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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

BRATTON, GAIL MARTIN, 69, of Plant City, died Sunday (July 21, 2002) in Tampa. Born in Cedarville, Ohio, she moved to the Tampa area several years ago. She was an Army veteran and was Methodist. Survivors include her brother, Ronald Bratton. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

BRAWNER, GEORGE DOUGLAS, 62, of Riverview, died Tuesday (July 23, 2002) in Lakeland. Born in Lafayette, Tenn., he moved to the Tampa area in 1973 from Indianapolis. He was the manager of Hutcherson Auto Electric for 29 years and was a member of Cedars of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Plant City. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; a son, Mark Brawner, Lithia; two daughters, Lisa Walton, Seffner, and Tracie Clark, Balm; two sisters, Margie York and Ann Wix, both of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

CHALMERS, DAVID, 48, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 17, 2002). He was a home health care nurse for Gentiva Health Services. Survivors include his longtime companion, Joseph A. Rudy; three sons, Eric T., Jarred S. and Tyson H. Chalmers; a daughter, Tiffany Chalmers; his parents, Donnie and Marguerite Chalmers; and two brothers, Richard and Donald Chalmers. Florida Mortuary & Cremation Services, Tampa.

CODERRE, GRETA A., 68, of Seffner, died Friday (July 19, 2002) under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in New York, she was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary Post 148, Riverview. Survivors include her companion, Stanley "Ski" Strykowski; two sisters; 10 children; 25 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Zipperer's Funeral Home, Sun City Center.

EATROFF, LOUISE, 55, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 23, 2002). She was president of the Tampa Jewish Community Center and a board member of Temple Schaari Zedek. She was also a member of the Tampa Federation Community Board, the Women's American ORT Hadassah, the Lion of Judah and the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Richard; two sons, Michael and Adam; her father, Samuel Geltman, Fort Lee, N.J.; and her sister, Nancy Resnick, New Vernon, N.J. Beth David Funeral Chapel, Tampa.

LILLARD, CHARLES L. JR., 76, of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 23, 2002) under the care of LifePath Hospice House of SCC. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a supervisor for Tampa Electric Co. He was a member of East Tampa Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge 240 of Tampa for 51 years and was a volunteer firefighter for the Palm River Firehouse. Survivors include his wife, Mildred G.; a daughter, Sandy Humphreys, New Port Richey; a son, Dusty R. Lillard, Tampa; two sisters, Laura E. Murray and Mary F. Ragsdale, both of Tampa; and two grandchildren, Jason Lillard and Billy Humphreys, both of Tampa. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

LOPEZ, FELIX "FELO," 86, of Tampa, died Monday (July 22, 2002) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Vieques, Puerto Rico, he moved to Tampa in 1974. He was a World War II Army veteran and received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the American, European and African theater medals. He was a captain in the National Guard until April of 1951. He served with the federal government as a fire protection inspector, with the Navy and as a chief in the fire prevention unit at MacDill Air Force Base, retiring in 1978 after 33 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post No. 4 and was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Angie; his daughter, Kuci Manz; three sisters, Fela, Margot and Sonia; five brothers, Ambrosio, Justino, Lulo, Richard and Miguel; and two grandchildren, Brock and Ali. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

MARRIA, PHILIP FRANCIS, 48, of Brandon, died Sunday (July 21, 2002). Born in South Charleston, W.Va., he moved to the Tampa area 25 years ago. He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Deanna Ginn and Stephanie Leonard; his mother, V. Jean Marria, Brandon; one brother, Stephen Marria; three sisters, Terrie Bove, Lois Marria and Karen Stokes; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

McNEW, JESSE, 50, of Tampa, died Saturday (July 20, 2002). He was an assistant leader of Boy Scout Troop No. 70. Survivors include his wife, Nadine; a son, Matt; a daughter, Chrissy; two brothers, Jeff and Ronald McNew; and a sister, Joyce Trombini. Florida Mortuary & Cremation Services, Tampa.

MONEYHAN, RONALD WAYNE, 59, of Plant City, died Tuesday (July 23, 2002). Born in Jacksonville, he moved to the Tampa area 10 years ago. He worked at a plant nursery and was Catholic. Survivors include his brother, John G. Moneyhan, Jacksonville; and his stepfather, Jerome Ponsell, Jacksonville. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

MUNSON, ANNE L., 91, of Tampa, died Monday (July 22, 2002). Born in Lumber City, Ga., she moved to the Tampa area in 1949. Survivors include her sister, Zella Jo Monk. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

RAMIREZ, HAYDEE, 85, of Miami, formerly of Tampa, died Monday (July 22, 2002) in Miami Beach. She lived in Tampa for 35 years before moving to Miami and was a retired teacher for the Hillsborough County school system. She was active in the Dana Shores Women's Club and was a teacher in Cuba. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Jose E. Ramirez, Trumbull, Conn., and Dr. Raul Rameriz, Miami; three sisters, Juana Collazo, Maria Cruz and Zoila Garcia; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel, Tampa.

RODRIGUEZ, CYNTHIA V., 42, a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 24, 2002). Survivors include her longtime companion, David Cruz; two daughters, JoLynn and Stevie Rodriguez; her mother, Georgina Valdes; and a brother, Julio Valdes. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

ROTHENBERG, BERNARD N., 84, of Tampa, died Friday (July 19, 2002) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Tampa in 1945 from New Jersey. He was a chemist with Lederle Laboratories and worked for JCPenney. He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and was instrumental in the construction of the Snyder Education Building in 1957. Survivors include his daughter, Sandy Ehlke; and a granddaughter, Sarah Ehlke. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Armenia _ A.P. Boza Chapel, Tampa.

SCIORTINO, FRANCES MANISCALCO, 78, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 24, 2002) at home under the care of LifePath Hospice. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she retired from Tampa General Hospital after 34 years and was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Mario; her daughter, Linda Haley; her son, Mario Joseph Sciortino; four grandchildren, Cheryl Ann Ptolomey, Donald R. Haley, Christopher Sciortino and Michael Sciortino; and six great-grandchildren, Lauren, Connor, Julia, Spencer, John and Justin. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

SPANIER, MARILI P., 71, of Brandon, died Monday (July 22, 2002). Born in Mareio, Brazil, she moved to the Tampa area four years ago from Birmingham, Ala. She was a high school and university teacher and was a member of Potters House Church. Survivors include her son, Clarence Spanier, Hayden, Ala.; a daughter, Julie S. Almeida, Brandon; a brother, Manuel Souza, Brazil; a sister, Marilene Pereira, Brazil; and eight grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

TINNARO, ANN VARDE, a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, died Tuesday (July 23, 2002). Survivors include her nieces and nephews. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

WETHERINGTON, LILLIAN A., 91, of Sydney, died Tuesday (July 23, 2002) in Plant City. A native and lifelong resident of the Tampa area, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Ronald Wetherington, Dover; a brother, Norris Pass, Dover; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

WILSON, CHARLES BANE, 57, of Plant City, died Sunday (July 21, 2002). A native and lifelong resident of Plant City, he was a mechanic for Tampa Electric Co. and a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his brother, William "Bill" Wilson. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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