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Belleair

SAUERS, DR. HARRY L., 65, of Belleair, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in St. Petersburg and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated in 1956 from St. Petersburg High School, received a bachelor's degree in 1960 from Emory University and his doctorate in 1965 from University of Florida. He served in the Navy as a general medical officer from 1965-1967. After a psychiatric residency at the University of North Carolina, he practiced in Clearwater and was a member of the Morton Plant Hospital staff. He was chief of the psychiatric section from 1974-1977 and 1984-1985, chief of the medical section (1980-1981). He was medical director 1991-1994 at Horizon Hospital. He was a member of the Southern Psychiatric Society, the Pinellas County Psychiatric Society and the Pinellas County Medical Society. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, where he served as vestryman from 1988-1991 and 2001-2003, was current president of the Casado Club and a member of the International Bromeliad Society, all in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Judy; a son, Harry IV, St. Petersburg; a daughter, Teresa Bowyer, Cary, N.C.; his mother, Marjorie Sauers Aucremann, and brother, Richard, both of St. Petersburg; and five grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

Clearwater

BERRIAN, JIMMY, 70, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004) at Cypress Palms Assisted Living Facility, Largo, under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Adel, Ga., and came here in the late 1970s. He was a roofer and a plant operator for the Pinellas County school system. He was a member of Bayview Baptist Church of Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Cinder; two sons, Wayne, Clearwater, and Romie, Valdosta, Ga.; three daughters, Mary Frances Berrian and Lawanda Baker-Rivers, both of Clearwater, and Jimmie Lee Smith, St. Petersburg; a brother, Gene, Valdosta; two sisters, Josephine Woods and Evangelist Cora Griffin, Adel; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

DAHLBERG, CHESTER AXEL, 88, of Inverness, formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004) at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born in Muskegon, Mich., he moved to Inverness in 1978 from Clearwater. He was a retired newspaper printer. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Johnson); a son, Daniel, Punta Gorda; a brother, Wesley, La Mesa, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.

DAVIS, HENRY, 75, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Whitakers, N.C., came to St. Petersburg in 1997 from Silver Spring, Md., and moved here in 1998. He retired after 31 years with the Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C. He graduated from North Carolina Central University, Durham, and earned a master's degree in 1961 from Howard University, Washington, D.C. He was a member of Eta Rho Chapter Omega Pi Phi fraternity. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Claretha; three brothers, Alfred, Brown Deer, Wis., Warren, Atlanta, and Elbert, Hawaii; a sister, Margaret Goodwyn, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Jalin Debeuneure, Clinton, Md.; and a great-grandson. Creal Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

EBERT, DOLORES D., 73, of Clearwater, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at Glen Oaks Health Care Center, Clearwater. She was born in Singac, N.J., and came here in 1978 from Little Falls, N.J. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Clearwater. Survivors include two sons, Kurt R., Wantage, N.J., and Keith, Little Falls, N.J.; a daughter, Kristie Orlando, Little Falls; a sister, Eva Mabee, Little Falls; and four grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

LINARICH, LESTER L., 73, of Clearwater, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at HarbourWood Nursing Center, Clearwater. He came here in 1989 from his native Chicago, where he retired as a letter carrier after 25 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Turner Brandon American Legion Post 7, Clearwater. He was a private pilot and a member of the Clearwater Air Park Association, an avid boater and a member of Island Estates Yacht Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include a sister, Jo Ann Shores, Scottsdale, Ariz. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

SHIELS, ANNIE MAY, 89, of Clearwater, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at Largo Medical Center. She came here in 1947 from her native Bennettsville, S.C. She was a homemaker, a 54-year member of Calvary Baptist Church and member of Clearwater Garden Club. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Sam; and three brothers and three sisters, all of Bennettsville. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Dunedin

GRANT, ROBERT H. "BOB," 86, of Dunedin, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1923 from his native Puerto Rico, where his father was a businessman, and he attended Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga. He was a salesman and worked for Clyde Mallory Steamship Lines and Eastern Airlines and retired after 35 years in the sales department of the former Food Machinery Corp., where he worked both in their Dunedin and Lakeland plants. He was active n Dunedin civic affairs and with his wife was named a Dunedin History Maker in 2000. He served on the Dunedin Marina Advisory Committee and the Dunedin Downtown Technical Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Dunedin Historical Society and with his wife was honored with the Seniors Hall of Fame award by the Dunedin Committee on Aging. He was a longtime member and former officer of North Dunedin Rotary Club, a member and past president of Sons of the American Revolution, and a member of Dunedin Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Vivien Skinner Rogers; two sons, Robert, Gladstone, Mo., and Bill, Fort Myers; two daughters, Susan Dillon, Vienna, Va., and Wendy Miles, Clearwater; a sister, Betty Pinckney, Dunedin; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Dunedin Chapel.

MASTRIANI, ALBERT, 91, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) at Marriott Stratford Court, Palm Harbor. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1971 from Suffolk, N.Y. He owned and operated a garment manufacturing company in New York and was Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Salerno and Joyce Worth, both of New Port Richey; a sister, Marie Gallaher, Palm Harbor; a brother, Louis, Boca Raton; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

Largo

CLARKE, WARING GEORGE, 88, of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at home. He was born in Plainfield, N.J., and came here in the early 1960s from New Jersey. He was a retired engineer and worked for GTE in Tampa. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the cavalry. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. Survivors include a son, Thomas L., Wellesley, Mass.; a daughter, Bonnie Clarke-Whitley, Draper, Vt.; a brother, Robert L., Bradenton; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

DeVESTERN, WILLIAM, 87, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) at Cypress Palms Assisted Living Facility, under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1994 from Franklin Square, N.Y. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include two daughters, Diane, West Chester, Pa., and Dolores Moore, Bethpage, N.Y.; a sister, Ruth Fershtman, Huntington, N.Y. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

JOHNSON, CHRISTOPHER A., 30, of Largo, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004) at home. He was born in Clearwater and was a lifelong area resident and graduated in 1991 from Seminole High School. He worked as a landscape artist at Pinecrest Place, Largo. He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo. Survivors include a daughter, Heather Nicole Johnson, Dunedin; his mother, Pat Johnson, Largo; his father and stepmother, Louis H. and Judith A. Johnson, Ormond Beach; two brothers, Kevin and Scott, both of Largo; and a nephew, Dylan Geri, Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

KING, MICHAEL B., 50, of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at home. He was born in Rock Hill, S.C., and came here in 1972 from Charlotte, N.C. He was a real estate broker and owned a real estate company for 20 years. He was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Todd M. and Matthew B., both of Seminole; his parents, Edna W. and John V., both of St. Petersburg, and a sister, Donna Horack, Charleston, S.C. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

McCLENDON, ISAAC F., 65, of Largo, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at home. He was born in Terrell County, Ga., and came here in 1956 from Dawson, Ga. He retired as caretaker for Hill Groves and was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Largo. Survivors include two sons, James C., Rochester, N.Y., and Darryl, Jacksonville; six daughters, Cassandra June and Celeste Foster, both of Atlanta, Mary McClendon, Albany, Ga., Sharon Brown, Jacksonville, Ann Sharpe, Miami, and Charlie Bell Akins, Largo; four sisters, Trudie Gardner, Los Angeles, Joyce Small, Largo, Zelma Lyons, Steelton, Pa., and Rebecca McClendon, St. Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Young's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

VERNIERI, ANTHONY C. SR., 47, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) at home. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., and came here in 1990 from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He worked as an electronics technician for Baxter Healthcare, Largo. He was a New York Air National Guard veteran, a rock music fan, and Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Vernieri, Largo; a son, Anthony C. Jr., Las Vegas; and two sisters, Madeline Gallardo, Tampa, and Angela Turk, Harriman, N.Y. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

WILSON, KEITH, 44, of Largo, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) at Cypress Palms Assisted Living Facility, Largo. He came here in 2003 from his native Rochester, N.Y., and was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Randy; his mother, Dorothy O'Connor, and a sister, Kristine. ALifeTribute Funeral Care, St. Petersburg.

Palm Harbor

FOLEY, ROSALIE V., 82, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. She was born in Collinsville, Ill., and came here in 1985 from St. Louis. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, and the secular Franciscan Order. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Hartley, Deborah Baca and Lorrie Dairda, all of Palm Harbor; a son, Gary Spicuzza, Holiday; a brother, Leonard Sperandeo, St. Louis; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

MOHLER, RUTH M., 90, of Palm Harbor, died Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004) at home. She lived in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Ypsilanti, Mich., before moving here and was active in church, Sunday school and mission work. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Mohler, and two sons, David and James; a brother, Stewart Rawson; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, Mich.

SAIA, PAUL, 85, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. He was born in Burlington, N.J., and came here in 1995 from Marlton, N.J., where he owned a dry cleaning business. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Catherine Urso, and two sons, John and Paul, all of Palm Harbor; a brother, Carmen, North Miami; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

SCHULZ, ARNOLD C., 93, of Palm Harbor, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at Manor Care Palm Harbor nursing home. He was born in Farmington, Mich., and came here in 1999 from Brookfield, Wis. He retired as an iron industry pattern maker in Detroit. Survivors include a son, Donald, Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Carolyn MacDonald, Wautoma, Wis.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Largo.

SEKERKA, JOHN J., 91, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Cleveland and came here in 1978 from Pittsburgh, where he worked as a patent draftsman for U.S. Steel. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Tampa. Survivors include three sons, Karl, Novi, Mich., Robert, Pittsburgh, and John, Laingsburg, Mich.; a daughter, Katheryn Lukitsch, Murrysville, Pa.; a sister, Mary Jamieson, Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.

Seminole

DUPERRY, CORINNE M., 82, of Seminole, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Van Buren, Maine, she came here in 1979 from Bristol, Conn. She was a homemaker and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Edmund V.; three daughters, Denise Duperry, Susan Kiszka and Mondsa Huggard, all of Bristol, Conn.; two brothers, Danny Cyr, California, and Bert Cyr, Maine; four sisters, Arlene Frenette, Bristol, Yvette Courturier, Hartford, Conn., Jeannine Lauria, Punta Gorda, and Verna Cyr, Van Buren, Maine; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.

MILLER, RANDALL R., 45, of Seminole, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004) at home. He came here in 1970 from his native Hastings, Mich. He was a computer programmer. Survivors include his wife of three years, Catherine; a daughter, Jera Miller, Seminole; his parents, Sandra and Robert Miller, Zephyrhills; two brothers, Danial Miller, Italy, and David Miller, St. Petersburg; and six nephews. National Cremation Society, Largo.

QUINN, RAYMOND J. "RAY," 51, of Seminole, died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2004) at Largo Medical Center. He came here in 1986 from his native Bayonne, N.J., where he was a police officer. He was a Naval Reserve veteran and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seminole. Survivors include a daughter, Colleen Quinn, Largo; his mother, Frances W., Pinellas Park; and three brothers, Kenneth J., Iselin, N.J., Robert J., Parlin, N.J., and Richard W., Branchburg, N.J. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.

WILSON, STUART, 89, of Seminole, formerly of Spring Hill, died Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Upper Darby, Pa., he came here in 1997 from Spring Hill. He was a retired metallurgist for U.S. Steel. He was a member of Bay Pines Evangelical Lutheran Church in Seminole. Survivors include his wife, Ileene; three daughters, Donna L. Andrzejewski, Spring Hill, Lois A. Mullen, Holland, Pa., and Deborah L. Mahon, Levittown, Pa.; six sons, Charles S., Stevens, Pa., Robert E., Chalfont, Pa., John R., Danvers, Mass., James D., North Bend, Wash., Joseph P., Penndel, Pa., and Timothy H., Bristol, Pa.; a stepson, Dennis G. Oehring, Sedona, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.

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