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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Dunedin

FARRELL, JOSEPHINE C. McALEER, 87, of Dunedin, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1970 from Hillsdale, N.J. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunedin, and the church's Women's Guild. Survivors include two daughters, Virginia M. Uber, Dunedin, and Mary Jo Maloney, Virginia; two sons, George R. Jr., Virginia, and Dr. James K., Ohio; three brothers, Howard, Vincent and Emmett Fitzpatrick, all of New Jersey; two sisters, Judy Snow, Virginia, and Pauline Vejvoda, South Carolina; and 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four stepchildren and 14 stepgrandchildren, all of Canada. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

FLATLEY, MARION, 81, of Dunedin, died Friday (July 26, 1996) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in New York City and came here in 1973 from Long Island, N.Y. She taught for 15 years at Elwood Elementary, Long Island. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dunedin. Survivors include three sons, Donald W., Dunedin, James T., Pittsfield, Mass., and John J., Long Island; a daughter, Marilyn A. Kemp, Tacoma, Wash.; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

SOMERS, OPAL C., 87, of Dunedin, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at Mount Vernon, Ill. She was born in Opdyke, Ill., and came here in 1965 from Mount Vernon. She worked as a hostess at Mease Manor, Dunedin. She was a former member of the Summersville Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Vernon. Survivors include four daughters, Lois Singleton, Tampa, Joann Johnson and Maxine Poston, both of Mount Vernon, and Marilyn Wootton, Owings Mills, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

Oldsmar

PIZZO, PROVIDENCE FLORENCE, 76, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She came here in 1994 from her native New York City. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Oldsmar, and Daniel, Jacksonville; a daughter, Linda Pizzo, Oldsmar; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

Palm Harbor

BLAKE, JUNE M., 73, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. She was born in Rutland, Vt., and came here in 1976 from Clifton Park, N.Y. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Richard; two sons, Walter, Cincinnati, and R. Stephen, Orchard Beach, Maine; and a daughter, Nancy C. Blake, West Chester, Pa. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Palm Harbor.

COOLEY, EDITH E., 78, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (July 26, 1996) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She came here in 1993 from Canada and had been a ballerina. She was Anglican. Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Kuchler, Palm Harbor; a son, Ron, Markham, Ontario; a brother, Randolph Edwards, Lowbanks, Ontario; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Palm Harbor.

LAQUIDARA, DR. AURELIUS A., 85, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at St. Mark Village continuing care community, Palm Harbor. He was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here in 1972 from Troy, Mich., where he had been a pediatrician for 36 years and was head of pediatrics at Leonard Hospital for 26 years. He was a graduate of Fordham University and New York Medical College, and did post-graduate studies at Cornell Medical Center. He interned at Leonard Hospital and worked at St. Mary's and Samaritan hospitals, Troy. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Troy School District physician. His memberships included the Rensselaer County Medical Society and Rensselaer County Academy of Medicine, American Institute of Homeopathy and Mohawk Chapter Council for Exceptional Children. Locally, he was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Palm Harbor, and founder of the Employee Educational Program at St. Mark Village. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa E. DaCosta, Palm Harbor, and Laurel M. Zakrzewski, Tarpon Springs; a son, Thomas D., Lancaster, Calif.; a sister, Vivian Caputo, Bronx; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

NICKEL, EDWIN J., 85, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at home. He came here in 1972 from his native Cleveland, where he worked as a sales manager at the Astrup Awning Co. for 50 years. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Clearwater, and Highland Lakes Golf Club, Palm Harbor. Survivors include his wife, Katherine J.; a daughter, Patricia K., Norwalk, Conn.; two sons, Robert E., Evanston, Ill., and Ronald P., Fort Collins, Colo.; a sister, Ruth Montenyohl, Cleveland; a brother, Paul, St. Louis; and eight grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

Tarpon Springs

GADSON, BROOKE CHARNELE, 5, of Tarpon Springs, died Friday (July 26, 1996) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Thursday. She was born in Dunedin. She was a member of R Club Junior, Mount Moriah AME Church and Divine Reflection Church choir, all in Tarpon Springs. Survivors include her parents, Michael and Gale Gadson, Tarpon Springs; two brothers, Michael Gadson II and Nicholas Ray, Tarpon Springs; a sister, Georgia Crawford, Tarpon Springs; maternal grandparents, Nathaniel and Virginia Crawford, Tarpon Springs, and Earnest and Flossie Ham, Clearwater; paternal grandparents, Jakie Gadson and Gladys Gadson, both of Safety Harbor, and Gloria Gadson, Tarpon Springs; and maternal great-grandmother, Idella Dunbar, High Springs. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

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