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Clearwater

ARRUDA, FRANK, 79, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) at Comprehensive Healthcare at Clearwater. He was born in New Bedford, Mass., and came here in 1987 from Dartmouth, Mass., where he worked as a clothing sample cutter for Kay Windsor Corp. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Shirley Sylvia; two sons, Tom Arruda, Clearwater, and Dennis Green, Freetown, Mass.; two daughters, Kathy Santos, Palm Harbor, and Linda Sturtevant, New Bedford; a brother, August, Dartmouth; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.

BELL, ANNIE C., 76, of Clearwater, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She came here more than 50 years ago from her native Blakely, Ga., and was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Clearwater. Survivors include three sons, Alvin and David, both of Clearwater, and Charles, Dunedin; three daughters, Barbara Gatewood and Mae C. Bell, both of Clearwater, and Gwendolyn Drayton, Pensacola; three sisters, Mary Brown, Clearwater, and Frances Smith and Henri W. Perry, both of Hallandale; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

BURT, DAVID PATRICK, 53, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 7, 2003). He was born in Ferndale, Mich., and came here from Detroit, where he was a police officer. He also worked as a mold maker in a PVC manufacturing company. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and Catholic. Survivors include his companion, Anne Marie Sheloski; a son, Patrick David, and a daughter, Kelly Ann Nixon, both of Michigan; his mother, Betty Lou Burt, New Port Richey; a brother, Michael Shane Burt, and a sister, Catherine Beth Sullivan, both of Michigan; and four grandchildren. Beth David North Chapel of David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Clearwater.

COGAN, JAMES, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Lanark, Scotland, and came here in 1988 from Janesville, Wis. He was a retired construction supervisor and a Royal Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member and eucharistic minister of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and a member of the church's Men's Club and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary; a son, John, Southern, Ill.; and a daughter, Marylynn Cogan, Memphis. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

COX, DONALD E., 83, of Clearwater, died Friday (July 4, 2003) at Morton Plant Rehabilitation Center, Clearwater. He came here in 1959 from his native Warsaw, Ind., and owned and operated Don's Plumbing Service in Clearwater. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the National Guard in Warsaw and Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. He was a past president of Pinellas County Plumbers Association. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Jarvis, Clearwater; a sister, Mary Roush, Warsaw; a granddaughter, Kimberly Jarvis, and a great-grandson, Craig Turnau, both of Clearwater. Clearwater Funeral Home & Cremation Options.

CRIBBS, EARNEST GLENN JR., 71, of Odessa, formerly of Clearwater and Plant City, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) at home. He was born in Plant City and was a lifelong resident of this area, living in Plant City, Clearwater and the Pasco County side of Odessa, where he worked as a supervisor of metal fabrication for Collier Safe Co. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of First Baptist Church of Odessa. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Janet; a son, Gregory Alan, Largo; two daughters, Diane Musgrave, New Port Richey, and Robin Dechane, Simpsonville, S.C.; his mother, Edna Cribbs, and a brother, Dennis, both of Plant City; and eight grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

HENRY, ROBERT, 66, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (July 2, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here several years ago from his native Stuart and was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, Clearwater. There are no known survivors. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

HRONKIN, PATRICIA (ATTAR) "PATT," 60, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in East Chicago, Ind., and came here in 1969 from Marquette, Mich., where she was a registered nurse and established the first rehabilitation center at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a Merchant Marine nurse and veteran of the Vietnam War. She graduated from Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago, Saint Leo College, Dade City, and Nova University, Fort Lauderdale. She co-founded the Bay Area Home Health Service and was a world traveler. Survivors include a son, Thomas Rutherford, Clearwater; a daughter, Heather Rutherford, Largo; a stepdaughter, Dr. Laila Attar, Brandon; her father, George S. Hronkin, and a sister, Nancy Hronkin-Force, both of Crystal Falls, Mich.; a brother, George Hronkin, Palmer, Alaska; and a granddaughter. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

LEE, DORIS ANN, 44, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was a lifelong resident and graduated from Dunedin High School. She worked as a certified nurses assistant at Bruce Manor Nursing Home and formerly worked at Glen Oaks Health Care Center, both in Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Mickel T. Lee-Clarke, and a sister, Jannie M. Young, both of Clearwater; and three brothers, Henry Shaw and Daryl Lee, both of Clearwater, and Edward Lee, Tampa. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

MARTIN, BOB, 81, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at Highland Pines Nursing Manor, Clearwater. He was born in Three Oaks, Mich., and came here in 1996 from New Carlisle, Ind. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Annabelle; two daughters, Kathy Nickerson, Clearwater, and Deborah Rowe, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, Robert "Duke," Lakeside, Mich., and Robert "Ty," New Carlisle, Ind.; a sister, Dorothy Arend, San Diego; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

McCOLGAN, CHARLOTTE A. "NANA," 89, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at Northside Hospital & Heart Institute. She was born in Wildwood, Maine, and came here in 1955 from Braintree, Mass. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Hugh J.; a son, Hugh R. "Rick," Hudson; a daughter, Linda Logan, Pinellas Park; a sister, Christina Bishop, Largo; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Largo Chapel.

RYLANDER, LENNART, 72, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1976 from Rockland County, N.Y. He worked for the past eight years as a graphics art designer for Val-Pak, Largo, and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Presbyterian and a past commander of VFW Post 10093, Safety Harbor, and American Legion Post 238, Safety Harbor. He enjoyed reading. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Joan; four sons, Donald, St. Petersburg, Stephen and Mark, both of Tavares, and Glenn, Fort Myers; a sister, Elsie Risi, Astoria, N.Y.; a brother, Carl, Garnerville, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

WILSON, JESSIE L., 75, of Clearwater, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at home. She came here in 1959 from her native Kingstree, S.C. She worked as the cook at Sanderlin Head Start Center, Clearwater. She was a member of Mount Olive AME Church, Clearwater, where she sang in Choir 2, the Mass Choir and the J.B. Keel Choir, served as a class leader and as a member of the Auxiliary Board. She was a poll worker for precinct 529, Clearwater. Survivors include her husband, Arthur; three sons, John, Clearwater, and James and David, both of Palm Harbor; two daughters, Margaret Nelson and Mary Patrick, both of Clearwater; a brother, Luther Flagler, Hollywood, Fla.; a sister, Anna Mention, Clearwater; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Largo

BURR, DOROTHY L., 83, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 8, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. She was born in Columbia, S.C., and came here in 1983 after she retired after 45 years as a career Salvation Army officer. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Howard; a daughter, Karen Downing, North Potomac, Md.; two sons, W. Howard, Lexington, Ky., and Douglas A., Bangor, Maine; a sister, Lucile Mooneyham, Columbia; and five grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

DREWKE, ERNA, 94, of Largo, died Saturday (July 5, 2003) at home. She was born in Germany and came here in 1969 from Detroit. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church of Largo. Survivors include a sister, Clara Hain, Detroit; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

MAGEE, ADRIAN G., 25, of Largo, died Saturday (July 5, 2003) at Largo Medical Center, Largo. He was born in Clearwater and was a lifelong resident of Largo. He attended Indian Rocks Christian School and graduated in 1996 from Largo High School, where he lettered in varsity football. He placed first in track at the local, state, regional, district and conference levels in the 200 and the 4 by 100 relay. He received a football scholarship from Itawamba Community College, Fulton, Miss., and attended West Georgia University, Carrollton, Ga. He was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Ridge Crest Baptist/Agape Bible Church, Largo. He was a musician and artist. Survivors include his parents, Linda G. and Guy Jr., two brothers, Eric and Brian, and a sister, Jennifer Magee, all of Largo. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

PASCOE, RUTH B., 90, of Largo, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1958 from her native Baltimore where she worked as a secretary for Johns Hopkins University. She was a member of Seminole United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Reginald J. "Reg," and several cousins. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

SPERO, HELEN C., 79, of Largo, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) at home. She was born in Highland, Wis., and came here in 1986 from Chicago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church of Largo, the church's Women's Guild and Lutheran Women's Missionary League and the Largo Senior Center. Survivors include two sons, Samuel, Elmurst, Ill., and Michael, Gurnee, Ill.; three daughters, Valarie Blasco and Linda Gamble, both of Big Bay, Mich., and Patricia Gozzola, Littleton, Colo.; two sisters, Laura Gregory, St. Petersburg, and Gladys Dusek, Willowbrook, Ill.; three brothers, Arthur Anderson, Gladstone, Mo., Harvey Anderson, Duluth, Minn., and Gilbert Anderson, East Carondelet, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Seminole.

WADE, JEAN ANN, 62, of Largo, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at home. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

Pinellas Park

BERRY, JOHN W. JR., 67, of Port Richey, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at home. Born in Flint, Mich., he moved to Port Richey 18 years ago from Pinellas Park. He was a lawyer and served in the Army Signal Corps. He was a life master of the American Contract Bridge League and member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marilyn; three sons, John, New Port Richey, Bruce, Seattle, and Robert, York, Pa.; two daughters, Dianne West, Hudson, and Joanne Flores, New Port Richey; two sisters, Marion Tavtigian, Port Clinton, Ohio, and Sandra Theverkorn, Harrison Township, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Faupel Funeral Home, Port Richey.

ROZZO, SANDRA LEE, 37, of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) as the result of gunshot wounds. She was born in Homestead, Pa. She was an airline ramp agent, a bartender at the Green Iguana at Rocky Point and also was a nutritionist and personal trainer. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Giovanna Hano; her father, Harold D. Pool; her mother, Sandra Lee Pool, Winter Park; a brother, Paul Anthony Rozzo; and two sisters, Tracy Pash and Rebecca Pool. Banfield Funeral Home, Winter Springs.

St. Petersburg

ALIGOOD, CHARLES E., 68, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 8, 2003) at home. He came here in 1992 from his native La Crosse, Wis., where he worked in the dietary department for Gunderson Lutheran Hospital. Locally, he attended 30th Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include three brothers, the Rev. Robert L., St. Petersburg, Joseph R., Silver Spring, Md., and J. Charles, Lexington, Va.; and a sister, Lynn Aligood-Atkins, Aylett, Va. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

BOWMAN, WILLIAM MULLIGAN "BILL," 81, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at home. Born in Dayton, Md., he came here in 1979 from Fulton, Md. He was a World War II Navy veteran, having served as a machinist mate, first class. He was a carpenter and retired from the kitchen remodeling industry. He was a member of American Legion Post 41 for more than 55 years. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret; a daughter, Margaret Cook, Columbia, Md.; two sons, William, St. Petersburg, and John H., Highland, Md.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-McLeod Chapel, St. Petersburg.

GRACE, HATTIE L., 64, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at the Apollo Health and Rehab Center. She came here in 1957 from her native Amsterdam, Ga. She was a certified nurses assistant at the Fountains at Boca Ciega for 15 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Bibleway Church of God in Christ, where she served as mother of the church. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Elder S.W.; two sons, Larry and Antwan, and three daughters, Willa Barber, Brenda Grace and Evelyn Foster, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Otis C. Bostic, Pittsburgh; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

ISLER, THOMAS JOHN "TOM," 67, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (July 5, 2003) at home. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1989 from Cocoa Beach. He was a civil engineer for the federal government. He was an Army captain in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Northside Lodge 283 F&AM and the Harley Owners Group. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Paula; two daughters, Jacqueline Isler and Diane Isler, both of Michigan; a son, Kristopher John Isler, St. Petersburg; a brother, Herbert Isler Jr., Frankenmuth, Mich.; and a granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.

MORRIS, JESSIE I., 86, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 8, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Born in Paterson, N.J., she moved here in 1977 from Elmwood Park, N.J., where she was a receptionist for a furniture and carpet company. Survivors include a stepson, Richard Morris, Wayne, N.J.; and a stepdaughter, Beverly Schoenberger, West Paterson, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

PALMORE, ALLEN JR., 34, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) at Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg. He was born in St. Petersburg and was a graduate of Dixie Hollins High School. Survivors include his companion, Wendy Butler; a daughter, Tawlana Palmore, a stepson, Michael Butler, and his mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Balvin Mitchell, all of St. Petersburg; five brothers, Antiona Ferguson, Miami, Treg Palmore, Lakeland, and Mark Milton, Odell Robinson and Alfred Abrams, all of St. Petersburg; six sisters, Sherise St. Louis, Denise Humphries, Beverly Pier, Barbara Lynn, Gail Watkins and Janice Mitchell, all of St. Petersburg. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

PENN, ALVIN S. JR., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He came here in 1954 from his native Clairton, Pa. He was the former owner of Penn Real Estate in St. Petersburg. He was a lieutenant colonel and a fighter pilot in the Army Air Forces in World War II. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg and Sports Car Club of America. Survivors include a son, Justin, St. Petersburg; and a daughter, Jacque Penn, Treasure Island; and four grandchildren. C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

SICH, JAMES ANTHONY, 53, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (July 6, 2003) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area _ St. Petersburg. He came here in 1985 from his native Chicago. He was a customer service representative for International Gaming Technology in Tampa. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Gulfport. Survivors include his wife, Aldona; a son, Adam, Orlando, two daughters, Andrea Sich and Janine Sich, both of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Ron, Florissant, Mo., and Dennis, Broadview, Ill.; and a sister, Janice Sich, San Francisco. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg.

SLOCUM, RUTH T., 91, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, she came here in 1959 from Jacksonville, N.Y. She was a supervisor for JCPenney in St. Petersburg for 15 years. She was Methodist and a member of OES. Survivors include a daughter, Christina R. Slocum, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Lois Claypool, St. Petersburg, and Ethel Crow, Lostine, Ore. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

WILLIAMSON, STEPHEN, 51, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 29, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital. There are no known survivors. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

AUTENRIETH, WALTER H. SR., 78, of Seminole, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. Born in Bloomfield, N.J., he came here in 1962 from Union, N.J. He was a retired attendant of the Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Seminole. He was Protestant. He was a member of Gulf Beach Lodge 291 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Tampa and the Loyal Order of the Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include a son, Walter H. Jr., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Cathy Ann Des Chenes, San Mateo; and a granddaughter, Lauren Marie Autenrieth, St. Petersburg. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.

KAROUZ, ANTHONY, 94, of Seminole, died Tuesday (July 8, 2003) at the Vinyard assisted living facility in Seminole. Born in Providence, R.I., he came here in 1981 from East Providence, R.I. He was a restaurant owner. He was a World War II Army veteran. He attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert, Seminole, and Joseph, Bristol, R.I.; a daughter, Sandra Barilla, East Providence; three sisters, Anna Hawksley and Jeanette Nicholas, both of East Providence, and Anita Gendron, Seekonk, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

TURNER, DONALD E., 73, of Seminole, died Monday (July 7, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He moved here from his native New Castle, Pa. in 1964. A graduate of Youngstown University and California State Teachers College, he was an industrial arts and drafting teacher at Seminole High School for 27 years until his retirement in 1992. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed flying and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and Lodge of the Craft 0433 F&AM. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Doris; a daughter, Lynn Bruno, Pensacola; and two grandchildren, Robert Mattox, Tampa, and Shelby Bruno, Pensacola; and two stepgrandchildren, Michael Mattox and Jason Mattox, all of Florida. Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Clearwater.

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