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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

APONTE, MADELINE, 46, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004). Survivors include her husband, Manuel; and a daughter, Elizabeth. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

ASHLEY, JAMES R. "JOHN," 84, of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at Carrollwood Care Center. Survivors include his wife, Viola; a son, John W. Ashley; two daughters, Sara A. Monfort and Rena A. Puckett; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Boza & Roel Funeral Home, Tampa.

BROUGHTON, EDITH ANGELINE, 77, of Brandon, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004). Survivors include three daughters, Ann Waters, Brenda Simmons and Lela Crist; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

CASTRO, RALPH U., 71, of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Norma L.; a son, Richard M. Castro; a daughter, Laura L. Lamb; a brother, Reinaldo L. Ayala; a sister, Hortensia Sanchez; and five grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

FAZIO, EVELYN J., 86, of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) in Sun City Center under the care of LifePath Hospice. Born in Surgoinsville, Tenn., she moved to Tampa in 1963. She was a licensed practical nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in the Intensive Pediatric Care Unit for many years and was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church, Tampa. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Edward; three sisters, Teddy May, Sarah McCown and Maudetta Nelson; five grandchildren, Angela, Diana, Christian, Shelly and Jason; and several nieces and nephews. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

GEHLSEN, JAMES H., 90, of Clearwater, formerly of Tampa and St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Montreal and came to Tampa in 1949 as a district manager for Trans Canada Airlines. He started his career with Canadian National Railroad in 1929 and moved to the newly emerging airline business in 1939, working as a station manager throughout Canada. After transferring to Tampa, he oversaw the first commercial flight of Canadians to Tampa in 1950 and retired in 1973 after 34 years with the airline now known as Air Canada. He was a 50-year member of both St. Peter's Cathedral and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, was a founding member of Florida West Coast SKAL Club, and served many years on the Tampa and St. Petersburg chambers of commerce. Survivors include two sons, Wally, Tarpon Springs, and Grant, Montreal; two daughters, Gigi M. Gehlsen, Clearwater, and Jan Jarzabski, Spring Hill; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

GOFF, EDNA MAE SAUNDERS, 85, of Brooksville, formerly of Seffner, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at home. She was born in Key West and moved to Brooksville in 1964 from Seffner. Survivors include two daughters, Georgian Daugherty, Webster, and Deborah Hogan, Bushnell; four sons, Doug, Brandon, Gene, Seffner, and Forrest and Mark, both of Brooksville; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville.

HAGAN, ROSALIE G., 93, of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004). Born in Cuba, she moved to Tampa as a child. She worked in a cigar factory, made ceramics, worked in sales, managed boarding houses and worked at a coin laundry until the age of 85. She was Catholic and a member of Christ the King Church. Survivors include a son, Charles Hagan; a sister, Carmen Holton; a brother, Richard Gonzales; two grandsons, Charles Hagan Bradley and Stuart Hagan; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

HAMILTON, JIMMY L. JR., 34, of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004). A lifelong resident of Tampa, he was a graduate of Gaither High School and the University of Tampa. He was employed by Citigroup. Survivors include his mother, Ciana Hamilton; a sister, Jennifer Lyons; his companion, Tim Hill; a nephew, Parker Lyons; and his grandparents, Jose and Dora Rojas. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

HIOTT, MARY JANE, 97, of Brandon, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004). She moved to the Tampa area in 1991 from Indianapolis. She was a homemaker and was Methodist. Survivors include a son, Jack Hiott, Riverview; a daughter, Marjorie Petticord, Martinsville, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

JONES, EDDIE LEE, 88, of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004). Born in Davisburg, Ga., she moved to Tampa more than 60 years ago. She was Baptist and was a member of St. John Progressive Baptist Church, Tampa. Survivors include a niece, Rosa Mae Brown, Whatley, Ga.; and one great-niece, Annie Davis, Tampa. Woody's Funeral Home, Clearwater.

LA BARBARA, MAXINE, 78, of Tampa, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004). Born in Lake Wales, she was a lifelong resident of Tampa. Survivors include three sons, Thomas, Peter and Bennie La Barbara; two sisters, Julia Corley and Bonnie Selph; and four granddaughters. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

PARKER, JEROME "KEITH," 57, a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004). Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Vicki; a son, Brian Parker, Dover; his mother, Willie Mae Parker, Tampa; and five brothers, Marvin Parker, Tampa, James Parker, Plant City, Ronald Parker, Snellville, Ga., and Tyrone and Woodrow Parker, both of Lutz. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

PENTEK, LOUIS C., 85, of Ruskin, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at home. He moved to Ruskin in 1973 from Cleveland. He was a member of VFW Post 6287, Ruskin. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; and two daughters, Margaret Rideout and Marie Sandidge. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

PULLARA, PHILIP "PHIL," 75, of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004). A lifelong resident of Tampa, he was the owner of Pullara and Associates Plumbing Manufacturer's Representatives. Survivors include two sons, Johnny and Tony; a daughter, Philly Langford; a sister, Josephine Kilpatrick; and eight grandchildren. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

SNOKE, EUNICE I., 83, of Tampa, died Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) at the Home Association Nursing Home. Born in Mountain Rest, S.C., she was a longtime member of Central Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, George E.; two sisters, Dorothy H. Palmer and Lillian E. Henry; four brothers, Sidney S. Henry, Fred Henry, G.B. Henry and Jack Henry; two grandchildren, Mark Davis and Cindy Hodges; and one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Hodges. Glass Funeral Home, Tampa.

STILLS, GERALDINE, 87, of Plant City, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004). Born in Georgia, she moved to the Tampa area in 1939. She was a fishing and hunting guide in Suwannee since the early 1950s. She was Mormon. Survivors include six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.

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