1. Archive


ADAMS, EDELMIRA, 67, of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 25, 2004). Survivors include two sons, Manuel G. and Charles E.; and a daughter, Ruth E. Duvall. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

BEARD, CLARENCE EDWARD, 87, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 27, 2004). He was a member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Edith; and a son, Alan. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

CHANCEY, ALEXANDER C. JR., 52, of Riverview, died Monday (Sept. 27, 2004). A lifelong resident of the Tampa area, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Palm River. He was a truck driver and a volunteer firefighter. Survivors include a brother, Bobby Chancey, Riverview; and five sisters, Eunice Parks and Edna Ressle, both of Bradenton, Iris Parrish, Palmetto, Ann Browder, Lakeland, and Barbara Chancey, Riverview. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

COLGAN, DIANA G., 51, of Lutz, died Sunday (Sept. 26, 2004) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, David; two daughters, Carissa, Tampa and Amy, Lutz; and a brother, Victor Twyman, Louisville, Ky. Blount & Curry, Carrollwood Chapel, Tampa.

CONNER, DOROTHY "DORIS", 61, of Temple Terrace, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004). A lifelong resident of the Tampa area, she retired from GTE and a was member of Temple Terrace United Methodist Church. Survivors include three brothers, Wayne, James and Fred Hamilton; two sons, Steve, Brandon, and Jeff, Jacksonville; a daughter, Vicky Rowe, Temple Terrace; and three grandchildren. Terrace Oaks Funeral Home, Tampa.

CULLARO, SAM JR., 57, a native of Tampa, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004). Survivors include three cousins, Paul Muley, Elaine Jones and Manuel Navarro Jr.; an aunt, Josephine Navarro; and an uncle, Manuel Navarro. Garden of Memories, Tampa.

FARLOW, MITCHELL LEE, 38, of Plant City, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Survivors include a son, a brother and five sisters. Basler Funeral Home, Sainte Genevieve, Mo.

FORSYTHE, ROBERT ARTHUR, 85, of Sun City Center, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004). Born in Washington, Pa., he served in the 57th Bomb Wing in the Army Air Force during World War II. He retired to Sun City Center in 1979 after a 40-year career with J.C. Penney Co. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Anne; two sons, Robert and James; a daughter, Joyce McFarland; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sun City Center Funeral Home, Tampa.

GENALDI, THERESA L. DUBE, 79, of Tampa, died Friday (Sept. 24, 2004). A Fall River, Mass. native, she was a resident of Tampa for 28 years. She was Catholic. Survivors include a son, Allen J.; two daughters, Patricia "Pat" Bennett and Elizabeth "Betty" LaRue; a brother, Hector Dube; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

HERNANDEZ, LOUIS, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 27, 2004). Survivors include a daughter, Marilu Hernandez; a brother, Miguel; and two sisters, Delia Guerra and Guillermia Garcia. Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

HITCHCOCK SR., ROBERT BEN, 64, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Sept. 28, 2004). He was born in New York. Survivors include a son, Robert Ben Jr., Miami. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, Tampa.

LYMUS, ANTHONY DALE, 72, of Valrico, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 2004). A Brooklyn, N.Y. native, he moved to the area four years ago. He was a volunteer at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Survivors include his wife, Jean Anderson; three sons, Anthony Jr., Washington, Robert, Hampton, Va., and A. Derek Lymus, Suitland, Md.; two daughters, Gaetana Spencer and Eileen Stokes, both of Valrico; three brothers, Carlyle, Omaha, Neb., Harold, Olympia, Wash., and Vernon, Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Evelyn and Miriam Knight, both of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Eileen Swerdlick, Stanford, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Riverview.

MAHURIEN, EVELYN, 88, of Thonotosassa, died Sunday (Sept. 26, 2004). Survivors include her husband, Elbert; three daughters, Joan Marie, Doris and AnnMarie; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson.

PARSLOW, JAMES "JIMMY" J., 40, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 19, 2004). Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he attended schools in New Lebanon, N.Y., and moved to Florida in 1984. He worked as a landscaper and was a truck driver for City Environmental. Survivors include two daughters, Shannon Marie and Samantha Lee; his father, Pittsfield; a sister, Robyn L. Staples; and four brothers, William H. Trong, Michael L. Trong, Gregory J., all of Pittsfield, and Robert W. Jr., New York. Dery Funeral Home, Pittsfield, Mass.

PLUMMER, WILLIAM ARTHUR, 89, of Tampa, died Monday (Sept. 27, 2004) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. Born in Tyrone, Pa., he came to Oldsmar in 1978 from Bloomsburg, Pa., and moved to Tampa two weeks ago. He was a retired vice president of an electrical supply company. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was on Iwo Jima when the historical American flag-raising photo was taken. He was a member of George Young Memorial United Methodist Church, Palm Harbor, East Woodlands Country Club, American Legion Post 44, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eureka Masonic Lodge 404, all of Northumberland, Pa.; Scottish Rite Valley of Bloomsburg, and Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Helen J.; a stepson, Daniel W. Brush, Cedarburg, Wis.; two stepdaughters, Karen McCarthy and Diane Goldsberry, Loveland, Colo.; four step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

SCHULMAN, ADAM JOSEPH, 33, of Tampa, died Sunday (Sept. 26, 2004), in a homicide. Survivors include his mother, Pat; two brothers, Fred Kelly and Kenny; and a sister, Morgan Houseman. Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services, Tampa.

TRASORRAS, RENE P., of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 25, 2004). A Tampa native, he graduated from Hillsborough High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a musician, playing the trumpet in the Navy Band, Woody Garcia's Band, Young Raymond's Band, El Conjunto Alegro Band and many other local bands in Tampa. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after more than 20 years of service. Survivors include two daughters, Serenee DeVito and Denee Van Dyke; a son, Rene J. Trasorras; four sisters, Dora Gonzalez, Olga Capaz, Mirta Rosello and Edna Trasorras; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.

WORKS, LT. COL. LE E., of Tampa, died Saturday (Sept. 25, 2004). Born in Loving, Texas, he was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He retired to Florida and began a 15-year career with Tampa Ship Repair. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick's Catholic Church and John Knox Village Catholic Community. He was also a member of the Apollo Beach Sailing Club. Survivors include three daughters, Dixie Creedon, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Susan Breaux, Boise, Idaho, and Kerry Jerris, Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Lillian Eckert, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Tampa.