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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

CAMPBELL, ROBERT S., 33, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2001) in Treasure Island. Born in Okinawa, Japan, he moved to Brooksville three years ago from Tampa. He was a construction industry contractor and was Baptist. Survivors include his parents, Robert C. and Katherine Campbell, Jr., Brooksville; a brother, David, Tampa; and a sister, Teresa Corbin, Ithaca, N.Y. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

DILPORT, KATHERINE J., 44, of Plant City, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Goldsboro, N.C., she came to the Tampa area 30 years ago from Kingston, N.C. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, David Dilport; a daughter, Jennifer Longway, Tampa; two stepdaughters, Savannah Dilport and Alex Dilport, both of Plant City; two sisters, Penny Huston and Angie Duncan, both of Tampa; two brothers, Jeff Mooring, Kingston, N.C. and Frank Mooring, Tampa; and three grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

HILL, ROBERT RAY SR., 73, of Brandon, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Portsmouth, Va., he came to the Tampa area in 1953 from Portsmouth. He was a meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau, an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a founding member of Sons of the American Revolution, and member of Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Hill; a daughter, Gloria Ann DeVore, Brandon; a son, Robert R. Hill Jr., Valrico; and four grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

MATTHEWS, SYBIL, 71, of Brooksville, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) at home. Born in La Grange, Ga., she moved to Brooksville 23 years ago from Tampa. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Eugene L.; two sons, Rudy, Tampa, and Ron, Brooksville; a daughter, Rita Newman, Brandon; two brothers, William Todd, Jr., Atlanta, and Charles Todd, St. Petersburg; a sister, Ruth DeKeno, Brandon; and five grandchildren. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.

ROBLES, HECTOR, 52, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) in Lakeland. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he came to the Tampa area in 1993 from Puerto Rico. He was a construction worker and was Pentecostal. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Robles; a son, Angel M. Robles, Arecibo; two daughters, Doris I. Robles, Plant City and Marilyn Robles, Arecibo; a sister, Gloria Robles, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; two brothers, Miguel Robles, Ponce, Puerto Rico and Juan Robles, New York; and seven grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

STARK, HARRY P., 66, of Valrico, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2001) at home. Born in Pittsburgh, he came to the Tampa area 24 years ago from Pittsburgh. He was a sales representative for Thomas Scientific and attended Nativity Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Helene Stark; two sons, Steven Stark, Temple Terrace and Scott Stark, Santa Fe, N.M.; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

STEBELSKY, CHRYS, 56, of Riverview, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2001) in Tampa. Born in Keiv, Austria, he came to the Tampa area in 1987 from North Dakota. He was a custodian for the Postal Service, an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, and member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Pat Stebelsky; three daughters, Tania Soriano, Gibsonton, Andria Aaron, Ruskin, and Alicia Masci, Brandon; his mother, Arcadia Stebelsky, Reading, Pa.; three sisters, Natalie Rudjy, Philadelphia, Oksana Lazor, Port Charlotte, and Daria Sitkus, West Greenwich, R.I.; and a grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

TATUM, ROBERT LEE JR., 73, of Plant City, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) in Brandon. Born in Plant City, he was a lifelong resident of the Tampa area. He was an owner and manager of a gas station and a member of Assembly of God in Durant. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received an occupation medal in Germany. Survivors include his wife, Irma G.; two sons, Robert Leon Tatum and Randel Wayne Tatum, Plant City; one stepson, Anthony Szabo, Indiana; two stepdaughters, Monica Bright, Arizona, and Nadine Hardin, Florida; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

VAN FLEET, ALVA A., 90, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Nov. 13, 2001) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Fleetville, Pa., she came in 1932. She was a retired schoolteacher for Erwin Vo-Tech and member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Lee Frances Page, Dunedin and Jeanne Whitehurst, Tampa; a son, Dr. Alanson Alva Van Fleet, Maryville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Swilley Funeral Home, Tampa.

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