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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

CHEEK, L. DUANE, 48, of Tampa, died Monday (March 17, 1997) in Fort Lauderdale from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in North Adams, Mass., and came here in 1991 from Washington, D.C. He was the owner of Silk Greenhouse Inc. He was a 1970 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a 1975 graduate of Santa Clara College of Law. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and was a member of the California and Washington, D.C., Bar Associations. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; two sons, Colin and Christopher; and two daughters, Anne and Caroline, all of Tampa. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

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GAMMELLA, WILLIE "BILLIE," 81, of Odessa, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) in Odessa. He was born in Concord, Ga., and came to the area in 1994 from Rhode Island. He was a jewelry stone setter. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn M. Burrell, Odessa, and Margaret Harris, Kennesaw, Ga.; a brother, Georgia; four sisters, all of Georgia; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

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LARIA, CHARLIE, 81, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) at St. Joseph's Hospital. A native of Tampa, he was a produce wholesaler and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Janie; two daughters, Virginia Olampo and Mamie Buzzetti, both of Tampa; a sister, Rose Villarosa, Tampa; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.

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MORGAN, DELORES J., 73, of Lutz, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) in Tampa. She was born in Detroit and came to the area 15 years ago. She was an office clerk for county government. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Collins, Tampa, and Esther Winkler, Topeka, Kan. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.

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OLSON, JOHN, 62, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 18, 1997) in Tampa. He was born in Albany, N.Y., and came here in 1977 from South Carolina. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service with 19 years of service and a retired technical sergeant for the Air Force with 24 years of service. He was a founding member of Thai Temple, Wat Mongkolrataram. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Bantao; a son, Bamrung, San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Busite Cruanetr, Udon, Thailand; a brother, Harold, Schenectady, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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POSPICHAL, MARY H., 69, of Seffner, died Tuesday (March 18, 1997) at home. She was born in Texas and came here in 1956 from McAllen, Texas. She was a registered nurse and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Seffner. Survivors include her husband, Alfred T.; a son, Marion Thomas, Brazil; a daughter, Theresa Foecking, Seffner; two brothers, Jack and Robert Bodkin, both of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Carolyn Blunt, Marion, Texas, and Pat Burchett, Odessa, Texas; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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REED, GRACE EVELYN DODGE, 68, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 18, 1997) in Seffner. She was born in Ware, Mass., and came here in 1964. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Walter H. White, Ocala, and Robert K. White, Temple Terrace; a daughter, Patricia Sanuita, Seffner; a brother, Harry Dodge, Belchertown, Mass.; six sisters, Eileen Staples, Daisy Syriac and Ruth Leja, all of Belchertown, Mass., Gladys O'Connell, Ocala, and Marie Boucher and Marjorie Chevalier, both of Palmer, Mass.; and seven grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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SIANO, NANCY A., 79, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 18, 1997) at home, under the care of Hospice of Hillsborough County Inc. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and came here 10 years ago from Port St. Lucie. She was the retired owner/operator of Siano's Italian Restaurant with 25 years of service. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Joseph Mario, Springfield, Mass.; two daughters, Susan Rose Sapia, East Longmeadow, Mass., and Patricia Honey Santaniello, Tampa; a sister, Rose Zabbia, Bronx, N.Y.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

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STEPHENS, LUTHER G., 76, of Plant City, died Monday (March 17, 1997) in Macclenny. A lifelong resident, he was a Protestant. Survivors include three brothers, John, Bushnell, and Pete and Gene, both of Plant City; and a sister, Josephine Tindel, Plant City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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WRIGHT, GARY LEE, 65, of Apollo Beach, died Tuesday (March 18, 1997) at home. He was born in Alliston, Ala., and came to the area 31 years ago. He was a painter and a Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Chuck, Gibsonton, and Lynn Pierce, Cierra, Ariz.; two daughters, Sheila Wright and Linda Welch, both of Apollo Beach; and eight grandchildren. Zipperer's Agape Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.

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YOUNG, WINFIELD "WINNIE," 86, of Riverview, died Tuesday (March 18, 1997) at the Arbors at Brandon. He was born in Middletown, Conn., and came here in 1992 from Cromwell, Conn. He was an electrician for 35 years with United Technologies, formerly Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Conn. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. John's Catholic Church, both in Cromwell. Survivors include a son, Winfield J., Farmington, Conn.; a daughter, Kathleen Young, Riverview; a sister, Ruth Myrick, Ellenton; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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