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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

GARCIA, JOANN CHARLENE, 61, of Clearwater, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Emory University, Atlanta. She was born in Las Vegas and came here in 1967 from Nashville, Tenn. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Fred R.; four sons, Michael and Timothy, both of Tampa, Nicholas, St. Petersburg, and Larrie, McDonough, Ga.; two daughters, Teresa Garcia, Palm Harbor, and Susan Funk, Tallahassee; and five grandchildren. Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, Ga.

POND, NORMA T., 78, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at Manor Care Palm Harbor. She was born in Missouri and came here in 1970 from Whittier, Calif. She worked as an assistant administrator for the federal government. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a past treasurer of American Diabetes Association Clearwater Chapter, a volunteer at Mease Hospital Dunedin and a president of Missouri Club, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Edward, Austin, Texas; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

SHERIDAN, MARY M., 97, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Nurses Helping Hands of Pinellas, Pinellas Park. She came to Tampa in 1906 from her native Havana, Cuba, and moved in 1988 from Tampa to Clearwater. She worked as a secretary for Tampa Electric Company. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Christ the King Catholic Church, the Lions Club Auxiliary and American Association of Retired Persons Travel Club, all in Tampa. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Sheridan Easton, Clearwater. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

Dunedin

CHODAT, KENNETH "NICK," 45, of Dunedin, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at home. He was born in Houston and came here in 1986 from Auburndale. He worked at Auburndale Radiator Repair. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his parents, Robert and Norma Chodat, Salt Springs. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

MacLEAN, MURDINA, 92, of Dunedin, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. She was born in Scotland and came here in 1977 from Detroit. She was a member of Daughters of Scotia and Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, M. John, Fond Du Lac, Wis.; a daughter, Mary Catherine MacPhee, Dunedin; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

MYTYK, SUSAN R., 51, of Dunedin, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at home. She was born in Cincinnati and came here this year from Ypsilanti, Mich. She worked as a real estate appraiser. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Sigmund; two sons, Leo Lovely, Plainview, N.Y., and John Lovely, Hopedale, Mass.; two stepsons, Stephen Mytyk, Bermuda, and David Mytyk, Mount Pleasant, Mich.; a daughter, Jennifer Quinn, East Douglas, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Sheryl Burgnon, Apple Valley, Calif., and Katherine Mytyk, Novi, Mich.; a sister, Allene Maurer, Brooksville; and seven grandchildren. Moss-Feaster at Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater.

Largo

FAY, MILTON E., 81, of Largo, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in New York City and came here in 1976 from East Berne, N.Y. He worked 14 years as a supervisor for East Bronx River Parkway. He was a past master of Sagamore Masonic Lodge, New York City, and a member of Hill Town Senior Citizens, East Berne. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Anna M.; a son, Walter C., Albany, N.Y.; a daughter, Irene Fay Peck, Altamont, N.Y.; two brothers, Howard E., Largo, and Robert C., East Berne; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

FUELL, CATHERINE, 73, of Largo, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at home. She came here two years ago from her native Louisville, Ky., after many years as a winter resident. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Edward. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home, Gulfport.

JOHNSTON, SUSAN J., 56, of Largo, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1972 from her native Chicago. She worked as a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include her husband, James J.; two sons, James, Brandon, and Thomas, Seminole; two daughters, Elizabeth Salyers and Laura Shepard, both of St. Petersburg; her mother, Dorothy Birmingham, Largo; a brother, William Birmingham, Glenview, Ill.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

PIMENTAL, DANIEL P., 84, of Largo, died Sunday (June 25, 1995) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. He was born in Dighton, Mass., and came here in 1972 from Fall River, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Antonia; a brother, William, California; and a sister, Louise Oliveria, Massachusetts. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park.

Palm Harbor

CHESTNEY, ALICE R., 70, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at Clearwater Community Hospital. She was born in New York City and came here in 1987 from Miami. She worked as a supervisor and instructor for an airline. She was a volunteer seven years for the JCPenney Golf Tournament and served as tournament director for Highland Lakes Ladies Golf League. Survivors include her husband, Bard; two sons, Robert, Cumming, Ga., and David, Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Anne Mudd, Western Springs, Ill.; three brothers, Donald Schoen, Bronxville, N.Y., Homer Schoen, Pound Ridge, N.Y., and Alan Schoen, Carbondale, Ill.; and five grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

MILLER, HAROLD C., 66, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at home. He was born in Ossining, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from White Plains, N.Y., where he was a police officer. He worked nine years as a records manager for the Clearwater Police Department. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. His memberships included St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater, White Plains Police Retirement Association and the Elks. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Patricia; three daughters, Ellyn Miller, St. Petersburg, Gerilyn Aronoff, White Plains, and Carolyn Miller, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Robert, Yuma, Ariz.; two sisters, Joyce Nagel, Elmsford, N.Y., and Sally Healy, Ogden, Utah; and two grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Redington Shores

COSTELLO, RUTH V., 78, of Redington Shores, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at home. She came here in 1968 from her native Cincinnati and was a Catholic. Survivors include three sons, Robert E., Sparta, Ky., John T., Seminole, and Michael T., Largo; three daughters, Joy J. Ashur, Ind., Bonnie J. Murphy, Cincinnati, and Delores E. Costello, Redington Shores; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

St. Petersburg

BEARDEN, IMOGENE, 67, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Northside Hospital. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she came here in 1944 from Ivalee, Ala. Survivors include three sons, Gary, Phillip and Martin, all of St. Petersburg; four daughters, Patricia Simmons, Peggy Harris and Deborah Holmes, all of St. Petersburg, and Sandra Santerfeit, Bell; her mother, Ethel Tatum, St. Petersburg; three brothers, Arthur Tatum, Pace, James Tatum, Hudson, and Wayne Tatum, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Margaret Diamon, Birmingham, and Betty Grant, Walnut Grove, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

BENSON, FERN L., 76, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. Born in Maple City, Mich., she came here two years ago from Bradenton, where she lived since 1941. She was a member of the Kenneth City Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her husband, Marvin R.; a daughter, Karen Duttry, St. Petersburg; a son, Gary R., Mansfield, Texas; five sisters, Wilma Payne and Margaret Swanson of Traverse City, Mich., Iola Cameron, Big Rapids, Mich., Beatrice Swanson, Roscommon, Mich., and Lucille Hall, Midland, Mich.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Manasota Memorial Funeral Home, Bradenton.

BRASS, FRANK KARL, 71, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Pinellas Community Hospital, Pinellas Park. Born in Foxtown, Pa., he came here in 1974 from Pittsburgh. He was a carpenter. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine and then the Naval Reserves. He was a foster parent for more than 100 children. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Bernice; three daughters, Janice Jobson, St. Petersburg, Patricia Borrasso, Strongsville, Ohio, and Laura Ollio, Pittsburgh; a brother, Daniel, and a sister, Anna Jane Mapin, both of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

BRYANT, NINA M., 73, of 2660 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1940 from her native Georgia. She retired from Soft Water Laundry and also was a cook at Starling Day Care Center. A member of Greater Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, she served on its Usher Board 2 and was a member of Lily Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Etta Jean Gary; five grandchildren, Loretta Gary, Doris Jones, John Gary Jr. and Fredrick Williams, all of St. Petersburg, and Yvonne Williams, Darby Township, Pa.; 20 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

BUCCHERI, NUNZIO, 97, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Golfview Nursing Home. Born in Italy, he came here in 1974 from Commack, N.Y., where he was an upholsterer. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Rose; a daughter, Sally Ann Speziale, Waymart, Pa.; a son, Vince, Glastonbury, Conn.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

COOPER, VELSEY GRAY, 54, of Greensboro, N.C., and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at home. She was born in St. Petersburg, where she was a 1958 graduate of Northeast High School, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge. She was an employee of American Express. Survivors include her husband, Jerry E.; a daughter, Terry C. Temple, Greensboro; a son, Troy J., Tennessee; her father, James E. Gray, Hernando; three sisters, Carolyn Hiepe, St. Petersburg, Donna Davis, Hernando, and Marsha Tiesler, Greensboro; and a grandson, Cooper Gray Temple. Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, Greensboro, N.C.

COX, RUTH SASSAMAN, 47, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) of cancer. A native of St. Petersburg, she was a service technician for Sassaman's Pest Control. She was a 1966 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and attended St. Petersburg Junior College and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Alisia M. Norcross, Dunnellon, three brothers, Kenneth L., Douglas E. and James F. Sassaman, all of St. Petersburg; her mother, Miriam D. Sassaman, Pinellas Park; and two grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

DAVY, BARBARA E., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at home. Born in El Paso, Texas, she came here in 1954 from Pittsburgh. Locally, she was a patient accounts counselor for Bayfront Medical Center from 1968 to 1985 and was a member of the Credit Women's Association. She was a Protestant. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Frederick R.; two daughters, Cathy D. Ulm, Spring Hill, and Caron D. Burgess, St. Petersburg; a son, Robert "Bob" D., Fletcher, N.C.; a sister, Susanne Register, Port Charlotte; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

DEL GRASSO, ERNEST A., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Winchester, Mass., he came here in 1960 from Woburn, Mass., and was a carpenter. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Madeline M.; a sister, Susan Blatt, Sunrise; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

FREMONT, VIRGINIA S., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Christiana, Tenn., she came here in 1945 from Toledo, Ohio. Locally, she ran a state foster home for 12 years and was a neighborhood crime watch coordinator. Survivors include three daughters, Jeanette F. Mikell and Linda F. Gyselinck of St. Petersburg, and Betty Graham, McRae, Ga.; a son, James Robert Jennings, Alexandria, Va.; and three grandchildren. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

HYDE, SAMUEL D. JR., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at home. He came here in 1925 from his native Valdosta, Ga. He was a cosmetologist for Audrey's Beauty Shop and was appointed to the state board of cosmetology by Gov. Hayden Burns in 1965. He was a chef at Wedgewood Inn, Colonial Inn, Bahama Shores and Desert Ranch. He was a Presbyterian. During World War II, he served in the Army. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Audrey J.; a son, Michael E., St. Petersburg; three sisters, Juanita Colley, St. Petersburg, Betty Jo Emenheiser, Orlando, and Mary Jane Berg; and three grandsons. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

JERMAN, ALBERT FRANKLYN, 94, of New Port Richey and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at North Bay Medical Center, New Port Richey. Born in Greenwich, Conn., he moved to New Port Richey in 1972 from St. Petersburg. He retired from the New Haven Railroad and was past president of the Eagles Lodge, Greenwich. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Southern Episcopal Church, Port Richey, and the Moose Lodge, Tarpon Springs, and past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 2284, New Port Richey. During World War II, he served in the Navy. There are no known survivors. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

JONES, RACHEL W., 72, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at the Masonic Home of Florida. Born in Gordonsville, Va., she came here in 1986 from Miami and was a homemaker. She was a Christian Scientist. Survivors include a son, Robert Jr., Miami. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

LANGSTON, LEIGHTON CALVIN, 18, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at University General Hospital of a heart attack. A native of St. Petersburg, he was a student at St. Petersburg High School, where he was a varsity soccer player for four years. He was a member of Pasadena Presbyterian Church and the Young Life. Survivors include his parents, Fred and Lu Langston, a brother, Luke Raley Langston, and a sister, Labri Langston, all of St. Petersburg. National Cremation Society, Largo.

L'HOMMEDIEU, ANNE, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 28, 1995) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1956 from her native Glencove, N.Y., and was a homemaker. Locally, she was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include two sons, George, St. Petersburg, and Frederick J., Ashburn, Va.; a daughter, Joyce L'Hommedieu, St. Petersburg; a sister, Helen Alinoui, Garden City, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

McILVEEN, JOHN G. SR., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at Northside Hospital. Born in New York City, he came here in 1975 from Dumont, N.J., where he was an elder for the Old North Reformed Church for 32 years. He attended New York University. A supervisor for the building and supplies department for New York Telephone Co., he retired at age 61. He was a member of Northeast Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Lois M. Dillon, St. Petersburg; a son, John G., Whiting, N.J.; a brother, G. Stephen, River Vale, N.J.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

NEBLETT, FRANK W., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Nashville, Tenn., he came here in 1987 from Cincinnati and was a quality control engineer in the nuclear energy field. Locally, he was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and a volunteer at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines for more than 5,000 hours. During World War II, he served in the Army He was a member of DAV 13 Disabled American Veterans Post 13. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary; a son, Richard, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Margaret Neblett, St. Petersburg, and Terry Lee Nix, Mishawaka, Ind.; three brothers, James, Brooksville, John, California, and Joseph, Naples; and three grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

RANCOUR, FREDERICK W., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) at home. Born in Portland, Maine, he came here in 1974 from Raymond, Maine. He was a retired truck driver. During World War II, he served in the Army. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy P. Boothby, Westbrook, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Seminole

BUCKLEY, MARIE W., 77, of Seminole, died Friday (June 30, 1995) at home. She was born in Bayonne, N.J., and came here in 1973 from Cedar Grove, N.J. She worked as a customer service representative many years for New Jersey Bell Telephone. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and its Ave Maria Guild, Seminole, Telephone Pioneers of America and Telstar. Survivors include two stepsons, Randolph Buckley and Kenneth Buckley, both of New Jersey; a stepdaughter, Deborah Smith, Citrus Hills; and two brothers, Peter C. Kenny, Shelter Island, N.Y., and John J. Kenny, Laurel, Md. Raymond M. Hook and Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

HAMMOND, BERTHA L., 80, of Seminole, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at home. She was born in Clinton, Ind., and came here in 1974 from St. Clair Shores, Mich. She worked as a supervisor at Ruben H. Donnelley Publishing Co., Terre Haute, Ind. She was a Protestant and a past matron of Order of the Eastern Star 12 Points Chapter 528, Terre Haute. Survivors include her husband, Robert W.; a sister, Elizabeth Husband, Lilburn, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

SHAVER, LESSIE, 73, of Seminole, died Monday (June 12, 1995) at Colonial Care Center, St. Petersburg. She came here in 1952 from her native Saginaw, Mich. She worked as a city clerk for St. Pete Beach. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Turansky, Indian Rocks Beach. American Burial and Cremation Service, Palm Harbor.

South Pasadena

BERRY, ELDON, 66, of South Pasadena, died Thursday (June 29, 1995) at home. Born in Berwick, Pa., he came here in 1993 from Wapwallopen, Pa. He was a teacher at Berwick High School for 35 years and a member of Pennsylvania State Educational Association. He was a graduate of Bloomsburg (Pa.) State College and received his master's degree from Villanova (Pa.) University and St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University. Locally, he was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include three sisters, Catherine Whitmire and Elaine Mosteller of Berwick, and Harriet Henvis, Port Richey; and a companion, Joseph Jacob, South Pasadena. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

KEEGAN, JOHN JOSEPH, 88, of South Pasadena, died Thursday (June 29, 1995). Born in Castroville, Calif., he came here in 1992 from Vincentown, N.J., and was a supervisor of bakery products. During World War II, he served in the Army. Survivors include a nephew, Fred G. Held Jr., South Pasadena; and a niece, Verna Fritz, Neshominy, Pa. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

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