak Bluffs Nursing Facility, Clearwater. She was born in Lena, Ill., and came here in 1989 from Rockford, Ill. She was a nurse and a Lutheran. Survivors include a daughter, Cathleen Good, Safety Harbor; a sister, Mildred Reeths, Wisconsin; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

PAYNE, LILLIE M., 66, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 1994) at home. She was born in Valdosta, Ga., and came here in 1945 from Hahira, Ga. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Clearwater West Congregation. Survivors include her husband, Hardee; a son, Randolph, West Medford, Mass.; seven daughters, Rhonda M. Cole, Brenda R. Goodloe, Mattie M. Pitts and Chartranda L. Payne, all of Clearwater, Debra A. Dorsett, Dunedin, Valerie J. Bivens, St. Petersburg, and Marilyn C. Evans, Houston; her father, George Green Sr., Clearwater; three brothers, Elijah Green and Raymond Green, both of Largo, and Amos Green, Clearwater; four sisters, Tommie L. Rembert, Safety Harbor, and Ruth M. Woods, E. Louise Green and Mary F. Cooper, all of Clearwater; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

TURLEY, PATRICK D., 53, of Clearwater and Tampa, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 1994) at home in Clearwater. He was born in Kokomo, Ind., and came here in 1978 from Dayton, Ohio. He was a vice president of advertising at P.D.T. Enterprises, Tampa. Survivors include a son, Sean P., Clearwater; a daughter, Laura Gray, Keswick, Ontario; his mother, Eleanor Turley, Sebring; two brothers, Alan, St. Louis, and Donald, Phoenix; and a grandson, Ryan Gray, Keswick. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.

WONDERS, COREY SCOTT, 34, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 16, 1994) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in Dallas and came here in 1982 from Houston. He owned a moving business. Survivors include his mother, Carolyn "Betty" Wonders, Dunedin; three brothers, Kim Medlin, Jacksonville, Steven Wonders, Houston, and James Wonders, Corpus Christi, Texas; four sisters, Robin Medlin, Dunedin, Beverly Manning, Orange Park, Karen Sue Waters, Jacksonville, and Karen Gordon, Los Alamos, N.M.; three nephews; and three nieces. Bayside Funeral Home, Safety Harbor.

Dunedin

ROBERTSON, RICHARD TUTTLE "ROBBY," 76, of Dunedin, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 1994) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in McConnellsville, N.Y., and came here in 1962. He retired from the Army as a major and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He worked as a project engineer supervisor on construction of Dunedin Causeway for Watson and Co. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Eulabel "Pat"; two daughters, Lisa Robertson, Sarasota, and Lynne Robertson, Denver; a sister, Doris "Robbie" Scheele, Jekyll Island, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. American Burial and Cremation Services, Palm Harbor.

ROYAL, LOIS P., 79, of Dunedin, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at Integrated Health Services of Florida at Clearwater. She was born in Gillisonville, S.C., and came here in 1927 from South Carolina. She worked as a secretary at First United Methodist Church of Dunedin and as a city clerk for Dunedin. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and its Rebecca Circle. Survivors include her husband, John; two sons, John Jr., Palm Harbor, and Thomas, Seminole; two daughters, Sharon Royal, Boynton Beach, and Joyce Brennan, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and six grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

Largo

CHAPIN, PRINCESS, 86, of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at home. She was born in Philipsburg, Pa., and came here in 1972 from Forest, Ohio. She was a Methodist, a charter member of Sahbee Shrine, a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star Magnolia Chapter 101 and a past president of Temple Club and Largo Ladies High Twelve Auxiliary. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

De CORREVONT, LORRAINE I., 72, of Largo, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 1994) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She came here in 1986 from her native Chicago. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include her husband of 34 years, William J.; a son, James M., Chicago; a brother, James Long, Pahrump, Nevada; and a grandson, Alex Christian De Correvont, Chicago. National Cremation Society, Largo.

HARTEN, FRANCES C., 91, of Claremont, N.H., formerly of Largo, died Thursday (Oct. 13, 1994) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire at Claremont. She was born in Fairfield, Vt., and came here in 1962 from Claremont, where she worked 42 years and was a supervisor of Ideal Laundry. She moved from Largo to Claremont three years ago. She was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge and Woodbury Rebekah Lodge 61. Survivors include two daughters, Irene Dashner, Claremont, and Morriah K. Hamel, West Newbury, Vt.; a sister, Helen Arioli, Phoenix; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Stringer Funeral Home, Claremont, N.H.

IRVING, VERNIE "MONTY," 82, of Largo, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 1994) at home. She was born in Ralston, Okla., and came here in 1964 from Tacoma, Wash. She was an Army nurse and a veteran of World War II. She was a Christian and a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3, Tokyo. Survivors include four sisters, Nettice Bratcher, Muleshoe, Texas, Willimina Red Eagle, Hominy, Okla., Theresa Smith, Ponca City, Okla., and Margaret Forsgren, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

Pinellas Park

BERRY, BERTHE L., 86, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at Central Park Lodge. Born in Canada, she came here 1981 from Springfield, Mass., where she was a hairdresser. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Raymond Benson, St. Albans, Vt.; three sisters, Madeleine Erickson, Pinellas Park, Jeanette Baran, Fort Myers, and Theresa Currier, Pinellas Park; and a stepdaughter, Joan Haynes, Sacramento, Calif. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

RODRIGUEZ, MAJOR ANGELO, 71, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 1994) at home. He came here in 1974 from New York City. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he retired after 20 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; a daughter, Marie Shipley, Seminole; a brother, Joe, Fanwood, N.J.; and four grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

St. Pete Beach

OSTROVSKIS, RICHARDS K., 63, of St. Pete Beach, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Latvia, he came here in 1972 from Staten Island, N.Y. He was owner-operator of Sea Palms Motel and Polynesian Putter on St. Pete Beach for 13 years. Before moving to St. Pete Beach, he was a bank manager of Irving Trust Co., New York City. He was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Renate; a son, Rolf E., and a daughter, Gabriele I. Knight, both of St. Petersburg; three brothers and three sisters, all of Latvia; and two grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

St. Petersburg

CURRIER, JAMES B., 48, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He came here in 1958 from his native Cleveland and was a roofer. A Navy veteran of Vietnam, he was a member of American Legion Post 125 in Gulfport. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Robert L., South Carolina; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Currier, St. Petersburg; a brother, Paul E., Seminole; two nephews; and a niece. Raymond M. Hook & Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

DAVIS, ERIC ANTHONY, 21, of Oklahoma City, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 18, 1994) at Oklahoma City. He attended the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of Paradise Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Bishop Clarence E. and Dr. Ada B. Davis Sr., Oklahoma City; two brothers, Clarence E. Davis Jr., Oklahoma City, and the Rev. Byron Keith Davis, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Cherry D. Davis, Atlanta; and his grandmother, Alice Davis Lee, Tampa. Creal Funeral Home, Dr. M.

L. King St. Chapel, St. Petersburg.

DeMASI, VIRGINIA M., 70, of Poland, Ohio, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) in Poland. She was born in Slatedale, Pa., and lived here from 1980 to 1993. She was a retired legal secretary and sales representative. Survivors include a daughter, Michele Lamport, Poland; a son, David, Largo; a brother, Frank Snyder, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren. Cunningham-Yeloushan Funeral Home, Poland, Ohio.

HALPRIN, ROUBEN E., 59, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at Northside Hospital. He came here in 1943 from his native Hartford, Conn. He was a builder and Realtor and owner of Halprin Realty in Pinellas Park. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Israel, where he was past president. A 1952 graduate of St. Petersburg High School, he was a founder and charter member of Menorah Center and Menorah Manor and was a member of Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club. He formerly served in the National Guard. Survivors include two sons, David and Michael, both of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Deborah Halprin, Miami, and Lavra Halprin, St. Petersburg; his mother, Rose Halprin, St. Petersburg; three sisters, Faith Sirota, St. Petersburg, Shelley Sokol, Miami, and Marcia Marks, Vero Beach; and two grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

HOLCOMB, ARTHUR, 85, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 22, 1994) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Streator, Ill., he came here in 1985 from Ticonderoga, N.Y., and was an engineer for New York City. He was a Catholic. He served in the Merchant Marine. Survivors include a son, Edward, Germantown, Wis.; a daughter-in-law, Joan Holcomb, Racine, Wis.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

RICH, LOUIS J., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1978 from Westmont, Ill., and was a former employee of Pepperidge Farm Bakery. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 10094, Indian Rocks Beach. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marie; a son, Frank L., Seminole; a daughter, Nancy Karlson, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mary Krammer, Hinckley, Ill., and Lorraine Hughes, Saunemin, Ill.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

SHEPHERD, FLORENCE E., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1972 from her native Staten Island, N.Y., where she was a member of the Reformed Church and was past president of Women's Club of Staten Island. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Harry C., and a daughter, Lynn S. Anderson, both of St. Petersburg; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

STUTTS, VILMA S., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at Deluxe Care Inn. Born in Evanston, Ill., she came here in 1956 from Albany, Ga. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Richard D., and two granddaughters, Stephanie and Stacy Stutts, and a great-grandson, Matthew Taylor, all of Tampa; and a cousin, David Arnold, California. John S. Rhodes, West Chapel, St. Petersburg.

WILLIAMS, FRED, 84, of 1127 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 19, 1994) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Newton, Ga., he came here in 1946 from Georgia and was a retired railroad worker. Survivors include a niece, Janice Teemer, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Debra Williams Houston, Tallahassee; a brother, Lewis, Albany, Ga.; two sisters, Virdell Williams, Belle Glade, and Sweetie Adams, Atlanta; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, Dr. M.

L. King St. Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

CHALIFOUX, LOUIS C., 78, of Seminole, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Mendon, Vt., and came here in 1981 from Bethel, Conn. He worked as a carpenter. He was a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, Richard, St. Petersburg, and Louis, Danbury, Conn.; three daughters, Beverly Finney, Seminole, and Penny Burch and Linda Binette, both of Danbury; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.

McGINN, DONALD JOSEPH SR., 89, of Seminole, died Friday (Oct. 21, 1994) at Clearwater Community Hospital. He was born in Indian Lake, N.Y., and came here last year from Lakewood, N.J. An English professor, he worked at Rutgers Preparatory and Rutgers University, both in New Brunswick, N.J., and at Georgian Court College, Lakewood, N.J. He received his undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. He was the author of Shakespeare's Influence on the Drama of His Age, Literature as a Fine Art, John Penry and the Marpre Late Controversy and Thomas Nashe and co-author of The Admonition Controversy. Survivors include a son, Donald J. Jr., Seminole; a daughter, Kathleen Spring, Princeton, N.J.; several cousins; two nephews; and five grandchildren. Brewer Funeral Home, Lake Luzerne, N.Y.

MEVERS, MARGARET FROST, 91, of Seminole, died Wednesday (Oct. 19, 1994) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion, Seminole. She was born in Bristol, Tenn., and came here in 1984 from Little Switzerland, N.C. She was a teacher and a Methodist. Survivors include two sons, John F., Seminole, and William B., Stowe, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

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