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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

GARCIA, JOANN CHARLENE, 60, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta. She came here in 1950 from her native Los Angeles. She was a volunteer with the Girl Scouts and was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Fred; four sons, Nicholas, St. Petersburg, Michael and Timothy, both of Tampa, and Larrie, McDonough, Ga.; two daughters, Teresa Garcia, Palm Harbor, and Susan Funk, Tallahassee; and five grandchildren. Wages and Son Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, Ga.

WALKER, JAMES M., 66, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. He was born in Stamford, Conn., and came here four years ago from Rochester, N.Y., where he owned a private investigation agency. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Stephen J. and Mark, both of Rochester; his mother, Isabella Walker, Rochester; and four grandchildren. Gulf Breeze Cremation Society, Clearwater.

Dunedin

MITCHELL, SYLVIA B., 76, of Dunedin, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Mease Hospital Dunedin. She was born in Higginsville, Mo., and moved to Palm Harbor in 1978 from Dearborn, Mich., and to Dunedin this year. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include her husband, Thomas R. Jr.; two sons, Robert W., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., and Thomas R. III, Hendersonville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

ROLFFS, GEORGE C., 90, of Brooksville, formerly of Largo and Dunedin, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center, Spring Hill. He was born in Detroit and moved to Largo in 1977 from Battle Creek, Mich., to Dunedin in 1980 and to Brooksville in 1983. He worked as a therapeutic specialist for the Veterans Hospital, Battle Creek. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Battle Creek, and Mariner United Methodist Church, Spring Hill. Survivors include his wife, Redabelle; a son, Burton, Battle Creek; two daughters, Pauline Tanksley, Battle Creek, and Suzanne Dussault, East Peoria, Ill.; and nine grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

SILBERSWEIG, CHARLES, 82, of Dunedin, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at home. He was born in Poland and came here last year from New York City, where he owned the Rugby Fuel Oil Co. and was a member of the McKenly Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sons, Barry, Fort Lauderdale, and Michael, Queens, N.Y.; a daughter, Rosalind Doherty, Dunedin; a brother, Paul, Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Claire Shapiro, New York City; and 13 grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

WHEELER, DOROTHY E., 87, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Drew Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Clearwater. She was born in Yorkshire, England, and came here in 1960 from Detroit. She was a teacher and at retirement was the principal of Pierson School, Livonia, Mich. She was a graduate of Slippery Rock State College in Pennsylvania and Eastern Michigan College, and received a master's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. She was a member of the National Teachers Association and the Michigan Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Michigan Congress of Parents and Teachers and received its Distinguished Service Award in 1953. She was a member of the Livonia Business and Professional Women's Club and received its Honor Award in 1960. Survivors include a brother, Joseph A. Edwards, Burgettstown, Pa.; four sisters, Margaret Desmond, Dunedin, Audrey Woyicki, Clearwater, Phyllis Burhek, Canonsburg, Pa., and Shirley Michaels, Pitts, Pa.; 33 nephews and nieces; and 40 grandnephews and grandnieces. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

WOODS, ROSE M., 81, of Largo, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at home. She was born in Stephen, Minn., and came here in 1972 from Minneapolis. She worked as a teller for American National Bank, Clearwater, and was a Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Raymond; two daughters, Judy Bergeron, Minneapolis, and Mary Kaas, Janesville, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Eleanor Rae Bilsey, Burlingame, Calif.; a brother, Edwin Eliason, Grass Lake, Mich.; two sisters, Harriet Rudhe, Carson, Wash., and Ruth MacDonald, St. Paul, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Largo

DIXON, FRANK, 75, of Largo, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Hull, Ga., and came here in 1967 from Canton, Ga. He worked as a finish trimmer in construction and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Margaret C.; three daughters, Darlene Des Forges, Pinellas Park, Dotty Deaton, Douglasville, Ga., and Betty Glenn, Las Vegas; a brother, Paul, Blairsville, Ga.; a sister, Edith Barron, Gainesville, Ga.; and three grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

HERZOG, GLORIA G., 67, of Largo, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at home. She was born in Illinois and came here in 1977 from Woodmere, N.Y. She worked as an artist for Broadway Television in New York City. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Jascha; a sister, Marilyn Jackson, Victorville, Calif.; and several nephews and nieces. National Cremation Society, Largo.

McMAHAN, WILMA L., 66, of Floral City, formerly of Largo, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Arkansas Methodist Hospital, Paragould, Ark. She was born in Piggott, Ark., moved to Largo in 1970 from Waterford, Mich., and moved to Floral City four years ago. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Clay B.; two sons, Donald C., Naperville, Ill., and Timothy N., Milton; a daughter, Charlotte Hammack, Inverness; six brothers, Wayne Ratledge, Marmaduke, Ark., Dallas Ratledge, Lapeer, Mich., James Ratledge, Northfork, W.Va., George Ratledge, Clovis, N.M., Jerry Ratledge, Sikeston, Mo., and Gary Ratledge, Benton, Mo.; three sisters, Betty Treece, Millersville, Mo., Loretta Whitlock, Oak Ridge, Mo., and Linda Eccles, Virginia Beach, Va.; and six grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness.

TURNBULL, STEVEN P., 35, of Largo, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at the Kenner Regional Medical Center, Kenner, La. He came here in 1971 from his native Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He worked as an insurance adjuster and was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Charlene; a stepdaughter, Heather Henson, Largo; two brothers, Edward and Richard, both of Largo; and his mother, Emma Turnbull, Largo. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

Gulfport

McKEATING, DONALD F. SR., 76, of Gulfport, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Northside Hospital. Born in Chicago, he came here in 1981 from Bartlett, Ill. He was a former computer equipment salesman and an Army veteran of World War II. Locally, he was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary M.; two sons, Robert J., Emeryville, Calif.; and Donald F. Jr., Ringwood, Ill.; and a brother, Robert J., Glenview, Ill. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

REDMOND, MALCOLM G., 91, of Gulfport, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at Deluxe Care Inn. He was born in St. Mary's County, Md., and came here in 1967 from Maryland. He had retired from American Car & Foundry, Riverdale, Md., and was a Protestant. Survivors include a son, Richard A., and a granddaughter, Michelle Redmond, both of Orlando; three sisters; and a great-grandson. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Pinellas Park

JOWDERS, CHARLES W., 84, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Northside Hospital. Born in Wilton, N.H., he came here in 1980 from Pembroke, N.H., where he was a superintendent of bridge construction for 41 years for the state. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara; two daughters, Melody Heath, Franconia, N.H., and Barbara Clark, West Dummerston, Vt.; and four grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

KOUNS, RUTH, 72, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (June 22, 1995) of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on West Shore Boulevard in Tampa. Born in Clarksburg, W.Va., she came here in 1985 from Bedford, Ohio. She was a manager in the motel/restaurant industry. Survivors include two brothers, Robert Deems, Laurel, Md., and Harry Deems, Clarksburg; and a sister, Betty Huffman, Clarksburg. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

WENZEL, ETHEL ANITA, 88, of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. She came here in 1969 from her native Brookfield, Ill. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Barbahen, Berwyn, Ill.; two grandchildren, Paul W. Barbahen, Forest Park, Ill., and Cathryn C. Opsal, Redondo Beach, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

St. Pete Beach

MURPHY, ANNETTE L. BANKHEAD, 85, of Port Charlotte and formerly of St. Pete Beach, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Palmview Healthcare Center, Port Charlotte. Born in St. Louis, she lived in St. Pete Beach before moving to Port Charlotte last year. She was a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, William M. Bankhead, Treasure Island, and Malvern M. Bankhead, Panama City, Fla.; two daughters, Betty Branson, Punta Gorda, and Barbara Booker, Edwardsburg, Mich.; two brothers, Robert Gasser, Peoria, Ill., and Gerald Gasser, St. Louis County, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. James A. McKee Funeral Homes, North Port.

St. Petersburg

CANNEDY, BOBBY L., 53, of New York City and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 24, 1995) at Harlem Hospital, New York City. A native of St. Petersburg, he moved to New York City 36 years ago. Locally, he had worked part time in a public library and as a security guard. Survivors include two brothers, Willie Lee Cannedy, Tampa, and Rufus Lee Cannedy, St. Petersburg; and two sisters, Frances Scruggs, St. Petersburg, and Estella Pearsall, Philadelphia. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

CLARK, HARRIET JANE, 75, of 4600 47th Way N, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 20, 1995) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Canaseraga, N.Y., she retired from GTE Directory Co., St. Petersburg. Locally, she was a member of the women's auxiliaries of Moose Lodge 871 and the American Legion. She belonged to Clearview United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Martin Halbert, Canisteo, N.Y., Gerald Halbert, Yukon, Okla., and Donald Clark, Batavia, Ohio; two daughters, Dawn Frazier, Ellicottville, N.Y., and Sharon Wilhelm, St. Petersburg; a brother, Walter France, Tulsa; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. H.

P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Woodhull, N.Y.

COHEN, JOSEPH, 89, of Palm Harbor and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. Born in Wales, he came here in 1944 from Akron, Ohio, and moved to Palm Harbor in 1992. He had been 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.

FOX, GRACE I., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in McGregor, Ontario, she came here in 1957 from Kingsville, Ontario. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ernest; two daughters, Erna Messenger and Georgia Yeager, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Bruce Georgeff, London, Ontario; four sisters, Sarah Atkin, Harrow, Ontario, Mildred Perin, LaSalle, Ontario, Rose Sperling, Burlington, Ontario, and Carol Hargreaves, Toronto; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

MALONE, ROBERT DAVID SR., 79, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He was born in Fayetteville, Tenn., and came here in 1933 from Athens, Ala. A 1936 graduate of St. Petersburg High School, he was a general insurance agent and owner of Gore and Malone Insurance Agency and also R.

D. Malone Agency in St. Petersburg. He was a manager of a luncheonette at Child's Pharmacy in downtown St. Petersburg. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the "Fighting Malones," five sons of the Malone family who served during the war at the same time. He was a member of Central Bible Church and St. Petersburg High School Pioneers. He was a past president (1985) of the St. Petersburg chapter of the Florida Society of Sons of the American Revolution and a life member of DAV 9. Survivors include two sons, Robert D. Jr. and James P. of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Patricia Ann Woody, Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, John G., Cape Coral; and four grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

MARSHALL, RUTH V., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Northside Hospital. Born in Dayton, Ky., she came here in 1971 from Delray Beach and was a cashier for Winn-Dixie stores. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Petersburg, and Order of the Eastern Star in Dayton. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SHIRER, BRUCE ROBERT, 38, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. Born in White Plains, N.Y., he came here in 1961 from Peekskill, N.Y., and was a 1975 graduate of Lakewood High School. A 1979 graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College, he was a mechanical engineer and last worked at Schold Machine Co., St. Petersburg. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include a daughter, Tracy Ann Shirer, Clearwater; his father, the Rev. Robert L. Shirer, Seminole; and his mother, Juanita Shirer, and sister, Brenda Shirer, both of St. Petersburg. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SINNI, PAUL J., 61, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. He came here in 1980 from his native Queens, N.Y., where he was a general contractor for 30 years. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Kristina Sinni, Seminole; two sons, Robert Farabaugh, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Ronald Jach, Clearwater; two sisters, Betty Chioccariello, Queens, and Madeline Risi, Babylon, N.Y.; and two brothers, Saverio Sinni, Babylon, and Tony Evans, Boca Raton. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street 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.; his father, James Stennis Sr., Tampa; 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.

WARD, MARGARET E., 92, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 21, 1995) in Miami Lakes. She was born in Buxton, Maine, and came here in 1952. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Mills, Miami Lakes; a sister, Harriet Creer, Seminole; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. National Cremation Society, Dania.

Seminole

JACOBS, RICHARD LEROY, 81, of Seminole, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at home. He came here in 1954 from his native Kansas City, Mo. He owned Indian Rocks Television and Appliance Service, Indian Rocks Beach, for 25 years. He was a Baptist. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Judith J. Vaillancourt, Largo; a sister, Ruby Reed, Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

South Pasadena

JONES, ROBERT EUGENE, 61, of South Pasadena, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital emergency room. He was born in Letts, Ind., and came here in 1985 from Greensburg, Ind. He was manager of Causeway Mobile Home Park, South Pasadena, and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis M.; a son, Robert A., Palm Beach Gardens; two daughters, Sandra Marie Niese and Joni Sue Tarplee, both of Greensburg; a brother, Arthur, South Pasadena; and four grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

Tarpon Springs

CALAMAS, THEO PETE, 87, of Tarpon Springs and Augusta, Ga., died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Integrated Health Services, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Augusta and had been a part-year resident here for three years. He owned a restaurant in Augusta. He attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs, and was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Augusta. He was a member of the Order of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. Survivors include his wife, Koula; two sons, Jim, Palm Harbor, and Charles P., Belvedere, S.C.; a daughter, Carol Calamas, Augusta; a sister, Katherine Zervos, Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

LEDGER, KENNETH F., 71, of Homosassa, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, Crystal River. He was born in Fitchburg, Mass., and moved to Tarpon Springs in 1967 and to Homosassa in 1986. He worked as a food sales representative for Carr Bros., Plant City, and owned a restaurant in Pinellas Park. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Moose Lodge 2013 and St. Benedict's Catholic Church, both in Crystal River. Survivors include his wife, Lois; a daughter, Leslie Ledger, Homosassa; a stepson, Randy Coker, New Jersey; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Hickey, Inverness; a brother, Edward, Fitchburg; a sister, Ronnie Barr, Fountain Valley, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

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