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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

ANDERSON, JOSEPH P., 89, of Homosassa, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 1996) at Life Care Center of Citrus County. Born in Flushing, N.Y., he lived in Tampa before moving to Homosassa in 1972. He retired as a ship's officer in the Merchant Marine. He was an Episcopalian. He was a member of the West Citrus Elks Lodge and the Moose Lodge, Crystal River. There are no known survivors. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

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BEARDMORE, SARAH W., 73, of Hudson, formerly of Temple Terrace, died Wednesday (July 17, 1996) at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. Born in Salem, Ohio, she lived in Temple Terrace before moving to Hudson in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of Temple Terrace Community Church. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Martineau, Cedar Key; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey.

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BLUEFIELD, DAVID, 86, of Brandon, died Friday (July 19, 1996) at the Arbors at Brandon. He was born in Baltimore and moved to Brandon in 1973. He was a salesman in the meat business. He was a Marine veteran of World War II and a Baptist. Survivors include his son, Ronald, Brandon; a daughter, Gertrude Friedman, Baltimore; a brother, Louis, Boca Raton; a sister, Freda Cohen, Bethesda, Md.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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HENCKE, ANITA THEBEAU, 61, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 17, 1996) in De Kalb, Ill. She was born in St. Louis and moved to the area several years ago. She was a closer for a Tampa real estate agency. Survivors include four sons, Karl, Land O'Lakes, Craig, Dade City, and Kurt and Edward, both of Tampa; two daughters, Jean Natle, Dade City, and Gretchen Dunbar, Florida; two brothers, John Thebeau, Dunedin, and Robert Thebeau, De Kalb; and 14 grandchildren. Seminole Heights Baptist Church, Tampa.

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JACOBS, AFTON ELIZABETH, 76, of Brandon, died Thursday (July 18, 1996) at home. She was born in Tennessee and moved to the area in 1970 from Akron, Ohio. She was a manager with a food and beverage company. She was a Christian. Survivors include her son, Michael Mokole, Akron; two daughters, Gail F. Kleinhanzl, Cincinnati, and Michaela Marie Ouellete, Brandon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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KINDER, LOWELL G., 59, of Brandon, died Friday (July 19, 1996) in Brandon. He was born in West Virginia and moved to Brandon from Bridgeport, W.Va., eight years ago. He was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and worked for Mosler Inc. for more than 27 years. He was a bank vault service representative and a member of Benedum United Methodist Church, Bridgeport. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Anne; three daughters, Mealony Gain, Staunton, Va., Cynthia Marcantonio, North Plainfield, N.J., and Mary Elizabeth Peet, Clarksburg, W.Va.; his mother, Martha Kinder, and a brother, Larry, both of West Virginia; and six grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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KUNZ, ESTHER L., 79, of Riverview, died Saturday (July 20, 1996) at Columbia Brandon Regional Medical Center. She was born in Eau Claire, Wis., and moved to Riverview in 1979. She was a corporate secretary for Century 21 Shows for 20 years. She was a member of the Greater Tampa Showman's Association, Tampa, the International Showman's Club, Gibsonton, and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brandon. Survivors include her husband, Alfred II; two sons, Ronald D., Nebraska, and Wayne A., Brandon; a daughter, Diane V. Kunz, Combermere, Ontario; a sister, Lois Fenske, Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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RAMOS, ROSEMARY, 60, of Valrico, died Tuesday (July 16, 1996) at Columbia Brandon Regional Medical Center. She was born in California and moved to the area from San Bernardino, Calif., 20 years ago. She was a packing supervisor for Singleton Seafood Packing Corp. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Thomas J.; two daughters, Tammy Ramos Reeves, Valrico, and Dana Ramos, Tampa; four brothers, Chudy, Vito, Albert and Ernest; two sisters, Esther and Andy; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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RITER, VERNON MAX, 68, of Plant City, died Thursday (July 18, 1996) at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Keokuk, Iowa, and came to Plant City in 1987. He was the chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Kast Metals Corp. and a co-founder of Choice Refreshments Inc. He was a Seabee in World War II and a member of Plant City First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marion; a daughter, Janice Carter, Valrico; two sisters, Lorene Foster, Keokuk, and Alice Steele, Vancouver, Wash.; and one grandchild. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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SAYRE, MARTIN FORREST, 69, of Plant City, died Thursday (July 18, 1996) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa. He was born in Iowa and came to the area in 1964 from Andrews Air Force Base, Md. He was an Army Air Forces and Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a production control officer with Plant City Steel Co. for 20 years. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife, Anne L.; a son, Vincent L., Ottawa; a daughter, Virginia L. Sayre, West Palm Beach; a brother, George A., Rogers, Ark.; and a sister, Juanita Sayre Smoot, Arlington, Va. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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VITALE, NICHOLAS P., of Brandon, died Friday (July 19, 1996) at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Brandon in 1980 from Long Island, N.Y. He was a real estate associate of residential properties for 16 years. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Helen T.; a son, Roger W., Brandon; and two brothers, Salvatore and Peter Vitale, both of Long Island. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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