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ARTINGER, EUGENE, 82, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Reading, Pa., and came here in 1979 from Baltimore. He retired as a sales representative for Frasse Steel and was a Red Cross volunteer for 10 years at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was Christian. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a stepson, Ronald G. Howell, and a granddaughter, Kara Howell, both of Austin, Texas.Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

WALLACE, DELORES R., 58, of Dunedin, died Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Hillsborough County and was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a ward clerk at Mease Dunedin Hospital and was Christian. Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Wallace, Dunedin, and Linda Santa Barbara, Largo; a son, Wayne Jr., Palm Harbor; a brother, Kenneth Hand, and a sister, Debra Jones, both of Tampa; and three grandchildren. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.


LEVY, SIDNEY B., 73, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in New York City and came here in 1990 from St. Louis. He retired as a furniture salesman and locally worked as a supervisor of baggers at the Publix stores at Caladesi and East Lake Woodlands. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Jewish. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie; a son, Bryan, Oldsmar; a daughter, Marla Levy, New York City; and three sisters, Sadie Wahnon, St. Petersburg, Lily Abalafia, Bronx, N.Y., and Rose Levenberg, North Miami. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

OQUENDO, ANTHONY, 26, of Oldsmar, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home. He came here from his native Bronx, N.Y., and worked as an automobile detailer. Survivors include his wife, Charlene, and two daughters, Chassy Fernandez and Cassie Fernandes, all of Oldsmar; his mother, Dulcinea Sanchez, and two brothers, Alejandro Ramos and Lenny Oquendo, all of New York City; and a sister, Michelle Vasquez, Oldsmar. Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

STAFISZ, JUSTYNA, 76, of Oldsmar, died Sunday (Sept. 10, 2000) Vencor Hospital-Central Tampa. She was born in Poland and came here in 1996 from Milwaukee. She worked as a hotel housekeeper. Survivors include two sons, George and John, and a daughter, Wanda Stafisz, all of Florida. International Mortuary Services, Pinellas Park.

Palm Harbor

COTE, ROSEMARY ANN, 78, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Sept. 12, 2000) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Chicago and came here in 1983 from Bemidji, Minn. She was a homemaker and a member of Skycrest United Methodist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert E.; two sons, Robert E. Jr., Advance, N.C., and Gregory E., Port Richey; a daughter, June Ann Kelly, Wilson, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

SAMSON, MABEL S., 94, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Sept. 11, 2000) at Stratford Court of Palm Harbor. She was born in Tarpon Springs and was a lifelong area resident and retired owner and office manager of West Coast Sheet Metal Co. She was a member of Skycrest Baptist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include three daughters, Opal Roth, Dunedin, Barbara Smith, Clearwater, and Dorothy Gorrell, Franklin, N.C.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

Tarpon Springs

WIEBE, PETER, 80, of Tarpon Springs, died Saturday (Sept. 9, 2000) at home. He was born in Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada, and came here in 1953 from Chicago. He retired after 20 years as a salesman for Stone Buick, Clearwater. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, the Suncoast Jazz Society and the Pin Mar Antique Car Association. Survivors include his wife, Louise; a daughter, Laurie Fritz, Fort Myers; a stepdaughter, Sherri Dye, Tallahassee; two sisters, Sally Wiebe, Clearwater, and Mary Penner, Morris, Manitoba; a brother, Jacob, Steinbach, Manitoba; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.