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Clearwater

CARRELL, EVELYN PERCIVAL, 52, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. She was born in Dunedin and was a lifelong resident of Clearwater. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Samuel A.; two sons, Samuel S., Knoxville, Tenn., and Stephen W., Norwich, Conn.; two sisters, Ruth Weglarz, Clearwater, and Jean Chipley, Ocala; and three grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

EFINGER, DONALD GEORGE, 77, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. He was born in Los Angeles and came here in 1978 from St. Louis. He was a pilot in the Air Force and an air officer for the state of South Dakota. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. His memberships included the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mount Rushmore Masonic Lodge, Naja Shrine Temple in Deadwood, S.D., and the National Retired Officers Association. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Frances "Nancy"; two sons, Donald Jr., Peoria, Ill., and William, Polson, Mont.; a daughter, Susan Martin, Flagstaff, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

FILES, RICHARD, 84, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1975 from Centerport, N.Y. He worked as an accountant for Ambac Industries, Garden City, N.Y. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son, Daniel, Silver Springs; a daughter, Nancy Lipira, Huntington, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home at Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater.

GALLAHER, THE REV. THOMAS B., 89, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Longview, Texas, and came here in 1979 from Fort Smith, Ark. He was a Presbyterian minister and was a graduate of Austin College, Sherman, Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin. He received his doctorate at Austin Presbyterian Theological College. He served as associate pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and pastor of First Presbyterian churches in Waco, Texas, and Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Alma L.; a son, Thomas B. Jr., Waterloo, Iowa; a daughter, Alma Sarah Tyler, Tampa; a sister, Sarah C. Cramer, Dallas; and two grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

GLINATSIS, NELLIE MAE, 68, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Clearwater Community Hospital. She was born in Georgia and came here in 1949 from Blackshear, Ga. She worked as a dog groomer and was a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Anthony, Sarasota, and John M., Ramona, Calif.; a daughter, Annita Bear, North Port; a brother, John Henry Sims, Blackshear; and seven grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

GOLDMAN, MARCUS, 75, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Poland and came here in 1983 from Kensington, Md. He worked in industrial management in the scrap metal industry. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Jewish War Veterans and Temple B'Nai Israel, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Doris; a son, Steven Silverman, Rockville, Md.; three daughters, Carol Novick, Houston, and Suzanne Goldman and Phyllis Goldman; a sister, Dorothy Zendel, Bethesda, Md.; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

KIGGINS, JOHN C., 65, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at home. He was born in Elrama, Pa., and came here in 1965 from Large, Pa. He worked as a mechanic in the Pinellas County Motor Pool and was a member of Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Carlyn R.; a brother, Harry, Finleyville, Pa.; and three sisters, Nellie Eschelbacher, North Port, Ruth Bailey, North Port and Fort Hill, Pa., and Rebecca Holmes, Munhall, Pa. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

KNAUT, AGATHE S., 70, of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at home. She was born in Germany and came here in 1975 from Nutley, N.J. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Fred, Palm Harbor, Winfred, Lutz, Roland, Chicago, and Andrew, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Brigitte Hoffa, Palm Harbor; and six grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

McLAUGHLIN, RUTH M., 84, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and came here in 1979 from Honolulu. Survivors include two sisters, Tess Brewster, Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Edna Conrad, Cary, N.C.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Hampton, Vienna, Va., and Kristin O'Brien, Kirkland, Wash.; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

SUTHERLAND, MILDRED O., 79, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at home. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., and came here in 1968 from the Panama Canal Zone. She worked as a court reporter for the Navy. She was a past matron of the Orchid Eastern Star Chapter in the Canal Zone and a member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Owen, Rochester, Mich.; two daughters, Janet Sutherland, Dunedin, and Marsha McNamara, Dedham, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

WALLACE, WILLIAM JAY, 74, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at home. He was born in Luttrell, Tenn., and came here in 1984 from Tennessee Ridge, Tenn. He spent 20 years in the Navy and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Barbara Wallace, Clearwater; four stepdaughters, Janet Nicholai, St. Petersburg, Loretta Thorpe, Brandon, Denise Garrity, Tennessee Ridge, and Mary Ellen Smith, Vancouver, Wash.; three brothers, Roy, Clearwater, Walter, Norfolk, Va., and Carl, San Diego; two sisters, Ruth Dalton, Dunlap, Tenn., and Mae Smith, Madison, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Dunedin

DYER, LAURETTA F., 94, of Tampa, formerly of Dunedin, died Sunday (June 11, 1995) at Harborside Healthcare of Tampa Bay, Oldsmar. She was born in Montreal, came to Dunedin in 1955 from Detroit and moved to Tampa in 1971. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, John Sullivan, St. Clair Shores, Mich., Daniel Sullivan, Niles, Mich., and Dewey Dyer, Mount Clemens, Mich.; two daughters, Joann Frazho, Palm Harbor, and Lauretta Hansen, Tampa; a brother, John Langivan, Naples, Fla.; a sister, Julia Wilson, Marine City, Mich.; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home at Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater.

Gulfport

LUNDY, STANFORD EMORY, 80, of Town Shores, Gulfport, died Thursday (June 22, 1995) of cancer at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Galax, Va., he came to St. Petersburg in 1949 and moved to Gulfport in 1975. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Virginia; a son, Bill, Port St. Lucie; a daughter, Debbie Zach, Newville, Pa.; a brother, E. S., Galax; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

Largo

BENKART, DAVID F. SR., 67, of Largo and Red Hook, N.Y., died Friday (June 23, 1995) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He was born in Pittsburgh and had been a winter resident here since 1991. He worked for 40 years for IBM in Kingston, N.Y., and retired as an electrical and programing engineer. He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was an Army veteran. He was a Little League manager and umpire in both Little League and Senior League and played softball in the men's over-40 league, all in Red Hook. In Florida, he was on the board of directors of the Boca Ciega Residents Association. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, David F. Jr., Red Hook, and James, Hudson, N.Y.; two daughters, Beverly Pole and Marilyn Benkart, both of New Paltz, N.Y.; a brother, Arthur, Lower Burrell, Pa.; three sisters, Mae Richardson, Holbrook, Pa., Joann Paolino, Perth Amboy, N.J., and Sally Benkart, Pittsburgh; and three grandchildren. Burnett, Rockefeller and Hand Funeral Home, Red Hook, N.Y.

DAVIS, HIRAM JACK C., 67, of Largo, died Thursday (June 22, 1995) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., and came here in 1971 from Fort Walton Beach. He worked as a salesman for Aluminum Company of America. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a graduate of Babson College, Wellesley, Mass. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Becky; a son, Jack E., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Jill Vandenboogaart, Palm Harbor, and Wendy Keller, Salley, S.C.; and two granddaughters. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

IANFOLLA, RALPH J. 72, of Largo, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1986 from Sayville, N.Y. He worked for AT&T and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary C.; two sons, Ralph, Owatonna, Minn., and Robert, Long Beach, N.Y.; a daughter, Terise Newnan, Sayville; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

JONES, JOE LOUIS SR., 58, of Largo, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at home. He came to Clearwater in 1959 from his native Sylvester, Ga., and moved to Largo in 1972. He worked in maintenance at Beach Comber Restaurant, Clearwater. He was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include his wife, Rose; a son, Gary, Largo; two daughters, Beverly Jones and Patricia Jones, both of Largo; three stepsons, Michael Crawford and Ricky Crawford, both of Largo, and Matthew Crawford, North Carolina; two stepdaughters, Shirley Crawford, Largo, and Linda Robinson, Woodbridge, Va.; a brother, Al, Clearwater; six sisters, Odessa Lowe, Ella Mae Dixon, Maxine Jackson, Anna Lou Jones and Nellie Wilburn, all of Clearwater, and Nancy Thomas, Sylvester; and 13 grandchildren. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

RENNER, RUTH M., 84, of Largo, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Sabal Palms Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Bruning, Neb., and came here last year from Los Angeles, where she worked as a fraud investigator for Los Angeles County. She was a member of American Society of Mensa. Survivors include a son, Mark Mandell, Annandale, N.J.; a daughter, Judith Mills, Largo; a brother, Leon A. Renner, Harlingen, Texas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

SCHWENCK, GEORGE W., 85, of Largo, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at East Bay Nursing Center, Clearwater. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and came here in 1957 from Fort Lauderdale. He owned Schwenck Realty, was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Naval Reserve until 1962. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Berenice; two sons, Frederick, Dunedin, and Price, Jacksonville; a daughter, Penny Jerge, Clearwater; a brother, Richard, Miami; and three grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

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 20 years for Pinellas County as a heating and air conditioning mechanic and was a graduate of Lee College, Cleveland, Tenn. He 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.

Oldsmar

FURMAN, PEARL, 61, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. She was born in St. Lucia, West Indies, and came here in 1981 from Edgewater, N.J. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for a home health care agency. Survivors include a son, Derek Alcee, Carmichael, Calif.; a daughter, Charmaine Alcee, Edgewater; a sister, Gloria Monplaisir, Carteret, N.J.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gulf Breeze Cremation Society, Clearwater.

RYAN, JOHN M., 72, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Harborside Health Care of Tampa Bay, Oldsmar. He came here in 1987 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He worked as a supervisor for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and at Kennedy International Airport, New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a former prisoner of war. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, John M. Jr., Flushing, N.Y.; and a companion, Beverly Kennefic. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Palm Harbor

BONSER, MARGARET E., 71, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and came here in 1985 from Seaford, Va. She was a homemaker and member of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, George; a son, Scott G., Cofield, N.C.; a daughter, Julie R. Bonser, Palm Harbor; a brother, Donald C. Stewart, Knoxville, Tenn.; and a sister, Jean S. Gillam, Youngstown. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

RZEZUTKO, JOSEPH A., 76, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1969 from his native Detroit, where he worked as an automobile engineer. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include two sons, Randy, Palm Harbor, and Rodney, Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Barbara Hopper, Holiday; and four grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

SPORRE, LILLIAN, 89, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She was born in Austria and came here in 1962 from Chicago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Palms, Palm Harbor, and the Women's Auxiliary of Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Stanek, Palm Harbor, June Moffler, New Port Richey, and Betty Grady, Oak Lawn, Ill.; a brother, Carl Tyrolt, California; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Palm Harbor Chapel.

St. Petersburg

FITTON, CHARLES, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Fall River, Mass., he came here in 1977 from Westport, Mass., and was a carpenter. He was a member of Uatuppa Grange 365, Westport Social Club and Westport United Congregational Church, and was a charter member of Bristol County Bee Keepers Association, all in Westport. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Grace M.; a daughter, Betty Ann Wilkinson, Westport; two sons, Robert C., Churchville, Md., and Donald W., Raynham, Mass.; and five grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

GRIFFITH, HASKELL K., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Somerset, Ky., he came here in 1977 from Indianapolis, where he was a salesman for Smith Food Brokers for three years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of DAV, St. Petersburg. He belonged to Riviera United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth K.; a daughter, Linda Perry, Covington, Ind.; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

HORAN, THOMAS VINCENT, 34, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Integrated Health Services, St. Petersburg. He came here in 1970 from his native Monroe, N.Y., and was an artist. Survivors include his father, Andrew Horan, Clearwater Beach; a brother, Andrew, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a sister, Jean Wagenhoffer, Monroe. Southern Funeral & Memorial Services, St. Petersburg.

JANKE, BARBARA M., 71, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Pinellas Community Hospital. She came here in 1967 from her native Mount Vernon, N.Y. She was a secretary for 20 years at Charles Construction, St. Petersburg, and was a member of Women in Construction. Survivors include two sons, John D. Messer, St. Petersburg, and G. Michael Messer, Pinellas Park; a stepdaughter, Linda Corfild, Milwaukee; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

JUHASZ, FRANCES C. "KATIE," 77, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at her daughter's home in St. Petersburg. Born in Passaic, N.J., she came here in 1980 from Lowville, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, its Daughters of Isabella and Altar Rosary Society, Hungarian National League, Moose Lodge Women's Auxiliary, all of Lowville, and Petries Corners (N.Y.) Grange. Locally, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Brietling, St. Petersburg, and Elizabeth McCormick, Lowville; two sons, Robert, Denver, and Barry, Storrs, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

ROBINSON, CLAYTON GENE, 32, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here as a child from his native Bradenton and was a cook. A graduate of Gibbs High School, he served in the Job Corps and was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, Bradenton. Survivors include four daughters, Veronica, Dominique, Panikque and Shirkira Robinson, and a son, Mario, all of St. Petersburg; his mother, Christine Hill, Bradenton; three sisters, Alicia Robinson, Orlando, Latresa Ann Walker, St. Petersburg, and Christy Waters, Bradenton; three brothers, Ricky Robinson and Willie Davis Jr., both of Bradenton, and Freddie Walker, St. Petersburg; and his maternal grandmother, Estella Robinson, Bradenton. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

VAUISO, LOUIS "LOUIE," of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. He was born in New Haven, Conn., and came here in 1977 from Branford, Conn. He retired as a painting contractor and was a member of the Painters Union. Locally, he was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Donald L., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Marion V. Wilson, Branford, and Arleen Sebastian, Haverhill, Mass.; two sisters, Jenny Ferrara, Hamden, Conn., and Philomena DiChello, New Haven; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

WOOD, RUTH MIRIAM, 81, of Five Towns, St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Rockford, Ill., she came here in 1992 from Boulder, Colo., where she was an administrator of programs for Boulder County Board for Developmental Disabilities for 15 years. The day after she retired was proclaimed Ruth Wood Day by the governor of Colorado. She taught school for a while and also worked for the USO Club in Chicago. She was a Protestant. Survivors include two sons, Robert and David, both of Denver; and a daughter, Linda Wood, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Alan R. McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

PAULIK, CHARLES J., 81, of Seminole, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at East Bay Nursing Center, Clearwater. He was born in Stamford, Conn., and came here in 1977 from Greenwich, Conn. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10094, Indian Rocks Beach. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a brother, Albert, Largo; two nephews, Charles Galasso, Inverness, and Alfred Galasso, Greenwich; and a niece, Ilona Mendicino, Lecanto. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

TOTTEN, JOAN A., 63, of Seminole, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at University General Hospital, Seminole. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1973 from Coram, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran. She was a volunteer and certified victim advocate for five years for the Pinellas County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She joined MADD after her daughter and grandson were killed by a drunken driver in 1990. Survivors include her husband, Ronald; three sons, Brian Pugh, St. Petersburg, George Pugh, Frankfort, Ill., and Edward Totten, Tampa; a daughter, Marie Briegel, St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

YOUNG, HARRIETT H., 65, of Seminole, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., and came here this year from Tallahassee. She worked as a secretary for the Florida Division of Aging and was a past president of the International Association of Secretaries. She was a Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Clay, Gainesville, and Frank, Seattle; a daughter, Cori Tampas, Palm Harbor; a sister, Sarah Watkins, Seminole; and three grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

South Pasadena

BROWNELL, HAROLD C. "BROWNIE," 95, of South Pasadena, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Pasadena Manor. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1965 from Downers Grove, Ill. He retired in 1965 as a mechanical engineer from Peoples Gas, Light and Coke Co., Chicago, and was an Army colonel during World War II. He was a Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Loris M.; a son, William E., Houston; a daughter, Lynda Dorman, Ocala; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Lindeman, Darien, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

Tarpon Springs

STRAINING, HELEN, 94, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Dunedin, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Pennsylvania and came here in 1975 from Dunedin. She worked as a secretary. There are no known survivors. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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