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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

COCO, DOMINIC PHILIP, 78, of Land O'Lakes, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) in Tampa. He was born in Manchester, N.H., and came to the area in 1987 from Royal Oak, Mich. He was a head mechanic in the automotive industry. Survivors include his wife, Lydia; a daughter, HenriAnn Crowell, Land O'Lakes; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lutz-Land O'Lakes Chapel, Lutz.

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COLADO, ARNOLD, 87, of Gulfport, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) at Columbia Edward White Hospital. A Tampa native, he moved to Gulfport in 1949 from Tarpon Springs. He was a manager of the former Fremacs Clothing store at Central Avenue and Dr. M. L. King (Ninth) St., and was the owner of Lords Credit Clothiers. He was a member of Gulfport United Methodist Church, where he served on the board and sang in the choir. He was a graduate of Hillsborough High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He received a degree in accounting from LaSalle Extension University, Chicago. He was a member of the Lions Club, Sunset Beach, a 38-year member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America and was an avid chess player. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Willa Mae; a son, Dennis L., Hammondsport, N.Y.; two daughters, Majel T. Swartsel, Holiday, and Rachel E. Colado, St. Petersburg; a brother, Jack, Hurst, Texas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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DANIELSON, ADELE F., 86, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) at St. Joseph's Hospital. A native of Chicago, she came here in 1950. She was a retired employee from GMAC, Tampa. She was a member of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Palma Ceia Chapter 243, Tampa. Survivors include a son, James E., Hermosa Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Joan V. Jordan, Tampa; two granddaughters, Janet and Joann; and four great-grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

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EVERSOLL, FRANK, 21, of Thonotosassa, formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) in Thonotosassa. He was born in Okeechobee, moved to New Port Richey in 1991 and moved to Thonotosassa in 1996. He was a lot porter at Lazy Days RV Center, Tampa. Survivors include his father, James Sr., Freeport, Ill.; his mother, Vivian Eversoll, New Port Richey; a sister, Wanda Sue Church, St. Petersburg; a brother, Harry, New Port Richey; three stepbrothers, Tony Harlow, McKee, Ky., Rusty Harlow, Pontiac, Mich., and John B. Harlow, Okeechobee; three stepsisters, Carol Jean Harlow, Okeechobee, and Rhonda Sue "Moochie" and Linda Harlow, both of Pontiac; a niece, Jazmine Church, St. Petersburg; and a nephew, Tyler James Eversoll, Holiday. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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GODOWN, NANCY SLATTON, 56, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) at Columbia Largo Medical Center. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived in Tampa as a child, graduating in 1959 from Hillsborough High School. She moved to Largo in 1994 from Bordentown, N.J. She worked as an administrative clerk for the General Services Administration in Burlington, N.J. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Robert; five sons, Mitchell Parson, Wesley Chapel, Tracy Parson, Jacksonville, Shawn Parson, Gaithersburg, Md., Troy Parson, New Bern, N.C., and Craig L. Godown, Middlesex, N.J.; her father, Gil Slatton Sr., and a brother, Gil Slatton Jr., both of Largo; five grandchildren; and three nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Largo Chapel.

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GREEN, LEONARD C., 74, of Seffner, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) at the Arbors at Brandon. He was born in Cleveland, and came to the Tampa area 13 years ago. He was a foreman for Power Brake Service & Equipment in Cleveland with 30 years of service. An Army veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of a Purple Heart, an American Theater Service Medal and a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five bronze stars. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and parishioner of St. Richards Catholic Church, North Olmstead, Ohio. Survivors include three sons, Mark P., Seffner, Dennis L., Mentor, Ohio, and Bruce A., Amherst, Ohio; a sister, Mae Wenner, Culver City, Calif.; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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GOMEZ, JOHN G., 85, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 1997) at John Knox Village Medical Center. A native of Puerto Rico, he came here in 1995 from Bradenton. He was a head waiter. He was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Bradenton. Survivors include two sons, Raymond, Bel Alton, Md., and Thomas, Melville, N.Y.; a daughter, Louise E. Gomez, Tampa; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

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McGALIN, ELSIE M., 89, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) at Plaza West Nursing Home, Sun City Center. She was born in Louisville, Ky., and came to the area in 1967 from New York City. She was a homemaker, a 30-year member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Ruskin, and was an active member of the Sun City Center Musical Groups. Survivors include two daughters, Judith Carabine, Tampa, and Shirley M. Dunaway, Conway, Ark.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

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McINTOSH, MARGARET, 87, of Orange Park, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) at home. She was born in Atlanta and came to Tampa in 1926, then moved to Orange Park in 1993. She retired from the public school system in 1975, after teaching at Ballast Point Elementary School, Plant High School and Mitchell and Questa elementary schools. She received her master's degree in education in 1965 from the University of South Florida. She was a member of the Tampa Chapter of the American Association of University Women, where she served as president in 1938. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, serving as chairman in 1946, the Hillsborough County Blood Bank and the March of Dimes. She was a sponsor for the Y-Teens and Girl Reserves, a member of the Women's Methodist Union, the Community Chest and the Tampa Women's Club. She was a member of the PEO, a Christian International Sisterhood, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Tampa. Survivors include a son, Bruce, Orange Park; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

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MENEFEE, FANNIE J., 83, of Plant City, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 1997) at Forest Park Nursing Center. She was born in Morven, N.C., and came here in 1931. She was a retired fruit packer and a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Hugh Johnson, Plant City; three sisters, Flora Huneycutt, Albemarle, N.C., Vivian DeVane, Plant City, and Louise Everidge, Tampa. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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NORTH, DONALD I., 29, of Thonotosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) in Thonotosassa. He was born in St. Petersburg and lived most of his life in the Tampa Bay area. He was a receiving manager at Golden Eagle Satellite Archery, Odessa. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Terry Lynn; a son, Justin, Thonotosassa; a daughter, Jessica North, Thonotosassa; his father, William, New Port Richey; six brothers, Billy and Derrick North, both of New Port Richey, Richard Wears and Roy North, both of Moon Lake, Charles North, Tampa, and David Spikes, Holiday; four sisters, Sharon Coak, Tarpon Springs, Margaret North, New Port Richey, Penny Mowery Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Tammy Lynn Thomas, Holiday; and many nieces and nephews. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.

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OCHAB, CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY, 23, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 1997) in Tampa. He was born in Las Vegas and had been a longtime area resident. He was a chef. Survivors include his mother, Christine Ochab, Tampa; his father, Terry, Orlando; a brother, Corey Forman, Tampa; his grandmother, Gloria Robe, Tampa; five aunts, Kathy Beck and Janet Fowler, both of Tampa, Mindy Orrill, Bradenton, Lisa Thomas, Tipton, Okla., and Rhonda Heap, Tampa; and a great-uncle, Jim Robe, Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

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PELHAM, REBECCA L., 102, of Williston, formerly of Plant City, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) in Williston. She was born in Decatur County, Ga., and had been a longtime Plant City resident before moving to Williston several years ago. She was a homemaker, a member of Westside Baptist Church, Plant City, and was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include three sons, William E., and Donald L. Sullivan, both of Dunnellon, and John Henry Sullivan, Tampa; three daughters, Rosebud E. McKinney, Knob-Noster, Mo., Ruby Nell Koutmas, Corona, Calif., and Jeanne Litvin, Dunnellon; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 33 great-great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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SMITH, WILLIAM HOWARD "PETE," 73, of Lutz, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) at James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital. He was born in Wrightsville, Ga., and came to the Tampa area in 1994 from Brunswick, Ga. He was a marketing manager with BellSouth Brunswick Telephone Co. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church, the Brunswick Country Club and the Crisco Hunting Club. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Effie; two daughters, Kay Morris, Orlando, and Nina Smith, Jacksonville; a brother Albert Smith, High Point, N.C.; a sister, Annie Askew, Bartow; and two grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.

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STEPHENSON, LEOLA REGISTER, 88, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 1997) in Tampa. She was born in Lake City and came to the Tampa area 60 years ago. She was a machine operator and a member of New Orleans Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Stanley, Tampa; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Nebraska Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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TAGLIARINO, FRANK V., 87, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 3, 1997) in Tampa. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and came here 10 years ago. He was a furniture sales representative. He was Catholic and a member of the Italian Club, La Nuova Sicilia, 1251. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; three sons, Salvatore, New York City, Charles, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Frank J., Lake Mary; two daughters, Anida Bruce, Clearwater, and Marian Krauthamer, Tampa; a brother, Dr. V.A. Tagliarino, Croydon, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

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TOSKAS, ANTHONY "TONY," 89, of Tampa and Lake Alfred, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 1997) in Winter Haven. He came to Tampa in 1942 from his native New York City. He was a retired recreation director for the city of Tampa and was a member of Central Christian Church. Survivors include his son, Edward, Lake Alfred; two daughters, Carroll Thomas, Tampa, and Ruby Perry, Zephyrhills; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

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