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ALLEN, LEON HERBERT, 56, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1999) at home. Born in Portland, Maine, he moved to Brooksville five years ago from Tampa. He was a real estate agent for Infinity Homes of Brooksville and was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Terry; his mother, Marjorie Allen, Leominister, Mass.; a son, Leon H. "Rusty," Tampa; a daughter, Cassandra Mobley, West Virginia; two brothers, Ronald Allen, St. Petersburg, and James Allen, Exeter, N.H.; a sister, Mary Jane Zorvatch, Nattick, Mass.; and four grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

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ALLOCCO, BENJAMIN A., 74, of Valrico, died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1999) at home. Born in Queens, N.Y., he came here in 1980 from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a laborer for a construction company. He served in the Navy. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Michael, Tallahassee; a daughter, Patricia, Staten Island; a brother, Allen, Hampstead, N.C.; a sister, Arline Vitale, Wantagh, N.Y.; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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COX, MAE C. CAMPBELL HAMOR, 86, of Homosassa Springs, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1999) at home. Born in Alton, she moved to Homosassa Springs 40 years ago from Tampa. She was a member of Homosassa Unity Church and was a personal affairs director at MacDill Air Force Base. She was owner of a florist and dry-cleaning business and also worked as an agent for Prudential Life Insurance and for the Norris Co. in the 1960s developing the Springs attraction. She was a former president of Crystal River Women's Club, a member of the Citrus County Hospital Board, and a volunteer and a life member with the hospital program. She was a member of the Elks Lodge, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the Moose Club, and she served on the Health Foundation Board and Alpha Gamma of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Society. Survivors include her husband, Joe; and several nieces and nephews. Wilder Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa.

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HALL, BRYAN ALBERT, infant son of Annette and Michael Hall, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 31, 1999). He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Other survivors include a brother, Justin, maternal grandparents, Delma Bryan and Albert Antinori, and a paternal grandmother, Mary Hall, all of Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia Chapel, Tampa.

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HECK, BRIAN L., 55, of Thonotosassa, died Monday (Aug. 2, 1999) at home. Born in Reading, Pa., he moved here in 1994 from Pennsylvania. He was a welder. Survivors include a son, Daniel, Reading; a daughter, Shelly Burdy, Pottstown, Pa.; a sister, Lois Driscoll, Ruskin; and one grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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JONES, RUTH ANN, 64, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at Beverly Health & Rehab Center. Born in Portland, Ind., she came here in 1993 from Tallahassee. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Ira Powledge, Tampa; two brothers, Lawrence Ertley, Atlanta, and Frederick Eugene Ertley, Orlando; and two sisters, Martha Buis, Valrico, and Mary Hansen, Tampa. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.

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POLATAYKO, WANTUNEE N., 31, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Aug. 3, 1999) at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Born in Chanthaburi, Thailand, she moved here a year ago from Louisiana. She was a member of the Thai Buddhist Temple. Survivors include her mother, Whanchai Nickerson and her husband, John Polatayko Jr., both of Tampa; two brothers, Nick Nickerson, California, and Andrew A. Nickerson, Valrico; and a sister, Kattie E. Nickerson, Tallahassee. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

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RODRIGUEZ, LEONOR RAMIREZ-ROMAN, 92, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1999) at Fairway Oaks Nursing Center. Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, she came here in 1976 from Puerto Rico. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Juan and Jorge, both of Tampa; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

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SMITH, MARY T., 99, of Vero Beach, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) in Vero Beach. She was born in Austria and was a longtime resident of Tampa before moving to Vero Beach eight years ago. She was a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a member of the World War I Veteran's Auxiliary, Gulf Coast No. 17. She was a former member of Sacred Heart and Christ the King Catholic churches. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Ann Collier, Waco, Texas, and Mary Ellen Davis, Vero Beach; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, MacDill Avenue Chapel,Tampa.

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STEPHAN, NORMAN E., 53, of Apollo Beach, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1999) at South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center. Born in Fort Lauderdale, he moved to Apollo Beach from Brandon in 1997. He was a park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Grand Canyon, Ariz. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons, Kyle Walter Stephan and Matthew Earl Stephan, both of Apollo Beach; and a brother, Bruce A. Stephan, Fort Myers. Family Funeral Care, Sun City Center.

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SWEENEY, JAMES E. "JIM", 66, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) in Tampa. Born in Hempstead, N.Y., he came here in 1971 from New York. He was a manager for an insurance company. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a sister, Mary Johnson, Virginia Beach, Va.; and three brothers, David B. Sweeney, Homosassa, Richard Sweeney, Weston, and Robert Sweeney, Hatfield, Pa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

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TORRES, ANA MARIA, 85, of Tampa, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1999) at Town 'N Country Hospital. Born in Cuba, she came here in 1988 from Miami. She was a laborer for Atlas Sound. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include two sons, Ricardo, Miami, and Osvaldo, Miami; a daughter, Dixie Garzia, Miami; a brother, Rolando Toledo, Cuba; a sister, Onelia Toledo, Cuba; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mark III Funeral Home, Town 'N Country Chapel.

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