CHOCHOLA, DONALD J., 68, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at home. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1970 from Illinois. He retired as a pharmacist for Eckerd Corp. and had worked as a pharmacist for Kash n' Karry and Morton Plant Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Sandra M.; two daughters, Leni Ventura, Downers Grove, Ill. and Christine Gannon, Naperville, Ill.; a son, Donald J. Jr., Lockport, Ill.; a brother, Sun City West, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Coastal Cremation Services, Palm Harbor.
CRAMER, PAUL A., 78, of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and came here in 1993 from Cranford, N.J. He was an engineer. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clearwater. He was a graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering and Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He was a member of the American Legion, Westfield, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; a son, David, Sylvania, Ohio; three daughters, Karin Pillsbury, Eaton Rapids, Mich. Kitty Snyder, Everson, Wash. and Martha Jackson, Sylvania; a stepdaughter, Elaine Wunsch, Palmer, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.
DOUGLAS, ROBERT HARRY, 68, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001) in Bay St. Louis, Miss. A native of Bonner Springs, Kan., hecame here in 1947 and moved to Bay St. Louis in 1979. He worked in advertising for the Clearwater Sun for 10 years. He was a Methodist. He was a graduate of Clearwater High School. He was on the board of directors of Southern Scottish Inns. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Janney; four sons, Lester Beacroft and Robert Lee, both Walterboro, S.C., and Lance Wakefield and Frank Edward, both Bay St. Louis; a daughter, Leslea Darlene Amidon, Jacksonville; a brother, Frank Sr., Pensacola; a sister, Melissa Blackham, Clearwater; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
ROGERS, TECH. SGT. PATRICK C., 35, of Clearwater, died Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at home. He was born at Tachikawa Air Base, Japan. He was a graduate of Countryside High School. He joined the Air Force in 1986 and entered combat control training after completing basic training. He joined the Special Tactics group at Hurlburt Field, Florida, with the 1723rd Special Tactics Squadron and was certified as a combat controller. He served in Panama during Operation Just Cause and in Mogadishu, Somalia. He received the Bronze Star for valor, Purple Heart, Joint Commendation Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal with two devices, Air Force Commendation Medal with three devices, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal with six devices, Good Conduct Medal with three devices, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one device, Southwest Asia Service Medal with one device and Kuwait Liberation Medal. Survivors include a brother, Michael G. Rogers; and two nephews, Brennan M. and Algren P. Rogers, both of Chicago. Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Thompson Brown Chapel, Connersville, Ind.
ADKINS, SUSAN M., 81, of Largo, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at Kindred Hospital of St. Petersburg. She was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and came here in 1984 from St. Paul, Minn. She worked as a general manager in transportation and an assistant director of Wilder Children's Foundation in St. Paul. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Largo, American Association of Retired Persons and a past president of Women's Traffic Club in Cleveland. Survivors include two sons, Michael Adkins and William Alsman, both Clearwater; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
HOOGLAND, DOROTHY L., 81, of Largo, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Kenosha, Wis., and came here in 1973 from Milwaukee. She was a retired manager for Yellow Banks. She was a member of Anona United Methodist Church, Largo. She was a member of the Suncoasters and Goodtimers. Survivors include three sons, John Bacher, Glen Bacher and Gary Bacher, all Largo; a brother, Roy Timm, Pinellas Park; a sister, Marie Williams, Largo. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
MELANSON, WILLIAM, 95, of Largo, died Monday (Nov. 5, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Canada and came here in 1976 from Somerville, Mass. He was a retired manager in the furniture department for Jordan Marsh department stores. Survivors include a son, William, Natick, Mass; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
FINNEGAN, EUGENE J. "GENE," 76, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home. He came here in 1980 from his native Pittsburgh. He retired from Park Auto Parts and was a toll collector for the Crosstown Expressway in Tampa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 104 in Pinellas Park. He was a member of Unity Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife, Faith Ann; a daughter, Tracy Wright, Texas; a brother, William, Pittsburgh; a sister, Grace Sipes, Conover, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.
BERZUPS, OLGA, 102, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Shore Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born in Vecpiebalga, Latvia, she came here in 1994 from New Brunswick, N.J. She was a former kindergarten teacher and a member of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of St. Petersburg and the Latvian American Society. Survivors include a daughter, Lilita Lauzums, St. Petersburg; two grandsons, Ivars Lauzums, Merritt Island, and Eriks Berzups, Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Sandra Berzups, Chicago; and two great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
BOOK, MARY A., 99, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Greystone Greenbrook Nursing Center. Born in North Petersburg, N.Y., she came here in 1993 from Averill, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include a son, John F., St. Petersburg; and a sister, Dorothy Burke, Troy, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
LLEWELLYN, RICHARD F., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Black Oak, Md., he came here in 1969 from Jacksonville. He was a retired senior chief petty officer in the Navy, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of DAV Gateway Chapter 127 and Branch 102 of the Fleet Reserve Association in St. Petersburg. Survivors include three sons, Richard, St. Petersburg, Danny, Melbourne Beach, and Michael, Crystal River; and six grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
McKINNEY, ROBERT B. SR., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at home under hospice care. Born in Elizabethton, Tenn., he was a seasonal resident for 20 years from Barberton, Ohio. He was a welder for Babcock & Wilcox Manufacturing Co. He was an Army veteran and a member of AMVETS in St. Petersburg and the Eagles and Moose lodges in Barberton. Survivors include three sons, Robert Jr., Freeport, Ohio, William, St. Petersburg, and David, Barberton; a brother, James, Barberton; a sister, Rosalie High, Crossville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. International Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
NEVERLINE, VIRGINIA R., 76, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001) in McKeesport, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, she came here in 1983 from McKeesport. She was a homemaker and was Christian. Survivors include two sons, Albert C. Jr., Tryo, N.C., and David L., St. Petersburg; two daughters, Virginia Even, Lewiston, Idaho, and Janet L. Toner, McKeesport; a brother, Robert Weitzel, Bridgeville, Pa.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Memorial Park Chapel, St. Petersburg.
ROEHM, ALFRED F. JR., 82, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2001) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in New Orleans and came here in 1959 from Miami. He was a broker for area car dealerships for many years. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. Survivors include a son, Alfred F. III, St. Petersburg; a sister, Helen Green, Bradenton; and three grandchildren. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.
SHOEMAKER, WILLIAM, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 4, 2001) at Sunrise Home, St. Petersburg. Born in Auburn, Ind., he came here in 1986. He worked at the Boston Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1968. He then was an engineer for the state of Massachusetts at the Deer Island processing plant until 1976. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Clementine; two sons, William J., Bloomfield, Conn., and Robert E., Chelsea, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
PFROMER, LOU N., 95, of Seminole, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Pittsford, N.Y., he came here in 1977 from Rochester, N.Y. He was a retired general manager for L.C. Forman & Sons in Pittsford. He was a member of Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church and the Men's Club of Seminole Gardens. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Gladys; a stepson, Jack Reynolds, Largo; and a daughter, Jane Pfromer, Fairport, N.Y. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.