PUGNETTI, CARLO, 72, of Oldsmar, died Friday (May 19, 2000) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Milan, Italy, and came here in 1989 from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Maria; two sons, Alberto and Aldo ; and three grandchildren. American Burial and Cremation Society, Palm Harbor.
SHEEHY, JOHN L., 77, of Oldsmar, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at Arbors of St. Petersburg Seminole nursing home. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and came to Tarpon Springs in 1979. He moved to Oldsmar in 1997. He retired as detective and sergeant from Syracuse Police Department after more than 25 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 101st Airborne. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include three sons, Patrick, Kissimmee, John, Syracuse, and Donald, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Donna, Oldsmar; a brother, Donald, Spring Hill; two sisters, Lib Britt and Margaret Andrews, both of Syracuse; and three grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
HERSMAN, EDWARD, 78, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (May 17, 2000) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Spencer, W. Va., and came here in 1989 from Ponte Vedra Beach . He retired from the Navy as a lieutenant commander after 32 years and taught school in Ohio for 31 years. He had a master's degree in education from Kent State University, Ohio. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was Methodist. He was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Tawas-Reeves Golf Association, Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Marie; three sons, Gary, Madison, Ohio, Todd, Painesville, Ohio, and Mark, Kirtland, Ohio; a daughter, Judy Varga, Madison; a brother, Bob, Spencer; two sisters, Gay Hersman, Front Royal, Va., and Pearl Butcher, Circleville, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
SORTINO, ROSE R., 74, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (May 20, 2000) at the home of her daughter in Palm Harbor. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and came here in 1979 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked as a seamstress for Emlee Fashions, Brooklyn. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Camille Cardwell and Johanna Fornaro, both of Palm Harbor; a sister, Paula Rios, Tampa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.