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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

EDMONDS, THERESA ANN, infant daughter of Todd and Dawn Edmonds, of Brandon, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Columbia Brandon Regional Medical Center. She was Catholic. Other survivors include her paternal grandparents, Julie and William Edmonds, Moline, Ill.; her maternal grandparents, Judy and Robert Gray, Westminster, Colo., and Pat and Dave Schenck, Riverview; her paternal great-grandparents, Agnes and Clayton Johnson, Hobe Sound; her maternal great-grandmother, Viola Gray, Davenport, Iowa; and her maternal great-grandfather, John L. Schenck, Neshanic, N.J. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

GRANDE, IRENE Z., 85, of Valrico, died Friday (April 24, 1998) in Brandon. She was born in Erie, Pa., and came here in 1982. She was an assembler for General Electric Co. She was Catholic and a parishioner of Church of Nativity. Survivors include two sons, Michael Fowler, Bedford, Texas, and Thomas Fowler, Bullhead City, Ariz.; two daughters, Patricia Schneider, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Geraldine Austin, Ashburn, Va.; a brother, Edward Zelaney, Erie; a sister, Greta Zimmerly, Ventura, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

HAMBLIN, GEORGIA, 81, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at University Community Hospital-Carrollwood. She was born in New York City and moved to the area 22 years ago from San Diego. She was a homemaker and a parishioner of St. John's Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors include a sister, Persa Athans, Palm Beach; and a niece, Irene G. Athans, Tampa. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

HODGES, JOHN GRADY, 86, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at Canterbury Tower nursing facility, Tampa. He was born in Atlanta and came here in 1946 from Apalachicola. He was a judge. He was a Navy veteran and a parishioner of St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth; two sons, John Grady Jr. and Robert C., both of Tampa; a daughter, Jane Hodges Leverone, Tampa; a brother, Col. Joseph H. Jr., Hilton Head, S.C.; a sister, Alice Hodges Core, Port St. Joe; and three grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

KEENAN, JOAN J., 64, of Valrico, died Friday (April 24, 1998) in Brandon. She was born in Greensburg, Pa., and came here in 1983 from Greensburg. She was a homemaker and a parishioner of Nativity Catholic Church. She was a member of church choirs for more than 35 years, was a member of Feathercock Band and a former member of the Elks Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Walter J.; a sister, Rose Marie Zaremba, Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

KOZICH, CAROL M., 54, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1979 from Sarasota. She was a counselor and a parishioner of Oldsmar Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, John G. "Jack" Sr.; two sons, John G. Jr. and Kenneth A., both of Tampa; and her father, George F. MacDonald, Philadelphia. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

LaSPADA, JOSEPH C., 83, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport, N.J., and came to the area from Brookhaven, Pa. He was a seasonal resident of the area for many years. He was a barber. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; and a son, Anthony, Tampa. Ambassador Mortuary Service, Oldsmar.

LAWRENCE, WALTER I., 97, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. He was born in Pennsylvania and was a winter resident here since 1966, coming from Weirton, W.Va. He was a retired line foreman for Electric Power Co., and was Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Alice M. Ferrari, Tampa. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

McGOWAN, JOHN FRANCIS III, 69, of Brandon, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Columbia Brandon Regional Medical Center. Born in New York City, he came here in 1971 from Fort Benning, Ga. He was a retired lieutenant colonel with Army intelligence and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and two Oversea Service bars. He was a parishioner of Nativity Catholic Church. Survivors include four sons, John, Fort Worth, Texas, Burt, Tampa, Joseph, Austin, Texas, and Christopher, Shippensburg, Pa.; a daughter, Kerry Folvarcik, Tampa; a brother, Paul, Ponte Vedra; a sister, Elizabeth Mainville, Glens Falls, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

METZLER, FREDERICK CHARLES "DUCK SOUP," 71, of Homosassa, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at home. Born in Philadelphia, he moved to Homosassa 11 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired tool and die maker and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Claudia Miller, Homosassa, and Andrea Smentek, Clearwater; two sisters, Margaret Siefert, Naples, and Mildred Stow, New Jersey. Hooper Funeral Homes, Homosassa Chapel.

PELLEGRINO, IRENE M., 84, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. She was born in Model City, N.Y., and moved here in 1983 from Niagara Falls, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Carol A. Young, Tampa; a sister, Marjorie Margolin, Lewisburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel, Tampa.

YTUARTE, MARIA, 69, of Tampa, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at University Community Hospital-Carrollwood. She came to the Tampa area six years ago from New Jersey. She was a retired inventory clerk for Macy's Department Store and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Joseph; a son, Robert; and a daughter, Diana Ytuarte. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

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