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Clearwater

BROWN, MARGIE L., 76, of Clearwater, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Gloversville, N.Y., and came here in 1981 from Hyde Park, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was Methodist. Survivors include a son, George S. Jr., Attleboro, Mass.; a daughter, Kathy Edelheiser, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; her mother, Adah Devoe, Gloversville; two brothers, Ralph Devoe, Mayfield, N.Y., and Stanley, Devoe, Caroga Lake, N.Y.; two sisters, Alice Devoe, Gloversville; and Ruth Flansburg, Fonda, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

BURKE, MAVIS D., 83, of Clearwater, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Calcutta, India, and came here in 1984 from Oakbrook Ill. She worked as a buyer for Carson, Pirie, Scott and Co, department store, Chicago. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, George S.; two daughters, Mariellen G. Bauer, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Deirdre D. Lang, Antioch, Ill.; a brother, Raymond Murdoch, Clearwater; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

DUNN, ALAN W., 44, of San Francisco, formerly of Clearwater and Largo, died Friday (March 15, 2002). He was born in Providence, R.I., lived in Clearwater and Largo for several years, and moved to San Francisco in 1989. He was a systems analyst in Boston and San Francisco. He graduated from Largo High school and Hobart college, Geneva N.Y. He was a member of the San Francisco City Guides, the San Francisco History Association, the Board of Governors Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity at San Francisco State. He was an avid traveler and sponsored foster children in Ecuador, the Philippines and El Salvador. Survivors include his parents, James W. and Carol M., Clearwater; a sister, Diane; maternal grandmother, Janet Reis, Palm Harbor; a niece, Victoria; and nephew, Tyler. Ashley and McMullen Funeral Directors San Francisco, Calif.

HAYDEN, GEORGE E., 78, of Clearwater, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1926 from his native Sulphur. He worked as a union carpenter for 30 years in Pinellas County. He was a Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. He was Methodist. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Carpenters Local 140, both Clearwater. Survivors inlcude his brother Avery, Franklin, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy Howard, Franklin; a stepson, Edmund Abell, Sycamore, Ill.; three stepgrandchildren; a great-stepgrandson; and several nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.

TRAVIS, GEORGE EMERSON, 80, of Clearwater, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Woodbury, Tenn., grew up in Port Arthur, Texas and lived here for many years. He was senior vice president of the Allen Morris Co., Miami, for 20 years. He was senior naval aviator on the battleship Wisconsin during World War II and was awarded an air medal. He attended Lamar State College in Texas. He was a member of Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and served as a deacon and elder. He earned Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations. He was a member of the Kiwanis club and was on the board of directors and was president of the South Florida Red Cross. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

WAGENVOORD, HELEN, 93, of Clearwater, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at home. She was born in Hubbardston, Mich., and came here in 1996 from Boca Raton, where she lived 25 years. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, David, Clearwater, and James, Yardley, Pa.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.

Largo

DaSILVA, FAUSTA R., 75, of Largo, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in Portugal and came here in 1979 from Union, N.J. She was a seamstress and a member of St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, Largo. She was a member of PASA, St. Petersburg. Survivors include a son, Joseph, Cranford, N.J.; a daughter, Julie Cunha, North Arlington, N.J.; a sister, Maria Julia Freire, Portugal; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremation Services, Seminole.

HURLEY, REGINALD, 65, of Largo, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He came here in 1972 from his native Neptune, N.J. He worked as a self-employed pool contractor before his retirement. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Carol; his mother, Catherine, West Palm Beach; two sons, Joey and Ronnie, both New Jersey; three daughters, Patty Hurley and Cathy Hurley, New Jersey, and Sandy Ollenburger, Tampa; a brother, George, West Palm Beach; three stepdaughters, Debbie McEntire, Clearwater, Chris Marr, St. Petersburg, and Cathy Chaney, Perry; a stepson, Robert Marr, St. Petersburg; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Gulf Breeze Cremation & Burial Society, Largo.

MEIER, WILLIAM, 81, of Largo, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Highland Pines Nursing center. She was born in Paterson, N.J., and came here in 1957 from Saddle River, N.J. He worked as a sheet-metal mechanic for Sperry Microwave, Oldsmar. He was an Army corporal and a veteran of World War II. He made toys for underprivileged children through the sheriff's office. Survivors include two brothers, Edward Meier, Hawthorne, N.J., and Norman, Moonachie, N.J.; a sister, Eleanor Jost, Clearwater; seven nieces, Linda Traub, Palm Harbor, Lois Lear, Clearwater, Suzie, Sandra, Suzanne and Jeanette, all Hawthorne, N.J., and Candace Meir, Montana; and three nephews, Philip Jost, Phenix City, Ala., Billy Meir, Wanaque, N.J., and Robert Meier, Delaware. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

POIRIER, JOSEPH R., 73, of largo, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Gardner, Mass., and came here in 1986 from Massachusetts. He worked as a truck driver for M & G Convoy, Buffalo, N.Y. for 20 years, and worked in security at Derby Lane for 10 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and served in the Merchant Marines. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Largo, Elks Lodge 2159, Largo, and Augustus Ruser Jr. American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Yvette; four daughters, Jeanne M. Taylor, Mesquite, Nev.; Phyllis A. Brown, and Donna L. Reid, both Gardner, and Luann J. Hudson, Coarsegold, Calif.; two brothers, Clement, Gardner, and Alfred, California; two sisters, Henrietta, Breznik, Gardner, and Dorina Bogdanowicz, Anaheim, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

Pinellas Park

KRASNOW, MELVIN, 79, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He came here in 1990 from his native Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a mail room manager for International Paper. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Beatrice; a son, Barry, Oldbridge, N.J.; a daughter, Ellen Hastings, Pinellas Park; and a grandson, Ross. Beth David South Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg

BLACK, JOHN JOSEPH, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in New York City, he came here 10 years ago from Ocala. He was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He worked in the accounting department for General Electric and was a volunteer caregiver. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary C.; two nieces; a grandniece; a grandnephew; a great-grandniece; and a great-grandnephew, all of New York. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

HENSIEK, DONALD H., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

OTT, COLLEEN B., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1959 from her native Jefferson City, Mo. She owned Rainbow Lodge Motel in St. Petersburg for 25 years. She was a Cub Scout den leader, a charter member of PEO Chapter CB in St. Petersburg and a volunteer at Bayfront Medical Center. She attended Central Missouri Methodist College in Fayette, Mo. Survivors include two grandsons, Dr. William L. Ott and Corey A. Ott, both of St. Petersburg; a great-grandson; and a great-granddaughter. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

PARSON, CLEO W., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Albany, Ga., she came here from Atlanta. She was a private duty nurse and a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Bertha Holmes and Hattie B. Calloway, both of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

PEROUTKA, HENRY E. "HANK," 86, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (March 18, 2002) at home. He came here in 1993 from his native St. Louis. He was a gunner's mate second class in the Navy, serving 16 years and receiving the National Defense Service Medal. He later was a dock hand for Navajo Freight Lines and a caretaker at Maseck Nursery and Florist in St. Louis. He was a member of the American Legion in St. Petersburg. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Dorothy E.; a son, Phillip, Huggins, Mo.; a daughter, Phyllis Pauu, San Diego; a stepdaughter, Sharon Poteet, St. Petersburg; three stepsons, Tom Licklider, Dave Licklider and Bill Licklider, all of St. Louis; three sisters, Charlotte Fry, St. Charles, Mo., Mary Canada, Brawley, Calif., and Carolyn Canada, California; and two brothers, Frank, Brawley, and Anthony, St. Louis. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

PETNUCH, WANDA PATREDIS, 72, of Yonkers, N.Y., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 8, 2002) at home. The longtime resident of St. Petersburg was co-owner of Log Cabin Drive-In in South Pasadena during the '50s and '60s. Survivors include her husband, Peter; two daughters, Margaret K. Whiteley, Gloversville, N.Y., and Madeline F. Patredis, Tampa; two stepsons, Peter Petnuch Jr. and George Petnuch, and a stepdaughter, Lori Petnuch, all of Yonkers; a sister, Margaret L. Gervais, and a brother, John Wright, both of Vernon; six grandchildren, Gena M. Fowler, Natalie Patredis, Chuck Dohlmar Jr., Margaret F. Patredis, Jennifer Patredis and Joseph Peter Petnuch; and nine great-grandchildren. Ferncliff, Hartsdale, N.Y.

SPENCER, JAMES OTIS JR., 75, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (March 21, 2002) at home. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he came here in 1987 from Austin, Texas. He was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and piloted the F-4 fighter plane in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a graduate of William Jewel College. He was a member and usher at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seminole. He was a past commander of the Boca Ciega Power Squadron and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Republican Club and an election precinct volunteer. Survivors include his wife, Louise; a son, John, Denver; two daughters, Mary Kamstra, Jackson, Wyo., and Nancy Varljen, Carrollton, Texas; and a sister, Sandra Carter, Kansas City. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

WARD, JULIA M., 66, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (March 22, 2002) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1974 from Gloversville, N.Y. She was a self-employed home health care nurse. She enjoyed arts and crafts, reading and Civil War history. Survivors include a sister, Marjorie L. Ward, Sitka, Alaska; and a brother, Richard L. Ward, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

HANSEN, ELIZABETH ANN, 85, of Seminole, died Wednesday (March 20, 2002) at Freedom Square Nursing Center, Seminole. Born in St. Louis, she came here in 1981 from Chicago, where she was an auditor for Aldens Inc. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Indian Rocks Beach. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Helsel, Seminole, and Mary Humkey, New London, Pa.; four grandchildren, Michele Manatine and Megan Searles, both of Seminole, and Chip Humkey and David Humkey, both of New London; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

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