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Published Aug. 28, 2005

ALCOTT, DAVID K., 75, of Sun City Center, died Friday (Sept. 10, 2004). He was a retired salesman, machinist and business owner. He was an avid golfer and artist. He was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a sister, Martha Garner; two daughters, Christine L. Baptiste and Robin J.; two sons, David K., Jr. and Glenn M.; and four grandchildren. Zipperer's Mortuary & Crematory, Ruskin.

ALDRICH, MILDRED EILEEN, 88, of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 17, 2004). Survivors include her husband, Richard. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Miguel Fuentes Memorial Chapel, Tampa.

BRIM, MATTIE TYUS, 91, of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 3, 2004). Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Chapel, Tampa.

BULLARA, PAUL JR., 82, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2004). Born in Tampa, he worked at the International Bank of Tampa. He retired as a vice president of Barnett Bank after 40 years in the banking industry. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, a past member of West Tampa Optimist Club and Italian Cultural Club. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Frances; a daughter, Stella Williams; a son, Paul Bullara III; and three grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

BURROWS, THELMA R., 92, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004). Survivors include an aunt, Helen Sharp; two cousins, Hollis McCulley and Howard Sharp. Blount & Curry, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

CHANKO, JUDY A., 58, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004). Born in Torrington, Conn., she moved to Tampa several years ago and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Kristine Wills, Wesley Chapel. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.

FINI, WALTER "WALLY", 89, of Sun City Center, died Friday (Sept. 10, 2004). Born in Clinton, Mass., he moved to Sun City Center in 1990 from Hyannis, Mass. He was a salesman in the home improvement field and a World War II veteran. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, past commander of the Disabled American Veterans, as well as Veterans of Foreign Wars and past Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Pauline E.; two sons, Thomas and Michael; four daughters, Nilsa Weaver, Sussan Dies, Marina Raher and Victoria; two brothers, John and Herbert; three sisters, Nina Tisdale, Josephine Curtin and Nelda Castriata; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

HAINES, BETTY JANE, 77, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (Sept. 12, 2004). Born in Philadelphia, she moved to the area in 1987 from Cherry Hill, N.J. She was an X-ray technician, a member of the Needle Crafters Club and Ceramic club. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Maurice; two daughters, Melissa Sue Haines, New York, and Amy Ellen Loomer, Charlotte, S.C.; and two grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

LINDSEY, LAURENCE, 76, of Sun City Center, died (Sept. 15, 2004). He is survived by his wife, Theresa; a son, Laurence Jr.; two grandsons, Laurence III and Wyatt; and a brother, Robert Lindsey. Blount & Curry, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

MORGERA, CHRISTOPHER, 71, of Sun City Center, died Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2004). Born in Newark, N.J., he was a plant manager at National Manufacturing Co. of Chatam, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a son, Anthony, Belleville, N.J.; two daughters, Carmella, Phoenix and Tina, Bloomfield, N.J.; a brother, Anthony, Old Bridge, N.J.; a sister, Phyllis Armagno, Fairfield, N.J.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

PITISCI, ROSA, 93, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004). She was retired from the Hillsborough County School District and spent a number of years in the cigar industry. She was Catholic. Survivors include three granddaughters, Vivian Fiallo, Rosanne Muley and Elizabeth Blanco; four grandsons, Joe Muley, Manuel Blanco, Michael Blanco and Arthur Blanco; and seven great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Tampa.

POST, MARILYN JANICE, 79, of Temple Terrace, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) at home. Born in Winnfield, La., she was owner/operator of Gold Leaf Gallery and Framing in DeLand. Survivors include four sons, O.R. "Pete" Post III, Wake Forest, N.C., Richard Lee, Tampa, John Henry, Tega Cay, S.C. and William Holman, Boone, N.C.; a brother, Earl Stanley Smith, Ferriday, La.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Tampa.

RATTS, KENNETH R., 83, of Sun City Center, died Sunday (Sept. 12, 2004). Born in Charleston, Ill., he moved to the area in 1979 from Olean, N.Y. He was a postal inspector and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Sun City Center Radio Club, NARPI, the Sun City Center Computer Club and various square dance clubs. He also taught round dancing. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Degroff; two sons, Larry, Philadelphia, Gary, Wausau, Wis.; a daughter, Judith Roseberry, Exton, Pa.; two sisters, Anna Mae Stewart, Washington, Ill. and Barbara Swinford, Oakland, Ill.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

RIVEIRO, CILIO, 88, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004). Born in Tampa, he was an accountant and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Danny and Eddie; a stepdaughter, Sylvia; a stepson, John Monko; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Chapel, Tampa.

SCHOHN, DAVID MICHAEL, 54, of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004). He was an employee of Lenscrafters for 18 years. Survivors include his mother, Annabelle; and a sister, Judith McCracken. Marsicano-B.Marion Reed Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.

TIERNEY, MARION "MARY", 89, of Plant City, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004) Born in Bronx, N.Y., she came to the area in 1998. She was a retail clerk and a member of St. Clement Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Lawrence, Plant City and Thomas, Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Jean, N.J.; and four grandchildren. Haught Funeral Home, Plant City.

TIGGS, CORINE, 82, of Wimauma, died Wednesday (Sept. 15, 2004). Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.

TONNESEN, SUSAN, 56, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 20, 2004) at LifePath Hospice House in Sun City Center. Born in Cleveland, she graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in 1970 and married her husband, Steven, that same year. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Amy Tonnesen Goodloe, Fairfax, Va.; two sons, Christopher C., Edgewater, Md. and Scott T., Tampa; her parents, Charles and June Loraine, Sun City Center; a sister, Mary Ann Hudak, Newbury, Ohio; a brother, Charles, Newbury; and a grandson. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

UNDERHILL, DONALD BOOTH, 83, of Plant City, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004) at LifePath Hospice. Born in New York, he was a retired quality control manager for AMAX, a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, a member of ELKS and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. During one of his missions, he landed a damaged bomber with only one wing. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; and a sister, Sally Behn, Alexander, Va.. Veterans Cremation and Burial Society, Clearwater.

WELCH, JAMES R., 66, of Wimauma, died Saturday (Sept. 18, 2004). Survivors include two daughters, Tammy and Kim; two sons, Bobby and Billy; his mother, Ruth; a sister, Ruth; and seven grandchildren. Zipperer's Funeral Home, Ruskin.