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Clearwater

BAIO, ALFRED M., 93, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at Tandem Health Care at Safety Harbor. He was born in Italy and came here in 1972 from Endicott, N.Y. He was a shoemaker. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Clearwater, the Suncoast Band and the Regency Heights Bowling League. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Margaret; two sons, Gilbert A., Lutz, and Ronald J., Vestal, N.Y.; a daughter, Gloria Moulton, Leesburg; a sister, Adrianna Desantis, Endicott; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

DiCICCO, ROSE MARY, 75, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. She was born in St. Louis and came here in 1980 from East Detroit, Mich. She had been working as a cashier at Winn-Dixie for 22 years and was named the employee of the month. She was a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, and T.O.P.S. She enjoyed shopping, cooking and old romance movies. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Dominic; four daughters, Diane Bennett, Dunedin, Angela Wright, Donna DiCicco and Suzanne DiCicco, all of Warren, Mich.; two brothers, Charles Tormeno, Illinois, and Matthew Tormeno, Michigan; a sister, Phyllis Rzeszotarski, Michigan; and six grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

FREEBORN, LUCILLE W., 92, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. She was born in Lockport, N.Y., and came here in 1970 from Rochester, N.Y. She worked as a secretary and during World War II as an assembler in a defense plant. She was a member of Skycrest United Methodist Church of Clearwater, and a past matron of the OES in Belmont, N.Y. She was an avid bridge player. Survivors include a son, Douglas W. Asquith Jr., Clearwater; and a stepdaughter, Jennette Ainsworth, Redwood City, Calif. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

SWANSON, HENRY EARL, 77, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Omaha, Neb., and came here in 1995 from Santa Fe Springs, Calif. He was a retired wood crafter and a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include four daughters, Jill Maldonado, Clearwater, Mary Pratt, Largo, Charlene Kairawicz, Hudson, and Viki Wilson, Ottumwa, Iowa; two sons, John Cooper, Clearwater, and David Guyer, Rio Linda, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two nephews; and a niece. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

TRAUTMAN, E. "KARYL," 81, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Liverpool, N.Y., and came here in 1960 from Queens, N.Y. He worked as an aeronautical inspector with Sperry Co. in New York, and locally was a circulation manager for 11 years for the St. Petersburg Times. He was a Navy pilot veteran of World War II. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Genevieve; a daughter, Karen Wilcox, Tarpon Springs; a sister, Shirley Riley, Leesburg; and five nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

WESTON, VERNON C., 79, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at Mariner Health Care of Belleair. He came here in 1960 from his native Sewickley, Pa. He was a real estate salesman in Pennsylvania and Florida. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. He was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist, Clearwater. Survivors include two sisters, Lila Mae W. Thomas, Clearwater, and M. Pearl Baeuerlein, Pittsburgh; and a brother, Harold M. "Buc," Pittsburgh. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Dunedin

BAKER, JOSEPH H. JR., 71, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at home. He came here in 1991 from his native Boston, where he retired from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mission Hill, Mass., and a past commander of American Legion Post 327, Boston. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Barbara; three daughters, Debra Croteau, DeLand, Sharon Shedd, Attleboro, Mass., and Susan Baker, Salem, N.H.; two sons, Joseph H. III, Salem, and John C., Johnston, R.I.; a brother, Gerard, Johnston; three sisters, Ann J. Baker and Mary Jo Kemp, both of Boston, and Jean Murphy, Needham, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

SCHROEDER, RICHARD K., 83, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and came here in 1982 from Boston, where he retired as an electrical engineer for AT&T. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Society of Electrical Engineers and the Masonic Lodge, both in Boston. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Kay; and a son, John, Houston. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

Largo

BAUER, PHILIP, of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in New York City and came here in 1976 from Manhattan, N.Y, where he retired as an investment counselor for Professional Investments. He graduated from New York University and was an Army veteran of World War II, where he received a Purple Heart. He was a former chairman of the Mill Neck Family Organization for Deaf Children, Mill Neck, N.Y. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Largo, the Belleair Country Club, and Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. He was an avid golf, tennis and piano player. Survivors include his wife, Zita, and a son, Ben, Largo. Hubbell Funeral Home and Crematory, Belleair Bluffs.

ICKES, LAWRENCE E., 83, of Largo, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. He was born in Clarington, Ohio, and came here in 1967 from Cambridge, Ohio. He was a retired federal government inspector and an Army veteran of World War II, where he served as a technical sergeant in the 388th Bomb Squadron, 312th Bomb Group. He was Methodist. Survivors include a son, James, Largo; a sister, Helen Wiggins, Clearwater; and two grandchildren, Ian Juett, Largo, and Erik Ickes, Keyport, N.J. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

LOPEZ, EFRAIN Q. "FRANK," 77, of Holiday, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, came to Largo in 1982 from Miami and moved in 1986 to Holiday. He retired from Luria's, Holiday, after more than 20 years as a jewelry department manager. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs. Survivors include his wife, Carmen; a daughter, Carolyn Lopez, Holiday; a son, Frank, Tarpon Springs; three sisters; and three granddaughters. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Avenue Chapel, Tarpon Springs.

SENNETT, KENNETH JAMES, 73, of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 31, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. He was born in New Haven, Conn., and came here in 1973 from Orange, Conn. He was a retired print setter. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, where he received a Purple Heart. Survivors include two daughters, Beth Fortin, Shelton, Conn., and Janine Sadoski, Glastonbury, Conn.; two sisters, Caroline Zack, Branford, Conn., and Beverly Gelinas, Hamden, Conn.; his companion, Marguerite Stearnes; and four grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

Palm Harbor

MAMI, CONCETTA, 75, of Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) at Tandem Health Care. She was born in New York City. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, Atlantic City, playing bunko and bingo and cooking. Survivors include a son, Angelo, Long Island, N.Y.; five daughters, Mary Ann Noon, Suzanne Sarnicola, Diane Lawlor and Carol Ann Nappi, all of Long Island, and Angela Bellezza, Palm Harbor; two brothers, Sammy Liguori, Las Vegas, and Paul Liguori, Long Island; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

THUDIUM, RALPH M., 83, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Portland, Mo., and came here in 1985 from Falls Church, Va. He graduated from the University of Maryland and retired as a representative with Teledyne, Washington, D.C. He also retired with the rank of commander after 21 years as a Navy aviator. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite, the Elks Lodge, the Association of Naval Aviation, the Retired Officers Association, the Tail Hook Association; and the Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a daughter, Patricia Brubaker, Herndon, Va.; a sister, Helen Pfautsch, Sullivan, Mo.; and a grandson, Timothy Brubaker. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

ZEMKE, EDGAR W., 85, of Palm Harbor, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Manor Care, Palm Harbor. He was born in Chicago and came here in 1988 from Glenview, Ill. He worked as a conduit salesman and attended Bethel Lutheran Church, Clearwater. He enjoyed the outdoors. Survivors include his companion, Nancy Haugen; a daughter, Janet Zemke, Alpine, Calif.; and a granddaughter. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Safety Harbor

HODEK, ALEXANDER "AL," 89, of Safety Harbor, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1980 from his native Chicago, where he worked for Kemper Insurance. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 238, Safety Harbor. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ann; a daughter, Deborah Hodek Ahlgren, Safety Harbor; a son, Alexander M., Santa Clarita, Calif.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater.

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