HO, DAVID W.T., 63, of Clearwater died Monday (June 30, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital. He was born in Yunnan, China, and came to the United States at 18 to attend the University of Hawaii. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in medical technology in 1963, and completed a pharmacy degree in 1968 from Drake University in Iowa. He lived in Milwaukee and Chicago before coming here and worked for the last 20 years as a pharmacist at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Geeming; two daughters, Janette, Rapid City, S.D., and Elaine, Washington, D.C.; a son, Michael, and his mother, Sui Ping, both of Clearwater. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.
LLOYD, MYRTLE YANCHISIN "DOLLY," 81, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 23, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here from Buffalo, N.Y., and was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of OES. Survivors include a son, Kenneth, Clearwater. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
MacLEAN, RAY W., 55, of Dunedin, died Monday (June 30, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and came here in 1959 from Hawthorne, N.J. He was a sail maker/finisher with Doyle Sails, St. Petersburg, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Protestant and a member of Aerie 3452 Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), Clearwater. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Berry, and a brother, James, both of Dunedin; and a sister, Peggy Jean Longstreth, San Antonio, Texas. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
ROHL, MARTHA T., 85, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at the Oaks of Clearwater. She was born in Marquette, Mich., and came here in 1983 from Royal Oak, Mich., where she retired after 40 years as a teacher at Monroe Elementary School. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater, and was formerly active in the Girl Scouts program. Survivors include two sisters, Edythe Perucco, Negaunee, Mich., and Miriam Paveglio, Ishpeming, Mich. National Cremation Society, Largo.
SPENCE, ROY L., 92, of Dunedin, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1959 from his native Detroit, where he worked as a machinist for Burroughs Manufacturing. He was Methodist. There are no known survivors. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
WOODS, DONALD F., 65, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Dunedin, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center. He came here in 1972 from his native Cleveland. He retired from the city of Dunedin. He attended Light of Christ Catholic Church in Clearwater. He enjoyed cooking. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth; six sons, Richard Woods, Port Richey, Randal Woods and Russell Woods, both of Jacksonville, Raymond Woods, Alabama, Robin Woods, Seminole; and Fidel Alvarez, North Carolina; a daughter, Donna Woods, St. Petersburg; a sister, Mary, Cleveland; and 13 grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.
CHYLINSKI, BLANCHE, 92, of Largo, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Mariner Health Care of Clearwater. She was born in Hazen, Ark., and came here in 1973 from Oak Bluff, Ill. She worked as a bookkeeper and was Catholic. Survivors include a niece, June Parisi, and a nephew, Harold W. Poduska, both of St. Lucie. National Cremation Society, Largo.
DIECKMAN, SAMUEL, 85, of Largo, died Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at Clearwater Center nursing home. He came here in 1980 from his native Paterson, N.J., where he retired after 21 years with Public Service Electric and Gas. He later owned and operated a family delicatessen for 10 years in Pompton Plains, N.J. He was a league bowler, enjoyed golf and was a baseball fan. Survivors include a son, Charles "Chuck," Clearwater; a grandson, Jim, St. George, Utah; and several great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
FERGUSON, EVELYN A. "FERGIE," 81, of Largo, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at Palm Garden of Largo nursing home. She came here in 1969 from her native Chicago and retired as a clerk after 15 years with the Veterans Administration in St. Petersburg. She was Christian. Survivors include two daughters, Linda A. Albertson, St. Petersburg, and Jean Smith, Bainbridge, Ga. National Cremation Society, Largo.
MILLER, FLORENCE E., 93, of Trumbull, Conn., formerly of Largo, died Friday (June 20, 2003) at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Conn. She came here after retiring from the Reader's Digest. She made finger puppets for children at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, and she enjoyed crocheting afghans. Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn R. Marsh, Dennis, Mass., and Gertrude Baulch, Lake Worth; two sons, John P. Jr., Stratford, Conn., and Steven, Beaumaris, Australia; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Spear Funeral Home, Fairfield, Conn.
POLLOCK, MARY MARGARET, 78, of Largo, died Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Mount Savage, Md., and came here in 1983 from Claymont, Del., where she retired after 18 years of work in the cafeteria for the Claymont School District. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, William C.; two sons, James W., Wilmington, Del., and Mark, Brookhaven, Pa.; a brother, David Meanyhan, Daytona Beach; a sister, Annabelle Lowery, Naples; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
de GARZON, LEONOR MOYA, of Oldsmar, died Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at the home of her son in Oldsmar. She was born in Colombia and came here in June from Bogota, Colombia. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Luis Miguel Garzon, Oldsmar, and Andres and Mauricio Garzon, both of Colombia; two daughters, Christina McGovern, Cupertino, Camlif., and Eugenia Garzon, Colombia; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.
DELAPLANE, CHANNING LeCLAIRE, 83, of Oldsmar, died Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Winchester, Va., moved to Fort Pierce in 1948 and came in 1999 to Oldsmar. He retired as purchasing agent after more than 25 years with the citrus division of General Food Corp. He graduated in 1941 from the University of Florida. He was an Army Air Forces captain in World War II and served with the 77th Troop Carrier Squadron. He flew 21 combat missions including the first mission to drop 101st Airborne paratroopers on D-Day and the final ferrying of prisoners of war out of Dachau. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Alfred, president of the Fort Pierce Rotary Club in 1958, served from 1961-1963 on the St. Lucie County Commission and was a member of the board of United Way of Polk County. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and East Lake Woodlands Country Club. He was a boater, horseman who loved fishing, golf and tennis. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Eddy Gardner Crider; a stepson, Benjamin C. Crider; two stepdaughters, Katherine Crider Richardson and Mary Georgia Crider Carper; a sister, Mary Hanson McKenzie, Black Mountain, N.C.; a half brother, Nicholas, Augusta, Ga.; and six grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
PINTO, MARIA DeJESUS, 94, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at Tandem Health Care at Safety Harbor. She was born in Mesquitela, Portugal, and came here in 1973 from Brazil. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. She enjoyed reading and knitting. Survivors include a daughter, Adilia P. Passos, Palm Harbor; a brother, Luciano Ferreira, and a sister, Maria Augusta Santos, both of Brazil; two granddaughters, Marie Passos Gerner, Safety Harbor, and Marcia Passos Duffy, Keene, N.H.; and three great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
RUSSELL, MARGARET P., 90, of Palm Harbor, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Goodells, Mich., and came here in 1975 from Lapeer, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Dunedin. Survivors include two brothers, Warren Cowles, Dearborn, Mich., and Basil Cowles, Fort Gratiot, Mich. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
HOTELLING, PEARL H., 85, of Brooksville, formerly of Seminole, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003) at Evergreen Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Milwaukee, she came to Seminole in 1967 from Muskego, Wis. Locally, she was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Douglas E. Hotelling, Brooksville; a brother, Earl Hardtke, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
TRIPPEL, KATHERINE A., 90, of Seminole, died Monday (June 30, 2003) at Palm Garden of Largo under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in New York City, she came here in 1973 from Washington, D.C. She was a homemaker and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She was an artist and fashion designer and a graduate of Cooper Union Women's School of Art. She was a member of sewing clubs. Survivors include a son, John J. Trippel, Charlottesville, Va.; and a niece, Pat Dolan, Flushing, N.Y. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.