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OBITUARIES

Clearwater

BECKETT, WILLIAM, 72, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 12, 1998) at home. He was born in Liverpool, England. He was a British war veteran and came to the United States in 1952. He worked as an electronic technician. Survivors include a brother, Peter, Bonita Springs. National Cremation Society, Largo.

BOMMARITO, AMELIA, 82, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at Palm Garden of Largo nursing home. She was born in Pennsylvania and came here in 1991 from Harper Woods, Mich. She was Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Pearl Schultz, Clearwater; a son, John J., Detroit; a brother, Angelo Abbati, Roseville, Mich.; four sisters, Helen Santoro and Mary Sargent, both of Michigan, and Toni Speranza and Pat Abbati, both of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Raymond M. Hook and Son Funeral Home, Seminole.

BONAPARTS, ANNA P., 96, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at Clearwater Community Hospital. She was born in Riga, Latvia, and came here in 1969 from New York City. She was a missionary and church bookkeeper for the Reformed Church of America. She was a member of Community Reformed Church of Clearwater. Survivors include a stepson, Earnest; and three grandchildren Tephanie Bonaparts, Alexandria Bonaparts and Jerome Bonaparts. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lakeview Chapel-Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater.

CLIFFORD, RICHARD, 46, of Clearwater, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in New York City and came here in 1978 from Manhattan, N.Y. He worked for the past 15 years for the Clearwater Public Works Department. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Linda; a son, Ian, and a daughter, Angela, both of Clearwater; a stepson, Marshall Makin, and a stepdaughter, Carie Makin, both of Muskegon, Mich.; and a grandson, Matthew Edwards of Michigan. Tassillo's Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.

HENTSCHEL, DONNA L., 55, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. She came here in 1974 from her native Hammond, Ind. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Thomas J.; a son, Dennis, Clearwater; a daughter, Misty Dawn Hentschel, Largo; two sisters, Sheri Martin, South Haven, Ind., and Sandra Emmet, Noblesville, Ind.; and three grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

KIRK, JEAN M., 86, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Clearwater Community Hospital. She was born in New York City and came here in 1968 from Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two nieces, Mary Favale, Clearwater, and Ella Dallago, Smithtown, N.Y.; a nephew, Phil Giacini, Smithtown. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

LESAGE, DONALD E., 70, of Clearwater, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1987 from his native York, Pa., where he retired as a supervisor after 41 years with Hydro Inc. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Clearwater, and the Management Club of York. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joan; a son, Dana, Newark, Del.; a daughter, Kim Lesage, York; a brother, Walter, Clearwater, and a sister, Norma Craumer, York. National Cremation Society, Largo.

TESSMAN, JOHN, 59, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. He came here in 1996 from his native Fort Wayne, Ind. He worked as a furniture salesman and was a member of New Age Ministries Temple of Light, Clearwater. Survivors include a daughter, Tina Tessman, and a son, Timothy, both of Fort Wayne; his mother, Bertha "Edith" Tessman, Clearwater; four sisters, Carol Harding, Clearwater, Patty Sittler, Silver Lake, Ind., Mary Beth Hasz, Arvada Colo., and Sandy Day, St. Louis; a companion, Patricia Daly, Clearwater; and a grandchild. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

TYREE, ANNE R., 85, of Clearwater, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at Regency Oaks ALF, Clearwater. She was born in Italy and came here in 1974 from Dayton, Ohio. She worked as a clerk for the Social Security Department. She was Catholic and a member of the Bridge Clubs at On Top of the World and Regency Oaks, Clearwater. Survivors include a sister, Lena Linger, Bradenton; a brother, Ralph M. Romano, Burlington, Mass.; and a niece, Lee Ann Van Benten, Indianapolis. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

WAINWRIGHT-PARSON, CLARA B. "MICKEY," 42, of Clearwater, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. She came here in 1969 from her native Lane, S.C., and worked as a housekeeper for a private hotel. She was a member of True Vine Missionary Baptist Church and its choir, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Jarvis, Clearwater, her parents, Lillie and Louis Parson, three sisters, Louise Parson, Pansy Parson and Nora Parson, all of Clearwater; and a brother, Louis Parson Jr., Hinesville, Ga. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Largo

LANGE, MARGUERITE P. GALLAGHER, 88, of Largo, died Tuesday (April 21, 1998) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Green Bay, Wis., and came here in 1967 from Chicago, where she retired after 27 years as an executive secretary. She was a member of Business and Professional Women's Association and the Grand Slammers Duplicate Bridge Club, Chicago. Survivors include two nieces, Patricia Neerdpels, Green Bay, and Kathleen Urban, Pewaukee, Wis.; and three nephews, Thomas Gallagher, Michael Gallagher and Daniel Gallagher, all of Green Bay. Hirsch Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, Ill.

MOONSAMMY, VIOLET P., 87, of Largo, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at home. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and came here in 1991 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of Harvest Temple Church of God, Largo. Survivors include four daughters, Nellie Misir, Largo, Jean Baksh, St. Augustine, Beatrice Rahman, Georgetown, and Vera Mohamed, New York; five sons, Dennis, Orlando, Kenneth, Canada, Gerald, Iowa, and Rick and Victor, both of New York; a brother, Edwin Charles, Georgetown; a sister, Julie Adams, Miami; 33 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Lakeview Chapel-Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater.

Pinellas Park

DELISE, ALFRED FRANK, 47, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1951 from his native Mount Kisco, N.Y. He was a master cabinetmaker and a freelance writer. He was an avid golfer. Survivors include two brothers, John R., New York City, and Leroy, Philadelphia. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

SLATER, HARVEY E. JR., 81, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in 1990 from his native Fort Wayne, Ind. He retired after 38 years with the Dana Corp. and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and American Legion Post 47, Fort Wayne. He was a past chairman of the board of the Dana Federal Credit Union and was active with the Men's Club of Mainlands Unit II. Survivors include his wife, Santiana; a son, Richard J., Valparaiso, Ind.; a daughter, Maryann Spohn, Fort Wayne; a brother, Wayne J., Cortland, Ohio; three sisters, Mildred Klotz, Fort Wayne, Mary Wall, Lake Worth, and Alyce Rosenberger, Oregon; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

REICHARDT, MARIE S., 89, of Seminole, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1968 from her native Cincinnati where she worked as an office clerk for the Henry Strauss Co. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

THOMAS, BETTY K., of Seminole, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. She was born in Czechoslovakia and came here in 1957 from Chicago. She worked as a hairdresser and was Protestant. She was a member of Trailblazing Sam's of Tampa, and Suncoast Sunsetters of Seminole. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, David R.; two nieces, Arlene Schamper and Elane Kincaid, and a great-nephew, Scott Kincaid, all of Seminole. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.

St. Petersburg

ALLEN, JESSIE L., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at home. Born in Tifton, Ga., she came here in 1980 from North Babylon, N.Y. She was a member of Bethel AME Church, where she served on the Missionary Board. She retired in 1979 as a fashion designer after 22 years with the Pretty Made Coat Co., Copiague, N.Y. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Samuel; two sons, Darryl, Des Moines, Iowa, and Michael, Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Simmons and Nettie Jane Gibbs, both of St. Petersburg; five grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

ALMENDINGER, DONALD V., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at home. Born in Centerville, Ohio, he came here in 1981 from Marion, Ohio. He was an electrician and a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church, Clearwater. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Aerie. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary; three sons, John and Allen May, both of Lakeland, and Jim May, Kooskia, Idaho; four daughters, Barbara Schultz, Prospect, Ohio, Charma Fultz, Bradenton, Debra Hartman, Mesquite, Texas, and Chris Adams, Grove City, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

BRUCE, FREDERICK G., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. Born in Malden, Mass., he came here in 1953 from Chelmsford, Mass. He was a supervisor for Bettinger Enamel, Waltham, Mass. He attended Northside United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Shirley L.; two daughters, Barbara Bowman, St. Petersburg, and Priscilla Gilbert, Hernando; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

CHAPPEL, JANIE, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was a lifetime resident here and a member of Stewart Isom CME Church. Survivors include a son, Lewis Aikens; two daughters, Cora Royal and Gloria Aikens; and many nieces and nephews, including Helen Crockett and Billy Wheeler, both of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, Dr. M.L. King Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

CORALLO, MARY H., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Vencor-St. Petersburg. She came here in 1964 from her native New York City and was a nurse's assistant for a hospital. She was a member of Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Survivors include a son, Joseph, Portsmouth, N.H.; two daughters, Helen Legotti, Long Island, N.Y., and Joan Lorig, Barryville, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

CRUMPTON, MARA TIFFANY, 28, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (April 28, 1998) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in 1970 from her native Oklahoma. She was a home interior consultant and a member of Word of Life Assembly of God, where she assisted her husband, the youth pastor. She was a 1987 graduate of Seminole High School. Survivors include her husband, Chadwick; two daughters, Caylee and Ellington Crumpton, both of St. Petersburg; her mother and stepfather, Mary and Robert Cooper; her father and stepmother, Mendel and Karen Moody; a brother, Matthew Moody; and her paternal grandparents, C.A. and Virginia Moody, all of Seminole; and her maternal grandparents, Howard and Dorothy Waugh, Floral City. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Petersburg.

GREENWOOD, ARTHUR R. SR., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at Swanholm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, St. Petersburg. Born in Providence, R.I., he came here in 1976 from Warwick, R.I. He was a foreman for Iron and Carpenters Union Local 94, Providence. He was a Protestant and a member of the Masons in Rhode Island. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Ann E.; a son, Arthur R. Jr., Oriental, N.C.; two daughters, Ann M. Jones, Ingram, Texas, and Nancy Greenwood, Mason, N.H.; two stepsons, William R. Morehart, Trenton, N.J., and Michael L. Morehart, St. Petersburg; a stepdaughter, Barbara A. Brockman, Fort Myers; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

DeFALCO, QUENTIN J. III, 25, of Pensacola, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) in Perdido Key. Born in Camden, N.J., he came here in 1982 from Atco, N.J. He enlisted in the Navy in March 1997 and was stationed at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, where he was an aviation electrician E-3. He was a graduate of Boca Ciega High School and a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his father, Quentin J. Jr., New Jersey; his mother and stepfather, Dianne and Jerry Johnson, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Lee T., U.S. Navy, Everett, Wash., and Matthew J., St. Petersburg; a sister, Genelle M. DeFalco, St. Petersburg; his paternal grandmother, Anna DeFalco, Chesilhurst, N.J.; and his paternal stepgrandparents, James and JoAnne Johnson, Spring Hill, and John and Jan Webner, Clinton, Ill. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Bobbitt Chapel, St. Petersburg.

INGLEDUE, JULIA C., 92, of Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at home. Born in Kirtland, Ohio, she moved to Inverness seven years ago from St. Petersburg. Survivors include three daughters, Norma Wright, Inverness, Thelma Drobinski, Madison, Ohio, and Clara Cox, McLean, Va.; a sister, Ruth McFarland, Painesville, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.

JONES, CALVIN J., 71, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Hudson, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. A St. Petersburg native, he lived in Hudson for several years before returning to St. Petersburg. He was an auto body repairman for 47 years with Tyrone Volkswagen and Northwest Collision. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Methodist. Survivors include four sons, Jay C., Rodney and Rudy, all of Hudson, and Randall "Randy," Spring Hill; three sisters, Louise Sorrells, St. Petersburg, Lela Grawburg, Flint, Mich., and Willie Heavner, Pinellas Park; two brothers, Melvin, St. Petersburg, and Fred, Ocala; and seven grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

KENKEL, CHRISTINE, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at home. Born in Ballinger, Texas, she came here in 1961 from Wilton, Conn. Survivors include two nieces, Mary M. Lively, Dallas, and Shannon Ryan, Fort Worth; and two great-nephews, Don "Kip" Ryan IV and Sean Ryan, both of Fort Worth. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

McVAY, CLARKE T., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. Born in Charleston, W.Va., he came here in 1991 from Ravenna, Ohio, where he was owner of McVay Transfer and Storage Co. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he served as a lector, and was a past vice president of the Kids & Kubs of the Three Quarter Century Softball Club. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Alliance, Ohio, and a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Survivors include his wife, Frances M.; four daughters, Nancy Barlow, Cleveland, Margery Porter, St. Petersburg, Helen Smith, Kent, Ohio, and Chris McVay, Ravenna; two brothers, John N., Tallahassee, and David, Columbus; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

METZGER, JANE EAGAR, 91, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at IHS of St. Petersburg at William and Mary. Born in Ballston Spa, N.Y., she came here in 1965 from New York City. She was a homemaker and an Episcopalian. She was a past worthy matron of the OES in New York City. Survivors include a sister, Geraldine E. Wiley, Delray Beach; and four nephews, Walter Wiley, Palm Beach Gardens, Robert Wiley, Atlanta, William Wiley, Santa Clara, Calif., and Ronald Wiley, Dawsonville, Ga. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

RICHIE, JOHN, 98, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at Suncoast Manor. Born in Odessa, Russia, he came here in 1964 from Flint, Mich., where he retired as an automatic machine set-up man after 47 years with General Motors and was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 599. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, St. Petersburg. Survivors include four daughters, Frances Smoot, St. Petersburg, Lee Segel, Punta Gorda, Barbara Sokolowski, Leesburg, and Alice Monroe, Flint; three sons, Jack, Lake Placid, Donald, Summerfield, and Charles, Burton, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.

MORELLO, ANTHONY S., 85, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (April 28, 1998) at Mariner Health of Belleair. He came here in 1978 from his native Cleveland. He was a retired diesel mechanic and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Martha; a son, Louis A.; and four grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

PAIGE, LILLIE, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at home. She came here in 1938 from her native Gainesville. She was Baptist. Survivors include a son, Fred Alexander, and three daughters, Rose Johnson, Wilmateen Jones and Kathleen Brooks, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Snider Knight, Riviera Beach; three sisters, Ruth Rutledge, St. Petersburg, and Flora Alexander and Fannie Newsome, both of Gainesville; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SMITH, DARRYL ANTONIO, 21, of 820 12th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (April 28, 1998). He was a lifetime resident here and a former student at Pinellas Marine Institute, St. Petersburg. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Willie Lofton, St. Petersburg; his father, Thomas Smith and his wife, St. Petersburg; seven brothers, Tommie Jr. and Xavier R. Smith, both of St. Petersburg, Gerald Smith and Alexander McNeal, both of Tampa, Anthony Lofton, Orlando, Willie Lofton Jr., Albany, Ga., and Arnold Patterson Jr., Bordentown, N.J.; two sisters, Evette and Dorothy Carter, both of Tampa; and his maternal grandmother, Everlena Mann, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SHARP, DOROTHEA A., 70, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (April 24, 1998) at home. Born in Boston, she came here in 1952 from New York City. From 1952 to 1955 she worked as a typesetter for the St. Petersburg Times. She retired as an accounting clerk with the Pinellas County Parks Department. She was Greek Orthodox. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Stephens, Chatsworth, Calif.; two sons, D. Scott, Garden Grove, Calif., and Steven, Arlington Heights, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

SWAN, MILDRED T., 64, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Medina, N.Y., she came here in 1973 from Batavia, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. Survivors include two sons, James, St. Petersburg, and Scott, Beaufort, S.C.; two brothers, Charles Tuohey, Seminole, and Donald Tuohey, LeRoy, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

THAMM, SIGLINDE ANGELIKA, 52, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at home. Born in Germany, she came here in 1976 from New York. She was an avid knitter. Survivors include her father, Paul Thamm, St. Petersburg. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

WALKER, SHINEQUA LATESHA, 16, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at Bayfront Medical Center as the result of a gunshot wound. She was a lifetime resident here and was a sophomore at Lakewood High School. Survivors include her parents, Valarie Hudson and William Walker Sr., a brother, William Walker Jr., three sisters, Katie Baker, Kenyarda Hudson and Ashley Walker, her paternal grandparents, Shirley and Willie Walker, and her paternal great-grandfather, Mack Bullard, all of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, Dr. M.L. King Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

WILLIAMS, JOSEPH SAMMIE, 28, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (April 26, 1998) at Bayfront Medical Center. A St. Petersburg native, he was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Pinellas Park High School and the Pinellas Vocational Technical Center. He was a former manager of a Burger King restaurant on 22nd Avenue N. Survivors include his mother, Fannie M. Williams, three brothers, Frank Hayes, Elvene Hayes and Ernest Williams, and three sisters, Irene McNeil, Linda Robinson and Jacqueline Williams, all of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

WILLIAMS, LOUISE D., 72, of 970 Jordan Park St. S, St. Petersburg, died Monday (April 27, 1998) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was a lifetime resident here and a member of Faith Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang with the choir. She was a member of Mattie Adams OES Chapter 240. Survivors include two brothers, Lee Andrew Williams, St. Petersburg, and Frank Williams, Jasper; and several grandchildren, including Octavia Dobson, St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Treasure Island

NORRIS, GENE A., 79, of Seminole, formerly of Treasure Island, died Saturday (April 25, 1998) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He came to Pinellas County in 1983 from his native Cincinnati. He was a pharmacist and owner and operater of the Sycamore Apothecary, Reading, Ohio. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Masonic Lodge 186, Cincinnati. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Knights Templar and the Shrine, all in Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Charles F. "Chuck," Cincinnati; and a daughter, Barbara J. Norris, Waukegan, Ill. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

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