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BARCENA, RODOLFO "STITCH", 47, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 12, 2003). A native of Matanzas, Cuba and a resident of Tampa for 25 years, he came to the Tampa area from New York. Survivors include a companion Lisa Slauth; two daughters, Monique Barcenas Carvajal and Daisy Barcenas; a son, Rodolfo Jay Martinez Barcenas Jr.; mother, Daisy Perez; and granddaughters, Brianna and Caley Morales and Lisa Marie. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

DALY, JAMES W., 81, of Crystal River, formerly of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 11, 2003) at Munroe Regional Hospital, Ocala. Born in Augusta, Ga., he came here 37 years ago from Tampa. He retired from the wholesale lumber industry and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Virginia; three daughters, Leigh Ann Ledford, Brooksville, Susie Fenlon, Tampa, and Katie Carnahan, Crystal River; a sister, Mary Olts, Fairhope, Ala.; and six grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.

FELTON, SANDRA GRACE, 41, of Lithia, died Tuesday (March 11, 2003). She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and moved to the Tampa area in 1984 from Oshkosh, Wis. She was a special education teacher for Hillsborough County schools and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brandon. Survivors include her husband, Douglas; a son, Eric, Lithia; her father, David Behnke, Iola, Wis. ; a brother, John Behnke, Green Bay, Wis.; and two sisters, Betty Bembenek, Iola, Wis. and Heidi Budzinski, Custer, Wis. Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City.

FERNANDEZ, JOE J. "J.J.", 59, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 11, 2003). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he worked as a teacher, coach, principal and administrator at Jesuit High School for 29 years. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; a daughter, Shelley Girsch; a sister, Vilma Zalupski , and many extended family and friends. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

HOLZ, SOPHIE, 79, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 12, 2003). A native of Germany, she was a resident of Tampa for the past 25 years. Survivors include a daughter, Erika Marchese and two grandchildren, Anthony and Lisa Mazzola. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

KENARY, ALICE E., 84, of Worcester, Mass., formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2003) at Mill Hill Nursing Home. She was born in Worcester, Mass. and retired to Tampa where she worked as a substitute teacher until 1993. She moved back to Worcester in 2001 from Tampa. Survivors include a son, Kevin R. Kenary, Barre, Mass.; three sisters, Mary M. Beahn, Paxton, Mass., Agnes L. Hannon and Helen A. Ford, both of Worcester; and several nieces and nephews. O'Connor Brothers Funeral Home, Worcester, Mass.

LE, HON VAN, 54, of Tampa died Tuesday (March 11, 2003). He was born in Vietnam and moved to Tampa in 1994. He was Buddhist and worked at Lazzara Yachts. He is survived by his wife, Ngoc Hong Thi Nguyen ; a son, Phu Le; and a daughter, Diem Le. Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa.

LINNAN, CORNELIUS M., 83, of Valrico, died Tuesday (March 11, 2003) at his home in Valrico. Born in Lackawanna , N.Y., he moved to the Tampa area in 1974. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Brandon Moose Lodge & Moose Legion, and American Legion. He worked as an equipment operator for the city of Buffalo, N.Y. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Eleanor ; two sons, Cornelius and Michael; two daughters, Mary Nagel and Diane McElroy ; a brother, Thomas; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

MINER, FRANK L., 79, of Riverview, died Saturday (March 8, 2003). Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Davis and Connie White; a brother, Floyd; two sisters, Katherine Nelson and Janet Parkett; seven grandchildren, Laurie, Michael, Randall, Deanna, Tasha, Lisa and Larry Jr.; and five great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview.

PARKER, SR., HAROLD R. "SHORTY", 80, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 11, 2003). He was a lifelong resident of Tampa, a veteran of World War II, a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was retired from Tampa Electric Company. Survivors include a companion, Dora Gray , two sons, Harold R., Lutz and Timothy W., Dover; two daughters, April M. Parker, Tampa and Sherry D. Simmons, Georgia ; seven grandchildren, Tabatha, Timmy, Robert, Jessica, Jon, Rebecca and Christopher; and two sisters, Maxine Parker and Pauline Gilbert, both of Tampa. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.

PEEL, DONALD R., 56, of Tampa, died Tuesday (March 11, 2003) at James A. Haley VA Medical Center. He was a native of Tampa and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son, Jason; a daughter, Angela Griffin; mother, Bernice Bell; two brothers, James and Ray; and sister, Patsy Raulerson. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

PETERS, ROBERT W. "BOB," 88, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 9, 2003). A lifelong resident of Tampa, he worked for the Tampa Tribune for 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a daughter, Jean Fusilier; a son, Robert W. Peters Jr.; four grandchildren, Robin Reily, Michael Peters, Erin Walker and Holly Fusilier; and six great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.

PRITCHARD, THOMAS A., 37, of Tampa, died Sunday (March 9, 2003) at his residence. He was born in Bay City, Mich., and moved to Tampa from Brighton, Mich., several years ago. He worked as an information technical director for manufacturing and served in the military. Survivors include his parents Thomas P. and Merrily K. Pritchard, Brighton, Mich. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

SCARBERRY, OLEN G. , 81, of Valrico, died Wednesday (March 5, 2003). Born in Paw Paw, K.Y., he lived in Florida since 1960. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an owner of a pest control company. Survivors include two sons, Drewey, Petersburg, Va. and James W., Brandon; three daughters, Deanna Balloue, Dinwiddie, Va. , Barbara Catron, Brandon, Esther Scarberry, Brandon; three brothers, Herman and Sherman, both of Virginia, and Cornelius, Oregon ; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

SCHELLER, RICHARD W., 78, of Sun City Center, died Monday (March 10, 2003). He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and moved to Florida in 1994. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Marion; a son, Richard H., Stanford, Calif.; a grandchild, Heather O'Laughlin, Michigan City, Ind., and many additional family members and friends. Florida Mortuary & Cremation Services, Tampa.

TRAINOR, DAVID MICHAEL JR., 37, of Tampa, died Monday (March 10, 2003). Born in Tampa, he worked at St. Joseph Hospital and was Catholic. Survivors include his father, David Sr.; his mother, Tina; a daughter, Elizabeth; a sister, Cindy; and his grandmother, Kathleen. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

WASSERMAN, WILLIAM J. "WILLIE", 89, of Tampa, died Wednesday (March 12, 2003). A native of New York and a resident of Tampa since 1940, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a brother, Bernard Wasserman and three nephews, Ronald Blanco, Daryl and Lionel Perez. . Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

WATKINS, GEORGE M. JR., 67, of Tampa, died Monday (March 10, 2003). Born in Nashville, he was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt School of Medicine and a retired professor of surgery. He completed his internship at UCLA and his surgical residency at Cornell Medical School-New York Hospital and the University of Cincinnati and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University. He served on the faculties of the departments of surgery at the universities of Connecticut, South Florida and Illinois-Peoria. He was a founding member and past president of the American Trauma Society, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of numerous medical societies, including the American Burn Association and the Southern Surgical Society. In 1994, he received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Trauma Society for his outstanding leadership. He was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy and also served as a volunteer in a medical mission in Pakistan. Survivors include his wife, Alison; two daughters, Laura, Waltham, Mass., and Erica, Washington, D.C.; a sister, Macalyne Fristoe, Lafayette, Ind.; and 15 nieces and nephews. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa