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Clearwater

ABRAMO, BOBBI JEAN, 42, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home. She came here in 1959 from her native El Paso, Texas. She was a medical assistant and worked for the Pinellas Cardiology Association. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Michael A.; her father and stepmother, Henry E. Ehrman and Lydia L. Montemayor, Clearwater; her mother and stepfather, Geraldine and James Gagnon, Dunnellon; a brother, Mark A. Ehrman, Valrico; a half sister, Ashley N. Ehrman, St. Petersburg; her paternal grandmother, Anna V. Ehrman, Clearwater; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

BAXTER, HELEN M., 88, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here in the mid 1970s from her native Norwalk, Conn., and retired as assistant librarian at Clearwater Christian College. There are no known survivors. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

HINDERY, BARBARA P., 73, of Clearwater, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) at Tierra Pines Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Atlantic City, N.J., and came here in 1994 from Daytona Beach. She worked as a sales associate for Belk Lindsey department stores and attended St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include three sons, John D., Cincinnati, Victor T., DeLand, and James M., Port Orange; a daughter, Ann Hudson, Clearwater; her mother, Ann Abramson, Daytona Beach; and seven grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.

McGUIRE, MARION L., 66, of Clearwater, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She was born in Scotland and came here in 1995 from Trenton, Mich. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge 2205, and an auxiliary member of the Forgotten Korean War Veterans: Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, William; a daughter, Marion McDonnell, Holland, Mich.; two brothers, Ian Galloway, Scotland, and Alex Galloway, England; a sister, Irene Mitchell, England; and two grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

WILBURN, KATHARINE T., 85, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home. She was born in Abingdon, Va., and came here in 1977 from the Panama Canal Zone, where she retired as a medical secretary after 20 years with the Gorcas Hospital. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Dunedin, and the Dunedin Country Club. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Edward; a son, Chip Purdy, Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Denton, Texas; a sister, Eva Booth, Danville, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Largo

MACHNOVITZ, KATHY D., 56, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. She came here in 1987 from her native Cincinnati. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Bill; a son, Todd, and a daughter, Marci Edmiston, both of Largo; and a brother, Edward Dillon, Sarasota. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

MATTERA, DOROTHY, 70, of Robbinsville, N.C., formerly of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) in Asheville, N.C. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., came here in 1969 from New York and moved in 1991 to North Carolina. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include two sons, James, Robbinsville, and Paul, Largo; a daughter, Darlene McNeil, Largo; a brother, Paul Hills, Hampton Bays, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

MIELKE, RABBI JONATHAN MAX, 55, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) in the emergency room at Largo Medical Center. A native of Krugersdorp, South Africa, he came here two years ago from Cape Town, South Africa, when he was chosen to lead Congregation Beth Sholom at 1844 54th St. S, Gulfport. He was ordained in 1966 at Minister's Training College in Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned a master's degree in Semitics and Judaica from the University of South Africa in Pretoria, where he later lectured. He served as a rabbi in South Africa for 30 years before he moved to Florida. Locally, he was the director of Judaic studies at the Pinellas County Jewish Day School in Clearwater. He was a member of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas County Inc. and the Tampa Bay Jewish Educators Council. He served as a volunteer during the Six Day War in 1967. Survivors include his wife, Faye; a son, Allon Solomon Mielke, Cape Town; two daughters, Gila Mielke, Cape Town, and Keren Mielke, Largo; two brothers, Louie and Dorin, both of South Africa; a stepdaughter, Rosene Shapiro, Australia; and his stepfather, Gunther Mielke, South Africa. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Beth David Chapel, St. Petersburg.

PARKER, EVELYN, 89, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Centre County, Pa., and came here in 1981 from Bermuda, where she retired after 39 years with the Navy. She worked in many departments on the Naval Base in Bermuda, including public works, civilian personnel, the officers club and the supply department. From 1960 until 1981 she was secretary to the principal of the Roger B. Chaffee High School. There are no known survivors. Neptune Society, Palm Harbor.

Belleair Beach

CORRELL, MARJORIE S. (SLOYER), 82, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Belleair Beach, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at her home in Bethlehem. She was born in Bethlehem and lived seasonally in Belleair Beach for many years. She was a co-operator, with her husband, of Home-Sew Inc. in Bethlehem for many years before her retirement in 1979. She was an executive secretary for R.K. Laros Silk Co. for many years. She was a 1937 graduate of Liberty High School and a member of Christ Church UCC, both in Bethlehem. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Joseph E.; a sister, Dorothy Peters, Bethlehem; two nephews, Robert Peters and Thomas Peters; and a niece, Janet Fetter. Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

Pinellas Park

ANTONIO, CHESTER T., 75, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Chardon, Ohio, and came here in 1957. He was a yard foreman for Ademak Builders Supply in Pinellas Park. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Carolyn; a daughter, Christine Curtiss, Pinellas Park; two sons, Curtis, Pinellas Park, and Craig, Loganville, Ga.; two brothers, Joseph, Mentor, Ohio, and Edward, Wilmington, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.

EGNER, ALAN, 54, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 4, 2001) in Pinellas Park. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

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 son, Eddie Shamblin, Pinellas Park; three daughters, Tracy Wright, Texas, Eugenia Pauli, Pinellas Park, and Regina Falls, Oakland City, Ind.; a brother, William, Pittsburgh; a sister, Grace Sipes, Conover, N.C.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

PELLICCIA, LOUISE, 82, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at St. Anthony's Hospital. She came here in 1975 from her native New York City, where she worked the floor at Paris Knitting. She was Protestant. Survivors include three daughters, Henrietta Rowley, Largo, Evelyn Pfister, Howard Beach, N.Y., and Judith Alfieri, Pinellas Park; a sister, Gladys Mazzara, New York City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg

DRAYTON, MERRITT JR., 36, of Atlanta, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. A St. Petersburg native, he moved to Atlanta several years ago. He was a legal clerk at a law firm in Atlanta. He was a 1982 graduate of Gibbs High School. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church and was a former member of the church usher board and youth choir. Survivors include his parents, Mary L. and Merritt Drayton, and four sisters, Diane Mitchell, Sherial Reeves, Mary Ann Drayton and Meredith Drayton, all of St. Petersburg; four aunts; five uncles; and several nieces and nephews. McRae Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

FLOOD, ANNA MAY, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home. She was born in Galloway, W.Va., and came here in 1967 from Chicago, where she worked at the Northside Swedish Club for 13 years and was an assistant manager at the Heather House Restaurant and Carson's in the 1960s. She worked in food service management at Howard Johnson in Tampa and Kapok Tree Restaurant in Seminole. She was a member of America Cyrene Chapter 454 and OES of Illinois. Survivors include a son, Kenneth J. Flood, Chicago; a brother, Joseph Lezark, Punta Gorda; three sisters, Elizabeth Hoornaert, Tucson, Ariz., Margery George, Anniston, Ala., and Helen Hammack, Flemington, W.Va. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.

HANNAN, DAN O., 95, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area _ St. Petersburg. A native of Lincoln, Neb., he came here in 1972 from Baltimore. He was a 1927 graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in mechanical engineering. After his graduation, he worked for Western Electric Co., Hawthorne plant, in Chicago. He transferred to the Western Electric facility in Baltimore in 1932 and served as comptroller until he retired in the early 1970s. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include two nieces, Sally Burnett, Santa Clara, Calif., and Joanna Lloyd, Lincoln; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

HECKERD, LARRY, 58, of Holiday, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, he moved to St. Petersburg in 1952, and then to Holiday. He was a real estate salesman and an Army veteran. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, Michael Weaver, Scotsdale, Ariz., and Larry Weaver, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Laurie Laubet, St. Petersburg, and Shelley Weaver, Connecticut; his mother, Miriam Heckerd, St. Petersburg; a sister, Judy Forman, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.

JACKSON, JAMES S., 75, of Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2001) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. He was born in Beverly, Mass. He retired from the St. Petersburg city building inspection department. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Janice; and a daughter, Judy Jackson, Brooksville. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.

JOHNSON, JOHN THOMAS, 71, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Bay Pointe Nursing Pavillion. He came to St. Petersburg in the 1970s from his native Baltimore. He was an instructor at Hillsborough Community College. He received a bachelor's degree in math and engineering, a master's degree in math from Johns Hopkins University, and a master's degree in math from the University of Illinois. He received a degree from Maryland Teachers College. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother, Maurice Johnson Jr., Baltimore. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

KRAMER, FLORENCE E., 84, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home. She came here in 1979 from her native Chicago. She was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration. Survivors include two sisters, Rita Mary Clarke, St. Petersburg, and Frances Pierce, Crystal Lake, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 49th Street N Chapel, St. Petersburg.

MASON, EDNA LOUISE WYNN, 58, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Edward White Hospital. She moved to St. Petersburg at an early age from her native Marianna, and she moved to Tampa in 1971. She retired from the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines after 27 years of service. She later worked part-time for the Super 8 Motel in St. Petersburg. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include three sons, Johnny Lee Wilson, Tallahassee, Oscar Lee Ray, Arcadia, and Richmond Wilson, Tampa; a grandson, Richmond Wilson Jr., Tampa; her parents, the Rev. Ned and Lula Bell Wynn, St. Petersburg; seven sisters, Bertha Lynn, Sandra Taylor, Lillie Bryant, Margaret Solomons and Vickye Ward, all of St. Petersburg, Loretta Randolph, Tampa, and Malika Halim, Atlanta; six brothers, Tanzer Lee, Samuel Wynn, Charles Wynn and Alvin Wynn, all of St. Petersburg, Robbie Wynn, West Palm Beach, and Fremon Wynn, North Carolina. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

MITCHELL, JANET LILLIAN, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Shore Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Detroit native, she came here in 1983 from Clawsen, Mich., where she was head teller for American Savings and Loan. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. Survivors include a son, Michael C. Mitchell, St. Simons Island, Ga.; two grandchildren, Michael T. Mitchell, St. Petersburg, and Gretchen Hambly, Troy, Mich.; and three great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Petersburg.

MOUNT, THEODIS B., 93, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Tandem Health Care of St. Petersburg, Seminole. Born in Elkton, Ky., she came here in 1987 from Evansville, Ind. She was a homemaker and was Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, P. Gayle Burch, Largo; a sister, Lucille Skeels, Evansville; three grandchildren, Stephen Burch, Los Angeles, and Jennifer Eberhard and David Burch, both of St. Petersburg; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

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., Tryon, 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.

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