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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

ARTHUR, KENNETH E., 75, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 3, 2003) at home. Born in Oklahoma, he moved to the Tampa area several years ago. He served for 15 years in the Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Betty; a daughter Tracy, Jacksonville; a son, James, Tampa; and a brother, Warren, Fort Worth, Texas. Mark III Funeral Home, South Tampa Chapel.

BABICH, WALTER M., 79, of Valrico, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003). Born in Witherbee, N.Y., he moved to the Tampa area in 1967 from Longmeadow, Mass. He was a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II, was a member of Nativity Catholic Church, where he was a chorale member, and was retired from Plant City Steel. He had been a active member of the Florida Pre-Stressed Concrete Association. Survivors include his wife, Janet; a son, John Babich, Tallahassee; three daughters, Nancy Davies, Peru, N.Y., M.J. Rodriguez, Tampa, and Susan Foley, Lake Worth; and six grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

CAHILL, DAVID WOODING, 52, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003) in an airplane accident. Born in Danville, Va., he graduated as an Echols Scholar from the University of Virginia in 1973, and completed medical school at the University of Virginia in 1976. He studied advanced neurosurgical training at the University of Maryland, becoming board certified in 1983. He became director of the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida and established a spine fellowship program which was followed by a Neurosurgical Residency Training Program in 1994. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Sandra; two daughters, Erin and Laurin; and a son, Austin. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

CALVO, JOSE, 90, of Tampa, died Thursday (July 3, 2003). Born in Havana, Cuba, he moved to Tampa 47 years ago. Survivors include a son, Lazaro Calvo; a daughter, Adria Lemes; a brother, Ramon Calvo; three sisters, Rosa Calvo, Hilda Pantziz and Dolores Sosa; and four grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

CRAVEN, ZELDA, 76, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003). Survivors include two sons, Warren Craven Jr. and Bob Craven; a daughter, Marie A. Kirtley; several brothers and sisters; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.

DAVIDSON, BUDDY CARMEL W., 54, of Tampa, died Monday (June 30, 2003). A lifelong resident of Tampa, he was the owner and operator of C.W. Davidson Masonry. Survivors include his wife, Celine; a son, Christopher, Tampa; two daughters, Doreen Pluskota and Carmen, both of Tampa; two sisters, Doris Reams, Tampa, and Louise Lents,; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

EGAN, RICHARD G., 74, of Riverview, died Thursday (July 3, 2003) at home. Born in Boston, he moved to the Tampa area last year from Dover, Mass. He was a U.S. Army veteran, the owner and operator of a food distributing company and attended St. Stephen Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Richard G. Egan Jr., Norfolk, Mass., Arthur J. Egan, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and William T. Egan, Mansfield, Mass.; two daughters, Dianne M. Fliason, Bellingham, Mass., and Elizabeth Gray, Riverview; and 11 grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

ROGERS-MOSES, PAMELA SUE, 51, of Crystal River, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003) under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Camp Atterbury, Ind., she moved to Crystal River in 1990 from Tampa. She worked for Superior Therapy and was a hair stylist for 33 years. She was an advocate for autism and other related disabilities. She was Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; three sons, Chad, Homosassa, and Roger and Andrew, both of Crystal River; two daughters, Nickole Hite, Homosassa, and Jacquelyn Rogers, Crystal River; her father and stepmother, James and Terry Hunter, Homosassa; four sisters, Jeanette Williams, Crystal River, Jerilyn Siverio, Valrico, and Kimberly and Karen Hunter, both of Houston; and a granddaughter. Brown Funeral Home, Crystal River.

RZONCA, ROBERT R., 72, of Valrico, died Thursday (July 3, 2003) at James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center. Born in Hammond, Ind., he moved to the Tampa area nine years ago from Kentucky. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Connie; three sons, Brad Collins, West Virginia, and Shawn and Todd Collins, both of Kentucky; two daughters, Laura Blaylock, Indiana, and Kimberly Stayton, Kentucky; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

VAZQUEZ, RAMON, 83, of Tampa, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003). Born in Utado, Puerto Rico, he moved to Tampa in 1988. Survivors include a son, Hector Vazquez; two daughters, Augusta Castro and Maria M. Marrero; a brother, Manuel Vazquez; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

WHITE, JOSEPHINE, 67, of Inverness, formerly of Tampa, died Thursday (July 3, 2003) at home under the care of her husband and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Geneva, N.Y., she lived in California and Nevada, moved to Tampa in 1989 and to Inverness in 1996. She worked for Nabisco in Geneva. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Floral City. Survivors include her husband, Walter; three stepchildren, Mark, Michael and Marie White, all of Warminster, Pa.; a sister, Phyllis Cannuli, Marino Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Frankie Bertino, Waterloo, N.Y., and Joseph Bertino, Binghamton, N.Y.; and three stepgrandchildren. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.

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