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Gulfport

BOOS, VIOLET JAYNE, 77, of Gulfport, died Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2000) at home. She came here in 1994 from her native New York City. She was a sales person in a stationery store. Survivors include a sister, Gladys Vanderhoef, Gulfport; several nieces and a nephew; several grandnieces and grandnephews; and several great-grandnephews. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

South Pasadena

HOLBROOK, RONALD FRANCIS, 65, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Worcester, Mass., he came here in 1995 from Manchester, N.H. A Marine veteran, he was an electrician's assistant. He did missionary work in the Dominican Republic and the United States. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church and the church's Men's Club. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two sons, Brian D. Chamberlain, Bedford, N.H., and Peter W. Chamberlain, Manchester; three daughters, Justine M. Courtemanche, Pembroke, N.H., Becky L. Fitzgerald, Manchester, and Wendy S. Vaillancourt, Chichester, N.H.; four brothers, Roland, William and E. Leonard, all of Nashua, N.H., and Richard, Georgetown, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

WHITMAN, MARGARET VIRGINIA, 94, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (Dec. 24, 2000) at the Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Born in Virginia, Neb., she came here in 1970 from Panama. She retired after 20 years as a teacher at American University in Panama. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include two nephews, Don Whitman, San Jose, Calif., and Bill Whitman, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and two nieces, Mary Whitman, Alhambra, Calif., and Lynn Whitman, Kensington, Md. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

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