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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

BOWDEN, DAWN T., 78, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Regency Oaks nursing home, Clearwater. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1979 from Avon, Mass. She was a homemaker and an Episcopalian. Survivors include a sister, Eleanor Ricketson, Gainesville; a nephew; and a niece. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

CONWAY, WILLIAM J., 85, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Adams, N.Y., and came here from New York. He worked as an electrician and was a Protestant. He was a Navy veteran and member of Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Leatha; and a daughter, Lorraine Caparew, Everett, Wash. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

CUNNINGHAM, WARNER EUGENE, 83, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Integrated Health Services, Clearwater. He came here in 1953 from his native Ravenna, Ohio. He worked as an analytical chemist and was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity and of Faith United Church of Christ, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ethel; a son, Donald W., Palm Harbor; a daughter, Doris Petersham, Tanzania; five sisters in Ohio; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

GRIFFITH, NOBLE G., 89, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. He was born in Leonard, Mo., and came here in 1971 from Newton, Iowa, where he worked for the Vernon manufacturing company for 28 years and retired as vice president of manufacturing and as a director. Earlier, he taught and coached at Gallup High School in New Mexico and at Newton High School. He was a past president of the Newton Country Club and member of the boards of the Newton Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts and Phi Sigma Epsilon social fraternity. He was a member of the Masons and of Congregational United Church of Christ, Newton. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Azalee; a son, Bob, Tarpon Springs; two sisters, Ann Perrill, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Grace Rogers, Shelbina, Mo.; and two grandsons. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

KIPPER, DORIS L., 93, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Regency Oaks nursing home, Clearwater. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1964 from Oak Park, Ill. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and its Chi Rho Sunday School Class. Survivors include two grandsons, Richard Gregory Kipper, Seattle, and Jay Prentice Kipper, Houston; and a granddaughter, Barbee Ann Bryant, Indianapolis. National Cremation Society, Largo.

LOMBARDO, NICOLO, 96, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Bayview Gardens adult congregate living facility, Clearwater. He was born in Sicily and came here in 1970 from Queens, N.Y., where he worked in the garment industry. He was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, and earlier of the Holy Name Society at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Forlizzo, Palm Harbor; a sister, Angie Renna, Hollywood, Fla.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

MICHNUK, PAUL, 67, of Clearwater and Downingtown, Pa., died Wednesday (June 21, 1995) at home in Downingtown. He was born in Philadelphia and had been a winter resident here for the past several years. He was a member of Men's Golf Association and the Lawn Bowling Club, both at the Top of the World, Clearwater. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Coatesville, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Lenora M.; two sons, Steven and Lewis D., both of Coatesville; a daughter, Patricia M. West, West Chester, Pa.; two brothers, William, Clearwater and Lancaster, Pa., and Donald, Downingtown; three granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, Pa.

PASINI, TERESA P., 71, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Clearwater Community Hospital. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and came here in 1987 from Staten Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, John; two sons, Martin, South Amboy, N.J., and Frank, Dedham, Mass.; a brother, Joseph Redano, Waynesboro, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

PLAIN, TERESA M., of Clearwater, formerly of Seminole, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. She came to Seminole in 1964 from her native New York City and moved to Clearwater five years ago. She worked as an assistant supervisor in mental hygiene for New York State. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Ruth S. Pudney, Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; and two nieces. Raymond M. Hook and Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

WEISS, JOHN H., 87, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Mease Hospital Countryside, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1972 from his native Boston, where he worked as a bridge tender for the city. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Claire; a son, William I., Palm Harbor; a daughter, Barbara J. Foster, Palm Harbor; two sisters, Mary A. Weiss, Brighton, Mass., and Helen Phillips, Shrewsbury, Mass.; and a granddaughter. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Dunedin

SMITH, LEONE, 85, of Dunedin, died Thursday (June 22, 1995) at Dunedin Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Terra Alta, W.Va., and came here in 1980 from Kingwood, W.Va., where she taught for more than 30 years in the Preston County school system. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma national teachers honorary society and was a Methodist. Survivors include a sister, Vera White, Reedsville, W.Va.; a nephew, Rick White, Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and a niece, Darby Kaduk, New Port Richey. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

Largo

FISHER, GEORGE R., 81, of Largo and Pilesgrove Township, N.J., died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Mannington Township, N.J. He was born in Penns Grove, N.J., and had been a winter resident here since 1974. He worked 38 years as an operator at the DuPont Chambers Works, Deepwater, N.J., and was a member of the DuPont Veterans and Pensioners associations. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, G. Baxter, Woodstown, N.J., and Douglas C., Alloway, N.J.; a daughter, Carol Ann Peploe, Pilesgrove Township; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. H. T. Layton and Son Home for Funerals, Woodstown, N.J.

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, Avon, Mass.; 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.

OTT, ADAM J., 85, of Largo, died Saturday (June 10, 1995) at Transitional Hospital, Tampa. He came here in 1974 from his native Philadelphia. He worked 28 years as a machinist for the Department of the Army. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Augustus Ruser Jr. American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo. There are no known survivors. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

RISSMAN, ALBERT J., 90, of Largo, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Palm Gardens of Pinellas nursing home, Largo. He was born in Tonawanda, N.Y., and came here in 1989 from Fairfax County, Va. He worked as chief of the Division of Realty with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C., and was a graduate of Cornell University. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lois Jean; and a sister, Margaret Shinskey, Melbourne, Fla. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

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 worked as a real estate broker in Fort Lauderdale, Largo and St. Petersburg. He developed several residential subdivisions in Largo and St. Petersburg and miscellaneous shopping centers and condominiums. He also managed real estate. He was a Navy veteran and retired as a commander. He was a graduate of Brown University. He was a charter member of the East Bay Country Club, Largo, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Montauk, N.Y. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Berenice; two sons, Frederick, Dunedin, and Price, Jacksonville; a daughter, Penelope Jerge, Clearwater; a brother, Richard, Miami; and three grandchildren. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

Palm Harbor

ANDERSON, RUTH T., 87, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. She was born in Los Angeles and came here in 1983 from Thornwood, N.Y. She owned a beauty salon and was a Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Roland H. Vincent, Palm Harbor; a daughter, Jaurrene Y. Dean, Pensacola; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

COHEN, JOSEPH, 89, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. He was born in Wales and came here in 1944 from Akron, Ohio. He worked as an interior decorator and was a member of the Rod and Gun Club. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra McKendree, St. Petersburg, and Alynjane Dana, Tampa; two brothers, Harry Barron, Naples, Fla., and Jack Barron, Akron; two sisters, Dora Sarbey and Myra Bass, both of Boca Raton; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

FORGIONE, VIRGINIA DOROTHY, 56, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She came here two years ago from her native Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, John and Thomas, both of Palm Harbor; a daughter, Janet Kreischer, Brooksville; a sister, Cecelia Snyder, Melbourne; and six grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

HARDWICK, FRED, 85, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Holiday, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at St. Mark Village continuing care retirement community, Palm Harbor. He was born in England, moved to Holiday in 1978 from Scottsboro, Ala., and moved to Palm Harbor this year. He was a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge, Toronto, and Alhambra Shrine Temple, Chattanooga, Tenn. Survivors include his wife, L. Jean; a brother, Douglas, Wisbech, England; and two sisters, Vera Kirk and Joyce Clifton, both of Wisbech. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

SAPP, GLADYS L., 72, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at the home of a daughter in Clearwater. She came here in 1954 from her native Fort Meade. She worked as an assembler in a cigar factory. Survivors include three sons, Carl, Homosassa, and James and Kenneth, both of Winter Park; a daughter, Carolyn Rhea, Clearwater; a sister, Eloise Burgess, Winter Park; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

St. Petersburg

BRADSHAW, MARILYN LOUISE, 61, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at home. Born in Pelham Manor, N.Y., she came here in 1969 from Ocean Grove, N.J., and was a homemaker. Locally, she was a member of First Church of God. Survivors include a daughter, Patti Velardi, St. Petersburg; three sons, Jack, St. Petersburg, and Frederick and Brian, both of South Carolina; and eight grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

CARTER, FAIRETHA, 65, of 1021 10th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1948 from her native Americus, Ga., and was a member of Faith Interdenominational Church. Survivors include six daughters, Charlene, Sandra, Doretha and Margo Carter and Pamela Bullard, all of St. Petersburg, and Teresa Ford, Washington, D.C.; four sons, Tony, Johnnie and Stacy Carter, all of St. Petersburg, and Micheal Carter, Chicago; two brothers, Herbert Smith, East Orange, N.J., and Ralph Smith, Titusville; four sisters, Bearnetha Merritt, Cocoa, Pearlie Ruth Smith, Miami, and Lois Sconiers and Cordelia Smith, both of Titusville; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, Dr. M.

L. King Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

DILLOW, BRYAN DOUGLAS, 40, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital of AIDS. Born in Rockhouse, Ky., he came here in 1992 from Atlanta and was a waiter for PoFolks restaurants in Atlanta and St. Petersburg. He was a Navy cryptologist from 1974 to 1979 and received a good conduct award in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Deborah; two daughters, Danielle and Savanah Skye Dillow, both of St. Petersburg; his father, Troy Dillow; and a brother, David, and sister, Jean Warnock, both of Ohio. C.

E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

GREEN, DAVID R., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1975 from his native Philadelphia, where he retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after 24 years. He was a member of Lodge 186, F&AM, Philadelphia, and Order of the Eastern Star. He was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Walter H., Brigantine, N.J.; a sister, Anna Moody, Aldan, Pa.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

GRESSLER, JULIETTE WHALEN, 82, of Schaghticoke, N.Y., and St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at the Samaritan Hospital, Troy, N.Y. She was a seasonal resident here since 1977 from her native Troy and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Schaghticoke. Survivors include her husband, Harry; a son, Charles, Clifton Park, N.Y.; two daughters, Shirley Sheldon, Schaghticoke, and Susan Cash, Orchard Park, N.Y.; a brother, Frank Whalen, and a sister, Dorothy Hauenstein, both of Troy; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. White/Sanvidge Funeral Home, Schaghticoke, N.Y.

KNOBLAUCH, PETER A., 53, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Mineola, N.Y., he came here in 1975 from New York and was a retired truck driver. He was an Air Force veteran and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Mark and Eric, a daughter, Terri Meredith, and a brother, Mike, all of St. Petersburg; and four grandchildren. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

LEDWARD, ELSIE, 85, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Mariner Health Care of Pinellas Point. She was born in Fontella, Va., and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Survivors include four daughters, Jinnie Kerdi and Marilyn Penavis, both of St. Petersburg, Elizabeth Ledward, Barrington, N.J., and Eleanore Floyd, Lewisburg, W.Va.; a son, Albert, Weeki Wachee; a brother, Luther Clements, and a sister, Evelyn Justice, both of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

LEONARD, HARRY A., 102, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 23, 1995) at College Harbor Health Center. He was born in Hartford, Conn., and came here many years ago from Boston, where he was a branch manager of Richards-Wilcox Manufacturing Co. for more than 50 years. He was an Army veteran of World War I, serving in France. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Frances; two sons, Dr. Edward, Chevy Chase, Md., and Dr. Lawrence, Falmouth, Maine; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

MYLES, THOMAS, 64, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Northside Hospital. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

PALECKI, DANIELLE MARIE, infant daughter of Christi Lugo and Daniel Palecki of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 22, 1995) at All Children's Hospital. Other survivors include a sister, Cynthia Lugo, her maternal grandfather, Christopher Hornbuckle, and her paternal grandparents, Marsha and Al Larkin, all of St. Petersburg. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

PROTOMASTRO, NICHOLAS M., 94, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in San Francisco, he came here in 1962 from Elnora, N.Y. He retired in 1962 as a tool and die maker for General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., and later worked in the kitchen at Admiral Farragut Academy until 1988. He was a volunteer at Azalea Homeowners Association for many years and a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include his wife, Catherine H.; a son, Robert N., St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren, Robert N. Protomastro Jr., Okinawa, and Jena E. Protomastro, St. Petersburg. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

RANCOUR, FREDRICK W., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at El Sol Retirement Club. C.

E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

STENNIS, JAMES BRYANT JR., 39, of 5401 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Miss., he came here as a child from Tampa and attended Gibbs High School. A graduate of Pinellas Technical Education Centers, St. Petersburg campus, he was a certified electrician and was self-employed. He was a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Nicole Stennis, Trenton, N.J.; and his mother, Carolyn Stennis, a sister, Geraldine Bethune, two brothers, Henry Craig Stennis and Anthony Frazier, his maternal grandmother, Bessie Vaxter, and a companion, Shelia Johnson, all of St. Petersburg. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

THOMAS, ELIZABETH K. "LIZ," 75, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Northern Ireland, she came here in 1969 from Schroon Lake, N.Y., and was a former hotel manager. Locally, she was a former saleswoman for JByrons at Gateway Mall. She was a member of the Toastmistress Club, where she won a speech contest in 1974. She was a volunteer at St. Anthony's Hospital since 1978 and a member of the Anthonians, Holy Family Catholic Church and its women's guild. She was a past president of Village Green social club and the shuffleboard club. Survivors include her husband, E. Earl; two stepsons, John Kelly, Schroon Lake; and Paul Kelly, Richmond, Va.; a stepdaughter, Ann Devine, Port Charlotte; and seven grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

WOODWORTH, JOSEPH, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 21, 1995) at home. He was a former photo printer for Eastman Kodak. Survivors include a niece, Jean Herman, Harbor Springs, Mich. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Tyrone Chapel, St. Petersburg.

YOUNG, ELIZABETH, 93, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Georgia, she came here more than 30 years ago from Gainesville. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Robert Holmes, Lakeland; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

BRODEUR, LUCIEN J., 86, of Seminole, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. He was born in Canada and came here in 1975 from Bolton, Conn., where he owned a drywall construction firm. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole, and of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Gabriel; two sons, Leroy, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michael, Manchester, Conn.; three daughters, Nancy Latronica, Seminole, Carlene Heil, Moodus, Conn., and Sharon Bergeron, South Windsor, Conn.; a brother, Antonio, Hollywood, Fla.; a sister, Mary Comtois, Maine; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

ELDRIDGE, BERTHA B., 88, of Seminole, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Freedom Square Nursing Center, Seminole. She was born in Germany and came here in 1980 from New York. She was co-owner of Eldridge-Wilde Waterfield in North Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. She was a contributing member of the Poet's Society. Survivors include two stepsons, William Eldridge, Darien, Conn., and Morton Eldridge, Madison, Ala.; a brother, Gottfriend Bratzel, Baden, Germany; and several step-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

PRICE, ROSEMARY SUE, infant daughter of James C. "Jimmy" and Rebecca Price, Seminole, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at home shortly after birth. Other survivors include two brothers, James Jr. and John M., both of Seminole; a sister, Rachel Price, Seminole; her paternal grandmother, Helen Price, Columbus, Ga.; and her maternal grandmother, Sue McLaughlin, Dunedin. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

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