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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

FROST, ROBERT FRANKLIN III, 45, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 23, 1996) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1956 from his native Indianapolis. He worked as a tile setter. Survivors include his wife, Jane; two sons, Shawn, Florida, and Robert IV, New Jersey; two daughters, Tanya Frost and Tamar Frost, both of New Jersey; his mother, June Frost, Dunedin; a brother, Brian, Dunedin; two sisters, Sandra Frost, Oldsmar, and Michelle Love, Largo; and three grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Palm Harbor.

KELLEY, CECELIA MILES, 82, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. She was born in Louisville, Ky., and came here in 1969 from Rosedale, Ind. She worked as a sales associate at Colony Shops of Florida. She was a member of Skycrest Baptist Church, Clearwater, Faith Sunday School Class and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence F.; two daughters, Myra J. Hickman, St. Petersburg, and Karen L. Hardwick, Tiburon, Calif.; three sons, Gary E. Kempf, Covington, Ind., Fred E. Hickman, West Terre Haute, Ind., and Donald P. Hickman, Rosedale, Ind.; a stepson, Lawrence R. Kelley, Delmar, N.Y.; four stepdaughters, Mary T. Fulton, Maple Hill, Kan., Elizabeth R. Plant, West Lebanon, N.H., Patricia A. Flanagan, Somersworth, N.H., and Frances L. Weatherbie, Brunswick, Maine; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

WEEKS, HENRY R., 83, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. He was born in Little Neck, N.Y., and came here in 1975 from Long Island, N.Y. He worked as a credit manager for Exxon Oil Co. in New York City. He was a Protestant and a member of Retired Exxon Annuitance. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Irene; two sons, Richard T., Palm Harbor, and Henry T., Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Indian Shores

FERNANDEZ, SERBIA, 83, of Indian Shores, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (July 26, 1996) at home. She was born in Tampa and moved here in 1984 from there. Survivors include two sons, Danielo, Indian Shores, and Gabriel, Tampa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

Largo

BEAUREGARD, NORMAND O., 82, of Largo, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Columbia Clearwater Community Hospital. He came here in 1992 from his native Manchester, N.H., where he worked as chief of maintenance for the city. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, and was a member of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 717 and Manchester Federation of Musicians, both of Manchester. Survivors include his wife, Aline; two sons, Normand P., Claremore, Okla.; and Richard R., Fountain Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Lucille Martin, Laguna Beach, Calif., and Renee Rupe, Aurora, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

BOGIE, JANE W., 87, of Largo, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Coaltown, Scotland, and came here in 1976 from New York City, where she had worked as a department store sales clerk. She was a Presbyterian and a member of Daughters of Scotia. Survivors include a niece, Jean Spencer, Scarborough, Ontario. National Cremation Society, Largo.

DesROCHES, ALFRED U., 78, of Largo, died Tuesday (July 30, 1996) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He came here in 1978 from his native New Bedford, Mass., where he had worked as a city police officer. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Violet C.; a son, Paul L., Swampscott, Mass.; two brothers, Gordon and Leonard, both of Palm Beach; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Largo Chapel.

EDWARDS, JOSEPH R., 76, of Largo, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Columbia Largo Medical Center. He was born in Albion, Pa., and came to Dunedin here in 1947. He moved in 1948 to Miami and came here in 1966 from Miami. He worked as a tool and die maker and owned a machine shop. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 119, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Winifred; two sons, James H., Largo, and Bob, Haines City; a daughter, Bonnie Sigler, Largo; three brothers, Wayne A., Warren, Pa., Willard E., Brockway, Pa., and Jack S., Erie, Pa.; two sisters, Rose Marie Blum, Erie, and Joanne Dunham, Pine Cliff, N.C.; his stepmother, Donna Edwards, Gerard, Pa.; and two grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

GRAY, ALEXANDER, 86, of Largo, died Saturday (July 20, 1996) at home. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Palm Harbor.

HAVENER, RICHARD K. "DICK," 75, of Largo, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. He was born in Rockland, Maine, and came here in 1989 from Union, Maine. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Doris; a daughter, Cheryl Quinn, Madeira Beach; a son, Richard P., Turner, Maine; a brother, Francis, Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Norma Worley, Williamsburg, Va., Margaret Calderwood, Rockland, and Beverly Sterrett, Mifflintown, Pa.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

KANTZLER, ELIZABETH H. "BETH," 66, of Largo, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Detroit and came here in 1979 from West Bloomfield, Mich. She retired in 1993 as the business manager of New Beginnings Treatment Center, Clearwater. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Louisa St. Claire Chapter, St. Claire Shores, Mich. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Dr. George W.; three sons, Dr. Mark G., Clearwater, Kris P., Summerland Key, and Dr. Kurt W., Mount Clemens, Mich.; two daughters, Elyse A. Nutter, Sarasota, and Cheryl M. Kantzler, Tallahassee; and a grandson, Timothy D. Nutter, Sarasota. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.

MOORE, LYNFORD J., 79, of Largo, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. He was born in Oak Tree, N.J., and came here in 1979 from Edison, N.J. He worked as a sales manager for the Norwich Knitting Mills, New York, and a real estate broker for Bardmoor Realty, Largo. He was a member and usher of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Largo, charter member of the Bayou Club, Largo, and former member Bath Club of Madeira Beach and Bardmoor Country Club. Survivors include his wife Grace R.; a sister, Coral G. Mobus, San Diego; several nieces and nephews. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.

Pinellas Park

BATMAN, DOROTHY P., 63, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at home. She came here several years ago from her native Kentucky and was a foster mother for more than 20 children during her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pinellas Park, and belonged to its Faithful Followers Sunday school class and Young At Heart Senior Adult group. Survivors include a niece, Martha Sue Pike, Kentucky. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

BERKE, MARIA J., 79, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (July 25, 1996) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Cuba, she came here in 1945 from New York City and was a former physical therapy assistant. Survivors include a son, Rafael Serrano, St. Petersburg. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

YOUNG, WILLIAM D., 73, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at Columbia Northside Medical Center. Born in Elyria, Ohio, he came here in 1978 from Dayton, Ohio, where he was a heating and air conditioning technician. He served in the Army during World War II. He was Protestant. Survivors include a sister, Lucille Mantia, Xenia, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

Safety Harbor

CANAVAN, MARY C., 80, of Safety Harbor, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., and came here in 1993 from Lewiston, N.Y. She was a teacher and Presbyterian. Survivors include a daughter, Lynn M. Canavan, Safety Harbor; two sons, James W., Safety Harbor, and Cavan Robert, Tarpon Springs; and nine grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

Seminole

GUGGINO, CHRISTINE M., 81, of Seminole, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Boca Ciega Center nursing home. She came here in 1959 from her native Des Moines, Iowa. She worked as a civil service employee in Iowa and Florida. She was Catholic and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Seminole Lake Country Club association. Survivors include two sons, Pat, St. Pete Beach, and Gasper, New Market, Ontario; a daughter, Connie Lowder, Largo; a sister, Theresa Leone, Des Moines; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

LAVIN, JULIA E., 90, of Seminole, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Chester, Pa., and came here in 1967 from Columbus, Ga. She was an Army nurse for 20 years and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. She was a life member of the Retired Officers Association and Turner Brandon Post 7 American Legion, Clearwater. Survivors include a sister, Nellie Campbell, Largo; a brother, Martin Lavin, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews, including John Campbell and Robert Tong, both of Largo, and Daniel Lavin, Spring Hill. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

St. Petersburg

BUZOLICH, EDWARD PETER, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 27, 1996) at Hospice House Woodside. He came here in 1969 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y., where he owned Brooklyn Ophthalmic Co. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Nancy L.; three sisters, Margie Menake, Brooklyn, Eleanor Lazemby, Long Island, N.Y., and Catherine Zappardina, Tampa. Southern Funeral & Memorial Services, St. Petersburg.

CARTER, BETTY FRANCES, 63, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 30, 1996) at home. She was born in Mount Hope, W.Va., and came here in 1987 from Charleston, W.Va., where she was a retail clerk. Survivors include two sons, John E. and William D. Jr., both of St. Petersburg; a daughter, Barbara Carter Treola, Charleston; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. C.

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

CHEW, BEATRICE A., 77, of 3838 Queen St. N, St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. Born in Tinicum, Pa., she came here in 1993 from Millsboro, Del., and retired as a dietitian from Old Forge Easter Seals School, Lima, Pa. Locally, she was a member of Gulfport United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, John F. Jr., Gulfport; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

DAVENPORT, CLARENCE W., 89, of Visalia, Calif., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 27, 1996) in Visalia. Born in Kiowa County, Okla., he was a right of way agent for Coates Field Service, assigned to work for Florida Power Corp. He was an Army veteran of World War II. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of Marion Dunn Lodge 19, F&AM, and Scottish Rite, both in Ocala. Locally, he was a member of Palm Lake Christian Church. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Velma; a daughter, Kay A. McKee, Visalia; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home & Cemetery, Seminole.

DAWSON, LEONARD, 68, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 26, 1996) at Columbia St. Petersburg Medical Center. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he came here in 1991 from Long Beach, Calif., and worked for a leather manufacturing company. He was Catholic. Survivors include three sisters, Mary Ann Augustyniak, Largo, and Evelyn Augustyniak and Jacqueline Kalinski, both of Toledo. Southern Funeral & Memorial Services, St. Petersburg.

FERENCE, GEORGE T., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Columbia St. Petersburg Medical Center. He was born in Central City, Pa., where he was a coal miner for about 19 years. He came here in 1982 from Takoma Park, Md., where he was owner and operator of a painting company from 1963 to 1982. He was a Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia M. Fabrizio, Plant City; three sisters, Helen DeLisa and Dorothy DeBilse, both of Windber, Pa., and Mary Ann Sotak, Johnstown, Pa.; two brothers, John, Central City, and Pete, Windber; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

HARRIS, RUTH M., 88, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Colonial Care Center. She came here in 1940 from her native Attleboro, Mass., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Park Street Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for the Junior Girls and directed the Girls Sunshine Club for many years. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

LINDSEY, ROBERTA PHILLIPS, 80, of Lafayette, Ind., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at her daughter's home in Lafayette. She came here in 1971 from her native Lafayette and returned there in 1992. She worked for several years at a bank and was a homemaker. She was a 64-year member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lafayette, and a member of United Methodist Women and the Home Demonstration Club. Survivors include two sons, Robert P., Lafayette, and Thomas M., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Judith Cox, and a sister, Elizabeth Costello, both of Lafayette; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Hippensteel Funeral Home, Lafayette, Ind.

LINSENMEYER, JESSIE C., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born in Irvona, Pa., she came here in 1976 from Pittsburgh, where she was past president of Civic Light Opera Guild. She was a homemaker and Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, John Z.; a son, Don N. Stitt, Stahlstown, Pa.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

MAYES, RUBEN SR., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Pasadena Manor. He came here in 1938 from his native Palmetto and attended Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Waverly. Survivors include three daughters, Gertrude Mayes, San Francisco, Irma Mayes, Washington, D.C., and Lena Mayes, Winter Haven; two sons, Ruben Jr., St. Petersburg, and Dr. John, Atlanta; three sisters, Miria Mayes and Lizzie Mayes, both of Bradenton, and Millie Mayes, Tampa; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

McLEES, WILLIAM L. SR., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in Greenville, S.C., and came here in 1955 from Charlotte, N.C. He was a desk clerk at the Madison Hotel, St. Petersburg, for 13 years. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II in the European and African theaters. He was a member of Northeast Presbyterian Church and Sunset Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Isabel; a son, William L. Jr.; a daughter, Marcia M. Bogaert; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

MELLESSEY, WILLIAM J., 81, of St Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. He was born at White Earth Indian Reservation, Minn., and came here in 1970. He was a painting contractor and a member of Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades Union Local 386. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ruth; three sons, William J. Jr., Michael G. and Richard A., all of St. Petersburg; five daughters, Shirley Shockey and Sharon Slaughter, both of Minneapolis, Carol Mellessey, Toledo, Ohio, and June Mellessey and Helen Reed, both of St. Petersburg; and 14 grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

MOSES, JAMES, 71, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at St. Petersburg Health Care Center. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, Palm Harbor.

NEWKIRK, LEWIS, 69, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Bayfront Medical Center. A native of St. Petersburg, he moved to Syracuse, N.Y., at an early age and returned here in 1993. He attended Gibbs High School and retired from Cooper-Crouse-Hinds Traffic Equipment Manufacturers after 15 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and Baptist. Survivors include a sister, Minnie Davis, St. Petersburg; and 11 nieces and nephews. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

PATREDIS, GEORGE G., 42, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. He came here as an infant from his native Gary, Ind., and was a welder. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; three daughters, Natalie and Jennifer Patredis and Margaret Downey, all of St. Petersburg; his mother, Wanda Patredis, New York; two sisters, Margaret Kay, New York, and Madeline Patredis, St. Petersburg; and three grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

PERKINS, LAWRENCE L. SR., 65, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at home. He was born in Detroit and came here in 1971 from Atlanta. He was an air conditioning technician for 15 years for Sears, Roebuck & Co. He served in the Navy and Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Lucette; a son, Lawrence L. Jr., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Lorraine M. Perkins, Seminole, and Elizabeth A. Perkins, St. Petersburg; his mother, Lukadia Evans, Lighthouse Point; a brother, Joel, Michigan; and a granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Largo.

SMITH, LOUIS EMMERICK, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at home. Born in Kentucky, he came here in 1975 from Michigan, where he was a plumber and member of the Michigan Plumbers Union. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Hilda G.; four children; two stepchildren; and many grandchildren. Southern Funeral & Memorial Services, St. Petersburg.

TOTTEN, MICHAEL K., 49, of Fort Myers, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 25, 1996) at Columbia Regional Medical Center Southwest, Fort Myers. Born in Houston, Mo., he lived here from 1968 to 1986 and worked for a medical equipment rental company. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include two daughters, Andrea K. Brown, Pinellas Park, and Genevieve K. Fickett, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; two sons, Robert E., Spring Hill, and Michael D., Camp Lejeune; his father, Del A. Totten, Tampa; two brothers, Ronald D., Seminole, and Douglas Lee, Fort Walton Beach; a sister, Rebecca Forcier, Rhode Island; and three grandchildren. The Beachwood Society, Naples.

WHALEN, ANNA M., 84, of Cincinnati, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 27, 1996) at Woodridge Retirement Community, Fairfield, Ohio. Born in New York City, she lived here from 1977 to 1994, when she moved to Cincinnati. Locally, she was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Densmore, Cincinnati; two granddaughters, Kelley Ann Densmore and Shannon Schmidt; and a great-granddaughter. Hodapp Funeral Home, Cincinnati.

WILBER, HAROLD E., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Hospice House Woodside. Born in Bloomfield, N.J., he came here in 1957 from West Orange, N.J. He was an electro-mechanical designer at ECI (now Raytheon E-Systems), and later was a technical drawing teacher from 1972 to 1992 at Robinson High School, Tampa, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1990-91. A member of Garden Crest Presbyterian Church, he was scoutmaster of Troop 361 from 1971 to 1979. He was a private pilot based at Albert Whitted Airport. Survivors include his wife, Mary A.; a son, Bruce A., Pinellas Park; a daughter, Gwen E. Wilber, St. Petersburg; a brother, Arthur L., Pinellas Park; and a niece. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater.

WYLES, W. EUGENE, 76, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 29, 1996) at Swanholm Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He came here in 1922 from his native High Springs and was an agricultural specialist for the state of Florida. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He served in the Army during World War II in the Panama Canal Zone. He was a member of Central Christian Church, St. Petersburg, and the Moose Lodge in Bradenton. He was an avid skin diver. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon McCave, Nye, Mont.; and four sisters, Susan Campbell, North Redington Beach, and Rosalie Kelsey, Ruth Blanton and Catherine Thomas, all of St. Petersburg. C.

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

YAZWINSKY, TESSIE, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 30, 1996) at Sunshine Village Nursing Home. Born in Poland, she came here in 1977 from Kingston Township, Pa. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and Wednesday's Women's Club. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Nicholas; a son, Richard M., Quakertown, Pa.; a daughter, Agnes Ellen Nicholson, Stokesdale, N.C.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home-Cemetery, St. Petersburg.

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