DURBAK, RUTH, 80, of Dunedin, formerly of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She was born in Galveston, Texas, and moved to Tarpon Springs in 1968 from Dayton, Ohio. She moved to Dunedin last year from Tarpon Springs. She was a floral designer and retired from Allen's Florist in Dunedin. She was Jewish. She was a founding member of Palm Harbor Garden Club and an honorary member of the Belleair Garden Club. Survivors include three daughters, Marsha Durbak, Dunedin, Karen Durbak, Lake City, and Barbara Vocechia, Van Horn, Texas; and a sister, Fannie Clark, Dallas. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.
GRANT, RAYMOND, 90, of Dunedin, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Freedom Inn Assisted Living Facility. He was born in Walworth, Wis., and came here in 1972 from Chicago. He was a tool and dye maker and worked for Nielsen Media Research. He was a member of Clearwater Moose Lodge 1030 and Union Park Masonic Lodge 610, Chicago. Survivors include a son, Gary R., Redmond, Ore.; a daughter, Gail E. Ecroyd, Palm Harbor; two stepdaughters, Pat Worthington, London, England, and Norma Dombkowski, Chicago; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.
LAVALLE, FRANCES B., 92, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at St. Mark's Village. She was born in New York City and came here in 1940 from Scarsdale, N.Y. She was a retired registered nurse. She was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Angelina Veneziano, Tarpon Springs. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
OSMAN, WARREN G., 79, of Safety Harbor, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Herod, Ill., and came here in 1979 from Pontiac, Mich., after retiring as a master mechanic with General Motors. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Clearwater. He was a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Esther F.; his mother, Lillian Osman, Illinois; a brother, Wilfred D., Prescott, Ariz.; two nieces, Debra Murphy, New Brighton, Minn., and Ellen Enjada, East Lansing, Mich.; and a nephew, Robert Murphy, New Brighton. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
BOUDIETTE, WILFRED "MANNY," 90, of Tarpon Springs, formerly of Largo, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Watertown, N.Y., and came here in 1982 from Houston. He retired as a manager for Southland Corp. dairy plants and owned and operated several ice cream shops in Watertown and surrounding area. He was a head usher at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Largo, and a former member and past president of the Lions Club in Texas. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Jaeger; two sons, Manfred W., Hilltop Lakes, Texas, and Robin H., St. Helens, Ore.; two stepsons, E. Glenn Jaeger and Jeff Jaeger, both of Tarpon Springs; a sister, Cornelia Boudiette, Suffolk, Va.; seven grandchildren; two step-grandsons; 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.