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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

COOK, FREDA M., 92, of Port Richey, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at Bear Creek Nursing Center in Hudson. Born in Hayward, Wis., she moved to Port Richey 10 years ago from Tampa. She was a waitress and a member of First Baptist Church of Port Richey. Survivors include a son, Glen Patterson, Port Richey; a sister, Irene Bundies, St. Petersburg; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

DiANGELO, LEROY J., 88, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (March 17, 2002) at South Bay Hospital. Born in La Crosse, Wis., he came to the Tampa area in 1995 from St. Petersburg. He was an Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II and a licensed ham operator. He authored a book Do Not Take Internally. He was on the board of directors of the Sun City Center Association, founder of the Laff-A-Lot-Club, a member of United Community Church and Lakewood Community Church in St. Petersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Larsen; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.

EAKINS, SHIRLENE, 55, of Plant City, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002). She was a Plant City native and a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Countryside Baptist Church of Dover. Survivors include her husband, Charles; a son, Lawrence Eakins, Plant City; two daughters, Michelle Davis, Leesville, La., and Cindy Smith, Chicago; a son, Lawrence Eakins, Plant City; two sisters, Ovida Bates, Plant City, and Thelma Brinkley, Morroe, Wash.; three brothers, Jewel Graves, James Graves and Bobby Graves, all of Plant City; and five grandchildren. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

GILLES, MARJORIE, 72, of Brandon, died Tuesday (March 19, 2002) in Brandon. Born in St. Paul, Minn., she came to the Tampa area in 1988. She was a homemaker and was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Casper; three sons, Michael, Patrick and Brian; five daughters, Kathleen, Colleen, Maureen, Pauline and Jolene; and 27 grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

HALE, ROY C., 79, of Lake Panasoffkee, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (March 17, 2002) at Hernando/Pasco Hospice Care Center in Dade City. He moved to Lake Panasoffkee in 1987 from the Tampa area. He was a crew foreman in the electric industry and a Navy veteran. Survivors include a brother, Lynn "Red" Hale, Dade City; and a niece and nephew, Glynda and Doyle Hale, Zephyrhills. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

HARMON, GLORIA, 72, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002). Survivors include five daughters, Anne Burkhart, Jean Peek, Donna Billo, Dorothy Langford and Diana Snead; two sisters, Dorothy Crockett and Jane Jordon; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

LADD, MARJORIE, 75, of Warren, Mich., a seasonal resident of Tampa, died Monday (March 18, 2002) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Paducah, Ky., she was a seasonal resident of Tampa for several years. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Tilford Elwood. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

LENNON, LOIS MAE, 77, of Valrico, died Tuesday (March 19, 2002) at Brandon Regional Hospital. Born in Faribault, Minn., she came to the Tampa area 10 years ago from Faribault. She was a switchboard supervisor for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. Survivors include her husband, Harold; a daughter, Shelley Grimes, Brandon; a son, Marl Lennon, Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Carol Klose, Valrico, and Sharon Greenwood, Minneapolis; and four grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

MORGAN, HARRY J. "JOE," 50, of Land O'Lakes, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (March 18, 2002) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa. Born in Louisville, Ky., he moved to Florida in 1988 from Louisville. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and worked as a hazardous material truck driver. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Morgan, Louisville; two sons, Joseph and Jonathan, both of Louisville; a sister, Vivian Higgins; two brothers, Charles Morgan, Taylors, S.C., and James, Louisville; and two granddaughters. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

PERGOLA, PAUL GEORGE, 60, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 19, 2002). He was self-employed, an Army veteran and a member of American Legion 152. Survivors include two sons, Anthony and James; his mother, Rosario; four brothers, Philip, Vincent, David and John; and seven sisters, Josephine, Kay, Nancy, Clara, Ruth, Betty and Ginger. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

STOLTZ, THELMA McALISTER, 81, of Sevierville, Tenn., formerly of Tampa, died Monday (March 18, 2002). Born in Honduras, she came here in 1925. She and her husband founded National General Contractors. She was involved as a costume consultant in the Latin American Fiesta for several years and was a former member of Riverside Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Dulcie Pickens; a son, Knute McAlister; a sister, Margie Kent; a brother, Mike Kigin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

TAAFFE-FINCHER, DOVIE, 68, of Brandon, died Sunday (March 17, 2002) in Largo. Born in Charlotte, N.C., she came to the Tampa area in 1996 from New Mexico. She was a self-employed caregiver and a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary and the Sons of Italy. Survivors include her husband, Robert. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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