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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Belleair

STRAWBRIDGE, LEE M., 50, of Belleair, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Newport, R.I., and came here five years ago from Boston. She was a graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and did graduate studies at the University of Madrid in Spain and the Sorbonne at the University of Paris in France. Survivors include a son, Andrew, Chicago; her mother, Marie Mulloney, Belleair; a brother, Brian Mulloney, Davis, Calif.; and a sister, Kathleen Mulloney, Belleair. Abbey Parklawn Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Belleair Bluffs

BAUM, ARMELLA F., 98, of Belleair Bluffs, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at the home of a granddaughter in Largo. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and came here in 1957 from Chicago. She was a member of the Ladies Knights of Columbus 4192 and St. Patrick's Catholic Church and its Women's Guild, all in Largo. Survivors include two grandsons, Paul M. Gumus, Largo, and Joseph F. Gumus, Crystal River; a granddaughter, Mary Celeste Miller, Largo; and five great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

Clearwater

DEAN, GIVA E., 84, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at home. She was born in Robinson, Ill., and came here in 1977 from Youngstown, Ohio, where she owned Trash and Treasure Antiques. She was a member of the Golden Agers and the Suncoasters, both at Ranch Mobile Home Park, Clearwater, and of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo. Survivors include a son, Rodney K., Gainesville; a brother, John Kuhns, Hesperia, Calif.; a sister, Winifried Smallenberger, Clearwater; nine granddaughters; 19 great-grandchildren; and a companion, John Buchanon. National Cremation Society, Largo.

HORNECKER, RUTH E., 74, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at East Bay Nursing Center, Clearwater. She came here in 1959 from her native Glendale, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Harry L.; and two daughters, Jill Mohan, Clearwater, and Judi Gill, Tampa. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

PALEN, MARGARET, 88, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1971 from her native Syracuse, N.Y. She worked as a secretary for Smith Corona Marchant, Cortland, N.Y., and was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, DeForest, Clearwater; and a nephew, Burton Ford, Newark, N.Y. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

VASALE, JOSEPH J. SR., 88, of Clearwater and Danbury, Conn., died Friday (June 23, 1995) at the Danbury Hospital. He was born in Norwalk, Conn., and had been a winter resident here for many years. He worked in construction with the Vasale Brothers in Wilton, Conn., and later worked in maintenance for 26 years with the School Sisters of Notre Dame, also in Wilton. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union Local 210, Norwalk, the Wilton Athletic Club and the Wilton Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Virginia R.; a son, Joseph J. Jr., Wilton; two daughters, Elizabeth Brzezinski, New Milford, Conn., and Alice Douglass, Danbury; a brother, Arpad L., Wilton; a sister, Katherine Quigley, Wilton; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Bouton Funeral Home, Georgetown, Conn.

Largo

CARA, DOROTHY B., 89, of Largo, died Thursday (June 22, 1995) at West Bay Nursing Center, Oldsmar. She was born in Macon, Ga., and came here in 1972 from Akron, Ohio. She was a homemaker and member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a niece, Louise Koroknay, Mansfield, Ohio. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

CURRAN, JAMES R., 89, of Largo, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Washington, Pa., and came here in 1974 from Pittsburgh. He worked as a field representative for the state of Pennsylvania. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 175, Washington, Pa., and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 545, Harrisburg, Pa. He was a member of Elks Lodge 512, New Kensington, Pa., and was a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, James R. Jr., Bethel Park, Pa., and Thomas J., Ebensburg, Pa.; a sister, Patricia Devore, Washington, Pa.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

HALLER, BERNHARD, 86, of Largo, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Germany and came here in 1968 from Brooklyn, N.Y., where he worked as a deliveryman for Ranken Dairy. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Bernard, Sunnyvale, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Haller, Largo; a sister, Elizabeth Onhmus, Germany; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

JONES, CHARLES LEO "TIM," 65, of Largo died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at home. He was born in Bolivar, N.Y., and came here in 1968 from Corry, Pa. He was a guitarist and vocalist in his band, Tim and Terry and the Travalls. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Marjorie Ann; a son, Richard Beaupre, Clearwater; three daughters, Tracy Ann Jones, Largo, Valerie Lynn Valentine, Clearwater, and Erika "Rickie" Duffy, Goffstown, N.H.; a sister, June Howard, Atlanta; and 10 grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

NICHOLS, STERLING J. SR., 73, of Largo, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. He was born in Marion County and came here in 1966 from Orlando. He worked as a sales manager for American Bakeries Co. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of Keene Terrace Baptist Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Robert L., Largo, and Sterling J. Jr., De Funiak Springs; a daughter, Margaret Terry, Mount Dora; a sister, Mary Cashwell, Fort Myers; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

ROY, LILLIAN L., 80, of Largo, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Sabal Palms Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Louisville, Ky., and came here in 1983 from Dayton, Ohio, where she worked as a vice president of the First National Bank of Dayton. Survivors include her husband, George T.; a son, Thomas Shoup, Dayton; a stepson, Richard Roy, Plano, Texas; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

SPURLING, JACKIE RAY, 62, of Largo, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Palm Garden of Largo nursing home. He was born in Wildwood and came here in 1968 from Harrisburg, Pa. He worked as a heating and air conditioning mechanic and was a member of Harvest Temple Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Alice E.; two sons, Dale R., Pinellas Park, and Jay E., Clearwater; two brothers, Charles, Bakersfield, Calif., and Ronald, Forsyth, Ga.; four sisters, Marie Bridges and Ellen Graham, both of Coleman, Frances Chambers, Asheville, N.C., and Joan Jennings, Wildwood; and two grandsons. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

WINKLEPLECK, MARY JANE, 76, of Largo, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Sheridan, Ind., and came here four years ago from Fort Lauderdale. She worked as a credit manager for Equifax in Fort Lauderdale and Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Robert, Okeechobee; two daughters, Karen Varnadoe, Largo, and Patricia Tegge, Pompano Beach; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

Palm Harbor

COLEMAN, SHERIDAN D., 93, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at Countryside Health Care Center, Palm Harbor. He was born in Brooksburg, Ind., and came here in 1970 from Indianapolis. He worked as a general foreman for Higrade Meat Packing Co. and was an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include a son, Donald F., Indianapolis; a daughter, Dorothy Higdon, Palm Harbor; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

WALKER, ROSE J., 95, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1985 from Hammond, Ind. She was a high school teacher and member of the Indiana State and Lake County teachers associations. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a member of the YWCA. She was a Sunday school teacher and member of the United Methodist Women at United Methodist Church, Hammond. Survivors include a son, Richard D., Palm Harbor; two daughters, Betty W. Chomar, Palm Harbor, and Phyllis J. Nicholas, Greenwich, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Seminole

KRAATZ, WILLIAM FRANK, 91, of Seminole, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1965 from New York City. He worked as a foreman for a telephone company and was a member of the St. Petersburg West Club of Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a member of St. Ann of Grace Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Arlene M. Doremus, Oakland, N.J.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

NORTON, MARY E., 69, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Seminole, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Cincinnati, came here in 1975 from Montgomery, Ohio, and moved to Grove City this year. She worked as a secretary and was a Catholic. Survivors include a son, Michael Reeves, Columbus; and a daughter, Teresa Reeves, Columbus. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

St. Pete Beach

HARMON, HENRY H. "JACK," 64, of St. Pete Beach, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he came here in 1990 from Cincinnati and was owner and operator of Harmony House Hotel, St. Pete Beach. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Catherine L.; two sons, Michael L., Cincinnati, and Richard A., Tampa; two daughters, Elaine K. Keen, Marietta, Ga., and Loretta Ann Kuper, Cincinnati; his mother, Bessie Harmon, and a sister, Lorain Jenkins, both of Cincinnati; and 10 grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

St. Petersburg

ALBERT, JOHN J., 76, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, and came here in 1979 from Indianapolis. He was an agent for Prudential Life Insurance and Life Insurance Co. of Virginia. An Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he was a past commander of American Legion Post 34, Indianapolis. Locally, he belonged to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include his wife, Edith; a son, Brother John, O.C.S.O., Conyers, Ga.; two daughters, Donna Wilberding, Piqua, Ohio, and Judith A. McKinney, Ashland, Va.; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

GRANT, SALLY, 88, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at Greenbrook Nursing Center. She was born in England and came here in 1985 from New York City. She retired as a clerk from the Pennsylvania Railroad after 40 years. She was a Protestant and a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 44, New York City. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Florence Ruggles, Akron, Ohio. Richard E. Sorensen, Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

HENDERSON, JANICE MAE, 30, of 954 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1970 from her native Blakely, Ga., and was a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Jamine and Jamar, her parents, Willie and Flora Henderson, four sisters, Catherine Badger, Gertrude Holmes, and Jackie and Gloria Henderson, and four brothers, Eugene, George, Jerome and Benjamin Henderson, all of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

JOHNSON, JEANNE A., 67, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 1995) in Little Switzerland, N.C., where she spent her summers. Born in Cleveland, she came here in 1957 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Florida Orchestra Guild, Gateway Bridge Club and Friends of the Blue Ridge, and was on the board of directors of Little Switzerland. An avid potter, she exhibited her work throughout the country and was a member of the local Potters Guild. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Henry C.; three sons, John, Bat Cave, N.C., Thomas, Tupelo, Miss., and Jerry, St. Petersburg; a sister, Nanette Brown, Summerfield; and two grandsons, Kyle and Matthew Johnson, both of Tupelo. National Cremation Society, Largo.

JUERGENSEN, ANNA, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Colonial Care Center. Born in Germany, she came here in 1965 from Port Washington, N.Y., and was a homemaker. Survivors include a sister in Germany; three grandchildren, Linda Simays, Haymarket, Va., Charles Juergensen, Pennsylvania, and Douglas Juergensen, Oregon; and seven great-grandchildren. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

MOLLOY, JOHN F., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 22, 1995) at home. He was born in Ireland and came here in 1977 from New York City. He was a member of the Merchant Marine and served during World War II. He was a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, John P., Bayville, N.J., and Raymond F., Glen Falls, N.Y.; a daughter, Joy Ann Nafziger, Key Largo; a sister, Mary McCauley, New Jersey; a brother, Michael, Dumont, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

O'NEAL, LOUISE B., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 21, 1995) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Wilmington, N.C., she came here in 1970 from Atlanta and was a former office receptionist. Survivors include a son, Marvin, St. Petersburg. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

RUCKDESCHEL, EDITH "RUCK," 94, of Integrated Health Services, St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1925 from her native Rutland, Va., and was a former hotel administrator. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and an American Legion auxiliary. Survivors include five sons, Hugh W. and Philip C. Ruckdeschel, both of Treasure Island, Graham R. Whittstruck, Manvel, Texas, John Ruck, St. Petersburg, and William E. Ruckdeschel; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

RUMPH, JAMES, 81, of 305 Dr. M. L. King (Ninth) St. S, St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at Integrated Health Services, St. Petersburg. He was born in Marshallville, Ga., and came here in 1946 and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of New Faith Free Methodist Church, where he served with the Stewards Board. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Fannie Mae; a brother, Robert, Philadelphia; a sister, Mattie Mills, St. Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews, including Sam McGhee, Boca Raton, and Idella McGhee, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, Dr. M. L. King Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

TORRENS, KATHRYN L. "LOU," 77, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Herrin, Ill., and came here in 1978 from Chicago. She was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Imogene Slomski, Chicago, and Gladys O'Neil, St. Petersburg; and a nephew and three nieces. National Cremation Society, Largo.

WILLIAMS, ANNA MAE, 70, of 1750 19th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Plains, Ga., she came here several years ago from Americus, Ga., and was a Baptist. Survivors include four sons, William Johnson Jr., Texas, Henry F. Johnson, St. Cloud, and James and Leroy Johnson, both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Anna Johnson, St. Petersburg; a sister, Lorene Jordan, St. Petersburg; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, Dr. M. L. King Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

South Pasadena

BUNYAN, ROBERT O., 90, of South Pasadena, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Kendallville, Ind., and came here in 1971 from Louisville, Ky. An industrial engineer for Kroehler Furniture Manufacturers, he worked in Louisville and Naperville, Ill. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army Air Forces and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Retired Officers Club, Pasadena Presbyterian Church and Gideons International. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elsie; a son, Richard, St. James, N.Y.; two daughters, Barbara Ogletree, Canton, Ga., and Roberta Carrier, Houston; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Tarpon Springs

HUBBARD, CLINTON P., 89, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. He was born in Portland, Maine, and came here three years ago from Wells, Maine. He worked as a carpenter for the Sam Aceto Construction Co., Portland. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Carpenters Union, both in Portland, and of United Church of Christ, Lovell, Maine. Survivors include two daughters, Linda H. Nicoll, Tarpon Springs, and Nancy H. Greene, Everglades City; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.

TOOMIRE, ISABELLE J., 69, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at home. She was born in Wagner, S.D., and came here in 1989 from Addison, Ill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Kenneth; two sons, Daniel A., Blue Springs, Mo., and Gary D., Wheaton, Ill.; a daughter, Jaynie L. Falduto, Elgin, Ill.; a brother, Calvin Krsnak, Sioux Falls, S.D.; a sister, Connie Hart, Spokane, Wash.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Bartelt Road Chapel, Holiday.

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