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Clearwater

DRINKWATER, DOROTHY J., 74, of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Providence, R.I., and came here in 1981 from Piscataway, N.J. She was a registered nurse and retired from Roger Williams General Hospital, Providence. She formerly worked for Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers. She graduated from Yale University. She was a member of Chapel by the Sea, a founding member of Clearwater Marine Aquarium and a member Morton Plant Hospital Foundation, Island Estates Civic Association and Island Estates Women's Club, all of Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, William O.; a son, Capt. W. Robert, Clearwater; and a daughter, Lynn E. Cray, Torrance, Calif. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

FISCHER, SANDRA, 53, of Tequesta, formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at Jupiter Medical Center. She was born in Chicago and moved to Tequesta in 1997 from Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Charles; two sons, Charles C., Fort Myers, and James E., Tequesta; a sister, Barbara Geiger, Rochester, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Aycock Funeral Home, Jupiter.

SNOWDEN, BERNICE S., 93, of Clearwater, died Thursday (April 23, 1998) at Palm Garden of Pinellas, Largo. She was born in New Portland, Maine, and came here in 1966 from Gardiner, Maine. She was a homemaker and a member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Clearwater. Survivors include a niece, Mary Davis, Sudbury, Mass. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

Largo

HELM, JOHNIE WILL SR., 67, of Largo, died Thursday (April 23, 1998) at home. He came here in 1950 from his native Morgan, Ga. He owned and operated a landscaping and maintenance service in Largo and was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Largo. He was a member St. Marks Lodge 12 Masons, St. Petersburg, and Springtime Lodge Elks 592, Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, McArthur and Johnie Will Jr., both of Largo; six daughters, Sammy Walker, Largo, Sally B. Clarke, Indianapolis, Johnnie M. Helm-James, Albany, Ga., Willie M. Pitts, Enid, Okla., Elizabeth A. Helm-Frazier, Augusta, Ga., and Leslie M. Helm-Smalls, Piscataway, N.J.; three sisters, Lutherine Russell and Martha Helm, both of Largo, and Willie Mae Williams, Albany; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

PLASTIS, BERTHA, 89, of Largo, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at home. She was born in Scranton, Kan., and came here in 1992 from Florissant, Mo. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie L. Digraci Jacob, Largo, and Evelyn Boehmer, Florissant; a sister, Sylvia Fowler, Florissant; a brother, Lawrence Griffith, Birds, Ill.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. R. Lee Williams and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Petersburg.

SEE, JOHN E., 73, of Homosassa, formerly of Largo, died Thursday (April 23, 1998) at home. He was born in Greenville, Pa., and moved to Homosassa 15 years ago from Largo. He was a retired auto body man for Dimmitt Toyota, Inverness, and an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was Protestant, a life member of VFW, Homosassa, and a member of Cootie Civitan. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mae; two daughters, Loenna Brown, Cross City, and Nancy Mitchell, Newberry; a sister, Neva Hebner, Lakeland; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

Seminole

MILLS, DENNIS H., 73, of Seminole, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at home. He was born in Coventry, England, and came here in 1972 from Caldwell, N.J. He was self-employed. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Bay Pines. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marie; three sons, Robert, Largo, and Dennis, Cookeville, Tenn., and Brian, Boston; and four grandchildren. Professional Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

Pinellas Park

LASKAY, DONALD A., 57, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena. Born in Ozone Park, N.Y., he came here in 1995 from Long Island, N.Y., where he was an electrician and member of Electrical Workers Union Local 25. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bay Shore, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Clara; two sons, Donald C., Bay Shore, and Brian J., Indianapolis; a daughter, Denise J. Shaw, Bay Shore; two brothers, Thomas and Edward, both of Connecticut; four sisters, Betty Rayden, Connecticut, Gail Micaliver, Florida, and Dolores Ruff and Carol Van Moisen, both of New York; and five grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

TITUS, GAYLORD "PAP," 87, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at home. Born in Dunkard, Pa., he came here in 1952 from Clarksburg, W.Va. He was a retired driver for Dairy Mix Inc. and an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 28th Infantry Division 110th Regiment. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Fannie; two daughters, Beverly Schlenther, Largo, and Jan Martin, Pinellas Park; a sister, Garnet Brown, Dilliner, Pa.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg

BRADLEY, ROBERT L., 80, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Heartland of St. Petersburg. He came here in 1966 from his native Branford, where he was a farmer. He was a member of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary I.; a stepdaughter, Sandra Dunn, Lakeland; two sisters, Ardelia Fragola, Archer, and Bernice VanOoen, Newark, N.Y.; and a brother, Richard P., Chapel Hill. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

CRUM, PAUL ANDERSON, 78, of La Crosse, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (April 22, 1998) at home. Born in Hancock County, Ill., he came here in 1954 and worked in furniture sales at Maas Brothers and Perma House Interior. He attended Knox College and the University of Illinois. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, serving as a captain in the 8th Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn E.; three sons, Michael, Gainesville, and Steve and David Crum, both of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Cindy Burtscher and Pat Gause, both of La Crosse; three sisters; three brothers; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Direct Cremations, Gainesville.

DUSIL, JANET ELIZABETH, 49, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at home. Born in Kansas City, Mo., she came to St. Petersburg in 1952 from St. Louis, and moved to Clearwater four years ago. She worked as a secretary for the DAV and was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include her husband, James E.; a son, Kevin M., and a daughter, Andrea M., both of Clearwater; her mother, Wilda A. Farris, St. Petersburg; and three brothers, Glen D. Farris, Madeira Beach, Kit Farris, Tampa, and John Farris, San Antonio, Texas. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

GIBA, FRANK J., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at home. Born in Garfield, N.J., he came here in 1979 from Bloomfield, N.J. He was an auto mechanic and was Catholic. Survivors include a brother, Charles, St. Petersburg; two nieces and a nephew. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.

McDANIEL, GERALD M. "PAPA SMURF," 58, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at Bon Secours-Maria Manor. Born in Modesto, Calif., he came here in 1996 from Tampa. He retired as a service technician for Boring Business Equipment, Lakeland, and was a Navy veteran. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Sherri L.; two sons, Sean and Scott, both of St. Petersburg; four sisters, Marsella Anthony, Post Falls, Idaho; Geraldine Clark, Tampa, Verna Cambra, Fremont, Calif., and Etta Jean Schuler, Nashville, Tenn.; and three brothers, John, Hoquiam, Wash., Dalbert, Post Falls, and Barney, Spokane, Wash. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

RUNNE, PAUL, 77, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 17, 1998) at home. Born in Norway, he came here 30 years ago from Massachusetts. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the DAV. Survivors include a son, Eugene, Maryville, Tenn.; two daughters, Gloria Runne, Maryville, and Judith Steffe, Newbury, Mass.; and six grandchildren. All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Lake Worth.

SCISCENTO, DOMINIC P., 74, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Palm Harbor, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at home. Born in Fall River, Mass., he came to Palm Harbor in 1989 from Clifton, N.J., and moved to St. Petersburg in 1990. He was an electronics engineer for the Reflectone Co. and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. Petersburg. He was a director of Paradise Shores Tenants Association, St. Petersburg, and a member of the PT Boaters Club, Massachusetts. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Lancaster, Pa., and Tom, Clifton; a brother, Donald, New Bedford, Mass.; and two grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

SMITH, EMMIE M., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (April 23, 1998) at Oak Cove Nursing Center, Clearwater. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1945 from Great Neck, N.Y. She was a private cook for families in the New York area and a member of Stewart Isom Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include two sisters, Lue Willie Rembert and Hazel Richardson, both of Clearwater. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

YAZWINSKY, NICHOLAS, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at IHS of St. Petersburg at William and Mary. Born in Nanticoke, Pa., he came here in 1977 from Kingston Township, Pa. He was an insurance salesman and a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Rotary Club and was an executive with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. Survivors include a son, Richard M., Quakertown, Pa.; a daughter, Agnes Ellen Nicholson, Stokesdale, N.C.; a sister, Mary Martin, Liverpool, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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