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ALLISON, RONALD PAUL, 66, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at University Community Hospital, Tampa. Born in Indianapolis, he came here in 1980 from New Orleans, La. He was a professor at Saint Leo University for five years, and member of the Jesuits. Survivors include his companion of 20 years, Mark Cohen; a cousin, Joanne Metzger, Hatboro, Pa.; and many friends and colleagues. At-Peace Cremation Services, Inc., Sarasota.

BISHOP, MARY JESSIE, 98, of Brandon, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Hawthorne Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Valdosta, Ga., she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Dorene Grant, Brandon; a son, William F. Bishop Jr., Plant City; a brother, James Edward Wilkinson, Turkey Creek; two sisters, Ilene Dobson and Corena Rebik; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

BYMAN, PHILLIP ARTHUR, 66, of Riverview, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he came to the Tampa area 44 years ago from Brooklyn. He was a professor at Hillsborough Community College, and a Korean War veteran who served in the Marine Corps and Air Force. He was Protestant. Survivors include his wife, Carole Byman; two daughters, Elaine Stolt, Tokyo, and Debbie Kassalias, Lithia; his father, Floyd Byman, Santa Rosa, Calif.; a sister, Phyllis Spivey, Roseville, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

CHILSON, CANDICE LYNN, 18, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) in a traffic accident. She was a lifelong resident of Tampa, and worked for T.J. Maxx. Survivors include her mother, Wendy Lou Chilson, Tampa; a sister, Aziza A. Karteron, Tampa; and her grandparents, Ronald L. and Elizabeth Chilson, Tampa. Kelly Memorial Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

HARRISON, IRENE ALMA, 60, of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Erie, Pa., she came here in 1983 from Pennsylvania. She was a newspaper staffer. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Shubart, Erie, Pa. and Candie Hudson, Tampa; two sons, Michael Harrison, Mulberry and Gerald Harrison, Tampa; two brothers, John Beck, Springfield, Pa. and Lloyd Beck, Erie, Pa.; three sisters, Jerri Taylor and Leona Beck, both of Springfield, Pa., and Sara Covey, Geneva, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

MAHONEY, JAMES ROBERT "BOB," 80, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2001) in the Virgin Islands. Born in Jacksonville, he came here in 1988 from Orange Park. He was a radar navigator and past lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, member of the St. Matthew's Anglican Church and past executive director of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Survivors include two daughters, Toni Knie, Petersburg, Tenn. and Sharon M. Stringfellow, Valrico; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Marsicano - B. Marion Reed - Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

OGDEN, KIM WILLIAM, 49, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at home. Born in Montana, he lived in Florida for 10 years coming from Michigan. He was a salesman. Survivors include his mother, Grace Ogden, Ocala; his father, Bill Ogden, Ocala; and two brothers, Randy and Jerry. Marsicano - B. Marion Reed - Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

PETERSON, GLORIA F., 70, of Gibsonton, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Sunbury, Pa., she lived in the Tampa area for most of her life. She was a homemaker and attended Gibsonton United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Ingram and Sheila Griffin, both of Riverview; three sons, Jimmy Peterson and Jason Peterson, both of Gibsonton, and Victor W. Fields Jr., Riverview; two brothers, Grant Bostian, Sunbury, Pa. and Richard Hunt, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Gladys Anderson, Bernice Ross, and Betty Wise, all of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

RICCIO, ESTHER B., 87, of Safety Harbor, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., came here in 1982 from Deer Park, N.Y., and moved in 1996 to Safety Harbor. She was a retired waitress and attended St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Archie; a son, Paul, Brandon; two sisters, Sue Gaitano, Zephyrhills, and Tobias Montelbano, Westbury, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

STENSTROM, JOE V., 65, of Brooksville, formerly of Thonotosassa and Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Sanford, he moved to Brooksville 17 years ago from Tampa. He was a small business entrepreneur, a Navy veteran and a foster parent in Hernando County. He was United Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Iver, Brooksville, and Stanley, Spring Hill; a sister, Ina Powell, Valrico; and three grandsons. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.

STEWART, MILDRED, 89, of Plant City, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Plant City. She was a Plant City native and lifelong resident. She was a teacher, a member of Women's Club and the Garden Club, and of First Baptist Church of Plant City. Survivors include a son, H.M. Stewart Jr., Plant City; a sister, Caroline Eskridge Raboy, Orlando; a brother, John C. Eskridge II, Tampa; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

WHITTIER, ANNETTA, 52, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 9, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Trinidad, she came here several years ago from New York City. She was a nanny. She is survived by her husband, Augusta Whittier. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.