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Published Sep. 1, 2005

St. Petersburg

BOLDT, BONNIE J., 73, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (July 4, 2003) at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg. Born in Peoria, Ill., she came here in 1978 from Pekin, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Petersburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and helped organize Red Cross blood drives in St. Petersburg. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Warren E.; two sons, Ralph W., St. Petersburg, and Gary P., Decatur, Ill.; two daughters, Dorothy J. Yeager and Patricia Boldt, both of St. Petersburg; and eight grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

DIODOTI, PAULINE, 84, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 3, 2003) at Grace Health Care of St. Petersburg. She came here in 1990 from her native Lawrence, Mass. She retired after 54 years as a presser and was the owner of a dry cleaning store in Andover, Mass., for three years. She was Catholic. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo and bridge. Survivors include two daughters, Grace Lahey, St. Petersburg, and Simone Marchand, North Andover, Mass.; three sons, Maurice Cormier, Oneco, Conn., Mark Cormier, Raymond, N.H., and Gary Cormier, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Clearwater.

HICKS, KATHRYN, 51, of Holiday, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at home. Born in Milwaukee, she moved to Holiday in 2000 from St. Petersburg. She was a retired customer service representative for Verizon in St. Petersburg. She was Lutheran. She was a member of Florida Wildlife Refuge in Tallahassee. Survivors include her mother, Frances Hicks, Wilmington, N.C.; and two brothers, Charles Hicks Jr. and David Hicks. Family Funeral Care, Hudson.

KRAVER, LENORE S., 86, of Tampa, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 3, 2003) at John Knox Village. She was born in Scranton, Pa., and lived in St. Petersburg for 20 years before moving to Tampa. She worked as an office manager. She was a member of the St. Petersburg Women's Club and St. Raphael Catholic Church on Snell Island and was a volunteer at St. Anthony's Hospital. Survivors include a son, Keith Kraver, East Falmouth, Mass.; a daughter, Mimi Butler, Tampa; a sister, Jeanne Williams, Fort Thomas, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.

LA ROSE, ELEANOR "ELLIE," 76, of Brooksville, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Born in Clarks Summit, Pa., she moved to Brooksville in 1972 from St. Petersburg. She enjoyed bingo. She was Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Edward La Rosa, Larry La Rosa and Paul La Rosa, all of Brooksville; a sister, Irene Bond, New York; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.

OSIECKI, GLADYS, 74, of Spring Hill, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. She was born in Illinois and moved to Spring Hill 15 years ago from St. Petersburg. She retired after 33 years with Illinois Bell Telephone Co. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Harry; four brothers, Donald Spielman, Georgia, and Dale Spielman, DeWayne Spielman and Ronald Spielman, all of Illinois; and two sisters, Juanita Kasz, Spring Hill, and Beverly Osiol, Illinois. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

TAYLOR, MARVIE LEE, 64, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 3, 2003) at Apollo Health and Rehabilitation Center. She came here in 1964 from her native Dublin, Ga. She was a domestic worker. She was a former member of 20th Street Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Melody Santos, West Palm Beach; a son, Frostie Taylor, her mother, Katie M. Jackson, and three sisters, Mary L. Jackson, Mary Dean Brown and Della Anderson, all of St. Petersburg; and seven grandchildren. Smith Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

PARKER, JOHN E. "JACK," 74, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (July 3, 2003) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. He came here in 1999 from his native Detroit, where he was a certified public accountant and a purchasing agent for Consolidated Business Forms. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, serving as a past governor and also a pilgrim. He was a member of Lealman United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ken W., St. Petersburg, and John C., White Lake, Mich.; two daughters, Sue K. Norman and Carol A. Hughes, both of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Patricia Dudas, Clinton, Mich., and Norma Clark, Portage, Mich.; a brother, Daniel, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.