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BROWN, DONALD J. "DON," 79, of Tampa, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at University Community Hospital. He was born in Pennsylvania and came to the area in 1953. He was retired after working for 25 years at Anheuser-Busch Co. He was the chaplain of the Greater Tampa Showmen's Association and a past commodore of its Boat Club. He was a member of the International Independent Showmen's Association and Carrollwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pattyann; and two sons, Tommy and Joey Sciortino, both of Tampa. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

MILLER, BLANCHE L., 82, of Oldsmar, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at home. She was born in Chicago and moved here 12 years ago. She was a homemaker and was Jewish. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin; two daughters, Sharon Goldman, Tarpon Springs, and Marsha Miller, Illinois; a sister, Ruth Spector, Skokie, Ill.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.

PAUL, GABRIEL "GABE," 88, of Tampa, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Memorial Hospital. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he later came to the area. He was a president and part owner of the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians and was an executive with the Cincinnati Reds and the Houston Astros. He was twice named Major League Executive of the Year. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Palma Ceia Country Club and the Centre Club, Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances; four sons, Gabriel Jr., Reston, Va., Warren, Plano, Texas, Michael, Boca Raton, and Henry Lee, Tampa; a daughter, Jennie, Gambrills, Md.; a brother, Sam, Woodmere, Long Island, N.Y.; three sisters, Bess Benewick, Rochester, N.Y., Mildred Levine, Oneonta, N.Y., and Sylvia Lasky, Olean, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren. Neptune Society of Palm Harbor, Palm Harbor.

PETRALIA, JOSEPHINE GIGLIA, 85, of Brandon, died Tuesday (April 28, 1998) at home. A Tampa native, she was an office manager for Stewart-Mellon Tile Co. She was a parishioner of Nativity Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Anthony; a brother, Jimmy Giglia, Tampa; a sister, Lily LoCicero, Brandon; three nephews, Dennis LoCicero, Brandon, and Joe Petralia and Joseph Giglia, both of Tampa; and several nieces. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

PRICE, ANDREW JOHN "POPS," 76, of Plant City, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at home. Born in Glouster, Ohio, he came here in 1994 from Tampa. He was a retired engineer for the City of Tampa Water Department and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 4240 and the DAV Post 83. Survivors include two sons, Gordon and Andrew John Jr., both of Tampa; two daughters, Alice Jeane Price Hunt, Thonotosassa, and Mary Leota Owens, Tampa; three sisters, Marion Slabaugh, Toledo, Ohio; Edna McNabe, Waltham, Mass., and Forrest Anderson, Fort Lauderdale; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

RUFFING, GENEVIEVE "JERRY," 90, of Clearwater, and formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (April 28, 1998) at Mease Countryside Hospital. She was born in Bellevue, Ohio, and came here in 1972. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. Survivors include four sons, Richard C., St. Petersburg, Jerome A., Las Vegas, and Leonard T. and David G., both of Tampa; three granddaughters, Patricia M. Hunter, Indianapolis, Rachael C. Schmitz, Orange, Calif., and Jennifer R. Nunley, St. Petersburg; and three great-granddaughters, Sarah L. Schmitz, Orange, Calif., and Kayla H. Ruffing and Aurora D. Nunley, both of St. Petersburg. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.